Wheel of Fortune
Goals from Jake Marks and Jordan Sharifian boosted Temple Fortune’s chances of finishing runners-up in Division Two with a polished 2-0 victory over Boca.
Fortune boss Simon Linden commented: “This game had potential banana skin written all over it as I had several players missing, but I’m proud of the boys for digging in and winning the game with yet another clean sheet.
“Boca pushed us in the second half, and maybe deserved a goal, but once again my back five dealt with everything really well.”
Boca’s Anton Nyman remarked: “We played very well and were disciplined throughout. We can take some courage from the game but have two tough ones to follow in the next few weeks.”
FOOTBALL JON Jacobs insists Redbridge Jewish Care will approach Sunday’s title showdown against MGBSFL leaders Oakwood with no fear following their 10-1 demolition of SPEC FC.
A four-goal salvo from Daniel Garfinkle laid the foundations for the goal fest, with Dean Nyman (2), James Berkley, Matt Berkley, Zac Neiman and Sam Sollosi completing the rout.
RJC boss Jon Jacobs remarked: “The
boys are ready for the Oakwood clash. They’ve all had valuable game-time so are ready for what is a big challenge between the league’s top two sides.”
Craig Cole fired a consolation for SPEC whose player-manager Ricky Lawrence admitted: “Redbridge were far too strong for us.”
Two goals from David Smouha steered Camden Park to their first win under new boss Stirling Kay. Sacha Nusenbaum and David Khalatschi were also on the mark in the 4-0 routing of FC Team A.
Kay commented: “I was delighted for the lads who have worked very hard. Given the fact we have not scored or created many goals all season, to score four was very pleasing.”
A stunning free-kick from Josh Goldstein earned NL Raiders B a point in a thriller against Oakwood B.
Rafi Bloom scored both goals for Oakwood, who led twice, against a strong Raiders team, featuring A-team stars Matt Stock and Jonny Kay. Josh Green was NLR’s other scorer.
Oakwood boss Jason Stein commented: “The performance level was where it should be. Some of our players put in a display that was the best they’ve ever given.
“Credit to Jonny Adelman and his side who were also brilliant and every bit as physical as us. We’ve always had brilliant matches against Raiders B and today was no different.”
NLR manager Jonny Adelman said: “Jason rightly described it as a really good contest, which was illuminated by a quite stunning free-kick from Josh.
“We played some really lovely passing football but couldn’t get the winner our play deserved.”
An injury-time strike from Rob Blackman ensured Scrabble FC mainvia tain their title charge with a hardfought win over Athletic Bilbaum.
Jonathan Peters marked his first game of the season with the other in a game of late goals, as Scrabble came from a goal down to claim a dramatic win.
Scrabble were forced to field veterans Jon Yantin and Jonny Summerfield, playing alongside his 17-year-old nephew Zac.
Relieved Scrabble boss Ray Abrahams said: “I’m so proud of the total commitment shown by the lads. There was a determination not to give up, even after going behind late on which would have normally been good enough to give Bilbaum the points.”
Ben Oldstein, Craig Phillips, Barry Green, Jordan Sapler and Jimmy Castle earned Redbridge C a 5-3 success over Catford & Bromley Maccabi.
Jacob Richler-Kleiman (2) and Ashley Stokes replied.
Fortune’s Jordan Sharifian climbs above the Boca defence