Lions have plenty in re­serve

The Jewish Chronicle - - Sport -

LON­DON LIONS re­serves climbed to sec­ond in the Herts Se­nior County League Re­serve Divi­sion One cour­tesy of a 6-1 drub­bing of Bov­ing­don.

The Row­ley Lane club recorded their fourth con­sec­u­tive league victory, but they did it the hard way, com­ing from be­hind in a team fea­tur­ing five changes from the pre­vi­ous week. An­drew My­ers re­turned from a four-week sus­pen­sion with Richard Baum and Josh Gor­don re­ceiv­ing late call-ups. Top-scorer Ben El­lis, who has scored five goals this term, was pro­moted to the club’s first team.

Lin­ing up in a more de­fen­sive than usual 4-4-2 for­ma­tion, Lions man­ager Jon Green de­manded 90 min­utes fo­cus and con­cen­tra­tion for what has tra­di­tion­ally been a tough fix­ture.

Bov­ing­don forged ahead in­side 60 sec­onds when keeper Danny Ber­liner was beaten by a dip­ping shot from out­side the box.

Bradley Lazarus and Joel Ross then pro­ceeded to take the game by the scruff of the neck. The pair linked up from a cor­ner, taken by Lazarus, for the equaliser. Ross flicked the ball on at the near post al­low­ing the ev­er­green Danny Shindler to net with a trade­mark div­ing header.

With the bit be­tween their teeth, the Lions forged ahead when a deep cross from Lazarus was con­verted by Shindler. Ross opened up a 3-1 ad­van­tage, show­ing great pace and touch to ap­ply­ing the fin­ish to a cross­field pass from Lazarus.

Ori Kobi, cap­tain Tim Becker and Baum put in eye-catch­ing dis­plays but, hav­ing cre­ated the first three goals, Lazarus got in on the act, smash­ing home from 25 yards. Af­ter the break, Ross fin­ished a five-man move in style, leav­ing Baum to com­plete the scor­ing with a header.

On tar­get: Schindler and Lazarus

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