UJIA vs Chigwell Athletic
Page Street, Mill Hill, London
020 7681 4520
UJIA vs CHIGWELL ATHLETIC
Chigwell came away from Manchester heads held high after bowing out of the Morrison last Sunday.
Manager Richard Slater was proud of his players after an almighty battle and he believes that a similar effort will be rewarded with their third league win when they make the long trip to Mill Hill on Sunday.
Slater singled out defenders Jon Raven, Paul Lenchner and new signing Greg Lautman after what he described as “an excellent team performance”.
The long-standing supremo has challenged his team to gather as many points as they can from their remaining fixtures and he’s got this one marked down for three points in what should be a good, old-fashioned contest, with neither team holding back.
Looking ahead to Sunday, Slater told JC Sport: “Despite the defeat last weekend in Manchester, the squad are in good spirits. We were unlucky but the performance was really positive.
“Again this weekend we're missing a few players, but nothing less than three points again an improving UJIA will do.”
JC team news: Chigwell keeper James Swead is back in between the sticks after last weeks Maccabiah outing, along with defender Jonathan Swead who also featured for Maccabiah Masters. Lee Hyams also returns.
UJIA have shown signs of improvement in recent weeks, but it could be too little, too late. Manager Ben Radstone is determined to get every ounce of energy and effort out of his players in their remaining games, but he knows the table never lies.
I don’t think there will be much between the teams on Sunday but am tipping Chigwell to edge home.
Venue – Chase Lodge, Ref – Neil Cooper
JC star man: Craig Pearl (Chigwell)
DC Prediction: UJIA 1 Chigwell 2