Youth football: Bognor are in cup final - again

Action from Chi City Youth versus Chi Colts under-tens
Action from Chi City Youth versus Chi Colts under-tens

There’s been precious little youth football in recent weeks because of the wet weather, but we have the action that did take place.

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Bognor Regis Town Youth 7 Rustington Otters 1

Bognor started their Challenge Cup semi-final brightly, Woody Gilbert-Jones opening the scoring with a great goal.

A second from the same player was followed by the third from Bradley Stroud with a powerful shot, leaving the keeper with no chance.

Dawid Kitowski scored the fourth before Rustington replied with a penalty to make the score 4-1 at half-time.

Gilbert-Jones completed his hat-trick after a fine cross by Ben Taylor. Two further goals for Bognor came from Gilbert-Jones and Taylor.

It was a great team performance by all and Bognor have now reached the final for the third consecutive year. It will again be played at Arundel FC.


Chi City Youth 3 Chi Colts 3

Chi Youth started this derby a much stronger team than in the teams’ last meeting and it wasn’t long before they broke through and scored.

The Colts battled back and won a corner. Harry Angell delivered a fine cross for Joe Middleton to head in the equaliser.

Early in the second half, Chi Youth pressed hard and scored two more to make it 3-1 and it looked like a defeat for the Colts.

But Middleton hit back with a goal from nowhere and Colts’ tails were up. Raith Locke hit the equaliser.

Colts pressed hard for the winner, but it did not come. In the end 3-3 was a fair result.