There were Premier Division wins for Raiders A,Redbridge A & London Lions A, Real Hendon continued their winning for in Division Two, while Catford saw their game abandoned due to a serious player injury…
RESULTS AT A GLANCE (SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL REVIEW):
Faithfold A 1 Redbridge A 3 (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS AVAILABLE ON MONDAY)
FC Team A P Harmen P (UNPLAYABLE PITCH)
Hendon United A 2 Oakwood A 2
Maccabi London Lions A 2 Camden Park 0
North London Raiders A 6 Blizzard Storm 1
Brady Maccabi 6 Brixton Old Boys 2
Oakwood B 2 North London Raiders B 1
Redbridge B P Faithfold B P (FAITHFOLD WITHDREW FROM THE GAME)
SPEC FC 3 FC Team B 1
Woodford Wanderers 2 Real Sosobad 2
Boca Jewniors 1 Temple Fortune 0
Catford & Bromley 1 Maccabi London Lions B 1 (MATCH ABANDONED AFTER 86 MINUTES DUE TO INJURY)
FC Team C 3 Athletic Bilbaum 2
North London Raiders C 4 L’Equipe 3
Real Hendon 4 Hendon United B 1
Scrabble 3 Faithfold C 1
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS FROM FAITHFOLD A 1 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A 3 TO FOLLOW…
WEEK 14 MATCH REPORTS:
TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
YAAKOV GOLDIN (FAITHFOLD A)
ED BLOOM (MACCABI LONDON LIONS A)
BEN LAW (SCRABBLE)
BEN ROSENTHAL (WOODFORD WANDERERS)
JACOB EMANUEL (BOCA JEWNIORS)
SIMON ENGLANDER (BOCA JEWNIORS)
GAVIN FOX (BOCA JEWNIORS)
ANTON NYMAN (BOCA JEWNIORS)
GAV KREGIER (HENDON UNITED A)
HARVEY KAYE (OAKWOOD A)
RAFI BLOOM (OAKWOOD B)
DAN GEEY (OAKWOOD B)
DORON SHOOTER (REAL HENDON)
ANTHONY GOODMAKER (SCRABBLE)
ADAM NEWMAN (SCRABBLE)
ELLIOTT GOLD (WOODFORD WANDERERS)
LEOR HARREL (FAITHFOLD C)
BEN ELLIS (NORTH LONDON RAIDERS A)
ALEX KAYE (NORTH LONDON RAIDERS A)
ASHLEY STANTON (REAL SOSOBAD)
JASON GOLDSTEIN (REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A)
SAM SOLLOSI (REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A)
ELLIOT ESPINOZA (SCRABBLE)
JOSH SHERIDAN (SCRABBLE)
MARC HECHT (SPEC)
ALEX HERSHMAN (SPEC)
ANDY LEVY (WOODFORD WANDERERS)
JAMES GOLD (MACCABI LONDON LIONS A)
DAVID WOOLMAN (OAKWOOD A)
BOBBY ABRAMS (OAKWOOD B)
BARRY GREEN (REAL SOSOBAD)
DANNY SHERMAN (SCRABBLE)
GOAL OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
1) SAM SOLLOSI (REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A)
Played through and facing a one-on-one situation with the goalkeeper, dummied him to leave him on the ground, rolled the ball past him with the undersole of his foot, before tapping into an open net (WATCH IT ON MONDAY!)
2) SIMON ENGLANDER (BOCA JEWNIORS)
The ball bounced out to him from a Boca corner and he struck a sweet shot from outside the box driven into the roof of the net.
3) DANIEL SELIGMAN (OAKWOOD B)
Cut in on his right foot from the left hand side, before unleashing an absolute thunderbolt strike
4) JOSH SHERIDAN (SCRABBLE)
Produced a mazy run into the box and finish, following a short corner with Zak McLeod
5) BENJAMIN BELL (ATHLETIC BILBAUM)
Collected the ball with his back to goal just outside the area, shifted past two people, before driving the ball low and hard into the bottom left hand corner.
6) BEN NACHOOM (ATHLETIC BILBAUM)
Small triangle passing on the outside of the box led to a lay-off to Nachoom, who with one-step, smashed it into the top left corner from outside the area.
SAVE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
1) YAAKOV GOLDIN (FAITHFOLD A)
Flung himself low to his left to turn away Steve Summers’ low curling effort
2) ELLIOT GOLD (WOODFORD WANDERERS)
With his goalkeeper beaten, headed the ball off the line and over the bar – simply amazing and kept the score at 2-0 with his side already down to ten men
3) RUSSELL CORIN (HENDON UNITED A)
A melee in the box ended with Corin pulling off a remarkable stop – saving a shot on the line from behind him
QUOTE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
1) WILL CASTLE (CAMDEN PARK)
“The less said about the game the better.”
2) DANIEL BEREFORD (FAITHFOLD A)
“In the first half, the wind was horrific, by the second it had died down – it’s been the same all season – no luck.”
3) CHAIM GOTHOLD (REAL HENDON)
“The scoreline flattered them. We were dominant and should have scored seven or eight.”
4) DARYL KAY (WOODFORD WANDERERS)
“After quite possibly the worst first half we’ve had this season, we followed it up with the best 45 minutes we’ve had this season.”
4) DARYL KAY (WOODFORD WANDERERS)
“Ell Gold is probably still running as I write this.”
5) JASON STEIN (OAKWOOD B)
“When you win a game like that so late on it makes all the hassle worth it.”
6) DAVID GARBACZ (HENDON UNITED A)
“Oakwood were superb down both flanks and gave our full backs a torrid time – in my opinion they are the best team we have played this year and this was a great advert for our under fire league”
FAITHFOLD A 1 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A 3
Redbridge remain two points behind the leaders after three second half strikes saw them past a battling Faithfold.
A terrific double from Sam Sollosi, coupled with Jason Goldstein’s strike seeing Jon Jacobs’ side to the points.
The Greens pulled a goal back from Sam Leader’s penalty, with manager Dan Beresford telling jewishnews.co.uk: “In the first half, the wind was horrific, by the second it had died down – it’s been the same all season – no luck.
“It could have been worse, but I thought we dug deep and did ourselves proud. They were very average, but if it wasn’t for our mistakes, then they would have struggled to win.
“If we’d have had Sam Sollosi, I’m sure we would have won as well. That definitely wasn’t one of their easiest victories, I’m sure they weren’t saying that at half-time when it was 0-0.”
(VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS ABOVE)
FC TEAM A P HARMEN P
MATCH POSTPONED DUE TO UNPLAYABLE PITCH
HENDON UNITED A 2 OAKWOOD A 2
Oakwood are now in joint-third after two goals from David Woolman earned them a point against Hendon.
Zac Lewis and Moses Seitler scored for Hendon, for whom manager David Garbacz told jewishnews.co.uk: “This was a vastly improved performance from us – much better quality and attitude, we battled hard and showed great desire. Ultimately though we came off disappointed as we had lead twice in the match only to get pegged back both times but in truth on the overall balance of play, a draw was a fair result. Oakwood were superb down both flanks and gave our full backs a torrid time – in my opinion they are the best team we have played this year and this was a great advert for our under fire league with both teams battling it out in a high quality encounter and refusing to give in.
“For the first time this season we were able to unleash Moses Seitler and he gave us a much needed boost whilst also showing us how much we have missed him with an always dangerous display and a fine second goal. For us we will take this result as a small stepping stone in our efforts to turn things round, of course we would have loved the win, but it wasn’t to be and we wish Oakwood well for the rest of the season.”
Oakwood manager Daniel Kristall told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a pulsating second half in which we came back twice to take a share of the spoils. It could have gone either way.
“I thought we just edged the game and probably the better of the chances to win, but ultimately gave ourselves too much to do in conceding two poor goals. The first goal was a mix up at the back just before half-time and their second goal was just after we had worked so hard to get back in the game and equalise. It was total panic stations!
“Having now played Hendon twice in the league, wish Hendon all the best for the rest of the league campaign and thank David for his nice post match words. Hendon were a threat all day with their pace on the counter attack and I am quite certain, they will be fighting for trophies at the Business end of the season.
“I was delighted with the character of the team to come back twice and pick up the deserved point. We move on to in form Harmen next week, where we expect another extremely tough game but we fully believe that if we play to our max, we will win the game.”
MACCABI LONDON LIONS A 2 CAMDEN PARK 0
The Lions continued their impressive run of recent form, while severely denting Camden’s title hopes.
James Gold scored twice for the Lions, for whom the win made it 13 points out of a possible 15, since Adam Klein joined the management team.
Camden manager Will Castle told jewishnews.co.uk: “The less said about the game the better.”
NORTH LONDON RAIDERS A 6 BLIZZARD STORM 1
Raiders made it seven wins from seven to maintain top spot in the table.
Alex Kaye and Oscar Wagner scored two each, with Ben Ellis and Jordan Marks also on target.
Player-manager Rob Richman told jewishnews.co.uk: “Another really pleasing win that takes us to seven from seven. Blizzard were clearly struggling with a lot of injuries, but we did what we needed to do and 3-0 up at half time became 6-1 at full time. We missed a number of other good opportunities in a game which we controlled from the first minute to the last minute.
“We haven’t been fully tested yet this season but from here on in the games get tougher and tougher starting with in form Lions next week.”
BRADY MACCABI 6 BRIXTON OLD BOYS 2
Brady moved two points clear at the top of the table thanks to this emphatic win against the bottom side.
Reiss Mogilner and Josh Laurier scored two each, with Joey Lazare and Oli Leigh also on target.
Daniel Kuber and Dave Lusman scored for Brixton.
OAKWOOD B 2 NORTH LONDON RAIDERS B 1
Oakwood stay in fourth spot after goals from Daniel Seligman and Bobby Abrams’ 89th minute winner saw them to this hard-fought win.
Manager Jason Stein told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was vital that we got back to winning ways this week and we certainly did it the hard way on what was probably the most exciting morning of my tenure at Oaks B.
“We played great football today and made loads of chances but, like last week, we were hit with a sucker-punch against the run of play to leave us 1-0 down at half-time.
“But we’re a side who never give up. Dan Ash was sent-off and that left us up against it, but I had complete faith in my side. However, I would like to apologise for my over-zealous touchline behaviour. In not so many words, I wanted my players to know that I believed in them, that we were the better side and that Raiders B could not live us. That passion was at times misplaced.
“When you win a game like that so late on it makes all the hassle worth it.”
REDBRIDGE B P FAITHFOLD B P
FAITHFOLD WITHDRAWN FROM GAME
SPEC FC 3 FC TEAM B 1
SPEC maintain third spot in the table as Team fell to their first league defeat of the season.
Marc Hecht, Daniel Amram and an own goal secured them the win, with player-manager Ricky Lawrence telling jewishnews.co.uk: “We were very, very good today. The wind coupled with their incredibly long throws made for some nervy moments, but we dealt with them well overall and in truth that was the only weapon they had.
“We went in 2-1 up at half-time and deserved to do so. In the second half we played some great stuff and I’d be surprised if FC Team would argue that the better side won the game.”
Richard Salmon scored for Team, for whom player-manager Mitch Young told jewishnews.co.uk: “A poor game of football. The conditions made it difficult for both teams but Spec got the luck and secured the win. We gifted them their goals and in truth our goalie had very little to do, compared to their goalkeeper. I don’t think we deserved to necessary lose and a draw would have been a fair result but you will have these games in a season and it is what it is. Missing several key players did not help our cause but credit to Spec who got the win and have a good team spirit.”
WOODFORD WANDERERS 2 REAL SOSOBAD 2
Woodford battled back from being 2-0 – and a man – down to salvage a point in what was the proverbial game of two halves.
2-0 down after 40 minutes, their task of getting anything from the game seemed even more forlorn after skipper Adam Poole received a straight red card after a clash with the Sosobad winger.
However, Harrison Midda halved the deficit from the penalty spot five minutes after the restart, before James Ryan converted Elliot Gold’s cross to level the scores.
Woodford joint-manager Daryl Kay told jewishnews.co.uk: “Bringing on Andy Levy for the second half at CM proved to be a tactical master stroke as he was an absolute rock. Goalkeeper Ben Rosenthal had a faultless second half and Ell Gold is probably still running as I write this.
“After quite possibly the worst first half we’ve had this season, we followed it up with the best 45 mins we’ve had this season. They couldn’t handle us in the second half, we were amazing.”
Barry Green scored twice for Sosobad, for whom manager Daniel Shafron told jewishnews.co.uk: “There’s not much I want to say about today. Being 2-0 up and having a couple of further clear cut opportunities to finish off the game, we threw away what was looking like a very comfortable win.
“We played well in patches and our goals were a result of some excellent moves however yet again, a couple of silly unnecessary mistakes cost us. It’s aggravating to think that we’ve probably conceded 2-3 good worthy goals this season, the rest arguably being preventable.
“We will regroup and go again next week. It’s far from a disaster at the moment, we’ve only lost one game all season but we need to go back to basics and start enjoying our football again.”
BOCA JEWNIORS 1 TEMPLE FORTUNE 0
Boca claimed just their second win of the season as they won the battle of the bottom two – and in doing so leapfrogged Fortune to move off the foot of the table.
Player-manager Simon Englander scored the decisive goal, with Boca’s Anton Nyman telling jewishnews.co.uk: “Pre-match I said must win and must score goals. And thank goodness we somehow achieved that with an absolute thunderbolt from Simon. The ball bounced out to him from a Boca corner and he struck a sweet shot from outside the box driven into the roof of the net. It was a much deserved win based on recent performances – and it showed with our fighting spirit from the first whistle to the last. Credit goes to the defence today, especially in the first half, who were really up against it, making some crucial blocks and assisting the team getting forward – against a howling wind. Onwards and upwards I do hope!’
Fortune player-manager Jonathan Cohen told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a very disappointing result for which I take full responsibility for. That being said I don’t understand how we didn’t score with I think three cleared efforts off the line. They defended for their lives and were the better team in the second half. Well done to them but I think a draw would have been a fair result.”
CATFORD & BROMLEY 1 MACCABI LONDON LIONS B 1
MATCH ABANDONED AFTER 86 MINUTES DUE TO INJURY
A nasty injury sustained to Catford’s Yarden Sharon above the eye meant the game had to be abandoned. Cats player-manager Jeff Gotch told jewishnews.co.uk: “We wish Yarden a speedy recovery. Hopefully sense will prevail and the result will stand.”
Jake Hyman had scored for the Lions.
FC TEAM C 3 ATHLETIC BILBAUM 2
FC Team are now three points clear of the bottom two following this win over Bilbaum.
Freddie Marks scored twice, with Nicky Sugarman on target.
Benjamin Bell and Ben Nachoom scored for Bilbaum, for whom manager manager Nick Shinder told jewishnews.co.uk: “A disappointing result but a sound performance. We only have ourselves to blame as we created many clear-cut chances but were not clinical enough on the day. We have to pick ourselves up and move on.”
NORTH LONDON RAIDERS C 4 L’EQUIPE 3
Raiders solidified their mid-table placing as they won this seven-goal thriller.
Alex Goodman, Olivier Telvi, Will Ufland and Liam Stein were all on target for Zack Gothelf’s side.
REAL HENDON 4 HENDON UNITED B 1
Real turned in one of the performances of the day as they continued their impressive run of late by comprehensively beating second-place Hendon.
Gav Noe scored twice, with player-manager Chaim Gothold and Alex Neiss also on target. Gothold told jewishnews.co.uk: “The scoreline flattered them. We were dominant and should have scored seven or eight. Our midfield today was awesome and special mention to Doron Shooter, who at 17 and having only just passed his driving test (mazal tov), has been a colossal centre-back for us all season and especially today.”
Bobby Benson scored on his debut for Hendon B, with player-manager Adam Glekin, who wasn’t at the match, telling jewishnews.co.uk: “That was the only bright spark in an otherwise extremely disappointing display and result.”
SCRABBLE 3 FAITHFOLD C 1
Scrabble made it nine wins from nine as they extended their lead at the top of the table to five points.
Jonathan Peters, Josh Sheridan and Josh Flax were all on target, with manager Ray Abrahams telling jewishnews.co.uk: “The boys played some slick stuff today and our pressing passing game moved up another notch.Weve kept our composure today and looked like we were never really in danger of losing the game but Faithfold are a good side and a credit to the league and made things difficult for us at times.We have to learn to cope with the pressure that teams will try and put us under to stop our amazing run in this league.”
Dan Gordon scored for Faithfold, for whom manager Rob Shooman told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a good game played in the right spirit and the better team on the day won.
“All their goals came from set plays, two from corners, one was excellent, the other from a penalty. Ours was the only goal scored from open play. Unfortunately we couldn’t capitalise on the other chances we created and left it too late to come back.
“The wind was making it difficult for both sides but it did not stop it from being a good entertaining game.”