London Tigers lift Veterans League Cup
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League champions Weavers beaten in final
Normal service was resumed as London Tigers celebrated lifting The Veterans League Cup after beating league champions Weavers 3-1 in an entertaining finale to the winter season.
With the morale boosting win Tigers gained revenge on Weavers FC after the Whitechapel-based outfit had pipped them to The Veterans League title.
It takes Tigers tally to a record five wins in the competition and came after they had stamped their authority on the game right from the start.
A brace from Abdul Wahid in between another from Tarik Ellekhlifi saw the Tangerines to their triumph, while Weavers looked laboured as after winning three trophies in the last eight months this was one game too many for Atiqur Rahman’s battlers.
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Three crisp finishes from Tigers saw Mesba Ahmed’s side win the final trophy of the winter league, with centre-back Abdal Ahmed playing the whole game nursing an injury after breaking his ribs whilst playing for Shadwell against Barnados in the Veterans Summer League a week ago.
He said: “We were deeply disappointed to lose The Veterans League to Weavers who are a team that have toppled opponents with their grit and spirit.
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“They have made many friends with their recent football heroics and we were determined to halt their winning streak.
“Tonight was about control and expressing ourselves. Our finishing was spot on and I think on the night we were deserved winners. Hard luck to Weavers. They have been great ambassadors for senior football at this level.”