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Full Time: Carlisle U18s 1 Barnsley U18s 2

4 November 2014

Carlisle 1 (Hammell 15)
Barnsley 2 (Wardle 44, Bree 74)

Barnsley's Under 18s booked their place in the second round of the FA Youth Cup after defeating Carlisle United 2-1 at Brunton Park.

Having gone behind to a sublime free-kick from Connor Hammell with quarter-of-an-hour played, Barnsley's youngsters turned the tie on its head thanks to goals from Louis Wardle and James Bree.

After a decent start, Wardle had the first real chance of the match with a header that went straight at Eccles before Carlisle took the lead.

Connor Hammell lined up a free-kick 30 yards out and curled an unstoppable strike into the top corner with Rusling well-beaten.

Barnsley didn't let their heads drop and were rewarded thanks to the persistence of the energetic Wardle - aged just 15 - when he pounced on a poor back-pass a minute before the break.

The forward kept his nerve when one-on-one with Eccles as he slotted home at the near post to haul his side level.

Both sides were sloppy in possession but it was Barnsley that made the breakthrough in the second half after a brilliant move down the left.

Talent Ndlovu slipped the ball into the path of the advancing Templeton and just when it seemed Louis Wardle couldn't control the left-back's delivery, James Bree swept home from 15 yards on 74 minutes.

Reds XI: Rusling, Jeffs, Templeton, Cowgill, Holgate, Alton, Pedro, Ndlovu, Gooda, Bree, Wardle.

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