Woe for young Blues

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An 87th minute penalty from Sean Clare was scant consolation for Blues as they went out of the FA Youth Cup with a 2-1 home defeat against Hitchin Town, on Wednesday.

The Blues dominated long periods of the game, and should have been 3-0 up before Hitchin scored from a well-worked corner just before half-time and repeated the trick shortly after the restart to take control.

Clare’s late spot-kick gave them hope, and they had a good shout for a penalty turned down a minute later, but the Canaries held on to seal a place in the next round.

Blues return to Conference Youth Alliance action next Wednesday afternoon when they travel to face Hitchin looking for quick revenge while on Saturday October 4 Stortford under-21s host Chelmsford City, kick-off 2pm.

Author: Dave Ryan