Potters Bar's young guns make FA Youth Cup first round proper

PUBLISHED: 17:38 28 October 2014 | UPDATED: 17:38 28 October 2014

Dipo Akinyemi

Dipo Akinyemi


Potters Bar Town's U18s will host Welling United in the first round proper of the FA Youth Cup on November 6 after an epic 8-5 victory over Staines on Thursday.

The goal feast at the Pakex Stadium saw Bar go 1-0 down in the opening stages of the third round qualifying tie, only for them to storm back to 4-2.

Staines hit back and brought the score to 5-5.

Bar were reduced to 10-men when Spencer Cleland was sent off, however with a man down they surged on and took the 8-5 triumph.

There were four goals for Dipo Akinyemi, two for Doni Longalonga plus singles for Alex Shepherd and Connor Sullivan.

Bar were rewarded with the Welling game in what is thought to be their first time in reaching the first round proper.

The winners of that clash will visit Royston Town, Barton Rovers or AFC Sudbury in the second round proper.

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