A Connor Heath brace was enough to send Lee Bell’s Under-18 side through to the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup win a 2-1 win at Ashton Gate this evening. This results in a trip to Leicester City in the fourth round which is scheduled to take place by Saturday 19th January after they beat Fulham 2-1 after extra time tonight.
After beating Morecambe & Salford City in the previous rounds, Bell named Sam Booth in goal with a back 4 of Jack Goodrich, Matty Fenton, Oliver Southern and Rio Adebisi (who captained). In front of them, Ethan Hartsthorn, Joe Robbins, Ola Odipe and Nathan Woodthorpe with Malachi Linton and Heath up front. On the bench were substitute keeper Andy Walklate, Fenton Green, Abdul Djalo, Dan Lokko and Joe Levey.
The Alex took the lead in the second minute as Heath turned in a low cross from striker partner Linton before the hosts levelled on 13 minutes with Ben Pearson scoring from the edge of the area into the bottom corner of Booth’s goal. Heath would give the Alex the lead again a minute later with a 20-yard free-kick with Booth making a number of decent saves to keep the young Railwaymen in the lead, including a top-drawer save at the death to deny Sam Pearson.
Crewe: Booth; Goodrich, Fenton, Southern, Adebisi (c); Hartsthorn, Robbins, Odipe, Woodthorpe (Djalo 55); Linton, Heath
Bristol C: Buse, Pearson, Soady (c), Owers, Low, Webb, Harper (James Taylor 65), Williams (Jamie Taylor 57), Bell, Pearson, Day (Conway 71)