Penalty joy as Athletic go through in the cup

�Michael Krinke Photography
�Michael Krinke Photography

Tring Athletic made it through to the second round of the SSML Challenge Trophy but were taken to the wire by Division One side Bedford United.

Captain Graham Hall had given Tring the lead from the penalty spot after 70 minutes but United hit back immediately.

No further goals were scored in either regular time or the 30 minutes of extra-time so the match went to the dreaded penalty shoot-out lottery.

Athletic keeper Mike Underwood saved two of Bedford’s spot-kicks and it was left to captain marvel Hall to win the shoot-out for his side.