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Hendon boss David Garbacz (left) won the treble last season – and believes his side can repeat the feat this season

AS GAMES go, they don’t get much bigger than this Sunday’s Peter Morrison Cup quarter-final between Hendon United A and Norstar London Raiders A. Both teams are vying for the Premier Division title, Norstar await Hendon in the final of the Cyril Anekstein cup final – if they can see off Neasden in their semi-final, and now there’s this mouthwatering last-eight clash in the national cup competition to look forward to. Hendon boss David Garbacz has labelled the game as probably their biggest of the season, says he genuinely believes the winner will go on to win the treble, and promises that the match won’t be one for the feint hearted. While his Raiders’ counterpart Rob Richman doesn’t think the outcome of the game will be so definitive, he says he knows players from both sides are extremely excited ahead of the tie, can’t wait for it to start, and believes the tie will be a superb advert for the League. Despite Richman’s reservations, it’s hard to underestimate the importance of the result. Everyone knows what’s at stake, may the best team win.

CONGRATULATIONS go to London Lions’ Veterans side after they claimed an historic and prestigious piece of silverware at the weekend. The over-40’s swept to victory in the AFA Cup Final, beating Old Aloysians 3-0, despite having to field a depleted side. Paul Lenchner, Paul Linger and Andrew Myers netted the all-important goals, and manager Dan Jacobs was rightly proud of his side’s fantastic achievement.

HOWEVER, it wasn’t all good news coming out of Rowley Lane this weekend after the club announced that Josh Kennet is likely to miss the remainder of the season. The ex-Oxford United midfielder, who plays for the Spartans Midlands League side, damaged knee ligaments and will see him ruled out for at least a couple of months. In sparkling form this campaign having netted 15 goals in 25 matches, it goes without saying that everyone wishes him a speedy recovery.