Doughboys suffer in shoot-out

Wellingborough Town joint-bosses Steve Herring and Joe Smyth saw their side beaten on penalties by Cogenhoe United in the NFA Hillier Senior Cup

Wellingborough Town joint-bosses Steve Herring and Joe Smyth saw their side beaten on penalties by Cogenhoe United in the NFA Hillier Senior Cup

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Wellingborough Town were knocked out of the NFA Hillier Senior Cup as ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division rivals Cogenhoe United held their nerve in a penalty shoot-out at the Dog & Duck.

The quarter-final was all-square at 1-1 after 90 minutes as Joe Bloomfield cancelled out Sam Heavey’s early opener for the Cooks.

In the shoot-out, the first five penalties were all scored with Wes Emery and Dan Spaughton successful for Wellingborough.

But Rashid Koriya saw his effort saved by Olly Urquhart and, although Gokhan Ulker converted his kick, Ross Harris held his nerve to give Cogenhoe a 5-3 success and a place in the last four.

In the UCL Knockout Cup, Thrapston Town had their hopes ended in a 4-1 defeat at Premier Division outfit Sileby Rangers.

Aaron King’s double and a goal from John Dean gave the hosts a comfortable 3-0 advantage before Curtis Taylor-Jacobs pulled one back for Thrapston.

However, Jimi Emefuna had the final word when he hit the hosts’ fourth in stoppage-time.

Rothwell Corinthians’ Division One clash with Northampton Spencer was postponed.