Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Cup
NEWARK FLOWSERVE 2 NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY 2
After Extra Time
2 - 4 on penalties
At Clifton All Whites FC
Last season Newark Flowserve fell at the Semi Final stage of the Senior League Cup and hoped that they were going to go one better and reach the final, but Nottingham Trent University in their debut season edged through after a penalty shoot out.
The game began brightly for Newark side and cut out a couple of openings but found the Uni keeper in great form.
As the game edged towards half time, the students took the lead on 43 minutes when DAN MEARON slotted home from close range.
The Second Half saw Flowserve push forward in search of a way back in to the game and on 80 minutes, they must have felt it was all over when their keeper Nathan Burrows saw red when clattering into the Uni forward. Flowserve made changes but continued to push forward and on 88 minutes found themselves level through RYAN BROXHOLME.
In the final minute, a quick breakaway saw a flowserve chip over Cox;s head hit the underside of the crossbar and bounce clear to send the tie in to extra time.
The First half of extra time, both sides were very cautious, but with tired legs showing in the second period, TOM POTTS took advantage after 110 minutes to put the side from Newark in to a 2-1 lead. Newark then had a chance to make it 3-1 but again man of the match Jake Cox was to foil the attempt.
On 115 minutes, out of nowhere LEON BAILEY hit a bullet of a shot from 35 yards that the make shift goalkeeper could just look at to make it 2-2. With the clock ticking down, Flowserve then changed goalkeeper for the second time with another outplayer.
The penalties began with Students missing their first, giving Flowserve the advantage, but then as Flowserve lead 2-1 after 2 pens each, Jake Cox saved the next 2 whilst his side scored the next 3 to send them through to the final.
Before the match, Martyn Cheatle kindly donated £10 to next seasons Charity Blog which is for MAGGIES CANCER CENTRE at Nottingham City Hospital and Hazel raised £25 through the raffle during the match, so a BIG THANKYOU to everyone..The running total for Maggies now stands at £93.55p.