Following their 5-2 victory in round one against Berks & Bucks FA our Under 18 players will now travel to Newton Abbot to play Devon FA on Saturday, 23rd November.
Devon promise to be formidable opponents. They beat London 6-2 away at Bromley in round 1, after going 3 goals up in the first 11 minutes.
We last played Devon in October 2015, also away in the second round FA County Youth Cup, having received a bye in the first round. A quote from my report of the match said, “We eventually won a thrilling match by 6-3, a margin which didn’t do justice to the efforts of the home side.”
Memories of that match include an outstanding display by Keegan Cole, who was named “Man of the Match” by the Devon FA Media Box, an inspiring captain’s performance by Ciaron Brown (who has since achieved international recognition) and the tremendous pressure that Devon put us under for 20 minutes in the second half, while we hung on to a narrow 4-3 lead.
We went on to reach the quarter final that season. We beat Suffolk 2-0 in round 3 at AFC Sudbury but then lost to eventual finalists Sussex at Lancing, on penalties, after a goalless draw.
Our squad for 23rd November is:
Albi Balaj - Hanwell Town
Bryant Okono-Bilongo - Hanworth Villa
Connor Manning - Hanworth Villa
Declan Skura - Hanworth Villa
Eric Negraru - Uxbridge
Felix Amoah - Edgware Town
Harry Cawdron - Hanworth Villa
Hassan Habimana - Hanworth Villa
Jack Warburton - Wealdstone
Kahlil Francis - Edgware Town
Kevin Nyarko - Hanworth Villa
Lendell Stewart - Hanwell Town
Michael Koscien - Edgware Town
Ryan Morgan - Wealdstone
Teo Kurtaran - Hanworth Villa
Trevan Robinson - Hanwell Town
Tyler Payne - Hanwell Town
The following players have been placed on standby:
Adam Haggag - Uxbridge
Adam Holder - Hayes & Yeading United
Ali Sohrabi - Uxbridge
Barca Mirtahmasebi - Hayes & Yeading United
Eisa Azab - Edgware Town
Jayde Crotty - Wealdstone
Joe Mills - North Greenford United
Lonit Talla - Uxbridge
Ronan Hutchins - Harefield United
Seb Drozd - Uxbridge
Servett Bala - Magix Youth
The team and officials will be travelling to Devon by coach on Friday, 22nd November and staying overnight at The Passage House Hotel, Kingsteignton. The party will return home immediately after the match.
The match venue is:
Devon County FA
The match will kick off at 1pm.