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Ipswich Town through to quarter-finals of FA Youth Cup after late Albie Armin goal at Middlesbrough




There was jubilant scenes as Albie Armin struck a late winner to book Ipswich Town a quarter-finals spot in the FA Youth Cup in a 1-0 win at Middlesbrough this afternoon.

Adem Atay's side went the closest to opening the scoring in the first half of the fifth round tie at Bishop Auckland's Heritage Park with Cameron Humphreys seeing his shot come back off the post.

But Armin – who was on target in the previous round's 3-1 come-from-behind victory against Swindon Town at Portman Road - finally broke the deadlock in the 84th minute.

Following a free-kick deep on the right-hand side, he pounced on a flicked touch, firing in on the turn from just inside the penalty area to spark the celebrations.

The single goal proved to be enough for victory with the young Blues' reward a home quarter-final tie with either Sheffield United or Bristol City with a date still to be confirmed.

Ipswich are three-time winners of the tournament – only four clubs (Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea) have won it more occasions.

Ipswich Town's under-18s will have home advantage at Portman Road in the quarter-finals of the FA Youth Cup Picture: Barry Goodwin
Ipswich Town's under-18s will have home advantage at Portman Road in the quarter-finals of the FA Youth Cup Picture: Barry Goodwin

The Suffolk side's most recent success came back in 2005.

Town: Bort, Wyss, Stewart, Baggott, Armin, Humphreys, Alexander, Cutbush, Gibbs, Valentine, Siziba.

Subs: Ridd, Bradshaw, Bello, Agbaje, Chirewa, Barbrook, Manly.

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