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Rangers and Charlton in historic Bramall Lane showdown

30 July 2015

Three derby matches ensured the penultimate day of the Youdan Trophy didn't disappoint.

The Sheffield United youngsters slipped to their third defeat going down 1-0 to city rivals Wednesday, who reached the Plate final. Glasgow Celtic narrowly lost out to Glasgow Rangers in a thrilling semi-final that ended 2-1.

Brentford and Charlton Athletic gave it their all but were still level after full time. It went to a penalty competition to decide who would join Rangers in the final.

Charlton Athletic won their place after winning the shootout 5-3.

FAB Academy, also reached the Plate final when they beat Nerang Eagles 2-1.

James Hope-Gill, Youdan Trophy Tournament Director, said: "We couldn't have wished for a more exciting group of games for the penultimate day of the Youdan Trophy tomorrow. The standard of play has been fantastic and we're now counting down to a thrilling final at Bramall Lane between Rangers and Charlton Athletic."

The Youdan Trophy tournament celebrates a Sheffield footballing first - the Football Challenge Cup presented by Thomas Youdan Esq. The little-known competition was the world's first ever football tournament that pre-dates the FA Cup by a full four years and was played only once at Bramall Lane in 1867.

Sheffield-based - the world's leading independent authority and education platform for match officials, are behind the creation of the tournament.

Free tickets for tomorrow's (31st July) Bramall Lane final can be obtained on arrival from the box office. Kickoff is at 3pm. The box office is open from 9am.

The Youdan Trophy is being delivered in partnership with Marketing Sheffield, University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, Precision, Meadowhall, Blenheim Estates, iPro and Brew & Bean.

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