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Edwards and McLeod inspire goal kings Scrabble

Craig Edwards and Zak McLeod helped themselves to hat-tricks as Scrabble boosted their title hopes with a double digit win over L'Equipe.

    Ray Abrahams applauded his Scrabble players for a ruthless performance as they crushed newly-promoted L'Equipe.

    Scrabble were on fire today as they set about L'Equipe with some fantastic football played on a sloping pitch at Old Finchleians in Woodside Park.

    Ben Bowers (2), Lorian Madanes, Josh Pugh and Zac Summerfield added the gloss in Scrabble's biggest win of the season.

    Scrabble were on fire today as they set about L'Equipe with some fantastic football played on a sloping pitch at Old Finchleians in Woodside Park.

    The visitors were a goal up after just three minutes when captain Josh Pugh fired in low from 30 yards to open the scoring and further goals including a dipping drive from distance from McLeod and Edwards and Summerfield in the first 30 minutes put Scrabble 4-0 up at half time.

    Scrabble manager Ray Abrahams went on the attack in the second half by switching to a back three and bringing the extra man into a front three looking for goals and a superb second half performance saw Edwards and McLeod complete their hat tricks.

    Further second-half goals from winger Madanes and two from super-sub Bowers. who came off the bench with a half an hour remaining, sealed the seasons best win for the Blues and with Los Blancos dropping points moved Scrabble into second spot in the table and an automatic promotion place.

    Scrabble manager Ray Abrahams told JC Sport: "We were on fire today and some of our football was top-class but we took a long time to get going and I had to push the boys at half-time to pick up the pace. But they responded brilliantly in the second half and to score 11 goals In the game was superb.

    "Overall we dominated the midfield and were clinical in front of goal which we've threatened all season but never achieved but today it all came together and we also kept it tight at the back when we had to and defended well.

    "Promotion could come down to goal difference at the end of the season and we've really boosted the goal difference now with this result today.

    "We also worked hard in the second half going uphill on a sloping pitch and scored some great goals and with the other result going in our favour today we are right in the mix near the top of the table where we need to be at this stage of the season."

    L'EQUIPE: Mark Glucksman, Jacob Alberga, Ian Baron, Tamir Grant, Jon Kay, Josh Lewis, James Mandell, David Prager, Nick Stern, Rob Simons, Mark Singer

    SCRABBLE: Daniel Beresford, Ben Cantopher, Craig Edwards, Dan Green, Adam Newman, Josh Pugh, Oliver Richardson, Lorian Madanes, Robert Rodney, Zac Summerfield, Adam Waters, Zac McLeod. Subs: Daniel Goldhill, Ben Krieger, Ben Bowers

    SCORERS: Edwards 3, McLeod 3, Bowers 2, Pugh, Summerfield, Madanes

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