Brawl­ing ri­vals draw

Chigwell Ath­letic A................................1 Lon­don Mac­cabi Li­ons A........................1

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BY RICHARD JAYE

THREE PLAY­ERS were dis­missed in six sec­ond-half min­utes as de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Lon­don Mac­cabi Li­ons A main­tained their un­beaten JC Mac­cabi pre­mier di­vi­sion record in an ill-tem­pered en­counter at Peter May Sports Ground.

Chigwell right-back Craig Sandford was first to re­ceive his march­ing or­ders on 82 min­utes for a two-footed lunge on Li­ons striker and last sea­son’s player of the year Mike Pear­son.

Team­mate Richard Slater and Li­ons’ Ricky Ken­net fol­lowed six min­utes later af­ter a mass brawl sparked by a con­fronta­tion be­tween Slater and Motti Col­man. Slater was show a straight red for kick­ing out at Col­man while the Li­ons player was dis­missed for his part in the melee.

Chigwell forged ahead, some­what against the run of play, on 16 min­utes when man-of-the-match Adam Hakimi headed home Sam Rosen­thal’s cor­ner.

The home side started to dom­i­nate, Steve Sum­mers and Rus­sell Brill threat­en­ing from dis­tance.

Back came Li­ons, Lee Bib­ring and Pear­son test­ing Chigwell keeper James Swead shortly af­ter the restart.

Li­ons con­tin­ued to press and were fi­nally re­warded on 78 min­utes, Adam Myeroff con­vert­ing Aviel Sch­warz’s free-kick.

Li­ons boss Eilon Ken­net re­flected on a “dis­ap­point­ing per­for­mance”.

“We haven’t played for six weeks and it cer­tainly showed,” he told JC Sport. “We bat­tled hard and never gave up.”

Chigwell man­ager Steven Reit­er­bund said: “We would have taken a draw be­fore the game, but, on re­flec­tion, we have re­alised that you must take your chances against a good team like Li­ons.”

Chigwell Ath­letic A: James Swead, Sandford,

John Swead), Brill

Lon­don Mac­cabi Li­ons A: Davis, Col­man,

son, Bib­ring

Rosen­thal, Hakimi, Cas­tle, Sum­mers, Slater, Wit-

zen­feld, Su­gar­man (sub: Shafron), Raven (sub:

Gor­don (sub: Field­grass) Myeroff, Glass, Lew,

Gra­ham (sub: Madanes) Ken­net, Sch­warz, Pear-

Photo: David Katz

Chigwell’s Danny Su­gar­man (left) bat­tles with Li­ons’ Aviel Sch­warz

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