UJIA and Blancos share points after six-goal thriller

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Goals from Assi Avital, Ben Nassim and Nick Russell put UJIA on the verge of qualification as they shared the points after a six-goal thriller against Division Three rivals Los Blancos.

Joel Kutner, Daniel Minsky and Adam Hersh were the goal men for Los Blancos.

Blancos' early pressure was rewarded with the opening goal, but UJIA then turned the game on its head with top-class strikes either side of half-time.

The home side recovered well to equalise twice in the second half.

Los Blancos manager Joel Minsky told JC Sport: "We feel today was a missed opportunity. UJIA are a very powerful team, and around the time they scored their first two goals we couldn't really get near them - although we feel we let ourselves down with some sloppy defending.

"For the majority of the game though, we had them on the back foot - they weren't able to deal with our short game. However, we weren't able to find a winner in the
closing stages.

"That's our BG campaign over with for the season, and it's very much been a question of 'what if?'.

"We snatched defeat from the jaws of victory against Glenthorne, put in a terrible shift against one of the Division Four's bottom teams, and were unable to break UJIA down as we chased what would have been a deserved winner today.

"Our performances against Glenthorne and UJIA were both superb, but to beat the top teams you need a bit of luck on your side too, of which we've had little.

"We're much better value than two points from three games shows."

Last updated: 2:00pm, March 12 2012