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NWYFL League Cup Finals – U16

Swindon Rangers lifted the North Wilts Youth League U16 Cup after seeing off a battling FC Chippenham side on penalties.

Chippenham created the first chance of the match with James Robinson testing Rangers keeper Nathan Townsend.

Clint Lomax then went close for Swindon Rangers before Ty Mifsud set up Charlie McCuish to neatly tap home on 13 minutes.

Sean Wilkinson then made it 2-0 after side footing into the net at the near post on 27 minutes.

FC Chippenham continued to push forward in the second half but it was Rangers who created the first meaningful chance of the second half with Callum Howse curling wide.

Finlay Taylor then made a fine save from Mifsud before Taylor Burt volleyed wide from a free-kick.

With just 15 minutes remaining, Chippenham pulled a goal back, Zach Soonsup-Bell heading home from Lewis Morrissey’s corner.

Joel Smedley then went close for Chippenham before teammate Morrissey scored a great header in off the post with just four minutes remaining to level the match.

Both sides pushed for a winner in extra-time but it was Rangers who came closest to scoring, Mifsud hitting the post from a close range header.

The match eventually went to penalties with FC Chippenham’s Oscar Webster stepping up first only to have his kick saved by Rangers keeper Townsend. Burt then sent Rangers 1-0 up with the next kick.

Caine Bradbury then got Chippenham off the mark in the shootout before Rangers’ McCuish made it 2-1.

Andrew Keightly then missed for Chippenham with Rangers’ Lomax making it 3-1.

Kyle Pogue-Elms kept Chippenham in it but Rangers made no mistake with their fourth penalty, Mifsud holding his nerve to clinch victory for his side.


Match report courtesy of Your Sport Swindon

See all the goals from normal time in the FC Chippenham Youth v Swindon Rangers U16 match here

View the penalty shootout here

Click here for player interviews – Swindon Rangers’ Charlie McCuish & Regan Lach 

Match highlights


NWYFL Cup Sponsors

U12 NWYFL Cup Sponsor:  Swindon Town FC Community Foundation

U13 NWYFL Cup Sponsor:  Your Sport Swindon

U14 NWYFL Cup Sponsor:  Steve Hale Goalkeeping School

U15 NWYFL Cup Sponsor:  Big Yellow Self Storage

U16 NWYFL Cup Sponsor: STEP Swindon

U18 NWYFL Cup Sponsor: M.E.C.A Swindon

Updated: May 24, 2017 — 11:15 am
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