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Pete Haynes looks back on the under-18s 2019/20 season

21 July 2020

Under-18s manager Pete Haynes has been sitting down to review his team's 2019/20 campaign, which despite being shortened because of the impact of covid-19, will go down as a memorable one for Cheltenham Town's scholars.

The under-18s enjoyed a fine run in the FA Youth Cup this season. After defeating Eastleigh in the first round they overcame Portsmouth in the second round to then be drawn against Arsenal at the next stage.

They took the young Gunners all the way to penalty kicks after the match finished 0-0 on a fantastic evening at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium, only for Arsenal to seal their fourth round place with victory from the spot kicks.

It's also been a season where six of the under-18s during the campaign were involved in the first team matchday squad in either League Two or the Trophy.

Haynes also looks back on some of the other notable milestones achieved by his young players during the campaign on and off the pitch, which has included the sale of first year Aaron Evans-Harriott to Championship bound Coventry City during the campaign.

Watch the full interview with Haynes above as he provides an overall analysis of his team's 2019/20 campaign.

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