Hurley hoping FA Cup penalty shootout win will be a boost
ANDY Hurley hopes their FA Cup penalty shoot out win over Marlow will give his young Beaconsfield SYCOB side a much-needed confidence booster, writes Tim Street.
SYCOB found themselves 2-0 down inside 22 minutes of Tuesday night’s replay, but fought back through goals from Nathan Minhas and Ollie McCoy, then fell behind again in extra time before Charlie Losasso equalised once more with a minute left.
Marlow then missed two of the penalties before McCoy bagged the winning one as SYCOB took the tie 4-3 on spot kicks to net a cheque for £2,000 and a first qualifying round clash at fellow Southern League side Wantage Town.
Joint-manager Hurley said: “It was one of those nights when you’re up one minute, down the next and then up again.
“But the lads showed great spirit, which will hopefully stand them in good stead and show what they are capable of.
“We’ve lost three of our last four games through mistakes in the last minute, so hopefully this will be a turning point for us.
“The money for making the next round will help us no end too, and while it would be nice to go further, we have a lot of hard work to do first, and need to get some league points on the board.”
Goals from Losasso and Spencer Maw had seen SYCOB come from behind in the first game on Saturday, before Marlow snatched a last-gasp equaliser to take the tie to a replay.
Beaconsfield return to Southern One Central action over the bank holiday weekend when they host Bedford on Saturday before visiting Kidlington on Monday.
In the goals: Ollie McCoy