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Crown Stotfold
FC Hitchin
FC Hitchin win 6 - 7 on penalties.
Unknown (65', 122' Pen, 124' Pen, 126' Pen, 120' Pen, 132' Pen, 134' Pen)
Full time
S Norris (8'), M Bowden (123' Pen), P McGuire (125' Pen), M Browne (127' Pen), J Howard (129' Pen), A Flood (133' Pen), S Hill (135' Pen), J Warner (137' Pen)
Sun 30 Oct 10:00 - Cup Attendance 18

The Jimmy Warner Testimonial

By

CAPTAIN FANTASTIC!!

It gives me great pleasure to write today's match report...

I'm sure we will all be telling our grandchildren about the day a humble man who goes by the name of Jimmy Warner played his last game for us, and how he smashed home the winning penalty after extra time!

A Fantastic gesture by our own captain James Parker to give him the arm band today only a true captain would do that and boy did he step up!!

So, to the game... this week we started really quickly no messing about, we were all over them. And with our wingers Paul McGuire and Micheal Bowden looking dangerous, latching onto balls down the line from Andy Flood and Joe Howard it was looking good.

It really didn't feel like we had played much football before Sean Norris had put them under pressure at the back and curled one round the goalkeeper and although I'd try, there was NO assist this time :) We were on top from that moment in and again only having ourselves at fault for not putting away more, Paul McGuire coming so close and their keeper defying physics to keep the ball out on more than one occasion.

This team are very physical - they love a challenge and at times before we've buckled but not today. Not in the jimmy Warner testimonial. This was our day and we were taking it.

We went into the break 1-0 up and we knew we were losing one captain James Parker to foreign sports (don't get me started!), but he stayed on for us a further 10mins so we will let him off this time.

Roughly halfway through the second half and with us being under pressure they got themselves back in it through a corner,that was all we were giving them though... we let them back in but for another week we shut up shop, defence and Simon Hill playing an absolute blinder.

For 90 mins it was definitely a game of 2 halves us all over them in the first and them in the second. Today we had luck on our side and we had Jimmy... Saying that though it wasn't all smooth sailing in the first half of extra time our main man gave away a penalty. But it wasn't over yet with their number 10 managing to knock out poor Colin 2 streets away lighting up his BBQ, and then the poor lad taking off his shirt and going home .

Truth be told, for most of the extra time we were struggling, but neither side could get through and it had to be decided by penalties.

FC Hitchin:
Sean Norris (miss)
Michael Bowden (goal)
Paul McGuire (goal)
Martin Browne (goal)
Joe Howard (goal)
Simon Dean for the win (miss)
Simon Hill (goal)
James Warner WINS IT!!!!!

Crown Stofold:
Goal
Goal
Goal
Goal
SAVE
SAVE
Goal
Goal
SAVE

Nail biting stuff and some really great saves from Simon Hill, with his Man of the Match performance.

Taking the sixth penalty thinking I was gonna end it all I'm glad I didn't - this was Jimmy's day and I couldn't happier for this absolute legend, don't be a stranger pal and thank you for everything.

Simon Hill

Player of the Match

Simon Hill

Key moments

8:00
Goal Sean Norris scores for FC Hitchin
65:00
Goal Goal for Crown Stotfold
120:00
Scored Penalty Penalty scored by Crown Stotfold
120:00 +2:00
Scored Penalty Penalty scored by Crown Stotfold
120:00 +3:00
Scored Penalty Michael Bowden scores a penalty for FC Hitchin
120:00 +4:00
Scored Penalty Penalty scored by Crown Stotfold
120:00 +5:00
Scored Penalty Paul McGuire scores a penalty for FC Hitchin
120:00 +6:00
Scored Penalty Penalty scored by Crown Stotfold
120:00 +7:00
Scored Penalty Martin Browne scores a penalty for FC Hitchin
120:00 +9:00
Scored Penalty Joe Howard scores a penalty for FC Hitchin
120:00 +12:00
Scored Penalty Penalty scored by Crown Stotfold
120:00 +13:00
Scored Penalty Andy Flood scores a penalty for FC Hitchin
120:00 +14:00
Scored Penalty Penalty scored by Crown Stotfold
120:00 +15:00
Scored Penalty Simon Hill scores a penalty for FC Hitchin
120:00 +17:00
Scored Penalty James Warner scores a penalty for FC Hitchin

Highlights

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120:00 +18:00 Player of the Match
Simon Hill is awarded player of the match for FC Hitchin
120:00 +17:00 Scored Penalty 7 - 8
James Warner scores a penalty for FC Hitchin
120:00 +16:00 Saved Penalty
Simon Hill saves a penalty for FC Hitchin
120:00 +15:00 Scored Penalty 7 - 7
Simon Hill scores a penalty for FC Hitchin
120:00 +14:00 Scored Penalty 7 - 6
Penalty scored by Crown Stotfold
120:00 +13:00 Scored Penalty 6 - 6
Andy Flood scores a penalty for FC Hitchin
120:00 +12:00 Scored Penalty 6 - 5
Penalty scored by Crown Stotfold
120:00 +11:00 Missed Penalty
Simon Dean misses a penalty for FC Hitchin
120:00 +10:00 Saved Penalty
Simon Hill saves a penalty for FC Hitchin
120:00 +9:00 Scored Penalty 5 - 5
Joe Howard scores a penalty for FC Hitchin
120:00 +8:00 Saved Penalty
Simon Hill saves a penalty for FC Hitchin
120:00 +7:00 Scored Penalty 5 - 4
Martin Browne scores a penalty for FC Hitchin
120:00 +6:00 Scored Penalty 5 - 3
Penalty scored by Crown Stotfold
120:00 +5:00 Scored Penalty 4 - 3
Paul McGuire scores a penalty for FC Hitchin
120:00 +4:00 Scored Penalty 4 - 2
Penalty scored by Crown Stotfold
120:00 +3:00 Scored Penalty 3 - 2
Michael Bowden scores a penalty for FC Hitchin
120:00 +2:00 Scored Penalty 3 - 1
Penalty scored by Crown Stotfold
120:00 +1:00 Missed Penalty
Sean Norris misses a penalty for FC Hitchin
120:00 Scored Penalty 2 - 1
Penalty scored by Crown Stotfold
End of period 2
80:00 Missed Penalty
Penalty missed for Crown Stotfold
65:00 Goal 1 - 1
Goal for Crown Stotfold
End of period 1
8:00 Goal 0 - 1
Sean Norris scores for FC Hitchin
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Crown Stotfold
  • FC Hitchin
  • 0
  • Sean Norris Goal 8:00'
  • Goal 65:00'
  • Missed Penalty 80:00'
  • Scored Penalty 120:00'
  • Sean Norris Missed Penalty 120:00 +1:00'
  • Scored Penalty 120:00 +2:00'
  • Michael Bowden Scored Penalty 120:00 +3:00'
  • Scored Penalty 120:00 +4:00'
  • Paul McGuire Scored Penalty 120:00 +5:00'
  • Scored Penalty 120:00 +6:00'
  • Martin Browne Scored Penalty 120:00 +7:00'
  • Simon Hill Saved Penalty 120:00 +8:00'
  • Joe Howard Scored Penalty 120:00 +9:00'
  • Simon Hill Saved Penalty 120:00 +10:00'
  • Simon Dean Missed Penalty 120:00 +11:00'
  • Scored Penalty 120:00 +12:00'
  • Andy Flood Scored Penalty 120:00 +13:00'
  • Scored Penalty 120:00 +14:00'
  • Simon Hill Scored Penalty 120:00 +15:00'
  • Simon Hill Saved Penalty 120:00 +16:00'
  • James Warner Scored Penalty 120:00 +17:00'

Team selection

Hill, Simon Hill, Simon
Howard, Joe Howard, Joe
Flood, Andy Flood, Andy
Dean, Simon Dean, Simon
Warner, James Warner, James
Parker, James Parker, James
Watson, John Watson, John
McGuire, Paul McGuire, Paul
Miller, Sam Miller, Sam
Norris, Sean Norris, Sean
Bowden, Michael Bowden, Michael

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