Gordon gets Faithfold C off the mark
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A first-half double from summer signing Dan Gordon helped Faithfold C register their first win of the season with a hard-fought victory over Boca in Pinner.
The former RJC and Chigwell hotshot produced two smart finishes and was denied a first-half hat-trick following a brilliant save from Boca stopper Ryan Monk.
Boca were denied a goal on the stroke of half-time following a fine reflex save from Danny Caro in the Faithfold goal and although Boca pulled one back 15 minutes from time through Yoshua Silverman, Lewis Maleh calmed any Faithfold nerves with a low drive.
Faithfold player-manager David Garson told JC Sport: "I was delighted to get our first win, and despite I couple of nervy moments, I thought we deserved the win against a new-look Boca.
"I thought our Essex connection were superb, Dan 'Flash' Gordon took his goals superbly and josh Barnett at the back was a rock, with his last-ditch tackle ensuring our win. Also, Danny Caro the oldest player (it feels good to be able to say that for once!) on the pitch had a faultless debut in goal."
Boca joint-manager Jack Shulman told JC Sport: "I felt like we started the game slowly and got punished as we deserved by the Faithfold attack. However, in the second half we looked a lot stronger and that was shown by us getting the goal back.
"However the game showed signs of being similar to the Arsenal against Sunderland game. It was poised so perfectly, either we would get the second goal or due to us pushing up so much they would get the third, and sadly for us it was the later.
"We got what we deserved but we will step it up and give a good showing against Hendon A in the cup. We are looking a lot better for this season and i believe we will be climbing the table soon."