The boys travelled the 1hr 15mins on the coach to Outwood Valley, Mansfield in high spirits. The squad was, David Mighten, Joe Mitchell, Taylor Woodhouse, Bradley Saywell, Sam Corker, Jude Brittain©, Joel Hemmings, Brennan Johnson, Teo AA, Sam Davies, Tom Quartly, Oisin DGC, Charlie Lilley and Sam Collins. We had a shaky start, going down 2-0 early on as a result of two slick goals by the opposition. David made some great saves to keep us in it. After getting used to the surface we pulled one back early on in the second half when Brennan latched onto Taylors cross. Brennan then curled a free kick into the top corner to make it 2-2. A quick reaction finish from Sam Davies gave us the lead pulled not for long as Outward valley equalised. This took it into extra time.
Brennan put us ahead with a low shot that stunned the keeper. But again we were pegged back. 4-4. Second half of extra time; we’ve won a penalty! Brennan fires it home to grab his fourth goal of the match. But then we are caught out from a throw and their right-back shoots into the top corner. 5-5. Penalties. Brennan, SamD, Taylor, Oisin and Jude all scored. But Outward Valley hit the post! We’d won! After a thrilling game we were through to the next round
By Sam Davies and Teo Ayodeji-Ansell