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14 December 2017 Venue Weston Homes Community Stadium Attendance

Kick off 19:00 (UK)

Colchester United
2 - 0
Crewe Alexandra
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Match Reports

FA Youth Cup Report: Colchester 2-0 Crewe

14 December 2017

Crewe Alexandra Under 18's crashed out of the FA Youth Cup at the third round stage after a 2-0 defeat to Colchester United in Essex.

Ollie Sims & Noah Chilvers goals either side of half time proved enough for the hosts, who play in category two of the academy system - the same level as Crewe.

Oli Harrison had a chance for Crewe early on, but Rob Howard & Callum Jones both saw efforts drop just wide for Colchester around the half hour mark as the home side began to build some pressure.

Sims curled a beauty into the top corner on the 38 minute mark to gain the lead, but the Alex fought back in the second half in search of an equaliser.

Regan Griffiths forced home goalkeeper Harry Seaden into a smart stop just after the break, before substitute Challis Johnson had a goal disallowed for offside when he turned home a loose ball after an initial shot came back off the post.

Crewe pushed men forward inside the final ten minutes in desperate search of a leveller, but Colchester sprung away on the counter-attack with five minutes remaining for Chilvers to coolly slot home to make the game safe at 2-0.

The U's have set up a home tie with MK Dons in round four after they beat Cardiff City.

Crewe: Booth, T.Johnson (C.Johnson), Harrison, Sass-Davies, Adebisi, Offord, Lynch (c), Griffiths, Hurst, Walsh, Nunn

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Ticket News

FA Youth Cup: Colchester Tonight

14 December 2017

Crewe Alexandra's Under 18's travel to Colchester United on Thursday 14 December in their FA Youth Cup Third Round tie, kick-off 7pm.

Like Crewe, the U's compete in the Professional Development League 2, with the clash set to be an even encounter between two very competitive academy sides.

The Alex progressed with a 4-0 midweek victory against Evesham to make it through to the next stage of the competition, having previously defeated Handsworth Parramore in Round One.

The U's beat Cheshunt and Bishop's Stortford to reach the Third Round.

Tickets for the encounter at The Weston Home Community Stadium are priced at £7 adults, £5 concessions, £3 U14's & £1 U8's.


Colchester United v Crewe Alexandra

FA Youth Cup Third Round, Weston Homes Community Stadium

Thursday 14 December, 7pm

Ticket Details  
Adult £7
Concession £5
Under 14 £3
Under 8 £1

Tickets are available to purchase on the night only in Colchester.

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