3:51pm Wednesday 27th March 2013
Snainton reserves reached the final of the Panasonic League Division Two Cup thanks to an entertaining 2-1 win over Union Rovers 2nds – and a last-minute penalty save.
All the goals came in a first half which belonged to Rovers, with Snainton getting on top in the second half only to come up against decent defence, and then miss their late great chance to equalise.
They had actually bundled the ball into the goal but the referee had already awarded a penalty for handball. Richard Swiers fired his spot kick straight at Union ’keeper Ian Fraser, with Martin Karetnick hitting the rebound against a post.
Rovers had taken a two-goal lead thanks to a brace by man-of-the-match Richard Abbey – his first a free-kick and his second a fantastic 30-yard drive. Snainton pulled a goal back when Sam Wallace beat two players and fired home from 25 yards.
Snainton hit the crossbar and created several other chances in the second half but Union always looked dangerous on the break.
Centre-back Paul Kinghorn was Snainton’s man of the match.
Rovers 2nds will meet the winners of this week’s semi-final between Easingwold Town 3rds and Gillamoor reserves.
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