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Jamie’s the star as Tigers are roaring!

PUBLISHED: 12:03 12 February 2009 | UPDATED: 12:35 11 August 2010

ON THE SLIDE . . . Old Edwardians (in black & yellow) and Lions Athletic battle for the ball during their muddy Independent Sunday League encounter that ended in a 2-2 draw.

ON THE SLIDE . . . Old Edwardians (in black & yellow) and Lions Athletic battle for the ball during their muddy Independent Sunday League encounter that ended in a 2-2 draw.

London & City Airport League Dortmund 0 Upney Tigers 5 UPNEY TIGERS moved further ahead at the top of Division Two as they brushed aside a defiant Dortmund team. Tigers are now five points clear of Carling Park, but the side currently in second remain

London & City Airport League

Dortmund 0

Upney Tigers 5

UPNEY TIGERS moved further ahead at the top of Division Two as they brushed aside a defiant Dortmund team.

Tigers are now five points clear of Carling Park, but the side currently in second remain favourites to lift the title, as they have not dropped a point yet and now have four games in hand.

With Upney applying the pressure from the off, they soon went ahead as striker Terry Hayes broke free to slot under the Dortmund goalkeeper.

Advantage

The second goal came soon after as the Dortmund defence stopped, waiting for an offside decision that never came, and midfielder Jamie Pooley took advantage by coming from deep to slot into an empty net.

If Dortmund had scored first in the second half it would have set the game up for a close encounter, but Upney's man of the match Pooley ended it as a contest when he picked the ball up just inside his own half and smashed it home from outside the box.

Strikers Aaron Medhurst and Gavin Beard made it a convincing 5-0 win, while Pooley pulled all the strings in midfield.

Upney Tigers: Luckings, Clark, Smith, Richman, Regan, Beard, Morris, Luby, Mills, Adu Poku, Orwell, Springer, Hayes, Pooley, Medhurst.

Valence United 3 Lakeview 0

VALENCE UNITED crushed Lakeview in fine style at the weekend to secure the points and keep their Division Two promotion hopes alive.

Despite having to field a weaker than normal team due to injuries Valence were too strong for their opponents and cruised to victory.

Lee O'Driscoll netted a pearler to open the scoring while Sam Hilmi scored two great goals to seal a fine win.

Valence United: Fitzgerald, Sprent, Crellin, Hazel, Hole, Alexander, Lewis, Gayle, O'Driscoll, Hilmi, Guichu, Howell, Quinn, Breedon, Mason.

Independent

Sunday League

Old Edwardians 2

Lions Athletic 2

TABLE-topping Old Edwardians took on Lions Athletic at a muddy Hainault Rec on Sunday and honours ended even as the sides shared four goals to take a point each.

The encounter was played in a good spirit, which wasn't a surprise as Old Edwardians won the Essex County FA's Sportsmanship Fair Play Trophy last season.

It was a surprise, however, when Lions took an early lead through Tony Oldfields, but Edwardians battled well, trying to play good football, and keep the ball on the floor, despite the sticky surface.

They were rewarded with an equaliser before half time when a mix-up allowed Andy Bezant in to net.

Lions roared back and took the game to Edwardians in the second half and they deservedly regained the lead for a second time when Steve Petchey pounced to score.

Lions should have gone on to win the match but, despite dominating for long periods, it was Fran Wilson who equalised for the Old Boys.

A quick counter-attack saw the ball whipped in from the right wing, through a bundle of players, and into Wilson's path and he gleefully poked the ball home to earn Old Edwardians a share of the spoils.


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