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Manager Dan Levy has named an attack-minded squad though North-West Neasden midfielder Marc Greene has been replaced by Chigwell Athletic’s Adam Hakimi for the clash against the Woolwich & Eltham League.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
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