Strength in depth key for Redbridge
FOOTBALL “IT is sometimes when you are in adversity that you learn about your squad and today was one of those days.” Those were the words of Redbridge Jewish Care boss Jon Jacobs after his team marched into the third round of the Peter Morrison Trophy following a 3-0 victory at Manchester Maccabi 2nd.
AtoweringheaderfromJordanSapler put a makeshift RJC team ahead before second-half strikes from Scott Oldstein and Danny Berg added the gloss.
MaccabibossGregLoucacommended histeamfor“abattlingperformance”.He said:“Wewererightinthegamewithout ever creating any meaningful chances. But we never caved in and fought until the end.”
Harmen were given a late scare by South Manchester Sports before progressing 4-3 thanks to doubles from Adam Arnold and James Gershfield.
Joint-manager Joe Marsh said: “The scoreline doesn’t really do us justice as we dominated the majority of the game.”
South’s Toby Levy disagreed: “Dominant and comfortable isn’t exactly how the game went. I think that is a slightly blinkered view of the game, made clear by the fact that we felt hard done by and did enough to win the tie.”
Bobby Abrams fired a four-goal salvo as Oakwood B destroyed Catford & BromleyMaccabi 5-1. Dan Ash completed the rout.
Dan Kristall insists Oakwood A have room for improvement following a 4-0 success over Boca Jewniors.
BobbieCousins,SamCantor,JoshRose andKyleBentwoodeasedthemthrough. But joint-manager Kristall said: “Our composure in front of goal and our final ball must improve, especially against the teams around us in the league.”
Mitch Young was critical of FC Team B’s defending in the 3-2 defeat against FC Team A. Richard Salmon and Adam Rones registered for the B’s.
A sublime free-kick from Will Ufland steered North London Raiders C through at the expense of L’Equipe. Oliver Telvi’s opener for NLR had been cancelled out by James Mandell.
Ricky Lawrence admitted “everything clicked” for SPEC FC after they crushed Division One rivals Brady Maccabi 6-0. Dan Amram (2), Zack Neiman (2), Josh Hershman and Ashley Burns were the marksmen.
Hendon United A’s MGBSFL Premier Division title hopes were dealt an almighty blow as they went down 2-1 against Maccabi London Lions A. Dovi Fehler put Hendon in front with a stunning solo effort, but the Lions hit back in style through Thomas Prais and James Gold .
Woodford Wanderers missed the chance to go top of Division One following a 2-2 stalemate against east London rivals RealSosobad. Woodfordledtwice through Harrison Midda and Mitch HahnbutRealhitbackoneachoccasion, withSamMcCarthyandBarryGreenregistering.
Hendon B returned to winning ways in Division Two thanks to strikes from Sammy Barron, Eli Shebson and Jono Nesbitt in a 3-1 win over Faithfold C. Leor Harel replied.
Elliott Espinoza and Josh Flax inspired Scrabble FC to a crucial 2-1 victory over