Four-midable Redbridge crush Neasden
Two goals from Dean Nyman plus one apiece from Daran Bern and Mitch Lassman took Redbridge Jewish Care A six points clear at the top with a four-goal demolition of last season's champions at Fairlop.
Victory saw RJC complete a league double over Neasden to close in on the title and open a significant lead over second-placed Hendon who have a game in hand.
A delighted Sam McCarthy told JC Sport: "It wasn't the most attractive of games to watch at times and it took a little while to get into our stride. By the close of the second half with two goals up we were starting to look comfortable and control the game.
"I don't recall Matt Davis being troubled at all throughout the 90 minutes. Once again our pace up front placed Neasden under repeated pressure and I thought we were unfortunate in not increasing the scoreline.
"It was our overplaying of the ball in some situations that let us down. But the most important thing for me was to finish at the final whistle with three points. Increasing our goal difference ratio was a bonus."
“With so many players out I thought we gave a good account of ourselves. We did make some silly mistakes and were punished. We must now really re-group and put everything we have into our performance next week v Faithfold”.
NWN gaffer Jamie Cole told JC Sport: "It has been clear for some time that the league is between Hendon and Redbridge. There is little to choose between the two sides and either will be worthy winners.
"It’s a shame that teams have dropped out of the league this year which has made it a bit of a farce.
"However, that is not to take anything away from Hendon or Redbridge who are both excellent sides.
"On a personal note, my lads have been a different class over the last three years but we have really struggled this season with availability for reasons which I have previously stated. However, we will be working hard over the summer to bring in some new recruits and get our trophy back next season."
Redbridge: Matt Davis, Russell Leiter, Joel Berg, Adam Hakimi, Craig Sandford, Daran Bern, Steve Gevertz (sub: Danny Hakimi 65), Steve Summers (sub: Mitch Lassman 70), Sam McCarthy, Adam Stolerman (sub: Lewis Walker 75), Dean Nyman. Subs: Alex Lishak, Ritchie Caplin