Date Set For Boro Tie

Friday 9 November 2012 12:30

Fulham’s Under-18s will play their FA Youth Cup Third Round tie with Middlesbrough on Thursday 13th December (7pm) at Motspur Park.

Last season, the Under-18s were beaten 2-1 by Burnley in the Quarter-Finals of the competition.

Academy Director Huw Jennings said: "It goes without saying that we want to do well in this competition - we take the FA Youth Cup very seriously. We have done well in the past, and last season we reached the last eight. Of course, this year we would like to go further. 

"It's a tough competition to win, but we want to do as well as we can. We're delighted to be playing the Third Round tie at home, and hopefully we will have plenty of support like we have done before. We know all about Middlesbrough because they're in the same league as us, so in some ways both teams have already shown their hand. 

"The boys got a good result against them early on in the season, but we will take nothing for granted. Middlesbrough are a fantastic academy and always play good football. They have won the FA Youth Cup in the past, so they know what it takes. 

"It should be a good game, and it's a match that we are all very much looking forward too."

Please note that all fans, including Season Ticket Holders, will have to pay for admission (Adults £3 and Under 16s/Over 65s £1)