Two of our young players experienced the highs and lows of penalty shoot-out drama in the Carling Cup second round on Tuesday night.
Goalkeeper Oscar Jansson, on loan at Northampton Town, was the hero as the League Two side caused one of the upsets of the round at Championship Reading.
The 19-year-old stopper saved two Royals spot-kicks as the Cobblers ran out 4-2 winners in the shoot-out following a 3-3 draw after 120 minutes.
But striker Jon Obika, meanwhile, missed a penalty as Crystal Palace bowed out of the competition at the hands of Championship rivals Portsmouth at Fratton Park.
Jon came on for his second Eagles appearance on the hour mark on the same night as former Spur Edgar Davids made his Palace debut.
With the scores 1-1 after extra-time, Jon bravely stepped up to take the visitors' third spot-kick but blazed it over the bar as Pompey won the shoot-out 4-3.
We enter the Carling Cup at the third round stage this year due to our Champions League involvement, with the draw set to take place Saturday lunchtime.
Picture courtesy of Pete Norton.