Gosport Borough under-18s to face Reading City in history FA Youth Cup first round proper tie

Gosport Borough under-18s will make the trip to Reading City in the FA Youth Cup first round proper.

Friday, 15th October 2021, 1:14 pm
Gosport Borough under-18s manager Joe Lea. Picture: Tom Phillips

Boro' s young guns, who made club history by reaching this stage of the competition for first time with a 1-0 win over Cheltenham Saracens last night, are now heading to Berkshire to take on the Combined Counties League side's under-18s.

Gosport made it through three qualifying round stages to reach the first round proper, beating Hamble, Poole Town and Cheltenham Saracens without conceding a goal.

Winger Christian Bennett has been their talisman in the FA Youth Cup so far, netting seven times in the competition.

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Boro could have been drawn against Pompey or another category three Football League academy at this stage. But the Reading City tie provides a realistic chance for both clubs to book a spot in the second round.

The Citizens' youngsters were 5-1 winners over Gloucester City earlier this week to make it to the first round proper. All FA Youth Cup first round ties must be completed before Saturday, November 6.