This evening the spotlight falls on the clubs youngsters as they travel to Portman Road to take on Ipswich Town in the first round proper of the FA Youth Cup (7:45pm).
It’s the second successive season that manager Neil Fryatt has guided his side to the first round proper of this national competition. Last season the team travelled to Northampton Town where they bowed out 3 – 0 after conceding three late goals to the hosts.
‘ It’s going to be a tough ask but it’s cup football and you just never know ‘ said Fryatt ahead of this evening’s tie. The lads have worked very hard and battled well to get to this stage of the cup again and they deserve their chance to play at a wonderful stadium like Portman Road on , what I am sure, will be a magnificent surface. I will be telling them to go out there and enjoy the experience and give it a real go. No – one will need any motivation for the game – if they do then they really shouldn’t be playing football’.
The winners of this evening’s tie will host Exeter City in the next round.