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Youth: Season Round-Up

26 April 2014

A historic FA Youth Cup run was the highlight of the Stanley Youth Team's campaign in the 2013/14 season.

Stanley's FA Youth Cup campaign saw them stride past Carlisle and Ilkeston in the opening stages of the competition before conducting two monumental giant killings against West Ham and Bristol City's respective Youth teams in front of the home crowd at the StoreFirst Stadium.

A long away trip to Reading in the fifth round proved a step too far for the team against a quality opposition boasting numerous players with national caps at youth level.

Reading won 3-0 on the night, but when you consider that Reading went on to beat Liverpool in the sixth round before crashing out to Fulham in the semi's, Stanley even reaching that stage of the competition becomes a truly extraordinary achievement.

Unfortunately for Stanley, the Youth Alliance proved a tougher stage for them to collect results from, winning five of their 24 games and drawing another eight including a final day 1-1 draw against Macclesfield Town.

Below is a full list of the Youth team's results from this season:

AUGUST

Sat 10th – Rochdale – H – 0-4 LOSSSat 24th – Shrewsbury – A – 3-2 WINSat 31st – Wrexham – H – 1-1 DRAW

SEPTEMBER

Sat 7th – Tranmere – A – 0-1 LOSSSat 14th – Bury – H – 2-3 LOSSSat 21st – Fleetwood – A – 2-1 WINSat 28th – Blackpool – H – 2-4 LOSS

OCTOBER

Sat 5th(Youth Alliance Cup) – Morecambe – A – 2-3 LOSSSat 12th – Burnley – H – 1-0 WINSat 19th – Preston – A – 0-1 LOSSSat 26th – Wigan – H – 3-3 DRAW

NOVEMBER

Sat 2nd – Morecambe – A – 3-1 WINWeds 6TH(FA Youth Cup) – Carlisle – H– 3-1 WINSat 16th – Carlisle – H – 1-1 DRAWTue 19th(FA Youth Cup) – Ilkeston – A – 1-0 WINSat 23rd – Burnley – A – 1-1 DRAW

DECEMBER

Sat 7th – Preston – H – 5-1 WINTues 10th(FA Youth Cup) – Wham – H – FAYC – 1-1 (2-1 AET)

JANUARY

Tue 14th(LFA Pro Youth Cup) – Blackpool – H – 1-4 LOSSSat 18th – Wigan – A – 1-1 DRAW

FEBRUARY

Tue 4th(FA Youth Cup) – Bristol City – H – 4-1 WINWed 12th(FA Youth Cup) – Reading – A – 0-3 LOSS

MARCH

Sat 1st – Blackpool – A – 1-3 LOSSSat 8th – Bury – A –  0-0 DRAWSat 15th – Walsall – A – 0-0 DRAWSat29th – Morecambe – H – 0-2 LOSS

APRIL

Sat 5th – Port Vale – A – 0-1 LOSSTues 8th – Carlisle – A – 1-2 LOSSSat 12th – Oldham – H – 0-2 LOSSTues 15th – Fleetwood – H – 0-1 LOSSThurs 17th – Macclesfield – H – 1-1 DRAW

Alongside the results there have also been other successes off the field for the Youth team including James Jenkins, Liam Goulding and Luke Greaves earning professional deals at the club as well as Connor Mahoney earning a professional deal at Blackburn Rovers. Alongside this, a number of the players have been involved with the first team squad across the course of the season.

On behalf of the Youth Media Team we thank you for your support this season and we hope you have enjoyed the coverage we have provided across the season.

We look forward to welcoming you back next season and in the meantime, any Youth team updates will be on our official twitter feed, @ASFCyouth.


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