South reach last eight

The Jewish Chronicle - - Sport -

SAINTS SOUTH MANCH­ESTER SPORTS 1ST (SOUTH WON 4-2 ON PENAL­TIES) 2 2

SOUTH MANCH­ESTER Sports marched into the quar­ter-fi­nals of the Ac­coun­tants League Cup with a nail-bit­ing penalty shoot-out vic­tory over Saints.

Hav­ing al­ready se­cured the Ac­coun­tants Handicup, South Manch­ester over­came a host of key ab­sen­tees to hold their nerve and re­turn to win­ning ways.

Toby Levy, Mark Ad­dis, Adam Lavin and Mark Ste­wart were all ab­sent from the start and things got worse af­ter 20 min­utes when with his team a goal down, Mike Strat­ton came off feel­ing un­well.

Saints cap­i­talised on some poor de­fend­ing to build a 2-0 lead but great work from the in­spi­ra­tional Har­vey Kaye al­lowed Marc Parry to pull one back be­fore half time.

Kaye lev­elled things up early in the sec­ond half with a pow­er­ful right-foot strike into the top corner.

The tie went straight to penal­ties and Alex Koslover, Parry, Marc Yaffe and Kaye suc­cess­fully con­verted for South al­low­ing keeper Conor Rab­bett to take cen­tre stage with two ex­cel­lent saves.

South Manch­ester man­ager Dar­ryl Lee said: “We showed great spirit to come back and win the game, con­sid­er­ing the amount of in­juries to key play­ers and we are still in with a chance of a league and cup tre­ble.”

South Manch­ester’s will play PWC at the Ar­mitage Cen­tre in the last eight on April 15.

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