Reds will show no surrender, warns Garbacz
FOOTBALL DAVID Garbacz has warned Hendon United’s title rivals: “Write us off at your peril.”
The former champions returned to winning ways with an emphatic 7-0 victory over SPEC FC in the MGBSFL Premier Division.
Zac Lewis was the hat-trick hero in a one-sided contest, with Josh Harris (2) and Dovi Fehler (2) adding the others.
Hendon boss Garbacz commented: “We did what we had to do to keep ourselves firmly in the title race.
“After not earning three points for quite a few weeks that was always the priority but the fact we scored seven in the process did add some gloss and has done wonders for our confidence.”
SPEC player-manager Ricky Lawrence admitted his team were second best. He said: “Hendon are a very good side and we didn’t quite make it difficult enough for them. We kept going to the end though but there is quite simply too big a gulf between the sides.”
A deadly double from Daniel Garfinkle kept Redbridge Jewish Care A firmly in contention as they outclassed Brady Maccabi 6-1.
Dean Nyman, Ben Sollosi, Nate Kashket and Danny Berg clinched the points as RJC registered their eighth win in 10 matches.
RJC boss Jon Jacobs remarked: “Redbridge are well and truly back and are a threat to anyone who thinks the title is decided.”
Brady joint-manager Eli Dagul said: “Redbridge were lively from the start and utilised their pace to great effect. Hats off to them, we weren’t at the races.”
A solitary effort from Harry Marlow earned Maccabi London Lions A maximum points against FC Team A.
FC Team boss Mitch Young commented: “Credit to Lions, they defended superbly and are probably the best side defensively in the league.”
Lions B were indebted to an outstanding performance from goalkeeper James Harpin as they edged past promotion rivals
in Division One. Michael Kenley (2) and Sammy Kingston ensured the Lions maintained their slender advantage, with Yoel Deal and Shim Bensoor replying for City.
Finchley boss Joel Holder remarked: “I can’t quite believe how we did not take maximum points.
“The boys absolutely bossed the game, especially the first half where we could have been four or five goals ahead.”
Sam Rank expressed relief after title-chasing “got the job done” with a 2-0 success over
B. Strikes from Brad Gayer and Kane Hopps saw the east Londoners extend their unbeaten run to 11 matches. Redbridge remain within a point of leaders Lions B with a game in hand.
Rank said: “It was important to raise our game against one of the weaker teams. The objective was three points and a clean sheet and the boys achieved it.”
Ray Abrahams insists “talk of promotion is premature” after
FC boosted their hopes of top-flight football next season with a 3-0 win over Faithfold A.
Elliot Espinoza, Zac Summerfield and top-scorer Josh Bharier eased them home.
Scrabble boss Ray Abrahams commented: “We have five games left and a big job to do so we have to stay focused. These players will give everything and are a credit to the club. They deserve success.”
Rafi Bloom and Dani Dennison earned Oakwood B their fifth victory courtesy of a 2-1 win over Los Blancos. REAL HENDON L’EQUIPE
FOOTBALL NICK Stern believes L’Equipe showed championship quality after they extended their unbeaten record to 15 matches in the MGBSFL Division Two.
L’Equipe were pushed all the way by Real Hendon, but strikes from Jonny Kay, Dave Prager and Grant Bates clinched their 13th victory. The table-toppers were indebted to a fine performance from goalkeeper Mark Glucksman who kept
Redbridge B Hendon Scrabble L’Equipe’s Josh Lewis evades a tackle from Real’s Benni Sluckis
City Zac Lewis Finchley Boca Jewniors Raiders C.