As a result of their convincing 14-0 home win against Wiltshire FA in Round 2 of the competition, the Middlesex FA Under-18 players are set to travel to Liverpool for their next game in the FA County Youth Cup.
Following the postponement due to a waterlogged pitch on the date originally chosen for the match, it will now be played on Saturday 5th January 2019, at the Liverpool FA headquarters at Walton Hall Park. The kick-off is scheduled for 1.00 pm.
Liverpool FA, who beat West Riding FA 6-2 at home in Round 2, will be formidable opponents, especially on their home ground.
The last time that we played Liverpool was more than 10 years ago, on 12th January 2008, in the quarter-final of the competition. This game, which we won 3-0, was also played at Walton Hall Park. We stayed at the Suites Hotel, Prescot, on the Friday evening preceding this match. I hope that this is a good omen, as we are staying at this hotel again this year.
Unfortunately, we exited the competition in the semi-final in 2008, losing 1-4 at home to Cambridgeshire.
Manager John Fletcher has selected the following squad:-
Caolan Doyle (Northwood FC)
Lewis White (Harefield United FC)
Femi Azeez (Wealdstone FC)
Miles Dumba (Wealdstone FC)
Mason Tunbridge (Enfield Town FC)
Michael O’Neill (Hayes & Yeading United FC)
Jonti Purdon (Wingate & Finchley FC)
Ricardo Matos (Wingate & Finchley FC)
Ruben Carvalho (Wingate & Finchley FC)
Radu Stefanoaica (Uxbridge FC)
Jamie Fulton (Northwood FC)
Sukru Yildiz (Potters Bar Town FC)
Efraim Difuamna-Hyingi (Hanwell Town FC)
Oliver Lawford (Northwood FC)
Jacob Adeyemi (Wingate & Finchley FC)
Babjide Shittu (Hanwell Town FC)
The following players have been put on standby:-
Felix Amoah (Hendon FC)
Simeon Olarein (Wingate & Finchley FC)
Loic Evangoepossi (Potters Bar Town)
Reece Mallett (Harefield United FC)
Kyran Worrell (Northwood FC)
Joe Ringer (Wealdstone FC)
Isaac Ogundere (Hayes & Yeading United FC)
Josh Penemo (Hayes & Yeading United FC}
Patrick Connolly (Hendon FC)
Luke Massingham (Wealdstone FC)
Oliver Regan (Potters Bar Town FC)
Eisa Azab (Hendon FC)
John Gill (Soccer Chance Academy)
Liam Bakry (North Greenford United FC)
The coach for Liverpool departs from Hillingdon Tube Station at 12 noon and from Uxbridge FC at 12.15pm on Friday 5th January 2019.
The full address of the ground is Walton Hall Park, Walton Hall Avenue, Liverpool, L4 9XP.
To ensure that the match goes ahead this time, Liverpool FA have arranged for a 3G pitch to be available, if required.