Coltswood had to go through the daunting penalty shoot out to defeat a very tough opponent in Wishaw WW. With the final score locked at 3-3 it was Coltswood who held their nerve to win the Scottish Youth FA Central Region Cup at Stenhousemuir.
Goals from Robbie O’Toole, Rhys Pryce and McCann could not win the game outright for Coltswood as Wishaw kept in the game with a brace from Lee Hadden and a goal from Mark Kyle. However Athletic did prevail on penalties after ‘keeper Jack Weir made the winning save in what was a nervy penalty shoot-out.
It was the eventual winners that opened the scoring after 7 minutes. Ross Inglis’ cross found the head of No.11 Robbie O’Toole and his well placed header evaded the ‘keeper and nestled into the corner of the net.
Wishaw got their equaliser through Lee Hadden. After Adam Blair made a good tackle to dispossess the Coltswood attack Dom Lunny drove through the midfield unchallenged. His shot from range troubled the ‘keeper and Hadden was there after the ‘keeper spilled the ball to knock in the rebound to equalise.
Wishaw were increasing the pressure as Hadden had another shot on goal after a through ball from Gary Torrance, his shot was just wide of the right post. Wycombe were very unlucky not to increase their lead when a minute later when Torrance’s free kick was missed by the keeper and it was unlucky for Euan Leonard when the ball agonisingly hit him in the midriff with him unable to control it but bounced wide with the goal gaping.
It was Coltswood Athletic who went in front again however as Darren McLeish showed the full back a clean set of heels with his cross finding Rhys Pryce who, despite the ‘keeper changing the flight of the ball, managed to squeeze it in the near post to make it 2-1.
A long ball from defence was the assist to the next goal as Wishaw drew level. Hadden expertly controlled the ball and from 25 yards on the left side of the box he dipped a volley under the crossbar into the far side of the net in what was a great goal.