Penalty shootout record: Stranraer 14-15 Albion Rovers


Albion Rovers scored 15 consecutive penalties to edge out Stranraer in an incredible shoot-out.

Following a 2-2 draw at Stair Park, the Scottish League Cup tie went to spot-kicks, with Rovers prevailing 15-14.

After 28 successful conversions, Conor McManus crashed his second penalty of the evening against the crossbar, with Rovers captain Aron Lynas holding his nerve to earn his side a bonus point.

Both goalkeepers had earlier tucked away with their efforts.

It sets a new Scottish record but falls just shy of global fame.

The scoreline matches a shootout between Brockenhurst and Andover Town in a Hampshire Senior Cup tie played in October 2013 but on that occasion we had 29 successive penalties go in.

A dip into the archives suggests the longest shootout is 48 penalties with a 17-16 outcome in the 2005 Namibian Cup, while there are a couple of 20-19 results, one from the 1988 Argentine Championship and one from the 2015 Danish FA Cup.





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