18 REVby Andrew Sherwood

It’s snow joke as the weather played its part in decimating this weekend’s fixture list, though in one of the few games played, FC Team B hit double figures…

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RESULTS AT A GLANCE (SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL REVIEW):

PETER MORRISON CUP THIRD ROUND:
Blizzard Storm P Maccabi London Lions B P – MATCH POSTPONED
Leeds Maccabi P Oakwood A P – MATCH POSTPONED
Faithfold C 2 NL Raiders C 5
Harmen P Redbridge A P – MATCH POSTPONED
Hendon A P SPEC P – MATCH POSTPONED
NL Raiders A 3 Manchester Maccabi 1sts 1
Oakwood B P Real Sosobad P – MATCH POSTPONED
Heaton Park Rovers P FC Team A P – MATCH POSTPONED

DIVISION ONE:
Brixton P Brady Maccabi P – MATCH POSTPONED
NL Raiders B 1 FC Team B 10
Woodford Wanderers 2 Los Blancos 2

DIVISION TWO:
Catford & Bromley P Athletic Bilbaum P – MATCH POSTPONED
FC Team C P Hendon United B P – MATCH POSTPONED
Maccabi London Lions B P L’Equipe P – MATCH POSTPONED
Real Hendon P Temple Fortune P – MATCH POSTPONED
Scrabble 3 Boca Jewniors 0

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WEEK 18 MATCH REPORT:

FAITHFOLD C 2 NORTH LONDON RAIDERS C 5

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UPDATED GOALSCORING CHART

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TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:

GOALKEEPERS:
YAAKOV GOLDIN
(FC TEAM B)

DEFENDER:
DAVID GROSSMAN
(FC TEAM B)
RICHARD STERNBERG (FC TEAM B)
ALEX LEWIS (LOS BLANCOS)
JONNY KAY (NORTH LONDON RAIDERS A)
ANTHONY GOODMAKER (SCRABBLE)
JOSH KREWNE (SCRABBLE)

MIDFIELD:
ADAM RONES 
(FC TEAM B)
JO DAVIS (LOS BLANCOS)
DARREN RUSSELL (LOS BLANCOS)
RICKY ENGLEMAN (NORTH LONDON RAIDERS A)
ALEX SHERR (NORTH LONDON RAIDERS C)
ELLIOT ESPINOZA (SCRABBLE)

STRIKER:
RICHARD SALMON
(FC TEAM B)
ALEX ELF (NORTH LONDON RAIDERS C)
DON NINEBERG (SCRABBLE)
DANNY SHERMAN (SCRABBLE)

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TEAM OF THE WEEK

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GOAL OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:

1) DAVID GROSSMAN (FC TEAM A)
Celebrated his first outfield game for four years by scoring from a fantastic 35-yard strike

2) DANNY SHERMAN (SCRABBLE)
Hit a superb volley from just inside the penalty box to make the game safe for Scrabble

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SAVE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:

1) BEN ROSENTHAL (WOODFORD WANDERERS)
Produced an amazing save from the penalty spot

2) RICKY ENGLEMAN (NORTH LONDON RAIDERS A)
Produced an outstanding goal line clearance as he somehow managed to block a well struck volley from the Manchester striker with Jake Doffman in goal beaten

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:

1) MITCH YOUNG (FC TEAM B)
“Off the back of a defeat, missing all five of our regular defenders and then going 0-1 down to come back and score 10 is quite unbelievable really.”

2) DARYL KAY (WOODFORD WANDERERS)
“You can probably guess what happened, but if you can’t, we were once again 2-0 up and we ended up drawing 2-2.”

3) JONATHAN ISON (LOS BLANCOS)
“It was the Kutners vs Woodford today as we had three in our starting line-up… and the odds came true as both goals were scored by Kutners.”

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PETER MORRISON CUP THIRD ROUND: (number in brackets represents Division of club)

BLIZZARD STORM (PREM) P MACCABI LONDON LIONS A (PREM) P

MATCH POSTPONED – UNPLAYABLE PITCH

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LEEDS MACCABI P OAKWOOD A (PREM) P

MATCH POSTPONED – UNPLAYABLE PITCH

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FAITHFOLD C (2) 2 NORTH LONDON RAIDERS C (2) 5
Raiders won the all-Division Two clash thanks in no small part to Alex Elf’s double.

Oli Nathan, Josh Daniels and Oli Telvi were also on target.

MATCH REPORT

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HARMEN (PREM) P REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A (PREM) P

MATCH POSTPONED – UNPLAYABLE PITCH

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HENDON UNITED A (PREM) P SPEC FC (1) P

MATCH POSTPONED – UNPLAYABLE PITCH

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NORTH LONDON RAIDERS A (PREM) 3 MANCHESTER MACCABI 1ST 1
The MGBSFL Premier Division champions safely booked their passage into the next round thanks to goals from Jordan Marks, Ricky Engleman and Nick Lewis.

Raiders manager Rob Richman told jewishnews.co.uk: “Firstly and most importantly it was great to be able to get the game played. We had the unfortunate situation of our original pitch being called off at 10.00am and with the Manchester Maccabi squad two hours into their journey it was imperative we sorted an alternative pitch. Somehow we secured a back up pitch and redirected the Manchester side to Capital City for a really competitive cup tie.

“We always believed that this would be one of the toughest game we were likely to play this season and that’s exactly how it turned out. Manchester were full of energy and worked tirelessly closing us down and pressing us intently in the opening exchanges. We weathered this early intent and led by the ever impressive Ben Joseph and Ricky Engleman managed to take a strong foothold in the game, finding ourselves two goals up at half time. We allowed Manchester back into the game through a penalty but we didn’t panic and secured the all important next goal through another Nick Lewis stunner. It was a really good and important win, particularly given the many first team regulars we had out for this game.

“Over the course of the game I felt we deserved the win, we took our chances really well as we have done throughout the season but just as importantly we looked so secure defensively. Since the 1st November we have conceded 1 goal from open play and today even without our first choice centre back pairing from the start of the season we looked so solid and resolute.

“We wish Manchester well, they are an excellent side and we hope they go on to secure the league title this season. For us we look forward to welcoming Oakwood this weekend in another vitally important league game.”

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OAKWOOD B (2) P REAL SOSOBAD (1) P

MATCH POSTPONED – UNPLAYABLE PITCH

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HEATON PARK ROVERS P FC TEAM A (1) P

MATCH POSTPONED – UNPLAYABLE PITCH

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PREMIER DIVISION:

FIXTURES & RESULTS:
TABLE:

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DIVISION ONE:

FIXTURES & RESULTS
TABLE

BRIXTON OLD BOYS P BRADY MACCABI P

MATCH POSTPONED – UNPLAYABLE PITCH

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NORTH LONDON RAIDERS B 1 FC TEAM B 10
FC Team B moved themselves further away from the relegation trapdoor as they turned on the style to run home emphatic winners.

Andy Sheena helped himself to a hat-trick, with Richard Salmon and Jon Breger helping themselves to two goals each. Ben Binder, Adam Rones and David Grossman completed the rout.

Player-manager Mitch Young told jewishnews.co.uk: “I’m extremely pleased with the performance. Off the back of a defeat, missing all five of our regular defenders and then going 0-1 down to come back and score 10 is quite unbelievable really.

“A great team spirit capped off with some fast attacking football. We were bold in our selection, playing three strikers, but they were too good for a poor Raiders defence. Very pleasing and hopefully we can now build on this. Our new signing Yaacov Goldin also pulled off a couple of smart saves and will be a great addition. Finally credit to the referee who reffed well in tough conditions and we wish the Raiders player who dislocated his shoulder all the best.”

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WOODFORD WANDERERS 2 LOS BLANCOS 2
Woodford moved a point clear at the top of the table, though were ruing what could prove to be two dropped points in their title challenge come May.

Harrison Midda and Paul Biller scored for Woodford, for whom manager Daryl Kay told jewishnews.co.uk: “You can probably guess what happened, but if you can’t, we were once again 2-0 up and we ended up drawing 2-2.

“There’s no one to blame except ourselves really. Individual and team errors keep costing us, and hopefully next week with more than just 11 players, we can change things about because clearly what we’re doing, and the players doing it, isn’t and aren’t working.

“Once again we weren’t helped by a terrible referring decision for their penalty. Dave Green made a brilliant tackle which the referee deemed a foul – Blancos didn’t even appeal for it!”

Jamie Kutner and Joel Kutner scored for Blancos, for whom joint-manager Jonathan Ison told jewishnews.co.uk: “Before the game we would have taken a point,  with a depleted squad of 12, including two debutants (one being our goalkeeper) and one player who hadn’t featured at all since pre season due to injury. However,  we were really good value for the draw and it was the very least we deserved.

“Quite a mixed bag of results recently but I think when our big names return, they need the attitudes and work rates of the newbies in order for us to be consistently winning games.”

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DIVISION TWO:

FIXTURES & TABLES
TABLE

CATFORD & BROMLEY P ATHLETIC BILBAUM P

MATCH POSTPONED – UNPLAYABLE PITCH

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FC TEAM C P HENDON UNITED B P

MATCH POSTPONED – UNPLAYABLE PITCH

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MACCABI LONDON LIONS B P L’EQUIPE P

MATCH POSTPONED – UNPLAYABLE PITCH

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REAL HENDON P TEMPLE FORTUNE P

MATCH POSTPONED – UNPLAYABLE PITCH

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SCRABBLE 3 BOCA JEWNIORS 0
Scrabble made it 13 wins from 13 games to extend their lead at the top of the table to 16 points.

Elliot Espinoza, Jonathan Peters and Danny Sherman were all on target for the runaway leaders.

Scrabble manager Ray Abrahams told jewishnews.co.uk: ‘It was a difficult game for both sides on a tricky pitch and a freezing cold morning.The important thing for us today was to make sure that we secured the three points which we did, but some of our play today was a bit sloppy and our finishing not clinical. Having said that the lads all gave 100 percent and with a bit of luck we could have scored a few more but in the end it was ‘job done’.

“I’m also glad that we were able to give long term absentee Doron Salomon a few minutes at the end of the game following a horrendous injury.

“We have nine games left now in the league and have set ourselves a few targets for those games. People keep mentioning records to us that we might be setting but we will take each game as it comes and all I know is I’ve got a great bunch of guys who all play for the club with pride.To have a 16-point lead at this stage of the season says so much for the camaraderie, spirit and atmosphere in the squad at the moment and when you’re winning like this the games can’t come quickly enough.”

Boca’s Anton Nyman told jewishnews.co.uk: “We battled well throughout against a standout side in our league.  Unfortunately we picked up a couple of injuries, but hopefully those wounds will heal in the next couple of weeks and we’ll go again against Bilbaum in two weeks time.”

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