Pilsley advanced in Cliff Ellis Trophy after beating Calver on penalties.

Pilsley Community advanced into next weekend's Cliff Ellis Trophy semi-final thanks to a penalty shoot-out win over Calver.

Monday, 31st May 2021, 7:47 am
Pilsley Captain Shane Marriott congratulated on his goal to make it 2-1 to Pilsley. Pic by Martin Roberts.

Thomas Mourbey pulled off a fine save to deny Calver’s fifth penalty and confirm a 5-4 win.

It sets up a semi-final tie with Tideswell this Saturday.

The home side had started off at a fine pace but it was Calver who took the lead through Lewis Owen, but on the stroke of half-time Chris Bluff deservedly equalised from the penalty spot.

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Within ten minutes of the restart captain Shane Marriott had given Pilsley the lead with a well placed 25-yard effort with the clock running down the game swung from end to end.

With ten minutes to go Owen secured his second after a ricocheted clearance fell into his path and then it was time for the tension of penalties which favoured Pilsley this time.