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The Jewish Chronicle - - Sport - BYDANNYCARO


Brix­ton Old Boys A will be play­ing Premier Di­vi­sion foot­ball next sea­son af­ter pip­ping Norstar A to the run­ners-up spot in Di­vi­sion One with a 6-1 de­mo­li­tion of Red­bridge Jewish Care B.

John Nitka’s men needed to win the game to leapfrog Norstar to the sec­ond pro­mo­tion slot and they made no mis­take against a de­pleted Red­bridge team, with a dom­i­nant sec­ond­half dis­play do­ing the trick at En­field Play­ing Fields.

J a mie K e n t smashed home the opener fol­low­ing a de­fence-split­ting pass from Rob Her­shkorn.

The goal calmed Brix­ton’s nerves and they took to­tal con­trol of the game, play­ing some de­light­ful foot­ball. Alon Her­shkorn added two quick­fire strikes be­fore his brother, Rob, re­peated the feat. Sub­sti­tute Michael Pos­ner fin­ished the j o b 1 5 min­utes from time.

Red­bridge’s grabbed a late con­so­la­tion through Richie Caplin.

Brix­ton boss John Nitka said: “We didn’t get go­ing in a very ner­vous first 45 min­utes, but the sec­ond half was a dif­fer­ent

s t o r y . Our mid­field of Ben Wein­berg, Ge­orge Fier­stone and James Kaye con­trolled the game. A mas­sive thank-you to my play­ers and we can now look for­ward to next sea­son.

“We have had a fan­tas­tic year, fin­ish­ing off with back-to-back pro­mo­tions from Di­vi­sion Two into the Pre­mier­ship, just as I’d pre­dicted.”

RJC boss Stir­ling Kay com­mented: “We promised Norstar we would do ev­ery thing pos­si­ble to win this game and the 10 play­ers who played in the first half were su­perb.

“This has ended up be­ing a very dis­ap­point­ing sea­son which started so well.”


Cap­tain Rob Her­shkorn leads the cel­e­bra­tions

Brix­ton go in search of goals

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