Dutch trip for youngsters

Eleven of Ipswich Town's FA Youth Cup winners were in the Town Reserves squad which travelled to Portsmouth on Tuesday night for their final FA Premier Reserve League fixture of the season.

Eleven of Ipswich Town's FA Youth Cup winners were in the Town Reserves squad which travelled to Portsmouth on Tuesday night for their final FA Premier Reserve League fixture of the season.

Steve McCall's side won 3-1 to lift themselves off the bottom of the league table.

But that was not the final game for the Town kids.

Several of them are in an Under-18 squad which travels to Holland today for an international youth tournament at Varsseveld near Arnhem.


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FA Youth Cup Final scorer Ed Upson is among the schoolboys included as well as Chris Casement, Stuart Ainsley, Danny Haynes, Liam Trotter and Charlie Sheringham, who also took part.

Town are in a group with a Brazilian team Pao de Acucar, Ajax, De Graafschap, and PSV Eindhoven.

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Other teams taking part are Bayer Leverkusen, Feyenoord, Paris St Germain, SC Hereenveen and the host club.

The squad, accompanied by Sammy Morgan, Ken Goody, Steve Greaves and physio Sarah Hughes, are due to return on Monday.

Ipswich Town: Andrew Plummer, Kirk Robinson, Edward Upson, Curtley Williams, Jai Reason, Jonathan Houghton, Ryan Bennett, Liam Barrett, Tony Boto, Oliver Fenn, Keiron Leabon, Luke Webster, Stuart Ainsley, Chris Casement, Danny Haynes, Liam Trotter, Charlie Sheringham and Iain Nimmo.

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