FA YOUTH CUP: Swindon Town v Liverpool

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  • REPORTING BY SAM MORSHEAD
  • Town knocked out of FA Cup by Liverpool
  • FT: Town 0 Liverpool 5 (Helm og 9; Ibe 24; Dunn 27, 44; Sinclair 52)

8:56pm

Get all the reaction to tonight's game in tomorrow's Swindon Advertiser. We're logging off here. Thanks for being our guests throughout the evening.

No more FA Youth Cup for Swindon Town in 2012/13. Here's to next year.

8:52pm

FULL-TIME

Swindon Town 0 Liverpool 5 (Helm og 9; Ibe 24; Dunn 27, 44; Sinclair 52)

It was a valiant display from the Robins who were outclassed on the nightly. 

But there's no shame in that when you're playing Liverpool. Jordon Ibe was sensational for the visitors, and Jack Dunn dangerous throughout.

It's a defeat but Town kept battling. Nothing to be ashamed of.

8:48pm

Great block by Ferguson to deny Dunn a hat-trick.

8:44pm

Randall thrashes over for the Reds from 10 yards out.

8:43pm

Dunn fires against the post after great work from substitute Sam Gainford in the build-up.

8:39pm

Attendance here tonight is 1,533. Great effort from those who turned out.

8:31pm

Randall breaks into the area but his goalbound shot is blocked by Oakley.

8:30pm

SWINDON SUBSTITUTION

Liam Walsh for Aaron Ferris, 73

8:29pm

LIVERPOOL SUSBTITUTION

Connor Randall for Kris Petersen, 72

8:29pm

LIVERPOOL SUBSTITUTION

Seyi Ojo for Yalany Baio, 72

8:22pm

The game has calmed down once again, with Swindon making the occasional forray into opposition territory. But Liverpool are well in control.

8:17pm

SWINDON SUBSTITUTION

Salvyn Kisitu for Jake Simpson, 59

8:16pm

SWINDON SUBSTITUTION

Lee Marshall for Jake Johns, 59

8:14pm

Waldon latches onto a long ball but his volley loops over.

8:13pm

Helm to the rescue again, this time the Swindon keeper prevents Lussey's effort from finding the net.

8:13pm

Helm pushes Petersen's shot round a post. Liverpool are utterly dominant.

8:12pm

Dunn has two shots blocked from range as the visitors continue to threaten.

8:11pm

Helm pushes Dunn's shot wide as Liverpool push for a sixth.

8:09pm

GOAL

Swindon Town 0 Liverpool 5 (Jerome Sinclair, 52)

Town mess around with the ball in their own final third and Liverpool captain Jordan Lussey slides in Sinclair, who chips Helm.

8:02pm

And we're off once again at the County Ground with Swindon attacking the Town End.

8:01pm

The two teams are back out for the second half.

7:48pm

HALF-TIME

Swindon Town 0 Liverpool 4 (Helm og 9; Ibe 24; Dunn 27, 44)

Jordon Ibe has been a major factor in Liverpool's first-half romp at the County Ground, scoring once and setting up two of the Reds' four goals.

Town have shown glimpses of class but they have struggled to keep possession for long enough to get into the game.

7:47pm

GOAL

Swindon Town 0 Liverpool 4 (Dunn, 44)

Peterson avoids Matty  Jones down the right and pulls back for Dunn who slots home. Classic goal. Good finish.

7:46pm

Swindon have a golden chance two minutes before the break, as the ball lands at the feet of Mark Francis following Aaron Ferris' cross from the right.

However, it takes the striker by surprise and he can't get enough on it to beat Ryan Fulton.

7:41pm

Just over five minutes to go until half-time and Town are trying to halt the Liverpool tide. They'll struggle to do the King Canute job if they continue to lose possession so easily up front. There's very little support for the two strikers.

7:33pm

Dunn's effort from range is spilled by Helm, but the Town stopper is up to claim it at the second attempt.

7:31pm

Kris Peterson dances through the Robins' rearguard to bear down on goal but he lashes over from eight yards. Should have hit the target.

7:31pm

Jordon Ibe is a cut above the rest here tonight. Skillful on the ball, running at players at pace, a bullet shot and tremendous vision to tee up Liverpool's third. Truly excellent stuff.

7:30pm

GOAL

Swindon Town 0 Liverpool 3 (Jack Dunn, 27)

Ibe produces a sensational reverse pass to pick out Dunn who cuts inside to slide past Helm. Easy for Liverpool.

7:27pm

GOAL

Swindon Town 0 Liverpool 2 (Jordon Ibe 24)

He's been the difference so far and Ibe ghosts through the challenges to lash home from 20 yards. Cracking goal.

7:25pm

Waldon's header wide from an offside position is the only major chance of note since the goal. Very attritional in midfield from both sides. Nothing to report.

7:18pm

Having cursed Town by saying they were well in the game just moments before they fell behind, I'm hesitant to make this next comment...

Swindon are dealing well with falling behind and have looked the more dangerous team since the goal.

7:12pm

GOAL

Swindon Town 0 Liverpool 1 (Helm og 9)

A really unfortunate moment for the young keeper who sees Jordon Ibe's shot bounce back off his body and into the net.

7:12pm

Town are more than matching their guests in the opening exchanges, with Connor Waldon having the game's first pop at goal in the eighth minute. 

7:02pm

And we're off at the County Ground with Swindon attacking the Stratton Bank.

6:59pm

The teams are out at the County Ground. Town in red, Liverpool in that curious black/blue.

6:56pm

Five minutes until kick-off at the County Ground. Liverpool go into the game off the back of a victory over Middlesbrough, Town following a defeat to Plymouth.

Who knows what will happen tonight.

6:54pm

The club are expecting an attendance of in excess of 1,000 tonight although it is still unclear what the final number will be closer to.

6:50pm

Alex Ferguson is planning on using all his relative experience to help guide Town's younger players through tonight's game.

Here's what the Swindon captain had to say in today's Adver:

“Everyone’s looking forward to it, all the players are buzzing for it.

“We can’t wait for a big crowd at the County Ground hopefully.

“The first round against Newport last year I was involved in, and then against Birmingham and Man City I was involved.

“Me and all the second-year lads take it on well and we’ll make sure they feel comfortable, especially the under 16s as well because it’s quite a big stage to play on.

“We’ve got to step up our game and everyone will because it’s such a big stage and we need to get the result.”

6:41pm

Town reached this stage of the competition by knocking out Sholing and Cirencester - both by the same 6-1 scoreline.

You can relive those matches by clicking right here and right here for Andy Warren's two match reports.

Swindon Advertiser: Alex Ferguson scores Town's fourth

ALEX FERGUSON NETS AGAINST SHOLING

6:39pm

We're expecting Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers to be in attendance at the County Ground this evening.

6:37pm

We're expecting Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers to be in attendance at the County Ground this evening.

6:35pm

Swindon youth team coach Paul Bodin is unsure how his young players will respond to the test in front of them this evening.

In today's Advertiser he said he'd get a good understanding of their mental strength from their respective performances tonight.

“It challenges their mental side as well as their physical and technical side," he said.

Swindon Advertiser: Paul Bodin

PAUL BODIN

“The mental side is a big part of the game. How do you challenge them without putting that pressure on them? How do they know if they can handle a big game situation?

“Playing at the training ground on a Saturday morning there’s 50 people watching and it’s a totally different scenario.

“Have they got the mental strength to deal with that? You’ll be able to tell."

CLICK ON THE TOWN LEGEND'S FACE TO HEAR MORE FROM HIM AHEAD OF TONIGHT'S CLASH

6:32pm

TEAM NEWS

LIVERPOOL v Swindon Town: Fulton, McLaughlin, Maguire, Jones, Heaton, Baio, Peterson, Lussey, Sinclair, Dunn, Ibe

6:32pm

TEAM NEWS

SWINDON TOWN v Liverpool: Helm; Murden, Da Costa, Oakley, Jones; Ferris, Johns, Ferguson, Simpson; Waldon, Francis

6:30pm

Good evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the Advertiser’s live coverage of Swindon Town’s FA Youth Cup third round clash with Liverpool.

It’s been a fortnight since the last live football at the County Ground, but we’ve got a bonus match tonight as Town’s next generation take to the hallowed turf in SN1 to pit their wits against their top-flight guests.

If you can’t get to the game, fear not, stick with us for the most thorough updates you’ll find and check out tomorrow’s Adver for a full report from the game.

Enjoy!

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8:13pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Swindon1984 says...

Heading out it seems but fair play to the kids for getting this far and I'm sure it will have been good experience regardless of the outcome. Hats off to Bodin as well for bringing some genuine talent to the attention of the first team, as well as the players themselves of course.
Heading out it seems but fair play to the kids for getting this far and I'm sure it will have been good experience regardless of the outcome. Hats off to Bodin as well for bringing some genuine talent to the attention of the first team, as well as the players themselves of course. Swindon1984

9:05pm Tue 4 Dec 12

mancrobin says...

Never mind lads. Sounds like you put up a great fight in front of a very healthy attendence.

No doubt a great experience and much to build on.

COYR
Never mind lads. Sounds like you put up a great fight in front of a very healthy attendence. No doubt a great experience and much to build on. COYR mancrobin

9:12pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

Maybe I'm a bit of an old cynic but I'm struggling to see why the Adver has been raving about this season's youth team. Two cup games against non-league opposition have given them an easy path to this stage of the competition. If the Adver wants to give the youth team blanket coverage, fair enough. But let's have it every season, not just because the luck of the draw gave them a game against Liverpool. Obviously there is no disgrace in losing to Liverpool. However, shouldn't we also keep the games against Sholing and Cirencester in perspective?.
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Didn't realise until a few minutes ago that Jordan Ibe is the lad who scored for Wycombe when he was 15 (and got booked for over-celebrating?). He clearly has a lot of talent.
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It's great to see our youngsters breaking into the first team. Whether that's down to their talent and application, the management of the youth set-up or a mixture of the two, I don't know - but it's a very pleasing outcome.
Maybe I'm a bit of an old cynic but I'm struggling to see why the Adver has been raving about this season's youth team. Two cup games against non-league opposition have given them an easy path to this stage of the competition. If the Adver wants to give the youth team blanket coverage, fair enough. But let's have it every season, not just because the luck of the draw gave them a game against Liverpool. Obviously there is no disgrace in losing to Liverpool. However, shouldn't we also keep the games against Sholing and Cirencester in perspective?. . Didn't realise until a few minutes ago that Jordan Ibe is the lad who scored for Wycombe when he was 15 (and got booked for over-celebrating?). He clearly has a lot of talent. . It's great to see our youngsters breaking into the first team. Whether that's down to their talent and application, the management of the youth set-up or a mixture of the two, I don't know - but it's a very pleasing outcome. Oi Den!

10:21pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Another view says...

Just like Man City last season this was a step too far for our kids. If Liverpool's and City's youngsters can cope with the physical side of premier league football, then things look good for the national side 5 years down the line.

Hopefully our guys will learn from playing against such class. It was a joy to watch even though it hurt to see them get such a harsh lesson.
Just like Man City last season this was a step too far for our kids. If Liverpool's and City's youngsters can cope with the physical side of premier league football, then things look good for the national side 5 years down the line. Hopefully our guys will learn from playing against such class. It was a joy to watch even though it hurt to see them get such a harsh lesson. Another view

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