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Seary On 'Amazing' Shoot-Out Victory

9 December 2021

Youth Team

Seary On 'Amazing' Shoot-Out Victory

9 December 2021

Josh Seary described scoring the winning penalty as an "amazing feeling" as Preston North End beat Sutton United 4-2 on penalties.

PNE made it through to the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup after they beat Sutton in a thriller that went all the way to a penalty shoot-out.

Goals from Mikey O’Neill and Noah Mawene helped North End on their way, however it was right wing back Seary who stepped up to take the decisive penalty and he fired it into the top right-hand corner.

“It was an amazing feeling,” said Seary. “FA Youth Cup games are always games you look forward to at the start of the season and when it comes around it’s just about performing and getting the right result.”

North End will face one of Sheffield Wednesday or Southampton in the next round, and Seary believes that they can come out on top against either opposition.

He added: “We’ve got a very good team. We know what we're capable of, it’s just about how we perform on a day.

“Some days we may not perform to our best, but I know on our day we can beat anyone. I’m sure whoever it is that we play in the next round we will give them a good game.”

The Irish youth international felt the game was a “scrappy affair”, but believed that North End were the better side overall.

He said: “We knew we would have to try and break them down, it was just about being patient and we had to be very patient.

“We knew we were the better side in both halves, and it was just about being ourselves and keep playing how we want to play.

“When it went to pens it was just about being confident. I had faith in all the boys and thankfully we got the win.”

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