|Keelby United||1-1||Barton Town Reserves|
|Edlin 22||Trialist 11|
The Reserves had the privilege of being invited to take part in Keelby United Football Club’s inaugural Lea Charity Cup in a pre-season fixture on Saturday.
In a game that finished 1-1 after 90 minutes it was decided that spot kicks and no extra time played would determine the winner and who would advance.
Keelby United advanced in the shoot out after Kian Salter and Brendan O’Callaghan failed to convert their kicks from 12 yards out.
|2||Thomas Dixon 🔻Herrick 55|
|5||Clay Bryant (c)|
|8||Elliot Sampson 🔻Atkinson 55|
|11||Harry Finnis 🔻Forham 75|
|12||Ben Herrick 🔺Dixon 55|
|14||Joe Atkinson 🔺Sampson 55|
|15||Jake Forham 🔺Finnis 75|
In horrible wet and windy conditions on a difficult surface the Reserves started brighter than the hosts and took an early lead through A. Trialist in the 11th minute when he strolled into the box to pick up a loose ball and slot home from close range.
Front man Crofton was then sent through one on one but saw his effort saved well by the Keelby ‘keeper.
Keelby then equalised in the 22nd minute after The Reserves were woeful in possession and a loose ball back to ‘keeper Jack Dunn saw Edlin capitalise from the error and neatly put his effort away.
Sampson and Dixon were replaced by Herrick and Atkinson for more minutes, and The Reserves had a number of good chances to retake the lead in the second half. O’Callaghan skied his effort, Salter’s free kick was straight at the Keelby stopper and Crofton’s last minute header was brilliantly saved again at the death.
To Penalties it was , and Salter and O’Callaghan were the two to miss, Keelby were 100 percent from the spot and won it 4-2 on spot kicks.
Good luck to Keelby in the final, and all the best for the rest of the season.