|Date||19th March 2019|
|Competition||Herts Centenary Trophy|
|Kick-off Time||7:45 pm|
|Result||Won 5 ‐ 1|
Lions romped to a fourth ever Herts Senior Centenary Trophy win with a convincing 5-1 win over Radlett neighbours Belstone at Hemel Hempstead.
Adam Bolle was the star performer, scoring Lions first four goals at Vauxhall Road to effectively win the tie.
In a relatively cagey first half, the only difference was a Bolle goal on 36 minutes – set up by Austin Lipman, whose turn and angled pass freed the Lions striker to open the score.
After the break, with the game evenly poised, two goals in a matter of five minutes ended Belstone’s hopes. Firstly after some good possession from Lions, the ball was switched to the left and Goldberg sent Bolle clear and he thundered his shot into the roof of the net.
Minutes later, the Lions number nine was tripped as he cut into the box; but he quickly dusted himself off and slotted home the spot kick for a hat-trick and 3-0.
Belstone were still playing with physicality, but Lions were using the slope and their pace to full advantage. Dan Creese sent a super ball into the channel which Bolle latched onto and fired in across the goal and off the far post into the net for his, and Lions’, fourth of the evening and his 25th of the season.
With ten minutes left, finally someone else got on the scoresheet. After Lipman’s swerving free kick was saved, Arnold’s short corner reached Levenfische, who drove the ball low through the crowd and into the net.
Belstone had time for a quick consolation when Mannie fouled the striker in the box and Turner scored past Myers from the spot, but it was Lions who comfortably win another Herts Centenary Trophy.
Landesberg’s squad have made it five trophies from six finals in knockout competitions in an incredible last 3 years, with yet another final still to come this season. Don’t bet against super sixth come May.