Spirited Levy Green Ladies battle back to bag the win


Leverstock Green Ladies caused an upset on Sunday as they overturned a two-goal deficit to win 4-2 against league rivals Great Shelford.

Leverstock failed to make an early impact on the game and found themselves two goals down after the hosts used the swirling wind to gain a deserved advantage.

Sally Green was on target for Leverstock Green Ladies. Picture (c) Alan Lee

Sally Green was on target for Leverstock Green Ladies. Picture (c) Alan Lee

However, Levy fought their way back into the contest and were rewarded for their efforts when Lucy Tape netted after 41 minutes to give her side renewed hope before the interval.

After the break, Levy emerged a revitalised side and were far too hot for Great Shelford to handle.

Strikers Giselle Subryan, Nicola Hollick and Sally Green relentlessly attacked the hosts’ goal and earned a penalty when Green was clearly upended in the box.

Green stepped up and drove her penalty hard and high into the net to level the scores.

Continued driving runs came from every angle with the momentum now firmly with the visitors.

Left-back Sarah Brydon caused major headaches for her right-back counterpart, continually bursting forward at every opportunity and finding space along her flank.

Eventually Shelford were punished as the ball was threaded through to player of the match Green, who slotted home to give Levy a deserved 3-2 lead.

And 10 minutes later Subryan extended the advantage, attacking from the other flank after latching on to a Green through-ball and striking it firmly past a helpless Shelford keeper.

This was a truly spirited comeback from the Levy Ladies who continue to climb up the Eastern Region Premier League having already secured themselves a place in the County Cup semi-finals.

This weekend, Levy travel to league rivals Haringey where they hope to maintain their 100 per cent record in 2014.

> Pic - Player of the match Sally Green was on target for Leverstock Green Ladies against Great Shelford. Picture (c) Alan Lee