Search

Poplar Legends storm to Inner London Football League title

PUBLISHED: 16:00 18 July 2018

Poplar Legends pose for the camera (Pic: Emdad Rahman)

Poplar Legends pose for the camera (Pic: Emdad Rahman)

Archant

Poplar Legends have pipped Sylhet FC in the race for the Inner London Football League 40 years plus championship.

Sylhet had to win convincingly to take home the title but a rugged defensive display from Poplar saw the title go home to E14.

The latest round of games was the title decider as both Poplar Legends and Sylhet Fc battled it out at full pelt.

Although Pervez Chowdhury’s side created many chances Poplar held off the onslaught to be crowned the champions of season 2 by three points.

The veterans league which takes place every Monday 8pm to 10pm at Stepney Green 4G also saw Poplar Legends, who boasted celebrated veterans such as Stepney legend Forid Ahmed, Jowel Miah, Khalis Miah, Anwar, Hamid Yusuf, Runu Miah, Nazrul, Shuhel, Rahul, Masud Miah and Rekhon Ali finish the season unbeaten and take the title.

ILFL vice chair Rashid Ai said: “As expected it was a very high tempo end to end game with lot of chances for both sides.

“There was lot of spectators and we all shared the view that it was hard to tell these were all 40 years plus players.

“Once again credit to all the teams that participated - Poplar Legends, Sylhet FC, CAG, Newark, G7 and Riverside.”

Victorious Poplar manager Shofiqul Islam added: “The forty plus League is a means of keeping individuals still engaged in football which in turn keeps them active, fit and enjoy a social gathering.

“I’m proud my team and the consistency they showed throughout to finish unbeaten.”

Season three will commence at the end of August.

Visit www.ilfl.org for more information.

Latest East London Sports News

12:37

Great Britain’s men were defeated 2-0 by Australia while the GB women fell to a 3-0 loss in the latest FIH Pro League double header in Perth.

Jay Simpson set to make second debut for O’s and 100th appearance for the club

Yesterday, 13:00

Wesst Ham United can enjoy having a Saturday off this weekend with no game scheduled for the east Londoners following their early exit from the FA Cup.

Yesterday, 10:00

Tower Hamlets manager AJ Ashanike is looking forward to coming up against his former club Ilford under the Friday night lights.

Yesterday, 09:00

The former Brighton & Hove Albion ace praised the professionalism of players like Harrold and Lawless

Thu, 18:00

A round-up of the latest results from match involved Wapping Hockey Club teams

Thu, 17:00

Coverage of Wheelchair Basketball Premier League game to reach millions of homes across country

Thu, 16:00

East London’s women set up a meeting with Jersey in the cup after a 2-0 win over Burnt Ash.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Are you a landlord looking for a fixed rental income, paid whether the property is empty or not? Steve Westley, general manager at estate agents Elliot Leigh, explains their Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it takes the stress out of letting your property.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists