SINGH Sabha have won the Maidenhead Norfolkian Senior Cup this season after a dramatic 4-3 penalty shoot-out victory against Old Windsor last Friday, writes Rob Stevens.

The final finished 1-1 at Stag Meadow with Sabha playing virtually the whole of the second half with 10 men, before Andrei Tonca became the hero in the shoot-out by saving three penalties.

Singh Sabha started the match on the front foot and took the lead inside the first 20 minutes.

A brilliant pass over the top from Jovan Bains found Hardeep Soor. He got into a great position in the box before being fouled by the Old Windsor keeper and the referee pointed to the spot.

Leading goal scorer Pritpal Raju stepped up and coolly slotted home the resulting spot-kick.

Sabha then started to switch off and were punished when giving away a cheap free-kick 10 minutes later.

The Old Windsor striker headed home from close range to put his side back on level terms before the break.

Singh Sabha were dealt two huge blows after half-time as striker Raju was dismissed for a second bookable offence and centre back Sukh Malhi was forced off through injury.

Sabha battled on with 10 men and had the better chance to get their noses in front but substitute Dillon Bains took a heavy touch when in a good position to score, before a rasping shot from Sukh Hunjan was saved by the Old Windsor keeper.

Singh Sabha went first in the penalty shoot-out but Hunjan hit the crossbar before Old Windsor scored.

Both teams netted their second penalties, Umar Riaz on target for Sabha.

Hassan Mahmood then blazed over and Old Windsor hit the back of the net to take a 3-1 lead after three penalties each.

Singh Sabha scored their fourth spot-kick via Rushid Hamid but Old Windsor missed when having the chance to seal victory, Tonca making a fine save to keep his side in the game.

Sabha knew they had to score to send the final into sudden death and captain Mampreet Randhawa duly obliged, slotting home to level the scores at 3-3.

Man-of-the-match Tonca made another great save to deny Old Windsor with their fifth spot kick.

The keeper then snuck home his own penalty after the ball came back off the Old Windsor keeper via the post.

Old Windsor had to score to stay in the game but a fine save from Tonca denied them, sending the Singh Sabha players into wild celebration.

Sabha have the chance to win a second piece of silverware this season when taking on Langley from Hellenic Division Two East in the Slough Town Challenge Cup final at The Gore in Burnham on Good Friday (10.30am).