Hibs keep their heads to put one over on Westlea; LEAMINGTON.
Looking to retain the trophy and complete a league and cup double, the champions survived Hibs' claims for an early spot-kick to take the lead when Neil Stacey drilled home a penalty.
Steve Barnes equalised just before the interval, however, and although Westlea again nudged ahead when Craig Watkin's cross shot was wafted into the net, substitute Kyle Crowley found a gap in a crowded area to notch the equaliser.
Extra-time failed to break the deadlock and it was Hibs who edged the shoot-out - setting up another battle royal when the sides meet in the final of the Challenge Cup at Kineton on Sunday.
Ettington Rovers are ending their season in superb style, following up their triumph against champions Chadwick End with a 4-3 coup against runners-up Kineton Sports as Alex Pitts (2), Mark Taylor and Jaroslaw Kostka eclipsed a Dan Stokes hattrick.
Hope & Anchor wrapped up their short stay in the lead with a 5-1 flourish at Radford Albion, Eddie Smith's goal for the home side swamped by Sean Dawe, Kane Reilly, Jimmy O'Keefe, Steven Coop and Luke Desbury.
Division Five champions Chadwick End Reserves suffered a 5-2 drubbing at runners-up Warwick Juniors, Tom Harris's double to no avail as Ross Feaney's hat-trick spearheaded the visitors. That result meant that HRI Wellesbourne missed out on promotion even though Andrew Laverock (2), Vitor Maclada and Arthur Bradley secured a 4-1 decision at Stockton Reserves (Martin Robbin).
Mitch Coleman (2), Chris Coleman, Michael Smith and Adam Thomas gave Priors United their 5-1 win against rock-bottom Inter MB (Martin Robbin) while Andy Wignall (4), Dan Hargreaves (3), Ade Sellar (2) and Chris Bowler wrapped up Castle Rangers' eye-catching 10-5 success against Kineton Reserves (Nick Smith 2, Tom Gardner 2, Mark Rooney). Division One: Harbury Albion 2 (Ian MacVarish, Charlie Neale) Heart of England 2 (Mike Green 2), Warwick Railway 0 Radford Semele 1 (Jason Rowe), Whitnash 1 (Dan Green) Khalsa 3 (Jagtar Bahi, Tunde Ajibade, Munpreet Virk). Division Two: Mid-Warwickshire Police 1 (Craig Marshall) Leamington Royals 8 (Lee Sallis 4, Callum Yeates, Andy Yeates, Jason Bradshaw, George Hallard), Leam Spartans Westlea Wanderers Res.
Division Three: Chadwick End 2 (Ross Jackson, Matt Grace) Warwick Wanderers 1 (Karl Symes).
Division Four: Cubbington Albion Res 1 (Dan Brown) Woodloes Tavern 1 (Scott Donnachie).
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|Publication:||Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)|
|Date:||May 16, 2012|
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