YORK Nomads gave outgoing manager Chris Smith the perfect send off as they defeated Wigginton Grasshoppers 6-5 on penalties to lift the York Sunday Morning League Cup.

Smith, who has served the Nomads as player, secretary and manager during an 18-year period, added the trophy to last season's cup treble, the highlight of which was their North Riding County Cup win.

An entertaining clash ended 4-4 after 90 minutes with Nick Kennedy and Liam Flanagan both bagging braces for Nomads, while Grasshoppers' pair Jordan Holt and Harry Clapham also got their names on the scoresheet twice.

Extra-time then failed to provide any further addition to the scoreline but Wigginton's Josh Luckhurst was sent off for a second bookable offence, before Jonny Andrew secured a sudden-death, spot-kick triumph.

The game was played at a fast tempo throughout and was an excellent advert for local league football with both sides enjoying spells of control in the game.

Wigginton started brightest and took just four minutes to move ahead, with Holt volleying home a Steve Jarvis corner.

Tom Young then denied Jamie Willstrop as Grasshoppers threatened to double the lead but, instead, it was Nomads who levelled with Kennedy pouncing on a defensive error and making no mistake from close range.

If the first Nomads goal was fortunate, the second came from a great team move, as Kennedy applied an excellent finish to give his side a 2-1 lead in the 20th minute.

Wigginton were now on the ropes as Nomads pushed forward with Kennedy only denied his hat-trick when Luckhurst hooked the ball away on the goal-line.

As half-time approached, Wigginton's cup hopes then suffered another setback, as a wayward pass played in Flanagan, who lobbed Paul Wilson from 20 yards.

With just seconds of the half remaining, though, Holt doubled his tally, heading home a Jake Duckworth corner to make it 3-2 at the break.

Wiggy also responded to their half-time team talk in the manner their manager had demanded, with Jarvis teeing up Clapham for a volley that levelled the scores once again.

Wilson then had to be at this very best to deny another effort from Flanagan, with Young also pulling off heroics to keep out Terry Taylor at the near post.

But Flanagan bagged his second in the 70th minute, driving home a precise shot into the far corner of the net.

With Nomads looking likely to win the match in normal time, however, Taylor fired in a shot which was only beaten away as far as Clapham and the striker headed the ball home from close range to send the tie into extra time.

The following 30 minutes was very much a game of cat-and-mouse with neither side creating many clear-cut chances and Luckhurst receiving his marching orders.

In the shoot-out, the first ten penalties were fired in without a mistake but, after Young saved Hoppers' sixth effort, former York City youth-team midfielder Andrew fired home the winning kick in the first round of sudden death.