Sydenham League Cup Round One
Pewsey Vale 2. v. Totton & Eling 2 (At 90 Mins)
Totton & Eling win 3-1 on penalty shootout.
Pewsey Vale’s young team again put it a great team performance however they could not overcome a strong Totton side after losing the tie in a penalty shoot out.
The match began very evenly, with both sides having chances.
Totton had a chance on the 30th minute but they shot over the Vale cross-bar from close range and then they hit the crossbar on the 34th minute with a good strike at the end of some good play.
The deadlock was broken on the 42nd minute when Totton took the lead to go into the break with a one goal advantage; the young 17 year old keeper Sam Tuttle made the save but was only able to parry the hard shot from Owen Fee into the back of the net.
Pewsey was to fight back from the restart of the second half when another youngster from the Vale side, George Plank was making some great runs up the left side and putting some great crosses into the Totton box but no Vale player was able to find the finishing touch.
Pewsey got back level in the 61st minute from a well struck free kick from Dee Flanigan to level the scores at 1-1.
This was turning into another great performance by the Vale keeper Tuttle as he made several telling saves. Then Ryan Banks was unlucky not to put the Vale back in the lead,but he had his perfect shot on goal cleared of the goal-line.
Then at the other end another free kick saw Totton go back in the lead at 1-2 on the 67 minute with Tottons’ substitute scoring with the first touch of the ball with his head.
The Vale was again putting in some great play, when on the 75th minute Micky Martin, received a great pass out on the left side and seeing the keeper coming out he shot over the keeper with a sumptuous strike to get the Vale back level at 2-2.
Pewseys pressure on their visitors could not get them another goal and the match went into a penalty shoot out with no extra time being played.
However this is where it went wrong for the Vale as we lost 1-3 on the shoot out. It was a decent team effort by once again a young promising side.
Star Man: George Plank.