The Liverpool County Premier League George Mahon Cup Round Two.
Cheshire Lines (Premier Div) 0 v 0 Sacre Coeur (1st Div) AET.
Sacre Coeur won 4-3 on penalties.
Another cup game against Premier Division opposition - another great win.
To be fair, it shouldn't gone to penalties and neither should have the scoreline remained goalless. Coeur taking the game to Cheshire Lines from the start and comfortably outplaying them in large chunks of the game.
It proves that with the current squad we have that we can match teams from the Premier Division and our level is probably currently around mid-table of the prem (and I say with the current squad).
Anyway on a fairly decent pitch with a few bobbles Coeur matched their Premier opposition for the first half hour and then started to lift their game creating some half chances with some decent football being played. Cheshire's keeper was being called into action more times than Dave 'The Goalie' who hardly touched the ball first half, Coeur's defence of Mick Carra, Tbob, John Carra and Jack Doran remaining solid throughout.
A workhouse like and excellent passing / movement midfield of Robbie Boardman, Lee Owens, Jamesey and Roachy created most of the play and cutting edge limiting Cheshire's play to long over the top balls to their quicky front man - luckily he didn't have his shooting boots on.
The second half passed must like the first with Coeur getting stronger as the game went on, which was more evident during extra-time as Cheshire Lines appeared to be relying on a penatly shoot out as Coeur relentlessly went for the winner.
At times it must have seemed like one way traffic as Tbob got forward more than once.
No winner was found in the 120 minutes so it was down to the dreaded penaly shootout.
CL stepped up - scored. 1-0
Coeur scored. 1-1
CL missed. 1-1
Coeur scored. 1-2
CL scored. 2-2
Coeur scored 2-3.
CL's pen was brilliantly saved by DTG but the ref ordred a retake and they scored. 3-3.
Coeur missed 3-3.
CL missed. 3-3.
Coeur scored. 3-4.
Another Premier scalp.
Bring on ROMA in Round 3.
Wembley here we come (not)
All credit to the lads for an excellent team performance and raising their game when required.