FA Youth Cup draw throws up potential derby!

Shay McCartan celebrates putting the Clarets through against West Brom
Shay McCartan celebrates putting the Clarets through against West Brom

THERE is the tantalising prospect of a Burnley-Blackburn Rovers derby in the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup.

But first the young Clarets have to see off Fulham at Craven Cottage on Wednesday, March 7th.

The winners of that tie will face the winners of the Newcastle United v Blackburn clash on Monday, meeting over two legs, on Saturdays March 17th and 31st.

Burnley Reserves will host Oldham Athletic tonight at Turf Moor (kick-off 7 p.m.)

• THE Clarets’ travel to face Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday, March 3rd (kick-off 3 p.m.).

There are an initial 1,153 tickets for this game, including six pairs of wheelchair and carer tickets and 150 family tickets.

Tickets went on sale to members and season ticket holders from the ticket office, online and over the phone as of last Monday, priced at: Adults £26, Over 65, 16-19 and students under 25 £15, Under 16 £10.

Family tickets (one adult/senior citizen and one junior) are available priced at: Adults £26, Senior Citizens £15, 16-19, students under 25 and Under 16 £5.

Wheelchair prices are priced at £15 adults/£5 concessions, with complimentary carer.

Foundation members should contact the Lottery Department on 01282 700023 for more information.

• BURNLEY Supporters Club: Watford, depart Colne bus station 8-30 a.m., Nelson bus station 8-40 a.m., Queensgate 8-50 a.m., Turf Moor 9 a.m., Tim Bobbin 9-10 a.m., Rawtenstall 9-30 a.m.

Enquiries to Joyce and Stefan Haluk (421234/07910549633).

It is proposed to run a weekend trip to Portsmouth for the game on April 1st, departing from Turf Moor at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 30th.

The party will stay for two nights at the Portsmouth Hilton, cost £160 per person with a £40 single room supplement.

A £50 deposit is required on booking. Match ticket is not included.

All enquiries to Joyce and Stefan on the number above.