Rose becomes Lions’ youngest ever scorer

Rose becomes Lions’ youngest ever scorer

Andrew Sherwood is the Jewish News Sport and Community Editor

by Andrew Sherwood

Alex Rose became the youngest ever player to score in a London Lions first team as he netted in their 5-0 win over Hatfield Social in the Herts County Premier Division at the weekend.


Herts Senior County League Premier Division:
London Lions 5 Hatfield Social 0
Saturday, 5 March, 2016


The 16-year-old made his debut for the club a couple of weeks ago and capped off an impressive performance by finding the back of the net. Max Kyte helped himself to a hat-trick, with Austin Lipman also on target.

Lions coach Darren Yarlett said: “I’m absolutely delighted for Alex. He only turned sixteen in December and has already scored his first senior goal. I’ve been working with him for nearly two seasons now with the Under 16’s and his attitude is excellent, he always wants to train, always wants to learn and never complains, and that’s why he was invited in to train with us.

“The first team have been unfortunate with injuries over the last month, but Alex has been able to grab an opportunity and has played a part in the last three games which we have won. As long as he keeps level headed he will do well. It’s a bright future with many of the squad aged 22 and under.”

Meanwhile, the Garston Masters side are through to their second cup final of the season after they beat Colney Heath 4-0..

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