Ossett Albion still in the hat after penalties success

Ossett Albion still in the hat after penalties success

OSSETT ALBION left it late but edged out Knaresborough 4-3 on penalties to progress to the second round of the West Riding County Cup.

The first half was disappointing as both teams looked nervous.

After going behind twice in the contest Kieran Thompson struck Albion’s first of the game after his deflected shot looped over Knaresborough’s helpless keeper and found the back of the net.

But Albion had to equalise for a second time after going 2-1 down in an enthralling second period.

Rob Bordman was the hero for Albion when he scored from the penalty spot in the final minute of stoppage time to keep  his side’s cup hopes alive, for at least another half an hour, after Knaresborough thought they had clinched the tie themselves just a minute earlier when Ben Parkes had made it 2-1.

In extra-time the teams were tired and chances were harder to come by as the game went to penalties where Albion held their nerve to win the shootout 4-3.

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