JC CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP ROUND TWO
ATHLETIC BILBAUM 0 NORTH WEST NEASDEN A 2
There was a truly heroic performance from fourth division Athletic Bilbaum who restricted cup hopefuls Neasden A to just the two goals.
It needed a wonder goal from David Fox and a cheeky back-heel from Danny Daggers to help the Premier Division giants edge into the next round.
NWN boss Darren Yarlett told JC Sport: "We were able to give four or five of the lads who haven't played as much a run out and rest some players.
"It was a good work-out. Credit to Athletic who were always looking to play football and play the game in the right way. It was a pleasant change this week to see a side pass on the floor."
Bilbaum player-boss Mark Pasha told JC Sport: "Despite the loss, it was another performance to be proud of and the Baums could hold their heads high as the left the Bernebaum. Every player gave it their all and frustrated the NWN players, who had expected to notch up a cricket score.
"In the end though Neasden had just a little too much but it could have been different had Bilbaum taken a couple of their early chances. A special mention to the brothers Roth. Simon, in goal, who pulled off a string of world-class saves diving to his right and left, up and down to keep the Bilbaum in the game, as well as executing a near perfect kick all afternoon; and to Sam in defensive midfield who had an epic afternoon putting in vital challenges and harassing the Neasden midfield and attack all morning."