Veterans left chasing shadows
Redbridge are now on a revenge mission, according to Jacobs. “The boys badly want to avenge the 2013 Anekstein final when they lost to Lions,” he said.
“We look forward to meeting London Lions A in the final. I have a detailed dossier on the 200 players
season strongly with our last game against RC UK. Regardless of what happens in that game, we can be proud of a strong first season in the league.”
Division Two champions L’Equipe tasted defeat for the first time in the league this season as RC UK FC kept alive their promotion hopes with an impressive 4-2 victory. Mordy Weiler (2), Avi Markiewicz and Eli Shebson steered them home.
Delighted RC UK player-manager Avi Markiewicz commented: “We showed today and have shown over they have available, but it is currently bigger than Encyclopaedia Britannica so I’m unable to use it fully.
“We look forward to seeing Josh Kennet, Austin Lipman and all their Saturday boys for the Maccabi League Cup final which they have richly contributed to.”
the course of the season that when we put the effort in we are a real force to be reckoned with.”
Andy Smith and Grant Bates found the net for L’Equipe. Manager Nick Stern said: “Missing our goalkeeper and captain, we knew it would be tough.
“But the table doesn’t lie and while upset that we lost our unbeaten run, we are still champions.
“We walked off the pitch with our heads held high knowing there’s just two more games until we lift our first ever trophy.”
FOOTBALL DAN Jacobs offered no excuses after Maccabi London Lions over-35’s suffered a heavy defeat against title rivals Winchmore Hill to hand the initiative to their opponents in the race for the Garston League.
The absence of key players Alex Levack and Bradley Lazarus hampered the Lions, while full-back Jon Rayner played through the pain barrier.
An error from Paul Linger was punished with the opening goal for the hosts which was followed by a calamitous own goal by Tony Gold.
Hill made it 3-0 on the stroke of halftime before Linger pulled one back with a curling 25-yard free-kick.
But there was no way back after Adam Myeroff, returning from a hernia operation four weeks ago, conceded a penalty which was duly converted before two late goals added the gloss to an emphatic scoreline for Winchmore Hill.
Lions did not let their heads drop and Linger headed inches wide from a corner before seeing a delicate lofted effort whistle just past the top corner with the goalkeeper routed.
The hosts remained a threat on the break and when an initial challenge was missed it left a tentative Myeroff in a race that resulted in a trip and a penalty kick that, when the ball hit the net, saw the game effectively over.
Jacobs said: “We gambled and created the odd chance, but in truth the extra space late on allowed Hill the freedom to add a fifth and, with virtually the last kick, a sixth that left a scoreline that a hard-working Lions side probably didn’t deserve.”
Glenthorne registered their eighth win of the season in the only game in the Maccabi Masters League, crushing Hendon Harriers 6-3.
Gary Adams (2) was joined on the scoresheet by Barry Silkman, Paul van Gelder, Adam Lennard and David Shone.
Michael Abraham (2) and Andy Diamond registered for Hendon.