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Old Stretfordians 6-4 The Martyrs - 20 Key Moments!

Old Stretfordians took on The Martyrs in the quarter finals of the Northern Cup on Saturday, with the home side running out 6-4 winners after extra time.


Here are 20 key moments from the match, which wasn't short on goals or action!


1 Old Stretfordians open the scoring (20 seconds)

Old Stretfordians go straight on the attack from the opening whistle and score within 20 seconds!



2 The Martyrs hit back immediately (2 mins)

The Martyrs equalise within a minute of going behind, thanks to this lovely left footed lob over the Old Stretfordians goalkeeper



3 The Martyrs go 2-1 up! (11 mins)

A long throw in into the Old Stretfordians penalty area isn't dealt with and the ball is fired home to give The Martyrs a 2-1 lead.



4 Old Strefordians level things up! (25 mins)

A corner is floated in the penalty area and the ball eventually falls to the Old Stretfordians centre forward, who finds himself in the right place at the right time to equalise



5 The Old Stretfordians goalkeeper saves brilliantly to keep The Martyrs out (35 mins)

A cross comes in from left but The Martyrs' goal-bound header is brilliantly pushed away by the Old Stretfordians' goalkeeper.

6 The Goalkeeper Tips The Ball Over The Bar (36 mins)

The Martyrs go close again, this time a header is on target, but The Old Strefordians' goalkeeper manages to tip the ball over the crossbar.



7 Another Great Save! (38 mins)

The Old Stretfordians goalkeeper is called into action for the third time in 5 minutes! This time, he pushes a ;eft footed shot from around 20 yards over the crossbar.



8 The Martyrs go back into the lead (39 mins)

An in-swinging corner is whipped in and headed into the net at the back post as The Martyrs take a 3-2 lead.



9 The Martyrs score again! (50 mins)

The Martyrs extend their lead over Old Stretfordians, this fantastic first touch and finish into the corner making it 4-2.



10 Powerful shot is deflected just over the bar (54 mins)

The Martyrs almost go 3 goals ahead when a shot from distance takes a deflection and just goes over the crossbar!

11 Old Stretfordians appeal for a penalty! (62 mins)

Old Stretfordians claim that this shot hit the defender's arm, but the referee waves away their appeals for a penalty.



12 Goal Disallowed!

Old Stretfordians think they have scored, only for the referee to rule it out for offside.



13 The Martyrs goalkeeper saves with his feet (72 mins)

Old Strefordians work the ball well and get in behind The Martyrs defence, but the goalkeeper saves well with his feet to keep his side two goals ahead.



14 The Martyrs goalkeeper saves again! (76 mins)

The Martyrs goalkeeper is quick off his line to deny the Old Stretfordians striker



15 Old Stretfordians pull a goal back! (81 mins)

Old Stretfordians pull a goal back inside the final 10 minutes to give themselves a lifeline

16 Own Goal! Old Stretfordians are level in injury time! (90 + 1 mins)

The Martyrs are so unlucky when a cross from the right is played across the penalty area and put in his own goal by the defender, making it 4-4!



17 The Martyrs almost win it with seconds remaining! (90 + 8 mins)

A nice move deep into injury almost paid off for The Martyrs. The ball was crossed into the box from the left but the shot just went wide of the post!



18 Old Stretfordians go close early in extra time but the keeper saves the shot (ET 2 mins)

A right footed shot from the edge of the box is well saved by The Martyrs goalkeeper as he pushes it over the bar.



19 Old Strefordians take the lead in extra time injury time! (ET 30 + 2 mins)

Old Stretfordians hit The Martyrs on the counter in extra time injury time and take their opportunity! The game had seemed to be heading for penalties but the hosts lead 5-4 with only seconds remaining!



20 Old Stretfordians break away and score into an empty net to finish The Martyrs off! (ET 30 + 4 mins)

The Martyrs commit players forward for one final chance, but they are caught out and despite their goalkeeper trying to take out the Old Stretfordian man, he can't do anything to stop the home side from racing clear and finishing into an empty net to make it 6-4.



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