FA County Youth Cup: Guernsey FA 1-3 Hertfordshire FA
|Guernsey FA 1-3 Hertfordshire FA|
|FA County Youth Cup 1st Round|
|Saturday 30 September 2017|
|The Track Stadium, Guernsey|
The Hertfordshire Under 18 Representative Team travelled to Guernsey in search for a win in the first round of the FA County Youth Cup, against Guernsey FA Under 18’s.
It didn’t take long for the visitors to break the deadlock, with Lawrence Burton’s shot being denied by the hosts’ goalkeeper, only for Matt Adams to follow up with a header to open the scoring for Hertfordshire inside 22 minutes.
Just six minutes later, Burton again was involved in a goal that doubled Hertfordshire’s lead, this time putting the ball in the net himself after taking it round the keeper.
Minutes later, Hertfordshire had one foot in the Second round, after Burton grabbed his second and the visitor’s third, 15 minutes before the break.
In a quick succession of goals, Guernsey grabbed one back to give them some hope in getting back into the tie, but they were unable to break down a solid Hertfordshire defence, who held on to their 3-1 lead until the final whistle, progressing the Second round of the FA Youth County Cup.