It’s job done as comeback goes from strength to strength

By Danny Caro, October 17, 2008
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It's rare for a goalkeeper to claim an assist but two in the same game takes some doing. Making my JC MSFL debut for North London Raiders B, I added a clean sheet for good measure in one of the best natured matches I've been involved in.

Faithfold C were our opponents in a hard fought contest. And referee Tony McEvoy came away with plenty of credit for an assured and authorative display.

Faithfold player-manager David Garson said: "He's the best ref yet. He really had control and respect, which makes such a difference. I gave him top marks as he did everything right."

With the credit crunch gripping the nation, it is hardly surprising that Temple Fortune, who have always shown great discipline, took five games for one of their players to receive a caution. Robert Benson will have to cough up £12 after he was booked for unsporting behaviour.

However, the good spirits did not extend to East London where Chigwell Athletic A manager Russell Green was incensed by the conduct of Glenthorne United A.

The Thornes had two players sent off with Green fuming: "Their game plan to intimidate us did not work. In fact I got more annoyed with some of their challenges than my team as I felt that one of my players would suffer a broken leg .We are under no illusions that we must keep a fit squad if we want to challenge for the title and it was a miracle we managed it."

Chigwell will be looking to join Faithfold A and Montana Boca United A in the third round of the London Intermediate Cup this weekend when they travel to Docklands.

Elsewhere, top takes on bottom in the Premier Division with North West Neasden A taking on struggling Montana Boca United A. Neasden go into the match with a four point advantage and with the team averaging more than four goals a game, so damage limitation looks Montana's best bet. TJ Keterman will be looking to impress again.

The 30th edition Jom Ha Voetbal will be held on June 7 in Amstelveen, near Amsterdam. Last year's event attracted 2,300 visitors and competitors from all over Western Europe, ranging in age from six to a 65-year-old rabbi.

    Last updated: 3:51pm, October 16 2008