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FT: City Youth 2 Colchester Youth 4
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Colchester are deserved winners of the Football League Youth Alliance Cup.
McBURNIE heads a final consolation from Stockdill cross - that's the last touch of the game. 2-4
Another Heaton hurler fires into the goalmouth..... Moore-Azille wellies away with one of his very long legs!
@ParkerTandA Good turnout for the lads. They'll learn a lot from tonight.— @DazHindle 29 April 2014
Four minutes added time to play
They have got a crowd then.... 2,714. Well that's what they are saying but looks more than that
McBurnie wins a free-kick to the side of the penalty area. Bit of a sympathy vote there from the ref
RT @ParkerTandA: Reckon the #bcafc crowd tonight around 3,000 - no official figure because it was free entry so no turnstile "clickers"...— @bradfordbrownie 29 April 2014
Good effort from Mottley-Henry as City hunt a consolation but Bransgrove has everything behind it
Monk for Jack Curtis for Colchester, Devine for Jenkinson for City. Five minutes left
And now another card for Moore-Azille....
@ParkerTandA they are about as classy as Chelsea! not a good look for a youth team #shouldbeashamed— @gailynew04 29 April 2014
Heaton booms a throw into the goal-mouth and McBurnie header just too high...
And now Brampton goes into Jason Knowles' book for throwing the ball away. Bit daft when you're 4-1 up
Another Colchester change, Smith for Sembie-Ferris. That's easier to type...
King gets the first booking of the night for dragging back Bonne
Brennan comes on for Webb-Foster - to save the striker from more hot water
Szmodics sprints clear from halfway to round Barker and complete his hat-trick, game over. 1-4
It's all kicking off now! #spicy #bcafc— @AdamBennett3D 29 April 2014
Ref calls over captain Stockdill and Webb-Foster and tells the striker to cool it down. No card - a first-team game would not have been so lenient
Few heads going as the game gets away from City...
Getting heated now as Webb-Foster jumps in late on Kent
Crowd not impressed with the Colchester bench as the fourth official has a strong word with the physio...
Sembie-Ferris dumped on the floor by Waters. McBurnie tries to pull the winger up and gets a shove from the Colchester physio..... handbags
Good low take from Barker to hang on to Sembie-Ferris cross
City have it all to do once again as Colchester make it 3-1. Again it's the Bonne and Szmodics show as SZMODICS takes the pass with a brilliant first touch and fires under Barker
And the visitors make the change as Andrews is replaced by Tyler Brampton
OHHHH OLI MCBURNIEEEEE #bcafc— @KainatSultana 29 April 2014
Colchester right back Andrews is hobbling into dug-out for treatment
And it's close to 2-2 as Webb-Foster proves too strong for Kent and his shot is well turned away by Bransgrove...
57min, City back in it..... Nathan Curtis drills in low cross from left and goal machine Oliver McBURNIE turns it home. 1-2
.... and it's so close as Szmodics cross-shot just eludes Moore-Azille in the six-yard box.
Corner for Colchester. City cannot afford to leak another or there's no way back
Stockdill free-kick into the box threatens as King volleys just over from six yards out
A booming chorus from a group of away fans as the second half gets going
Pollard off as Waters goes to left back and Jenkinson, a right-footed defender, switches to the other side...
City make a change for the second half. Centre half Jack Waters coming on for Pollard - if the ref can be bothered to reappear...
He does eventually to plenty of cat calls and a friendly reminder from Brian Blessed!
That's the whistle and it's 2-0 to Colchester at the break
Two added minutes
City's defence have struggled against the pace and movement of the Colchester attack. Every time the ball has gone up there, it's looked nervous
Loose ball breaks to Bonne but he snatches at shot from edge of the box
Colchester have definitely had better of first half but 0-2 is cruel on #bcafc youth— @toddmustgo 29 April 2014
Now City have a huge task on their hands
Colchester double their lead after some poor defending from the home side. Bonne's cross from near the corner flag went right through unhindered and SZMODICS is one of two unmarked players waiting to finish...0-2
Colchester centre half Tariq Moore-Azille is one big unit....
Good, open game this being played at a fair pace... whatever Brian Blessed might think
RT @RichardBlaxall: PHOTO: Macauley Bonne scores the opening goal of the game from close range #colu @ColU_Official http://t.co/FD3G6wcSya— @JonWaldron1 29 April 2014
McBurnie knocks down Mottley-Henry cross but his strike partner Webb-Foster blazes high into the empty TL Dallas Stand
Very loud Brian Blessed-type in front of the press box moaning about Colchester time-wasting...
Webb-Foster's low cross is just too far away for the stretching McBurnie
Colchester very close to a second as Szmodics shot hits Heaton in front of the line and the centre half whacks the rebound away...
Pollard's wild challenge in the box could have ended in a Colchester penalty. Szmodics avoids his outstretched leg and then air-kicks....
Battle of the green boots on City's right between winger Mottley-Henry and Colchester left back Michael O'Donoghue...
City nearly opened up again. Sembie-Ferris lofts pass over the defence and Szmodics' attempted lob is blocked - a bit unconvincingly - by keeper Elliott Barker...
Colchester bench furious that nothing given as Heaton tangles with Bonne after the striker appears to get goal-side chasing a long ball
Colchester look a decent side but City are well into this game now
Looks over 2,000 here for a youth alliance Final, double @ASFCofficial get for a league game #bcafc #asfc— @B_Wright97 29 April 2014
King did well to recover and nick ball off Bonne as the Colchester striker looks to burst his way through
Heaton's long throw is headed against the post by Wright before the keeper tips away Webb-Foster's follow-up. City going close!
City's first chance as Webb-Foster's head finds it way through for Mottley-Henry. The winger hits his angled shot well but keeper Bransgrove is well placed to save...
Play briefly stops as Colchester midfielder Tom Lapslie receives treatment
Centre forward Bonne is one of two players to have started for the first team - and he scored the winner against Peterborough on his 18th birthday...
Few nerves in the City ranks but winger Mottley-Henry trying to lift things on the right flank
Colchester strike in the third minute. Right back Pollard slips as O'Donoghue overlaps and with the keeper committed, his low cross is tapped home by Macauley BONNE. 0-1
First corner of the night to Colchester but Szmodics' kick headed away by James King
Looks full up at the bottom of the main stand and people still coming in...
And Colchester get us underway towards the Kop
Estimate there are about 100 to 150 here from Colchester... More than Crawley brought on Saturday!
Come on the #bcafc youth team. Do yourselves proud lads! #CupFinal— @CasualBantam 29 April 2014
Reminder that there is no extra-time. If the scores are level, it's straight to penalties.
Colchester won that way in the southern final, keeper James Bransgrove saving two Portsmouth spot-kicks after the game had finished 3-3.
City beat Hull 1-0 in the northern decider at Valley Parade with a goal from Reece Webb-Foster.
Good luck boys in the youth cup final #bcafc— @kayleighbcfc 29 April 2014
#bcafc v #colu under-18s teams for Youth Alliance Cup final.... http://t.co/x7qhvD8ElU— @ParkerTandA 29 April 2014
Good evening and welcome to Valley Parade as City's youth team look to make it a league and cup double.
Having won the Alliance north-east title with ease, Steve Thornber's youngsters now have the national cup in their sights against Colchester.
The crowd is building nicely here and it's a perfect night for football.
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