Swifts' FA Trophy run comes to an end with penalty shoot-out
By Nub News Reporter
18th Dec 2022 | Football
Heybridge Swifts 1, Hungerford Town 1
Hungerford win 5-3 on penalties.
Swifts bowed out of the FA Trophy after a penalty shoot out after drawing at the end of 90 minutes with their visitors from the National League South.
The hosts took the lead, in front of a crowd of 519 at The Aspen Waite Arena, just after the half hour when Ross Wall was put through and he finished clincially.
Hungerford, who are bottom of the National South, responded with an equaliser from Jake Evans on 63 minutes.
Heybridge had keeper Callum Chafer to thank for some good saves in the second half, most notably a reflect stop in the cloing moments.
However, he was unable to work his magic in the shoot-out as Hungerford converted all their spot kicks, with the key moment coming when Lee Noble missed Swifts' third strike at goal.