Savoys progress

MOVING ON: Jessie Stephens avoids a slide tackle from a Dandenong South opponent and Myrtleford Savoy escaped with a 5-4 win to advance to the second round of the FFA Cup.

MYRTLEFORD Savoy’s FFA Cup journey rolls into a third week after holding on for a thrilling victory over Dandenong South in round one of the national knock-out tournament last Saturday.

Following up their Victorian qualifying round win over Old Trinity Grammarians two weeks ago the Savoys needed extra time to secure a 5-4 win and will now face Northern City Wolves in a third straight home game.

After falling behind early in the first half Kheda Stevenson levelled scores just prior to the break before English visa player Jake Miles put the home side up on the hour mark with his first goal for the club but the game headed to overtime when Dandenong South netted with 10 minutes remaining.

The Savoys looked to have locked up their progress in the first overtime period when Stevenson fired home twice in three minutes and Sam Morgan added a third.

However two converted Dandenong South penalties pulled scores back to 5-4 before the home side held its nerve in the dying stages to advance.

Co-coach Matt Park said it was great to get the result after being tested late on.

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