Lan­des­berg’s Lions find some­thing ex­tra

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT -

FA VASE FIRST QUAL­I­FY­ING ROUND WOOT­TON CROSS BLUE 2 LON­DON LIONS 3

FOOT­BALL EX­TRA-TIME goals from Char­lie Kasler and Adam Burchell guided Lon­don Lions into the next round of the FA Vase fol­low­ing a five-goal thriller against Woot­ton Blue Cross.

Hav­ing lost at the first hur­dle last year, Andy Lan­des­berg’s team were de­ter­mined to have a run in the pres­ti­gious com­pe­ti­tion.

Fac­ing op­po­nents from the Bed­ford­shire County League, the Lions started as favourites against a Woot­ton team who had started their sea­son strongly.

Start­ing with three play­ers from the un­der-18 squad, Lions opened the scor­ing mid­way through the first half when Char­lie Ru­bin played in Burchell who fired home.

Woot­ton equalised early in the sec­ond half to force ex­tra-time. Lions re­stored their ad­van­tage on 97 min­utes, with Josh Shack thread­ing a ball through to Burchell who slot­ted home and Kasler sealed the tie with a third.

Woot­ton set up a grand­stand fin­ish with an­other goal but the Lions held on to set up a tie at home to Malmes­bury Vic­to­ria.

LIONS: Jake Lewis, Sam Hamer­ton, Char­lie Ru­bin, Jake Fur­man, Jon El­lis, Nick Lan­des­berg, Tyler Smith, Josh Shack, Char­lie Kasler, Austin Lip­man, Adam Burchell. Sub: Ben Gold­berg

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