Colchester United beat MK Dons to reach Fifth Round of FA Youth Cup

Colchester United are through to the Fifth Round of the FA Youth Cup. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Colchester United are through to the Fifth Round of the FA Youth Cup. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Colchester United are through to the last 16 of the FA Youth Cup for the first time since 2004-2005.

The U’s saw off MK Dons 2-0 at the Weston Homes Community Stadium last night and are the only League Two side left in the competition.

They got off to a flying start, as with just four minutes on the clock, a ball from the left deflected into the path of Sam Cornish and he buried his shot from 12 yards.

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The visitors almost drew level five minutes before half-time when Liam Sole’s effort went just wide.

But the U’s went in one ahead and, after surviving some scares early in the second half, they doubled their advantage.


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Home substitute Andre Hassanally crossed for Callum Jones, who got to the ball before his man with a neat near post finish.

And the U’s saw the rest of the game out to make progress and book a home clash with Reading in the next round.

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