After 90 minutes of gruelling play, with both having led during the game, Handsworth Parramore came out on the wrong side of a 5-4 penalty shootout loss with fellow NCEL Premier Division side Yorkshire Amateur.
Harrison Blakey initially game Ammas the lead on 24 minutes, then a goal on the stroke of half-time from Jon Froggatt levelled the tie up.
The turnaround was complete just before the hour mark when Lee Cooksey netted, but Ammas were not done as Fernando Moke squeezed the ball home on 76 minutes which sent the game straight to penalties – which they won 5-4.
Handsworth manager James Colliver feels his side need their luck to change, “It was another good game with two good sides trying to play in the right way, Yorkshire Amateurs movement off the ball was particularly impressive.
“The game was played at an high tempo , we allowed them too much time on the ball in the first half but once we pressed them higher up the pitch I felt like their was only one team looking like winning the game in the second half. We forced them into errors and deservedly took the lead.
“I felt we was in the front foot going into extra time, I saved my substitutes thinking that the game would go to extra time as the rule book states only to be told to both technical areas disbelief it was going straight to penalties!
“In the same competition Bridlington and Goole went to extra time so why didn’t we? We are having a tough spell, we don’t seem to be getting the drop of the ball or the rub of the green and at the other end like last night a deflection goes in our net! We certainly worked hard, played with high intensity and created more chances so if we play like that I’m confident our luck will change.”