Veter­ans left chas­ing shad­ows

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Red­bridge are now on a re­venge mis­sion, ac­cord­ing to Ja­cobs. “The boys badly want to avenge the 2013 Anek­stein fi­nal when they lost to Lions,” he said.

“We look for­ward to meet­ing Lon­don Lions A in the fi­nal. I have a de­tailed dossier on the 200 play­ers

sea­son strongly with our last game against RC UK. Re­gard­less of what hap­pens in that game, we can be proud of a strong first sea­son in the league.”

Di­vi­sion Two cham­pi­ons L’Equipe tasted de­feat for the first time in the league this sea­son as RC UK FC kept alive their pro­mo­tion hopes with an im­pres­sive 4-2 vic­tory. Mordy Weiler (2), Avi Markiewicz and Eli Sheb­son steered them home.

De­lighted RC UK player-man­ager Avi Markiewicz com­mented: “We showed to­day and have shown over they have avail­able, but it is cur­rently big­ger than En­cy­clopae­dia Bri­tan­nica so I’m un­able to use it fully.

“We look for­ward to see­ing Josh Ken­net, Austin Lip­man and all their Satur­day boys for the Mac­cabi League Cup fi­nal which they have richly con­trib­uted to.”

the course of the sea­son that when we put the ef­fort in we are a real force to be reck­oned with.”

Andy Smith and Grant Bates found the net for L’Equipe. Man­ager Nick Stern said: “Miss­ing our goal­keeper and cap­tain, we knew it would be tough.

“But the ta­ble doesn’t lie and while up­set that we lost our un­beaten run, we are still cham­pi­ons.

“We walked off the pitch with our heads held high know­ing there’s just two more games un­til we lift our first ever tro­phy.”

FOOT­BALL DAN Ja­cobs of­fered no ex­cuses af­ter Mac­cabi Lon­don Lions over-35’s suf­fered a heavy de­feat against ti­tle ri­vals Winch­more Hill to hand the ini­tia­tive to their op­po­nents in the race for the Garston League.

The ab­sence of key play­ers Alex Le­vack and Bradley Lazarus ham­pered the Lions, while full-back Jon Rayner played through the pain bar­rier.

An er­ror from Paul Linger was pun­ished with the open­ing goal for the hosts which was fol­lowed by a calami­tous own goal by Tony Gold.

Hill made it 3-0 on the stroke of half­time be­fore Linger pulled one back with a curl­ing 25-yard free-kick.

But there was no way back af­ter Adam Myeroff, re­turn­ing from a her­nia op­er­a­tion four weeks ago, con­ceded a penalty which was duly con­verted be­fore two late goals added the gloss to an em­phatic score­line for Winch­more Hill.

Lions did not let their heads drop and Linger headed inches wide from a cor­ner be­fore see­ing a del­i­cate lofted ef­fort whis­tle just past the top cor­ner with the goal­keeper routed.

The hosts re­mained a threat on the break and when an ini­tial chal­lenge was missed it left a ten­ta­tive Myeroff in a race that re­sulted in a trip and a penalty kick that, when the ball hit the net, saw the game ef­fec­tively over.

Ja­cobs said: “We gam­bled and cre­ated the odd chance, but in truth the ex­tra space late on al­lowed Hill the free­dom to add a fifth and, with vir­tu­ally the last kick, a sixth that left a score­line that a hard-work­ing Lions side prob­a­bly didn’t de­serve.”

Glen­thorne reg­is­tered their eighth win of the sea­son in the only game in the Mac­cabi Mas­ters League, crush­ing Hen­don Har­ri­ers 6-3.

Gary Adams (2) was joined on the score­sheet by Barry Silk­man, Paul van Gelder, Adam Len­nard and David Shone.

Michael Abra­ham (2) and Andy Di­a­mond reg­is­tered for Hen­don.

PHOTO: MARC MOR­RIS

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