Kenn Valley reach the semi-finals after penalty shoot-out drama
PUBLISHED: 15:04 15 February 2017 | UPDATED: 15:04 15 February 2017
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Kenn Valley defeated Knockout Cup holders Portishead Caledonian Thistle on penalties to reach the semi-finals.
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KVFC won 5-6 on pens
KVFC reached the semi-finals of the Knockout Cup after defeating Portishead Caledonian Thistle 6-5 on penalties.
The Portishead side had previously won this cup two years running and were currently unbeaten in their Division 2 season.
Valley started the better of the two teams when a chance fell to Ryan Mogg on the 10-minute mark. A diagonal free kick left Mogg free at the back post, but hit his shot over the bar.
Valley made the pressure count in the 25th minute when Zach Michell crossed for Josh Davies to score from six yards for the only goal of the half.
The second half changed momentum with Thistle seeking an equaliser and got their reward on the hour when a shot beat Stu Wilson in the Valley goal to send the game to extra time.
Portishead thought they had won it when in the 100th minute when a bouncing ball in the box was pounced upon to beat Wilson’s reach, but with two minutes to go, Ben Stanley netted the equaliser from 25 yards, with a slight deflection deceiving the keeper.
Again it was the momentum that turned when with 2 minutes to go a freekick around 25 yards out was well struck by Ben Stanley & Valley had equalized. A deflection on the way through helping put it out of reach from the keeper but a well deserved equalizer.
It went down to penalties and KVFC came out on top, winning 6-5 to take them through to the semi-finals.
A-Y-S Cleaning Services man of the match was given to Zach Michell and Louis Vowles.
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