Vets lift Invitation Cup

PUBLISHED: 11:21 16 May 2011

Royston Vets after winning the Invitation Cup

Royston Vets after winning the Invitation Cup

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Royston seal cup victory on penalties

ROYSTON TOWN Vets finished the season in style after winning the Cambs Vets Invitation Cup last week.

They won the match 4-2 on penalties after the match had ended 1-1 after 90 minutes of football at Cambridge City’s City Ground.

Press took the lead in the second half from a corner before Mark Saggers levelled the scores shortly afterwards.

As neither side could find the winner after 90 minutes the match was finally decided by a penalty shoot-out. Paul Lewis continued his fine record from the spot to put Town 1-0 up and Press then blasted their first spot kick over the bar.

John Moulding struck his kick firmly but it hit the left post and rebounded out. Press then levelled at 1-1 with an excellent spot kick and Town went ahead again when Carlo Silenti beat the ‘keeper down the middle.

Press then levelled at 2-2 before Saggers was successful with his kick to put Town 3-2 ahead. Press missed again and it was left to Leete to convert his kick – which he duly did - to give Town an unassailable 4-2 lead.

The game was an excellent advert for high quality Vets football and was well served by the Cambs FA-appointed referee and assistants.

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