U15 - League Cup
Penalty Shoot Out Result: Torquay United 5 - 4 GPS UK
- competition : U15 - League Cup
- date : 05/01/2019
- time : 11:00
- comment :
Torquay Utd U15s v GPS U15s
TUFC 2-2 GPS Reading ( TUFC won 5-4 on penalties)
Scorers: Chapman 38, Black 49
Pens: Burt; Chapman; McKenna; Winsor; De Selincourt
As happened in the previous round, Torquay United advanced through another round of the JPL Cup with a penalty shootout win and kept up their perfect record of not having missed from the spot in the competition yet. This time it was young goalkeeper Lloyd Marshall who was the hero as he saved the visitors 5th attempt, to ensure his team won 5-4 on penalties after the game had finished 2-2 at the end of normal time.
It was a hard fought, keenly contested encounter throughout and whoever ended up on the losing side would have counted themselves unlucky to exit the Cup, as either side could have won the game in the 80 minutes.
Torquay had the first of the early chances when a free kick into the box found the head of a GPS defender whose attempted clearance struck his own bar and bounced down and away to safety on 11 minutes.
But the same defender showed his prowess in the air in the opposing box on 15 minutes to give the Reading side the lead when he powered in a header from close range from a well delivered corner.
It took Torquay until two minutes before the break to find the equaliser when a short corner routine saw Jack Winsor lay the ball off to Dan Chapman who scored with a well struck shot from the edge of the box.
Torquay took the lead nine minutes into the second half when a sliced clearance in the box fell invitingly to Cameron Black who lifted the ball over the advancing keeper to give his side the lead.
GPS found an equaliser on the hour though when their centre forward got in behind the Torquay defence and drilled his effort into the bottom corner for 2-2.
Both sides had chances to win it in the closing stages but in the end they could only be separated by the penalty shoot out. All the penalties were well taken and gave the keepers little chance but in the end it was only a fine save by Marshall down low to his right that settled it 5-4 in the home sides favour.
A great game, played in the right spirit. Good luck to GPS for the rest of the season.
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