Derby delight in Morrison for A-team
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