Club de Chigwell striker Stanley Offord shoots down Ducks

Forward's brace helps his side notch a 4-0 win over Hampstead, handing them a three-point lead at the top of Division Two


Club de Chigwell won the clash of the top two in Division Two of the Maccabi GB Southern Football League as they maintained their 100 per cent start to the season and, in doing so, opened a three-point lead at the top of the table.

Stanley Offord scored twice, with Josh Brody and Solly Bradley also on target in a 4-0 win over Hampstead Ducks. Manager Joshua Dobias said: “It was a good team performance from the squad, building on our past games.”

There were first wins of the season for Redbridge Jewish Care White and Beitar Bushey, the former recording an emphatic 10-0 win over Lads on Torah, while the latter edged a seven-goal thriller against 40 Year Wanderers, to claim their first ever competitive victory.

Bushey’s goalscorers were Alex Landau, Eli Leader — who hit a brace —and Joshua Jacobs, who scored a late winner.

“I’m so unbelievably proud of every player on our team, their attitude, togetherness, and support for each other is what gave us this win,” said Beitar Busher manager Aaron Conway. “We have also decided for this match to ask players for voluntary increased match fees, raising over £100 for MDA UK.”

Oakwood A began the defence of their Premier Division title in style by beating the previously unbeaten leaders Geez Park Rangers 3-0.

Goals from Dan Aluf, Felix Shalom and Aaron Searle seeing them to a comfortable three points. HMH A and London Athletico continued their unbeaten starts to the season with a 1-1 draw. Zacki Doumou scored for Athletico.

His manager Michael Phillips said: “It was a fairly fought match and could have gone either way.” Oscar Wagner netted for HMH.

Elsewhere, Hendon bounced back from their opening day defeat by coming away from Stoke Salmon with a 3-1 win.

Gav Lewis, Yehuda Korman and Reiss Mogilner were all on target.Hendon’s Alex Rosenthal said afterwards: “It was an excellent performance. Our attacking play especially in the first half was immense and we had to defend resolutely in the second half against a decent opposition.”

Mill Hill Dons lead the way at the top of Division One, though Connor Benson’s strike was only enough to earn them a 1-1 draw at Oakwood Town. Louis Fisher scored for the hosts.

Town manager Brandon Hammé said: “It was a tough, well-fought-out game that could have gone either way, so a draw is probably the fairest result. The boys battled throughout, and Oakwood look like they will be title challengers this year, so we are happy to have come away with a point.”

Hapoel Hampstead spurned the chance to go top as they were beaten 3-2 at Real Salt Beef. Sam Morgan, Jayden Tomlinson, and Ethan Kessel all scored for Beef. Their manager Samuel Margo said: “Despite going behind, we showed great character to fight back.”

Redbridge Jewish Care Purple claimed their first victory — and points — of the season as they won 4-1 at Temple Fortune.

Scott Oldstein scored twice, with Jimmy Castle and Jordan Sapler also on target. Redbridge manager Jake Sanders said: “The boys did themselves proud by putting in a battling performance.”

Fortune manager Stevie Allen said: “The team focused very well and fought hard to the end. But for a couple of individual errors, a draw certainly would’ve been a fair result if not a win based on our overwhelming amount of possession.”

Real Madreidel sit in second place thanks to an emphatic 7-0 win over Boca Chillers.
HMH B played their first-ever cup game and progressed into the second round of the Cyril Anekstein Cup.

Jonathan Daniel and Zak Samuels goals saw them earn a 2-2 draw against Camden City, before they prevailed 4-3 on penalties.

Manager Nick Berger said: “It was a well-balanced match.” Zack Shooter and Dani Lazard scored for City, whose manager Joe Levi said: “It was a good game played in the right spirit between two teams who like to play passing football. We had a lot of chances in the second half and probably deserved to edge it, but that’s football. Good luck to them in the next round.”

Brady FC join them in round two as goals from Jack Brand and Jordan Nathan,along with two own goals helped them to a 4-1 win at Millbrook Park Calcio. Assistant Manager Alex Maxwell said: “We started well and largely controlled the game, despite going down to ten men while 2-1 up,.”

In the Maccabi Masters Football League, victories for Scrabble and St John’s Wood Tigers leave a trio of sides at the top. Scrabble came away from previous leaders Temple Fortune with a 3-0 win, thanks to goals from Mark Powell, Andrew Binstock and Jonny Summerfield.

The Tigers join them on six points as five goals from Andrew Brummer inspired them to a 7-2 win at EHRS Stonegrove. Jason Bentley and Grant Morgan claimed their other two goals.
Elsewhere, Ian Leader took a Maccabi Masters team to Sheffield to compete in the National Over 65’s 7-a-side competition.

Winning two, drawing two and losing two matches, they finished the tournament in third place. Leader said: “It was a very well -run competition played in a great spirit.”

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