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Tiger troubles go sadly hand in hand with North Greenford's relegation

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No go: Tigers in action(Image: Ying Pan Wu)

London Tigers sank deeper into the Spartan Premier mire with a 5-1 home defeat to second bottom Holmer Green on Monday.

The visitors closed the gap to just three points in a shambolic defeat that had only Jabir Laraba’s consolation strike to show for it.

Before that, Hesham Benmansour’s hit likewise proved a little too late in a 2-1 reverse at Wembley FC that sees Tigers only three points off the relegation slots.

Meanwhile, It was a bit of joy and a lot of despair for North Greenford United on Easter Monday.

Young Charlie Mitchell rolled away the stone of expectation when he netted early in the second half for the game’s only goal against derby rivals Northwood.

Down: North Greenford (blue) are relegated

But elsewhere, the one side NGU wanted to lose won. Beaconsfield party pooped the slim hope United could escape the drop from Southern Division One Central, and now only a mathematical miracle can save the Berkeley Fields side from non-league step five next term.

Mitchell’s snap shot from the edge of the box was acrobatically turned over. But six minutes later, he got a second bite of the cherry with a sweet half volley that thrashed the underside of the bar and in - but all to no avail.

In a now familiar look to their campaign, Hanwell Town won one and lost one over the weekend.

The topsy-turvy team scored a handsome 4-0 away win at Aylesbury United on Saturday that included two apiece for Bill Healey and Eoin Casey.

On Monday, Healey bagged his 99th goal for the club. Had he registered a ton, Potters Bar Town would be only looking at a point rather than all three as they came from behind to win 2-1, and leave Hanwell marooned in mid table.

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