Slater on cloud nine af­ter Le­vack late show

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BYDANNYCARO

FOOT­BALL RICHARD Slater in­sists Chig­well Ath­letic’s ti­tle hopes re­main in their own hands fol­low­ing an in­cred­i­ble come­back against de­fend­ing MMFL cham­pi­ons North Lon­don Raiders.

Chigs found them­selves 4-0 down at half-time af­ter be­ing given “the runaround” by NLR hat-trick hero Saul Con­way and Adam Har­vey, with Dan Hodes and Wayne David­son also reg­is­ter­ing for L’Or­ange.

Raiders made it 5-0 af­ter an hour and Chig­well looked dead and buried. But the ar­rival of sub­sti­tute Hadley Sil­ver, boost­in­ga­line-up­in­clud­ingAlexLe­vack, top-scorer Adam Stol­er­man, Steve Sum­mers and Dean Ny­man, some­how man­aged to haul Chig­well back into the match.

Stol­er­man, who scored nine times in Chig­well’s pre­vi­ous match, fired a hat-trick and Sum­mers, whose match for Red­bridge Jewish Care in the Cyril Anek­stein Cup fell vic­tim to the weather, added an­other.

But it was Le­vack, the brother-in-law of Chig­well­bossSlater,who­com­pleteda mem­o­rable­come­back­with­as­tun­ning 25-yard half-vol­ley spark­ing scenes of wild cel­e­bra­tion.

Slater said: “To be hon­est at 5-2 I could see Raiders were gone. We started the se­cond half on the front foot. All the goals were top class.

“We pulled it back to 5-4 with­13min­utestogo.Iknew it was just a mat­ter of time as it was one-way traf­fic.

“We could even have won it in the dy­ing sec­onds but Ny­man shot from an acute

Alex Le­vack an­gle in­stead of squar­ing to Sum­mers or Stol­er­man.”

Slater be­lieves a “change of shape at 3-0 down” paid off. He said: “We went from 3-5-2 to 4-3-3 which made a mas­sive dif­fer­ence, and changed a few per­son­nel at half-time, with my­self and Hadley com­ing on.

“We weren’t at the races dur­ing the first half and Raiders dom­i­nated us but our class shone through in the se­cond half. We had too many top play­ers on show to get beaten 5-0.

“It was an amaz­ing and re­mark­able come­back that shows we never stopped be­liev­ing. The league is still in our hands. If we can win seven or even win six and draw one the league is ours.”

HMH se­curedtheirthird­winasstrikes from Neil Kochane, Jamie Beau­mont and James Tem­ple sealed a 3-1 win over Waldaf Town. Mike Lax replied.

Mark Wagman (2) and Scott An­sher steered Brady Mac­cabi past Scrab­ble.

Mac­cabi Lon­don Lions con­tin­ued their mer­ci­less march to­wards the Divi­sion Two ti­tle with a 5-0 de­mo­li­tion of

Marc Mor­ris, Dar­ren Coon, David Price, John Stein­berg and Michael Abra­ham se­cured MLL’s 12th con­sec­u­tive vic­tory.

Martin Seifert and Ilan Co­hen earned a 2-1 win over A four-goal salvo from Greg Mor­ris eased Glen­thorne to a 6-1 maul­ing of Tem­ple For­tune. Dean In­gram and Lloyd Ny­gate added the gloss. Gra­ham Meyer scored For­tune’s con­so­la­tion.

Hen­don Har­ri­ers.

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