Barnet's Hive Stadium to host FA County Youth Cup Final

Thursday 12 Mar 2015
The Hive, home of Barnet FC

The FA has confirmed this season's FA County Youth Cup Final will be held at Barnet's Hive Stadium on Sunday 12 April.

Middlesex, winners in 1951, 1956, 1962 and 1972, will take on Cheshire, who themselves claimed County Youth Cup victory in 1984. 

Middlesex v Cheshire

The FA County Youth Cup Final
2pm, Sunday 12 April 2015
The Hive, Barnet FC

After starting in the 1944-45 season, the competition is celebrating its 71st year and comes to Barnet's impressive new home for the very first time.

Middlesex came through four games to reach the Final. Entering the Cup at the second round stage, they beat Somerset at home 5-0 before heading up to Wiltshire where they triumphed 2-1. 

It was the same scoreline in their other two ties, beating Durham at Northwood and then Lancashire in the semi-final away in Leyland. 

Cheshire have faced one more match, starting in the first round and playing four back-to-back ties at home. 

West Riding (3-2), Northumberland (4-3), East Riding (1-0) and Worcestershire (4-1) all succumbed before they travelled to Liverpool's Walton Hall Park ground in the last-four. 

The semi-final ended 1-1 after extra-time but the Cheshire side came through 4-2 on penalties to secure their visit to Barnet for the Final. 

The Route to The Final
First Round
Cheshire 3-2 West Riding

Second Round
Middlesex 5-0 Somerset
Cheshire 4-3 Northumberland

Third Round
Wiltshire 1-2 Middlesex
Cheshire 1-0 East Riding 

Fourth Round
Middlesex 2-1 Durham
Cheshire 4-1 Worcestershire 

Semi-Finals
Lancashire 1-2 Middlesex
Liverpool 1-1 Cheshire

By FA Staff