GALLERY: Ipswich Town lift 2005 Youth Cup with win over Southampton

PUBLISHED: 12:44 11 December 2013 | UPDATED: 12:44 11 December 2013

Ipswich Town Youths v Southampton Youths
FA Youth Cup final   Second leg
Picture Clifford Hicks
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Ipswich Town Youths v Southampton Youths FA Youth Cup final Second leg Picture Clifford Hicks EADT 23 04 05 ES 23 04 05 EADT 20 05 05

It's eight years since Ipswich Town's youth team lifted the FA Youth Cup at Portman Road, after a 3-2 aggregate win over a Southampton team featuring Theo Walcott, Leon Best, David McGoldrick and England star Adam Lallana.

Did you know?

Ipswich Town have won the FA Youth Cup on three occasions; 1973, 1975 and 2005

Current Yeovil star Ed Upson, then 15, struck the all-important goal, coming off the substitutes’ bench and scoring from 25 yards in the 118th minute, in front of almost 15,000 fans.

In the first leg, Town’s Cathal Lordan scored both goals at St Mary’s, with current Ipswich striker McGoldrick and Blackburn’s Best notching for the Saints.

Ipswich’s side, as well as featuring Upson, also included Millwall’s Liam Trotter, Notts County’s Danny Haynes and AFC Wimbledon’s Sammy Moore. Lordan was last reported to be playing for the University College of Cork.

"Match-winner Ed Upson"

“I saw the ball coming back to me so I just went for power. “I cannot believe it, I’m so pleased. I haven’t experienced anything like that in my life.”

Ipswich Town (4-5-1): Supple, Krause, Collins, Casement, Synnott; Craig, Lordan (Hammond 82), Trotter (Upson 105), Moore, Haynes (Sheringham 71); Knights. Subs not used: Reynolds, Ainsley

Southampton (4-4-2): McNeil, Critchell, Rudd, Cranie, Richards; Dyer, Sparv (Lallana 106), James, Walcott; Best, McGoldrick (Condesso 86). Subs not used: Wallis-Tayler, Jones, Dutton-Black.

Attendance: 14,889

Referee: Mr Andre Marriner

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