Last gasp drama sees Levy Whites complete league and cup double

Leverstock Green Ladies Whites did the double
Leverstock Green Ladies Whites did the double

A magnificent season for Leverstock Green Ladies Whites was finished off in style as they completed the league and cup double.

Having already clinched the league title, the Whites dug deep in extra-time to beat Flitwick Ladies Whites 2-1 in the League Cup Final.

The Whites looked all at sea in the opening 15 minutes as nerves seemed to take hold of the entire team,but gradually Levy began to get a foothold in the game and a bruising first half finished goalless.

The second half saw Levy kick down the slight slope and they really took the game to Flitwick.

Ellen Salter began to torment them down the left flank, but it was Flitwick who took the lead against the run of play from a long range free-kick after 65 minutes

Shortly afterwards, Cally Salter saw a free-kick crash off the crossbar and Ellen Salter was also unlucky to see a long range shot tipped onto the woodwork.

Levy surged forward with wave after wave of attack and, after 82 minutes, the referee awarded a penalty for handball. Ellen Salter duly stepped up to convert the spot kick to send the game into extra-time.

The first half of the added period remained goalless, and the game seemed destined for penalties.

However, in the 118th minute, Pru Squires-Adams gathered the ball on the halfway line and fed Natasha Sherriff who ran fully 35 yards before dispatching a clinical finish to clinch a dramatic victory for her side.

Levy manager Kevin Salter said: “This truly was a squad performance requiring each and every player to wring every ounce of remaining energy to get the job done.

“All of the girls were heroes today.”