MATT’S PENALTY RUSSELS UP WIN FOR 74
BY GARRY CLARKE
Matt Russell converted the winning penalty as 18874 Northwich continued their defence of the Macron Cup beating Rylands in the 3rd round.
Having taken the lead ten minutes from time, 1874 conceded an equaliser four minutes into stoppage time to set up a tense penalty shoot out.
With Scott McGowan and Matt Woolley having their spot kicks saved by Rylands goalkeeper Graeme McCall, Sam Hare, James Ormrod and Russell held their nerve to clinch a 3-2 penalty shoot out win.
An open free flowing. and at times feisty, encounter between two teams committed to a slick passing style, the game kept the 173 strong crowd entertained on a cold afternoon in Warrington.
The two teams created numerous goal scoring opportunities throughout the game with both McCall and 1874 counterpart Tony Aghayere making a number of fine saves.
Both teams were also just off target with several efforts before 1874 broke the deadlock in the 80th minute.
Substitute Taylor Kennerley received the ball out on the left flank, cutting inside he delivered a wicked ball into the middle, the ball evaded McCall and nestled in the far corner of the net.
With a place in the quarter finals in sight, 1874’s rearguard repelled Rylands attempts for an equaliser until deep into stoppage time. Adam Jones played a long ball high into the 1874 penalty area; Jay White knocked the ball down to Lewis Buckley who smashed it into the roof of the net.
Aghayere saved two of Rylands penalties and with another off target, 1874 took their place in the quarter finals where they have been handed an away tie against the winners of the Garstang v Maine Road game which has been rescheduled for Wednesday.
RYLANDS – McCall, Jones, Freeman (Coyne), Kenny, Lees, Gerrard (O’Halleron), Scarisbrick, Wolhuter, Buckley, O’Neill (White), Drummond. Subs not used Parry, Potter.
1874 – Aghayere, Koral, Russell, Ormrod, Jones, Parker (Okome), Cain (Kennerley), Woolley, McGowan, Hare, Knight. Subs not used Gardner, Tinning.
GOALS – Rylands – Buckley 90 (Pens White, Buckley)
|Sat 7 Dec 2019||3:00 pm||Macron Challenge Cup||2019/20||173|
|Rylands Recreation Club|
|Rylands Recreation Club, Gorsey Lane, Warrington, Cheshire. WA2 7RZ|
|Club||1st Half||2nd Half||Penalties||Goals|
|Referee||Assistant Referee 1||Assistant Referee 2|
|Alexander Kelly||David Gillon||Ben Sutcliffe|
KO 74 80 86 FT