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Beaten on penalties

Greensnet Editor
Tue 13 Sep 2016, 23:21

The first team were knocked out of the Alan Turvey Trophy on penalties for the second year in a row, as Metropolitan Police won the shoot out 4-3 after 2-2 draw.

Matt Lane gave the visitors the lead in the 11th minute, before Niko Muir scored with a lovely finish ten minutes before the break. Ollie Sprague gave the Greens the lead in the 58th minute from the penalty spot after he was fouled in the box, but Met Police equalised with six minutes to go when Orlando Smith capitalised on an error by Berkley Laurencin.

And so it came to the penalty shoot-out. Sam Murphy, Luke Tingey and Andre Da Costa were on target for the Greens, with Sprague and Dave Diedhiou seeing their efforts saved by Nathan Baxter, whilst Berkley Laurencin saved Richard Pacquette's effort, but was unable to keep the other four spot kicks out of the net, meaning the visitors now entertain Corinthian-Casuals in the next round.

Next up for the Greens is FA Cup action at Dulwich Hamlet on Saturday afternoon, kick off 3:00pm