Gold helps Lions B finish on a high

JC MSFL DIVISION ONE
NORTH WEST NEASDEN B 1 LONDON MACCABI LIONS B 5

JAMES GOLD was the hat-trick hero as Lions B climbed to the top of the table with a five-star win over Neasden A.

A double from Jonny Cutter sealed the victory as Jamie Kyte’s men laid down the gauntlet to Camden Park who require a point in the final match of the season against Temple Fortune on Sunday.

Alex Lewis grabbed a consolation for Neasden.

Lions boss Jamie Kyte told JC Sport: "What a fantastic way to end the season and what a season it's been. We've had our ups and downs, but in the end we've been consistent, mainly because we have one of the most solid defences in the MSFL.

"It's great that we've got the runners-up spot and if Temple Fortune beat Camden this weekend we could even win the league.

"Camden have been great this season, when you look at their fixture list and you see how many cup games they had and to think they're sitting top now is a great credit to the management and depth in squad."

After the game, hat trick hero and MOM James Gold commented: "It's been an absolute privilege playing with this team. I've never enjoyed my football as much as this season.

"It's fantastic that we've got the chance to get promoted and next year our squad will be even stronger. To all footballers of the Jewish faith, if you're looking for a team that's got spirit, fight and on top of that, a fantastic ground, I urge you to come to our pre season training to see if you want to join a Premiership club."

Kyte added: "It's going to be emotional to say goodbye to Jonny Cutter who's been magical this season. He's off to NYC and we wish him all the best."

Outgoing NWN boss Dan Hodes told JC Sport: "The performance was indicative of our season. We showed glimpses of promise and some good moments, but struggled overall.

"This season hasn't been easy, but the team can hold its head high in its attitude and endeavour and we regrouped around each other after many left the club early on.

"I'd like to thank all the team for representing the club in the best fashion possible and fighting hard to avoid relegation."

Last updated: 2:25pm, May 23 2013