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The best comeback in football history? Team lead 7-2 with 30 minutes left before losing 9-8

A result from the FA Youth Cup has gone viral overnight with some calling it the best comeback in football history.

Nuneaton Borough were 7-2 up with 30 minutes left to play, but Halesowen Town managed to turn the game around to win 9-8.

Halesowen were losing 4-1 at half time, the scoreline was at 7-2 just before the hour mark and was 8-6 down after 85 minutes.

But the away side did the unthinkable by scoring three dramatic goals in the space of 10 minutes.

Check out how the game unfolded including the goal times below…

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1′: Nuneaton Borough 1-0 Halesowen Town (Corcoran)

4′: Nuneaton Borough 1-1 Halesowen Town (Danks)

7′: Nuneaton Borough 2-1 Halesowen Town (Jones)

22′: Nuneaton Borough 3-1 Halesowen Town (Wanjohi)

43′: Nuneaton Borough 4-1 Halesowen Town (Corcoran)

HT: Nuneaton Borough 4-1 Halesowen Town

49′: Nuneaton Borough 5-1 Halesowen Town (Jones)

51′: Nuneaton Borough 5-2 Halesowen Town (Love)

52′: Nuneaton Borough 6-2 Halesowen Town (Corcoran)

57′: Nuneaton Borough 7-2 Halesowen Town (Corcoran)

62′: Nuneaton Borough 7-3 Halesowen Town (Danks)

70′: Nuneaton Borough 7-4 Halesowen Town (Griffiths)

70′: Nuneaton Borough 7-5 Halesowen Town (Mutasa)

80′: Nuneaton Borough 7-6 Halesowen Town (Danks)

83′: Nuneaton Borough 8-6 Halesowen Town (Corcoran)

86′: Nuneaton Borough 8-7 Halesowen Town (Beard)

92′: Nuneaton Borough 8-8 Halesowen Town (Tudgay)

96′: Nuneaton Borough 8-9 Halesowen Town (Tudgay)

FT: Nuneaton Borough 8-9 Halesowen Town


The match caught the attention of the nation and some joked with GIFs and photos of how shocking the comeback was – check out those tweets plus reaction from staff, players and fans at the game on the next page.


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