Razor sharp Stolerman keeps Chigs flying high
FOOTBALL RICHARD Slater saluted striker Adam Stolerman as Chigwell Athletic maintained their unbeaten start to the Maccabi Masters League season with a 4-4 draw against title rivals North London Raiders.
Having won their first six matches, Chigwell found themselves 3-1 down with 20 minutes remaining before staging a thrilling comeback with goals from Adam Stolerman (3) and Adam Barton to lead 4-3.
Raiders, for whom Elan Ovits, Adam Harvey (2) and David Lederman registered, became the first team to take points off Chigwell this season with a late equaliser.
Slater said: “At 3-1 down I thought we were finished, but we kept going until the end.
“We had our chance to win the game, but I want to commend the boys for showing fantastic spirit and desire.
“Adam Stolerman produced a master-class that went a long way to getting us the draw.
“It’s a massive result for us. We went there determined not to get beaten, so hopefully we can keep the good run going.”
Dan Swimer (3) inspired HMH to their third win as they crushed Faithfold 5-0. Simon Ritterband and James Pincus added the gloss.
There was also a hat-trick for Scott Warren of Brady Maccabi A who accounted for Scrabble 4-1. Serge Cowan replied with a superb individual effort.
Maccabi London Lions continued their merciless march towards the Division Two title with Jason Harris, Michael Abraham and David Kyte cementing their seventh successive victory at the expense of St John’s Wood Tigers. Perry Somers notched a consolation in a 3-1 defeat for the Tigers.
EDRS Stonegrove maintained their challenge as doubles from Steve Krieger and Martin Seifert gave them a 4-1 win over Hendon Harriers. Richard Reuben pulled one back.
A last-minute strike from Phil Mayer secured a first win for Temple Fortune against Brady B.