Heroic Hendon C stun UJIA
PETER MORRISON TROPHY ROUND ONE
UJIA 1 HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB C 4
Third division Hendon C produced one of the shocks of the day as Alex Elf (pen), Haki Eliasz, Ben David and Benny Sluckis hit the net in a famous win.
Despite being forced to field a depleted team due to injuries, suspensions and golf tournaments, Hendon C raised their game to progress to the next round. After dominating possesion for the forst 20 minute, Elf was brought down and dispatched his penalty to make in 1-0.
Thereafter UJIA raised their game and equalised through a well-taken cross and header. It went in 1-1 at the break.
The second half started in simialr fashion to the first and Caller runs down the left as well as Elf's mopping up in the middle meant that UJIA were restricted to long-range efforts.
Eliasz was fed the ball in the middle, turned a dispatched a long range shot from 20 or so yards which crept in under the keeper.
Hendon's back four were staying disciplined and UJIA frustration led to some rash challenges on the Hendon centre backs and keeper.
In the last 10 minutes two Hendon counters led to a nice finish for debutants David and Slucklis, the latter being an especially nice left footed after a strong run.
Good perforamnces from Craig Miller, Gideon Caller, Alex Elf, Adam Jacobs and Benni Sluckis spring to mind.
Delighted Hendon boss Craig Miller told JC Sport: ""We have to bring this type of performance into the league where we have been found wanting."
Hendon C: David Schapira, Chaim Strom, Craig Miller, Darren Witcoop, Gideon Caller, Omri Makdasi, Haki Eliasz, Alex Elf, Adam Jacobs, Alfonso Zimmer, Benni Sluckis. Rolling sub: Ben David