Whilst Newcastle eventually made comfortable progress to round three on Tuesday night, else where a Newcastle loan player was experiencing the ultimate agony of cup competitions.
Macauley Gillesphey has returned to Carlisle for another spell on loan and started last night away at Derby County in the League Cup second round.
Former mackem Darren Bent put the home side one up in the 56th minute, only for Carlisle’s Michael Jones to dramatically equalise in the fifth minute of added time.
Another half hour of extra time was successfully navigated, to leave it at Derby County 1 Carlisle United 1 after two hours+ of football.
Macauley Gillesphey had played those full 120+ minutes and after six penalties for each side, he stepped up with the scores standing at 5-5 (one missed by each team) and tucked his away, Chris Baird scoring to make it 6-6 in what was now sudden death.
Then remarkably, we reached a point where with 15 penalties having been taken by each side, the score stood at 13 all. With it almost having come back around for the Newcastle player to take yet another, instead Carlisle missed their 16th and Derby scored the winner.
So after 32 penalties, Derby County went through 14-13 on penalties.
Last season, both Macauley Gillesphey and Alex Gilliead were on loan at Carlisle and in the third round of the League Cup they experienced even bigger disappointment, keeping Liverpool to a 1-1 scoreline at Anfield after extra time, then also losing on penalties that time as well.