Owls 1 AC Wigston 0 (aet) - 18th November 2012 (EW Foster Cup)
Owls welcomed local rivals AC Wigston to Judge Meadow in the EW Fosters Cup. Owls always looked comfortable from the very start of this game but never looked completely in control. AC proved to be very worthy opponents for Owls showing a great deal of positional discipline and a good attitude to closing space for Owls to prevent them stamping their authority on the game. Owls did open AC up on a couple of occasions in the first half without taking full advantage, one such chance falling to Danny King who done well to outpace the AC defence before closing in on goal only to see his shot saved by AC's keeper. Owls also had what looked liked a perfectly good goal by Adam Clarke ruled out for a dubious off-side.
The second half continued much the same as the first with Owls having marginally the better of possession and creating the better chances without making their superiority stick.
As extra time started, it was apparent that Owls were the stronger of the two sides, probably due to the teams hard work at training on a Wednesday night. Owls were playing a more expansive game now but still had difficulty breaking down a resolute AC defence. Although Owls were now in the driving seat, you always feared AC could mount a purposeful attack and take the game. As the final whistle approached and penalties loomed, owls made the breakthrough. After some pressure from Owls, there was a bit of a scramble in the AC area and a shot from Karl Bailey was handled on the line to keep it out. The resulting penalty was converted by Danny King and with AC being reduced to 10 men, it was game over.
Final Score 1-0 AET