FC Halifax Town: Shaymen beat Goole on penalties in County Cup

FC Halifax Town
FC Halifax Town

FC Halifax Town progressed to the next round of the West Riding County Cup after beating Goole on penalties.

The game finished 3-3 before a much-changed Town side won 4-2 on penalties.

Senior players Shaun Rowley, Simon Lenighan and Mekhi McLeod were given run-outs, but other than that it was a youthful Halifax team for the game.

Goole took the lead after 15 minutes when a long-throw was slotted home.

They hit the bar shortly after the interval before Josh Schofield doubled their lead.

But Town mounted a fightback, and eventually equalised through a Jake Taylor penalty.

Town then looked to have won it when they took the lead 10 minutes from time, but Goole’s Adam Lund forced the tie to penalties.

Town: Rowley, Benn, O’Regan, Abioye, Sesay, Gordon, Lenighan, McLeod, Freedman, Taylor, Cham. Subs: Simpson, Hill, Wade, Da Costa, Janis.