Vets lift Invitation Cup

PUBLISHED: 11:21 16 May 2011

Royston Vets after winning the Invitation Cup

Royston Vets after winning the Invitation Cup


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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