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Gants Hill crowned Champions League Cup

PUBLISHED: 12:00 12 February 2018

Gants Hill pose for the camera (Pic: Emdad Rahman)

Gants Hill pose for the camera (Pic: Emdad Rahman)

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Gants Hill FC won The Champions League Cup on another pulsating night of football as they overcame Mile End FC 3-2 to complete the league and cup double in their debut season.

Having snatched the league title last week on goal difference from Mile End, the two teams came face to face in the cup final as Mile End looked to end the season on a high and win the cup for the second season running.

However, their opponents were not to be undone and despite being pegged back to 2-2 they eventually scored the all important winner through Mus who had another productive night in front of goal.

Midway through the first half, Samir opened the scoring for Gants Hill as he was played in delightfully with just the keeper to beat and he made no mistake from just outside the box to put Gants Hill 1-0 up.

As Mile End looked to regroup, they fell behind to a second goal just before the half time whistle as Mus continued his excellent scoring form to put Gants Hill in the driving seat.

With Mile End still looking to really test Abrar in the Gants Hill goal, they decided to change things around in the second half and put Lee up front to try and find goals to turn this game around.

The move seemed to be a stroke of genius from manager Hussain as Mile End hit back early in the second half through Shah who finished neatly past Abrar with their first real attack on goal to halve the deficit.

Mile End were now in the ascendency and Naz scored an excellent second shrugging off Haider to draw the game level and leave the Gants Hill players and supporters stunned.

Gants Hill’s prolific goal scorer Mus who cheekily chipped onrushing keeper Mus to put Gants Hill in the lead once again.

As the Mile End players tried their best to pull something back from the remaining time left, a quick free kick from Charles in the dying moments of the game ricocheted off a Gants Hill defender as they dug deep to preserve their lead.

Earlier in the evening Newham Generals won The Champions League Shield after defeating Forest Gate.


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