Bury Town Under-18s cause huge FA Youth Cup upset

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BURY Town Under-18s claimed a huge scalp in the FA Youth Cup on Wednesday night, knocking out Cambridge United.

The Blues have a good record in the competition, facing the likes of Nottingham Forest in the third round and Charlton Athletic in the second round.

They travel to Enfield 1893 in the third qualifying round, week commencing Monday, October 15.

Callum Finch headed Bury in front on the stroke of half-time, and although the U’s levelled soon after the interval, Liam Wales and Ryan Taylor were both put through to clinch a glorious victory.

Bury Town boss Richard Wilkins said: “Every player played well – it was a fantastic achievement.”

Meanwhile, Needham Market 
Under-18s also advanced to the third qualifying round with a 4-2 success over their Woodbridge Town counterparts.

George Clarke fired the Marketmen in front, but Woodbridge scored either side of the break to take the lead.

Matty Poxon drilled in an equaliser, before Needham staged a late charge to seal the passage to an away tie at Wroxham — also week commencing October 15 — thanks to goals from Elliott Crowe and Poxon.

Former Manchester City player Kevin Horlock, now boss of the young Needham side, posted on Twitter: “Really proud of Needham winning 4-2 in the FA Youth Cup. Not had this buzz for years.”