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Jonny Nussey hit four in Southwell City's 6-4 extra-time win over rivals Bingham Town in the Nottinghamshire Senior League League Cup


By Connor Thompson


AFTER three red cards, extra-time drama and ten-goals, Southwell City put themselves in the hat for the quarter-final draw in the Notts Senior League League Cup.

Playing at the War Memorial ground, City found a way past their bogey side Bingham Town, as they won 6-4 after extra-time.

Having gone 3-0 down against Bingham when the sides met in the league just three weeks ago, City were fired up and ready to seek revenge.

Southwell City players wore special remembrance armbands for their League Cup tie against Bingham Town. Credit: @SouthwellCityFC on Twitter.
Southwell City players wore special remembrance armbands for their League Cup tie against Bingham Town. Credit: @SouthwellCityFC on Twitter.

However, in similar circumstances to their league fixture, City found themselves 2-0 down in the opening 25 minutes.

Although, this time round, Bingham presented City a lifeline.

In the 35th minute, the visitors midfielder was shown a red card for a reckless challenge on City's Christopher Bowles, but within ten minutes, and against the odds, the ten-men of Bingham headed home a third.

Despite being 3-0 down and missing a handful of chances in the first-half, City opened the second period with confidence.

They eventually opened their account in the 55th minute through Jonny Nussey, who then followed his headed goal with calmly taken finish three minutes later.

With 58 minutes played, and the momentum of the match going against them, it seemed as if Bingham would continue to conceded to City's heavy pressure, but they managed to hold the league leaders off.

That was until the 82nd minute, when Robert Haigh's towering header found the back of the Bingham net to take the game to extra-time.

City had the worse possible start to the additional 30 minutes as the visitors made it 4-3 through a quick counter-attack.

Substitute Ewan Hill, who has hit 11 goals this season, equalised the tie two minutes later as extra-time continued the drama the previous 90 minutes had just offered.

After conceding the goal, matters were made worse for Bingham, as the referee made what could have been seen as a game deciding decision, when he showed visitors their second red card of the match.

The decision caused upset among the Bingham side and four minutes later they were down to eight men.

With five minutes to play, Nussey, who hit City's first two goals, got his third and put his side 5-4 up.

The hat-trick hero then grabbed his fourth and City's sixth, as he curled a shot over the Bingham glovesman.

On Saturday City visit Hickings Lane to take on Stapleford Town, who have lost only once this season, while Bingham make the short trip to Spa Lane to face an Aslockton and Orston side that have won their last five in all competitions.



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