Four King Crown are jolly good fellows

By Danny Caro, October 1, 2013

Kings Crown

4 - 2

Loughton Orient

Jamie Sinclair
Dan Shafron
Match date:
13 October 2013 10:30am
Laurence Thorne

Strikes from Josh Karpf, Dominique Cheniart, Daniel Cohen and Benji Greenblatt earned a memorable win.

King Crown came out guns blazing in the first half 10 minutes and their early pressure was rewarded when a corner from striker Benji Greenblatt was cleared to the edge of the box and was met by a stunning volley from right-back Karpf and rippled the net, with boss Jacob Kadoch describing it as "the best goal I have seen this season".

King Crown continued to dominate and missed a few chances. Then after 20 minutes some quick thinking at a free-kick from centre-back Dominique Cheniartsaw him callfor the short pass and he drove the ball into the box and earned a penalty. The former London Lions man stepped up and converted the resultant penalty into the bottom left-hand corner.

Loughton pulled one back against the run of play 10 minutes before the break when a hopeful free-kick for flew through a ruck of players and bounced in the corner of the net to leave the match well poised at 2-1 to King Crown at the break.

King Crown missed four great chances in the second half and they were hit with a real sucker punch on 70 minutes as Loughton scored with a scuffed shot.

Parity was restored five minutes later as King Crown winger Daniel Cohen received a superb pass from midfielder Ben Garfield, who dominated the midfield from start to finish and was a joy to watch. Cohen's first shot was blocked by the Loughton keeper but he was first to the rebound and lashed his shot into the roof of the net.

King Crown made the points safe 10 minutes from time when the impressive Garfield played in Greenblatt who capped an industrious performance with a cool finish to the right of the keeper, with the outside of his right foot and a hint of curl.

Jaimie Sinclair and Daniel Shafron were the marksmen for Loughton.

King Crown boss Jacob Kadoch told JC Sport: "It was our best performance of the season playing great football and looking always dangerous. I'm very proud of the boys."

Loughton manager Dan Curtis told JC Sport: "Obviously we are not pleased with the result today and to be honest at 2-2 with 20 minutes left it could of gone either way. We were getting on top and the third goal came at a really bad time.

"The boys showed a lot more heart today and gave me 100 per cent."