It's Oaks so simple

By Danny Caro, November 29, 2013

Oakwood A

2 - 1

Anthony Kintish
Anthony Kintish
Adam Arnold
Match date:
8 December 2013 10:30am
Brunel University
R Benardout

An Anthony Kintish double helped Oakwood A closed the gap on Brady with a second win of the season over the Rowley Lane outfit.

Having beaten Brady only three weeks ago, the Oaks took the game to them in the first half and should have been out of sight at half time. As it was it was only 1-0 with Kintish sweeping in for his seventh of the season.

Oakwood played well in the second half - without ever really stepping out of second gear - but missing Adam Levine, Guy Helman, Eddie Manson and Bobby Cousins in the build-up to the game, they were decimated at the back. Ilan Scorah and Dave Cohen coped admirably until one small slip cost them as Brady's Adam Arnold equalised against the run of play.

Oakwood picked themselves up and found another gear and dominated the last 15 minutes. Carl Peters was denied by a last-ditch block and Bradley Wine, Harvey Kay and Josh Rose all snatched at chances they'll feel they could have done better with.

It fell to Kintish again in the 89th minute to win the match, popping up in the box to score via his shoulder.

Oaks joint-manager Ric Blank told JC Sport: "It was another very satisfying victory against Brady and, I feel, no less than we deserved. It was also satisfying to win so late given the manner of our defeat to Brady earlier in the season. We hadn't forgotten the softest penalty awarded against us when Kenley fell in the box. We were determined to put that right.

"Brady had a strong team out and we take it as a compliment when they bring players like Ben Josephs to play against us. I would prefer the best players play every sunday in the MSFL but we will always rise to whatever challenge awaits us.

"Next we have Hendon who are always strong. We hope to put a dent in their season just as we have with Brady these past few weeks."