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The Verdict: FA Youth Cup – Aston Villa 4-2 Swansea City

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The Verdict: FA Youth Cup – Aston Villa 4-2 Swansea City

Game details 

Match: Aston Villa U18s v Swansea City U18s
Date: Tuesday 11th December 2018
Competition: FA Youth Cup
Venue: Villa Park


Sinisalo, Burton, McConnachie, Walker, Ige, Revan, Wright, Vassilev, Archer (Pressley, 82), Ramsey, Odutayo (Farr, 78). UNUSED SUBS: Onodi, Patterson, Tait.

Scoring summary 

Wright 2, Erickson (og) 42, Ramsey 45, 56

Evans 67, Reed 87

YouthCupSwansGoalStory in brief

Aston Villa U18s made it through to the Fourth Round of the FA Youth Cup after an impressive 4-2 victory over Swansea City U18s in B6.

The claret and blues, managed by David Hughes, showed fantastic intent throughout and were rewarded with an attacking masterclass.

Tyreik Wright opened the scoring on two minutes as he finished at the far post but it could have been level pegging two minutes later when Dominic Revan conceded a penalty.

Thankfully, Viljami Sinisalo was at his very best to keep out a penalty – and rebound – from Mason Jones-Thomas.

The hosts made the Swans pay for the miss with a double before the break – Ben Erickson scoring an own-goal and Jacob Ramsey finishing a wonderful flowing break forward.

Ramsey scored the goal of the night on 56 minutes as he flashed home a 20-yard stunner after a terrific backheel bit of skill from Colin Odutayo.

It wasn’t plain sailing for the Young Lions, who conceded two in the final 25 minutes, but it was enough to ensure progress in the competition.

Royal approval

Victory over Swansea City has now ensured a Fourth Round clash with Reading.

The Royals beat Cambridge United 3-1 at the Abbey Stadium in tonight’s encounter.

The tie must be played by Saturday 19th January.

RamseyYCGoalTop tekkers

Jacob Ramsey had a stunning evening – and he scored a stunning goal in the 4-2 victory.

His second on the night was a terrific team goal as we broke quickly and ferociously from our own half.

The ball eventually reached Colin Odutayo on the right who backheeled with his first touch right into the path of Ramsey, who fired sensationally past Nathan Shepperd.

Definitely one to remember!


Paul Brown
By @paulbrownavfc 11th December 2018