LEVERINGTON Sports Reserves have two cup finals to look forward to after claiming a spot in the Cambs Junior Cup decider with a win on penalties against Bar Hill Sports on Saturday.
Shane Milner’s side came through on penalties by 5-4 after the two sides were locked together at 2-2 after extra time.
The team had already booked their place in the PFA Junior Cup final but faced a bigger challenge against a Bar Hill side.
Bar Hill took the lead in the first half but Tances Iranim equalised before the break.
Once again it was Bar Hill who got their noses in front with a dubious penalty. But for the last 20 minutes Leverington put the pressure on.
They were twice denied goals for offside but Mariusz Kudyba made it 2-2 with 10 minutes to go.
There were no goals in extra time but Leverington were visibly tiring and came under a lot of pressure, but held on.
Leverington’s penalties were spot on with five out of five but Bar Hill hit the post with their second one.
Milner said: “They were a very good side and I am very happy to come away with a win. To reach two cup finals is fantastic and we are also going well in the league.”
Leverington’s first team were very disappointed to lose out 3-2 at Netherton in the Premier Division after playing some of their best football of the season.
They were 1-0 down in the first four minutes but Nathan Watson equalised from a penalty after he had been brought down.
Watson then delivered the corner for Steve Thompson to volley home from eight yards to give Leverington a 2-1 lead in the first half.
Really Leverington then had the chances to make the game safe but in the last 20 minutes they somewhat lost their way with Netherton scoring twice to win the game 3-2.
Leverington boss Stu Webb said: “We arrived late so it was not the best preparation but we then perhaps played our best football of the season. We scored twice but really should have had more goals.
“In the end we had a poor last 20 minutes and it was very disappointing to lose the game.
“The Reserves have really done the club proud this season and to have two cup finals is brilliant for them.”
Division One: Long Sutton 1 (Sean Copeland), Riverside 3.
Division Two: Guyhirn 0, Hartford Sun 3; Sutton Bridge 4 (Nick Reims 2, Jake Lally, Rob Hook), Oakham Res 0.
Division Five: Ryhall Res 1, Leverington A 0; Sutton Bridge Res 2 (Bradley Fox, Jack Murley), Farcet 1.