South slip out of Handicup

February 4, 2013
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Manchester Handicup
South Manchester SC 1st 3
Sporting Manchester 2 (4)

South Manchester relinquished their grasp on the Manchester Handicup after failing to overturn a two-goal deficit against Sporting.

With the visitors, who play in the league below given a two-goal start, South were unable to pull through as they surrendered their crown following an action-packed encounter.

Adam Lavin netted a hat-trick to put South in pole position, but Sporting hit back to level on aggregate with a fine free-kick.

And with just minutes remaining, a goalkeeping error allowed Sporting to grab a second and claim a fortuitous late victory.

South will hope to bounce back next Sunday when they take on Temple Fortune in the Peter Morrison Trophy.

    Last updated: 3:07pm, February 4 2013