Excellent away win in Floodlit Cup
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Bonfire Night Win For Penn In Floodlit Cup In Swindon
With no game last Saturday Penn & Tylers Green F.C. made the long journey to Swindon on Monday night to play New College Swindon F.C. in the Perpetua Press Floodlit Cup and came away with a “banger” of a result, winning 9-0. Penn started the game slowly but in control and it was 15 minutes before they took the lead when Charlie Lane powerfully headed in a corner from 6 yards to settle any Penn nerves.
On 18 minutes it was 2-0 when Matt Clarke from all of 25 yards turned and sent in a “rocket” of a shot which hit the back of the New College net with no response from the stranded goalkeeper. The term “rampant” was now absolutely appropriate as Penn played with confidence and were passing the ball well and so it was no surprise when Raju Pritpal was released and burst through on 30 minutes and calmly finished to make it 3-0.
There was a lull in proceeding as Penn relaxed and were playing their passing game to frustrate the New College team, who never gave up the fight. For one moment and credit to them for that attitude. The next goal arrived on 44 minutes when Michael Brodie scored with a free header from another Penn corner. Half time, 4-0 to Penn.
The second half continued in the same vein as the first with Penn in complete control and the goals flowed. Raju Pritpal added his second of the night as did Michael Brodie, but the highlight of the second half was a 10-minute hat trick from the excellent Konnor Saunders, which lit up the night sky to compete with the fireworks, and one of the goals was another “rocket” shot from the edge of the New College penalty area. The last 10 minutes proved fruitless and Penn played out the game for an excellent 9-0 win to earn a 2nd round tie Away to Didcot Town Development F.C.
A sterner test awaits this Saturday when AFC Aldermaston are the visitors to Spratleys Meadow for a league encounter. Kick-Off 3:00 pm.