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Wood’s under 18’s bowed out of the FA Youth Cup last night after a fantastic game of football. It was unfortunately missed chances and three 25 yard strikes which knocked the youngsters out of the cup.

As you would expect Barnet saw plenty of possession in the game, but on the break the Wood looked dangerous and managed to get themselves in front.

After winning a corner, the ball was delivered into the box, the initial shot by Barker was fumbled by Busby in the Barnet goal, which allowed Barker to slot home at the second attempt.

After soaking up plenty of pressure Barnet got themselves level just before half time, Barnet captain Jack Taylor was given far to much time on the ball and he unleashed a strike from distance which took a deflection on its way through beating Dragos Galicea in the Wood goal.

Wood came out fighting in the second half and chances for both Barker and Roberts came and went as the Wood defence held firm with Josh Coldicott-Stephens protecting the back four superbly.

With the scores level at full time, we headed into extra time, and Wood inside the opening minutes of extra time could and should have taken the lead for a second time, a fantastic run down the left by Kyle Roberts getting to the by-line his cross found Barker who shot straight at the keeper.

Wood were made to pay for their miss as Oluwatobi Coker from 25 yards wasn’t closed down quickly enough and his powerful left footed shot whistled past Galicea and into the back of the net to give Barnet the lead.

Wood desperately tried to get back into the game, and got the ball forward at every opportunity but another long range strike and with Dragos Galicea unable to hold on Matthew Stevens tapped in to put the game beyond doubt and set up a second round tie against Cheltenham Town.

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