LEAMINGTON Ladies’ masters side took another step to Lee Valley with a tense penalty kick victory away at Oxford in the Investec Masters Cup on Sunday.
With the match finishing 3-3 thanks to two goals from Sarah Gambling and another from Kerry Luckett for Leamington, it meant the knockout game was decided on penalty flicks.
Despite having exited the same competition in the quarter finals last season on penalties, Leamington were undeterred and held their nerve to win.
The cup victory rounded off a positive weekend for the ladies’ section, with the first team remaining top of their respective league table after beating North Stafford 4-0.
Two goals from Kerry Luckett gave Leamington a comfortable half-time lead, while there was more of the same after the break, with further strikes from Sarah Lucas and Rachael Bradshaw.
The ladies’ second team also got back to winning ways after dispatching Sutton Coldfield 3-1. Two first half goals from Sarah Gambling put Leamington in control and despite Sutton scoring after the break, Jeanette Lloyd put the result beyond doubt with a third.
The fifth team also tasted success after bagging a 3-1 away win at Olton with Sian Miller scoring a brace and Abbey Keast scored the other goal.
The third team picked up a positive result drawing 1-1 at University of Warwick with Claire Hassall scoring Leamington’s only goal and the fourth team slipped to a 3-2 defeat at Birmingham Wasps.
In the men’s section, the first team edged to a 4-3 victory at home to Oswestry. Two goals from Adam Pullman and one each from Adam Carter and Louis Loach secured a win that leaves Leamington joint third in the league.
There was also good news for the second team who romped to a 9-1 win away at Kettering, while the third team lost 1-0 at home to Redditch.
And finally, Leamington’s Badgers side won again with Krishan Umashanker’s goal enough to secure a 1-0 victory away to Solihull Blossomfield.