Hitchin Town 4-6 Dagenham: Young Canaries knocked out of FA Youth Cup after valiant performance

PUBLISHED: 15:48 03 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:54 03 November 2017

Hitchin Town under 18s. Credit Peter Else

Hitchin Town under 18s. Credit Peter Else

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Hitchin Town U18s were knocked out of the FA Youth Cup after a rollercoaster 6-4 defeat to Dagenham and Redbridge at Top Field.

The Daggers opened the scoring after two minutes when Luke Hurst headed in, but the home side replied a minute later with a Desejado Da Silva headed goal.

Dylan Florence rifled in for 1-2 on 18 minutes before Kieran Hamilton brought the Canaries level again with a scrappy goal on 37 minutes for 2-2.

Lanrewaju Balogun put the visitors 2-3 up in the 43rd minute, until Da Silva got his second in the 51st minute with a free-kick for 3-3.

Florence scored a penalty in the 55th minute but Charlie Moss got the Canaries final leveller for 4-4 in the 68th minute,

The visitors killed the game when Hirst put them into the lead again on 78 minutes, and Balogun chipped Canaries keeper Josh Mollison for 6-4.

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