Four-midable Oaks terrorise Tottenham
|4 - 1|
|Ben Polak||Jono Gaon|
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A first-half super show enabled Oakwood to win the top of the table clash in front of the JC cameras, much to the delight of manager Ian Tussie.
It was a fantastic performance from the Oaks who stormed into a 3-0 lead at half time, with a great goal by Dave Eden who hit a beauty from 25 yards after a smart lay off from Matt Geey.
The second wasn't far behind, another great goal this time from Carl Peters following another pass from Matt Geey; Peter took a touch and fired in from outside the box aided by a slight deflection.
It was three before half time with as good a goal as you'll see at this level of football. Peters brought it down on his massive man chest in the middle of the park, set the Oaks off on a lovely move resulting in Ben Polak scoring his first non-headed goal since 1998 with a curler from outside the box. Oaks were in dreamland.
Chutzpah pulled one back through top-scorer Jono Gaon early in second half, although the legality of the goal was questionable as their forward controlled with his hand and finished passed coolly.
The game descended into a bit of a farce soon after as the Oaks were reduced to 10 men when Vic Librae was sent off for retaliating to a stray elbow.
Under pressure, Oaks had their back four and more so their keeper Oren Hury to thank for keeping their two-goal cushion in act with a couple of excellent saves.
The game was dead and buried soon after though, with Nicky Harris nodding in following a barnstorming run and cross from Peters, reminiscent of Yaya Toure.
It was a well-deserved win for the Oaks who were outstanding all over the park today.
Oakwood manager Ian Tussie told JC Sport: "Vic Librae, celebrating his engagement, received a card from the ref, unfortunately it was a red one!
"We were excellent today against a good team with plenty of talented young players who will do well this season, but I knew once we got the fourth it would be ain keloiheunu adon olam for them."
Tottenham Chutspah manager Ariel Tamman told JC Sport: "I was very disappointed with the result. We were playing sloppy football in the first quarter of the match which gave them a three-goal lead and lost us the three points we needed.
"I am just looking to the future at the moment and as a team we will fix our mistakes and play better football. We are still confident that we are in the title race, as its only early days one loss doesn't ruin our chances of winning the league by any means."
DC Prediction: Oakwood B 2 Tottenham Chutspah 1