Oakwood B are into the last eight of the Peter Morrison, Woodford dropped more points in the Division One title race, while Athletic Bilbaum turned in a five-star performance in Division Two…
TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
OREN HURY (OAKWOOD B)
SAM DEANER (ATHLETIC BILBAUM)
RICKY SHAFIER (FC TEAM B)
EZEKIEL JACOB (HENDON UNITED B)
CHARLES BRAUNSTEIN (NORTH LONDON RAIDERS C)
JACK LEWIS (NORTH LONDON RAIDERS C)
DANI DENNISON (OAKWOOD B)
BEN BELL (ATHLETIC BILBAUM)
ROBERT RODNEY (ATHLETIC BILBAUM)
REISS MOGILNER (BRADY MACCABI)
DANNY MOSS (FC TEAM B)
ADAM RONES (FC TEAM B)
DAVID REID (HENDON UNITED B)
JOSH MORRIS (NORTH LONDON RAIDERS A)
AARON SEARLE (OAKWOOD B)
DAN SELWYN (OAKWOOD B)
JAMES BERKLEY (REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A)
BEN SOLLOSI (REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A)
SAM SOLLOSI (REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A)
ED GREEN (ATHLETIC BILBAUM)
BENNI SLUCKIS (HENDON UNITED B)
JORDAN MARKS (NORTH LONDON RAIDERS A)
GOAL OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
1) ADAM RONES (FC TEAM A)
Danny Moss’ 40-yard free-kick found Rones on the box, and he needed no second invitation, as he hit the ball first time on the volley, slicing across it to send it into the bottom corner
2) ALEX HERSHMAN (SPEC)
Neat play by Ashley Burns in the midfield saw his pass was controlled by Hershman, who then sweetly struck a 25-yard effort into the far corner
3) ELLIOT GOLD (WOODFORD WANDERERS)
Fine play from Paul Biller on the left-wing, resulted in Gold striking a half-volley into the bottom right hand corner from the edge of the box
4) BEN BELL (ATHLETIC BILBAUM)
Picked up the ball near the halfway line, burst past the defender and with the goalkeeper and another defender bearing down, rolled the ball between the two of them into the net with the outside of the right boot
5) GAB SAUL (HENDON UNITED B)
Produced a cracking left-foot strike from 25 yards out which curled away from the goalkeeper and into the corner
SAVE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
1) BRAD GRANT (REDBRIDGE A)
Produced a brilliant penalty save, keeping the score at 2-1 the momentum with Redbridge – a real game changer
QUOTE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
1) JON JACOBS (REDBRIDGE A)
I have been involved in Jewish Football for over 35 years and I have never seen a better 45 minutes by a player [Sam Sollosi]
2) JASON STEIN (OAKWOOD B)
“We played well today. I think we did anyway. I was so ill on the touchline that it’s hard to remember exactly what happened but I do recall being pretty unhappy with the first half performance.”
3) ADAM GLEKIN (HENDON UNITED B)
“I’m not sure if I started with the wrong team or the changes I made were a managerial masterstroke – we’ll go with the latter.
PETER MORRISON CUP THIRD ROUND: (number in brackets represents Division in team)
OAKWOOD B (1) 4 REAL SOSOBAD (1) 0
The O’s won this all-Division One tussle as second half goals from Bobby Abrams – hitting a double – along with Dan Selwyn and Aaron Searle strikes – saw them through to the quarter-finals.
Manager Jason Stein told jewishnews.co.uk: “I’m really pleased to be through to the Peter Morrison last eight. It’s a great achievement and something for us to be proud of.
“We played well today. I think we did anyway. I was so ill on the touchline that it’s hard to remember exactly what happened but I do recall being pretty unhappy with the first half performance. We just didn’t use our width anywhere near enough and Sosobad were probably the better side in the first half.
“Second half was a different story and a much more traditional Oakwood performance with Dan Ash and Dan Selwyn both performing really well out wide on their respective returns.
FC TEAM A P HENDON UNITED A P
MATCH POSTPONED – WATERLOGGED PITCH
HARMEN P BLIZZARD STORM P
MATCH POSTPONED – WATERLOGGED PITCH
MACCABI LONDON LIONS A 2 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A 4
Redbridge bounced back to winning ways to go clear in second spot thanks to this win at in-form Lions.
Daniel Garfinkle scored twice, with Adam Goldman and Dean Nyman also on target.
NORTH LONDON RAIDERS A 4 CAMDEN PARK 2
The Raiders maintained their eight-point lead at the top of the table as two goals from Jordan Marks helped them to this win.
Ricky Engleman and Josh Morris were also on target, with co-manager Jonathan Green telling jewishnews.co.uk: “Whilst not being a classic Raiders performance this morning it did produce the desired effect and three points. It was important to get back to winning ways after dropping our first points of the season last time out but if you’d have said we’d be sat on 28 points from a possible 30 after 10 games, we’d have taken that before the season!
“Camden produced a few moments of quality in the game and I’m sure they’ll be a real test for whoever they face for the rest of the season, but I never felt the result was in doubt after Josh Morris brilliantly opened the scoring in the first five minutes and in truth we never really got out of second gear all morning.
“There was also a really promising debut for our new Aussie recruit, Jonathan Rochwerger whose assist for our second goal was Gary Neville-esque.”
David Kanzen scored twice for Camden.
FAITHFOLD B 1 FC TEAM B 7
Team continued their move up the table as they thrashed the bottom side.
Adam Rones and Jon Breger scored two each, with Danny Moss, Richard Salmon and Ricky Shafier also all on target.
Player-manager Mitch Young told jewishnews.co.uk: “A solid win with some exceptional goals. We never looked in danger and were comfortable throughout. We are on a good unbeaten run and just taking each game as it comes going about our business nicely. We are also yet to be at full strength this season so when this happens I am expecting fireworks.
“Everyone in the squad is really stepping up and playing well and I thank all my 19 players for the efforts they have shown recently. On to the next one!”
LOS BLANCOS P NORTH LONDON RAIDERS B P
MATCH POSTPONED – RAIDERS WITHDREW FROM GAME
REDBRIDGE B 1 BRADY MACCABI 4
Another hat-trick from Reiss Mogilner helped Brady get themselves back in the title hunt.
Matt Frolich scored their fourth, while David Dobrin netted for the hosts. Redbridge manager Sam Rank told jewishnews.co.uk: “This will be a hard lesson for the RJC B boys to take, but the spirit, commitment and belief is still there. We move onto FC Team B next week, to prove a point and to get back to winning ways.”
SPEC FC 2 WOODFORD WANDERERS 2
Woodford dropped more points in their title pursuit as they were held to a point by promotion-chasing SPEC.
Alex Aviram’s penalty and a superb Elliot Gold strike from the edge of the box claimed the Wanderers’ goals, but Ashley Burns’ penalty and Alex Hershman scored for SPEC, for whom player-manager Ricky Lawrence told jewishnews.co.uk: “I think a draw was the fair result. The game was played in exactly the right spirit and a loss would have been harsh on either side. Woodford seemed like they were gonna take all three points with a late winner but Alex Hershman scored a fantastic half volley to earn us a draw.”
CATFORD & BROMLEY 0 ATHLETIC BILBAUM 5
Bilbaum moved clear of the bottom sides – and to within a point of the Cats – after they turned in one of their best performances of the season.
Ben Bell and Ed Green scored two each, with Jacob Brunner also on target. Manager Nick Shinder told jewishnews.co.uk: “A strong, determined and professional performance from all our players sealed an impressive victory. We moved as a cohesive unit from defence to attack and it brought dividends. We were also extremely pleased to welcome back Sebastian Silverman after a 14 month injury layoff and expect great things from him in the second half of the season. Now our attention moves to L’Equipe and what will be another tough fixture!”
FC TEAM C P TEMPLE FORTUNE P
MATCH POSTPONED – WATERLOGGED PITCH
L’EQUIPE 2 HENDON UNITED B 4
Hendon moved clear in fourth spot thanks to this impressive win.
Benni Sluckis, Gab Saul and two David Reid goals in the last five minutes saw them to the points, with manager Adam Glekin telling jewishnews.co.uk: “I’m delighted to get the win, but if I’m being honest we were a touch fortunate. It wasn’t our best performance, we did ok in the first half in tough conditions but their two goals were highly preventable. I thought we’d kick on in the second half but we didn’t really look like scoring until Gab Saul pulled one out the bag and they went down to 10 men in the process which obviously helped us. And then David Reid’s had a debut to remember.
“I’m not sure if I started with the wrong team or the changes I made were a managerial masterstroke – we’ll go with the latter. It’s an important win, and hopefully we can now put together a good run to end the season and finish as high as possible.”
Andy Smith and James Mandel scored for L’Equipe.
NORTH LONDON RAIDERS C 3 BOCA JEWNIORS 0
Raiders moved to within a point of second spot as they ran out winners over the Boca boys.
Charles Braunstein, Jack Lewis and Oli Nathan scored for the victors, with manager Zack Gothelf telling jewishnews.co.uk: “This was a game where we never really got out of third gear. What’s important is that we’ve picked up all three points without playing spectacularly. We know that we’ve got a big game against Scrabble next week, but since Scrabble beat us in January we’ve won all of our matches played since then so we’ve certainly got momentum on our side.”
Boca’s Anton Nyman told jewishnews.co.uk: “It’s to say this after losing 3-0 but in terms of our team play, and chances created – that is definitely an unjust scoreline in probably one of our best performances of the season.
“Playing into a vicious wind in the first half, we kept things tight, conceding late in the half to a good headed corner. A freak sliced cross meant goal helped them to a second early in the second half, and despite our comeback efforts, including hitting the post from an Adrian header and clearance off the line from Jacob’s follow up, we conceded a late third in the last kick of the match.
“If we play like that the rest of the season, I can see us picking up a lot more points. I’d like to add a special mention of good sportsmanship from then NLR striker late in the game, who when the ref blew for the penalty, admitted it was a clean tackle and hence rescinding the punishment.”