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15 December 2017

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Watch Town’s Under-18s on Friday evening at the John Smith’s Stadium

- Town’s Under-18s face Fulham in the FA Youth Cup
- Supporters can cheer on the Young Terriers for just £4
- Match takes place on Friday 15 December; 7pm kick-off

Huddersfield Town’s Under-18s will face Fulham in the Third Round of the FA Youth Cup on Friday 15 December 2017.

The match will take place at the John Smith’s Stadium and kick-off at 7pm. Supporters can attend the cup tie for £4 for adults or £2 for concessions and will be able to watch the game in the North End of the Revell Ward Stand Lower Tier.

Leigh Bromby’s Under-18s currently sit second in the Under-18s Professional Development League North table behind Bolton Wanderers on goal difference, however, the Young Terriers do have a game in hand.

Town’s Under-18s will head into the game on the back of suffering one defeat in six matches; winning four of them.

In the last outing the youngsters beat Crewe Alexandra 3-2 and you can watch highlights below courtesy of #HTTV!

FA Youth Cup opponents Fulham currently sit fourth in the 12-team Under-18 Premier League South table – with 19 points from 11 matches.

Coached by Steve Wigley, the Young Cottagers come into the game without a win in their last four outings – drawing all four.

However, they have only been beaten twice this season – losing to Aston Villa and Chelsea 3-0 and 6-1 respectively.

Fulham’s Under-18s squad boasts a number familiar names starting with Julian Schwarzer – the son of Mark Schwarzer – who is one of two young ‘keepers on the books at the London-Club.

Twin brother of left-back Ryan Sessegnon, Steven, could also feature – he has made two First Team appearances this season in the Carabao Cup.

Not only this but the squad also includes Elias Frei - brother of former Fulham Academy product Kerim and Timmy Abraham – the brother of Tammy who is on loan at Swansea City from Chelsea.

The winner of the match will travel to either Swansea City or Chesterfield in the Fourth Round.

The prestigious FA Youth Cup competition was launched in 1952 and is the premier competition in Under-18 football.

There are no replays, ties are decided on the night with teams facing a penalty shoot-out should the scores remain level after normal and extra-time.

Every year the Youth Cup draws good crowds as spectators look to get a glimpse of the future stars at their club. Players such as Paul Gascoigne, David Beckham, Michael Owen and George Best have been involved in winning sides over the years with Chelsea being the most potent force having won five of the last seven Youth Cup titles.

Town’s involvement in the competition last season ended in the Third Round as Tony Carss’ side was defeated 2-1 by AFC Wimbledon. Cedwyn Scott, who is now an Under-23, was on the scoresheet.

The last time the two sides met in the FA Youth Cup was in 2014 when the Young Terriers were beaten 2-1.

Fulham’s side that year included Celtic striker Moussa Dembélé and was beaten in the Final of the competition by Chelsea 8-5 over two-legs.

If you can’t attend the match, then follow @htafcAcademy on Twitter for live updates.

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