FOOTBALL: Coningsby comeback seals cup final date

Sean Taylor puts the ball, which had somehow eluded two defenders and the goalie, into the top of the net to bring Coningsby level in the Challenge Cup semi-final on Saturday. Photo by Oscarpix Imaging.
Sean Taylor puts the ball, which had somehow eluded two defenders and the goalie, into the top of the net to bring Coningsby level in the Challenge Cup semi-final on Saturday. Photo by Oscarpix Imaging.

Coningsby FC 6-3 Friskney

When Coningsby took to the Allan Barker Field on Saturday for a semi-final match in the Challenge Cup they were not expecting such a whirlwind attack by their Friskney opponents, a team they had only recently beaten.

Just three minutes into the game the visitors scored from a freekick and only two minutes later a Friskney forward made an uncatchable run and put a 10-yard punt into the Coningsby net.

However, Coningsby’s Jamie Todd replied with a similar move at the quarter of a hour mark to put the Reds on the scoresheet.

The 20th minute saw Coningsby draw level when Sean Taylor, following a corner, kicked a rising ball between two defenders to fly over the off-balance goalie’s head into the top of the net.

It was 10 minutes into the second half before the tie was broken when Coningsby’s Tom Sewell cleanly headed an incoming corner straight into the goal at chest level.

Will Laird got his name on the Coningsby scoresheet just after an hour of play by heading in a cross from the left wing ,only to elicit an immediate reply from Friskney, who put in a long shot from right of goal to keep their interest in the game alive.

Shortly after this Carl Wilson was in the right place to boot in a ball that rebounded off the ‘keeper to put the Red’s score at five with the coup de grace coming from Martin Maddison just before the final whistle, who used his head to put his mark on the game.