SCHOOLS' FOOTBALL: Henry Box capture cup in penalty shoot-out drama

Henry Box School with the Oxfordshire Under 16 Cup after their penalty shoot-out success

Henry Box School with the Oxfordshire Under 16 Cup after their penalty shoot-out success

First published in Sport

Henry Box beat Witney rivals Wood Green 3-2 in a penalty shoot-out to lift the Oxfordshire Under 16 Cup at Carterton FC.

The final finished 1-1 after extra time, and Tom Allen, James O'Sullivan and Dan Townsend converted from the spot in the gathering gloom to give Henry Box a dramatic victory.

Henry Box had the better of the first half and Cain Campbell went close with a header, while George Lambourne made a series of fine saves in the Wood Green goal.

Wood Green took the lead five minutes after the restart, when Henry Macke took advantage of a mix-up in the Henry Box defence to fire home into the empty net.

Henry Box piled on the pressure with Calum McGinness and Dan Townsend denied by Lambourne, before McGinness fired home the equaliser after 65 minutes from just inside the area.

Wood Green came closest to winning the game in extra time when they struck an upright before Henry Box triumphed in the penalty shoot-out.

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