Two wins for Levy Green in Pancake Lane pre-season goal-fest

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Leverstock Green played a pre-season friendly double-header against New Bradwell St Peter at Pancake Lane on Saturday afternoon as the first team and reserves both recorded good wins.

Following an emphatic 7-1 triumph for Paul Hunt’s reserve side, the first team made it double delight for the club as they won 4-2.

Leverstock opened the scoring in the 14th minute with an excellent goal, as Jon Davies played a precision pass to put Billy Smith through on goal to slot home.

Four minutes later, a dinked pass from Louis Bircham gave Callum Wright a run at goal, and he sidestepped the last defender before steering the ball into the bottom corner.

A slip at the back on the stroke of half-time allowed the visitors’ no 10 to take the ball around Jordan I’Anson and pull the score back to 2-1.

Good work by Chris Blunden set up Luke Preedy to run through and restore Levy’s two-goal cushion on 61 minutes, before Nathan Jallow added his name to the scoresheet 11 minutes later as he ran through to find the net despite the keeper getting a hand to his shot.

New Bradwell pulled it back to 4-2 as they netted from a free-kick on 84 minutes to complete the scoring.

Leverstock could and should have added to their score late on, but Bircham hit a shot which came back off the inside of the post, and Wright somehow contrived to send the ball over the bar from a yard out.