Josh is the king of Herts

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT -

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.

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