St John's triumph in penalty shoot-out
PUBLISHED: 23:47 24 March 2009 | UPDATED: 16:09 10 September 2010
Norwich St John's 1, King's Lynn A 1 (aet, St John's won 4-3 on pens): Norwich St John's lifted the Norfolk Junior Cup at Carrow Road last night after thrilling game which ended in a penalty shoot-out.
Norwich St John's 1, King's Lynn A 1
(aet, St John's won 4-3 on pens)
Norwich St John's lifted the Norfolk Junior Cup at Carrow Road last night after thrilling game which ended in a penalty shoot-out.
Lee Edwards was the hero for the winners, saving a spot-kick as they recorded a 4-3 success after a 1-1 finish after extra time.
Both teams had chances to win it in normal time but neither could find the finishing touch in the final third.
As the legs began to tire man of the match Graham Carr put St Johns ahead one minute into the second period of extra-time when he latched on to a through ball and tucked it away under the impressive Ally McAnally in the King's Lynn goal.
It looked as if St Johns were on their way to seeing out extra-time when King's Lynn's Darryl Rose put in a cross from the right and substitute Glen Drawbridge slotted in from close range with almost the last kick of the game.
There then followed the penalties and heroics from Edwards as St John's edged home.
Kings Lynn: A McAnally, E Patterson, J Manning, M Edgley, L Hyde, M Parkinson, D Rose, T McCarthy, J Penty, R Carrick, L Somerton. Subs: A Fountain, A Glendinning, G Drawbridge, G Livotti, S Berwick.
Norwich St Johns: L Edwards, L McClure, G Bland, M Racher, M Owen, D Cushing, A Kay, L Tuttle, G Carr, T Bussens, L Blofeld. Subs: T Barrett, S Lemmon, J Harman, C Fewtrell, L Brock.