Connor Heath scores twice as Crewe advance in FA Youth Cup

Wednesday 12 Dec 2018
Ashton Gate

Caitlin Bennett

I am a first year Sports Journalism student and the University of Gloucestershire. I am extremely passionate about sports, especially football. I am very excited to be part of The FA Young Reporters' Club, as I will get some great experience. 

Crewe Alexandra advance to the fourth round of The FA Youth Cup after they beat Bristol City 2-1.

The Clifton Suspension bridge glistened in the background of a floodlit Ashton Gate, which was fitting for this festive fixture.

City went into this game on the back of four losses and one draw in their last five games. Whereas, the visitors had won three of their last five games.

Bristol City 1-2 Crewe
  • FA Youth Cup
  • Third Round
  • Tuesday 11 December 2018
  • Ashton Gate
Crewe took the lead just three minutes in when Connor Heath finished easily past City goalkeeper Will Buse.

Despite being 1-0 down, the hosts looked strong and enjoyed a good run of play which paid off in the 14th minute as Samuel Pearson turned and buried the ball into the bottom left corner, to bring his side level.

A free-kick was awarded to the visitors just two minutes later. Heath stepped up and found the back of the net from 25 yards to put his team back into the lead.

Stand out man Pearson came close for the hosts in the 55th minute after being played in by Sam Bell. Pearson took the ball around Crewe goalkeeper Sam Booth for an easy tap in, but put the ball wide.

The Crewe youngsters showed great sportsmanship in helping City’s Vince Harper recover from cramp after the midfielder’s attempt at goal curled narrowly above the crossbar.

The home side dominated the second half, creating chance after chance, as the Railwaymen began to tire.

Pearson had another attempt in the final minute of the game, but his strike was saved magnificently by Booth.

Crewe face Leicester City in round four.

By Caitlin Bennett at Ashton Gate