With both teams looking to advance to the semi final of the cup, Trinity were up against Mosaic at home in a game that had everything a great cup tie should have, goals, excitement and entertainment. Maybe even an upset also as some people would call it?
The first half slightly favoured Mosaic as they go in front with a ball in behind the defence and finished well. A half that was well contested by both teams but the major juicy events happened in the second half so I’ll get into that right away.
Mosaic were given a penalty pretty much straight away into the second half from a tackle from skipper Nutting which he thought was a clean tackle, the taker must’ve been a spurs fan as he went on to blaze it wide Eric Dier style. Trinity then got a penalty of their own as Smith ran in behind Jamie Vardy style and was brought down by their keeper. ‘Electric pace’ Westwood then went on to convert the penalty emphatically.
Trinity then go 2-1 up as the high pressing leads to a mistake from the Mosaic keeper who rushes a clearence from the left side of his 18 yard box which goes straight to Mayne on the left hand side and sends a long low shot in before he can get get back in goal. Moasic then make it 2-2 with a well placed low driven shot.
Despite conceding two goals this was one of the best defensive performances i’ve seen from Trinity all season, with Foster putting everything including his head on the line for the defense, in particular preventing a certain goal on the line. Most shots that got past the back four were met by Wallen who produced some top saves at important times in the game, commanded his area well with brilliant kicking and sweeper keeper work and even managed to assist our penalty.
Trinity then go 3-2 up from what I have to say might be a contenter for goal of the season from the sub of the season Gaz. Who recieved the ball on the left hand side of the area and sent an unstoppable effort high into the top right corner of the net, a cultured finish which will have him knocking on the managers door to start the next game.
Trinity then finish the cup tie going 4-2 up from Smith on the shoulder of the last defender looking to again use his pace to get in behind as Mosaic push up to get an equaliser and with another Jamie Vardy style run in behind he takes it past the keeper and finishes at an acute angle to end the game.