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Four-midable Redbridge leapfrog Scrabble

Redbridge B leapfrogged Scrabble after a four-midable performance at Fairlop, thanks to goals from Richie Rosenthal, Carl Dobin, Dan Lipman and Jacob Kaye.

    Having seen his team slip to fifth in the table, Scrabble boss Ray Abrahams told JC Sport: "Once again, we were robbed of up to 10 first-team regulars due to injuries,work and illness. We decided this morning not to concede the game and the players representing the club today included three Masters players - Jon Yantin, Jonny Summerfield and Nigel Goldthorpe plus a stand-in goalkeeper.

    "Whilst an enormous amount of credit goes to all the lads that played, no team in this league could be without the talent that was unavailable to us and expect to get a result.

    "I am frustrated to say that in games we would normally expect to take something from points have slipped away because of this, but we will battle on and now turn our attention to the games we have coming up in which we have to turn our recent poor run around and start picking up some points to keep us clear of the relegation zone."

    Paying tribute to the victors, Abrahams added: "Fair play to Redbridge who are a great bunch of lads and took their chances when they presented themselves.

    "We look forward to meeting them again in the return game later in the season with more options open to us in terms of  our squad."

    REDBRIDGE: Elliott Coulton, Daniel Adleman, Jon Fialka, Scott McKenzie, Adam Noble, Craig Phillips, Dan Lipman, Jacob Kaye, Carl Dobrin, Dan Gordon, Richard Rosenthal. Subs: Josh Hamblin, James Law, Sam Rank

    SCORERS: Dobrin, Kaye, Lipman, Rosenthal

    SCRABBLE: Benjamin Bowers, Ben Cantopher, Jon Yantin, Nigel Goldthorpe, Ben Krieger, Jamie Lewis, Josh Pugh, Oliver Richardson, Zac Summerfield, Rupert Wood, Craig Edwards. Sub: Eli Gottlieb

    UPDATE: The MGBSFL Management Committee confirmed on January 16 that Redbridge Jewish Care B have admitted to playing an ineligible player. Therefore the points will be deducted and awarded to Scrabble.

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