Big Ben chops Oaks down to size

By Danny Caro, October 10, 2013

Oakwood B

2 - 4

AC Mill Hill

Matt Geey
Marc Hymanson
Ben Zloof
Ben Zloof
Ben Zloof
Match date:
3 November 2013 10:30am
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Star striker BEN ZLOOF was back in business with a hat-trick as Mill Hill won the battle of the Division Two new boys.

Jonathan Horwitz clinched the points for Jonathan Abrams' troops.

Oakwood's goals came through Matt Geey and Marc Hyamson.

Mill Hill forged ahead early on from free kick as Zloof capitalised on some poor marking and he couldn't miss from three yards.

ACM boss Joe Levy told JC Sport: "This was by far the best performance of the season. We controlled the game from the off and limited Oakwood to shots from distance.

"I feel were finally at the level we need to be and will look to kick on in the league from here."

Oaks boss Ian Tussie believes "the ref then denied us a stonewall penalty for hand ball and then another one for a foul on me". From the second one ACM broke away and scored a second, which Tussie described as "a real kick in the nads for us".

Oakwood fought back well and pulled one back on the stroke of half time. Dan Abrams put in a lovely cross from the left and Marc Hymanson prodded in.

ACM restored their two-goal lead in the second half with Zloof getting his second. Again Oakwood fought back and pulled another goal back through Geey, heading in after a great header back across goal from Josh Marlow.

Oakwood knocked on the door, and might have equalised had Joey Lazare not been brought down on the edge of the box by an ACM centre half who, Tussie added: "as last man, should have been sent off. I definitely don't want to see red cards but having give the foul, which they disputed, he had to go".

Trailing 3-2, Oakwood never really created enough clear cut chances and were hit on the break by Zloof who completed his hat-trick just before the end.

Oaks boss Ian Tussie told JC Sport: "In the summer I felt like Moses having led the boys to The Promised Land, but after a difficult start it's time to be more like Noah and save the animals from the storm."

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