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Bury U18
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Liverpool U18

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Match Previews

Match Preview: Bury vs Liverpool FA Youth Cup Quarter-Final

6 March 2019

Ryan Kidd’s side are in action this evening as they entertain Barry Lewtas’ Liverpool side. The reds come into the tie on the back of a 7-2 victory against Blackburn Rovers, while the Shakers fell to a harsh 3-1 defeat at Port Vale.

Wednesday is the first time for fifty-three years that Bury have reached this stage of the FA Youth Cup. They will have a full-strength squad available to them with no suspensions for the match.

In contrast, tonight’s opponents are in UEFA Youth League action next week in the Round of Sixteen, and have a strike partnership who have hit the back of the net thirty-three times between them, with Paul Glatzel grabbing seventeen, while Bobby Duncan sits on sixteen.

Ryan Kidd spoke to iFollow, and had a rallying call for all Shakers fans, “I just hope we get a big crowd on the night, I really do, I hope the Bury people come out and support this group of lads because they really deserve it.”

Defender Sam Allardyce is looking forward to a difficult challenge at keeping out an in-form attack, “The whole game is going to be tough, I’m excited for that, I like the challenge, I’m an out and out defender… I want to see if I can stop them scoring.”

Referee Watch

Daniel Middleton will be in charge for the fixture, having previously overseen nineteen games this campaign, seventeen of which were in the National League.

He has brandished fifty-nine yellow cards along with five reds. Gateshead’s 1-0 win against Maidstone saw him produce six yellows and two reds, while similar numbers followed when Hartlepool were 2-1 winners at Halifax, four yellows and two reds came out of his pocket on that occasion.

The only time he has opted against giving any cards was the opening game of the season when Salford drew 1-1 with Leyton Orient.

Match Coverage

The game will not have any iFollow commentary as the NeuLion back end is being updated. The FA will be streaming the game live on their website though. 

Road to the Quarters

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Match Reports

Match Report: Bury 1-5 Liverpool

6 March 2019

The Shakers bowed out of the FA Youth Cup at the Quarter-Final stage after doing the football club proud. A classy Liverpool team were too much on the night and fought to a 5-1 win.

Liverpool were almost off to a quick start just like in previous rounds. A looped ball into the path of Bobby Duncan saw the attacker attempt an acrobatic strike on goal, he made connection with the ball, but the over-head kick was blocked by Saul Shotton.

After a rather tense opening, Liverpool made the breakthrough with sixteen minutes on the clock. Bobby Duncan curled a great ball around Saul Shotton to find strike partner Paul Galtzel, and the Reds’ Skipper calmly buried an effort low past Holden from the left-hand-side of the box.

Callum Hulme looked to create an opening with a sumptuous backheel inside the Liverpool box. He almost found Femi Seriki, but he couldn’t quite get on the end of the pass as the visitors cleared.

James Holden had to be alert to keep Duncan out. After providing an assist for the first goal, the ball was played into the Liverpool forward just inside the Bury area. Liverpool’s forward struck a dangerous effort on goal, but the ‘keeper was equal to it, getting down quick to his left.

There was a hairy moment in the Bury box after a very dangerous ball came in from the left, forcing Allardyce to play it; thankfully, he just about got the ball behind.

The Shakers were looking dangerous. Aaron Skinner delivered a peach of a ball into the middle, aimed towards Bright Amoateng, but unfortunately it was cut out just before reaching Bury’s number nine.

Just before the break, the visitors had a second. A mix-up at the back allowed Jake Cain to profit, racing onto the loose ball before slotting an effort low into the back of the net.

HALF-TIME: Bury 0-2 Liverpool

The Reds came close to a quick start to the second period. Abdi Sharif picked the ball up on the right-hand-side, drilling a ball across the face of goal. It was begging for a touch for a third Liverpool goal, but it beat everyone and was behind for a goal kick.

Sharif was proving a real outlet for Liverpool on the right in the second period. Another low cross almost brought about the third; Duncan received the ball, but his flick goal wards was inches wide of the mark.

Twelve minutes into the second half, it was three for Liverpool. Clarkson had the ball over on the right, before delivering into the middle. Glatzel was on hand to nod home his second of the evening from close range.

Sixty-six minutes in, the Shakers had a lifeline. Brilliant work from Skinner saw a low cross just elude Femi Seriki, but Joe Adams was on the follow-up to delightfully curl a strike into the top corner.

Glatzel was on the hunt for a hat-trick; he was slipped the ball inside the area, one-on-one with Holden, but Bury’s ‘keeper did brilliantly to keep the ball out, sending it for a corner. The corner came in and broke to Rhys Williams who fired the ball home from 12 yards via a deflection.

The Shakers weren’t giving up. Callum Hulme stood over a 25-yard free-kick, he beat Jaros in the Liverpool goal, but unfortunately, he hit the upright as the Reds were able to clear.

Bobby Duncan got a late goal after a late through ball allowed it to be squared to the forward who slotted home into the empty net.

FULL-TIME: Bury 1-5 Liverpool


Bury: Holden (GK), Seriki (78’ Brown), Hatton, Copping, Allardyce, Shotton (61’ Edward Jones), Adams (C), Skinner, Amoateng, Hulme, Callum Jones (65’ Hill)

Unused Subs: Edwards-Williams (GK), Ondoa

Liverpool: Jaros, Walls, Larouci, Rhys Williams, Boyes, Clarkson, Sharif, Cain, Glatzel (C), Duncan (88’ O’Rourke), Dixon-Bonner

Unused Subs: Kelly (GK), Ritaccio, Tagseth, Neco Williams

Attendance: 765 – thanks for your brilliant support for our lads tonight!

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