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The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BYANDREWPENTOL

GLEN­THORNE UNITED boss Ian Co­hen saluted his play­ers af­ter a soli­tary ef­fort from David Os­sack helped to clinch a re­turn to the JC Mac­cabi League Pre­mier Di­vi­sion elite at the first time of ask­ing.

The East Lon­don­ers now re­quire just two points from their re­main­ing two matches to se­cure the ti­tle.

Af­ter beat­ing their clos­est ri­vals, an elated Co­hen said: “It was a nail-bit­ing con­test set­tled by one of those goals that feel won­der­ful when they go in. Ev­ery­body to a man was ab­so­lutely mag­nif­i­cent and if you look back over the sea­son we def­i­nitely de­serve to be where we are. My boys have been fan­tas­tic through­out and proved the doubters wrong. Our club has a great his­tory and we are fi­nally back where we feel we be­long.”

A tight con­test of few chances was fi­nally set­tled on 79 min­utes when Os­sack out­jumped Mon­tana keeper Ben Law to head home a Lewis Walker cross which was flicked on by Dan Cooper. Mon­tana play­ers and sup­port­ers were un­happy with the ref­eree’s de­ci­sion to al­low the goal as they thought Os­sack had im­peded Law.

Os­sack said: “I am not famed for my brav­ery or head­ing so don’t re­ally know how I man­aged to score. We be­lieve we have been the best team Di­vi­sion One this sea­son.”

The vis­i­tors briefly threat­ened but the hosts who were cre­at­ing the bet­ter chances. Os­sack came close to scor­ing a sec­ond but was de­nied by Law.

Mon­tana b o s s Marc Zied­man re­mainedup­beat:“Five points from our fi­nal three games should clinch pro­mo­tion.”

Ian Co­hen

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