McCartney’s spot-kick success
ALAN WILSON CUP (ROUND ONE) RICHHILL 2 LURGAN TOWN 2 (RICHHILL WON 3-1 ON PENS)
NEIL McCartney saved four penalty kicks on Saturday as Richhill marched on at the expense of Lurgan Town.
Chris McAlister’s headed pass provided Willie Anderson with a scoring opportunity which the veteran tucked away during the opening stages of the cup clash.
It was 2-0 soon after thanks to David Ross’ neat footwork from out wide before a pass allowing Johnny Allen to double the lead.
Richhill had chances to increase the gap but Lurgan Town received a lifeline with a penalty kick. However, Neil McCartney stepped up to save the spot-kick.
Lurgan Town forced extra-time with two goals over the closing stages of normal time - with a double injury blow adding to Richhill’s problems.
Ross tested the Lurgan Town goalkeeper ahead of a tight extra-time run.
McCartney pulled off three spot-kick stops in the shoot-out. Kyle Davison, Ross and David Nesbitt proved strong from the spot to help send Richhill into the next round.
RICHHILL: Neil McCartney, Sam Kelly, Kyle Davison, Jason Loney, Jeff Richardson, Johnny Allen, Chris Ross, Willie Anderson, Chris McAlister, David Ross, Richard Morrison. Subs: David Nesbitt, Milne Nellins, Keith Kelly.
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