FOOTBALL: Coningsby overcome European cup tie

Coningsby Reserves' Danny Whitworth gets down to work in the cup game against Eastern European. Photo by Oscarpix Imaging. EMN-141130-153858001

Coningsby Reserves' Danny Whitworth gets down to work in the cup game against Eastern European. Photo by Oscarpix Imaging. EMN-141130-153858001

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Coningsby 2-0 Eastern European

A last minute change of programme led to Coningsby being at home on Saturday to Eastern European in the second round of the Challenge Cup.

Coningsby were unsure what they were up against and the visitors certainly did not give anything away in the opening exchanges.

After the first half hour or so it seemed as though Coningsby were the dominant team, an opinion that appeared confirmed when, after a brief skirmish Tom Sewell sliced a beautiful shot neatly past the European ‘keeper from the edge of the box.

A little while later the visitors nearly equalised when a powerful, long-range volley hit the Coningsby goalpost with a whack that echoed around the field.

In the second half, play moved up in pace but both teams were making errors and missing opportunities, Coningsby managing to miss the goalmouth altogether with a penalty kick.

However, with the end of the game in sight, Sean Taylor got his head to a corner ball and nodded it in to score, leaving the visitors with a big ask to make up the deficit in the scoreline.

They did try, rattling the home woodwork again before the last whistle, but it was Coningsby that walked off the winners.