Punjab take first Timms Cup

PUNJAB UNITED were the first winners of the Stephen Timms Cup held at London APSA last weekend. Eight teams took part in the event named after the East Ham MP in Redbridge, with Wolverhampton-based side Punjab United the winners, after they beat Newham si

PUNJAB UNITED were the first winners of the Stephen Timms Cup held at London APSA last weekend.

Eight teams took part in the event named after the East Ham MP in Redbridge, with Wolverhampton-based side Punjab United the winners, after they beat Newham side Forest Gate.

The beaten finalists won all three of their group matches to set up a sem-final clash with Asianos.

Troy Hewitt netted the only strike, as they earned a 1-0 win, to take on Punjab, who had netted five against Walthamstow Redstar.


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The final was an excellent match, as Hewitt gave Gate an early lead.

United soon levelled though, and went ahead before the break.

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They came out strongly in the second half too, making it 3-1, but Farhan responded for Gate with a fine lob to reduce the deficit to just one.

Try as they might, Gate couldn't break through again, and United were crowned champions.

APSA club secretary, Zabir Bashir, said: "It was an excellent tournament with a high calibre of players and some excellent team play.

"I'm very pleased with the way things went.

"I'm hopeful we will progress this competition next year, to make it even bigger and better than this time.

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