Penalty shoot-out joy for SCA in Blind Cup Final
SPORTING Club Albion Blind Team clinched the FA Disability Cup on Saturday after a penalty shoot-out victory over RNC Shrews.
The spot-kick success secured a third major honour for Albion this season, after also claiming the FA National Blind League and the Fair Play award.
Sporting Club Albion triumphed 2-1 in the shoot-out with Simon Hill and Roy Turnham converting their spot-kicks.
Turnham had equalised with just six seconds to go to take the final to penalties after RNC Shrews had opened the scoring early in the second-half.
Disability Development Officer Adam Crowle was understandably delighted and said: “The guys worked extremely hard, especially in the heat.
“Their attitude and desire meant they kept pushing all the way to the final whistle.
“Scoring with six seconds to go was a huge relief, but certainly deserved.”
If you would like to know more about blind football or get involved in the One Albion Disability initiative which reaches out to over 800 disabled participants each week across the Black Country, please contact Adam Crowle, Disability Development Officer at The Albion Foundation, by emailing Adam.email@example.com or calling 0871 271 9840.