Magpies vets go through on penalties

Mens Veterans National Cup quarter-finalStourport 3 Magpies 3 (Magpies won 4-3 on penalty strokes)The Magpies mens veterans travelled to Birmingham to play Stourport in the quarter finals of the National Cup and emerged victorious after the drama of a penalty shoot-out.

Mens Veterans National Cup quarter-final

Stourport 3 Magpies 3

(Magpies won 4-3 on penalty strokes)

The Magpies mens veterans travelled to Birmingham to play Stourport in the quarter finals of the National Cup and emerged victorious after the drama of a penalty shoot-out.


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Stourport fielded a number of ex-GB players, including Olympic gold medal winner, Imran Sherwani.

Magpies found themselves 2-0 down at half time, but a superb lobbed goal by Stourport old boy John Aldridge and a fine individual goal by Roger Kent brought Magpies back into the game.

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Stourport then won two penalty strokes, the second of which goalkeeper David Brown saved brilliantly. Magpies then scored a late equaliser through Phil Alexander to take the game to penalty strokes. Phil Cobbold, Dave Blackmore, John Aldridge and Peter Dolton all scored to clinch a great victory.

Magpies have drawn Bournville at home in the semi-final which will be played on Sunday, April 1st.

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