Leverington toasting a county coup

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Leverington Sports conquered Cambridgeshire on Saturday with all the club’s three teams winning County Cup-ties.

The village club’s first team made it five successive wins with a 1-0 away win at Ely City Reserves in the William Coad Cup.

The winning goal came after 30 minutes with Paul Wizierdicki threading the ball through to Gav Hill who then supplied Sam Cubberley with the chance from six yards out.

But manager Stuart Webb was left a worried man as Leverington squandered chance after chance to make the game safe.

Craig Abblett could have had a hat-trick on another day but Leverington held for the win.

Webb said: “We had three players missing and were a bit short at the back but missed a lot chances and at 1-0 you are always worried they may nick a goal.

“It was a decent performance with a comfortable 1-0 win and we have a home tie against Linton Granta in the quarter-finals so it gives us another chance. With all three teams winning in the cup it was a very good day for the club and we have a very good atmosphere at the moment.”

Leverington Reserves enjoyed a 5-1 home win against Tydd United in the North Cambs Junior Cup with Conrad Mathews and James Woods grabbing two goals each and Paul Clarke also on target. Ben Norman scored for Tydd.

The club’s A team won 3-1 at Swavesey Institute in the Cambs Lower Junior Cup with Ryan Alexander 2 and Wayne Wallis on target to round off the good day.

Parson Drove felt a little aggrieved at their 4-3 defeat against Moulton in the Peterborough Premier Division.

They did not start the game well and were 2-0 down in 10 minutes, but James McManus made it 2-1 before the break with a free kick.

Moulton scored early in the second half but back came Drove with Michael Moore heading home to make it 3-2.

Dominic Pintillie was then brought down in the penalty area and McManus saw his penalty kick blocked by the keeper but dispatched the rebound into the net for the equaliser.

With eight minutes to go Moulton regained the lead at 4-3 and then Drove had McManus and Ed Gatchette sent off for two yellow cards to kill off their chances of an equaliser.

Drove’s Barney Shailes said: “It was a good fighting performance from us but I did not think we got the rub of the green from the referee who gave our players seven yellow cards but did not give one to them.

“Their two strikers were very good and that probably tipped the balance in their favour.”

Guyhirn proved too good for lowly Upwell Town in the North Cambs Junior Cup with a 5-0 win. Andreii Gabriel grabbed a hat-trick with Wojciech Kotkiewicz and Dan Webb also scoring.

Sutton Bridge drew 3-3 with Woodston in Division Two with goals from Joe Sutton, Lee Still and Nick Reims.

Long Sutton Reserves lost out 1-0 at Crowland Reserves in Division Three.