Youth Team News
Three members of the Forest Green Rovers Academy squad were a part of the Gloucestershire under 18s side that dropped out of the FA County Youth Cup on Saturday.
Youngsters from Forest Green Rovers Academy and under 16s squad have been selected to represent the Gloucestershire county representative side.
There was another busy week of action last weekend in the Forest Green Rovers youth set up as the club's young players represented the club with some excellent performances and results being achieved.
The Academy squad saw their FA Youth Cup ambitions abruptly halted on Tuesday night as they slipped out of the competition against Cirencester Town at the Corinium Stadium.
The Forest Green Rovers Academy squad are in FA Youth Cup action on Tuesday night as Scott Bartlett's youngsters travel to take on Cirencester Town at the Corinium Stadium (7.30pm).
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Despite seeing his side slip out of the FA Youth Cup on Monday night, youth team boss Scott Bartlett felt there were still plenty of positive for his youngsters, as their cup run was ended by a 2-1 defeat to Football League academy side Torquay United at The New Lawn.
The visitors possessed a two goal advantage at the break, and despite Dan Martin’s early second half goal, the Devonshire youngsters held on to book themselves a place in the second round.
Scott Bartlett’s under 18’s squad face Torquay United in the first round of the FA Youth Cup tonight at The New Lawn (kick off 7:30pm).
Rovers’ youth team overcame South West Counties Youth League rivals Cirencester 3-1 in a tricky Third Qualifying Round last week played in atrocious conditions.
Scott Bartlett’s under 18’s squad booked themselves a place in the first round proper of the FA Youth Cup with a satisfying win in difficult conditions against the Cirencester Academy.
Rovers’ youngsters will now host Football League apprentices Torquay United in the first round at The New Lawn after overcoming South West Counties Youth League rivals Cirencester in a tricky tie played in atrocious conditions.
Forest Green Rovers under 18s game against Cirencester Town in the FA Youth Cup has been given the green light to go ahead at The New Lawn tonight - despite today's stormy weather.
The Academy side will be hoping to go one better than last year when they narrowly missed out on advancing to the First Round proper after losing 2-1 in extra-time to Maidenhead United.