The New Saints FC 6 Livingston 5 (penalties)

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Match Report

The New Saints FC 1 Livingston FC 1 aet (TNS win 6-5 on penalties)

Substitutions: Brobbel (Parry) 62, Draper (Fletcher) 80, Pryce (Roberts) 80, Seargeant (Holland) 112

Yellow cards: Hudson (foul) 45, Spender (foul) 50

In an evenly-matched game between two sides, it was the champions of Wales that broke the deadlock on twenty minutes, when a Robbie Parry free-kick was met by an incoming Aeron Edwards on the far post who got his head to the ball to give Neil Alexander no chance. 1-0

Chances fell to both sides in the first period but as the teams went into the break it was just the one goal that divided them.

The equaliser for the Lions came in the 65th minute as substitute Dylan Mackin’s flicked header at the near post beat Paul Harrison. 1-1

Prior to that a free-kick found Gallagher at the back post but his header was just off target and Mullin’s drive went just wide of Harrison’s post.

With thirty minutes of extra time failing to separate the teams, it went down to the dreaded penalty shoot-out. Using the ABBA system, the sequence was as follows:

Mackin saved 0-0

Mullan scores 1-0

Draper scores 2-0

Todorov scores 2-1

Halkett scores 2-2

Brobbel saved 2-2

Seargeant scores 3-2

Lithgow saved 3-2

Gallagher scores 3-3

Spender saved 3-3

Rawlinson scores 4-3

Longridge scores 4-4

Mullin scores 4-5

Routledge scores 5-5

Harrison scores 6-5

Pittman misses 6-5

The New Saints win 6-5 on penalties.

Photographs: Brian Jones

 

 

Details

Date Time Competition Season
September 3, 2017 2:45 pm IRN-BRU Cup 2017 - 2018

Ground

Park Hall Stadium
The Venue, Burma Rd, Whittington, Oswestry SY11 4AS, UK

Results

ClubGoals
TNSFC6
Livingston5

TNSFC

1Paul Harrison Goalkeeper
2Simon Spender Defender
5Connell Rawlinson Defender
6Jon Routledge Midfielder
10Wes Fletcher Forward
11Robbie Parry Midfielder
12Blaine Hudson Defender
14Jamie Mullan Forward
16Callum Roberts Defender
18Tom Holland Midfielder
23Aeron Edwards Midfielder