A hat-trick from Daryl Phillips steered former winners Faithfold A into the fourth round of the Peter Morrison Trophy as they overcame a gritty Holy Mount Zion.
The Premier Division side were on top throughout the first half with Paul Babai and Benjy Dymant dominating in midfield and wingers Lorian Madanes and Joe Cohen both looking extremely dangerous. However strong defending from the Division Three team kept Faithfold at bay.
The deadlock was finally broken after a period of concerted pressure. Good work on the right by
A goal of the week contender from Brady keeper Oli Colmans – that travelled the distance of the pitch – was clearly the icing on the cake as the Edgware club moved top of the JC MSFL Division One with a 6-0 demolition of Montana Boca United A.
Having come close to scoring earlier in the game, the stalwart keeper claimed the game’s final goal with a wind-assisted drop-kick that flew over stranded Montana keeper Lee Duskwick before nestling in the net for his first goal in senior football.
Neasden A hit double figures in the Morrison while Zig Zag claimed one of the results of the day with a 2-1 win over title hopefuls Faithfold C.
JC MSFL MATCHDAY 18 HEADLINES
PMT – Neasden thump Glenthorne A, Faithfold hit Zionists for six
Prem Div – Raiders end Neasden B hoodoo
Div 1 – Five-star Harmen B overpower Redbridge B
Div 2 – Norstar held while Fortune whack Wanderers
Div 3 – Zig Zag stuns Faithfold C
Div 4 – Blizzard does the business again
JC HAT-TRICK HEROES
PMT – Lee Cash 5, Jake Gottlieb (both NW Neasden A), Daryl Phillips (Faithfold A)
Danny Reuben, the head of London Maccabi Lions’ Sunday section, hit out at the club’s younger players after he was forced to pull its B team from the league.
Reuben cited a lack of commitment and enthusiasm as part of the reason the team had to fold. He said: “At the beginning of the season we were confident we had enough players. We desperately wanted to keep the side going and this is not a decision we have taken lightly. We did everything to keep the team alive.”
Daryl Phillips described Alex Kaye as the perfect midfielder after his fantastic five-goal salvo destroyed Southgate Harmen A and rekindled his team's title hopes.
Standing in for manager Zuriel Solomon, who was away on honeymoon, Phillips, the assistant manager, could only stand back in admiration following an exhilarating display from last season's MJSL Player of the Season.
Kaye, a summer signing from Oakhill Lions, marked his return to top-flight action with a powerhouse display that simply blew Harmen away.