Youthful Lions exit County Cup on penalties

After a fairly even game had finished all square at 1-1 after extra time, Selby Town kept their composure to send the Lions out of the County Cup by winning the penalty shoot-out 4-3.

As in the previous round, Guiseley’s starting line up had a distinctly youthful flavour about it with Steve Dickinson, Jack Stockdill, Oli Johnson and Danny Forrest providing the senior contingency of players, aided by the welcome return  from injury of Alex Johnson, making his first start of the season.

Selby took the lead through Richard Metcalf on 19 minutes with a deflected shot, but the Lions were level seven minutes before the break when the lively Luke Porritt robbed a home defender and advanced into the area only to be brought down. Oli Johnson despatched the resulting spot-kick with aplomb.

Earlier, Callum Marshall’s shot had nearly squared matters but it cannoned off the inside of the post to safety.

Having shown some glimpses of last season’s form, Alex  Johnson was replaced on the restart by Redmond Lee,who went close on two occasions to sealing the victory, but with neither side able to make the breakthrough, the game went to penalties.

After each side had missed one apiece, the home keeper saved Guiseley’s last spot kick to send the Robins through to the next round, where they will travel to meet the winners of next week’s tie between Tadcaster and Liversedge.

Team:

1-Steve Dickinson

2-Jack Brooks

3-Joel Thompson

4-Will Wells

5-Josh Snowden

6-Callum Marshall

7-Oli Johnson  38(p) (Brown, 55)

8-Jack Stockdill (C)

9-Alex Johnson (Lee, 45)

10-Danny Forrest (Butterfield)

11-Luke Porritt

12-Jonson Butterfield

14-Redmond Lee

15-Jacob Brown

18-Steven Drench