Aston Villa’s Under 18 side narrowly lost out to Bury in yesterday’s FA Youth Cup clash at Gigg Lane and we miss out on a tie with Birmingham City in the process.
Bury were clearly the underdogs in the game, as they admit themselves going into the fourth round clash, but having reached the fourth round for the first time since 1966 they had far more to cheer that we did unfortunately.
The half time score was goalless with both sides having had reasonable chances to take advantage, but it wasn’t until the second half that Villa actually tested Bury’s keeper, and sadly for us he pulled off a triple save and Bury finally took home advantage finding the net in the 55th minute and we couldn’t battle back.
Boucher, Walker, Williams, J Birch, Bazeley-Graham, Revan, Odutayo, Brunt, Sea, Ramsey, Vassilev.
Ricketts, Pressley, M Birch, Stretch, Rowe.
Under 18 head coach David Hughes told the Official Site post game.
‘We can’t deny that we are bitterly disappointed to be out of the competition. Fair play to Bury. But for us we were disappointed not to take the chances that presented themselves in the game. Even when we were 1-0 down, we still felt we had the opportunities to get ourselves back into the match. The boys will have to learn from this, and also learn that when they play for a club like this, opposition sides will relish the big occasion to try and beat them. We will now move forward and try and get back on track on league duties.’
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