Lions are bidding for a third ever Herts Senior Centenary Trophy win – and the first leg of a potential treble – against Wodson Park at Cheshunt on Wednesday 22nd March (Kick off 7.45pm).
Having won the competition in 2007 and again in 2011, Lions now face higher league opponents in Wodson Park, who compete in Spartan South Midlands Division One, but our form this season suggests this will be within the team’s capabilities if they can perform on the night.
Manager Andy Landesberg is focused on winning the three trophies currently available at the business end of the season: ‘We have worked hard all year to get ourselves into this incredible position. The boys have delivered all the way through and the hardest job for me will be picking the team. The whole squad has contributed but now it’s about winning the trophies and getting the job done’.
With the team now just one win away from the league title, victory against Wodson Park on Wednesday could see the side claim two major trophies within a matter of four days – a very unique and exciting opportunity now awaits this young side which was also not lost on the manager: ‘That is our aim, to do something pretty special in this club’s history’.
Road to the final
|2nd Rd||Cuffley||H||6-2||Au. Lipman 2, C Kasler 2, A Burchell 2|
|QF||Letchworth Garden City Eagles||H||4-0||J Gershfield 2, J Kennet, OG|
|SF||Bishops Stortford Swifts||H||5-0||A Burchell 2, Au. Lipman, J Gershfield, M Kyte|
Wodson Park have a similar histroy to Lions having been formed in the mid-1990s and rising up via the Herts Senior County League. They currently play in the Spartan South Midlands Division 1, and are currently in 9th place. They have excelled as a cup side this season having also made the final of their League Cup. Their goals come from a number of sources but tp scorer this season is Harry Bushell with 14.
Lions have played against Wodson Park primarily during our seasons in the Spartan South Midlands League as well as one previous cup meeting last season – in the very same Herts Centenary Trophy. Our record over 9 games has seen us win six and lose three with no draws. A full record is here:
|10/10/2015||Herts Centenary Trophy||Home||W 3-2||J Gershfield, C Kasler, B Ellis|
|18/2/2015||SSML Div. 1||Away||L 3-4||M Kyte 2, D Nyman|
|25/10/2014||SSML Div. 1||Home||L 0-6||-|
|6/2/2013||SSML Div. 1||Away||W 8-1||A Bolle 4, S Sloma 3, B Ellis|
|3/11/2012||SSML Div. 1||Home||W 2-0||S Sloma, D Stanton|
|19/10/2011||SSML Div. 1||Home||W 3-0||D Nyman 2, D Soutar|
|31/8/2011||SSML Div. 1||Away||L 0-4||-|
|9/2/2011||SSML Div. 1||Away||W 4-1||J Gershfield 3, A Glynne|
|23/10/2010||SSML Div. 1||Home||W 3-2||J Gershfield, A Stolerman, D Stanton|
The squad for the final
Jake Lewis, Reuben Rabstein, Adam Lipman, Zac Rose, Nick Landesberg, Andy Glynne, Ben Goldberg, Charlie Rubin, Jamie Jackson, Roie Spitzer, Adam Arnold, Harry Hatchwell, Jake Furman, Austin Lipman, Adam Burchell, Josh Kennet (capt.), Max Kyte, James Gershfield, Jack Mattey