Faithfold overpower champions

By Danny Caro, September 21, 2010
Neasden B’s Danny Daggers surges past NL Raiders A’s Adam Jocelyn

Neasden B’s Danny Daggers surges past NL Raiders A’s Adam Jocelyn

Daryl Phillips, assistant-manager of Faithfold A, has called for calm after the Superhoops went three points clear at the top of the Premier Division after beating defending champions North West Neasden A.

Victories in their first three matches against title rivals Hendon United Sports Club A, London Maccabi Lions A and Neasden have put Faithfold in a strong position as they look to win the title for the first time since 2005.

Phillips said: "This was another squad performance where everyone did a job."

The team has undergone some major changes in personnel following a period of transition. Phillips said: "I think we have become a more physical team than previous years where in the past Neasden had been stronger. We still can play our football but have developed some toughness to our game.

"Neasden are a very good team and it's been a while since we got one over on them, so it's nice to be back at the top of the league.

"However it's still very early days, and things can change if we are not on our game and become complacent. There's still a long way to go but we will enjoy putting one over on the old enemy."

A first-half header from Alex Bowman steered Neasden B past North London Raiders A. NWN joint-manager Sammy Carr said: "Our experience shone through at the end."

London Maccabi Lions B held London Maccabi Lions A 1-1. Scott Levy put the Bs ahead with a 30-yard pile-driver before Joel Ross saved the A team's blushes 15 minutes from time.

Lions B manager Dan Levy said: "We were very disciplined with a great shape and fully deserved the point if not more."

Two MSFL top-flight teams moved into the second round of the London FA Sunday Intermediate Cup. Ben Sollosi, Brad Frankel and Daran Bern earned Redbridge Jewish Care A victory against Turkish team Antalysapor. Toby Lustigman and Ben Graham were on the mark as Southgate Harmen A overcame Westminster Wanderers.

FC Team A maintained their perfect start in Division One with Danny Moss and Oliver Segal on target in a 2-1 win over Montana Boca United A. James Sandler replied.

Two headers from Daniel Castle helped Chigwell Athletic exact revenge for an opening day defeat against Oakwood in a 2-1 victory. Anthony Kintish replied.

Strikes from Richard Silver, Mark Klein, Luke Brookner and Ben Harris earned Camden Park one of the results of the day as they thumped Lions C 4-1. James Gold grabbed a consolation.

Nicky Woolf and Lewis Blitz fired North London Raiders B to a 2-1 win over Redbridge B. David Castle replied.

A solitary strike from Ian Bean steered Southgate Harmen B past Brady Maccabi.

Brixton Old Boys claimed shock of the day as they beat title hopefuls Woodford Wanderers 3-0 in Division Two. Rob Hershkorn, Danny Sherman and Stefan Owide were the marksmen. John Nitka, the Brixton manager, hailed "a great performance and 100 per cent commitment from a great squad of players." He said: "Don't write us off yet."

Hendon B joint player-managers Chaim Gothold and Gav Noe led by example with hat-tricks in the 6-1 mauling of Montana B. Mark Simons fired a consolation.

Adam Jason's second treble of the season steered Norstar A to a 4-0 victory at FC Team B. Ben Menahem added the other.

Rob Benson (3), David Gance (2), Michael Goldberg (2), Scott Shindler and Jon Fisher found the net as Temple Fortune A hammered L'Equipe 9-4. Jules Bohm (2), Jason Miller and Joey Kolirin replied.

Glenthorne United A were the top-scorers of matchday three, registering 13 against Real Life. David Blackman (5), Daniel Shafron (3), Paul Billar (2), Simon Bitton, Jay Scott and an own goal completed the scoring. Jamie Beaumont replied.

Ben Simons (3), Josh Sugarbread (2) and Adam Barton hit the net as high-flying Faithfold C put seven past UJIA.

Dan Ison and Paul Samuels earned Heath Banta the points in a 2-1 win over Zig Zag. Dan Ezra replied.

Holy Mount Zion claimed their first win after beating Norstar B 3-1 with goals from Yves Florentin-Lee, Louis Florentin-Lee and Dan Markeson. Adam Sandzer replied.

Daniel Gordon (3), Sam Sollosi and Marc Jacobs eased Redbridge C to a 6-1 success over Catford & Bromley Maccabi. Eli Batterly replied.

Glenthorne B remain top of Division Four on goal difference after beating North London Raiders B 2-0. Fabio Revieccio and Richard Rosenthal were the goal men.

Blizzard Storm also made it three out of three with Joel Kutner firing the winner against Athletic Bilbaum.

Strikes from Ariel Weinstein, Danny Kon and an own goal condemned Jewventus to their first defeat as Los Blancos ran out 3-1 winners.

Jerome Colmans converted two free-kicks and another direct from a corner as Inter Borehamwood claimed their first ever win in the Maccabi League, beating Hendon C 5-2. Scott Ackerman and Richard Winton finished the job.

Last updated: 2:04pm, September 21 2010