Cup semi-final exit for Langford as The 61FC go through on penalties
PUBLISHED: 12:05 06 February 2017 | UPDATED: 12:05 06 February 2017
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Langford were knocked out of the Beds Senior Cup on Saturday as they went down 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out against The 61FC from Luton.
Langford v The 61FC
Jason Penman blocks a clearance.
James Potter takes on a defender.
Jason Penman challenges the keeper.
James Potter scores on the volley but it is ruled out for offside.
Connor Waite gets clear onto a ball over the top.
Connor Waite sees his shot saved.
Sean Murray heads towards the top corner.
The 61 FC goalie tips Sean Murray's header over the bar.
Jason Penman looks to get a shot away.
Connor Write shoots at goal.
Nick Gardner prepares for the penalty shootout.
Connor Waite scores his penalty.
Nick Gardner can't save a high penalty.
Jason Penman takes his penalty.
The Reds fell behind to an early first-half goal as Aaron Lewis fired in from the penalty spot after Chris Francis had been sent tumbling in the box.
61FC had other chances to increase their lead and after 40 minutes Langford keeper Nick Gardner had to make a great save from a clever lob from Adam Hughes, just tipping the ball over the bar at full stretch.
Langford’s first real chance came in the 43rd minute with Connor Waite shooting wide before James Potter burst through and was foiled by the 61FC keeper to end a scrappy half.
The second half opened with Langford dictating the play, and they were rewarded in the 53rd minute when Deon Putnam fired through a forest of legs past the unsighted keeper following a poorly cleared corner.
Play swung from end to end as both teams squandered good chances with Daniel Gould in the visitors’ goal making fine saves to deny both Sean Murray and Connor Waite.
The match finished 1-1 and went to penalties, but the visitors held their nerve and won the tie 5-4 to book their place in the final.
Langford are back in action on Tuesday evening when they travel to Ampthill Town in SSML Division One. They then make the trip to Codicote on Saturday, also in the league.
Langford: Gardner, Redmond, Higley, Murray, Meyrick, Moss, Brooks, Waite, Potter, Penman, Putnam. Subs: Chisholm (used), Ellis (used), Ashley (used), Gudgin.