16-08-2000, 02:36 AM
I might be going mad - but do we have a fixture list for the reserves/ youth team available??
16-08-2000, 04:15 AM
Reserves have a game today (16th) away at Cheltenham - but no-one at Palace has yet provided us with a fixture list !
Of course, there should be one in the programme this Sunday - but surely this should only be of interest to me and about 50 others I'd have thought after the crowds that turned out last season ?? http://cpfc.org/ubb/sarcblink.gif
I will be going to 2 reserve and 1 youth game this season! http://cpfc.org/ubb/smile.gif I wanna try and complete the list so to speak, of having been to at least a league and cup fixture for both the reserves and the youth teams. So far I have only been to the FA Youth cup semi(?) vs Leeds at Selhurst a few seasons ago.
So make that 51 people for a few of those games!
19-08-2000, 04:02 AM
Err .. the Leeds game was actually the final mate - we lost at Selhurst 0-1 - do you want me to send you the match report to remind you ?? http://cpfc.org/ubb/biggrin.gif
New faces always welcome !!!
Neil the Eagle
19-08-2000, 04:16 AM
Huh! you don't even remember the regulars that do go http://cpfc.org/ubb/wink.gif
Reading Tuesday anyone? (its a 2pm k.o., dunno if its at the Madewski tho')
I thought it may have been the final but wasn't sure. Good season for the youth teams that one. Was the Leeds game over two legs?
I just remember us being played of the park and me being the only one in the Main Stand actually singing to try to shut up all the Leeds fans around me? Did you sing? Are you a librarian? Answers please! http://cpfc.org/ubb/smile.gif
I thought the result was 2-0, but I am sure you are right. Then again - given what has now become known as 'The Legendary Sharpling Incident' I wouldn't be so sure! Hehehee!
Oh yeah - NTL works now! http://cpfc.org/ubb/smile.gif TOTALLY free internet calls, although it does take AGES to connect!
19-08-2000, 05:15 AM
Does this ring a bell ....?
FA Youth Cup Final (1st Leg)
Leeds United 2 Crystal Palace 1
Thursday 24th April 1997
Venue: Elland Road, Leeds
Palace Team: Ormshaw, Hibburt, Carlisle, Kennedy, Woozley, Mullins, Stevens, Graham,
Martin, Morrison, Folan
Subs: R.Harris (For Morrison), Kendall, Clarke
Palace Scorer: R.Harris
THE hit song "I believe I can fly" blared out on the Elland Road tannoy after last Thursday's FA Youth Cup Final first leg clash. And I believe that Peter Nicholas' Palace Eagles can soar to victory in the Selhurst Park second leg, roared on by a big crowd.
Leeds cracked badly and will not relish their trip to South London.
Boss Nicholas admitted afterwards:
"We got murdered by Leeds in the first half but I told the boys a few home truths at half-time."
The highly-rated hosts, with a hint of arrogance, had threatened publicly to storm Palace.
And lively Leeds led after only four minutes when Wesley Boyle fired home following a fine
move orchestrated by full Australian international defender Harry Kewell, still only aged 17.
Palace trailed 2-0 to rampant Leeds' second chance of the game on 21 minutes when Kewell and Republic of Ireland junior international midfielder Stephen McPhail combined at a free kick for Matthew Jones to head home from eight yards, giving goalkeeper Gareth Ormshaw no chance again.
McPhail was cautioned by referee Mr Graham Barber for a 41st minute foul.
Palace stopped chasing shadows, countering after the break, but their competitiveness led to cautions for Richard Kennedy (foul on Jones, 54 minutes), David Stevens (foul on McPhail, 58) and Wayne Carlisle (foul also on McPhail, 65).
Only ten minutes after replacing injured top scorer Clinton Morrison (thigh), Richard Harris handed Palace a lifeline on 66 minutes, scoring from Eaglets' first shot on target.
Stevens' shot was only parried by keeper Paul Robinson and super sub Harris, still only 16 and not even listed on the programme, pounced to shoot home the rebound from close range.
McPhail was sent off for his second cautionable offence after 75 minutes for fouling Stevens who needed treatment. A 6,000-plus strong crowd saw the second half deteriorate into a fairly physical affair.
Palace's late pressure nearly snatched an equaliser on full-time when Tony Folan's corner was met by dominant centre back David Woozley whose towering header produced a splendid tip over save by Robinson.
F.A Youth Cup Final 2nd Leg
Crystal Palace 0 Leeds United 1 (Leeds win 3-1 on aggregate)
Thursday 15th May 1997
Venue: Selhurst Park
Weather: Cool, Clear
Referee: Mr.G.P Barber
Palace Team: Ormshaw Hibburt Mullins(c) Woozley Carlisle Folan Graham Kennedy Stephens Martin Morrison
Subs: Harris (For Carlisle '55), Kendall, Sears (For Morrison '71)
Booked: Stevens ('64), Woozley ('74)
Sent Off: Stevens ('71)
Leeds Team: Robinson, Maybury, Kewell, Dixon, Woodgate, Lynch, McPhail, Boyle, Matthews,
Subs: Wright (For Jones '66), (?), Evans
Leeds Scorer: Matthews ('81)
Booked: Kewell ('50)
A high turnout at Selhurst last night, unforunately saw the Palace youngsters fail in their quest for the second piece of youth silverware of the season, against a good Leeds team displaying all the attacking credentials that the Yorkshire sides first teamers desperately lack.
Palace went looking for a goal straight from the off. First chance of the game came in the 4th minute, when Kennedy linked with Morrison on the right wing. Morrison;s cross was nodded down in the box by Stephens, but Martin unfortunately couldn;t turn to get a shot in. 2 minutes later Folan;s cross from the left reached Martin, who;s header was tipped over.
The first Leeds effort then came in the 7th minute. Woozley put in a good covering tackle in the Palace box, to deny the Leeds forward Matthews. Minutes later Matthews also tried a speculative lofted shot, that Ormshaw caught easily.
In the 14th minute, a Leeds cross from the left saw a glancing header from Boyle go just wide of the right hand side of the Palace goal. The young Eagles then replied with a Folan shot from the edge of the Leeds box that struck Stephens before going wide. Five minutes after that there was a bit of a scare in the Palace box when a Leeds corner seemed to be miscued by Richard Kennedy.
Whoever it was that did get the touch did however force an excellent save from Gareth Ormshaw who arched back to tip the ball over the Palace bar.
The 18th saw another attacking Palace move. Martin did well to win the ball on the left hand touchline. His cross was tipped away by Leeds' Richardson, as far as to Kennedy who then volleyed over. It was then another 18 minutes before another chance of note, when some neat footwork and a good turn (also on the byeline) from Morrison, saw Martin head over the Leeds bar.
Leeds had by now withstood the early Palace surges and begun to get themselves back into the game, but Palace did have the earliest chance in the second period, Stephens driving a low shot from the edge of the box into the arms of the waiting keeper. 4 Minutes after that, Leeds should've scored when Kewell escaped Hibburt;s tackle but Maybury with only Gareth Ormshaw in front of him, managed to somehow head over the Palace goal. Leeds had another open chance on goal in the 60th, Matthews cross found Jones also in front of goal, but he also somehow missed.
Shortly after this, David Stephens was booked, which was later to prove his undoing, and Leeds also introduced substitute Andy Wright into an attacking left position on the wing, which also gave them another dimension. It was Wright who also had the next chance, with a run on the left and a shot wide in the 67th minute. Exactly 4 minutes after that, David Stephens the Palace forward received his marching orders for an incident that was difficult to make out on the far side of the pitch. Whatever the Palace youngster had done did prompt referee Barber to instantly
produce a red card though, without even producing a second yellow.
Palace were now coming under more pressure themselves with only 10 men present, but they
continued to push up and came close in the 79th when Folan's cross from the left (following some build up work on the right), came off a Leeds defender, and skimmed across the goal agonisingly just too far for Palace sub Richard Harris, who attacked the ball but could only see his effort hit the side netting.
Two minutes after, Leeds struck the fatal blow. A low cross from the left saw the easiest of chances for Matthews, who from 6-10 yards glanced in a low shot past the diving Ormshaw to make it 1-0. 5 minutes after, Hibburt did well to block another Leeds effort in the box, after Boyle
had picked up the loose ball.
The final chance of the game did come to Palace though. A long throw from Harris on the right saw Woozley;s upward header caught comfortably by Richardson in the goal.
So Leeds deserved their win and played some nice attacking football (again, nothing like their counterparts in the first team), of particular note for them was the excellent Andy Wright on the left hand side, who strangely was only on the subs bench.
Sadly - although they started well, some of the Palace youngsters had a slightly off night and seemed a little quiet in front of the TV cameras. However, they have had an excellent season once again, and played a lot of good football in the run in to the end of the term, and should rightly hold their heads up against the team that won last night, who are also one of the best youth sides around.
17-04-2010, 10:22 AM
That sounds good to me...
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