Debenham High School’s George Fowler saw his FA Youth Cup hopes with Ipswich Town come to an end after a 3-1 extra-time defeat at Sunderland last night.
The 16-year-old was among the starters for Ipswich in their fourth-round clash at the Stadium of Light, having missed out on their win over Colchester United in the previous round.
Town got off to a great start after Victor Gulbrandsson’s header broke the deadlock on 24 minutes, before Sunderland levelled the tie six minutes later.
With no further goals in normal time, the match continued into extra-time and it was the hosts who claimed the win with a goal in each half of to set-up a North East Derby with Newcastle United in the last 16.
Fowler’s fourth year of under-18s football continues this weekend when the Ipswich youngsters host Brentford on Saturday (11am).