Lions need four more wins for ti­tle tri­umph

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT -

FOOT­BALL LON­DON Lions are clos­ing in on the Herts Se­nior County League Pre­mier Di­vi­sion ti­tle fol­low­ing a 9-1 win over Belstone.

Andy Lan­des­berg’s team are now just a max­i­mum of 11 points — or four wins — from the cham­pi­onship and a pro­mo­tion back to the Spar­tan South Mid­lands League with nine games left of the league sea­son.

Hav­ing scored 10 times against Belstone in the cup a fort­night ago, the mar­gin of vic­tory re­flects the gulf cur­rently be­tween the Row­ley Lane club and the rest of the league.

The Lions opened the scor­ing from an un­likely source when Harry Hatch­well scored his first goal of the sea­son. The hosts were gifted a sec­ond goal when Adam Lip­man’s cross was de­flected into the net by a Belstone de­fender.

Top-scorer James Ger­sh­field made it 3-0 with his 43rd goal of the sea­son. Belstone pulled one back but the Lions stepped up a gear and fur­ther strikes from Austin Lip­man, sub­sti­tute Max Kyte (2), Ger­sh­field (2) and cap­tain Josh Ken­net com­pleted the rout.

On this form, the Spar­tan South Mid­lands League should be wary as a ti­tle win in March looks in­creas­ingly in­evitable from this young side.

LIONS: Jake Lewis, Adam Lip­man, Char­lie Ru­bin, Nick Lan­des­berg, Harry Hatch­well, Ben Gold­berg, Adam Burchell (sub: Max Kyte), Jake Fur­man, James Ger­sh­field, Austin Lip­man, Josh Ken­net. Subs: Andy Glynne, Rocky Spitzer

PHOTO: MARC MOR­RIS

Josh Ken­net

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