Majestic Mendel takes Chigwell through

By Danny Caro, November 19, 2012


An ANTHONY MENDEL treble eased Chigwell Athletic into round three at the expense of Division Three leaders Oakwood B.

Brad Gayer, Craig Pearl, with a trademark free-kick, and an own goal completed the scoring.

Oakwood had taken the through Adam Blin who latched onto a monster goal-kick from Oren Hury and kept his composure to finish well. Ben Polak was Oakwood's other scorer, making it 4-2 before Chigs sealed the tie with with two late goals.

Chigs boss Richard Slater told JC Sport: "I wanted a reaction from my players and got exactly that today."

Oaks manager Ian Tussie told JC Sport: "The scoreline doesn't do us justice. They levelled soon after although there was a hint of a handball and offside in the goal. Chiggers took the lead before half time as Champagne Charlie Cohen was more Cava as he headed into his own net, although that shouldn't detract from what was an excellent performance from him today.

"I'm proud of how we played, it was always going to be a tough game on a big pitch. They've got some nice players in particular the centre midfield, as well as the Paul Merson doppelganger at centre half.

"Overall good game, scoreline doesn't reflect the fact that we gave them a tough game and with a bit more mazel it might have went differently but all the best to them in the next round."

Last updated: 3:56pm, November 19 2012