WORTHING Football Club’s under-18 team entertain Middlesbrough in the third round of the FA Youth Cup next week, for what Rebels boss Ian Hart is calling the game of a lifetime.
Rebels have progressed through six rounds to reach the third round and will now host Middlesbrough on Wednesday, with a 7pm kick-off, at Woodside Road.
Hart said: “This is the type of game that comes along once in a lifetime for the majority of the side. It is the last season in the FA Youth Cup for a number of the team and we have had it confirmed that this is the furthest a non-league team from Sussex has got in 63 years of the competition.
“It’s really exciting to welcome Middlesbrough, who are the under-18 champions of England. However, at the end of the day, it is only 11 against 11 and a lot of our boys have attracted the attention from clubs who are of a similar size to Middlesbrough.
“I hope the Worthing footballing public come out to support the team as they can be a 12th man and I know the boys will do Worthing Football Club proud.”
Hart has been Rebels’ youth team manager for five years. They have twice finished runners-up in the Ryman League South Division, reached two County Cup semi-finals and the last four of the Ryman Youth League Cup.
Entry for Wednesday’s game is £3 adults, £1 concessions and under-12s are free.
Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.
Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.
1 Make this website your homepage
2 Like our Facebook page at facebook.com/pages/Sport-Sussex
3 Follow us on Twitter @SportSussex
4 Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.
And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!