League Cup shootout misery for Liversedge

LIVERSEDGE crash out of the Northern Counties East League Cup after 3-2 shootout defeat away at Emley.

Emley were on top in the first half with Kieron Ryan looking lively for the hosts.

And Liversedge got more desperate soon after when they were forced to make two goalline clearances to keep the score goaless at the break.

But in a thrilling second half it was Liversedge who took the lead through Brook Newton who tucked his shot past Adam Lawlor.

And the visitors could have doubled their lead shortly afterwards but Vaughan Redford couldn’t take the ball round Lawlor.

Emley battled hard hitting the woodwork from a Sam Scrivens effort.

But it was substitute Ruben Jerome who levelled the scores with a clever lob shot just three minutes from time.

In extra time the excitement continued as both teams searched for a winning goal.

Emley went 2-1 up from a Jordan Townend free-kick before Liversedge pegged the hosts back with a Redford strike to make it 2-2.

And in the second period of extra-time Liversedge looked to have booked their place in the third round after Redford completed his brace.

But there was time for Townend to provide one more twist in this cup tie when he executed an exquisite lob to take the game to penalties.

The ensuing shootout was close but was decided when Brandon Kanes spot kick was kept out by Lawlor down to his right.

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