I’m back be­tween the sticks, and I’ve never felt more at home

The Jewish Chronicle - - Sport -

It was out of the fry­ing pan and into the fire on sun­day as I played for my third new team in the space of three weeks. since join­ing North Lon­don Raiders, I have rep­re­sented their Mas­ters and B teams. Last week­end, I de­buted for the a team, who play in the JC MsFL Divi­sion one. they had made a poor start to the sea­son with no wins in five.

Man­ager adam Fe­gan has had his work cut out with a young squad ham­pered by in­con­sis­tency as a large chunk of them are out of Lon­don at uni­ver­sity.

I helped them claim a sur­prise 5-1 victory and re­ceived a warm wel­come from the team, with adam wel­com­ing “the most fa­mous goal­keeper in Jewish foot­ball”.

Brady’s Josh Rosen­field did his Jimmy Bullard im­pres­sion as the teams Mon­tana Boca united. they tried to turn on the mind games when they en­ter­tained the leaders North west Neas­den a — us­ing the small­est pitch with the long­est grass at south ox­hey.

when you are bat­tling at the foot of the ta­ble, it’s worth try­ing any­thing in a bid to get your op­po­nents to lose their fo­cus.

un­like wim­ble­don in the 1980s, I’m pleased to say that they did not go as far as re­mov­ing the light­bulbs or turn­ing off the ra­di­a­tors in the Neas­den chang­ing room. But the thought prob­a­bly en­tered their minds.

when you are strug­gling and doubts have been raised over your po­si­tion, what is the last game you want? Red­bridge away. But that is what lies in store for Lions a and man­ager andy My­ers this week­end.

the for­mer win­gate cap­tain is start­ing to feel the heat as his squad has failed to build on the foun­da­tions set by Ben win­ston and Eilon Ken­net over the past few sea­sons.

I have no doubt that RJC will be right up for this one. they beat the Lions at home a cou­ple of years ago, un­der win­ston and Ken­net, and I can see My­ers and co happy to come away with a draw.

Cam­den Park and Faith­fold B will try again af­ter their orig­i­nal Peter Mor­ri­son tro­phy pre­lim­i­nary round tie was post­poned as they had no ref­eree.

and there are a cou­ple of matches that see op­po­nents from last week meet­ing again. Raiders a host Brady, while in Divi­sion three, ti­tle hope­fuls FC team a and L’Equipe also do bat­tle a sec­ond time.

two mouth-wa­ter­ing games are in store when south­gate Har­men a en­ter­tain North Lon­don Raiders B in Divi­sion two while Hen­don Hawks take on wood­ford wan­der­ers in the fourth.

For­mer win­gate & Finch­ley player Danny Berg is on his third club this sea­son af­ter join­ing Il­ford.

Bergy started the sea­son at the abra­hams sta­dium be­fore mov­ing to Pot­ters Bar. He im­pressed while play­ing against Il­ford and was snapped up.

He said: “I’ve played the last few games and it’s go­ing well.” See Danny Caro’s week­end roundup at thejc.com Now see Danny Caro’s blog at http://com­mu­nity.thejc.com/ blogs/danny-caro/

Email dannycaro@thejc.com

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