Worksop Town made it through to the second round of the Doodson Cup defeating Kings Lynn Town 7-6 on penalties after the game finished 3-3 after 90 minutes.
Mark Shaw made seven changes to the side that defeated Stamford, with five of the side being young enough to play for the U19’s including Harry Johnson and Nick Hague who started for the Tigers for the first time in a competitive game.
Following a slow start to the game Gregory Mills shot just wide of the post for the visitors, before Ellis Wall was caught in possession by Marc Goodfellow whose shot produced an excellent low save from Jan Budtz.
As the Linnets continued to press a good cross-field pass found Goodfellow who cut inside before seeing his weak shot comfortably saved by Budtz.
It was not until the 25th minute that the Tigers had their first shot at goal; Jack Barnett’s free kick from 25 yards out going over the crossbar.
A mistake by Wall let in Jake Jones whose shot was well blocked by Adam Quinn; then Goodfellow shot just wide as the visitors pressed.
Reece Twell and Johnson combined well to set up Jordan Lemon who fired the Tigers best chance of the game so far over the bar.
Budtz parried the ball away for a corner from Goodfellow’s shot following a slip by Quinn.
On 36 minutes Kings Lynn should have taken the lead when a cross to the back post found the unmarked Ewan Clarke who sliced his shot side with the goal at his mercy.
A minute later the Tigers had their first shot on target; Bradley Stewart producing a fine save from Twell’s shot from the edge of the area.
Worksop started the second half brightly and on 49 minutes took the lead following good work by Lemon down the right; Josh Davies slotting home the cross.
Lemon was nearly the provider again minutes later, his cross finding Johnson who beat his marker before seeing his shot blocked at close range.
However, the Tigers made it two goals in five minutes. Wall firing home from the edge of the penalty area after the ball had been laid into his path by Lemon following excellent work by Twell down the left.
A patient move by the home side starting with some calm passing out of defence ended with Wall shooting straight at Stewart.
On the hour mark the Linnets were awarded a penalty when Chris Salt was adjudged to handled the ball just inside the area. Andrew Hall dispatching the penalty.
Ten minutes later the visitors were level as Jones fired home from the edge of the penalty area.
Hall blazed Sam Mulready’s cross over the bar from 8 yards out as the visitors looked for an equaliser.
And with six minutes remaining Lemon brought down Goodfellow on the edge of the penalty area. Goodfellow made the Tigers pay, superbly curling the resulting free kick into the top corner to put the visitors 3-2 ahead.
However, there was final twist to the game as Lemon headed home the equaliser via the crossbar from Tom Mullen’s cross in added time.
Mullen then had the chance to win it for the Tigers heading wide Davies’ corner deep into added time.
The referee’s final whistle brought the drama of a penalty shoot out. After 5 penalties apiece the score was 4-4, Hall seeing his penalty saved by Budtz and Davies’ penalty
saved by Stewart. With the score at 6-6 former Tigers’ favourite Ryan Clarke blazed his spot kick over the bar, up stepped 18-year-old Josh Williams to calmly stroke home the winning penalty.
Penalty Shoot out sequence (Kings Lynn going first):
Kings Lynn: Goodfellow scores, Mills scores, Hall saved, Yong scores, Thomson scores, Stocker scores, Mulready scores, R Clarke misses
Worksop: Barnett scores, Mullen scores, Lemon scores, Davies saved, Salt scores, Hague scores, Twell scores, Williams scores
Budtz, Hague, Williams, Davies, Quinn, Salt, Lemon, Barnett, Twell, Wall (c), Johnson (Mullen 73)
Unused subs: Pursehouse, Scott, Clarke, Denton
Goals: Davies (49), Wall (54), Lemon (90+1)
Booked: Quinn (69), Williams (90+4)
Kings Lynn Town
Stewart, Stocker, Yong, Ward, R Clarke (c), Thomson, Mills, Quigley (Hall 58), E Clarke (Mulready 74), Jones (Butt 85), Goodfellow
Goals: Hall (60 pen), Jones ( 70), Goodfellow (84)
Referee: Mr R West
Assistants: Mr A Dunne & Mr A Parkinson