Farrell's dubious goal wins it for Boro
Extra time winner
Thursday night, a lovely spring evening at Fulstow and the Tim Sales Charity Cup up for grabs, all that stood in Boro's hopes of retaining the Cup was the team they defeated last season to win it North Thoresby. Manager Scott Powles had spent most of the day selecting his team and to the surprise of many made big changes.
The game got under way and Boro took a while to settle and North Thoresby had the better start seaming to be quicker to everything and it took 30 mins for Boro to get going when Bill Nicholson
raced clear but put his shot wide, North Thoresby then hit the post and lucky for Boro the game stayed level at 0-0 as half time came.
Not a quite Boro changing room at half time as Scott and his assistant Rob tried to get the players motivated. It worked Boro came out the better team and took the lead, Josh Tidswell
pinging a long diagonal ball across which Peter Farrell
volleyed past the Thoresby keeper who never moved. 48 minutes 1-0. Boro looked a different team and attacked with ease but some how Thoresby got back into the game when a hope full cross was knocked in at the back post to level the scores, 67 minute 1-1. Boro continued to attack but could not get that 2nd goal, 1 shot hit the keeper in the face, another he got a finger to and the ball trickled wide, then in the last minute of normal time Josh Tidswell
picked the ball up and with space and time had a shot from 40 yards out, it sailed over the Thoresby keeper who looked behind himself to see the ball strike the bar, bounce down and re appear in front of him. It would have been a great way to end the game. 90 minute had gone by and just like last season it had ended 1-1.
With fading light the teams agreed to have 5 minutes each way extra time before the possibility of penalties. Boro continued attacking and the first 5 minutes went in a blink, then with 2 minutes remaining a goal for Boro ( now the words of Josh Tidswell
) The ball was intercepted well by Niall Jackson
who played it to Josh Tidswell
, he looked up and saw Jamie Loftus
wide right and played another beautifully weighted 50 yard ball across the field to Jamie who took it down well, cut it back to Peter Farrell
who struck well again, luckily it took a soft deflection off a defender to confuse the keeper GOOAAAALLLLL 2-1 to Boro and in the final minutes they saw the game out to retain the Tim Sales Cup.
The Lucarly's Man of the Match for me was Chris Blake
a rock at the back.
So now my view, we won.
Next up for Boro Dev A is the last league game of the season with a trip to AFC Holton le Clay.