Caro’s col­umn

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT -

My emo­tions are all over the place af­ter Brix­ton Old Boys B suf­fered their eighth straight de­feat in all com­pe­ti­tions with bo­gey team Scrab­ble tak­ing our scalp for the third time this sea­son.

With the sides dead­locked af­ter 70 min­utes, Scrab­ble su­per­sub Jeremy Korn­hauser popped up with three late strikes, rem­i­nis­cent of exLiver­pool favourite ‘Rocket’ Ron­nie Rosen­thal who scored quick­fire hat­tricks for Liver­pool and Spurs dur­ing the 1990s.

On Sun­day, we have a rel­e­ga­tion six-pointer against a Rapid Banta A team who are start­ing to pick up. It is a must-win game for Brix­ton, who have failed to score in their last two out­ings and net­ted just seven times in 10 games. We seem to be sink­ing faster than the Ti­tanic!

I have had sev­eral of­fers from other clubs dur­ing the sea­son but am de­ter­mined to show my loy­alty and help Brix­ton avoid the drop. Back-to-back rel­e­ga­tions would be dif­fi­cult to stom­ach af­ter I went down with Faith­fold B last term.

An­other match de­serves spe­cial men­tion for dif­fer­ent rea­sons. When the league was set up, or­gan­is­ers must have dreamt of con­tests such as the Di­vi­sion 3 con­test be­tween Red Sea and Holy Mount Zion. Sadly the weather was dis­tinctly unIs­rael-like in dark­est En­field.

Tem­ple For­tune cel­e­brated two mile­stones last week­end. Si­mon Allen be­came their 14th player to notch up 200 ap­pear­ances. Allen joined the club in 1997 and has since cap­tained the team and won sev­eral club awards. Chair­man Nigel Kyte, a re­spected Lon­don FA of­fi­cial, took charge of his 2000th match. He has al­ready ref­er­eed an as­ton­ish­ing 70 games since mid-July and looks set to sur­pass his record of 101 matches.

Mon­tana Boca United A play­er­chair­man Ray­mond Har­rod has started train­ing af­ter re­cov­er­ing from a dis­lo­cated knee. Lon­don Mac­cabi Li­ons util­ity player Scott Levy will also re­turn af­ter 14 weeks out with an an­kle in­jury.

In pro­fes­sional sport it is worth point­ing out that Modi’in High School, lo­cated mid­way be­tween Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, have pro­duced a trio of Is­raeli su­per­stars in the form of foot­ballers Ben Sa­har and Toto Ta­muz, and fe­male ten­nis star Sha­har Peer.

There is a full JC MSFL pro­gramme sched­uled this week­end but the top game takes place on Wed­nes­day night at Win­gate & Finch­ley’s Abra­hams Sta­dium when the JC MSFL rep team start the defence of the Lon­don In­ter-League Tro­phy.

Man­ager Dan Levy has named an at­tack-minded squad though North-West Neas­den mid­fielder Marc Greene has been re­placed by Chigwell Ath­letic’s Adam Hakimi for the clash against the Wool­wich & Eltham League. See Danny Caro’s week­end round-up on Email him at dan­ny­

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