Derby de­light in Mor­ri­son for A-team

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - Beat BY DANNY CARO

Vic­to­ri­ous boss Ja­son Stein said: “It was a com­pet­i­tive game and an im­por­tant win for us. We needed to get back to win­ning ways and we ground it out.” Ja­cob Emanuel saluted match-win­ner Josh Co­hen af­ter his tre­ble dented Red­bridge C’s pro­mo­tion hopes. Co­hen reg­is­tered his 10th goal of the sea­son as Hertswood claimed one of the re­sults of the sea­son. Ben Davis and Danny Feuer clinched the points. Rafe Neiman fired Red­bridge’s con­so­la­tion. Emanuel said: “Josh is en­joy­ing a resur­gence in his new po­si­tion on the wing with five goals in his last three games as he looks to trump brother Zach for the golden boot.”

Sam Si­mon (2), Ben Ret­ter and Jamie Le­boff reg­is­tered as drew 4-4 against Jonny Blain scored all four in re­ply, in­clud­ing one from the half­way line. Boca’s An­ton Ny­man said: “We looked in con­trol yet gave away such sloppy goals so we can’t re­ally be too happy with the re­sult.” Richard Winton, Jamie Si­nai, Cal­lion McGre­gor and an own goal helped Cat­ford & Brom­ley Mac­cabi Faith­fold B 4-1.

Cat­ford’s Jeff Gotch said: “It’s was a close game but we took full ad­van­tage af­ter they went down to 10 men.

“We cap­i­talised on it and took full ad­van­tage.”

These play­ers are a credit and de­serve suc­cess’

NORTH LON­DON RAIDERS A NORTH LON­DON RAIDERS B

FOOT­BALL DAN Shafron ad­mits North Lon­don Raiders A were far from their best af­ter reach­ing the semi­fi­nals of the Peter Mor­ri­son Tro­phy fol­low­ing a 5-2 vic­tory over Raiders B.

Two goals from Matt Stock steered Raiders A into the last four of the Jewish FA Cup at the ex­pense of their B-team from Divi­sion One.

Fur­ther ef­forts from for­mer Player of the Year Liron Man­nie, Os­car Wag­ner and Nick Lewis sealed the win.

The Mor­ri­son is the one tro­phy that has so far eluded Raiders A. With their hopes of de­fend­ing both the league and Cyril Anek­stein Cup over, Shafron was de­lighted with his team’s sec­ond­half per­for­mance at the Ark Acad­emy in Wem­b­ley.

“Our first half was poor,” Shafron com­mented. “We were lethar­gic in pos- ses­sion and gave the ball away far too of­ten. The sec­ond half was much im­proved. We con­trolled the game and had count­less chances to score more.

“It was by no means a vin­tage per­for­mance. How­ever, we got the job done and are pleased to have booked our place in the semi-fi­nal.

“Con­grat­u­la­tions to the B’s who put up a good fight. They set up to frus­trate us and Jonny used his knowl­edge of my boys well. Big praise must go to their striker Jake Gilbert who I thought had a su­perb game. He was tremen­dous.”

Raiders B boss Jonathan Adel­man be­lieves there were sev­eral pos­i­tives for his team to take from the game de­spite the re­sult.

“It feels odd to say so af­ter ship­ping five goals in suc­ces­sive weeks and los­ing both games, but I’m very happy with the per­for­mances, es­pe­cially given our now ridicu­lous in­jury and ab­sence list,” he said.

“We gave a great ac­count of our­selves - we had a game­plan and ex­e­cuted it re­ally well un­til we ran out of steam in the clos­ing stages.

“This is the one tro­phy the club hasn’t won yet so I’m hop­ing Shaf and the A’s can reach an­other fi­nal and bring home the cup.” Matt Stock

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