Abadi is HMH’s good guy
MGBSFL PREMIER DIVISION HENDON UNITED SPORTS 1 HMH 5
FOOTBALL AVI Goldberg praised his players for executing their game-plan to perfection as HMH started their season in style with a crushing 5-1 victory over defending champions Hendon United.
Playing in their first match in the Maccabi League, HMH, who have come through the ranks in the Watford Friendly League, were not overawed, with Goldberg citing their efforts during pre-season as “paying dividends”.
HMH made their intentions clear from the first whistle, and Adam Abadi gave them the upper hand with two penalties. Dom Feldman registered a third on the stroke of half-time – Goldberg describing it as “an early candidate for goal of the season”. A fluid one-touch passing move saw Eli Wegrzyn release Alex Moss who played a beautifullyweighted pass into the inside left position for Feldman to finish off in the bottom corner.
Hendon rallied in the second half but they were denied by the excellent Jacob Shapiro in the HMH goal.
Clark Norton added HMH’s fourth before Dovi Fehler chipped home a consolation goal for Hendon. Man of the match Abadi rounded had the final word, completing his hat-trick with an expert finish past Russell Corin.
Goldberg commented: “Our first outing in men’s football couldn’t have been more daunting, facing an away trip to league champions and charity shield holders Hendon.
“The boys came with a tactical gameplan and took the game to Hendon from the start and it soon paid dividends. “We worked hard to stop them creating chances and I was proud of the way we stood our ground in the second half against a resilient Hendon team.
“I could not have been more pleased with the whole squad’s performance this early in the season.”
Hendon boss Jordan Sapler admitted: “It wasn’t our best day at the office. HMH are a very good team who will be challenging for the title, but when you’re playing against yourselves and a good team it’s never going to end well.
“We played much better in the second half and I believe the final scoreline wasn’t a fair reflection of the game.”
Sapler described the return of Yehuda Korman and Fehler’s strike as the “two positives” Hendon will take from the game and said: “We’ll come back and show just how good we can be.”
Feldman strike a candidate for goal of the season