A NON-league match has got a spot-kick in history — for equalling English footie’s longest penalty shoot-out.
Taunton Town and Truro City needed 34 kicks to settle their Southern League Challenge Cup tie on Wednesday.
After finishing normal time at 2-2 and extra-time at 3-3, the shoot-out ended 12-11 to Taunton with midfielder Jack Rice netting the winner.
The Somerset club’s chairman and groundsman Kevin Sturmey said: “It was mad — 34 minutes, 34 penalties and then I had to rebuild the penalty spot afterwards.
“We had two opportunities to win it on penalties 32 and 33 and missed both chances — one would have been signalled a wide at cricket.”
The shoot-out at Taunton’s Cygnet Health Care Stadium equals the English record set in 2016 when Chelsea’s under-23s beat Oxford United 13-12 after 34 kicks in the EFL Trophy.
But it falls well short of the world record for a penalty shoot-out.
That was set in 2005 when KK Palace beat Civics 17-16 after 48 penalties in the Namibian Cup.
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