Laurier wonder goal floors Blancos

By Danny Caro, October 1, 2013

Los Blancos

2 - 3

Brady Maccabi B

Benji Israel
Jono Gaon
Reiss Mogilner
Josh Dagul
Match date:
13 October 2013 10:30am
West Hendon Playing Fields
Henry Raffe

A "worldie" from Josh Laurier did the trick as leaders Brady B were pushed all the way by an improving Blancos team, but they had just enough to take maximum points.

Blancos took heart from their win last week and continued in similar fashion, but were extremely unlikely to come away empty-handed.

There were two goals in the first 10 minutes as Brady forged ahead from the penalty spot after five minutes, but Blancos were straight back in it five minutes later with a bullet header from Benjy Israel.

Brady took the lead once more, but then the onslaught began. In the second half, Blancos were camped out in the Brady half, and eventually got what they deserved through Jono Gaon, continuing his impressive start for the whites.

At times, Brady could not get out of their half, with Blancos hustling and not letting the league leaders breathe. Completely against the run of play, Brady scored a quite outstanding solo effort from 35 yards out, and Blancos could not quite get that third goal, to get at least what they deserved.

Brady's goals came through Reiss Mogilner, Josh Dagul and Laurier.

Relieved Brady boss Josh Dagul told JC Sport: "We weren't at our best today, but still picked up the vital three points.

"We started slowly but then took over, dominated the rest of the first half and should've gone into half time with a comfortable lead. In the second half LB were the better team, but we weathered the storm and Laurier's 30 yard worldie was worthy of winning any game."

Blancos' Jonathan Ison told JC Sport: "We completely outplayed Brady, from start to finish. In the second 45 minutes, Brady got into our half once and that was a goal - a 35-yard strike, which was very much against the run of play.

"With players returning from travels and injuries, we are only going to get stronger. We beat the league leaders in every department of the pitch today, and continuing to play as we did today, other teams in the league should watch out as we are just starting to click into gear. We were extremely unlucky to walk away with nothing, but we can definitely hold our heads high after performing as we did today"