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Shoreditch wrap up ILFL Division 2

Emdad Rahman

IN THEIR DEBUT SEASON in the Inner London Football League (ILFL) Shoreditch FC have made their mark by storming to the Division 2 championship. 

Sayed Miah’s men controlled the League from the beginning, and the winning formula was based very much on a measly back line which conceded the least number of goals in all three divisions.

The team itself is made up of a group of friends who used to play 11 a side football together in their youth and reunited to play football once a week. The Reds have also faced and overcame adversity after midfielder Mohammed Abu Thahir (Shahin) suffered a heart attack at Mabley Green in week three.

Shoreditch wrapped up the League with a couple of matches to spare, and in the penultimate game it was poetic that man of the match Shahin returned to the fold to inspire a 1-0 win over Riverside B with a last minute winner from top scorer Abdul Salam.

Manager Sayed Miah said, “This was actually a season of consolidation for us to enable us to find our feet. But we hit the deck running and have won a lot of games by a solitary goal. What has pleased me is how disciplined we have been in protecting a lead and not conceding and losing momentum. Nothing beats winning and we look ahead to next season with great excitement.”

Squad list:
Mohammed Alam
Mizanur Monawari
Taj Mohammed
Jomir Ullah
Dovir Miah
Sadiq Khan
Mohammed A Thahir
Kobir Choudhury
Md Sayad Uddin
Abdus Salam
Abdul Majid
Hafizur Rahman
Hanif Patel
Turon Miah
Abdul Quaim
Sayed Miah
Sumon Chodhury
Mohammed Amran Ali

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