Scott Gatty Cup Quarter-Final Yaxley Reserves 2 St Neots Reserves 3 From the first whistle the sides looked evenly matched and both had good chances. Jimmy Lain s drive from 35 yards flew wide and Ian Bradbury brought a good save from Lee Bowskill as he
Scott Gatty Cup Quarter-Final
Yaxley Reserves 2 St Neots Reserves 3
From the first whistle the sides looked evenly matched and both had good chances.
Jimmy Lain's drive from 35 yards flew wide and Ian Bradbury brought a good save from Lee Bowskill as he took advantage of a lucky deflection. Sean Murray set up his strike partner Ben Cole but his shot rebounded off a post to safety while at the other end a Ricky Goodale cross hit the bar.
It was St Neots who got the initial breakthrough on the half-hour as the energetic Scott Kingsbury beat his marker and put in a cross for Sean Murray to finish well.
Yaxley clawed their way back into the match with a Ricky Goodale goal in the sixth minute of added time at the end of the first half, this after some poor defensive work by the visitors.
The second half saw the two sides cancel each other out. Goodale had a corner pushed on to the bar and when Yaxley did get the ball in the net the effort was ruled out by an offside flag.
Cole brought a great save from the home keeper and then shot wide when well placed and as the two sides seemed to run out of attacking ideas the match moved into extra-time.
Yaxley had the better of the first added period with Lain doing well to clear off the line from Bradbury and a shot by Goodale striking a post.
St Neots were revitalised by the introduction of substitutes Andy Sincock and Shane Fox.
Fox set up Joe Walsh whose cross bounced on the crossbar and then, with just six minutes of extra-time remaining, Sincock put St Neots back in front following an Andy Wale free-kick.
Then within 60 seconds he broke away from the defence to score again and seemingly put the tie beyond doubt.
There was still time for the Saints to test their own nerves as they allowed the hosts back in the game. With just three minutes left a defensive slip allowed Yaxley a second goal but the visitors held out for a place in the next round.