Maccabi London Lions completed a Masters double of their own on Wednesday night as they won the Division Two Cup, to go with the League title.

Nathan Horwitz Maccabi Masters Football League Division 2 Cup,
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Maccabi London Lions 3 St John’s Wood Tigers 1

Not to be out-done by Chigwell winning the Masters league and cup double on Sunday, Maccabi London Lions completed their own double  as two goals from Danny Schindler, along with a strike from Marc Morris earned them a 3-1 win over St John’s Wood Tigers.

Nevertheless, the final proved to be a closer affair than many had predicted, and it was Tigers who drew first blood, after Lions defender Barnett Horwitz was adjudged to have handled in the area after just 12 minutes. The spot-kick was duly dispatched by Oren Wolf and it was a lead Tigers maintained to the interval.

After the break, with Marc Morris coming off the bench to add strength to the Lions attack, the tide began to turn, and it was no surprise when Danny Schindler fired home the equaliser.

Tigers continued to enjoy more than their fair share of possession, but lacked any real penetration, and they were eventually worn down by Lions, who took the lead through Schindler’s second, a close-range header.

The last word, inevitably, went to Marc Morris, without whose goals no Lions victory would be complete. Nodding in another close-range header, it was the end for Tigers, who resigned themselves to the runners-up medals. But it was also the end for Lions, albeit of a hugely successful season, during which they won every single game in both league and this cup, making them truly invincible once again, and reinforcing their position as kings of the jungle.

DIVISION ONE:
FINAL TABLE:

  P W D L F A Diff Points
Chigwell Athletic (CHAMPIONS) 18 13 2 3 87 35 52 41
North London Raiders 18 12 3 3 67 37 30 39
Brady Maccabi A 18 10 2 6 53 46 7 32
HMH 18 7 2 9 33 51 -18 23
Scrabble 18 6 2 10 34 47 -13 20
Waldaf Town 18 4 2 10 35 49 -14 16
Faithfold 18 1 5 12 24 67 -43 8

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DIVISION TWO:
FINAL TABLE:

  P W D L F A Diff Points
Mac London Lions (CHAMPIONS) 14 14 0 0 66 60 6 42
EDRS Stonegrove 14 9 2 3 33 23 10 29
St John’s Wood Tigers 14 8 2 4 30 20 10 26
Glenthorne 14 8 1 5 33 26 7 25
Marshside 14 5 2 7 24 33 -9 17
Temple Fortune 14 2 3 9 16 45 -28 9
Brady Maccabi B 14 2 2 10 20 41 -21 8
Hendon Harriers 14 1 2 11 23 52 -29 5

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