Ollerton Town advanced to the Quarter-Finals of the NCEL League Cup last night with a 4-2 win over fellow NCEL Division One side Grimsby Borough.
Will Peers put Borough two-nil up at the break, but a rousing response from Ollerton saw Benjamin Bowring pull one back then with virtually the last kick of the second half, Gavin King equalised from the penalty spot.
Kyle Ludlow put Ollerton into the lead minutes into extra-time and King then rounded off the comeback with a last minute goal.
Ollerton player-coach Jordan Wildey had this to say at full-time, “I thought it was a really good game. Grimsby had made quite a number of changes for tonight’s game but we had a lot of work to do after a poor start put us 2-0 down so the lads deserve a lot of credit for turning the game around.
“A tactical change from the management helped us get back into the game. We missed far too many chances in the 2nd half but we kept going, we were patient and we were rewarded. When it got to extra time there was only going to be one winner as Grimsby were clearly tiring.
“Despite all their changes it was nice to play a top team after quite an easy game against Selby last time out and to have a real challenge to assess where we are for next year. We know now we have another tough game in the cup against Handsworth Parramore but we go into it full of confidence again after two really promising performances, even with some key players missing.”
From the opposing dugout, joint Borough manager Nathan Collins didn’t have too much to say on the results, “Our Under 21’s manager took the game tonight and the young team he put out did the club proud. We wish Ollerton all the best in the next round.”