Pompey to face Gillingham in FA Youth Cup

Pompey Academy will face Gillingham in the first round of the FA Youth Cup.

Friday, 20th October 2017, 3:17 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 12:55 pm
Pompey Academy coach Mikey Harris

The game will be played at Priestfield Stadium and has to be staged by Saturday, November 4.

Academy coach Mikey has told Pompey’s official website: ‘It would have been nice to be at Fratton Park, but it’s a game that I’m sure the boys will all be looking forward to.

‘It’s a chance for us to compete on a Football League surface and we saw how good the pitch was for the recent first-team match.

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‘We were beaten by Gillingham in the Youth Alliance Cup earlier in the season, so know they’re a tough side.

‘But hopefully we will be the ones to come out on top this time and I’m sure it will be a great experience for our lads.’