Winslow United are in the last four of the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy.
Berks & Bucks FA Senior Trophy
The Elmfields gate outfit headed into a semi-final tie at Saxton Rovers after converting two set plays late on, but had Bobby White to thank after the goalkeeper produced a string of brilliant saves to keep his side in the game.
On a sunny February afternoon neither side created a clear-cut chance in the opening exchanges.
Simon King received a straight red card after his challenge saw him appear to win the ball but the referee deemed it a foul, albeit harshly.
The visitors were denied when White produced a fine stop to keep the scores level.
The ten men of United defended to take the teams in goalless at the break.
The second half was a feisty affair. The visitors more direct approach saw White nick the ball from the visiting striker as he honed in on goal but the referee pointed to the spot deeming a foul after the two players collided with their follow-through.
Langley converted from the spot with a very well-placed strike to go ahead.
With the ten-men of United forced into taking risks and Langley looking to take advantage on the break, the visitors did have a string of corners to peg the hosts back.
Aaron King’s rebounded free kick saw the United striker drill a powerful shot that hit the underside of the crossbar and come back into play only to be cleared.
At the other end White was keeping his side in the game with his heroics; a left-handed save from a free-kick and a point-blank block.
With the game becoming more tense and yellow cards being issued on a regular basis it was United who drew level.
In the 84th minute Daniel Parson’s run down the left saw him cross from close to the byline but he was caught by a late challenge. The resultant free-kick saw Marcus Hussey rise to direct his header home.
Marcus Hussey heads in an 84th minute equaliser for Winslow United in their Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy, quarter-final tie against Langley on Saturday 17th February 2018.
An unsavory incident followed with some visiting players challenging the home supporters celebrations with the game held up for five minutes while order was restored.
With the game heading to penalties a delivery into the Langley box saw the goalkeeper and two visiting players all challenge for the same ball with no United player within ten yards. The ball being put into touch for a 94th minute corner.
It was Aaron King who rose high above the challenging pack from the centre and his header bundled the ball over the line for the winner and sparked major celebrations from the home dug out.
Aaron King heads in a 94th minute winner for Winslow United in their Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy, quarter-final tie against Langley on Saturday 17th February 2018.