Five-star Freed fires FC to the top
JC MSFL A man-of-the-match display from Darren Freed helped FC Team B go joint-top of Division Four after a nine-goal thriller.
An entertaining affair saw the hosts surge into a three-goal lead. Central midfielder Jon Fisher claimed a bizarre opener after his surging run ended with a cross which flew into the net.
The goal gave the hosts belief and the second soon followed. Hendon were unable to deal with a corner and Emile Ben-Atar struck home a ferocious half volley.
Freed set up goal number three with Adam Goldsmith sliding home.
The visitors were given a glimmer of hope on the stroke of half time when Eyal Taylor netted from close range.
As the second half started both teams knew that the next goal was crucial. Another precise corner from Freed was converted by player-manager Adam Newsome.
Freed showed his finishing prowess when, played through by Adam Rones, he rifled his shot into the top corner.
Believing the game was won, FC Team lettheirfootoffthegasasHendonmade a game of it. They claimed the goal of the game when Taylor’s corner was met by an overhead kick from Hersh.
Hendon dominated the last 20 minutes. Hersh tapped a free-kick into the path of Zvi Noe who side-footed home from 20 yards. Noe set up a grandstand finish with a long-range effort but FC Team held on for the points and move joint-top alongside their A team.
FC Team’s Michael Marks told Sport: “We were disappointed to let Hendon back in the game but a win is a win and we go home happy.” Hendon’s Zvi Noe said: “If we started the way we finished it would have been a different result. There is a long way to go and we are still in the race.”
FC Team’s Darren Freed ( in yellow) tangles with Hendon’s Daniel Minsky