FA Youth Cup Fifth Round Update: Liverpool Under-18's v Southend United Under-18's

Last updated : 04 February 2011 By westfield shrimper

The FA Youth Cup Fifth Round sponsored by E.ON

The Shrimpers Under-18's are to play Academy side Liverpool;s Under-18 team in the fifth round of the F.A. Youth Cup Monday, February 14th, at Anfield, kick-off 19.00.

This is the reward for the Ricky Duncan managed squad after the terrific feat of beating another Academy side Derby County 3-1 in the fourth round at Anfield Wednesday evening. (Report below).

Tickets for the fixture will of course be sold on the day, and are priced at £4 for Adults, and £1 for concessions.

The Shrimpers Trust will be running a coach for the Valentine's Day cup ties and times & prices for the trip will be announced soon.

Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 3-1 on Merseyside to get through to the last 16 watched by a crowd of 1,197.

Chelsea, the last winners of the previous competition, beat London rivals Arsenal, the winners before them, and will now face Barnsley or the surprise package, Rushden & Diamonds, to reach the quarter-finals.

Full Fifth Round Draw

Leicester City or Blackburn Rovers v Preston North End
Leeds United AFC v Peterborough United or Aston Villa
Manchester United v Newcastle United or Grimsby Town
Fulham v Watford
Liverpool v Southend United
Sheffield United or Millwall v Blackpool or Birmingham City
Chelsea v Barnsley or Rushden & Diamonds.
Nottingham Forest v Middlesbrough

Blues FA Youth Cup recent history

After a great run three seasons ago that took the Shrimpers Trust sponsored Southend United youth team to the verge of the sixth round and a tie away to Manchester United, the last two competitions before the present one have seen them exit in the First Round proper.

2008/09 saw them lose to Brentford on penalties, and they certainly got revenge for that result this time around, while last season they were unlucky to be drawn away to eventual Youth Alliance Champions Millwall, where they lost 3-1.

However, they started with a good win in the First Round over the Hatters and you can read the report here:
www.southendunited-mad.co.uk/feat/edb1/fa_youth_cup_first_round southend_united_under18s_3_luton_town_under18s_1_after_extratime_

And followed it up by sinking the Bees in the next stage:

Then the major scalp of the Academy Sky Blues side in the third round:

All the results so far:

For more details of the competition, go here: