No cream for the Cats
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Goals from Jamie Sinai and Joel Isaacs were not enough to give the Cats maximum points as they finished honours even against Boca - just as I predicted.
A lack of match sharpness meant Lester Jacobs' men dropped points in their first league outing since December 15 - a pulsating encounter saw two second-half goals earned a valuable point for Jewniors.
The hosts started the game off well and found themselves 2-0 up after 45 minutes, but a change of tactics inspired Jewniors, as an own goal from Steve Keller and a Simon Lindall strike sealed the draw for the visitors.
Jewniors should have gone on and won the game as they controlled the final stages of the tie that was a stark contrast to the early stages. Catford started and well having the majority of possession. They took the lead when Joel Isaacs played in Sinai and he coolly slotted past Michael Sidoff.
Things improved for Lester Jacobs’ side as they doubled their lead when Issacs scored with a ferocious shot.
Jewniors reshuffled in the second half as they went with two up front - the young midfielder, Dovi Fehler controlled the game in the middle of the park. Fehler was brilliant; he worked hard off the ball and was instrumental on the ball, spraying passes all over the pitch.
Kane Alexander played in striker Dovi Vogel but he shot straight at Guy Ben Aroya. But Jewniors’ hard work paid off as they pulled a goal back, Vogel was played in and he whipped a low ball in, which bounced off right back Keller and went in.
That inspired Boca as they were soon level; Vogel delivered a raking ball out to Lindall who forced a good save from Ben Aroya, but Lindall reacted quickest and slotted the ball home at the second attempt.
The visitors had the momentum and they came close to taking all three points. Medal shot from the edge of the box and Ben Aroya parried, Nyman was first to the rebound and from close range he fired over an unguarded net - he really should have scored.
Fehler caused a scramble in the box as he whipped in a corner to the near post, and with minutes to go Vogel forced a great save from Ben Aroya.
It was a tale of two halves as Catford dominated the first and Jewniors the second, and on the whole a draw was the right result.
Additional reporting by Sam Ellard