Matthew Appleby provides us with all the action as York City hosted Middlesbrough in the North Riding County Cup Semi-Final that went all the way to a penalty shoot-out (20/3/23).
Above: Middlesbrough celebrate after Armani Maxwell hit the winning penalty in their semi-final shoot-out win at York City. Photo: Matthew Appleby.
York City 2-2 Middlesbrough
This was a dramatic encounter with the scoreboard swinging one way and then the other. Boro hit the front after 13 minutes when Armani Maxwell directed the ball home from close range.
Four minutes before the break, Jess Mett hit a rocket shot into the top corner as the visitors went in 2-0 ahead. Within eight minutes of the re-start, York were back in it when Milly Ash’s corner was headed home by Alice Hughes. Midway through the half, the home side levelled thanks to Jess Holder.
With no extra time, the tie went straight to penalties, and it was Middlesbrough who took the win 4-3. They will go on to face Redcar Town in the final who beat Middlesbrough’s Development side in the other last-four tie.
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