FA Youth Cup - Fifth Round Draw

Last updated : 30 January 2008 By Thetashkentterror
The big prize
Two goals from Rhys Henry helped the Shrimpers into the last sixteen as they defeated Stoke City 3-1 in front of 1,004 spectators at Roots Hall tonight. James Lindie scored the first goal for the home side on four minutes though before Marc Grocott equalised for the Potters from the penalty spot just after the half-hour mark.

Southend belied playing a team from a division above throughout and they regained the lead when Henry netted from a deflected free-kick with 54 minutes on the clock. Henry then more or less ending the tie as a spectacle when a clearance from Stoke goalkeeper Danzelle Hamilton pinged back off his body and flew back into the City net with ten minutes to go.

So, the Shrimpers now face Carlisle in the fifth round at Brunton Park having, like the young Blues, fought through four rounds to make it to the last sixteen. Southend having beaten Croydon Athletic 3-1 at home, won 7-3 at home to Barnet, beaten Derby 4-1 at home, and then seen off Stoke City 3-1 in their run of four home fixtures in the FA Youth Cup this season.

Strikers James Lindie and Rhys Henry are the dangerman for Southend when they visit Brunton Park for the big round five clash on Wednesday the 30th of January. Hopefully though Carlisle can repeat their heroics of the last stage of the competition when they won 2-1 away to Manchester United and make it another great night to remember for youth team football at the club.

Fifth Round Proper Draw In Full :

Plymouth Argyle v Birmingham City (28/01)

Sunderland v Liverpool (13/02)

Aston Villa v Ipswich Town (30/01)

Chelsea v Leicester City (31/01)

Charlton Athletic v Swindon Town

Carlisle United v Southend United (30/01)

Port Vale v Tottenham Hotspur (13/02), previously postponed on 17/01

Bristol City v Manchester City (12/02)

*Ties to be played by Saturday the 2nd of February

Fourth Round Results :

Portsmouth 1-2 Plymouth Argyle (22/01), previously postponed on 15/01

Bristol City 2-1 Leeds United (16/01)

Manchester United 1-2 Carlisle United (16/01), at Northwich Victoria FC

Swindon Town 2-0 Middlesbrough (29/01), previously postponed on 16/01

Southend United 3-1 Stoke City (17/01)

Sunderland 2-1 Macclesfield Town (16/01)

Bolton Wanderers 2-3 Port Vale (08/01), a-e-t, 2-2 after 90 minutes

Colchester United 0-1 Aston Villa (16/01)

Ipswich Town 3-1 Watford (16/01)

Charlton Athletic 6-0 Sheffield United (16/01)

Leicester City 3-2 Crystal Palace (08/01), a-e-t, 2-2 after 90 minutes

Birmingham City 3-1 Preston North End (16/01), at Solihull Moors FC

Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Chester City (08/01)

Liverpool 1-0 Arsenal (29/01)

Reading 1-3 Manchester City (23/01)

Chelsea 4-0 Shrewsbury Town (17/01), at Brentford FC

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