Swinton book place in final

ANDY Whitehead’s late winner sent Swinton WMC into the Montagu Cup final with a 2-1 win over Westville at Houghton Main’s Middlecliffe ground.

The encounter between two Mexborough Sunday League heavyweights was fairly even with a battle for possession telling the story.

Swinton drew first blood when Shaun Wild slid in at the far post to put them ahead.

Westville responded well with Nicky Harper levelling on the half hour.

Swinton emerged strong for the second half after a telling off and had several chances, with Brett Lovell seeing an effort crash back off the post.

But with extra time looming, Whitehead make the breakthrough with a side footed effort past Jody Beadling.

*THE second semi–final between Houghton Main and Queens United will be held on Tuesday night with a 6pm kick off at Houghton’s Middlecliffe ground.