Faithfold A secured the first silverware of the season as they were crowned Division One champions on Sunday morning.
SUNDAY’S RESULTS AT A GLANCE (SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL REVIEW):
Camden Park P Maccabi London Lions Blue P
Match postponed – dangerous pitch
Maccabi London Lions White 0 Oakwood A 4
Redbridge Jewish Care A P Hendon United Sports P
Faithfold A 1 North London Raiders B 1
Redbridge Jewish Care B P Los Blancos P
Scrabble P Redbridge Jewish Care B P
Match postponed – Redbridge pulled out of match
Catford & Bromley 0 Bayern Mincha 5
FC Team 11 Faithfold B 0
Mill Hill Dons 5 North London Raiders C 2
Temple Fortune B 0 Hertswood Vale 10
TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
Josh Corin (Faithfold A)
Joe Botchin (Oakwood A)
Eli Davila (Bayern Mincha)
Johnny Gahan (Faithfold A)
Josh Wagner (Faithfold A)
Dale Bradman (Oakwood A)
David Cohen (Oakwood A)
Eddie Manson (Oakwood A)
Joel Holder (Bayern Mincha)
Dovi Vogel (Faithfold A)
Adam Rones (FC Team)
Ben Chiltern (Hertswood Vale)
Josh Garb (Hertswood Vale)
James Millet (Hertswood Vale)
Adam Morrow (Mill Hill Dons)
Jamie Nagioff (Mill Hill Dons)
Nick Phillips (Mill Hill Dons)
Luke Brookner (Oakwood A)
Tom Prais (Oakwood A)
Adam Ellis (Bayern Mincha)
Josh Cohen (Hertswood Vale)
Harry Moss (Mill Hill Dons)
GOALS OF THE WEEK:
1) Josh Cinna (Bayern Mincha) – a thunderbolt strike from 30 yards out – the ball flew into the net like a rocket
2) Josh Cohen (Hertswood Vale) – Picked up the ball on the left wing 30 yards from goal, shimmey’d right to knock the ball past the defender before arrowing a beautiful strike into the top right-hand corner
3) Zack Collins (Oakwood A) – A brilliant strike from the right-hand edge of the box into the corner of the net
SAVES OF THE WEEK:
1) Josh Corin (Faithfold A) – Got down low and fast from a sweetly-struck shot to turn it around the post – which saw him break his arm in the process!
QUOTES OF THE WEEK:
1) Jacob Emanuel (Hertswood Vale) – “Today is a proud day for the club – this result says a lot about how far the club have come…we’ll certainly enjoy a L’Chaim or two tonight.”
2) Avi Markiewicz (Faithfold A) – “He [goalkeeper Josh Corin] even broke his arm, yes really, broke his arm, with one flying stop down to his right.”
CAMDEN PARK P MACCABI LONDON LIONS BLUE P
Match postponed – dangerous pitch
MACCABI LONDON LIONS WHITE 0 OAKWOOD A 4
The champions moved back to the table with four games to go as they recorded this comfortable win.
Josh Cuby, Brad Wine, Jonny Quinn and Zak Collins all on target for Daniel Kristall’s side, who told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a brilliant win away at in-form Lions. Even with our injury list, we have such a fantastic squad and were able to call on a couple of blasts from the past.”
Manager Daniel Kristall told jewishnews.co.uk: “This feels like a big win. We drew with them three weeks ago at home and could easily have lost that game, but we stepped up a level and dominated from the first whistle. We really should have been 4-0 up by half-time and with 25 minutes to go, we looked a little nervy with the 1-0 lead, but as soon as we scored the second goal, we never looked back.
“I felt the way we pressured their back four into making mistakes all game long and caused them problems all over the pitch from the first minute. We dominated the midfield and used our wide men to run at Lions effectively. We also used the bench well with all subs impacting the game positively.
“This game shows how strong our squad is. With a lot of big hitters missing, we benefited hugely from having TP back (We’ve missed him this year) and special thanks to Eddie Manson to came in for Lee Warner at left-back. Eddie used all of his experience with a solid display.
“We now have a long gap to try and recover some of the injured players for the clash with title favourites Hendon. Whatever squad we put out, we will be ready for the game!”
REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A P HENDON UNITED SPORTS P
FAITHFOLD A 1 NORTH LONDON RAIDERS B 1
Faithfold picked up the point they needed to be crowned Division One champions.
Player-manager Avi Markiewicz scored their crucial goal, and despite the visitors leveling at the death through Scott Waissel, the Greens secured top spot with two games to spare.
Markiewicz told jewishnews.co.uk: “We needed a point and we got it. We won the league without losing a game.
“I am very proud of my team and I have to thank every single player who contributed over the course of the season. David Woolf, in attendance today, is going to have a tough time getting medals for all those involved. It was hard work but over the course of the season we played some lovely football and my team deserved it.
“The final score was 1 – 1 with Raiders equalising in the very last minute but in reality we should have run away with the game. We missed several very clear opportunities over the 90 minutes, bossed the game with some fantastic football but in the end, although we didn’t get the result we may have wanted, we got the result that we needed.
“My team have been up for this all week, we had an almost full strength team and picking the squad never mind first eleven was really difficult. Committed players who have been superb were left out but I think they understood what was at stake. Unity was shown as many turned up to support the club and join in the festivities after, which really shows what this team is about.”
REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE C P LOS BLANCOS P
Match postponed – unplayable pitch
SCRABBLE P REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B P
Match postponed – Redbridge pulled out of game
CATFORD & BROMLEY 0 BAYERN MINCHA 5
Mincha remain two points clear at the top of the table as they claimed another comfortable win.
Adam Ellis helped himself to four of the goals, with Sam Kanter also on target. Joint-manager Alon Pinhas told jewishnews.co.uk: “Well done to Catford – a solid battle and we wish them luck.”
FC TEAM 11 FAITHFOLD B 0
Accolade for top scorers of the day went to Mitch Young’s side as they hang onto the coattails of the top two after this thumping win.
Young and Adam Rones both scored hat-tricks, Danny Moss scored twice, with Richard Salmon, Ryan Kangisser and Mike Patterson also all on target.
Young told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a pleasing performance. Sometimes in these high scoring games you can lose energy and focus, but I thought we applied ourselves well throughout the entire match.”
MILL HILL DONS 5 NORTH LONDON RAIDERS C 2
The Dons maintained their title push with this comprehensive win.
Harry Moss scored twice, with Josh Cinna, Jamie Nagioff and Ryan Kramer also all on target.
Dons manager Brandon Hamme told jewishnews.co.uk: “A great performance from the boys especially in the first half, we lacked a bit of sharpness towards the end but that’s understandable due to our lack of games recently but there are a lot of positives to take into next week’s crucial game.”
TEMPLE FORTUNE B 0 HERTSWOOD VALE 10
Vale leaped up into fifth spot as they also hit double figures.
Josh Cohen scored four time, with James Millet’s hat-trick, Elio Elia’s double and Josh Gorb’s strike sealing the emphatic win, which saw the side race into a 9-0 half-time lead!
Vale’s Jacob Emanuel told jewishnews.co.uk: “Today is a proud day for the club – this result says a lot about how far the club have come and is just reward for the the level of work and effort that Danny, Viv, Jack and myself have put into the club since we started up at the beginning of last season – we’ll certainly enjoy a L’Chaim or two tonight.”