Blain sailing for rampant Raiders

By Craig Silver, January 8, 2009
Sliding in: Woodford's Andy Levy stops Adam Posner but the Wanderers had no answer to Jonny Blain

Sliding in: Woodford's Andy Levy stops Adam Posner but the Wanderers had no answer to Jonny Blain

A five-goal salvo from Jonny Blain helped North London Raiders A come from behind to claim a 7-2 victory over Division Four high-flyers Woodford Wanderers in the second round of the Peter Morrison Trophy.

Enfield Town hotshot Mitch Hahn gave the Wanderers an early lead but Blain, along with further strikes from Adam Posner and supersub Nicky Woolf eased Adam Fegan’s men through. Darryl Green scored Woodford’s second. The East Londoners finished with 10 men after player-manager

Alex Aviram was sent off following two cautions.
Raiders boss Adam Fegan said: “All 14 boys involved were
simply sensational.”

Aviram said: “Raiders could not handle us for the first 10 minutes and we could have put the game to bed. Credit to Raiders and Jonny Blain for taking advantage of my team’s frustrations. We will take the positives from this game and return to trying to win the league title.”

Goals from Laurence Myers, Scott Ansher, Richard Sacks and Paul Herzsaft helped Maccabi Masters surprise
Division Three side South Manx B.

Dan Collins’ men flew into a 3-0 lead inside 15 minutes to set up a third round clash against Catford & Bromley or Montana Boca United B.
Richard Fogelman and Rob Lerner replied for Manx.

Two goals from David Lederman helped former winners Faithfold A come from behind to beat Premier Division rivals London Maccabi Lions B 3-1. Danny Reuben put the Lions ahead with a 35-yard special. Tal Stern equalised on the stroke of half time with Lederman settling the tie late on. It could have been four but Alex Levack missed a penalty.

Eddie Walton was the matchwinner as Holy Mount Zion dented London Maccabi Lions C’s title hopes in Division Two.

Last updated: 6:58pm, January 8 2009