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FA Youth Cup R4 Match Preview: Bournemouth vs. Cardiff City

Cardiff City’s U18 side face Bournemouth U18 in the FA Youth Cup Fourth Round at Vitality Stadium on Tuesday, January 14th – 7pm kick-off.

Tickets are priced at £5 for Adults, £3 for Concessions & U21s and £1 for Wheelchair Users.

The Bluebirds defeated Ipswich Town U18 2-1 after extra-time in the Third Round at Cardiff City Stadium.

The Opposition

Bournemouth progressed to the Fourth Round by defeating Barnet U18 4-3 at Vitality Stadium on Wednesday, December 11th. 

All four of the Cherries’ goals came in the first-half through Christian Saydee’s brace and respective strikes from Harvey Bertrand and Luke Pardoe. 

Although, the visitor’s staged a second period fightback with Wraynel Hercules, Enrico Greco and Okem Chime getting on the scoresheet, but the Bees couldn’t find a leveller and the host’s progressed.

In the Hot Seat

36-year-old Alan Connell was named Bournemouth U18 Head Coach in July 2017 after being involved with their Academy. 

The former forward made over 100 appearances for the Cherries as a player and had a successful playing career - gaining promotions with AFCB, Swindon Town and Bradford City. 

Connell’s furthest FA Youth Cup run with Bournemouth came in 2018/19 when they reached the Quarter-Final stage and were knocked out by Manchester City U18. 

Catch-Up: Extended highlights of the match will be available to subscribers of Cardiff City TV.

Social: Live updates will come via our official Academy Twitter account, @CF11Academy!

Article: Richard Early