ABERGELE progressed in the NWCFA Junior Cup thanks to an incredible penalty shootout victory at Rhuddlan Town.

The Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League Premier Division title rivals produced an enthralling affair that ended 7-7 after extra time, with Gele emerging victorious by a score of 11-10 in the shootout to book their place in the hat.

Town boss Wayne Hughes, said: “It was a crazy game of football and we only have ourselves to blame for being knocked out.

“We were 4-1 up at half time and credit to Abergele, they gave it everything to draw level and take it to extra time.

“Absolutely the craziest game of football I’ve been involved in with mistakes happening all over the pitch.

“Credit to Abergele never gave up and deserved to win based on us not making the most of the advantage when we had the lead.

“It was an eye opener for us and a few things we need to change and work on. Well done to Abergele and I wish them the best in the next round.”

The home side got off to a strong start and went ahead on 14 minutes through a Matty Rees strike, but Gele responded on the half hour mark with a goal of their own from prolific striker Jack Hoult.

Town produced a fine end to the first period that saw them net three times in a 15 minutes period, with Rees, Jay Whitehouse and Connor Bucknall all finishing well to give the hosts a three-goal cushion at the interval.

After the break saw Gele completely dominate proceedings resulting in Hoult, Kane Williams and Liam Roberts all finding the target to send the tie into an additional 30 minutes, only for the home side to regain the initiative in extra-time when Rees and Whitehouse (2) both completed their hat-tricks in fine style.

A frantic contest was turned on its head once again thanks to a rousing effort from Gele at the death, with Hoult, Jack Lloyd and a Callum Roberts own goal sending the game to penalties, which saw plenty of clinical strikes before the visitors emerged victorious.