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FA YOUTH CUP: Swindon Town v Cirencester Town
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- FULL-TIME: Swindon Town 6 (Waldon 15, 32 78; Ferguson 21, 48; Ferris 70) Cirencester Town 1 (James 77)
- Ryan Rawlins sent off late on for Town
- Town face Liverpool in round three.
FULL-TIME: Swindon Town 6 Cirencester Town 1
90 minutes: Town have Ryan Rawlins sent off for a nasty looking tackle on Cox, and the visitors nearly take advantage only for Helm to save a thunderous free-kick from Adam Mace.
78 minutes: GOAL 6-1 TOWN (Waldon): But the attempted comeback doesn't last long as Waldon completes his treble.
77 minutes: GOAL 5-1 (JAMES): The visitors grab one back with a well-struck effort
70 minutes: GOAL 5-0 TOWN (Ferris): Ciren skipper Reuban Keating stumbles on the ball, and is robbed by Ferris who fires home.
Substitution: Liam Walsh on, Jake Simpson off.
61 minutes: Waldon drives wide
SUB: Luke Murden off, Tommy Holland on.
49 minutes GOAL 4-0 TOWN (Ferguson): Town score a superb fourth as Ferguson lashes home after Francis' knockdown.
Back underway again at the start of the second half.
HALF TIME: SWINDON TOWN 3 CIRENCESTER 0
44 minutes: Another good cross from Jones, but Aaron Ferris can't quite reach it.
Just a few minutes left in the first half here, where Town have come back from a slow start to all-but secure their place in round three.
32 minutes GOAL 3-0 TOWN (Waldon): Mathew Jones whips in a great ball, and Waldon connects to make it 3-0.
25 minutes: Could easily be 3-0, but Luke Berwick saves superbly from Mark Francis.
21 minutes: GOAL 2-0 TOWN (Ferguson): A nice ball through the middle sets the captain free, and he finishes superbly to double Town's tally. Nice little jig to celebrate, too.
15 minutes: GOAL 1-0 TOWN (Waldon) The striker heads home a long free-kick to give the home side the lead.
13 minutes: Another big chance for the visitors but Naoki Montoya heads over.
Seven minutes: Big early chance for Ciren but Jack Smith heads straight at Josh Helm.
Ciren having a fair amount of the ball so far.
We are underway
Teams are out, and we are ready to go!
Leigh Bedwell, Louis Thompson and Aaron Oakley here to watch their friends and teammates this evening, while another, Miles Storey, is starting for England Under 19s.
Swindon Town team: Helm; Murden, Johns, Da Costa, Jones; Ferris, Rawlins, Ferguson(capt), Simpson; Francis, Waldon.
Subs: Walsh, Mathews, McCormack, Holland, Moody.
Kick-off is at 7pm this evening, so if you can't get down to the County Ground, stay here for live updates.
It is always a big occasion for youth team players to get the chance to perform on the first team pitch, and tonight is no different at the County Ground.
The prize for the winners of tonight's game between Swindon Town and Cirencester Town is a home clash with Liverpool, but manager Paul Bodin wants his side to concentrate on the job in hand.
“I am five players down out of 14 full time apprentices, so we are going to need to get some of the younger guys to step up,” he said.
“They have had some integration into the team, so it is not as if they are coming straight into the unknown.
“The most important thing is to put in a big performance and to do ourselves justice.
“In every game we set objectives that we want to get out of the game, and those can be personal ones or objectives for the whole team.
“If we can meet them then we will be okay, and we will be doing all we can to play good football and help the boys develop.
“The Liverpool game is there and that would be an amazing game for the young boys to be involved in if we can get through, but I am sure it will motivate both teams on the night so we can’t get too carried away.”
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