Semi-final defeat for nine-man Phoenix

Keighley Phoenix 2 Thackley 4

Keighley Phoenix are in action at Marley this evening.

Keighley Phoenix were in action at Marley this evening.

Keighley Phoenix’s hopes of West Riding County FA Veterans Cup glory were ended at Marley this ecening.
They went down to the cup favourites in a feisty semi-final clash.
Thackley went ahead thanks to a penalty, scored after Mark Price was sent off for violent conduct.
They added two more just before half-time but an own goal raised Phoenix’s hopes early in the second half.
Thackley made it 4-1 with a shot across goal from the edge of the box.
Despite being reduced to nine men when Danny Spencer was sent off, again for violent conduct, Dale Hoyle pulled a goal back.
Thackley will play Harrogate in the final.

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