Norstar A vs Faithfold A
Not so long ago, Faithfold were dreaming about an unprecedented quadruple. Luck, amongst other things, has gone against them and having tumbled out of both Jewish cup competitions, it’s all about the double now.
Having been awarded three points from the recent defaulted match against Brixton, Zuriel Solomon’s men will look to move within a point of leaders Hendon as they play catch-up.
The Superhoops have four games in hand and are strong favourites to win the title, but it’s about getting the job done. The ball is definitely in their court ahead of the trip to the division’s bottom team.
The Faithfold gaffer was in positive mood ahead of the trip to Harrow. He told JC Sport: “We are back to our bread and butter of the league on Sunday. We haven’t played a game in the league for over a six weeks and are glad to finally be playing.”
Faithfold bowed out of the Anekstein Cup after going down 3-2 against the Lions, with Jonny Haik and Dan Perkins finding the net. Solomon praised the efforts of Dan Stock, Sam Reeves and Paul Babai as they fell just short against a strong Lions side.
“We have forgotten about last Sunday we played really well and only from some bad finishing we well could have progressed,” Solomon added.
“Norstar are fighting for their Premier League status and this is a game we won’t underestimate and again respect our opponents. Phil has a young team that’s still learning, but they have a good spirit and that is all you can ask for.
“Saying that, we now are completely focused on Sunday and are raring to go. We have a full squad this week, with key players returning.
The odds are stacked firmly against Norstar as Faithfold are hurting right now. They were edged out 2-1 by the Greens in October when Rocky Spitzer and Alex Kaye found the net, but I think it will be more one-sided second time around.
JC team news: Faithfold welcome back Daryl Phillips, Mike Pearson, Elliott Stern, Alex Levack and Dan Howard. Midfielder Alex Kaye (ankle) is the only injury doubt.
Venue – Armitage Centre, KO – Martin Fox
JC star man: Elliot Stern (Faithfold)
DC Prediction: Norstar 1 Faithfold 4