CHARLIE Cooper scored the winning penalty as Salisbury FC made it to their second cup final of this season.

On Tuesday night, it took a penalty shoot-out for the Whites to beat Shaftesbury in the semi-final of the Salisbury Hospital Cup.

However, they did rest many of their first team for the game and in fact played the last period of extra time with just nine players.

It was Salisbury who opened the scoring after 29 minutes as Josh Sommerton scored with a superb strike from 25 yards out.

The visitors equalised three minutes after the break from Ben Wood.

With no further scoring the game went into extra time with Salisbury down to 10 men after Ben Morgan suffered a bad injury and they had used all their subs. The Whites were then reduced to nine men for second session as Buowe Bosma was injured after another bad tackle.

Despite this the Whites took the lead on the 107 minute mark from Claudio Herbert, but Shaftesbury levelled things from Greg Peel as it finished 2-2.

In the penalty shoot-out the first 14 all found the net, included one by home goalkeeper Jake Hallett. The next two were saved and then Cooper scored to make it 8-7 and then Jason Beal’s effort was saved.