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Wed 25 Apr 19:30 - Cup Full time

Railwayboys Comeback To Win Cup

Didcot Town U18's 4-1 Bracknell Town U18's

The Railwayboys were crowned Berks & Bucks Youth Cup 2018 winners last night with a 4-1 win over Bracknell Town.

To get to the final, the youth team beat Wantage Town 19-1, then beating Abingdon Town and Ascot United on penalties after drawing both games 3-3 in normal time. Progressing past Chalfont St Peter 5-2 in the quarter finals and finally defeating Buckingham 3-1 in the semi-final.

The game, being played at Marlow FC got off to a nervy start from both teams. Both teams tried to play with the ball on the floor, but found the slightly windy conditions tough in the opening stages. Chances were few and far between for both teams in the first half, with Bracknell having more of the ball and Didcot looking to play on the counter attack.

Right on the stroke of half time, Bracknell went ahead when a 30 yard free kick by Josh Eatwell, assisted by the wind, flew past Ash Stevens in the goal to make the score 1-0 at half time.

The second half was a completely different affair, Didcot controlled the whole half and punished Bracknell’s slow start to the half when from a corner, Riley Marshall headed on the ball to Caelan Isaac who was put though on goal, the midfield slid the ball past Owen Holland in the goal to make the score 1-1.

Didcot got themselves ahead minutes later when good work down the left hand side found Chris Mortimore on the edge of the box, the striker fired a shot across the goal, which bounced off the post and creeped past Holland, 1-2.

Didcot were not content with being one goal ahead and looked to finish the game. Substitute Joel Collier added another goal for Didcot when a goal mouth scramble was not cleared properly and Collier was on hand to poke the ball home, 1-3.

Again, another substitute came on and made a difference, Denzel Atito was played through by Isaac, Atito waited for the drop perfectly before lifting the ball past Holland to all but finish the game, 1-4.

The Railwayboys were able to hold on to the victory and win the Berks & Bucks Youth Cup. Congratulations to Ieuan Morgan, Jack Woodley, Alex McSweeney & all the Railwayboys in winning the competition for the first time in the clubs history.

Up next for Morgan’s team is Thame United at home. A win will see them mathematically crowned as Allied Counties Youth League North Division champions. Kick off is at 7.45pm and of course, all support is welcomed.

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