Hendon United Sports Club A vs FC Team A
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A deadly double from Yishai Last helped Hendon move to within six points of leaders NLR A as they completed a league double over FC Team with a comfortable 3-0 win.
Yoav Lebens rubber-stamped Hendon's 12th league win of the campaign.
Delighted Hendon boss David Garbacz told JC Sport: "We can chalk another win off the board, and with just three games to go the title dream is starting to turn into reality.
"This was not one of our prettiest performances, but we did have players away and the Hadley pitch was hard and bobbly - making the ball difficult to control.
"Martin Smulovitch came in and turned the clock back with a vintage display at left-back and Alex Rosenthal continued his excellent form since taking over the josh Lipman mantle. Up front Yishai Last looked sharp and scored a nice brace.
"We were always comfortable, but should have been more clinical in goal and played with a bit more urgency which would have put the game to bed earlier.
"However the end result was all that really mattered - we have survived the Pesach period where the squad is always tested to the full. My mate Phil Peters was given no encouragement on the sideline and we are looking forward to welcoming him to our final three league games so he can spur us on to the bitter end.
"Our attentions now turn to two massive cup finals. First up Oakwood in the Morrison - we will need to raise our levels significantly from the last two weeks. We have set ourselves up brilliantly for the final assault on all three trophies, but we still have huge hurdles to overcome until we can start celebrating.
"We'll get Pesach out of the way, we'll welcome back the EL Al flights from Tel Aviv, we'll train hard and trust me we will be ready."