London Lions White won its first Peter Morrison Trophy in eleven years as Kiki Levin’s strike proved to be enough to see them beat Liverpool Haroldeans 1-0.
In what proved to be a tightly-contested encounter at Kings Langley, the MGBSFL side had just enough on the day to see off the Merseysiders.
While conceding it was a close match, Lions manager Ryan Springer did feel his side deserved the win on the day. He told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a tight game played in difficult conditions and we’ve definitely played better this season.
“We were up against a well oiled, disciplined side who made it very hard for us to get the ball down and play – and full credit to them. But we defended well, made it hard for them too, and overall we feel that we shaded it.”
Believing the experience they have in their squad played a major factor in their win, he said: “It definitely played a big factor. We won a cup final last season and many of those boys involved then used that to their advantage. We also used the rotating substitutes efficiently in hot conditions.”
Saying he’s very pleased for his players having won the trophy for the first time in 11 years, as well as “hoping the success continues”, reflecting back on the campaign, he added: “It’s been a tough season as always. It was great to see some of the younger boys come through from the youth team, but we had a good run towards the end and have some silverware to show for it.”