Tuesday February 8th
League Cup, 4th Round
Colwyn Bay won 7-6 on penalties
On a mild evening in North Wales, it took extra-time to separate these two sides as a keenly fought League Cup tie went all the way to penalties.
After Bay took the lead on 65 minutes, the Magpies dominated the remainder of normal time, with Dale Whitham netting the equaliser, smashing home from the ‘D’.
Into extra time and a big shout for a penalty was turned down following what looked a clear foul on Mark Houghton, then just after the restart for the second period of extra time the home team regained the lead.
But the Magpies never lie down and into injury in extra-time up popped Dale Whitham with his sixteenth goal of the season... The the dreaded penalties!
Bay hit the bar with their first and Matt Jansen took full advantage firing us in front.
Tom Walker then had his missed and the two sides traded kicks (Lee Woodyatt and Mark Houghton converting for the Magpies) until Bay fired over with the last of the opening five, just when the could have won the match.
Steve Burke then saw his shot saved as the scored remained level. Andy Russell, Dale Whitham and Dean Porter followed Bay strikes to take the gam to six all. Bay edged in front with their ninth spot kick but Jonathan Smith 's effort was the third spot kick Andy Metcalf saved to send bay through to the next round.
At least we can now concentrate on the league?
Starting XI: Dean Porter, Lee Woodyatt, Jermoe Fitzgerald, Jonathan Smith, Andy Russell, Josh Apps, Lee Shillito, Nathan Fairhurst, Mark Houghton, Steve Burke, Jack Dorney
Subs: Matt Jansen (Apps, 57), Tom Walker (Fitzgerald, 59), Mark Ross, Dale Whitham (Shillito, 67), Steve Flitcroft
Goals: Dale Whitham (85, 120+1)
- Colwyn Bay (over bar), 0-0
- Matt Jansen (scored), 0-1
- Colwyn Bay (scored), 1-1
- Tom Walker (saved), 1-1
- Colwyn Bay (scored), 2-1
- Mark Houghton (scored), 2-2
- Colwyn Bay (scored), 3-2
- Lee Woodyatt (scored), 3-3
- Colwyn Bay (over the bar), 3-3
- Steve Burke (saved), 3-3
- Colwyn Bay (scored), 4-3
- Andy Russell (scored), 4-4
- Colwyn Bay (scored), 5-4
- Dale Whitham (scored), 5-5
- Colwyn Bay (scored), 6-5
- Dean Porter (scored), 6-6
- Colwyn Bay (scored), 7-6
- Jonathan Smith (saved), 7-6 - Colwyb Bay win