It's a Raiders 1-2

By Danny Caro, week beginning 1 January 1970

Manager name: Dan Shafron
Team: North London Raiders A

Many pundits thought Oli Shorts was a shoo-in when it came to JC MSFL Manager of the Week on Matchday 18 of the season. A 2-1 win over title-chasing Athletic Bilbaum certainly put the North London Raiders B in the mix. He looked "a certainty," according to some, but in the end he was edged out, only just, by you know who; A-team counterpart Rob Richman.

While the B-team's heroic victory should not be sniffed at, the A-team's 3-1 win at the home of a red-hot Brady Maccabi A took centre stage for me. I had Brady down to win, but Raiders got their tactics spot on, with Josh Morris playing out of his skin.

In the end, goals from Wolfson, Hesselberg and a beauty from Joselyn earned Raiders a famous win. Now Richman wants to use that a launchpad to propel his team up the table.