U18 FA Youth Cup

U18 Match Preview: Cardiff City vs. Colchester United  

Cardiff City’s U18 team host Colchester United U18 in the Professional Development League at Cardiff International Sports Stadium on Saturday, January 25th – 11am kick-off and free entry!
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The Opposition

Colchester United currently sit eighth in the Professional Development League Group South standings, with 15 points from their four wins, three draws and eight losses.

The U’s concluded the 2018/19 campaign bottom of the Group South standings and had seven less points than they presently have in 2019/20, despite having played 13 more matches.

Moreover, Saturday’s visitors have scored 29 goals and conceded 48 in the Professional Development League so far this season.

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In the Hot Seat

Liam Bailey has been Colchester United’s Lead U18 Coach since November 2016.

Only months before, Bailey had been appointed U18 Assistant Coach of the U’s, but took the top job when David Wright left to manage Norwich City’s U18 side.

Last Time Out

The teams last met in November 2019 in the Professional Development League and the Bluebirds comfortably won 7-3 at Florence Park.

Kieron Evans netted a brace, while Siyabonga Ligendza, Joshua Rippon, Isaak Davies, Sam Parsons and James Crole also got on the scoresheet for City.

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!

Match Preview: Richard Early