Wolves miss out on a final

L14-156    10/2/14   MBLN'Kent Athletic Club v Wolverton Town.'wk 7 MS JX
L14-156 10/2/14 MBLN'Kent Athletic Club v Wolverton Town.'wk 7 MS JX

Wolverton missed out on the chance to play in the Division Two Cup final after letting a 2-0 lead slip against Luton’s Kent Athletic on Saturday.

The tie was only one of three games to be played in the SML due to the adverse weather conditions.

Despite the home side controlling the game in the early stages, Wolves took the lead against the run of play on 22 minutes through Jamie Risebrow.

And they doubled their lead after half an hour through Alex Bennett’s own goal.

Kent continued to press and levelled five minutes before the break through Jack Magill’s 20-yard strike.

And it was all-square at the interval when Pat Daly equalised on the stroke of half time.

Kent should have won it in the second half when Daly was brought down in the penalty area by Wolverton keeper Anthony O’Neill, who was lucky to receive just a yellow card, only to save the resulting penalty kick.

With the game heading towards extra-time Daly missed a glorious chance to win the game, but the hosts did finally win it in the 110th-minutes when O’Neill fluffed his lines as he allowed Jason Penman’s effort from inside the penalty area to find the corner as Athletic claimed their a spot in the final.

Stony Stratford Town called off Tuesday night’s Division 1 game with Welwyn Garden City ahead of time with a water-logged pitch, as did Newport Pagnell Town, who postponed their UCL Premier Division home game with Desborough on Saturday.