Leamington are unable to pull off second cup shock against Poynton

Leamington Ladies celebrate after beating Liverpool Sefton. However, their cup run came to an end at home to Brooklands Poynton.
Leamington Ladies celebrate after beating Liverpool Sefton. However, their cup run came to an end at home to Brooklands Poynton.

Leamington Ladies were unable to continue their giant-killing exploits at home to Manchester-based Brooklands Poynton in the third round of the Investec Cup.

Leamington shocked National League side Liverpool Sefton in the previous round, but found the Conference North leaders too strong despite a gallant effort.

The home side had to absorb large periods of pressure in the first half but did succumb to a short corner to go in at the break one down.

They settled into the match after the break and created chances on the break thanks to the pace of forwards Kerry Luckett and Lucy Miszkowska.

However, Brooklands put away a second to secure their progress to the last eight.

Jordan Savage picked up the man-of-the-match award for Leamington after a sterling defensive effort.

The previous day, Leamington claimed a 3-2 win at home to promotion rivals Cannock 2nds to move up to second in Midlands Division One.

Cannock took the lead against the run of play but Leamington responded well, with two goals from leading goalscorer Kerry Luckett putting them 2-1 up at the interval.

A Bethan Ellis goal extended the hosts’ lead before Cannock struck back to set up an anxious finale.