Academy. Young Magpies learn FA Youth Cup third round opponents

21 Nov 23

Newcastle United Under-18s have been handed a home tie against Leyton Orient in the third round of the FA Youth Cup.

The Toon teenagers, who currently occupy fourth spot in the Under-18 Premier League North, were one of 32 sides to join the competition at the third round stage and the cup tie will take place on home soil, with a date, venue and kick-off time to be confirmed on in due course.

The young Magpies have won the competition twice in their history after tasting success in 1962 before a side including Geordie midfielder Paul Gascoigne, lifted the cup in 1985.

Newcastle reached the quarter-finals of the prestigious youth tournament in 2016/17 but their impressive run was ended by Tottenham Hotspur in a 5-3 defeat at St. James’ Park while a Magpies side involving Elliot Anderson reached the last-eight stage four years later before losing out to eventual winners Aston Villa.

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