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Dartford ready for FA Youth Cup third round tie against Chelsea

12 December 2013
by Steve Tervet

Tony Burman

Tony Burman

Dartford’s academy starlets are just hours away from the biggest game of their lives – a trip to Chelsea in the FA Youth Cup.

Five wins and 25 goals have got the Darts this far but tonight’s third-round tie, which takes place at Aldershot Town FC, is a completely different proposition.

Chelsea reached the final of last season’s competition before losing to Norwich in a two-legged final which ended in front of 17,000 fans at Stamford Bridge.

Darts boss Tony Burman, who coaches the youth side as well as the first team, believes the second-year academy players deserve their moment in the limelight.

He said: "It’s fantastic for them. They’re getting their rewards by being drawn in a cup tie against a Premier League side.

"They know it’s going to be tough because they’re up against some of the best young players in the world, not just in England.

"It’s a fantastic experience for them and I’m sure they’ll give it their best shot. Whatever happens, we’re proud of our young guys."

Kick-off is at 7.30pm.

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