Youth team through to Semi-Final
Vauxhall Motors await them in Cheshire County Youth Cup
Cheshire FA Youth Cup Quarter Final:
Witton Albion Youth 2 Unicorn Athletic JFC Under 19's Dragons 1.
Witton's Youth team progressed through to the Semi Finals of the Cheshire FA Youth Cup on Sunday afternoon, beating Unicorn Athletic Under 19's Dragons in a close game at Moss Farm.
The hosts dominated the first half and deservedly took the lead, when Robbie Hatton who had trained with the first team this week raced onto a ball over the top on 20 minutes and slotted home with aplomb.
A constant threat from set pieces, Witton should have been at least 2 or 3 to the good at half time as Tom Rushworth grazed the bar and several good chances went begging. They had to settle for a 1-0 interval lead.
The home side made a sluggish start to the second half as the visitors fought back strongly. A quite brilliant save by Albion keeper Joe Walker kept it at 1-0 only for the equaliser to arrive on 55 minutes.
Witton started to assert their dominance in the later stages and as Extra Time looked likely, a corner superbly delivered by Ellis Carter was headed powerfully home from 8 yards by Captain Ronan Eves on 83 minutes.
In a frantic finish, the visitors who had reached the Quarter Finals in the last 3 seasons struck the post but Witton held on to see the game out.
Witton will meet Vauxhall Motors Under 18's on Sunday, March 11th for a place in the final. The Semi Final is away from home with an 11am kick off.
Match report supplied by John Salmon - Witton Albion Director of Football Development.
Dukinfield Youth JFC U16 Green 7 - 0 Heswall U16 Colts
Witton Albion FC (Youth) 2 - 1 Unicorn Athletic JFC U19 Dragons
Nantwich Town FC U17 4 - 1 Stockport Georgians U17
Cheadle & Gatley Junior U17 Corinthians 2 - 3 Vauxhall Motors FC U18 B
After Extra Time (2 - 2 after 90 mins)
11/03/18 14:00 Dukinfield Youth JFC U16 Green VS Nantwich Town FC U17
11/03/18 11:00 Vauxhall Motors FC U18 B VS Witton Albion FC (Youth)
Read more at http://www.cheshirefa.com/cups/2017-2018/youth-cup/fixtures#semi-final#bRWwT4Z9wuEzpfD1.99