Winchester City 0-0 Hartley Witney
Bloody penalties!!!! That’s the 3rd time we have lost on penalties now, which is a horrible thing as it’s not a good way to lose, especially as we were playing a side from a league higher and we dominated very long spells of the game, still the positives are that is another game we have not been beaten by a side a league higher (4th of season so far) and also only 1 defeat over 90 minutes still in our 13th game.
We shuffled the pack slightly making a few changes from Saturdays team. There is always a concern of playing a game after the massive high of Saturday and the exciting cup draw, we had to come back down to earth, I needn’t have worried as the lads put in a very accomplished performance, we controlled the first half although didn’t have as many chances as we would have liked. 2nd half we had 14 shots on target to their 4 and we missed an absolute bag load of chances, including a late penalty. Then the lottery of pens which no surprise we lost with our dismal penalty record, Oli Bailey the unlucky man with our 7th penalty I believe...
Credit to Hartley Wintney who are a very decent outfit and had done well over the last few years and sit in top 8 in southern prem, I wish them well for rest of season and in the next round.
For us we now have to patch the boys up, we will be working hard to prepare for Cirencester next week as we have no game Saturday (despite being 3/4 games behind everyone, so frustrating!) - we look forward to next weeks game.
Well done to all the lads, a really good display and showed what a good side we are in spells tonight.
Up the citizens!