U18's Squad Vs Sussex

Norfolk U18's in National Final

Norfolk County FA
Norfolk U18's will take on Manchester FA in the Final of the FA County Youth Cup on Saturday 13 April.

Norfolk FA’s Under-18 Representative Squad will take on Manchester in the FA County Youth Cup Final on Saturday 13 April (KO 2pm).

Norfolk will meet Manchester U18’s in the final of the National competition which will take place at The Crown Oil Arena, home of Rochdale AFC. The U18’s booked their place in the FA County Youth Cup Final with a 3-1 victory at the expense of Cheshire U18’s last month.

After receiving a bye in the first round, Norfolk’s cup run began with a 3-4 away victory over Cornwall after needing Extra-Time. In the third round Norfolk played their only home game of the cup run beating The Isle of Man 3-1. In the quarter-finals and semi-finals Norfolk had to travel to Sussex and Cheshire respectively. Hard fought victories on the road saw Norfolk rewarded with a place in The FA County Youth Cup for the second year in a row.

Norfolk FA have organised a supporter’s coach to The FA County Youth Cup Final on Saturday 13 April at the Crown Oil Arena, Rochdale AFC. The coach will depart from the FDC at Bowthorpe at 6.30am sharp on Saturday 13 April.

Pre, during and post-match coverage can also be found on the Norfolk FA Twitter feed throughout the day.

Gavin Lemmon, Representative Squad Manager said: "To achieve getting to successive FA County Youth Cup Finals is quite remarkable and is something this group of players should take great credit for achieving as it was never going to be easy trying to follow in the footsteps of the successes of last year.

“We have shown a variety of different qualities on our run so far and I think the boys can draw strength from the fact that they have overcome all the challenges that have been put in our way in each of the fixtures leading to this year’s final.  

“Manchester obviously presents us with another significant challenge and one I will be encouraging our lads to fully embrace and continue to utilise the strengths we possess as a group.

“They’ll be absolutely no pressure on our lads, I want us to enjoy what comes with getting to a National Final and take great credit in the fact that over the past 2 seasons we have put Norfolk Youth Football well and truly on the map”

Norfolk FA would like to thank Portable Toilet Hire Specialists, Toilets+ for being the Official Squad Sponsor of the U18’s.

To find out more about the U18’s journey this season and the build-up to the final, visit Norfolk FA’s Twitter profile, @NorfolkCountyFA or NorfolkFA.com.