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Reserves lose out on pens in Lea Charity Cup semi final

Keelby United1-1Barton Town Reserves
Edlin 22Trialist 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.

#Player
1Jack Dunn
2Thomas Dixon 🔻Herrick 55
3Kian Salter
4Luke Kershaw
5Clay Bryant (c)
6Trialist âš½
7Bryn Everitt
8Elliot Sampson 🔻Atkinson 55
9Jack Crofton
10Brendan O’Callaghan
11Harry Finnis 🔻Forham 75
12Ben Herrick 🔺Dixon 55
13Sam Wood
14Joe Atkinson 🔺Sampson 55
15Jake 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.

Reserves lose out on pens in Lea Charity Cup semi final

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