Hakim and Cash at the double for MLFC in Middx Vets Cup win

Braces from Paul Hakim and Lee Cash, added to by strikes from Steve Summers, Daniel Stanton and David Soutar, helped MLFC Masters ease through to the third round of the Middlesex County Cup at the expense of Maidenhead United.




On the front foot from the off, it was only the excellent Maidenhead keeper that kept the scores level for the opening quarter of the game as Maccabi seemingly created sights of goal at will.

The hosts became guilty of trying too hard at times to force things to happen, but when Stanton's defence-splitting pass sent Hakim away the lead finally came, the Lions striker squaring the ball across goal for Summers to slot home low into the corner.

Cash, who'd been on for literally a minute, showed everyone how to finish, his first touch seeing him rifle an unstoppable shot into the roof of the net. And he was part of another fine move that ended with skipper Stanton grabbing the sides third, a lead they took into the break.

Maccabi tore back into Maidenhead at the start of the second period, the visitors having no answers other than their outstanding keeper who made string of impressive blocks to keep his side in it. He was indebted to his woodwork, though, three times as Maccabi simply couldn't find that elusive fourth goal.

That was until Cash's deep cross was finally headed home by Hakim at the far post. On a rare foray into Maccabi territory, Maidenhead pulled a goal back, but Cash and Hakim both soon doubled their own personal tallies to extend the lead yet further.

With the clock running down, the crowd were treated to two excellent goals, one for each side. The visitors firstly put together a fine move that resulted in an unstoppable strike whistling past Rob Abrahams into the far top corner, but not to be outdone the hosts had the final say, Soutar from 20 yards curling home a beauty.

Many good sides await in this competition - Maccabi are looking forward to the draw later in the week.

MLFC: Rob Abrahams, Danny Berg, Adam Harvey, Rob Glass, Guy Morris, Paul Hakim, Saul Conway, Josh Bentley, David Soutar, Daniel Stanton, Steve Summers. Subs: Adam Myeroff, Alex Levack, Lee Cash

SCORERS: Summers, Cash (2), Stanton, Hakim (2), Soutar

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