Lions won the Anagram Records Trophy for the first time as manager Andy Landesberg hailed the biggest cup win the club has ever had.
The trophy – competed for by teams from across the region and also known as the Capital Counties Trophy – is a prestigious prize and drew a large crowd to watch the final at the County Ground, Letchworth.
Lions defeated Essex Olympian League side, Springfield, with two goals from Max Kyte and one from Austin Lipman in a 3-1 victory.
Manager Andy Landesberg was naturally jubilant: ‘This trophy is for teams across the Home Counties and is just one notch below the FA Vase, so it really is the most significant knockout cup the club has ever won. The team all played very well today, and this was a great way to end the year and reward for a season of hard work. I am really pleased for the club and all the players’.
Lions had defeated some good teams on the way to the final, including South Midlands League opposition and Herts County Premier champions, Standon & Puckeridge. Even more impressive was the relative youth of the side Lions fielded today, with two players at just 16 years of age, and the whole side averaging just over 21 years old.
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