‘Phenomenal’ James closes in on 100 goals
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