Leeds 2nd on course for cup double

March 11, 2014

LEEDS MACCABI 2nd 3 MACCABI MANCHESTER 3rd 0 AET (Leeds win 3-2 on aggregate)

Leeds Maccabi 2nds launched a stirring comeback to set up a last-four clash against either Heaton Park Rovers or Reich Insurance Rangers.

The Yorkshire side faced an uphill task after a 2-0 defeat against Maccabi Manchester 3rds last month, but they overcame a first-leg deficit to book a last four spot in the Shonn Trophy.

But it was a different story here as Robert Selwyn, Max Clynes and an own goal in extra-time settled this tense tie.

Leeds boss Daniel Kristall told JC Sport: "We have to fancy making it to the final now. We always backed ourselves to come though this tie, even after the first-leg.

"We were missing players then but we were at full strength here and it showed. It was a really good game that could have gone either way. Thankfully we managed to squeeze through.

"It keeps our season alive. We are in the semi-final of the Tony Cohen Cup so we have a lot to play for."

Report by Darren Witcoop

Last updated: 10:56am, March 11 2014