South pay the penalty
South Manchester Sports saw their treble dreams crushed with a heartbreaking penalty shootout defeat against PWC in the Accountants League Cup.
The quarter-final took 30 minutes to get going and it was South top-scorer Adam Lavin who put Darryl Lee’s troops ahead with an excellent strike from 20 yards.
PWC levelled early in the second half but South rallied and Mike Stratton restored the lead with a bullet header on 60 minutes.
Harvey Kaye spurned a golden opportunity to seal the win and PWC added insult to injury with a second equaliser minutes later.
The tie went straight to penalties with Lavin missing South’s fifth effort.
South Manchester manager Darryl Lee said: “We had chances to put the tie to bed and they hung on for the last 15 minutes, just about keeping us out.
“We deserved to win but that’s the agony of cup football.”