Match Preview: County Youth Challenge Cup

County Youth Challenge Cup @ Brocton FC, Tuesday 25th April.

County Youth Challenge Cup

  • Burntwood Dragons U17 vs Blurton Arrows U17
  • Tuesday 25th April – 7:00pm
  • Brocton FC, Silkmore Lane, Stafford, ST17 4JH
  • Adults £4.00 / Concession £2.00 / U16s Free

Burntwood Dragons
Under the Management of Stephen Partron and his coaching team of Neil Jelley and Jacob Allen, the team in red have been playing some good football in recent years being former U16s Staffordshire Cup champions and have made a good start to their U18s Premier League season. Their home matches are played at Copy Nook Playing Fields. In this cup competition defensively, the Dragons have shown their worth with only conceding 5 goals on the route to the final with 2 high scoring matches despite being away from home. This will provide confidence to the Dragons as they look to add the County Youth Challenge Cup to their trophy cabinet.

Burntwood Dragons’ Route To The Final 
1st Round: Cresswell Wanders 1 – 9 Burntwood Dragons 
2nd Round: Burntwood Dragons 2 – 1 Hednesford Town 
3rd Round: Perkridge Juniors 1 – 7 Burntwood Dragons 
Quarter-Final: Burtnwood Dragons 2 – 2 Shelfield United (Pens – 3 – 1)
Semi Final: Florence Youth 0 – 4 Burntwood Dragons 

Blurton Arrows
Blurton Arrows will be aiming high with their confidence up too. The Blurton team have only conceded 5 goals on the route to the final and have been able to show their attacking strength too as they have had 2 games with a 6 and 7 goals scored. Blurton are in a very good standing in their domestic League of the North Staffs Youth League and are chasing down the league leaders. A league and cup double is definitely in their sights. The team in Blue from Wellbeing Park aren’t a team to take lightly and have great talent in their squad that has got them into this final.

Blurton Arrows’ Route To The Final
1st Round: Blurton Arrows 7 – 1 Wedgwood Youth 
2nd Blurton Arrows 2 – 1 Leek Town 
3rd Round: BIlbrook Juniors 1 – 6 Blurton Arrows 
Quarter-Final: Blurton Arrows 2 – 1 Milton United Juniors 
Semi- Final: Blurton Arrows 3 – 1 Hawkins Sports Juniors 

Match Officials
Referee:  Josh Cattell
Assistant 1: Jack Roobottom
Assistant 2: Kai Paxton
4th Official: Stuart Allen

Match Programme
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