FC Halifax Town Under 19s are through to the next round of the FA Youth Cup, after going on the road getting a 4-1 win over Merseysiders Litherland Remyca.
It was a pretty uneventful half from the young Shaymen point of view. Town were getting into the final third, flirting with the 18 yard box, but struggled to force the opposition keeper into making a save.
It was the home side who had the better of the first-half. 45 minutes of slim pickings for chances for the highlight reel, apart from the Remyca goal.
Steady build from the home side got them to about 30 yards out from Callum Bromley’s goal, before the Remyca midfielder struck from distance giving Bromley no chance as he dived to his right.
Town needed to get off to a good start to get the comeback going. The Shaymen won a free kick on the right hand side of the box. And Town would take full advantage, a well worked set-piece revealed itself with Gary Da Costa’s effort saved Mohammed Subriani was brave to get his head on the re-bound to get his side level.
The young Shaymen were motoring now, Matthew Rowson was left with space to run into on the right wing and was able to put a cross in. The Remyca keeper misjudged the flight of the ball and missed his punch. Da Costa picked up the ball at the back post and got rid of it in time before getting clattered by the on-rushing defender, his pass made it to Subriani who smashed home to get his and the teams second.
Remyca showed that they were still in the fight as straight from the kick-off a ball over the top was met by the right winger and his shot was saved well by Bromley.
Juan-Jacquis Kirongozi thought he had given Town that buffer of the third goal, after good link-up play with Da Costa was ruled out for offside.
That buffer of the third goal did eventually happen. Town had an attacking throw in and the trio of Josh Caan, Subriani and Da Costa. The three of them worked the ball out of the corner with Da Costa taking it into the left hand-side of the box, bringing it onto his right foot and shooting hard across goal to secure the win.
The evening fixture on a chilly Wednesday night was rounded off in the final moments of the game. Town with a corner on the right side, the ball was put on a plate for one of your big centre-halves to run up and cream his header into the net, and that is what Ewan Brown did.
The young Shaymen keep their FA Youth Cup adventure going and will face an away match at Fleetwood Town in the 1st Round.
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