Ruthless RJC register seventh win
|4 - 2|
|Scott Oldstein||Bobby Abrams|
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Redbridge moved to within two points of top spot with a 4-2 victory over London Haroldeans.
The hosts started with a much-changed line-up, but determined to put last week's shocker against Blizzard behind them.
After settling down and playing their formula of football that is so pleasing on the eye, Redbridge took a deserved lead. A corner of pace and precision was delivered perfectly by the recalled Daniel Jacobs and all the Haroldeans defender could do was to help it in to the net.
An incident then occurred that will feature on Danny Caro’s Chanukah bloopers DVD. A long through ball by the Haroldeans caught out the previously untroubled Redbridge defence. The ball bounced off Jordan Sapler and went three yards out for a corner. Sapler tried a double bluff and went to hit the ball back to the Redbridge keeper in an attempt to get a goal-kick out of it. The ball was missed by Matt Kemp and Bobby Abrams stuck the ball in the net for a comedy equaliser.
Redbridge regained the upper hand with a well-worked goal and taken neatly by Adam Bernstein.
Playing on the counter-attack, Redbridge got caught out again and saw Haroldeans equalise with a ball over the top and clever lobbed finish from Abrams.
2 –2 at half time, Redbridge got the hairdryer from boss, Jon Jacobs, but still couldn’t create. The triple change in the last quarter worked to their advantage, however, as Amir Nathan steadied things and added bite in the middle, Arron Goldberg calm at the back allowing Jimmy Castle to go up top with the third substitute , David Castle.
Redbridge restored the lead again with a fast break from Scott Oldstein and a goalline finish from David Castle and the game was finally killed off with a right footed finish from Oldstein.
RJC boss Jon Jacobs told JC Sport: "It was a deserved three points against a very committed Haroldeans who never gave up."