‘Phe­nom­e­nal’ James closes in on 100 goals

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BOV­ING­DON 1 LON­DON LI­ONS 4

FOOT­BALL ANDY Lan­des­berg de­scribed top-scorer James Ger­sh­field as the jewel in his crown as Lon­don Li­ons opened a 17-point gap at the top of the Herts S e ni o r County League Pre­mier with a 4-1 de­mo­li­tion of Bov­ing­don.

Hat-trick hero Ger­sh­field is rapidly clos­ing in on the club’s goal-scor­ing record in one sea­son – he has reg­is­tered 38 in 22 games with an in­cred­i­ble strike-rate of a goal ev­ery 52 min­utes. He is also two strikes away from 100 goals for the club.

The Li­ons went into the game de­ter­mined to erase the mem­o­ries of a 5-2 de­feat against Bov­ing­don in Jan­uary – their only loss of the sea­son.

Ger­sh­field fired the Li­ons ahead from the penalty spot fol­low­ing a foul on Austin Lip­man. The striker com­pleted his tre­ble with an early double in the sec­ond half. Bov­ing­don pulled back a con­so­la­tion via a Ben Gold­berg own goal but Li­ons clinched the points with a closerange fin­ish from Max Kyte. Li­ons man­ager Andy Lan­des­berg said: “Not only was Ger­sh­field’s fin­ish­ing su­perb, his all-round play was im­mense to­day. He was right on it and his goal ra­tio is noth­ing short of phe­nom­e­nal. “We’ve had a tricky run of games where we could have dropped points, but have come through in some style. And we’ll take on the next run of matches with the same at­ti­tude.”

LI­ONS: Jake Lewis, Rocky Spitzer, Char­lie Ru­bin, Ben Gold­berg, Nick Lan­des­berg, Harry Hatch­well, Adam Burchell, Jake Fur­man, James Ger­sh­field, Austin Lip­man, Josh Ken­net. Subs: Zac Rose, Adam Arnold, Max Kyte

PHOTO: MARC MOR­RIS

James Ger­sh­field

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