City's young guns reach cup final

PUBLISHED: 18:10 22 April 2008 | UPDATED: 22:21 26 October 2009

WGC S Under-18 team reached the final of the Southern Counties Floodlit Youth League Cup with victory over St Margaretsbury following a penalty shoot-out. The win made up for the disappointment of missing out on the league title, the City teenagers having

WGC'S Under-18 team reached the final of the Southern Counties Floodlit Youth League Cup with victory over St Margaretsbury following a penalty shoot-out.

The win made up for the disappointment of missing out on the league title, the City teenagers having been pipped at the post by rivals Stevenage Borough on goal difference.

St Margaretsbury took the lead on a hard, bumpy pitch against the run of play last week.

WGC were level 10 minutes later when midfielder Max Turner hit a right-footed shot which flew into the top corner with the keeper nowhere in sight.

Striker Chris Doyle put the Citizens 2-1 in front when he met Turner's cross at the far post for a simple tap-in.

The home side pulled level five minutes before half-time following a defensive mix-up.

There were no more goals in the second half, despite the visitors dominating the game and the teams could not be separated in extra time either.

Penalties followed and City keeper Robbie Cooke was the hero, saving two of the home side's efforts, while all five of the Welwyn penalties were put away to set up a final against Bury Town on Thursday week.

Club secretary Malcolm Kiely was delighted with the victory for the youth team and said that the club is "really looking forward" to the senior side, the ladies and U18s being in three finals.


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