Old Meadonians win second trophy

Unique treble still a possibility as Meads take London Old Boys' Senior Cup

Two weeks ago Old Meadonians first team won the Amateur Football Alliance Middlesex Senior Cup by beating Winchmore Hill 2-0 at the Civil Service ground.

On Tuesday the 8th April they beat Old Ignations at Wingate Finchley Stadium 4-2 to win the London Old Boys’ Senior Cup and now face a run in of seven games in their bid to achieve a unique triple by taking the first ever Premiership title of the newly formed Amateur Football Combination.

The unsung hero of Tuesday’s game was striker Colin Hawkins with his selfless and pacey running up front which was a major factor in drawing Ignation’s sting. For three quarters of the normal game he and co-striker Steve Bowring provided Meads’ with a ready outlet as the Chiswick side struggled to find their form. On twenty minutes, hesitation in Meads’ defence allowed Ignations to take a soft lead against the run of play.

It took them until fifteen minutes of full time to draw level through central defender Len Wapshott. Skipper Steve Kearney then smashed them ahead from a narrow angle only to see poor work at the back concede the lead in the dying seconds. In extra time Meads came into their own with two pieces of individual magic. First sub Danny Bond beat four men in a mazy run from forty yards out and fed Jack Costello whose shot screamed into the far corner. Then central defender Dave Butler ran through from halfway and dipped the ball over the goalie from the edge of the area.

Team: Kris Sayers, Dan Salanson, (Danny Bond), Dave Butler, Len Wapshott, Lovell), Dermott Jordan, Jack Costello, Ben Fox, (Pete Lovell), Steve Kearney, Steve Bowring, (Ezra Chapman), Colin Hawkins.

If you feel you would like to be a member of this progressive and friendly club why not get in touch with chairman David Tyler on OMFCSlipper@aol.com or visit their website www.omfc.co.uk

April 9th , 2003

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