MGBSFL PREMIER DIVISION
FAITHFOLD A 3 BRADY MACCABI A 2
A stunning strike from super-sub Jonny Haik inspired defending champions Faithfold to victory in a five-star contest against Morrison winners Brady at Chase Lodge.
Alex Kaye and Mike Pearson were also on target for the Superhoops who led 2-0.
Brady battled back into the game in the last 30 minutes and quickfire strikes from new signings Michael Kenley and Faithfold old boy Richard Baum set up a grandstand finish.
Faithfold became sloppy and Brady sensed they could get something and it needed a brilliant last-ditch tackle from Sam Lewis to keep them at bay.
The home side kept plugging away and Haik, in his first match back from holiday, settled the match with a great low drive in the last minute to snatch the win.
Faithfold boss Zuriel Solomon told JC Sport: "Brady had a young team and were missing some key players, but showed some great belief and Josh and Joel can be proud. We were also missing five boys, but although not playing our best, we are showing glimpses of our form from last year."
Brady joint-manager Joel Nathan told JC Sport: "It was a great game where we had five boys 18 or under playing against the league champions, but they adapted well and played some great football.
"We were unlucky to be two down, but showed great spirit in coming back to 2-2 and could have scored the winner in the 90th minute, but for a game-saving tackle. They then went up the other end and scored the winner.
"Yes we are gutted, but we will take a lot if positives from the game."