SWINDON Town Under 18s booked their spot in the FA Youth Cup fourth round thanks to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Bromley at the County Ground on Tuesday.

Two goals from Harry Parsons – and a long-range free-kick from Max Whitfield – put the hosts ahead at the break, but all of that came after Bromley’s Liam Vincent had his early penalty well saved by Kai Storr.

The second half failed to live up to the standard of excitement in the first, but it mattered not to David Farrell’s boys as they booked their place in round four against Ipswich Town at Portman Road.

Reacting to his side’s FA Youth Cup win, Farrell said: “I think the way we started was fairly good, and we adapted quickly to what they brought to the game really well.

“It was a really good performance, I thought. We played some really good stuff, and we defended really well.

“I think our intensity surprised Bromley a little bit at times. We also scored some really good goals, and to be honest, we could have scored more.”

The end-to-end start to proceedings was interrupted when Storr tipped away Vincent’s penalty in the 15th minute.

Parsons then dispatched a Town spot-kick six minutes later before Whitfield smashed a long-range free-kick into the bottom corner midway through the first half.

Parsons calmly added his second just before the break to wrap up the result and put any nerves at ease.

Farrell was delighted with the way his team played and paid tribute to his stopper for keeping Swindon alive early on.

Farrell said: “In the league games the performance is more important, but in a cup game it’s all about the result and getting into the hat for the next round.

“We got ahead early, and it never really looked like it was going to slip away from us – apart from when they had the penalty in the first 15 minutes.

“But Kai Storr made a fantastic save, and that was probably the turning point in the game. I don’t think we looked back after that, and we played some really good stuff.”