A review of the U18s season so far


New Member
May 4, 2012
As we're roughly halfway through the season and it's the Xmas break, I thought I'd do a review of the U18s season so far.

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The U18s played 6 preseason games and were unbeaten with 3 wins and 3 draws.

Port Vale (Home, 2-1)
Southampton (Home, 4-3)
Cheltenham Town (Away, 2-0)

Walsall (Home, 1-1)
Shrewsbury Town (Away, 2-2)
Queens Park Rangers (Home, 2-2)

Courtney Baker-Richardson scored 7 of the 13 preseason goals. Jordan Forrester scored 3, with James Maddison, Ben Stevenson and George Thomas scoring 1 each.


The U18s have played 14 matches so far in the Professional Development League 2 North and have won 5, drawn 5, and lost 4. They currently sit 3rd in the table.

Sheffield United (Home, 4-1)
Brentford (Home, 5-2)
Cardiff City (Away, 2-1)
Swansea City (Home, 2-0)
Bristol City (Away, 5-0)

Derby County (Home, 2-2)
Birmingham City (Away, 2-2)
Nottingham Forest (Home, 2-2)
Leeds United (Home, 2-2)
Sheffield Wednesday (Away, 4-4)

Huddersfield Town (Away, 3-1)
Barnsley (Away, 4-0)
Queens Park Rangers (Home, 2-1)
Birmingham City (Home, 3-1)

A total of 33 goals have been scored by the U18s in the league, with 16 different players getting on the scoresheet. Top scorer is Courtney Baker-Richardson with 6. James Maddison is second with 5, followed by Ryan Quinn, George Thomas and Jordan Shipley on 3 each.

FA Youth Cup

The U18s lost their First Round cup-tie 2-0 away at Crewe Alexandra in November.

First Team Squad Numbers

5 of the U18s received first team squad numbers (and places on the bench) this season. Courtney Baker-Richardson came on to replace Franck Moussa in the 1-1 draw at Hartlepool United in the FA Cup.

#35 Alex Gott (Goalkeeper)
#36 James Maddison(Midfielder/Forward)
#37 George Thomas (Midfielder/Forward)
#38 Courtney Baker-Richardson (Forward)
#39 Ivor Lawton (Defender/Midfielder)


The goals from the 4-1 home win against Sheffield United in September

The goals from the 5-2 home win against Brentford in October

The goals from the 2-0 home win against Swansea in November

The goals from the 2-2 home draw against Leeds in November

The goals from the 4-4 draw at Sheffield Wednesday in November

The goals from the 5-0 win at Bristol City earlier in the month
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