It's in our own hands now, says Garbacz

By Danny Caro, February 3, 2011
Ben Kon ran Neasden ragged

Ben Kon ran Neasden ragged

David Garbacz, manager of Hendon United Sports Club A, believes his team will last the distance in the Premier Division title race after crushing defending champions North West Neasden A 7-2.

Strikes from defender Paul Bentley (2), Yishai Last, Ben Kon, Greg Corin, Avidan Last and Josh Bentley kept the Reds within a point of leaders Redbridge Jewish Care A, whom they have to play again.

Garbacz said: "We put up another quality performance against a Neasden team clearly lacking in confidence.

"We had to be patient, especially in the first half, but scored a crucial goal just before the break to go 2-1 up. This gave us the confidence to really drive home that advantage in the second half and in the end we ran out very comfortable winners.

"We are taking each game as it comes but it is certainly getting very interesting at the top. We were buoyed by the Redbridge draw at Faithfold as that now leaves matters in our hands which is the way we like it."

Danny Potter hit three for HMZ

Danny Potter hit three for HMZ

Ben Joseph scored the only goal as London Maccabi Lions A edged past Neasden B.

North London Raiders B moved six points clear in Division One after claiming a 3-1 success at Southgate Harmen B. David Dinkin (2) and Dan Grossman were the goal men. The Raiders finished with 10 men after Grossman was sent off for handball. Lloyd Becker netted for Harmen.

Two goals from debutant Josh Rubin plus one from Eddie Manson helped Oakwood boost promotion hopes with a 3-1 win against FC Team A. Adam Rosenfeld pulled one back.

A Neil Tilley brace, making it five in two games, inspired Chigwell Athletic to a 3-1 victory over Lions C. Glenn Michaels wrapped up the win with Richard Gold accounting for the Lions goal.

Jon Fisher and defender Jonathan Cohen were the marksmen as Temple Fortune A went top of Division Two with a 2-0 win over FC Team B.

Hendon B got their season back on track with Pinty Baddiel and Alon Blitz finding the net against L'Equipe.

Three goals from Danny Potter inspired Holy Mount Zion to a 3-2 win over Faithfold C in Division Three. Josh Sugarbread and Josh Franklin netted for Faithfold.

Daniel Lipman and Josh Cohen earned Glenthorne United A a 2-1 win over UJIA. Dan Roth replied.

Marcus Starr and an own goal helped Redbridge C win 2-1 win at Heath Banta. Heath's scorer was Oli Joseph.

Jamie Sinai and Jonathan Bord were among the goals as Catford & Bromley Maccabi overcame a Team JLGB side who could only muster nine men.

Division Four leaders Blizzard Storm suffered their second consecutive defeat as a strike from Dovid Greenberg and an own goal earned title hopefuls Los Blancos a 2-1 victory. Stuart Muller was the Blizzard scorer.

Gabriel Saul, player-manager Gabriel John and Dan Blass set up Jewventus' first win of 2011 as they beat Temple Fortune B 3-2. Terry Jeffries accounted for both Fortune goals.

North London Raiders C sealed their third successive victory with a 4-1 success over Neasden C. Harry Franks, Jack Franks, Joe Newton and Matt Greene helped the Raiders complete a quickfire league double.

Top-scorer Jason Lindsay's hit the only goal as Shirley Park beat Hendon C.

Last updated: 3:17pm, February 3 2011