Brady Maccabi moved a point clear at the top of the Premier Division following hard-fought win.
SUNDAY’S RESULTS AT A GLANCE (SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL REVIEW):
CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP SECOND ROUND: (number in brackets represents division of team):
North London Raiders A (PREM) P Hertswood Vale (2) P
(Hertswood Vale withdrew from tie)
Brady Maccabi 2 Maccabi London Lions White 1
Camden Park 0 Oakwood A 4
Maccabi London Lions Blue 3 Hendon United Sports 5
Los Blancos 2 Faithfold A 5
North London Raiders B 2 Redbridge Jewish Care C 1
Oakwood B 3 Redbridge Jewish Care B 3
Scrabble 6 Temple Fortune A 1
Faithfold B 1 FC Team 8
Real Hendon 2 Catford & Bromley Maccabi 1
Straw Hat Pirates 2 Bayern Mincha 4
Temple Fortune B 1 Mill Hill Dons 5
TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
Ben Gabay (Faithfold A)
Richard Reback (Mill Hill Dons)
Joe Botchin (Oakwood A)
Ed Bloom (Scrabble)
Stanley Offord (Brady Maccabi)
Ashley Burns (FC Team)
Gideon Caller (Faithfold A)
Martin Smulovitch (Real Hendon)
Ben Cantopher (Scrabble)
Tony Gold (Scrabble)
Marc Rister (Brady Maccabi)
Avi Garson (Faithfold A)
Dovi Vogel (Faithfold A)
Adam Isaacs (Mill Hill Dons)
Harry Moss (Mill Hill Dons)
Josh Cuby (Oakwood A)
Toby Levy (Oakwood A)
Ben Feingold (Oakwood B)
James Frener (Oakwood B)
Motty Korman (Real Hendon)
Craig Cole (Scrabble)
Josh Pugh (Scrabble)
Ben Mandell (Straw Hat Pirates)
Mitch Young (FC Team)
Zach Cohen (Mill Hill Dons)
Jonny Quinn (Oakwood A)
Gav Noe (Real Hendon)
Craig Edwards (Scrabble)
Zac Summerfield (Scrabble)
GOALS OF THE WEEK:
1) Toby Levy (Oakwood A) – 25 yards out – strike into the corner gave goalkeeper no chance
2) Gav Noe (Real Hendon) – An audacious chip from the edge of the box after a quick break away involving Motti Korman and Benny Goldberg
3) Mitch Young (FC Team) – A back-heeled volley to open his account for the morning
4) Mitch Young (FC Team) – Second of the match was a stunning free-kick into the top corner
5) Mitch Young (FC Team) – Completed his hat-trick with a superb scissor-kick volley at the back post
6) Louis Naghten (Faithfold A) – Shuffled past three men whilst being kicked and a la Cantona, executed a delightful chip from outside the box
7) Avi Markiewicz (Faithfold A) – From 45 yards out, produced a stunning free-kick – power, precision and dip on that ball would’ve impressed Juninho
8) Daniel Seligman (Oakwood B) – Finished off an amazing team move. James Frener sprayed the ball wide to Rafi Bloom, he bundled over a defender, before cutting it back for Seligman who slammed the ball into the top corner first time
9) Dan Selwyn (Oakwood B) – A stunning strike with his left foot from outside the area that arrowed into the top corner
SAVES OF THE WEEK:
QUOTES OF THE WEEK:
1) Avi Markiewicz (Faithfold A) – “It had power, precision and dip on that ball would’ve impressed Juninho”
2) Jason Stein (Oakwood B) – “We’re dominating possession. But our defending is – quite frankly – pathetic”
CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP SECOND ROUND (number in bracket represents division of team):
NORTH LONDON RAIDERS A (PREM) P HERTSWOOD VALE (2) P
Hertswood Vale withdrew from tie
BRADY MACCABI 2 MACCABI LONDON LIONS WHITE 1
Brady moved to the top of the table as two goals from Reiss Mogilner – including one from the penalty spot – saw them claim the points.
Manager Joel Nathan told jewishnews.co.uk: “We dominated the first half, let them back in the second half, but we did enough to hold on for the win.”
Tyler Smith scored for the Lions, for whom player-manager James Gershfield told jewishnews.co.uk: “Unfortunately a slow start and a poor first half cost us the game. Defensively we weren’t good enough for the first 45 minutes and found ourselves 2-0 fairly early on.
“The performance improved in the second half, but the second goal just never came.”
CAMDEN PARK 0 OAKWOOD A 4
Oakwood moved up into joint-third with this routine win.
Toby Levy, Leor Sidle, Jonny Quinn and an own goal seeing them to the points.
O’s manager Daniel Kristall told jewishnews.co.uk: “A good win against an in form Camden side.
“Ultimately, we had too much quality, power and pace for them and scored some nice goals although we were quite wasteful for an hour. Mainly due to our decision making and finishing and we know that this could hurt us in the weeks to come.
“We took the lead with a brilliant strike from Toby Levy from the edge of the box, doubled the lead after Sidle tapped home after a scramble, made it three with an own goal and four with a nice finish from Jonny Quinn.
“Fair play to Stirling and his Camden side who defended well for an hour. We wish them well until we next meet them in the league. They have enough battling qualities to stay in the division and have already beaten a few good teams this season.
“As for us, we take the positives from this one, work on a few things and go one game at a time focusing all of our efforts into a huge game with Hendon on Sunday.”
Camden manager Stirling Kay told jewishnews.co.uk: “We were in the game until 60 minutes, when we fell behind to a great strike from outside the box
“We managed to stop them getting behind us, they had very few chances in the first half, were getting very frustrated and we were getting more of the ball in the last 15 minutes. But we then lost two forwards to injury, so our threat to attack was at a minimum, which left us with very little cutting edge.
“We worked very hard in the second half, but unfortunately they scored three goals including a wonderfully flying header from Josh Tiano but into the wrong net.
“We all felt that if we have more attacking options we could’ve made it a far closer game. Defensively we were very good. But we have to do much better in the last third.”
MACCABI LONDON LIONS BLUE 3 HENDON UNITED SPORTS 5
Hendon made it two wins from two as they turned in their most impressive display of the season.
Dovi Fehler scored twice for the visitors, with Avi Korman, Greg Corin and Yoav Kestenbaum also scoring.
Joshua Bloom scored twice for the Lions, with Jordan Aspis also on target. Manager Sam Marchant told jewishnews.co.uk: “We knew what to expect coming in to today from previous matches vs Hendon. They are a very well structured team with a consistent game plan and they play very tidy football.
“The game was open in the first 10 minutes but a few strange happenings meant we found ourselves 1-0 up but then a minute later back level. I don’t think I’m allowed to go into any more detail than that.
“Our heads dropped and we conceded again shortly after which did not help things, but we equalised well to make it 2-2. Hendon took the lead on the stroke of half-time but we came out well and were moving the ball with more intent. We equalised and the game appeared to be heading in our favour, but we conceded against the run of play.
“Hendon shut-up shop and we struggled to break through and conceded again with a minute remaining when we had pushed up high to try and equalise.
“I would probably say, for the first time this season, the better team did win. On another day it could have been a very different story. We have a lot to learn and every week teaches us new things about the game at the top level and we will use these lessons to improve week on week. Hendon showed today why they’ve been one of the best teams over the last 7/8 years and we look forward to the return leg whenever that may be.”
LOS BLANCOS 2 FAITHFOLD A 5
Faithfold maintained their two-point lead at the top of the table, in doing so handing Blancos a first league loss of the season.
Player-manager Avi Markiewicz scored twice, with Louis Naghten, Zalmy Cohen and Dovi Vogel also all on target.
Markiewicz told jewishnews.co.uk: “The game really ebbed and flowed with each team having periods of domination, but overall we had the clearer chances, were better over the 90 minutes and had scored with some real moments of individual magic.”
NORTH LONDON RAIDERS B 2 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE C 1
Raiders moved up into third spot with this closely-fought win.
OAKWOOD B 3 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B 3
With just one point separating the teams going into the game, it was therefore little surprise that the shares were spoiled in this six-goal thriller.
Dan Seligman, Dan Ash and Dan Selwyn scored for The O’s, with manager Jason Stein telling jewishnews.co.uk: “Another unbelievable day at the office really. Any other team would have won the game yesterday, but yet again we find unique ways to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
“We scored three absolutely stunning goals. Only to concede three goals that needed the Benny Hill backing music. It’s unbelievable the defensive errors we make. I keep saying to the boys it’s all about focus. Unfortunately we still had a three brain farts yesterday.
“Fair play as well to the Redbridge keeper who made four stunning saves to keep them level. He was amazing.
“Honestly in my time at Oakwood I’ve never seen the B team playing as well we are. We’ve scored 22 goals in 7 games. We’re dominating possession. But our defending is – quite frankly – pathetic.”
Dan Gordon scored a hat-trick for Redbridge.
SCRABBLE 6 TEMPLE FORTUNE A 1
Scrabble continued their recent good run of form as they made it 17 goals in two games to keep on the coattails of Faithfold.
Craig Edwards scored twice, with Ben Bowers, Lorian Madanes, Zak McLeod and Zak Summerfield also all on target. Manager Ray Abrahams told jewishnews.co.uk: “Temple Fortune made it very difficult for us today working hard to deny us space and getting a lot of players behind the ball early on but once we broke through with the first couple of goals the game changed and we were able to exploit the gaps as they came forward. There were some big performances out there today and we had to work hard for the three points.
“It’s getting interesting at the top now with Blancos losing for the first time today and as I’ve said all season the promotion places will go right to the wire with four teams in contention.
“I’m pleased that we’ve got a couple of weeks now before our next game as we are carrying knocks and minor injuries to some of the lads and we will have a chance to recover.
“We’ve got a real buzz around the squad at the moment and the camaraderie within the group is incredible this season and there are a lot of goals in this team from all areas.”
Fortune manager Simon Linden told jewishnews.co.uk: “For 40 odd minutes we held our own, unfortunately we do not have the squad to cope with three injuries that left us depleted second half.
“We can turn this around, I’m confident we can beat the teams fighting with us to stay up.”
FAITHFOLD B 1 FC TEAM 8
FC Team moved up into fifth spot thanks to this emphatic win.
Player-manager Mitch Young scored half the goals, Danny Moss scored twice, with Richard Salmon and James Korn goals completing the rout.
Young told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a comfortable morning where we played some excellent attacking football and scored some excellent goals. We could and should have scored more but overall I’m very happy with the performance and what was also pleasing was mossy returning from injury and Ashley debut.
“We look forward to a tough test against Real Hendon next week.”
REAL HENDON 2 CATFORD & BROMLEY MACCABI 1
Catford suffered their second consecutive loss as Gav Noe’s double saw the home side claim their second league win of the season.
Hendon’s Motty Korman told jewishnews.co.uk: “An excellent result against a team that is up there at the the top of the table. It shows that when we have a full squad available we can match most teams in the division.
“We missed a number of good chances and credit to their goalkeeper, but should have been a few goals up at half time.”
STRAW HAT PIRATES 2 BAYERN MINCHA 4
Mincha moved three points clear at the top of the table thanks to this impressive win.
Adam Ellis scored twice, with Jake Dayan and Alon Pinhas also on target.
Captain Ben Mandell scored twice for the hosts.
TEMPLE FORTUNE B 1 MILL HILL DONS 5
A hat-trick from Zach Cohen saw the Dons maintain their title challenge as they recorded this comfortable victory.
GOAL: Temple Fortune B 1-3 MH DONS (Cohen, 47’) pic.twitter.com/Vk5IQjMvDN
— MH Dons (@mh_dons) November 12, 2017
Sammy Hakimian and an own goal sealed the win for the visitors.
Dons assistant manager Jamie Nagioff told jewishnews.co.uk: “The boys were outstanding today. We had a very clear game-plan going into the match and the players executed it perfectly.
“It’s a joy to watch the squad continue to improve each week and we really look like a well-drilled outfit, with every player knowing their job and exactly what is expected of them.
“We’re already looking forward to next week’s game and I believe, if we keep playing the way we are, we can beat any side in this division.”