Home draw in FA Youth Cup
Burnley have received a home draw in the FA Youth Cup 3rd round against either Bradford City or Boston United and that’s given us a reminder of our run to the semi-final seven seasons ago.
In that campaign the first draw paired us with the same two sides. On that occasion Boston beat Bradford City 2-1 and we travelled to Boston on a bitterly cold December night.
Jason Gilchrist (pictured) scored a hat trick that night in a comprehensive 7-0 win with the other goals coming from Steven Hewitt, Cameron Howieson, Alex Mullin and an own goal.
That season we went on to beat Ipswich, West Brom and Fulham in subsequent rounds before going out one round away from the final. Gilchrist didn’t add to his FA Youth Cup tally that season, although he did get another 3rd round hat trick a year later against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
We’ve also played Bradford City once in the competition but that was back in the 1965/66 season with us coming through that one with a 2-1 win.
We will know our opponents next Tuesday and our third round tie must be played on or before Saturday 17th December. Will it be déjà vu and another date with Boston? At least it won’t be the Metropolitan Police who embarrassingly beat us last season. They face Newcastle should they get through their 2nd round tie against Portsmouth.
The Full Draw
Middlesbrough v Rotherham
Liverpool v Crystal Palace
Boreham Wood v Chester or Bolton or FC Broxbourne Borough
Burnley v Bradford City or Boston United
Watford v Norwich
Plymouth or Gillingham v Oxford City or Peterborough
Huddersfield v Wimbledon or Bristol Rovers
Reading v Manchester City
Swindon or AFC Sudbury v QPR
Rochdale or Shrewsbury v Morecambe or Accrington
Portsmouth or Metropolitan Police v Newcastle
Leicester v Poole Town or Leyton Orient
Brighton v Derby
Exeter or MK v Wigan
Arsenal v Blackburn
Preston v Halifax or Sheffield United
Romulus or Oldham v Birmingham
Swansea v Wolves
Sunderland v Burton
Fulham v Mansfield or Dunkirk
Cambridge or Millwall v Bournemouth
Barnsley v Chesterfield or Carlisle
Chelsea v Cardiff
Everton v Scunthorpe or Tranmere
Stoke v West Ham
Nottingham Forest v Ipswich
West Brom v Yeovil or Merstham
Hull v Leeds
Tottenham v Stevenage or Charlton
Bristol City v Aston Villa
Sheffield Wednesday v Luton or Dagenham & Redbridge
Manchester United v SouthamptonShare this page :