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