Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Morecambe shocks the Carling Cup again! + Quick hits

Newcomers to the Football League, Morecambe FC, have followed up on their shocking upset of PNE with another upset -- this time Wolverhampton fell victim to the Shrimps:
SAMMY McIlroy was understandably delighted with his players' performance in beating Wolves in the Carling Cup.

After seeing his side score twice in extra-time to beat a second successive Championship team, McIlroy said the win was 'magnificent'.

He said: "I am immensely proud of my boys and the supporters must be in dreamland with the way things are going at the moment.

"It was another magnificent win for us and I don't think anyone can say we didn't deserve it.

"Wolves played some neat football and had a lot of possessions but they never really hurt us.

"We defended superbly as a team and always looked threatening on the break."

The Shrimps had looked set to win in normal time with Carl Baker's penalty enough for them to lead until, with seven minutes left, Andy Keogh scored from the spot.

But goals from Jon Newby and Garry Thompson in extra-time put the Shrimps in the third round draw with the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea.

Looks like the fairy tale story will end in the next round if the Shrimps face either of the squads mentioned above but nice run lads.

Other notes of interest from the Carling Cup:
After their hot start Sunderland lost to Luton Town -- oh dear.

Kieron Dyer breaks his leg - not a good result for West Ham, regardless of the score.

Foxes match suspended at the half after player collapses in the same day that Spanish middy, Antonio Puerta, dies after collapsing on the pitch

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