Youths crash out
IPSWICH Town crashed out of the FA Youth Cup prematurely last night as Yeovil Town triumphed 5-3 in a penalty shoot-out.Ian Nimmo was the unlucky Ipswich player, seeing his spot kick brilliantly saved by Yeovil keeper Peter Burridge.
IPSWICH Town crashed out of the FA Youth Cup prematurely last night as Yeovil Town triumphed 5-3 in a penalty shoot-out.
Ian Nimmo was the unlucky Ipswich player, seeing his spot kick brilliantly saved by Yeovil keeper Peter Burridge.
Oliver Fenn, Jai Reason and Luke Webster had all scored their penalties, but despite Ipswich keeper Andrew Plummer's best efforts, the home side netted all five spot kicks.
The game went to a shoot-out after a 2-2 draw after extra time, with both sides ironically scoring penalties in normal time.
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Ipswich's penalty came in the 60th minute when striker Jack Ainsley was felled in the box by Yeovil captain Gary Bowles.
Midfielder Reason stepped up to confidently convert the spot kick, sending Burridge the wrong way to put the visitors 1-0 ahead.
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But the Glovers replied with a penalty of their own in the 72nd minute after striker Tom Clarke ran clear, only to be tripped by Russell Short.
Home defender Harry Sherwood came forward to take the resulting spot kick and hammered the ball past the helpless Plummer.
Ipswich had dominated the first half, but wasted a string of opportunities to take control of the game.
Ainsley went close in the 14th minute after Reason's corner sparked a goalmouth scramble, but his close-range shot was cleared off the line.
On 21 minutes, another Reason corner found Tommy Smith unmarked in the area, only for the defender to send his header over the crossbar.
Early in the second half Jordan Rhodes was thwarted by Burridge, while Edward Upson and Ainsley both went close after the penalties.
But the game was still deadlocked and so it went into extra time when Upson netted a brilliant long-range goal just seconds after the kick-off to put Ipswich ahead once again.
Plummer made a superb save to keep out Liam Horder but on 98 minutes he was beaten by sub James Hatcher's looping header as Yeovil made levelled the scores once more - and so the game went to penalties.
Ipswich line-up (4-4-2): Plummer; Webster; Smith, Short, Robinson; Williams, Reason, Upson, (Nimmo 113), Fenn; Rhodes (Boto 114) and Ainsley (Leabon 82). Subs not used: Tooms and Clemo.