Emley AFC are hoping their newly-formed under-18s can be as successful as their under 23 counterparts.

Recently the likes of strikers George Doyle, Jack Bennett and winger Lennon O’Grady have been promoted from Sam Sutton’s under 23s to the first team.

Having created a successful pathway from the under 23s to the first team, Emley under 18s boss Dom Webster is hoping his group of players will be able to create some stars for the future. 

It’s the Pewits under 18s first ever competitive game tonight (Wednesday September 1) as they play Staveley Miners Welfare in the FA Youth Cup at the Fantastic Media Welfare ground, 7.30pm kick-off.

On the game Webster said: “We are extremely proud to be representing Emley in this cup. It’d be fantastic to see how far we can go. Staveley are an experienced team at this level and it will be a difficult test. 

“It would be great to see as many people come down to the game as possible. We as a club don’t have the finances to go out and buy players. We need to create a pathway and the under 18s are a start to that.”

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Webster added: “We want to win every game and whatever competition we are in I want us to be successful. The FA Cup is the oldest competition in the world and everyone dreams of playing in it. Every young player would like to win the youth cup.

“We’ll go out and give 100% and see what happens.”