Wiltshire Youth Cup - Semi-Final spot achieved by MYFC U18's

Written by Neil Goodwin on .

 

Marlborough Youth U18's claimed a semi-final place in the Wiltshire Youth Cup on Sunday in a tense and exciting quarter final away at Warminster.  4-1 down after 35 minutes it looked like the Marlborough lads would suffer their first defeat of the season.  

 

However, thanks to a great headed goal by Jacob Gumm just before half time they went into the break just 2 goals down.  A gritty second half performance saw them pull the game back to 4-4 and go into extra time, and on to win 5-4 thanks to a James Handley goal.

An action packed game saw 2 penalties for Warminster, one converted and one saved superbly by the outstanding Ben Drewett, who went on to make 5 or 6 great saves, and kept Marlborough in the match.  James Handley scored a hat trick, his second in the cup run, all taken well. Elliot Smith also scored at the back post and Marlborough missed 4-5 good chances through the game.

Marlborough Youth U18's remain unbeaten this season and go through to the county cup semi-finals.  They are top of Division 2 of the North Wilts League with 6 games to go."

 

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