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Chelsea reach FAYC semis with victory over Blackpool

Chelsea are into the FA Youth Cup semifinals after victory over Blackpool.

Chelsea earned a hard-fought 3-2 victory over a spirited Blackpool side. Harvey Vale scored the pick of the bunch with a delightful left-footed shot which found the top corner of the net.

Chelsea went a goal down to Jake Daniels in the opening moments of the game. But they responded well as Vale's long-range effort gave the keeper no chance as it found the top corner of the net.

Malik Mothersille added another goal to his tally in this competition on the stroke of half-time to give Chelsea the lead. Blues were pegged back momentarily after a Luke Badley-Morgan own goal.

However, they were only behind for a short while though as after Derrick Abu won a penalty, Charlie Webster sent the keeper the wrong way to secure the win.


Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Prince Adegoke; Derrick Abu, Luke Badley-Morgan, Brodie Hughes, Dylan Williams; Lewis Hall, Charlie Webster; Silko Thomas (Leo Castledine 90+5), Ronnie Stutter (Jimi Tauriainen 73), Harvey Vale; Malik Mothersille (Tudor Mendel-Idowu 90).

Unused Subs: Ted Curd, Josh Tobin, Zain Silcott-Duberry.
Scorers:Harvey Vale 14; Malik Mothersille 42; Charlie Webster 72.

Blackpool(4-4-2): Alan Machlachlan; Jack Moore, Tyler Hill (James Harrison 88), Tayt Trusty,Will Squires, Michael Fitzgerald (c) (Johnson Opawole 72), Darren Francis (Prince Yelegan 80), Luke Mariette, Jake Daniels, Arnold Matshazi, Joe Strawn.

Unused Subs: Archie Cunningham, Johnny Johnston, Kwaku Donkor, Luke Byron.
Scorers: Jake Daniels 6; Luke Badley Morgan 59 (OG).
Booked: Jack Moore 62; Tyler Hill 88.
Red Card: Jack Moore 90+4.

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