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Penalty heartbreak for Highbridge Town
8:00am Thursday 6th March 2014 in Sport
Knockout Cup quarter final
Locomotives 2, Highbridge Town 2
(Locomotives win 5-4 on penalties)
HIGHBRIDGE Town’s stand-in manager Jeff Bailey said Saturday’s cup exit at the hands of Locomotives was “very disappointing” after his side were beaten 5-4 on penalties.
Ryan Elliot and Ryan Bailey both scored in normal time for Town to secure a 2-2 draw – but after a goalless extra-time, the tie headed to penalties.
Level at four apiece after five spot kicks, Highbridge saw their sixth kick saved to send them crashing out of the competition – and Bailey was left to rue his side’s wasted chances in normal time.
He said: ““Naturally we are very disappointed to have lost this closely matched competitive cup tie.
“There was little to choose between the sides and whilst Loco’s were on top for most of the first half, Highbridge had the better of the second half, falling to convert the chances that were presented.
“Clearly the players were tired in extra time and credit to both sets of players for putting on a great game, which was well refereed by Jeff Andrews.
“We wish Loco’s all the best in the competition and now look forward to our next game to get back to winning ways”.
## BERROW’S away fixture at Ilminster Town was postponed as their opponent’s pitch struggles to recover from the recent deluge of wet weather.
They host Bridgwater Town Reserves this Saturday (March 8), 3pm kick-off.