Lions under investigation over Morrison Trophy semi-final


Organisers of the Peter Morrison Trophy are carrying out an investigation after it was claimed that Maccabi London Lions A fielded an ineligible player in their semi-final against North London Raiders A.

Lions won the tie 4-3 but it was later claimed that a Lions player, who came on as a substitute in the last four clash, was cup-tied after playing in an earlier round.


There are suggestions that the player in question scored for the Lions B team in their first round defeat against FC Team B and then also played a part on Wednesday evening.

A statement from NLR stated: "We are aware of the situation but until the competition committee complete their investigation and communicate their findings it would be premature and inappropriate for us to comment further. For now our focus is solely on Sunday’s cup final."

A similar case occurred in 2012 when Redbridge Jewish Care “were subsequently removed” for fielding an ineligible player against Hendon United.

Competition chairman Laurence Thorne told JC Sport: "Lions have indicated they will be appealing and we will listen to what they have to say.

"I hope the final is played on May 8 at 10am as scheduled, but if it has to be delayed then that's what we'll have to do."

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