AFC Aldermaston went out of the Bluefin Sports Hellenic League Supplementary Cup on Saturday at the first round stage via a penalty shoot-out defeat to Abingdon United.
Kai Parton-Edey and Liam Tackley both scored to take the game to penalties in a 2-2 draw after extra time but the Atomics had goalkeeper Dan Smith to thank during the game for a superb diving save during the match.
The former Bracknell Town and Highmoor-IBIS goalkeepers save was caught on camera by Abingdon supporter Mark Herring:
— mark herring (@sgtpepperslfc) January 29, 2017
After the match Smith – who managed a save in the shoot-out and score one himself for Aldermaston – tweeted his best wishes to the hosts, while Atomics boss Kieran Jennings praised his players efforts and called the match ‘an exciting game for the neutral’.
was a great game all the best in the next round
— DanielSmith (@D010Daniel) January 28, 2017
Disappointed to lose on pens but proud of our performance in what was a good advert for step 6 football. Exciting game for the neutral
— Kieran Jennings (@KieranJ_1979) January 28, 2017
Joe Cummuskey and Richard Jones were the other penalty scorers for the Atomics.
Editors note: We have tried our best to be accurate with the score in this game, but at the time of writing the FA Full Time website displays the final score at 1-1 and 5-2 on penalties, twitter says it was 5-3 on penalties and Abingdon’s twitter says 5-4.