Super Sollosi keeps RJC flying high
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Nathan Sollosi was Redbridge's matchwinner as Jon Jacobs' men earned their sixth win in seven games, although they were made to sweat by an improving Faithfold B.
In windy conditions, Redbridge rose to their toughest challenge to beat a resilient and improving Faithfold side
Missing several regulars, RJC had to use our full squad today with 53-year-old Pete Sollosi making his league debut for the club.
The first half was split in two with Faithfold in the ascendency early on, but from the moment the impressive Sam Rank tested the keeper from fully 30 yards, Redbridge took over the game.
Prompted by the dominant midfield trio of Bernstein, Rank and Berkley, Redbridge were using the flanks well with Nathan Sollosi and the returning Jacobs seeing plenty of ball.
Half time saw the sides at 0-0, the wind was playing havoc with the Redbridge passing game, but they knew patience would be the key.
Just after half time, Sollosi picked up the ball just on the edge of the box, drilled it low in the corner for a 1-0 goal lead.
Great link play should have been rewarded with a penalty just a few minutes later, but the ref waved play on.
Redbridge continued to press and following some good link work, Pete Sollosi won a penalty a few minutes from time. Jordan Sapler stepped up and the keeper made a good double save.
The ref called time on the game. It had been an average performance but a winning one for RJC.
RJC boss Jon Jacobs told JC Sport: "Sometimes you just have to grind out performances and today was one of those days.
"It is not the team that will win a league in Jewish football but the squad.
"Today, we had our regular keeper - Matt Kemp - at centre back, Daniel Jacobs made his first start for over two years and 53-year-old father of four Pete Sollosi joined two of his sons on the pitch for the last 25 minutes