Markiewicz mar­vels in Mor­ri­son

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BYDANNYCARO

FOOT­BALL AVI Markiewicz saluted his play­ers af­ter sec­ond di­vi­sion new boys RC UK FC sent Premier Di­vi­sion op­po­si­tion tum­bling out of the Peter Mor­ri­son Tro­phy for the sec­ond time this sea­son af­ter putting Cam­den

Park to the sword 3-1. Player-man­ager Markiewicz scored twice and an­other from Gideon Caller sealed RC UK’s place in Mon­day’s draw.

Markiewicz said: “Although it may be the goal-scor­ers who grabbed the glory it was the de­fen­sive play­ers who re­ally won that game for us.”

Cam­den player-man­ager Max Saun­ders re­marked: “I am not go­ing to take any credit away from RC UK FC as they wanted it more than us and fully de­served their win.

“How­ever, I would imag­ine it would have been a com­pletely dif­fer­ent game had we played on a sur­face re­motely re­sem­bling a foot­ball pitch.” North Lon­don Raiders A re­main on course for cup glory af­ter Adam Jose­lyn’s strike set­tled a hard-fought con­test against Manch­ester Mac­cabi un­der-23’s.

NLR boss Dan Shafron com­mented: “This was a fan­tas­tic per­for­mance, in my opin­ion our best of the sea­son. As far as I am con­cerned we have set the bar for the level we can clearly play to and the boys should use this per­for­mance as a plat­form for the re­main­der of our sea­son.” Mac­cabi Lon­don Lions A pro­gressed 3-2 against FC Team A thanks to goals from Nick Smith, James Gold and Bradley Sharp. Adam Rones and top-scorer Richard Salmon replied.

FC Team boss Mitch Young said: “De­ci­sions went against us on a day when my boys stuck to the game-plan bril­liantly.”

South Manch­ester Sports Club elim­i­nated MGBSFL high-fly­ers Red

bridge Jewish Care on penal­ties. Danny Berg’s early spot-kick was can­celled out by South’s Jack Lee. Russell Goldstein re­stored RJC’s ad­van­tage but an 82nd minute strike from Saul Shapiro took the tie to ex­tra-time. Sam Sol­losi looked to have won it for RJC but they were pegged back for a third time by the im­pres­sive Shapiro. Adam Lavin, Toby Levy and Shapiro held their nerve to con­vert in the re­sul­tant shootout, with a fine save from goal­keeper Alex Davies prov­ing de­ci­sive.

South man­ager Neil Collins com­mented: “I’m so proud of the lads — it isn’t easy to get off a bus af­ter five hours and play 120 min­utes of foot­ball.

“Credit to Red­bridge who were bril­liant and on an­other day it could have been dif­fer­ent. But our lads worked hard and kept on com­ing back.”

Max Bar­nett and Gabe Silva were the marks­men as the MJSL Rep Team edged out HMH 2-1. Goals from Marc Ris­ter and Josh New­man guided Brady Mac­cabi into the top four as they beat SPEC FC 2-0 in the MGBSL Premier Di­vi­sion.

Brady joint-man­ager Josh Dagul com­mented: “It wasn’t our best per­for­mance but we got the job done, scored our two goals and kept a clean sheet.”

Faith­fold A ended Red­bridge B’s per­fect record, with Marc Charles (2), Michael Field and Craig Cole reg­is­ter­ing in a 4-4 draw. Dan An­drews, Scott

McKen­zie, David Fialka and own goal ac­counted for the RJC goals.

RJC boss Sam Rank claimed his team “didn’t turn up to the races”. He said: “This will be a hard les­son to take. But most im­por­tantly it was the wake-up call the boys needed if we are go­ing to win the league.”

Dean Rosen­thal (2), Nick Lan­des­berg, Zac Rose and Ben Wein­berger boosted Lions B’s ti­tle hopes as they crushed Hen­don B 5-0. Ray Abra­hams de­scribed his Scrab

ble FC play­ers as “he­roes” af­ter they climbed into the top three for the first time this sea­son with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Oak­wood B.

Scrab­ble did it the hard way, bat­tling on with 10 men fol­low­ing the dis­missal of Zak McLeod to win thanks to goals from Josh Bharier and Danny Sher­man. James Abrams reg­is­tered for Oak­wood.

Scrab­ble boss Abra­hams com­mented: “If I was in a bat­tle of any sort I would want these lads with me. The 10 he­roes we had at any one time out there were mag­nif­i­cent for the best part of an hour and the ca­ma­raderie and de­ter­mi­na­tion to take the three points drove us on.”

Ja­cob Gold, Will Ufland, An­thony Good­maker and Alex Goodman in­spired Raiders B to their first league win of the year as they over­came Los

Blan­cos 4-2. Joel Kut­ner and Luke Strauss replied in a match Blan­cos boss Nick Grosse re­marked: “The whole team was ex­cel­lent. It was my proud­est mo­ment as Blan­cos man­ager to date.”

Andy Smith fired a four-goal salvo as L’Equipe con­tin­ued their mer­ci­less march to­wards the Di­vi­sion Two ti­tle with an 8-1 win over in-form Boca Jewniors.

Max Martin, James Bell, Rob Si­mons and Nick Stern com­pleted the rout for the league lead­ers who reg­is­tered their 10th league win.

L’Equipe player-man­ager Nick Stern com­mented: “It was a good win af­ter a dis­ap­point­ing first half, but we are not get­ting ahead of our­selves.”

Boca’s An­ton Ny­man ad­mit­ted his Boca were “brought back to earth by a strong, or­gan­ised L’Equipe side”.

Jor­dan Shar­i­fian (2) boosted his chances of win­ning the MGBSFL Golden Boot in his first sea­son af­ter scor­ing twice in Tem­ple For­tune’s 3-1 win over Faith­fold B. Jake Marks added the gloss, with Avi Gar­son fir­ing an in­jury­time con­so­la­tion for Faith­fold.

Zach Co­hen (4) and Adam Isaacs (2) in­spired Mill Hill Dons to their fifth league suc­cess fol­low­ing a 6-4 vic­tory over Cat­ford & Brom­ley.

Alex Elf, Liam Stein, Andy Co­hen and Rob Sa­muel­son fired Raiders C to their third con­sec­u­tive vic­tory as they beat

Hertswood Vale 4-2. NLR’s Sam Rose said: “Our de­ter­mi­na­tion, will­ing­ness and tenac­ity to get the re­sult never wa­vered and get­ting the equaliser be­fore half-time re­ally helped us.”

Jack Lee fires sends his ac­ro­batic shot goal­wards against Red­bridge

PHO­TOS: BEN AN­GEL

2 3 saves a shoot-out, 2. Alex Davies South Manch­ester in the 1. Toby Levy con­verts for out saved and Red­bridge crash his head af­ter his ef­fort is penalty, 3. Ryan Cole holds 1

PHOTO: CHRIS TOFALOS

Mac­cabi U23’s hit the cross­bar in the clos­ing stages against Raiders

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