Zloof opens the floodgates
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Page Street, Mill Hill
Star man BEN ZLOOF added another four goals to his tally as table-topping AC Mill Hill crushed Boca Jewniors in the top against bottom clash.
Two early goals from Zloof, following assists from Adam Lenz and Mark Truman, put Mill Hill in the ascendency early on and although Boca pulled one back before half time, the hosts stepped up a gear in the second 45.
A double from Jason 'Wilshere' Shoffman plus one from Adam Lenz plus an own goal saw Mill Hill notch up six in the second half and it could have been seven had Boca keeper Ryan 'Roy' Monk' not denied Zloof a fifth from the penalty spot.
Boca had great trouble in getting players for this game s So they should be praised for trying their best the get the game played, with the threat of fines hanging over them. But they could hold their heads up high because in the first half they pushed the league leaders all the way.
AC went ahead with two quickfire goals in the first 10 minutes as defensive laps let in the dangerous AC attack. But Boca came back with player-manager Jamie Weinrich scoring again after a delightful through ball, Danny Murphy-style by fill-in centre back Sefton Monk.
Boca stepped up a gear and almost scored a shock equaliser when Weinrich saw a shot well saved by the AC keeper. At the other end, Ryan Monk made on good save low down, but was rarely troubled as most of AC shots went high and wide as the Boca back line held firm.
But once again for the fourth week in a row, fitness proved the real winner as AC took control. Six goals for the home team in the second half was harsh on Boca especially on some of the players like Sefton Monk, who usually plays in the midfield, and Ryan Monk in goal, who saw not only an own goal scored against him but four of the goals were rebounds off good saves, including a one brilliant penalty save. The last goal conceded summed up Boca's second half showing as a corner wasn't cleared, a shot from 12 yards out expertly saved but the two players on the each post couldn't clear and AC tapped in the rebound.
Mill Hill boss Joe Levy told JC Sport: "It wasn't our best performance but another good win. All we can do is win every remaining game and see what happens.
"Thanks to Boca for getting out of bed a bit earlier than planned."
DC Prediction: Mill Hill 7 Boca 0
RS Prediction: Mill Hill 8 Boca 1