Levy shock Wood in heroic display

29/10/2011'Leverstock Green FC versus Aylesbury United ( in black and brown.)'Ricco Biggi , centre, scores Leverstock Green's third goal.
29/10/2011'Leverstock Green FC versus Aylesbury United ( in black and brown.)'Ricco Biggi , centre, scores Leverstock Green's third goal.
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Boreham Wood 0 Leverstock Green 1

LEVY Green survived a second half onslaught from Boreham Wood to snatch a late victory against their lofty opponents and book their place in the quarter-finals of the Herts Senior Cup.

Boreham Wood, who ply their trade in the Blue Square South – three divisions above Levy – laid siege on the Green goal, but Steve Heath’s side withstood the pressure and grabbed the win with an 83rd minute goal from Adam Hallissey.

A Green side struggling with injuries were able to welcome Max Farrelly back into the starting 11, and the Levy man came close to opening the scoring as his free-kick hit the bar.

In an evenly-contested half of few chances, the hosts’ best opportunity fell to Chez Isaac, but his shot flew wide of the post.

If the first half was a war of attrition, the second was more like a blitz on the Levy goal, as Wood came out with a previously unseen attacking intent.

Nathan Koenteng came close two minutes after the interval, before David Hutton was denied by Levy keeper Gareth Tinsley.

Inih Effiong was next to squander a clear chance for the hosts, and the same player produced another save from Tinsley just before the hour mark.

The home side had the ball in the net after 72 minutes, but the whistle had already gone for a foul, and Effiong was then denied yet again by Tinsley.

For all their pressure, Wood could not find a way past the Green keeper – and they were made to pay for their profligacy with seven minutes remaining.

On a rare foray into the hosts’ half, Levy won a free-kick 30 yards from goal after a foul on Insley. Farrely struck an effort with pace, although Wood Keeper Michael Jordan looked to have it covered.

Jordan, however, somehow contrived to spill the ball, and Hallissey pounced to slam home and hand Green the memorable triumph.