Penalty practice paid off for YM

Peter Buckland
Peter Buckland

HORSHAM YMCA Football Club boss Peter Buckland admitted that he was always confident when last night’s Sussex RUR Cup final went to penalties.

YM won 5-4 on spot-kicks against East Preston, following a 0-0 draw after extra-time, and Buckland said: “We had been practising actually. We thought it might come to penalties because you couldn’t separate us in the league games against each other.

“We rode our luck a couple of times tonight to be fair but so did they. We thought it might come down to the wire and I had five boys that I knew would tuck them away.

“I had no doubt that we would score five, my only worry was that they’d score five as well and on it goes then and it really would have been a lottery.”