Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Lions U14s clinch Watford Friendly League red division

Maccabi London Lions under-14's White secured the Watford Friendly League Red Division title in stunning fashion, when they beat one of their nearest rivals, Harvesters North 3-0 with a hat-trick from Louis Sampson.

    Six weeks ago they had lost two cups semi-finals and lost 6-2 in the league, which meant that in order to win the league the Lions had to potentially win their last eight games against teams, including two against then first placed Edmonton Eagles Barsulola, two against second placed Harvesters and two against fourth-placed Whetstone Wanderers.

    Beating Harvesters made it six wins on the trot and with other results, they could not be caught. They made it seven out of seven consecutive victories on the trot on Sunday with 6-2 win over AC Finchley with another hat-trick from red-hot Sampson, and a goal each for Jason Burns, Joe Bregman and Ben Werter.

    Manager Nigel Burns, together with his assistant Joel Philips, and assistant-coach Alex Barnett ,spoke of how proud they are of this special group of boys – "they have become stronger as a unit and developed so much as a team but on Tuesday night these boys became men".

    Burns went on to say: "However, none of this would have been possible without the invaluable input of midweek coach Fabio Mazzone and Head coach Tony Gold, who both helped from the sidelines on this amazing run, changing formations and making substitutions."

    As Tony Gold commented: "Winning cups is fantastic, but, winning any league, no matter what the level, is the greatest achievement in football, and this the fourth time in six years this team has won the Red Division which is the highest level in the Watford Friendly League.

    LIONS: Sam Meisel, Ben Werter, Moshi Benaim, Sam Goldberg, Scott Leslie, Oli Kaye, Ben Barnett, Jason Burns, Dylan Phillips, Joe Abrahams, Louis Sampson, Joe Bregman. Joseff Rubinoff, Ben Tibber, Louie Weissand

The Diary

A mazeltov for Meghan at royal garden party

JC Reporter

Thu, 11:34

A mazeltov for Meghan at royal garden party
Sport news

Coombe Hill take the honours at Ladies National Tournament

JC Reporter

Tue, 16:07

Coombe Hill take the honours at Ladies National Tournament
The Diary

The Mill Hill meritocracy

JC Reporter

Friday, May 18, 2018

The Mill Hill meritocracy
Football

Conway ensures Lions Vets finish on a high

JC Reporter

Wed, 15:53

Conway ensures Lions Vets finish on a high
Football

Wingate & Finchley win Premier League grant

JC Reporter

Tue, 13:16

Wingate & Finchley win Premier League grant
Community extra

Kerem celebrates its 70th anniversary

JC Reporter

Friday, May 18, 2018

Kerem celebrates its 70th anniversary
Football

Maccabi London Lions Masters secure treble

JC Reporter

Wed, 12:31

Maccabi London Lions Masters secure treble
World

Historian who coined ‘clash of civilisations’ term dies aged 101

JC Reporter

Mon, 11:23

Historian who coined ‘clash of civilisations’ term dies aged 101
UK News

Sir Mick Davis has urged diaspora Jews to question their approach to Israeli actions

JC Reporter

Friday, May 18, 2018

Sir Mick Davis has urged diaspora Jews to question their approach to Israeli actions