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FREEVIEW | Proud U18s coach Dan Walder after FA Youth Cup exit on penalties to West Ham

See what our youth team boss had to say after entertaining third round tie at the Kenny...

4 December 2020

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The Hatters U18s put up a tremendous fight in their FA Youth Cup third round tie against Category One academy West Ham United last night under the lights at Kenilworth Road, before exiting the competition in a penalty shoot-out defeat.

The Category 3 Hatters fought their way back from 2-0 down inside the opening 20 minutes to level at half-time with goals from Tyrelle Newton and Ben Stevens, making light of the two level difference in status between our academy and the Premier League visitors.

After some second-half heroics from goalkeeper Jameson Horlick, West Ham regained the lead in the opening stages of extra-time before Stevens struck again to make it 3-3 - with Tra Lucas almost winning it in the last minute of the extra half-an-hour, only for Hammers keeper Krisztian Hegyi to deny him.

The visiting stopper then saved two of the Town's well-taken penalties to send his team through to the fourth round, but lead coach Dan Walder could be proud of his side's efforts in a pulsating cup tie at the Kenny.

Click on the image at the top of the page to watch his post-match interview for FREE.

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