Dominant Maidenhead United Youth progress to FA Youth Cup first round
Maidenhead United Youth 5, Lewes u18s 2
Maidenhead United Youth will visit Eastbourne Borough in the 1st round of the FA Youth Cup after last Wednesday's convincing 5-2 victory over Lewes u18s at York Road.
The visitors took the lead when their forward slotted past Sam Gray after four minutes but United responded when Kai Walters fired home from the edge of the box.
Confusion surrounded the goal that gave Lewes a 2-1 lead with Gray saving their initial shot and the follow up striking the cross bar before being hooked off the goal line by Max Woodley, however the referee's assistant judged that the ball had crossed the line and awarded the goal.
Lewes sat back on their lead and the home side's pressure told when David Rogalski scored a second equaliser on the stroke of half-time.
The Magpies led for the first time four minutes after the interval when Walters netted his second and the hosts established a two goal cushion when Rogalski glanced home Woodley's free-kick.
Sutcha Shepard sealed the win with a skilful run and finish into the bottom corner to make it 5-2 before the end.
United are set to travel to Eastbourne for the first round tie on Tuesday (November 4).
Should the boys successfully come through their first round trip to Eastbourne Borough, they will return to York Road for the second round. Due to be played towards the end of November the Magpies would host either Poole Town or Torquay United.
They’ve reached the second round proper twice before, in 1989, when they played Chelsea and lost 5-1 at Stamford Bridge, and in November 2000 the Magpies were beaten 5-0 by Luton Town at Kenilworth Road.