NORTHWICH Victoria’s run in the FA Vase ended in agonising circumstances yesterday after they lost a penalty shoot-out at the semi-finals stage against Chertsey Town.

A 0-0 draw after extra-time, leaving the tie poised at 1-1 on aggregate after two matches, prompted spot-kicks to decide who will face Cray Valley PM in the final at Wembley next month.

Sam Murphy rolled in a decisive effort for the Curfews, their fifth succession conversion, after Nick Jupp had parried Ryan Winder’s effort.

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