Reserves - Match centre

Sheppey Utd
Tonbridge Angels
Sat 14 Jan 15:00 - Cup Full time

Ressies exit Kent Cup in thriller

Stoppage time goal denies Angels

The reserves served up an entertaining Kent cup quarter final on Saturday. With opponents Sheppey having their first team game called off, the youngsters had a difficult afternoon and never found any rhythm.

Despite going a goal up through Kitzito the blues couldn't settle. No complaints about the pitch which is a large, level and well covered surface, but we found very few combinations and with the unusual event of skipper Adonis Taylor missing a penalty it was 2 - 1 to Sheppey at the break.

Dom Welsh equalised with a shot from 10 yards which hit the post and went in off the home Goalkeeper. But Sheppey hit back and it was left to 16 year old Jack Bray to flick the ball over the head of a defender and volley the dropping ball over the goalkeeper for an outstanding equaliser. With the game scheduled for no extra time and straight to penalties, the referee indicated 5 mins of injury time. In the 3 Rd minute the Angels left 3 v 2 at the back post and Sheppey bundled in the winner.

A thriller for the neutral in the 100 or so watching but a missed opportunity for the boys to progress.

The performance of Bray was a positive but we will need to get back to winning ways when Redhill visit next week.

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