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Newcastle handed away draw in FA Youth Cup

6 years ago

Newcastle United join the FA Youth Cup at the third round proper stage.

United have been drawn away against the winner of Shrewsbury and Ilkeston, who meet on Wednesday 18 November.

Shrewsbury beating AFC Telford United 2-1 after extra time in the first round, whilst Ilkeston needed penalties to defeat Burton Albion.

Newcastle reached the last eight last season, Chelsea winning the quarter final tie at St James Park.

The date for the third round match is yet to confirmed obviously but it has to be played by 19 December at the very latest.

Success at this level is long overdue for Newcastle United and the last 30 years has seen the fail to reach a final.

United have twice won the competition, the first time in 1962 when Bobby Moncur led Newcastle to victory against Wolves.

Then in 1985 it was Paul Gascoigne who inspired the team to a win over Watford in the final.

Bobby Moncur (pictured above) lifted the Fairs Cup only 7 years after that FA Youth Cup triumph, whilst for Gazza, only five years later he almost inspired England to win the World Cup in Italy.

Good luck to Newcastle’s young players this time around.


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