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Preview: FA Youth Cup Accrington (A)

16 November 2015

Cod Army face Stanley on Tuesday night, 7.30pm kick-off

Fleetwood Town’s youth team make the trip to the Wham Stadium on Tuesday night to contest an FA Youth Cup second round tie against local rivals, Accrington Stanley.

Fleetwood will meet Stanley under the lights, with the kick-off at 7:30pm.

The young Cod Army will be hoping to make it through to the third round for the second consecutive campaign, having enjoyed a fine run to round three in 2014/15, before bowing out to Premier League side Sunderland.

Tuesday’s fixture is a repeat of the first round last year, when Liam Wood’s solitary strike won the game for Fleetwood at Highbury Stadium.

Mamadou Djabi’s brace helped Town to a 2-0 win over Hartlepool United at Victoria Park in the last round earlier this month, as Nathan Rooney’s side look to continue their impressive form.

Accrington recorded a comprehensive 4-1 victory over Basford United on home soil last Tuesday, to set up a date with Fleetwood.

Nathan Webb’s hat-trick was followed up by Stuart Gallaway’s strike were enough to send the young Reds through, with the non-league side getting themselves on the score-sheet, courtesy of Kelvin Madden’s second-half goal.

Following his goal-scoring exploits of round one, Rooney will look towards top-scorer Mamadou Djabi to deliver the goods, when the Codlings meet Stanley – with the Liverpudlian forward likely to partner Louis Myers up-front.

Fleetwood and Accrington’s youth sides have already met in the North West Youth Alliance League this season – as Rooney’s side came out on top, winning 3-0 in a game played at Bacup.

Goals from Liam Wood, Wes Nelson and Jordan Hancox secured a comfortable three-points for Fleetwood.

Should Fleetwood advance into the next round, then a tie against Premier League side Crystal Palace will await in the third round.

If Cod Army supporters want to cheer on their youngsters on Tuesday evening at the Wham stadium, then they are more than welcome, with tickets available on the gate, costing just £3 on the night.

Updates on the game and full text commentary will be provided on the Club’s official Twitter account @ftfc – with a  match report, and reaction to follow.

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