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FA Youth Cup: Histon Land Dream Liverpool Tie After Sinking Bantams

Just as Bradford's senior side upset Premier League Aston Villa, Histon made the Coral Windows Stadium a cup fortress of their own.

Just as Bradford’s senior side upset Premier League Aston Villa, Histon made the Coral Windows Stadium a cup fortress of their own.Bo

Football Conference Youth Alliance Premier Division side Histon made history last night as they beat Bradford City on penalties after a tough 2-2 draw in the third round of the FA Youth Cup.

A fantasy tie against Liverpool now awaits the Blue Square Bet North club’s under-18s after the win at the Coral Windows Stadium – a ground known for it’s cup upsets in recent weeks.

Connor Erangey scored for Bradford in the opening two minutes as Histon feared the worse.

But they stayed strong and Matthew Walters equalised for the away side minutes before the half-time whistle.

The game remained 1-1 for the remainder of the 90 minutes but Nicholas Freeman gave the Stutes the lead for the first time only six minutes into extra-time.

Connor Bower equalised for the Bantams five minutes later to force the tie to penalties.

Histon goalkeeper Barney McLaughlin proved to be the hero in the penalty shoot-out as the stopper denied Scott Brown’s fourth effort after Andrew Boote missed Bradford’s previous spot-kick.

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About Tom Bennett

I'm a 21-year-old Multimedia Journalism student at Bournemouth University aspiring to be one of Britain's top sports journalists. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for contact and further information.

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