Poachers win on penalties

15 Aug 2017 in Match Reports

Poachers win on penalties Poachers win on penalties

Radford 2, Boston Town 2 aet (Boston win 4-3 on pens)

Battling Boston Town held their nerve to reach the next round of the FA Cup after a penalty shoot-out.

Ben Davison had seemingly set the Poachers on their way to victory when he scored the opener with a quarter of an hour to go.

But East Midlands League side Radford equalised to take the tie to extra time.

The Nottingham-based outfit then looked on course for an upset when they went 2-1 up.

Danny Maddison hauled Boston back into it when he converted a spot-kick to set up penalties - conducted in the traditional format rather than ABBA.

Maddison scored again in the shoot-out, with Jordan Tate, Bailey Forth and Will Britton also slotting home. Only Ollie Pinner failed from the spot but Radford's two unsuccessful attempts  - including one fine save by James Lambley  -saw the visitors go through 4-3.

Gary Frost's side now face Carlton Town at the DWB Stadium on Saturday (18 August) in the Preliminary Round, KO 3pm.

Photo: (c) Boston Standard

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