The Leverstock Green Ladies U18s have added another trophy to their collection with victory at the Woodley Hammers 5-a-side Tournament.
After a less than impressive opening win against Aylesbury Phoenix, the usually effervescent Levy Ladies looked short of energy throughout the group stages and limped through the qualifiers – culminating in a resounding defeat in the final group match against an excellent Pangbourne side.
Fortunately for Levy, sufficient points had been secured to grab the last of the four semi-final places and they regrouped and re-energised ready for the knock-out stages.
Once again facing Pangbourne, the Levy Ladies were far more aggressive and they edged the goalless semi-final in terms of possession.
With the scores locked, the game went to the dreaded penalty shoot-out lottery to decide who would progress to the final.
Ellen Salter slotted home Levy’s first spot-kick, before Cally Salter dispatched the second and, after Pangbourne’s third effort was kept out, Leigh Burrows smashed home the winning penalty.
The final was a tight affair, but once Burrows had put Green ahead, there only looked to be one winner.
A couple of late scares almost took the game to penalties, but Levy dug deep to take home the trophy.
The Green girls will be looking to secure their third title in as many weeks as they head to the Aylesbury Tournament at the weekend.