Essex boys stun league leaders

By Craig Silver, January 12, 2009

AJY League Under 12 Division
Redbridge Jewish Care 3 Alyth Belsize Yellow 2

Redbridge Jewish Care stunned unbeaten league leaders Alyth Belsize Yellow with a 3-2 victory in the AJY Under 12 Division at Fairlop’s Powerleague playing fields.

Goals from Max Salador, Daniel Wexler and former Spurs trainee Joffey Bradley helped the East Londoners avenge an 8-1 defeat by Alyth earlier in the season, they move up to fourth in the table with four games in hand on their respective rivals. Jack Morgan and Zack Rose hit back for Alyth, who suffered their first league defeat of the season.

Redbridge boss Paul Silver commented: “This was a solid team performance, we started the game with the intention of winning and it was no surprise that we were 2-0 up at half time. We didn’t allow them any time on the ball and everyone of my 13 players can hold their heads up high and look forward to climbing up the league and challenge the likes of Alyth and HMH right up to the end of the season.”

In a fiery encounter in chilly conditions the game was only given the go ahead after a late pitch inspection. Redbridge began the brighter and could have gone ahead as early as the seventh minute when a Max Salador effort went just wide.

However, Salador finally broke the deadlock five minutes later when he rifled into the top corner after Joffey Bradley had provided the through ball. They doubled the lead minutes before the break after Daniel Wexler clinically drove home on the edge of the area.

Alyth refused to quit and grabbed a goal back minutes after the interval as Jack Morgan cut in from the right flank and shot past the helpless Louis Chung.

Joffey Bradley restored the home-side’s two goal advantage with a superb 30-yard strike, which proved to be decisive despite Alyth’s Zack Rose grabbing a late goal which turned out to be a mere consolation.

Last updated: 12:24pm, January 12 2009