Rangers dumped out of Senior Trophy in penalty shoot out
This LFA Senior Trophy Southern Area Semi-Final (actual competition Quarter Final) saw two side with virtually the same league records lock horns and it turned out to be ...
a competitive affair where neither threatened the opposing goal during the first half.
Half Time – Holbeach United 0 Deeping Rangers 0
The first goal keeper save came on the hour, Rangers full back Dan Flack’s free kick was flicked on by Luke Hunnings, Louis Hamilton collected and shot from the corner of the box to bring a flying save from Tigers Ricky Drury.
Drury was called on again, Scott Mooney was fed by Scott Coupland, he returned for Coupland to strike from 20 yards for Drury to save well.
A corner from the home sides Will Bird saw sub Joe Smith glance his header wide of the far post.
Deeping were reduced to 10 men on 72 mins as Henry Dunn’s lunge on Matt Warfield saw him get a second yellow - it appeared that the officials missed a retaliatory stamp by the home player.
The Tigers couldn’t make their man advantage count for the remainder and a penalty shoot out was needed.
Full Time – Holbeach United 0 Deeping Rangers 0
Rangers were first up with Coupland who pulled his effort onto the foot of the post and wide - David Burton-Jones and Mooney converted the next two for the visitors with Lewis Leckie, Warfield, Drury all successful for the Tigers
When Jason Kilbride missed the target it was left to Joe Smith to step up and send the home through to a tie against either Bourne Town or Sleaford Town.
Attendance - 131
Referee: Ian Ruddock