Never-say-die Neasden A squeeze home

By Danny Caro, September 18, 2011
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JC MSFL PREMIER DIVISION
NORTH LONDON RAIDERS A 3 NORTH WEST NEASDEN A 4

An 87th minute own goal saw Neasden come away victorious following a seven-goal thriller in Uxbridge.

Jamie Wolfson had given Raiders an early lead before Jason Lindsay scored his first of two with a free header.

Igal Yahya helped Raiders restore their advantage with a bullet header following a precison cross from Adam Posner.

Neasden stalwart Danny Daggers made it 2-2 with an excellent volley from an Adam Klein cross.

Yahya made it 3-2 with a stunning overhead kick before Lindsay made it 3-3 with a tap-in.

Neasden old boy Jonny Blain was the unfortunate player to inadvertently convert a dangerous free-kick from Lee Cash into his own net.

NWN joint-manager Darren Yarlett told JC Sport: "Another win but I'm disappointed in the way we conceded today, three individual errors nearly cost us.

"We can take many positives from today, especially the way we came back three times to eventually win the game.

"I was happy with the way we moved the ball and felt we controlled the game in stages.

"Jason Lindsey also scored two so he now has three goals this season. We were able to leave Paul Babai on the bench as well as missng Sammy Ross and Elliot Stern

"Lessons will be learnt from our defending but thought it got better in the second half.

"Credit must also go to Raiders who were very good. They work hard, dont give up and will have a good season in my opinion."

Raiders' Danny Caro said: "Defeat was hard to take today after a game in which we led three times.

"I'm proud of the boys who put in a terrific effort. They didn't deserve to lose. It was a major improvement from last week."

Raiders were missing Danny Berliner, Joe Tankel, Dan Levy, Alex Olcot, Jonny Shapiro, Adam Joselyn and Jacob Gold.

Caro added: "Injuries and availability have hit us hard. We've conceding an alarming numbers of goals already but if we play like we did today, I'm confident that results will come."

    Last updated: 8:12pm, September 18 2011