Wongers are the champions! Johnson secures Challenge Cup after shootout drama

Horncastle Town with the Challenge Cup.
Horncastle Town with the Challenge Cup.

Horncastle Town lifted the Challenge Cup following a dramatic penalty shootout victory over Brigg Town Reserves.

Lewis Burchnall saved the Zebras’ seventh spot kick after skipper Chris Johnson netted from 12 yards, to secure the club’s first trophy in a decade.

Nathan Rawdon put Horncastle 1-0 up at Lincoln Moorlands in the first half on Friday night, only for Brigg to draw level.

The 120 minutes brought no further goals, meaning the final was to be decided on penalties.

Richard Jackson, Scott Lowman, Andy Bullivant, Dave Marshall, Michael Harness,Steve Brown and Johnson all netted as the scores stood 7-6 in Horncastle’s favour, before Burchnall secured victory for the Wongers.

Read joint-manager Andrew Shinn’s reaction to the victory in Wednesday’s Horncastle News...