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Soccer AM Futsal Cup last eight confirmed

21 March 2014

Tune in to Soccer AM on Saturday to watch not only the highlights of this week's games in the last 16 of the Soccer AM Futsal Cup, powered by NCS, but also the draw for the Quarter-Finals.

On a day where all eight teams involved were ahead at some point during their respective games, it was Leeds United, Grimsby Town, Carlisle United and Huddersfield Town that eventually secured their places in the final eight.

Leeds United took on West Bromwich Albion in the opening game of the day at the Birmingham Arena and it was the Baggies that scored the first goal of the day. However, the goal appeared to spark Leeds into life as they went on to score four unanswered goals in a 4-1 victory.

Next up was Grimsby Town and Crystal Palace in a clash that took a very similar path to the first game. Crystal Palace opened the scoring but were pegged back by a more clinical Mariners side that went on to claim a 4-1 win.

The third game of the day saw Carlisle United take on Reading in an end-to-end game that could have easily gone either way. The Cumbrians twice had to come from behind in an entertaining first half before taking the lead themselves early on in the second.

However, two quickfire goals from the Royals saw the game turned on its head once again before Carlisle came back a final time to claim a 6-4 victory.

In what turned out to be the theme of the day, Huddersfield Town secured the last quarter-final place despite going behind early on in their game with Rochdale. The Terriers went on to claim the lead before being pegged back in an even tie that eventually finished 5-3 in Huddersfield's favour.

Quarter-finalists: Cardiff City, Carlisle United, Derby County, Grimsby Town, Huddersfield Town, Leeds United, Notts County and Swindon Town.

Soccer AM Futsal Cup quarter-finals draw: Saturday 22nd March, 10:15am, Soccer AM.

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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NCS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity open to all 15 to 17-year-olds across England. It is a unique two or three week full-time programme focused around fun and discovery, plus 30 hours committed to a community project that benefits both young people and society.

On this government backed programme, participants build skills for work and life, while taking on new challenges and adventures, making new friends, learning new skills and contributing to their community.

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