Lavin rescues South
PETER MORRISON TROPHY QUARTER-FINAL MJSL REP TEAM
SOUTH MANCHESTER SC 1ST
FOOTBALL A penalty from Adam Lavin helped South Manchester rally from two goals down to progress to the semi-final of the Peter Morrison Trophy.
The Reps came out of the blocks and showed their desire to progress with a couple of early chances.
South thought they had struck first when Saul Shapiro found the net, only to be ruled out for offside.
The MJSL team cranked up the pressure, making their dominance count through Adam Shiffman.
South were rattled and created some opening, the best coming from the left foot of Toby Levy, forcing Jordan Warrents to save brilliantly to his left.
Gabe Silva doubled the MJSL’s lead with a bullet header into the top corner with half an hour to go.
Tom Cantor then gave South a lifeline, nodding home a corner from Toby Levy. Lavin equalised before slotting home from the spot to complete the comeback.
South manager Neil Collins said: “It was a great game of football, showcasing the north well.
“We were lucky and didn’t deserve to progress, but the boys battled and dug deep.
“It’s back to London for us next week, for a change, and we look forward to representing the north in the semifinals against the Lions.”