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Futsal Cup Fever continues

7 February 2014

Tune in to Soccer AM on Saturday to watch this week's action from the last 32 of the Soccer AM Futsal Cup powered by NCS.

Grimsby Town, Cardiff City, Leeds United and Port Vale all booked their places in the last 16 as Groups 5 and 6 were played out at the Birmingham Arena.

Grimsby Town set the tone for a dominant day's action in Group 5 with a 6-0 win over top seeds Cardiff City in their opening game. Further wins over Exeter City and Brighton ensured a safe passage through to the last 16 for the Mariners while Cardiff recovered from their early set-back to take the second qualifying spot with maximum points from their remaining fixtures.

Grimsby will now face Crystal Palace in the next round while Cardiff are paired against Portsmouth.

In Group 6, Leeds United also started with a 6-0 win against Port Vale and sealed top spot with further wins over Wolves and Bristol City. The battle for the other qualifying spot went right down to the wire with a valiant second half performance against Wolves taking Port Vale through on goal difference ahead of Bristol City.

Leeds will now meet West Bromwich Albion in the next round while Port Vale take on Swindon Town.

Soccer AM Futsal Cup powered by NCS is comprised of student-players participating in The Football League Trust Education & Futsal programme.

The programme provides 16 to 18-year-olds with the chance to score both on and off the pitch, as they study towards a BTEC Diploma in Sport with their local professional clubs' community scheme.

Graduates of the programme often progress to University, overseas football scholarships and careers within the vibrant sports industry. Football lovers moving into sixth-form education are encouraged to apply, as places start to fill up for next season at over 50 clubs across the country.

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