Lemsford spot on against Leopards

PUBLISHED: 10:34 13 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:13 26 October 2009

CHAMPIONS-elect Lemsford Under-11s kept their interest in the Mid Herts Rural Minors League Shield alive on Saturday. The Division Two leaders beat Panshanger Yellows Leopards at Rowans School. Both teams competed hard in all areas of the pitch without c

CHAMPIONS-elect Lemsford Under-11s kept their interest in the Mid Herts Rural Minors League Shield alive on Saturday.

The Division Two leaders beat Panshanger Yellows Leopards at Rowans School.

Both teams competed hard in all areas of the pitch without converting any chances until just before the interval.

Henry Porter then hit a high ball towards the top of the net.

Keeper Gerry Armitt could only fingertip away into the path of Ben Demont, who hit a low shot goalwards.

Sam Robson followed the ball in over the line but gave the goal to Demont.

Robson looped a ball over the Leopards defenders two minutes later for James Harrison to control and beat the keeper in a one-on-one.

A two-goal lead never looked comfortable and Leopards put the pressure right back on Lemsford when Jack Costa knocked one in for them midway through the second half.

The final five minutes seemed to last an age for Lemsford, who withstood several corners and had one Leopards' shot headed against the crossbar and away by captain Alistair Davey.

There was a further scare when Lemsford keeper Adam Williams stood tall and denied a Panshanger striker who was through on goal after a rare lapse by the defence.

This was another great team performance by Lemsford with defender Robert Flowerday selected as man of the match.

The team now prepares for the final against John Warner Blues on Sunday, April 27 at St Margaretsbury FC.


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