Josh is the king of Herts
FOOTBALL JOSH Kennet guided London Lions into the quarter-finals of the Herts Centenary Cup following a 3-1 success over high-flying Cuffley.
The Lions captain gave his team an early advantage following excellent work from Austin Lipman.
Cuffley levelled midway through the half and were in the ascendency but resilient defending from Zac Rose and Jon Ellis kept them at bay.
The Cuffley goalkeeper also caught the eye, producing a string of fine saves to deny James Gershfield, Harry Hatchwell, Charlie Kasler and Lipman.
The pressure eventually told when good work from Lipman allowed Kasler to curl an exquisite shot into the far corner from just inside the penalty area. Kennet sealed the tie two minutes later after gliding past two defenders before flicking the ball over the onrushing keeper.
Lions coach Darren Yarlett said: “The first-half was poor from an organisation point. We created chances but left too many holes in midfield for Cuffley to exploit.
“Somestrongwordswereexchanged at half-time and to their credit, the lads were fantastic in the second period. The energy, desire and work-rate was tremendous.”
There was also joy for London Lions Vets who reached the semi-finals of the Middlesex County Cup. Craig Pearl (2) and Alex Levack registered in the 3-1 success over Spelthorne.