Citys kids have secured a place in the F.A. Youth Cup final despite a 2-1 reverse at
Highfield Road last night.
The youth team took a four goal lead into the second leg after trouncing the Magpies at
St. James Park last week, and their 5-2 aggregate win means they will now face West Ham in
Although the City youngsters were disappointed with the defeat, youth academy director
Richard Money believes they were in a very difficult situation.
"The boys came in as if they had lost the tie last night because they wanted to
show the people of Coventry they can play, but it was a strange situation for them.
"They were winning 4-0 and they could touch what they had been trying to achieve
all season, and yet they werent there. In many ways that can make you afraid of what
"Its been a learning process and the way Newcastle played at Highfield Road
showed just how well we did in the first leg. I was a bit concerned when it was 2-0 but
fortunately we held strong.
"Hopefully this has put Coventry City on the map and will show people all over the
nation and show people what a good side we are."
In the other semi-final West Ham also took a large lead into the second-leg of their
clash with Everton after beating the Blues 3-0 at Upton Park last week.
Everton could only manage a 1-0 second-leg win leaving the hammers to face Coventry in
the two-legged final, with the first game at Highfield Road on May 7th.
Money believes support similar to the fantastic turnout from last night will be a great
help to City. He said: