FAYC Preview: Cambridge United vs Leeds United

FAYC Preview: Cambridge United vs Leeds United

Young Whites in FA Youth Cup action.

Scott Gardner’s Under 18s side will take on Cambridge United in the FA Youth Cup Fourth Round on Wednesday evening (19:00) at the Abbey Stadium. 

With the competition now at the Fourth Round stage, both teams are playing for the possibility of a home encounter against either Nottingham Forest or Peterborough United in the next round. 

The Whites comprehensively defeated Coventry City away from home last time out to set up this tie with the U’s, which is the only win of the competition up to now for Gardner’s side having entered at the Third Round stage.

Cambridge will be playing their fourth match of the competition on Wednesday evening. The first two rounds saw wins against Southend United and Corinthian Casuals set up a clash with Oxford United. A dramatic penalty shootout after extra-time sent the U’s through following a 2-2 draw in normal time. 

Leeds have previously won the competition twice. A comprehensive 4-1 victory over rivals Manchester United in the final of the 1992/93 season lifted the cup, then four years later a 3-1 win over Crystal Palace in the final brought the trophy to West Yorkshire for a second time. 

Cambridge have never lifted the FA Youth Cup trophy but will be looking to progress as far as possible in the competition. The first team famously won their Third Round clash away at Newcastle United this month, so the Cup spirit is certainly alive and well at the Abbey Stadium. 

Fans are able to attend the match to support the Whites with ticket information below, or alternatively the game is available to stream through LUTV. We will also have live and up to date blog coverage right here on leedsunited.com, with a report and reaction to follow after the match. 

Ticket Information:

Adults: £3

Concessions: £1

Tickets are available online until 6:30pm on Wednesday, by CLICKING HERE

Only the Main Stand will be open for this fixture and entry into the stadium is via e-ticket only. Should fans not be able to purchase an e-ticket for any reason, the Abbey Stadium Ticket Office will be open ahead of the match.

How to watch:

If you can’t make the game but still want to see what’s going on, you can enjoy a live stream through LUTV! 

If you would rather see live text updates, we will have an online blog on leedsunited.com, covering every kick.


Cambridge: Jimmy Unwin

Leeds: Scott Gardner