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Mixed fortunes in FA Youth Cup

16:23 11 September 2014

Barkingside prepare to take on Clapton in their first ever FA Youth Cup game. Pic: Lee Power

Barkingside prepare to take on Clapton in their first ever FA Youth Cup game. Pic: Lee Power

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The preliminary stage of the FA Youth Cup has been taking place during the week, with mixed fortunes for the local sides.

Barkingside made their first ever appearance in the competition as they hosted Clapton FC at Cricklefields Stadium on Wednesday night, and chairman Jimmy Flanagan expressed his delight at this step.

It makes me extremely proud as it shows to me, that we are making strides in the football world in our own unique way,” said Flanagan.

Barkingside’s under-17s made a great start to their momentous occasion when they led in the first half thanks to a strike from Keith Ragon.

But Clapton came out fighting in the second half and scored twice to see Barkingside fall at the first hurdle.

Elsewhere, Romford slipped to a disappointing 4-1 defeat at Royston Town as the Crows booking their place in the next round.

The pick of the ties though was at Billericay where they entertained Tower Hamlets and the crowd were treated to extra time in this enthralling fixture.

An engrossing game finished 2-2 in the 90 minutes. With tiring legs, it could have been forgiven for these teenagers to settle for penalties.

However, both teams continued to press and it was Tower Hamlets who eventually ran out 4-3 winners.

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