Athletico knock Hendon United out of Cyril Anekstein Cup

Hotshot Zacki hits hat-trick as Athletico march on


A superb hat-trick from Zacki Doumou saw London Athletico dump Hendon United out of this season’s Maccabi GB Southern Football League Cyril Anekstein Cup.

In one of seven ties played on Sunday morning, Doumou’s treble gave his side the shock result of the day as they booked their place in the quarter-finals of the competition.

Athletico’s Michael Phillips said: “It was a great team performance all round.

”We didn’t let our heads drop when they drew level, we persisted and were rewarded with the win.”

Gavriel Lewis’s equaliser proved scant consolation for United.

Elsewhere in the competition, two goals from Sam Morris helped Geez Park Rangers to a comfortable 6-0 win over North London Raiders.

Aaron Gale, Joe Leslie, Tyler Smith and Jordan Green were also on target. Rangers’ Ben Leslie said: “It was a great performance from the boys, we deserved the win and played some great football to get into the next round.”

Rangers boss Tal Cohen said: “We started off well with a few good chances but were 2-0 down by half time before a poor ten minutes saw a few more goals conceded and heads went down.”

HMH A booked their passage into the next round as two goals from Ethan Krell helped them to a 4-0 win at Oakwood Town. George Goldberg and Eli Wegrzyn were also on target.

Stoke Salmon came away from Brook Farm Rovers with a 3-1 win, for whom Toby Nathan scored for the beaten hosts. Rovers’ player-manager Dan Cohen said: “It was a fairly even game but they were much more clinical.

”We piled the pressure on in the second half and had a few nearly moments, but couldn’t find the equaliser before they broke away at the end to finish it. But there are lots of positives to take and we go again.”

Two goals from Jack Brand saw Brady FC beat HMH B 2-1. Despite the win, manager Ricky Ansher said: “It was a really frustrating game for us, we were playing very well but the stoppages meant the flow of the game was constantly disrupted.

Against very tough opposition it was very important that we let our feet do the talking. It was a good win and into the hat we go.”

There were also wins for Real Madreidel, who beat Real Salt Beef 2-0, and Redbridge Jewish Care Purple, who beat Hampstead Ducks 4-2 with Natan Blank and Charles Braunstein scoring for The Ducks.

Mill Hill Dons moved to the top of the Division One table, as two goals from Josh Goldstein coupled with strikes from Mitchell Gerber and Josh Cinna saw them win 4-0 at Temple Fortune.

Hapoel Hampstead failed with an opportunity to claim third spot in the table as they were held to a 2-2 draw at Boca Chillers. Jack Naftalin scored early for them, but they had to rely on Daniel Simon’s strike to secure a point.

Manager Jordan Conn said: “It was another disappointing result, we’re looking to have some better results going into the New Year.”

Top scores of the day came in Division Two, where a debut hat-trick for Nathaniel Fahidi inspired Beitar Bushey to an 11-4 victory over Lads on Torah.

Man-of-the-match Mark Pearce also bagged a treble and claimed two assists, while Eli Leader scored twice. Lawrence Rosenberg, Joshua Jacob and Robbie Metzger completed the scoring.

Manager Aaron Conway said: “We approached the game with a new attitude and vision and played excellently, going into the break 6-0 up. We made it harder for ourselves in the second half, but I was still so impressed with the dedication and hard work from the entire squad.”

Ten-man Millbrook Park Calcio claimed their third win from five games as Jordan Aspis’ double, along with Gabriel Arenson’s strike, saw them win 3-1 at Camden City.

Calcio boss Idan Levy said: “We went down to ten men in the first half, but the boys put in a super mature performance for the rest of it, with Ariel Elroy immense throughout.”

Redbridge Jewish Care White moved up into joint-third spot thanks to a 4-1 win over 40 Year Wanderers, Jack Bromley netting the Wanderers’ consolation goal.

Maccabi London Lions moved to within a point off the top of the Maccabi Masters League table as two goals from Gideon Barnett helped them to a 2-0 win over EHRS Stonegrove. Michael Abraham and Bradley Lazarus netted their other two.

Four goals from Gary Adams inspired Glenthorne to a 6-1 win at Hendon Harriers. Jason Rich bagged their other two, while Andy Diamond scored Harriers’ consolation.

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