Prudhoe’s shootout joy
Published at 07:40, Wednesday, 04 September 2013
AFTER sharing 10 goals over 120 minutes, Prudhoe Town needed eight penalties to finally book their place in the second round of the Shipowners Charity Cup.
As if the 5-5 draw was not entertaining enough, Town edged Horden CW in the shootout as they kept their nerve to win 7-6.
Prudhoe used four members of the newly formed U18 team and they all performed admirably.
Liam Thear and Sam Hodgson played the entire 120 minutes, while Dylan Howourth and Harry Mitchell appeared from the bench.
Horden’s early two goal lead was reduced by Kai Hewitson before the break.
Horden reopened the two goal cushion, but Thear capped off an eye-catching debut with a good goal before Matthew Soulsby equalised from a free-kick.
After having his penalty saved, Hewitson gave his side the lead for the first time in the tie but the home side edged back in front, although their fifth goal was disputed as being offside – four Prudhoe players booked for trying to make that point!
Howourth stepped up to the plate to level and take it to penalties.
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HAVING raised over £1,000 through prize draws, dances, whist drives and donations, Bellingham was able to buy its town hall.
So successful was the fund-raising that when all the debts were cleared more than £100 was left in the fund.
The hall could now be used by the town for all manner of social and public functions.