Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tough test for City youth

April 22, 2009
chris bailey

CITY'S hold on the FA Youth Cup gets its biggest test yet tonight when they travel to Arsenal 2-1 down in their semi-final.

But Academy chief Jim Cassell is determined that the current crop of boy Blues will not surrender the trophy won last year without a mighty struggle.

And he believes that he saw enough in the first meeting between the sides at Eastlands, where the Blues took the lead and dominated for a stretch of the contest, to make the tie more even than many are predicting. Away goals do not count double in the Youth Cup so the Blues can concentrate on simply winning the game which at the worst would send them into extra time...more

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