City staged a remarkable cup comeback on Wednesday night, eventually overcoming Bingham Town 6-4, after extra-time, in a thrilling League Cup fixture at the War Memorial Ground.
The game looked dead and buried for City at half-time in the tie. After 45 minutes the lads were 0-3 down to a clinical Bingham team that had taken their chances well in the first period. This was despite the visitors being reduced to 10 men after they’d had a player sent off after 29 minutes.
After the restart, Jonny Nussey pulled a goal back for City on 55 minutes with a fine header. 3 minutes later Nussey was on the mark again, slotting home to make it 3-2. A Bob Haigh header, pulled City level on 82 minutes, taking the tie into extra-time.
Into extra-time, and at it was the visitors who went ahead again, 2 minutes into the added on period. Super sub Hill made it 4-4 minutes later. The game finally swung in favour of city when another Bingham player was dismissed, and then another, taking the opponents down to just 8 players!
Nussey made it 5-4 as the game entered the second period of extra-time. With 2 minutes left, Nussey made it 4 goals for the night, curling his shot over the keeper into the Bingham net. Final Score 6-4 to City on a crazy night of football!
The boys now await the quarter-final draw to see who they player in the next round.
Picture: Four Goal Nussey and 16-year old MOTM, George Caudwell