Re: English Championship 28697 Discussion Thread
Cedd Cook guides Northampton to the Play-Off Final at Wembley Against Brentford!
Northampton players rush forward after securing the win!
Northampton defied the odd's in the play-off semi finals by coming back from 2-0 down to beat play-off favorites; Leyton Orient, in perhaps one of the closest games Division 3 has seen. Aduriz and Fred had put Orient 2 goals ahead within 20 minutes but It was Maxim's goal just before half-time that gave renewed hope to the Cobblers, another lovely ball from Anita who had been orchestrating the midfield superbly. Indeed, it was Anita's second assist, a lovely cross to Rosisky, who jumped well and nodded it past Krul, that really got the game going; with end to end football until the 90th minute.
Rosisky, overwhelmed with joy at scoring the equalizer, tries to make himself look big like a puffer fish!
However, despite there being a total of 31 shots on target neither side could score again and it went down to the dreaded penalties. Luckily, the mighty mighty Elana was inform and managed to parry away 2 of their penalties. Alas, Tim Krul was fighting well too, keeping both Anita's and Rosisky's penalties out.
Krul celebrates after saving Rosisky's penalty, foolish man.
Somehow it was all equal when Niko Kranjcar stepped up for his penalty, a penalty that if missed, would allow Northampton the chance they needed. It was'nt missed. It was Saved. Elana, the crown-prince of cool, dived well and parried Kranjcar's penalty wide! Now it was up to the captain, Behrami, who without hesitating ran up to the spot and smashed it into the bottom corner. Northampton went crazy! A pitch invasion ensued and although Orient's players escaped with their lives, they didn't get away with their dignity.
Behrami put's the winning penalty past Leyton Orients, Tim Krul sending Northampton Through!
!Onwards to Wembley, Onwards to Division 2!
P.s. C'mon manager of the season!