Leven do the area proud by reaching cup semis

Leven booked a place in the Scottish Amateur Cup's semi-finals.
Leven booked a place in the Scottish Amateur Cup's semi-finals.

Leven United........................3

Linlithgow Thistle................0

The adventure continues for Leven United, with the club easing into the last four of the Scottish Amateur Cup.

Leven welcomed Linlithgow Thistle to the King George V Park on Saturday afternoon, with a place in the semi finals on the national competition at stake.

The only club left flying the flag for the Kingdom, United continue to do Levenmouth and the wider region proud.

Saturday’s game was flat, with both sides looking nervy in the opening exchanges.

There was a lot to be won, and neither really committed to winning the game.

The sides went in at the break all square with neither ‘keeper really called into action.

Which ever side shrugged off the shackles and went for broke would be rewarded - and that side was Leven.

Leven started off with a bit more urgency and started passing and moving the ball better.

They had an effort from Jaime Murrie cleared of the line as the home side stated its intent.

Linlithgow began to lose their composure while Leven maintained theirs, with one of their number seeing a straight red for abusing the officials.

Things went from bad to worse for the visitors as they were reduced to nine men shortly afterwards.

Leven got a crucial opener through Scott Methven.

Ryan Muir added a second from 10 yards and Paul Cuss netted a third with a fine volley.

The semi final is likely to be played at the end of the month, with Hamilton’s New Douglas Park the venue.

Gaffer Dougie Herd told the Mail: “ Although we didn’t play as good as previous rounds we are very proud to go into the semi-final.

“The effort from the players was immense and the club is buzzing with this achievement.

“The support from the local community was outstanding and we hope we can do the area proud by progressing to the final.”