Marathon penalty shoot-out decides non-league cup tie

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When a match comes down to a penalty shoot-out goalkeepers are afforded the chance to be the hero of the piece, with all the pressure on those taking the kicks.

Penalty shoot-outs are usually decided within the first five efforts, with a hero or villain presenting himself to the watching crowds via a world-class save or an unstoppable penalty under intense pressure - think Andrea Pirlo at Euro 2012.

But when Brockenhurst took on Andover in a Hampshire Senior Cup fixture it appeared neither goalkeeper wanted to steal the show, with an incredible 29 consecutive efforts finding the back of the net.

The shoot-out set a new English record for consecutive penalties scored, and it's unlikely that record will be beaten as easily as the two goalkeepers were on this occasion.

While the 'keepers didn't exactly cover themselves in glory with some questionable attempts, there were also some unstoppable kicks among the mix before Andover's Claudio Herbert finally saw his kick saved.

To see the marathon shoot-out, courtesy of BBC Sport, click here.

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