The FA Youth Cup

The draw for the third round proper of the FA Youth Cup has been made

Friday 17 Nov 2023

The draw for the third round proper of the FA Youth Cup was made on Friday 17 November 2023.

With clubs from the Premier League and EFL Championship entering the competition at this stage, there are 32 ties to be played.

At this stage of the competition, ties which end level after 90 minutes will go to extra time and if the score is still level, will be decided from a penalty shootout.

In the 2023-24 season, players who are eligible to take part must have reached the age of 15 years by midnight on 31 August of the current season and not reached the age of 18 years as at midnight on 31 August of the current season. So for this season, a player must have been born on or after 1 September 2005 and before 1 September 2008.

All ties are to be played by Saturday 16 December 2023, with kick-off 7pm unless mutually agreed otherwise. 


The draw

1 Harrogate Town v Brighton & Hove Albion
2 Sheffield United v Cheltenham Town or Dorking Wanderers
3 Cardiff City v Fulham
4 Luton Town v Swindon Town
5 Everton v Leighton Town or Stockport County
6 Sheffield Wednesday v Hemel Hempstead Town or Exeter City
7 Burton Albion or Chester-Le-Street United v Aston Villa
8 Morecambe or Fleetwood Town v Liverpool
9 Reading or Forest Green Rovers v Rotherham United
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Queens Park Rangers
11 Burnley v Birmingham City
12 West Ham United v Southampton
13 Plymouth Argyle v Crystal Palace
14 Grimsby Town v Nottingham Forest
15 Brentford v Tottenham Hotspur
16 Leicester City v Chelsea
17 Barnsley or Bradford City v Lincoln City or Walsall
18 Arsenal v Crewe Alexandra
19 West Bromwich Albion v AFC Bournemouth
20 Huddersfield Town v Erith & Belvedere or Charlton Athletic
21 AFC Wimbledon or Stevenage v Blackburn Rovers
22 Sunderland v Middlesbrough
23 Watford v Manchester City
24 Newcastle United v Leyton Orient or Tring Athletic
25 Ipswich Town v Swansea City
26 Norwich City v Leeds United
27 Millwall v Barking
28 Bristol City v Stoke City
29 AFC Fylde or Accrington Stanley v Hull City
30 Manchester United v Bolton Wanderers or Derby County
31 Preston North End v Coventry City
32 Gillingham or Eastleigh v Oxford United or Sutton United

Useful Resources

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