FA Youth Cup: Sunderland U18 1-2 Swindon U18

Sunderland AFC 1-2 Swindon Town


Sunderland AFC Under-18s exited the FA Youth Cup following a 2-1 home defeat to Swindon Town.


George Alston and Botan Ameen were both on target for the Robins within the first five minutes of the game. Trey Ogunsuyi pulled one back with a right-footed effort into the side netting, 15 minutes before the break.


It was the visitors who took the lead with 40 seconds on the clock. A defensive mix-up in the penalty area and the ball fell to the Alston to strike first for Swindon.


A second for Sean Wood’s side came just five minutes later. Despite a superb double-save from Matty Young, Ameen volleyed in the rebound to put his side two to the good.


The Lads went closest after 20 minutes when Chris Rigg stepped up and struck the woodwork with a free-kick around 20-yards out.


The Black Cats pulled one back a third of the game through. Tom Lavery drove towards the Swindon defence before playing in Ogunsuyi to finish beyond Redman Evans.


Jordan Moore’s side started the second half strong and a well-timed block from Ali Stewart denied Tommy Watson snatching an equaliser on 50 minutes. 


Joseph Neil made an instant impact off the bench with a whipped ball across that could only be turned over by Ben Creamer with four minutes to play.


Despite the continuous pressure, it was the visitors who held on to advance to the quarter-finals of the FA Youth Cup.


Sunderland AFC: Young, Lavery, Bell, J.Jones (Neil 83), Jones, Beattie, Creamer, Whittaker (Mitchell 70), Rigg, Ogunsuyi, Watson


Unused substitutes: Cameron, Sekete, Obolo, Chung, Kindon.


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