Lions hit the ground run­ning

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BY DANNY CARO

MGBSFL PRE­MIER DIVI­SION

ML LIONS 3 3 FAITH­FOLD DOC MMA 2 2

Sam Marchant in­sists Mac­cabi Lon­don Lions will im­prove af­ter they ground out a vic­tory over Divi­sion One cham­pi­ons Faith­fold A.

A brace from Daniel Green (2) plus one from Adam Arnold se­cured the vic­tory in their top-flight opener.

Lions joint-man­ager Sam Marchant re­marked: “We didn’t come out the blocks as we’d have liked, and per­haps gave our op­po­nents too much time and space early on, al­low­ing them to keep pos­ses­sion. But once we scored our goal, we set­tled and re­ally con­trolled the game.

“We be­came com­pla­cent to­wards the end and con­ceded from a set­piece and a sloppy pass deep in­side our half. How­ever, we’ve started the sea­son as we wanted, with three points and we stay fo­cused and aim to do the same next week­end.”

DIVI­SION ONE

BAY­ERN MIN­CHA 3 LOS CAM­DEN B 2

Adam El­lis car­ried on where he left off last sea­son - with the Golden Boot win­ner steer­ing Bay­ern Min­cha to vic­tory over Los Cam­den B.

Bay­ern joint-man­ager Daniel Holder re­marked: “Al­though we trailed at half-time, we were com­fort­ably the bet­ter side and it was only a mat­ter of time be­fore the goals came. We turned things around to lead 3-1 with quar­ter of the match to go and were com­fort­able and in con­trol.”

FAIR­LOP FC 0 JEWDI­NESE 0 Divi­sion Two cham­pi­ons Fair­lop played out a goal­less draw against Jewdi­nese. Fair­lop boss Aaron Dias com­mented: “We dealt with their at­tacks well, lim­it­ing them only to a few set-piece chances, but at the same time we strug­gled to get out of sec­ond gear or play the ex­pan­sive foot­ball we had been dur­ing pre-sea­son.” Three and easy: Adam El­lis car­ried on where he left off Jewdi­nese man­ager Dar­ren Lawrence re­flected on the draw pos­i­tively: “We held our own, didn’t show them too much re­spect and grad­u­ally got a foothold in the game. It’s a point we’ll hap­pily take and will look the build on.”

NL RAIDERS A 3 RED­BRIDGE JC A 4

Sam Rank ex­pressed pride as Red­bridge Jewish Care A opened with a win in a seven-goal thriller against North Lon­don Raiders A. Nate Kashket, Carl Do­brin and Steve Sum­mers were on tar­get for RJC, with Liron Man­nie (2) and Jake Yude­lowitz re­ply­ing.

“I asked the boys to give a per­for­mance that they know they can and be proud off, and it was bril­liant to see,” said Rank.

NLR joint-player-man­ager Jake Yude­lowitz re­marked: “We con­trolled the game and I’m not sure how we didn’t win. There were plenty of pos­i­tives to take and over­all it was a good show­ing in our first com­pet­i­tive game to­gether.”

DIVI­SION TWO

FC TEAM 1 MILL HILL DONS 4

Bran­don Hamme be­lieves pa­tience was key as Mill Hill Dons sent out a ti­tle warn­ing with a de­served vic­tory at FC Team.

A treble from Zach Co­hen and Joseph Reece se­cured the vic­tory. Hamme said: “It was a fan­tas­tic per­for­mance from the boys. They all put a proper shift in and we got the re­sult we de­served.

“We looked solid at the back and deadly go­ing for­ward. We have such de­sire flow­ing through the team and the boys are so de­ter­mined to make a suc­cess of this sea­son.”

FC Team player-man­ager Mitch Young com­mended the Dons on their vic­tory and pre­dicted: “Any team that fin­ishes above them this sea­son will win the divi­sion.” HERTSWOOD VALE 2 TEM­PLE FOR­TUNE 1

A late penalty save from

Adam Zaid­man en­sured max­i­mum points for Hertswood Vale against Tem­ple For­tune. James Mil­let and Harry Gra­ham reg­is­tered for Vale, with Daniel Van­der­molen re­ply­ing.

Vale co-boss Ja­cob Emanuel com­mented: “Af­ter a qual­ity first half, where we com­pletely con­trolled play, we let our­selves down in the sec­ond half and al­most paid the price for it.”

For­tune man­ager Si­mon Lin­den de­scribed Vale as “one of the favourites for pro­mo­tion” and cred­ited his team for “bat­tling hard, not giv­ing up and push­ing them all the way”.

FAITH­FOLD DOC MM B 2 SPEC FC 2

SPEC FC came from two goals down to draw 2-2 against Faith­fold B. Adam Hersh had given Faith­fold the up­per hand but sec­ond-half strikes from mid­field gen­eral Ricky Lawrence and re­cent ar­rival Zac Neiman se­cured a point for SPEC. The boy Don good: Zach Co­hen fired a hat-trick against FC Team

Divi­sion Two cham­pi­ons Fair­lop were kept in check by Jewdi­nese

PHO­TOS: MARC MOR­RIS

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