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Lee Valley Lions coach Alley admits it’s going to be a tough season

PUBLISHED: 10:00 06 September 2017

Lee Valley Lions huddle on the bench (Pic: Phil Hutchinson)

Lee Valley Lions huddle on the bench (Pic: Phil Hutchinson)

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Lee Valley Lions coach George Alley admits this could be his side’s toughest season yet ahead of their 2017/18 campaign.

The Lions will be facing the likes of Chelmsford Chieftains, Oxford City Stars, Bracknell and Solent Devils after all four clubs decided to drop down into NIHL South Two this off-season.

The green and blue outfit suffered a 12-0 defeat to one of their former rivals Streatham in a pre-season friendly, but Alley is keen to tackle the new challenges.

“I’m cautiously optimistic about what the season will bring,” Alley said.

“This will probably be the toughest season the Lions have had since reforming but we should embrace the challenge.

“There’s so much competition and the widely predicted top six teams all have a lot of depth in their squads, and every team has at least one player who can turn a game on its head.”

Lee Valley start their league campaign away from home against rivals Haringey Huskies on September 16.

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