Rivals ready to rumble
Mitch Hahn and Harrison Midda replied for Woodford.
Kay said: “I was delighted with the attitude of my players. They are very eager to improve as individuals and as a team.”
Strikes from Sam Modlin, Kyle Bentwood and James Abrams earned Oakwood B their sixth win of the season as they won 3-1 at Athletic Bilbaum.
But manager Jason Stein was not impressed by the condition of the playing surface. “We’re pleased to get the job done on a pitch not fit for farm animals,” he said. “It was a really hard game to get any sort of momentum.”
Joel Holder described substitute Jono Gaon as “unplayable” as he fired a hat-trick in Finchley City’s 6-4 triumph over Faithfold A.
Further strikes from Oli Sade, Dan Polak and Eli Davila ensured Finchley returned to winning ways. Faithfold responded through Marc Charles, with two goals, Jamie Kent and Craig Cole.
Holder commented: “Jono’s finishing was just top-class. It was a sensational performance from a special player.”
Louie Libbert registered his first hattrick for Los Blancos as they outclassed Hendon B 5-0. Josh Cramer and Avi Kestenbaum added the gloss.
Boss Nick Grosse remarked: “The league table simply doesn’t do us justice but I was pleased that the lads could walk away winners.”
Jordan Sharifian boosted his chances of winning the coveted Golden Boot in his first season after steering Temple Fortune to a 5-0 triumph over Faithfold B. Brett Stead and Jake Marks clinched the points.
Fortune manager Simon Linden praised newcomer Jason Lindsay and the returning Ben Isaacs.
RC UK FC’s promotion hopes were dealt a blow as they succumbed 5-4 to Mill Hill Dons. The Dons stormed into a 4-0 lead at half-time through Adam Isaacs, Sam Kahn, Joel SinclairHorne and Nick Phillips. RC UK rallied superbly to level through Avi Markiewicz, Dovi Vogel, Avi Levy and Leor Harel but Isaacs’ second of the morning sealed the points.
Dons boss Brandon Hamme remarked: “This result showcased further we can beat anyone in this league on our day.”
Liam Stein ensured North London Raiders C concluded their league campaign with a point following a wellcontested 1-1 draw against Redbridge C. Nate Kashket levelled for Redbridge with an excellent individual solo effort.
NLR boss Sam Rose said: “We can be very pleased with how we acquitted ourselves. The team is in a far better place than it was at the start of the season. We’ll be looking to 2017/18 with promotion firmly in our sights.”
Hertswood Vale climbed off the foot of the table after a 5-1 win over Catford & Bromley Maccabi following braces from Harry Graham and James Millet and one from Josh Gorb.
Dressing down: Steve Summers and Ed Brafman are lectured by referee Richard Jaye