FOOTBALL: Coningsby eye cup run

Coningsby's Sean Taylor, who scored a penalty in the Sports Cup game with Skegness Town Reserves, pictured in action early in the first half.  Photo by Oscarpix Imaging. EMN-150125-215920001
Coningsby's Sean Taylor, who scored a penalty in the Sports Cup game with Skegness Town Reserves, pictured in action early in the first half. Photo by Oscarpix Imaging. EMN-150125-215920001
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Coningsby FC 1-1 Skegness Town Reserves (4-1 aet)

Coningsby FC made sure of a continuing cup run, but they needed extra time to overcome Skegness Town Reserves on Saturday.

It was generally thought that Skegness would prove to be the stronger side in this Sports Cup round 3 tie and this seemed to be the case 15 minutes into the game when a powerful shot from the left hand edge of the penalty area ended up in the Coningsby net to open the scoring.

In the second half Coningsby had the lion’s share of possession but couldn’t find the equaliser until the 80th minute when Mark Wheatley rose to occasion and headed a corner shot neatly into the top left corner of the Town goal.

Extra time was inevitable and five minutes in Coningsby’s Sean Taylor was brought down in the penalty area before stepping up to convert the chance himself.

With one minute left of the first period Jamie Todd put a long shot over the head of the Skegness ‘keeper.

The second period of extra time proved largely uneventful, but not for the want of trying, and it was only in the last half-minute that Coningsby’s Tom Sewell collected a bad Skegness pass and made a solo run from the centre-line to side-foot the ball past the Skegness goalie to complete the demolition.