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Under-18s Preview: Morpeth Town (H)

13 November 2019

The Iron's Under-18 side return to action eight days after progressing past Notts County in the FA Youth Cup, this time facing Morpeth Town at the Sands Venue Stadium for a place in Round Three (kick-off 7pm).

Club News

Iron U18s to face Morpeth in FA Youth Cup second round

8 November 2019

The winners of the Round Two tie will be rewarded with a trip to West Bromwich Albion in the next stage of the competition.

SCENE-SETTER

The side head into the encounter off the back of a hard-fought 1-0 victory against their Notts County counterparts at Meadow Lane in Round One of the FA Youth Cup.

The match went to extra time, with Raynner Silva scoring direct from a corner to ensure passage through to face Morpeth Town in the second round at the Sands Venue Stadium. Aside from that fixture, the Iron haven't played in four weeks in the EFL competitions, with four fixtures across the Youth Alliance League and Cup all falling victim to the weather.

Morpeth Town Under-18s come into the game having beaten Chester City 1-0 in the last round to get to this stage.

It will be the side's sixth match in this season's competition after having to begin from the First Qualifying Round. They saw off Guisborough Town with an 11-0 away win to kick things off, before getting past Spennymoor Town in the Second Qualifying Round with a 3-1 win away from home.

The Highwaymen were finally drawn at home in the Third Qualifying Round, brushing aside Workington 9-1 before advancing to the First Round Proper after a comfortable 4-0 win over AFC Fylde.

TEAM NEWS

The United side have had eight days recovery from their last encounter which went to extra time and the team will be eager to continue their winning run and stretch it to four straight wins in all competitions.

Joey Dawson came off with a calf injury in that win, and will be assessed ahead of the game, with a number of players all feeling the effects of the effort put in at Meadow Lane, but have had ample time to be ready for the latest tie.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Ben Crosher remains sidelined through injury.

LAST LINE-UP: Collins, Baker, Lobley, Wilson, Barks, Kemp, Shrimpton, Dawson (D Gallimore, 66), L Gallimore (Virgo, 66), Jessop (Wilkinson, 115), Silva.

SUBS NOT USED: Chadli.

ELSEWHERE IN THE FA YOUTH CUP ROUND TWO

Tuesday, November 5th
Walsall 0-3 Fleetwood Town
Bristol Rovers 2-1 AFC Sudbury

Monday, November 11th
Carlisle United 2-3 Bradford City (AET)
Uxbridge 3-4 Newport County

Tuesday, November 12th
Curzon Ashton 3-2 Oldham Athletic

Wednesday, November 13th
Crewe Alexandra v Grimsby Town (7pm)
Mansfield Town v Rotherham United (7pm)
Burton Albion v Bolton Wanderers (7pm)
Cheltenham Town v Portsmouth (7pm)
Barnet v Cambridge United (7.30pm)
Lincoln City P-P Wrexham (7.45pm)
Ware v Maidenhead United (7.45pm)

Thursday, November 14th
Dulwich Hamlet v Forest Green Rovers (7pm)

Friday, November 15th
South Shields v Hartlepool United (7pm)
Shrewsbury Town v Sunderland (7pm)

Saturday, November 16th
Ipswich Town v Exeter City (2pm)
Stevenage or Brentwood v Peterborough United (7pm)

Monday, November 18th
Hanworth Villa v AFC Wimbledon (7.30pm)
Croydon v Bath City (7.45pm)

Tuesday, November 19th
Colchester United v Oxford United (7pm)


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