Saturday, March 08, 2008

Skelmersdale 2 Gateshead 2 (4-2 after Penalty's)

Sadly the Tynesiders failed to make their second Cup Final of the season, after falling short in a penalty shoot out.

Skelmersdale took the lead on 6 minutes, with United’s Almond grabbing the goal. Skelmersdale held on to that 1-0 lead till half time.
After half time Gateshead levelled the score with Graeme Armstrong netting on the 64th minute.

Sadly the score stayed the same until full time and the game went into Extra Time.
Jamie Harwood edged the Heed in front on the 92minute, this goal looked to be the winner. Sadly James Curtis (pictured) fouled a Skelmersdale player in the box to gave away a crucial penalty on 113 minutes.
George Donnelly put the penalty away, and reportedly celebrated by punching James Curtis . Donnelley seen red.

Extra Time came to an end, Penalty’s was to decide the winners of this eventful match .
Veteran Paul Musselwhite saved the opening penalty to gave the Heed a flying start, followed by Craig Baxter’s powerful penalty kick.
Sadly Skelmersdale did not miss another penalty, Steve Bowey and Phil Cave (pictured)both missed their spot kicks, with only Harwood scoring the Heeds only other spot kick.

Final Penalty score 4-2.
Hopefully Ian Bogie can lift his boys for the will be the most important game of the season on Wednesday night. Witton Albion are the visitors and the league leader will be a shoe in for the title if they can defeat the Tynesiders.

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