REDDITCH Borough ran out of luck this week when they lost interest in the President's Cup courtesy of a penalty shoot-out at Coventry Alvis.

The Borough boys recovered from going an early goal down when Billy Garvey converted twice to put them in command.

Garvey then got himself sent off following two yellow cards and Alvis responded with a late equaliser after the ball took an outrageous deflection off Jamie Hatfield's boot.

But the big talking point was a goal from Callum Hall, which was ruled out when Borough were 2-1 in front.

Borough spokesman Julian Workman said: "The ball clearly crossed the line before the Alvis goalkeeper scooped it back out and the ref allowed play to continue.

"My players surrounded the ref to protest, but he wouldn't budge."

Borough hope for better luck when they travel to Continental Star this Saturday in the quarter finals of the Les James Cup.

The Borough will be boosted by the return of goalkeeper Ryan Young following spells with Studley and Racing Club Warwick.

Workman added: "I had Ryan when he was 15-years-old and we've done really well to get him back as there was interest from a number of higher ranked clubs including AFC Hinckley, Paget Rangers and Littleton."

Redditch Borough Ladies have risen to second spot in the Birmingham County Women's Premier Division after they beat Leamington Hibs 5-1.

Nicole Butler and Charlotte Stephens both struck twice with Dani Pinfold also on the mark.

Borough Ladies entertain Wednesbury this Sunday at The Mettis.