Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Maltby Main 0 v Blackstones 0 - FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round Replay - Maltby Main won after extra time and penalties

Wednesday 18th August 2010
FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round Replay
at Muglet Lane

Maltby Main 0
Blackstones 0
Maltby won 4-3 on penalties AET

Admission £5 inc. free 4 page programme
Attendance 110
A bonus FA Cup tie for me this week :-)
Blackstones and Maltby drew the first game one apiece on Saturday and needed to replay tonight.
The lack of goals, in both normal time and extra time, did not detract from the entertainment of this end to end, absorbing and intriguing cup tie.
Both goalkeepers saw plenty of the ball and neither team wanted to relinquish the prize money that was up for grabs for qualifying for the next round.
The shoot out
After two penalties apiece, Blackstones looked to have a big advantage over their South Yorkshire hosts with the score stood at 1-2.
But then a Blackstones player hit their third kick over the bar with so much power that it threatened to damage the cabbages in the allotments across the other side of of Muglet Lane.
Maltby had scored four of their five penalties when Blackstones spotted the ball up for their last kick.
If the visitors scored now the shoot out would go to instant death ... but Bailey, the Maltby Main goalkeeper and captain pulled off a fine safe to put his side through to the next round of the cup.
A really enjoyable game, plenty of drama and compelling stuff, literally to the very last kick of the game.
So Maltby Main march on and as for the Blackstones team, never mind eh!?
Many a tear has to fall, but it's all in the game, all in the wonderful game that we call ... football.