FC Team A vs North London Raiders A
Brook Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Raiders are one of the form teams in the league at the moment although they will be looking to make history and beat FC Team A for the first time in MSFL history on Sunday.
L’Orange came through a cup epic in the Morrison last Sunday when keeper Dave Simnock stole the headlines with an heroic display in a match that went to penalties. He made one brave, top-class save to deny Team danger man Richard Salmon in open play and followed that up with three stunning saves in the shootout in a game Raiders led twice through goals from striker David Dinkin - one a penalty, the other a sensational free-kick,
Looking ahead to the game, Raiders boss Rob Richman told JC Sport: “Sunday sees our third and final game of the season vs. FC Team. We have played Team at least twice a season for the last four seasons and having played them just last week we will be fully prepared for what they will throw at us on Sunday.
“As Johnny Pearl pointed out to me after last week’s game, whatever the result between us you always get a fiercely competitive game between our two sides.
“The fact that we have never beaten them in 90 minutes on grass still pains me slightly and I know we will be going full out to get a victory Sunday morning.’
Although neither team is challenging for honours at the top of the table, both will be determined to finish the season as high as possible.
No doubt, FC Team believe they owe Raiders one after last weekend. Manager Mitch Young wanted his players to progress in the cups this year but results haven’t gone their way.
Team have lost just once in five home league games this season and will pull out all the stops in a bid to exact revenge.
I can see this ending in another entertaining draw after 90 minutes on a day when football will be the winner.
JC team news: Raiders captain and current stand-out performer this season Rik Sherman is away, but they are otherwise at full strength.
Venue – Meadow Park, Ref – Laurie Benson
JC star man: Dan Grossman (Raiders)
DC Prediction: FC Team A 2 NL Raiders A 2