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Welwyn Garden City

Home of the "Citizens" - Established 1921

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Herns Way, Panshanger, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL7 1TA

WGC Res bowed out of the SSML Reserve Challenge Trophy in a sudden death penalty shoot-out to Crawley Green's second string, at Luton, last Saturday.

 

After a goalless 90 minutes, the quarter-final tie went straight to penalties and both sides showed their frailities from the spot!

 

Paul Taylor and Stav Caliskan both missed with their kicks, as did the home side's first two takers. Then Liam Tring, Mark Draper and Dan Harper all netted for WGC Res, but so did the Crawley Green's latter trio, to make it 3-3 after five penalties apiece.

 

It went to sudden death and WGC newcomer Stefen Saywell had his effort saved after Crawley Green had netted their sixth kick, to decide the outcome.

 

WGC Res welcomed back Joe Croft in goal after recovery from injury and he made one outstanding stop in the first-half of a badly, wind-affected clash.

 

In the second 45 minutes, the visitors were the better side and Dylan Plati had a couple of efforts just off target, while WGC substitute Mark Draper went closest to breaking the deadlock, shooting past the Crawley Green keeper, only for a defender behind him to clear off the line.

 

Draper then put Saywell through in the closing minutes, only to see the home keeper pull off a match-saving stop to take the tie to penalties.

 

WGC Res: Croft, Tring (L), Hoy, Harper, Taylor, Stickland, Dixon, Caliskan, Studholme, Plati, Osobu. Subs:- Draper (used), White, Tring (J), Saywell.

Crawley Green Reserves 0 - 0 WGC FC Reserves (Crawley Gren win 4-3 on pens)