Reserves celebrating a cup double

LEVERINGTON Reserves collected their second trophy of the season when defeating Bassingbourn Reserves 3-2 in extra time in the Cambs Junior Cup last Wednesday night.

Bassingbourn certainly had the better of their early exchanges but Shane Milner’s side held on and took the lead one minute before the break through Tanscel Ibranim.

Bassingbourn equalised with just five minutes to go after looking the better side again in the second half to take the game into extra-time.

Five minutes into the extra period Bassingbourn went ahead for the first time at 2-1 but a minute later Ibranim hit his second goal to equalise.

With just minutes of extra time to go Paul Clarke found the net from 12 yards for the Peterborough League side’s winner.

Manager Milner said: “After the first 15 minutes I thought we were going to really struggle because they looked a very good side. Then we also had to make two substitutions after 25 minutes.

“But the lads really dug in and we had to grind out a result with a really hard-working performance.

“It has been a really great season and we still have the final of the Division Three play-off on Tuesday (last night).”

Sutton Bridge United have won promotion to Division One after winning the Division Two play-off final against Farcet by 5-1.

This was their first season back in the Peterborough League after a two-season absence.

The goals came from Ben Partredge, Lee Still, Liam Burton, Nick Reims and an own goal.

Bridge were awarded their semi-final against Eye Sports Reserves after the game was abandoned after 76 minutes following an alleged assault on the referee by an Eye player. Bridge were leading 5-2 at the time.