Levy Green continue their resurgence with second win in the space of four days


Leverstock Green made it two wins on the spin as they beat Hadley 2-0 at Pancake Lane last night.

New Levy manager Dene Gardner picked up his first win on Saturday, and this was quickly followed by another welcome three points just three days later.

The first half saw few chances for either side, but in the 11th minute Gardner took the ball round keeper Russell Garland before hitting the side netting.

Nine minutes before half-time, Lee Gardner met a free-kick from Pinching, but his header was turned round the post by Garland.

Leverstock were forced into a first half change when Imad Abbasi had to leave the game with a groin strain, to be replaced by Billy Smith.

In the last minute of the half Pinching had a shot blocked inside the six-yard box, and Dene Gardner had a shot turned wide by Garland.

The first chance of the second half fell to Levy as Smith went close with a long-range effort after 50 minutes.

Nine minutes later, Hadley had their best opportunity of the game when Shane Bambridge played in Ivan Machedo, but he could only manage to fire the ball wide.

Levy soon made the visitors pay for the miss when Lee Gardner won the ball in midfield and found Pinching, who delivered for Shakir Agada to slide in and poke the ball home.

Pinching shot wide after 71 minutes and the game was still in the balance until six minutes from time when Leverstock scored a crucial second goal.

Tunde Owolabi put Smith through on goal, and he chipped the ball over Garland to notch his third goal in four games since joining the club.

The three points moved Leverstock a little further away from the bottom two, and they now prepare for a trip to Biggleswade United on Saturday.