Portsmouth kids suffer FA Youth Cup defeat at hands of non-leaguers

Pompey Academy hearts were broken after a late FA Youth Cup loss to Bromley.

Wednesday, 16th December 2020, 10:03 pm
Harry Jewitt-White and his Pompey Academy team-mates slipped to a 2-1 FA Youth Cup defeat to Bromley tonight. Picture: Robin Jones/Getty Images
Harry Jewitt-White and his Pompey Academy team-mates slipped to a 2-1 FA Youth Cup defeat to Bromley tonight. Picture: Robin Jones/Getty Images

It appeared Liam Daish’s side were heading for extra-time at Fratton Park tonight, with the scoreline deadlocked at 1-1.

However, Ben Krauhaus struck a winner three minutes from time to hand Bromley victory.

It means the non-leaguers will face either Swindon or Metropolitan Police in the third round.

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Harry Anderson had handed the hosts the lead after 21 minutes with his 17th goal of the season.

Yet Liam Vincent levelled for Bromley just seven minutes later.

The sides couldn’t be separated after that – until Krauhaus’ dramatic intervention to inflict defeat on the Blues.

Pompey: Manderson, Setters, Kaba, Cadman, Bridgman (90 mins Payce), Dawson, Jewitt-White, Dockerill, Lee, Brook, Anderson.

Subs not used: Steward, Chitambo, Simpson, Greenough.