Raiders finally hit an immovable object
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On a dramatic day in the Maccabi Masters League, the seemingly irresistible force that was North London Raiders finally hit an immovable object as they went down 4-0 to last year's double winners, Brady A, with Laurence Beck (2), Scott Ansher and Marc Herman obliterating Raiders' unbeaten record and prompting Brady's manager Danny Collins to proclaim that "We're back! And we're not giving up our title without a fight!"
Bottom-of-the-table Temple Fortune A looked to be on course for their first win of the season as a Martin Seifert hat-trick put them 3-0 up against Faithfold at the break, but a second half comeback saw Mark Klinger, Adam Lustigman (pen) and Stephen Benson earn a point for Faithfold.
There are new leaders in Division 2 as Clayhall A beat stablemates Clayhall B 9-3 with goals from Brian Deal (3), Neil Sapler (2), Matthew Noble (2), Mark Goldman and Nigel Gladstein to take over from Norstar. The B-team scorers were Michael Kushner, guest Bruce Brent and Tony Sharman.
The anticipated battle between Glenthorne B and Lions B lived up to expectations, an epic match ending 3-3. Gary Swerner scored twice to put Glenthorne ahead, but goals from Immanuel Ezekiel (2) and guest Phil Silver put Lions back in the driving seat, until a Ray Russell penalty levelled it up.
And Pel City continued their good run with a comprehensive 5-1 victory over Brady B, featuring a hat-trick from Andrew Cohen, a 30-yard free kick from Spencer Brookner, plus a strike from Eddie Saleh. Gary Field notched Brady's consolation from the spot