Levy Green keep the FA Cup dream alive with victory at Harefield

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Leverstock Green booked their place in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup for the first time ever as they recorded an excellent 2-1 win at Harefield United.

Harefield created several opportunities in the opening 20 minutes but they were unable to take advantage of these, which allowed Leverstock to gradually get into the game.

It was Levy who took the lead in the 33rd minute when a mix-up between Harefield keeper Matt Elston-Bull and defender Ryan Ean allowed Liam Hind to run into the box and knock the ball home.

Harefield started the second half on the attack and had the better of the early exchanges, with Jerome Ferguson striking a fierce shot on goal in the 51st minute which was pushed away for corner.

The Hares continued to press for an equaliser and they were rewarded in the 56th minute when the ball ran loose and arrived at the feet of Mark Smith to fire into an empty net.

The match was again evenly contested from the restart and it looked like the contest would end up as a draw.

However, Levy began to get the better of the possession and Jimmy Talbot scored the critical goal to regain the lead in the 77th minute.

Harefield endeavoured to recover from the set-back with a series of attacks, but these were well controlled by Leverstock and they held on to progress into the next round.