DAVID Garbacz has thrown down the gauntlet to Hendon United’s title rivals ahead of a super Sunday showdown involving the MGBSFL’s top teams.
Second-placed Hendon visit thirdplaced Redbridge Jewish Care, while leaders Oakwood A travel to defending champions North London Raiders.
Hendon returned to winning ways with top-scorer Zac Lewis and Moses Seitler helping them close the gap on Oakwood to one point with a 2-0 win over Brady Maccabi.
Garbacz said: “We knew nothing less than three points would do and overall we were more than happy with the win.
“Without kicking a ball, Oakwood have seen a seven-point lead reduced to just one and any one of three teams can find themselves as title favourites after Sunday’s games depending on the results.
“It promises to be an exciting buildup – we have a few walking injured at the moment so the treatment room will be busy this week in a desperate attempt to get people fit.”
Redbridge registered the perfect 10 as they destroyed FC Team A 10-1.
James Berkley(2), Nathan Sollosi (2), Dean Nyman (2), Matt Berkley, Zack Neiman, Daniel Garfinkle and Sam Sollosi eased them to victory.
Looking ahead to the Hendon game, Redbridge’s Jon Jacobs said: “Russell Goldstein returns for Sunday’s mustwin game. The squad will be at fullstrength and full of swagger.
“There is an embarrassment of riches in the attacking positions which is so exciting to see and a very solid back four to keep things tight, so for once I have a nice selection headache.”
Ricky Lawrence reflected on a “great team performance” as SPEC FC held in-form Lions A 1-1. SPEC’s Ben Kaye and Adam Arnold of Lions exchanged strikes.
Lawrence commented: “We’ve been on the receiving end of some bad results in recent weeks, so to defend like we did against a talented Lions side was brilliant.”
Stirling Kay guided Camden Park to a battling 2-2 draw in his first game as their new manager following goals from Dan Baneth and David Khalatschi.