Willesden Constantine on course for treble

PUBLISHED: 11:08 06 April 2011



GERARD FARRELL / DZ PICTURES; TEL: 0044-7831-396-923

WILLESDEN Constantine are closing in on a hat-trick of trophies this season after defeating Rayners Lane to win the Middlesex Intermediate Cup.

Constantine overcame the Hellenic League side 2-1 in the final – and repeated that scoreline against Singh Sabha Slough to reach the Middlesex Senior Open Cup final a few days later.

The Alperton-based club are also locked in battle with Stedfast United for the Middlesex County League title, which remains the top priority, according to manager Michael Edghill.

“For me, it’s about the league and the cup we’ve already won, although we’d like to win three if we can,” said Edghill. “This is my second year and we’ve come a long way considering there were only five players when I started.

“As a player and manager, I’ve been in eight Middlesex Intermediate Cup semi-finals and two finals, so I’ve been trying to win it for a long time.

“We thoroughly deserved it because we beat top teams and some from a higher level who were used to playing under floodlights, which is something we very rarely do.”

Ashley Flanore – who is the club’s leading scorer with 26 – and Abdi Osman netted the goals in Constantine’s Middlesex Intermediate Cup triumph at Vale Farm, Wembley.

And they will be favourites to add a second trophy in the Open Cup, where they face Division One side Sandgate – surprise victors over Broadfields United – in next month’s final.

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