Lions roar through to last 16 of Cup

Lions roar through to last 16 of Cup

Two goals from Josh Kennet helped the Rowley Lane side beat Broadfields in the Aubrey Cup.

Andrew Sherwood is the Jewish News Sport and Community Editor

London Lions negotiated a tricky away tie at Broadfields to secure their place in the last 16 of the Aubrey Cup.

Playing on a difficult surface against physical opponents, Lions had to be at their most determined to secure their berth in the next round of a competition the club is yet to win.

Josh Kennet was in inspired form, and his dipping free-kick from 20 yards angled beyond the home goalkeeper to give Lions a first-half lead.

David Myers in the Lions goal had to be at his best to repel the aerial threat from Broadfields and it took until after half-time for them to net a deserved second, when Charlie Kasler and Kennet combined brilliantly to set up top-scorer James Gershfield who made no mistake,

Broadfields weren’t done however, and they pulled one back with 10 minutes to go after Jake Rinsler conceded a penalty, but it was left to Kennet to cap the victory with a spectacular goal when he caught the Broadfields goalkeeper out of his area, before lobbing him from 45 yards to seal the win.

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