National delight for L’Equipe
FOOTBALL NICK Stern insists L’Equipe’s Peter Morrison Trophy giant-killing over first division Los Blancos was no fluke.
Two goals from defender Richard Alexander, including a late winner, plus one apiece from Jon Kay and Stern inspired L’Equipe to a 4-3 victory. Jono Gaon, Alex Lewis and Adam Hersh were the marksmen for Blancos.
L’Equipe boss Nick Stern commented: “I was extremely proud of the 12 warriors on the pitch. We wanted it more than our opponents and this showed through the result.”
Blancos boss Jonathan Ison said: “There were not too many positives from the game. We were not at the races. It looked like no-one fancied a trip up to Manchester in a future round, so they just threw the towel in.”
Mitch Young said FC Team B were at their ruthless best as they progressed 3-1 against Maccabi London Lions B courtesy of a hat-trick from Richard Salmon. Charlie Reuben replied.
Team boss Mitch Young said: “I’m extremely pleased with the performance and the result. We were well organised, disciplined and very effective in our attacking play.”
Alex Elf, Will Ufland and Oli Nathan edged North London Raiders C past HMH Old Boys 3-2. Dominic Feldman and Adam Abadi struck for HMH
NLR’s David Domb commented: “HMH were a real credit to their football club. They played the game in the right way and were unlucky to be on the losing side.”
HMH boss Avi Goldberg said: “We had approximately 75 per cent of possession and 25 chances compared to five from Raiders. On another day it would have been a rout. We battered them.”