Oaks won't underestimate Faithfold B, says Blank

By Danny Caro, December 13, 2012
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Faithfold B will look to become the first team to beat Oakwood A inside 90 minutes in 12 months on Sunday. Yes, ladies and gents, the Oaks have turned into an unbeatable machine and they’re still chasing silverware on four fronts this season.

They showed their class in the Herts County Cup last Sunday when AFC Oddfellows were put to bed 8-a, with Toby Levy, Dan Geey, Bobby Cousins, Dan Abrams, Brad Wine, Josh Rose, Josh Rubin and Rob Davidson finding the net.

The talents of Levy have been spotted by scouts of London Lions and he impressed in a recent run-out for the club’s Saturday reserve team.

The Premier Division outfit have been the model of consistency and manager Ric Blank and Alex Schock, who deserve plenty of credit for getting the team where they are, will expect nothing less than a comfortable win to finish a memorable year in style.

Blank told JC Sport: “Fingers crossed the game will be on on Sunday. We are desperate to play and have a strong squad to choose from despite a few absentees.

“We know Faithfold will be a decent side. We were a Division One side 12 months ago - there are no mugs in that league. So we won’t be falling into that trap for sure.

“We’ll be looking to repeat last week's performance when we won 8-1 in the County Cup. If we bring that level of dedication and skill to the table we’ll take some beating.”

Avoiding relegation has to be the priority for Faithfold this season. I can see them giving the Oaks a test for six minutes, but when push comes to shove, class will tell in the end.

JC team news: Josh Bentley, Josh Rose and Robbie D are all away for Oakwood. Anthony Kintish is still injured, but there’s positive news coming in the form of Dan Rose. The club are hopeful he’ll be back wearing TBOATJIATL blue come 2013. Victor Librae is also available “which is a massive shame”. Dave Epstein suffered a suspected hairline fracture of the curl in the melee at Etihad on Sunday. Blank added: “Everyone at Oakwood wishes him all the best and a speedy recovery post-surgery.”

Venue – Parmiters, Ref – Martin Lavender

JC star man: Josh Rose (Oakwood)

DC Prediction: Oakwood 4 Faithfold B 0

Last updated: 12:45pm, December 13 2012