21st Jun, 2019

Two games off frustrate Highgate but under 21's flying high

Ben Tyler 29th Jan, 2019

HIGHGATE United fell victim to the winter weather after having two fixtures called off in the past week.

A vacant weekend following a postponement at Coventry United was added to by the Tuesday evening trip to Old Wulfrunians in the JW Hunt Cup being called off at 3pm on the day.

The Gate hope for better luck on Saturday, alongside a change in fortunes on the pitch, when Boldmere St. Michaels visit The Coppice.

A 1-1 draw in October was how the side’s previous fixture went, Aaron Brown scoring for the visitors at Church Road.

Elsewhere at the club, the under 21’s side continued their positive streak of recent form when winning 1-0 away at Sutton Coldfield Town in the Birmingham Saturday Amateur Cup, putting them in the semi-finals of the competition.

An eighth minute penalty decided affairs, when forward George Robbins was brought down in the box before slotting the spot kick to decide the game, fending off late pressure from Sutton to reach the last four.

Joint-boss Glenn Adams was clearly enthused with the result and said: “Although we weren’t at our best today, we worked hard to keep our shape and showed great teamwork, especially when we were without the ball.

“It’s really pleasing to see how these lads have come on in recent weeks have proved we can go toe-to-toe with some good footballing sides like Sutton today and Tamworth previously.

“We kept our game plan throughout and came out on top, a number of the youngsters having already featured and proved themselves this season in Ashley Pulisciano’s first team squad.”

The under 21’s next face Boldmere St. Michaels Reserves in the upcoming semi-final, with kick-off and date for the game at Tythe Barn Lane to be confirmed.

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