Leverstock win the battle of the Greens

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Leverstock Green 3 Holmer Green 0

An excellent second half display of attacking football saw Leverstock Green register a 3-0 win over Holmer Green in Saturday’s league match at Pancake Lane.

The first half offered little for the spectators to get excited about on a chilly afternoon. The visitors had their best chance of the match in the 15th minute. A cross from Adam Davis was not properly cleared, and the ball fell for Joe Da Silva on the edge of the box, but he shot wide.

On 27 minutes Adam Hallissey ran at the Holmer defence before threading the ball to Lewis Pritchard, but his shot was comfortably saved by keeper Nick Hancox. A great cross from Dan Griggs on 37 minutes went just over the head of Louis West at the far post.

A tactical switch at half time saw West moved from up front back to central defence, but West had to leave the game injured on 54 minutes to be replaced by Sean Biswell, stepping up from the reserves for the first time this season.

At the time of the substitution Leverstock had a free kick in a dangerous position 25 yards out, awarded for a trip on Bekim Culaj. Max Farrelly stepped up to take the free kick. He was spot on, curling his shot over the wall and out of reach of Hancox to put Leverstock into a 1-0 lead in impressive fashion.

The second goal arrived three minutes later. Hallissey’s pass from the left touchline found Paul Insley just outside the box. Insley’s attempted pass to Vranceanu was blocked by a defender, but Insley followed up his pass, retrieved the ball, and ran through to finish it himself, coolly slotting the ball past Hancox.

Leverstock deserved another goal, and they got it in stoppage time as Griggs fired home a cracker from the edge of the box into the top corner.

Leverstock’s next match is a visit to Aylesbury United on Tuesday, December 27.