Tring Reserves out of the cup as Camberley sneak through on away goals

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The Tring Atletic Reserves battled bravely but eventually went out of the Suburban League Cup on away goals after drawing 2-2 in the second leg of their tie with Camberley Town Reserves.

With the scores locked at 1-1 after the first leg, Tring gave it their all but ultimately came up short as Camberley booked their place in the next round.

The first half was a scrappy affair, with both sides struggling to shake off rustiness after a lengthy list of postponements.

Craig Garrett was called into action to make a fine save after 20 mins as Tring’s reshuffled defence – with Carl Harrison making his first start since September -–took time to get their shape.

Towards the end of the half Tring began to get a grip and Leo Mullet saw his lob hit the bar, giving young James Cullimore a seemingly simple task to tap home but he got the ball caught under his feet and a defender cleared.

Tring started the second half well and took the lead on the 60-minute mark.

Dan Donald came off the bench after a few months waiting in the wings and he smashed the ball home from a corner with his first touch.

Tring pressed for a second but it would not come and Camberley levelled things up with 10 minutes left to play as Athletic failed to clear from a corner.

Knowing that away goals counted double in extra-time, Camberley pushed on and, five minutes before a seemingly inevitable penalty shoot out, the visitors took the lead.

Matt Jarvis equalised from a corner on 119 minutes but Tring had no time to get another and Camberley squeezed through to the next round.