Goodness me, what a climax to the season at Tooting Bec Common!
Battersea Casuals completed a Cup and League double in the most dramatic circumstances with a penalty shoot-out win against Brixton Tigers, who had led twice with superb strikes by Amelia Conti. Equalisers in each half from Tara Dyerson and Player of the Match Julie Scott set up the shoot-out, which Battersea won 3-2 with three Tigers kicks saved.
Poor Brixton also had the League runners up spot spirited away from them as the Red Herrings saw off a determined Franchester United 4-0. Long range efforts from Emma Booker and Carla Randall were complemented by a Louise Bishop tap-in from a magical left-wing cross and an unlucky own goal from a corner.
Meanwhile at Raynes Park the LLFL Plate went to AFC Phoenix Reserves after a wild nine-goal roller coaster ride against Milton Rovers. A hat-trick for Milton's Amanda O'Neil was not enough as Phoenix rounded off a day of trophy tumult with four for Rachel Vickers taking her to runner-up leading goalcorer..
So, what does that all mean? Please visit the League table page for full final standings, the Goalscorers page to view a full(ish) list of markswomen and the Stats page for some stats.
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION: SOUTH LONDON SCORERS
One final shout out please for South London's goal scorers for the Cup game v Brixton on 29 January (one goal in a 1-2 defeat) and the 2-3 league defeat v Milton Rovers a week later. "Complete" Goalscorers sounds so much better than "Mostly Complete", don't you think?
Thank you all for contributing to another exciting season. The lousy winter made it tough to get it all played but we did it. Congratulations to Battersea for their first double, to the Red Herrings and Brixton for running them so close and to AFC Phoenix for lifting the Plate. Thanks also to Franchester United, Milton Rovers and South London for keeping it friendly and fun and preserving the LLFL spirit of being about playing. Thanks to all of our referees, to supporters who came along to watch and particular thanks to Kat and Brixton for their assistance in hiring pitches.
No thanks to this ratbag, who did his best to mess things up...
Anyone fancy another season?
Pete & Grub, 21 April 2013
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