Scrabble upset the form book as they claimed their cup final place at the expense of league leaders Raiders…
HENRY SWERNER MMFL CUP, sponsored by Visualeyes Opicians and Sunglasses, Barnet, semi-final
Scrabble upset the form book as they recorded a major shock to record a 2-1 win over league leaders and one of the cup favourites, North London Raiders.
Led by the evergreen Jon Yantin, Scrabble took the lead after an excellent six-man move was finished by Lee Levenson after Raiders had hit the woodwork twice.
With just ten minutes remaining in a finely balanced game, NLR drew level through Alex Bourne’s close-range header, but Scrabble continued to push forward and were rewarded when Steven Moss persistence made it 2-1 in the closing minutes. Even then, it took a last gasp save from Scrabble goalkeeper Elliot Gordon to ensure that Scrabble held on to earn themselves a Cup Final appearance.
NATHAN HORWITZ MMFL DIVISION TWO CUP, sponsored by Atlantis Travel, semi-final
Lions B cruised into the final at the expense of St John’s Wood Tigers. Gideon Barnett helped himself to a hat-trick, Craig Henry chipped in with two, with Danny Schindler also on target in their 6-1 win. Steve Gold netted Tigers’ consolation. Lions will face either Marshside or EHRS in the final.
EHRS extended their lead at the top of the table thanks to a 7-1 win over Temple Fortune. Martin Seifert’s hat-trick, Adam Kern’s double and strikes from John Dubiner and Ashley Davidson sealing the win. Dean Ingram provided Fortune’s reply.