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Comrie’s Penalty Shoot-Out Joy

Preston North End’s Dominic Comrie has spoken of his delight after saving two penalties in North End’s Youth Cup fourth round tie shoot-out victory over Bradford City.

In the shootout, Will Hayhurst, Michael McLellan, Daniel Devine and Sam Osobe all converted their spot kicks to give North End the 4-2 victory on penalties.

The game had finished 1–1 after 90 minutes with Oliver Forsyth’s strike for the visitors cancelled out by North End substitute Sam Osobe. And with extra-time failing to provide a winner it was down to penalties, thankfully for North End Comrie was on hand to make two fine stops and send his team through to the fifth round.

“It had been a fairly uneventful game really, I’d made one good stop with the game at 1-1 which was from a one v one but the overall quality of both sides play at times was poor and chances were at a premium. We know we can play much much better than that but for our commitment if not quality we deserved to go through,” said Comrie.

“As a keeper in a penalty shoot-out not a lot is really expected so obviously to make two saves and come out the hero is fantastic but there was a lot more pressure on the takers than me.”

“You have to salute the lads who converted their kicks and look forward to the next challenge which in this competition will be either Blackburn or Leicester.”

“Both are good teams and they are games that we’ll look forward to immensely,” he added.

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