Mighty Oaks hit high fives
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Ric Blank reflected on a job well done as Oakwood made it two out of two after blowing the Lions away at Brunel
Oakwood were clinical against Lions in a game that was over by half time. Three first half goals from Toby Levy, Anthony Kintish and an absolute beauty from Alex Koslover put them in the box-seat.
Koslover's scored the goal of the game, hitting one on the half volley from 20+ yards. He caught it beautifully having waited the extra split second for the ball to drop. It flew into the far top corner. "Goal of the week definitely," according to Blank.
Oakwood had earlier "got away with one" as Ilan Scorah seemed to clip James Gershfield's heels as he went clean through, but the ref didn't give it. The official also let "an incredibly reckless challenge" on Sam Jacobson go in an effort "to keep it 11 versus 11".
Blank told JC Sport: "In the first half we looked like scoring every time we went forward as our front four ripped Lions to shreds. You never know what side Lions will have out on any given Sunday and we know they've had a tough time over the past 12 months. We had heard they'd be all kids and while they had some young players they still had a very experienced back four and centre mids with James Gershfield up top.
"They don't have as many young players in key positions as Brady say, or even the Lions team that thumped us 8-1 last season. So we're delighted with the win.
"Second half we took our foot off the gas and couldn't get any rhythm going. We scored with possibly our first shot of the half when Sam took aim and buried it in the bottom corner from 25 yards. We conceded a sloppy consolation before Kossy got his second, cooly slotting home with five to go.
"The ref then proceeded to play eight minutes injury time which, added to the fact he was 25 minutes late for kick off, meant by the time we got back from Brunel Spurs were already 3-0 down.