Booth could hear the winds of Cheshire change

Monday 13 Apr 2015
The Cheshire U18s representative side won The FA County Youth Cup Final
Cheshire County FA captain Will Booth said he was not surprised by his side's dramatic late comeback in The FA County Youth Cup Final win against Middlesex.

The Witton Albion and Kidsgrove midfielder played a key role as his troops turned a two-goal deficit on its head in the space of ten minutes with late goals from Ben Collins and Ben Greenop drawing them level before Jacob Evans' audacious winner from just inside the opposition half at the home of Barnet FC. 

Middlesex 2-3 Cheshire

The FA County Youth Cup
The Final
Sunday 12 April 2015
The Hive, Barnet FC

He said: "It sounds unbelievable, but that's just Cheshire, we've done it all season. We were 3-1 down in the first round of this competition and we came back to win 4-3. 

"To come back from two down and win in the way we did, that's the best feeling I've had so far in my footballing career. 

"I just need to go and hug my mum for a minute; it's the best thing that I've ever come across on the football field."

The Cheshire team has more business to attend to next week, with Booth already looking forward to an Association of Northern Counties semi-final which takes place on Saturday. 

And Booth was quick to praise Evans for his winning goal, which was certainly helped on its way in by the strong wind, but insisted it was no fluke. 

Manager David Fernyhough made sure his charges were fully aware of how to use the blustery conditions at the Hive to their advantage for the second-half turnaround.

He added: "It was an amazing goal, but that's Jacob for you, he's an absolute top lad. 

"The wind did have an effect the game for sure: they got their two goals from set pieces and used it to their advantage in that respect. But we made an effort to capitalise on it in the second half, and look what happened: it was a perfect end to the game for us."

By Andy Lloyd-Williams Reporter