Sloma turns on the style as golden oldies set up tie against champions
FOOTBALL SAM Sloma rolled back the years with a vintage performance as Maccabi London Lions Masters marched into the semi-finals of the Peter Morrison Trophy with an 8-0 demolition of RC UK FC.
Sloma, who used to play for Wimbledon FC and Dagenham & Redbridge, gave the Lions an early advantage before excellent work involving Lee Cash, Paul Hakim and Adam Stolerman allowed Craig Pearl to power home a diving header.
Danny Daggers, Pearl and Sloma were the dominant figures in a ruthless performance and Sloma added a third after dancing through three challenges before crashing a shot into the roof of the net.
Hakim set up Cash for the fifth before Saul Conway and Stolerman saw their shots strike the post. Gideon Gold and Stolerman (2) added the gloss.
Lions manager Dan Jacobs said: “It was a good work-out against a young and enthusiastic side who never gave up.
“Unfortunately for them they just couldn’t do quite enough with the ball on the occasions they got it.
“I was pleased with our movement and some of our finishing was excellent. A combination of their goalkeeper and woodwork kept scoreline down.”
RC UK manager Avi Markiewicz admitted he was blown away by the quality of the Lions. He said: “We have to hold our hands up and admit we were beaten by the better team. They outclassed us. I’m proud of the boys for reaching the last eight.”
The Lions will face current MGBSFL champions North London Raiders in the last four. Jacobs said: “Raiders are surely the favourites to win the competition now. Their forward line is outstanding and they should be too good for us.”