GFA Challenge Trophy Round Three: Longlevens 2 Tytherington Rocks 2 (Tytherington won 4-3 on penalties)

First published in Thornbury Sport

TYTHERINGTON ROCKS scraped past County League side Longlevens after winning a penalty shootout.

Longlevens came away feeling that they really should have won this game after they took the lead on 12 minutes when Brad Martin headed home a Danny Moore cross.

Rocks then came back into the game and equalised on 30 minutes when Tim Baker was brought down in the box and Stuart Nelson scored from the penalty spot.

The second half started well for the Rocks when a cross from the right by Nelson found Toby Colbourne, who coolly slotted in from the edge of the six yard box to put them 2-1 up after 51 minutes.

Longlevens got on level terms in the 68th minute when a hard shot from Martin was blocked by keeper Kevin Freeman only for Martin to follow up and score.

For the rest of the game Longlevens gave the Rocks defence a hard time, trying to get the winner without success, and the game went to penalties with Rocks coming out on top.

With most of his players due back this Saturday, Rocks manager Gary Powell should have a full squad available for the first time in five weeks when they play Clanfield at home, 2pm.

  • Tytherington Reserves continued their winning ways when beating Rockleaze Reserves away 2-1 with both goals coming from Nick Jones, including a penalty.

This win keeps them top of Bristol Suburban Premier Two.

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