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FA Youth Cup First Round Action

Walsall are through to the second round of The FA Youth Cup after winning 1-0 at MK Dons last night.

The Saddlers had Jacob Hobbis to thank for their progression. They will now face Preston North End or Morecambe in the next round.

Huddersfield Town join Walsall in the next round after overcoming Scunthorpe Utd in a feisty encounter at Glanford Park last night.

Town went 2-0 up on the night thanks to goals from 2nd Year Apprentices Max Leonard and Matt Crooks but the Iron hit back through Jamie Wootton to set up a nervous few final minutes.

Huddersfield were not to be denied though and they now await the winners of the North Ferriby vs Crewe Alexandra clash in the next stage.

Chesterfield are also in the second round of the competition after comfortably disposing of Tamworth on Monday night. Dave Bentley’s men cruised to a 7-0 win courtesy of goals from Ellis Wall (2), Shaquille McKenzie (2) and hat-trick from Jonathan Wafula.

Meanwhile Carlisle Utd Head of Youth Eric Kinder has said he is looking forward to his team’s first round tie with Sheffield Wednesday.

The clubs have met in the competition before with present Wednesday first-teamer Gary Madine scoring the Cumbrians goal in a 1-1 draw back in 2007. United went on to win that one 4-2 on penalties.

“It’s a home tie, and that’s what you really want from any cup competition,” Kinder told the clubs website.

“We really like the FA Youth Cup because it’s a game that is done properly. The lads prepare in exactly the same way the first team do, and it is played on the main pitch, usually with a decent and vocal crowd.

“There are always plenty of nerves around for the lads, but it is an experience they will all enjoy.

“Sheffield Wednesday are an Academy side and they will be tough opposition. However, we’re playing well and we’ll be confident,” he added.

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