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FA YOUTH CUP: TOWN TO HOST FULHAM

10 November 2017

Date of the game to be confirmed in due course

- FA Youth Cup Third Round draw made
- Town to host Fulham at the John Smith's Stadium
- Exact date of the game to be confirmed

Huddersfield Town’s Under-18 side will host Fulham in the Third Round of this season’s FA Youth Cup.

The draw for the Third Round was made at Wembley Stadium on Friday 10 November 2017, pitting Leigh Bromby’s table-topping Terriers against the Cottagers at the John Smith’s Stadium.

The exact date of the game will be confirmed in due course, but must be played before 16 December 2017.

The tie is a tough one for the young Terriers, with Fulham currently sitting third in the early U18 Premier League South table.

The two sides met in the Sixth Round of the competition as recently as the 2013/14 campaign at Craven Cottage, with Fulham coming out as 2-1 winners in a fiercely contested game before going on to reach the final.

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Launched in 1952, the FA Youth Cup is the premier competition in Under-18 football.

Unusually for Under-18 games, all FA Youth Cup matches are played at First Team stadia, although some clubs nominate another league-standard ground to play their home games.

There are no replays, so games are decided on the night with use of extra time and penalties if necessary.

Town’s youngsters were defeated at the Third Round stage last season, with AFC Wimbledon winning 2-1 at the John Smith’s Stadium.

The Club’s best performance saw the Under-18s finish runner-up in the competition in the 1973/74 season, losing 2-1 on aggregate to Spurs over the two-legged final.

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