Young Terriers knocked out of Cup
TOWN U21s 0 READING 1
Young Terriers knocked out of
A late goal in extra-time knocked Town’s Development Squad out of the Under-21 Premier League Cup at the Quarter-Final stages of the competition at the John Smith's Stadium this afternoon.
In a game of few chances it was Reading’s Jack Stacey that dealt the knockout blow to Frankie Bunn’s side in the dying seconds of the game.
Town started the game with one overage player in the side – that being Anthony Gerrard. There was also the likes of Lloyd Allinson, Duane Holmes and Philip Billing in the starting XI – all who have been in and around the First Team squad.
It was a cagey Cup tie and neither side could fashion anything in the way of chances during the 90 minutes of normal time.
Reading – who included First Team players Hope Akpan and Jem Karacan - is the current holders of the competition, and the visitors looked determined to try and progress further and keep hold of their trophy.
And just as the game looked destined to be decided by penalty kicks until Stacey popped up with the winning goal – scoring past Allinson to send the Royals in to the Semi-Finals.
Next up for Bunn’s side is a home fixture in the League against Sheffield Wednesday where the young Terriers will look to banish the memory of this late Cup exit.
Lloyd Allinson, Joe Wilkinson, Will Boyle (c), Duane Holmes, Anthony Gerrard, Joe Wright, Sondre Tronstad, Philip Billing, Regan Booty, Ben Holmes, Rekeil Pyke (Flo Bojaj, 91)
Ed Wilczynski, Jack Boyle, Jamie Spencer, Nathaniel Pells