Sloma turns on the style as golden oldies set up tie against cham­pi­ons

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BY DANNY CARO

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.”

PHOTO: MARC MOR­RIS

Sam Sloma

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