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Qualtrough braced for long Norfolk trip

FA County Youth Cup third round

A trip to Norfolk awaits the Isle of Man FA under-18s side this weekend as they continue their FA County Youth Cup campaign.

For many of the players, it means coming up against the team who knocked them out of the competition at the quarter-final stage last season.

It took extra time to separate the sides on that occasion, with Charlie Hitch heading in the winner after Laxey winger Matty Wilkinson had cancelled out Lewis Johnson's opener.

That match took place at The Bowl, but this time around it's the Isle of Man who were drawn as the away team.

Manager Lewis Qualtrough is wary that the 320 mile trip to East Anglia could take its toll on his players.

He believes home advantage plays a significant factor:

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