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Oulton Broad lose after extra-time in final of Suffolk Junior Cup

PUBLISHED: 16:21 11 May 2017 | UPDATED: 16:21 11 May 2017

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Oulton Broad suffered extra-time heartbreak in the final of the Suffolk Junior Cup when they were beaten by Bacton United 89.

The Touchline SIL Division One side saw off their Lowestoft & District League Division One opponents 3-2 at Colchester United’s Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Goals from Sean Caley and Kurtis Goatham inside the first 25 minutes put Bacton in control, but Oulton Broad pulled one back before half-time through Reece Borrett before Callum Batley struck an 89th minute equaliser.

Warren Taylor-Holt kept his composure to score the winner in the 102nd minute and spark off celebrations among the Bacton supporters in the crowd of 321 at the end.

Oulton Broad joint manager Adam Boggis was gracious after seeing his side fail to register a third victory in this competition in the last five years.

He said: “I am very disappointed. Obviously going 2-0 down killed us as we were then always trying to get back in to the game by pushing players on and we lacked shape because of that.

“Credit to Bacton who are a good side, well drilled with a 3-5-2 formation. They have experienced players who have been together for a period of time.

“They deserved it over the 120 minutes. For us to take them to extra-time with the players we have out and the problems we have had with injuries is a credit to our team.”

Bacton manager Ryan Owens added: “The game was a whirlwind of emotions. We thought we had won it and then had to win it again – I don’t think our victory has sunk in yet.

“What an amazing night for the players; Warren Taylor-Holt scored the winner in the Senior Cup for Stowmarket and now he has done the same for us in the Junior Cup.

“I thought our goalkeeper (Jason Hindley) was unbelievable, but there were good performances from my players all over the park.

“I am gobsmacked at the moment, but it is all about winning the final – I can sit back and let it sink. This is a good end to what has been a challenging season.

“It has been an amazing experience for the players to play on this pitch with these facilities. The only loser in this is Ipswich Town and Portman Road. If it was up to me I would have the final here every year as we have been so well looked after.”

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