Second division Carramar have booked a place in the Belt Up Amateur Cup Final following a penalty shoot-out win over Warnbro Strikers at Lark Hill Sports Complex in Rockingham on Wednesday night.
The match finished 3-3 after extra-time.
Carramar will play Belt Up Premier Division leaders Kinglsey in the final on Sunday, September 29. The venue will be confirmed shortly.
In a thrilling semi final which saw six yellow cards and two red, the game was all square at 2-2 at 90 minutes – striker Jamie Gibson scoring twice for Carramar while Warnbro’s goals came from Steven Dunn and an own goal.
Warnbro looked to have won the tie when Neal Beveridge put the home side ahead just three minutes from the end of extra-time. But right at the death Kieran Harrison popped up with an equaliser for Denis Cleary’s team to send the tie to penalties.
Carramar Acting President Ivan Garbin said the victory was huge for the whole club.
“We are very excited, over the moon – it’s fantastic. Congratulations to Denis and the boys. This is the first time in our brief history that our amateurs have made the cup final,” he said.
“It will give the whole of the club a lift. It’s been a bit of a flat year after we lost one of our Masters teams and one of our Women’s.
“It doesn’t get much tougher than Kingsley, who are top of the Premier Division and chasing Saturday football.
“We know a few of the people at their club very well from our time together at Olympic Kingsway, including Stevie Dimo (head coach Steve Dimitrovich). But it’s a one-off and of course we can do it – why not?”
– The Belt Up Reserves Cup Final to be played on the same day will be between Wembley Downs and North Beach United.
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