Yasar's double fells Forest

LONDON APSA secured a close 4-3 victory in their Asian League crunch match with Forest Gate. Umair Mathur gave APSA the lead with a sweetly-struck volley from outside the box that flew into the top corner. Gate were not to be outdone and responded with a

LONDON APSA secured a close 4-3 victory in their Asian League crunch match with Forest Gate.

Umair Mathur gave APSA the lead with a sweetly-struck volley from outside the box that flew into the top corner.

Gate were not to be outdone and responded with a spectacular strike by Asif Shabbir to level the scores.

APSA came on strong in the second half as a brace from Yasar Rashid and another from Aqib put them in a commanding 4-1 lead, with just 30 minutes to play.


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Yet again Gate fought back and strikes from Hussain and Sohail set up a tense finish, but APSA just held on for the victory.

APSA's other teams RYPSA and East London Elite (ELE) were also in action in the Ilford and District League.

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ELE took on Redbridge Elite and came away with a 4-0 victory to move into second place in the Premier Division, while RYPSA beat Chingford Harriers 2-0 to occupy second position in Division Two.

APSA's first team are back in Essex Senior League action this week with a trip to fellow strugglers Barking.

The Mayesbrook Park club have under-achieved this season and are currently one place below APSA, in 15th, just seven points above bottom club Mauritius Sports.

The Blues do possess good home form though, with two wins and a draw from their four matches.

London APSA under-sevens are well underway in their season and a host of youngsters from Sandringham School joined the sessions as the year three pupils will be forming a new APSA under-eights side.

APSA are still keen to take on as many youngsters as possible and training is held at West Ham Park at 10am on Saturday mornings.

Visit www.londonapsa.co.uk for more information.

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