FA Youth Cup 5th Round
Wednesday 6th February 2002 - KO 7pm
The AXA sponsored FA Youth Cup
Stuart Hole - Expected to be Captain against BarnsleyYouth Team boss Michael Forsyth won't have to make much effort with his teamtalk before Wanderers FA Youth Cup Fifth Round tie with Barnsley. The reward for the youngsters if they get through is a potential trip to Old Trafford to play Manchester United's up and coming stars.
However, whatever happens Wanderers will be making history by being the first Wycombe Wanderers side to represent the Club at this stage of the competition. Wanderers are likely to led by First Year Scholar Stuart Hole. The striker turned defender scored one of the goals in Wycombe's 2-2 draw with Norwich City in the last round and also notched one of seven coolly taken spot-kicks in the penalty shoot out.
Wycombe Probable: Tom Gott, Pat Lynott, Ryan Parsons, Luke Oliver, Stuart Hole, Jack Smillie, Billy Harding, Lewis Cook, Jonny Dixon, Mark Philo, John-Paul Kelly - subs from Matt Heggie, James Rogers, Kai Sudheimer, Matt Fox, Luke Sheekey, Andy Reilly and Matty Warner
Wanderers should need no reminding that this will be the toughest test of their short careers. The Tykes are an academy side and recorded an impressive 3-0 victory at Reading to reach the Fifth Round stage. Highly rated striker Ashley Scothern opened the scoring for The Tykes on 20 minutes and Liverpool born forward Griff Jones made it 2-0 thirteen minutes into the second-half. Jones wrapped the tie up in the 80th minute after he capitalised on a defensive error by The Royals. In the previous round Barnsley enjoyed a 3-1 victory at Derby County where the goals came from Calum Selby, Griff Jones and substitute Tom Baker. Selby is long shot specialist and Wanderers will have to watch the 2nd Year scholar during the tie at Oakwell.
Barnsley Youth Team coach Mark Smith knows that the level of expectation on his team playing in front of their home supporters is high. He told the Official Barnsley website ( "It will be the first big home game we have had in the cup this season and it is easier playing away because there is no pressure. We are playing alright but there still is room for improvement although I am a little concerned that the occasion could get to some of our players on Wednesday. We are expected to progress against a team from a lower Nationwide league and start the game favourites so we will just have to see how our players cope with that".
Barnsley Probable: Craig Parry, Grant Black, Robert Williams, Calum Selby, Coulson, Adam Oldham, Christopher Cox, Richard Carrington, Griff Jones, Asheley Scothern, Nicky Wroe. Subs: Mark Shackleton, Dale Tonge, Meechan, Ryan Laight, Tom Baker.
Wanderers under pressure in the Under 19's game with Brighton on 2 Feb 2002
For those not travelling to the game there will be full match commentary on SwanFM (107.4 FM). See on Thursday morning for a full match report from Oakwell.

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Wanderers Youth Team programme 2000/2001
The Wanderers Youth Team play their home League games at Molins Sports Ground in Princes Risborough.
Click here for location map of Molins Sports Ground
Admission is FREE and a programme is produced for all Under 19 fixtures.
The programme won the Wirral Programme Club Youth Team Programme of the Season for 1999/2000.


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