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Picture: Amy Leigh

by Andrew Sherwood

Woodford Wanderers moved top of the Division One, Hendon A and FC Team B both scored nine goals, while bottom-side Boca earned a point against Faithfold C…

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PETER MORRISON TROPHY QUARTER-FINAL DRAW

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

PREMIER DIVISION:
Blizzard Storm 1 Redbridge Jewish Care A 4 MATCH REPORT
Camden Park P Harmen P (Camden unable to raise side)
FC Team A 2 Oakwood A 6
Hendon United A 9 Maccabi London Lions A 0

DIVISION ONE:
Faithfold B 2 Los Blancos 0
Oakwood B 1 Woodford Wanderers PHOTO GALLERY & VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Real Sosobad 2 FC Team B 9

DIVISION TWO:
Athletic Bilbaum 0 Maccabi London Lions B 5
Faithfold C 1 Boca Jewniors 1
FC Team C 2 Scrabble 7 MATCH REPORT
Hendon United B 0 North London Raiders C 2
L’Equipe 1 Catford & Bromley Maccabi 0

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VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS FROM OAKWOOD B 1 WOODFORD WANDERERS 2

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WEEK 25 PHOTO GALLERY:

OAKWOOD B 1 WOODFORD WANDERERS 2

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UPDATED LEAGUE GOALSCORERS CHART

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TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:

GOALKEEPERS:
GRANT WAISSEL (NORTH LONDON RAIDERS C)

DEFENDER:
ADAM JACOBS (CATFORD & BROMLEY)
STUART HARING (FAITHFOLD B)
GLEN TURNER (HENDON UNITED B)
CHARLES BRAUNSTEIN (NORTH LONDON RAIDERS C)
LIAM STEIN (NORTH LONDON RAIDERS C)
SIMON DAVIES (OAKWOOD A)
ALEX LEE (OAKWOOD A)
BEN POLAK (OAKWOOD B)
DANNY HAKIMI (REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A)

MIDFIELD:
DAN STOCK (FAITHFOLD B)
DAVE GROSSMAN (FC TEAM B)
ADAM RONES (FC TEAM B)
AVI KORMAN (HENDON UNITED A)
DAN BLACKSTON (HENDON UNITED B)
NICK LANDESBERG (MACCABI LONDON LIONS B)
DAN GREEN (SCRABBLE)
ZAK MCLEOD (SCRABBLE)
JOSH SHERIDAN (SCRABBLE)
JOSH TIANO (SCRABBLE)

STRIKER:
LORIAN MADANES (FC TEAM B)
DOVI FEHLER (HENDON UNITED A)
JOSH BLOOM (MACCABI LONDON LIONS B)
BRAD WINE (OAKWOOD A)
DAVE WOOLMAN (OAKWOOD A)
DAN ASH (OAKWOOD B)
DANNY SHERMAN (SCRABBLE)

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TEAM OF THE WEEK

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GOAL OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:

1) ALEX AVIRAM (WOODFORD WANDERERS)
A stunning right-footed strike from the edge of the box flew into the roof of the net

2) LORIAN MADANES (FC TEAM B)
Sizing up a 20-yard free-kick, took a one-step run up and curled effort into top corner

3) DAVE WOOLMAN (OAKWOOD A) X1
The first of his hat-trick was an outstanding left-footed strike into the top corner

4) DAVE WOOLMAN (OAKWOOD A) X2
Took the ball down on the left wing, brought it inside on to his right foot and banged it into the top corner from 20 yards to complete his treble

5) JOSH BLOOM (MACCABI LONDON LIONS B)
Sammy Kingston’s corner was headed out to Jamie Kyte just outside the box on the right hand side, he volleyed a cross with the outside of his foot towards Bloom, who performed what can only be described as a flying scorpion kick, connecting with the ball flush on the back of his heel sending it into the top right hand corner.

6) ZAK MCLEOD (SCRABBLE)
For the second week running, produced a dipping 40-yard shot which gave the FC Team goalkeeper no chance

7) BRETT SCHUMANN (BOCA JEWNIORS)
The left-back put Boca ahead with a thunderous bending shot from outside the area

8) MARC WOOLFE (NORTH LONFON RAIDERS C)
Finished off a fantastic team move, volleying the ball into the net off the underside of the crossbar – a proper team goal

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SAVE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:

1) GRANT WAISSEL (NORTH LONDON RAIDERS C)
Got down low to his right to fingertip the James Neidle’s penalty around the post as it looked destined to find the bottom corner of the net.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:

1) ADAM GLEKIN (HENDON UNITED B)
“Although I’m a little miffed with their first goal being awarded (goal-line technology would have been handy!), I have to praise the referee today Callum Foster. No disrespect to the other referees, but it was great to have someone who had the fitness to keep up with the game and not give decisions from 40 yards away from the incident.”

2) SAMUEL MARCHANT (MACCABI LONDON LIONS B)
“If this goal doesn’t get goal of the season, let alone goal of the week, the system must be rigged! Not a single man on the pitch could believe what they witnessed. The referee then jokingly threatened Bloom after his celebration by saying “I’m awarding you a yellow card because you’re just not allowed to score goals like that!”. It was truly awesome. I guess Zlatan Ibrahimovic now has company with scorpion kick goals. I preferred Blooms.” (description above)

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PREMIER DIVISION:

FIXTURES & RESULTS:
TABLE:

BLIZZARD STORM 1 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A 4
A strong second half performance from Jon Jacobs’ side saw the Essex men maintain their title challenge – though only after they went into half-time trailing.

Avi Markiewicz had fired Storm ahead, but second half strikes from Dean Nyman, James Berkley, Danny Hakimi and Sam Sollosi earned the points for the visitors.

Storm manager Simon Linden told jewishnews.co.uk: “We executed a very good game plan this morning, once again – just like the recent Hendon and Lions games, we did ever so well until the hour mark but unfortunately failed to keep a hold on the game and Redbridge showed why they are second in the table.

“If games finished on the hour mark we would be mid-table – fitness once again showed us up. The biggest blow was losing Adam Levene to a shoulder injury just before half-time, he was having a great game and was a major reason for us being 1-0 up. Unfortunately, Adam will not play for the rest of the season, we wish him a speedy recovery.

“Onto next week against FC Team – I fancy us to pick up three points.”

MATCH REPORT

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CAMDEN PARK P HARMEN P

CAMDEN UNABLE TO RAISE SIDE

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FC TEAM A 2 OAKWOOD A 6
The O’s consolidate third spot as four goals from Dave Woolman helped them to this resounding win.

Dan Rose and Brad Wine made it a sweet six for the visitors. Joint-manager Daniel Kristall told jewishnews.co.uk: “A good win against a team that have caused us problems in the past but we stayed focused despite constant provocation and a flag going up every time we crossed the halfway line. That’s 11 goals we’ve scored against Team this season and it shows how much we’ve improved that we are disappointed it wasn’t more. Had we been more clinical yesterday we could have hit double figures. The 2-1 lead at half-time was down to a number of missed opportunities and really flattered our hosts. When we did get the ball down, Team simply couldn’t cope with the pace and power of Wine and the movement of Woolman. We had to reshuffle the back four due to injuries but Simon Davies and Alex Lee were superb throughout.

“Woolman was unplayable, his first and third goals were out of this world. He has really found his feet at the right time of the season. The less said about Dan Roses’ first half miss the better, but he more than made up for it with a battling midfield display and a fine solo strike in the final 15 minutes.

“We now move on to what will be a very tough Morrison tie with Lions’ Saturday team where we wait to hear from the club doctor on the latest from the treatment room. We will be keeping tight lipped all the way up to kick-off.”

David Joseph Cohen and Alon Hershkorn scored for Team, for whom manager Ben Gilbey told jewishnews.co.uk: “We had a very stripped back team today with a lot of players missing. Only 11 of us and Shim Bensoor in goal. The game was competitive throughout and it was only in the last 20 minutes that Oakwood ran away with it, scoring three.

“Four games left for us now this season, against teams closer to us in the league. It is important we pick up some results in these games, which I fully expect us to do.”

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HENDON UNITED A 9 MACCABI LONDON LIONS A 0
Hendon are beginning to show signs that they could this season with something to shout about – with this 9-0 thrashing illustrating how they’re on the right track.

Dovi Fehler scored six, Avi Korman helped himself to a couple, with Simon Peterman completing the rout. Manager David Garbacz told jewishnews.co.uk: “I should go away far more often! According to stand-in boss Greg Corin, we were absolutely superb all across the park. We played with fantastic pace and scored some great goals. Golden boot contender Dovi Fehler did his prospects no harm at all with an amazing six goals, all of them expertly finished and he has now scored 10 in his last two games.

“However, yesterday was not all about one man as the entire team from 1 to 11 were all on top form and we simply blew away a decent Lions team who had beaten us earlier on in the year. We have responded just as we would have wanted since the Oakwood debacle scoring a whopping 17 goals in two games and we are nicely set up for two massive weeks against our old mates from Redbridge.”

Lions manager David Pollock told jewishnews.co.uk: “They were superb, if you give a team of their quality any chances, don’t be surprised when they score. They scored seven before half-time, five of them were from set-pieces.

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DIVISION ONE:

FIXTURES & RESULTS
TABLE

FAITHFOLD B 2 LOS BLANCOS 0
Faithfold moved off the bottom of the table as goals from Jamie Kent and Joe Cohen saw them surprise Blancos.

Manager Rob Shooman told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a really good game, and a hard match between two teams who wanted to play football, there was good passing, team work and closing down on both sides .

“Both teams were guilty of missing one guilt-edged chance each, but over the whole game we deserved to edge it, just.”

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OAKWOOD B 1 WOODFORD WANDERERS 2
Woodford went top of the table as they beat ten-man Oakwood to move a point clear of SPEC.

Alex Aviram and Andy Levy goals earned them the points, with joint-manager Jerome Marks telling jewishnews.co.uk: “We didn’t dominate the game as much as we would have liked to, but just about did enough to deserve the victory. To get pegged back to 1-1 with ten minutes to go and then go on to win the game showed once again how hungry this team is to win the league. All 14 boys played their part today and I want to give a special mention to Andy Levy who came off the bench to score the winning goal. He has always had that killer instinct in front of goal!

“It’s never easy playing against ten men but In fairness to Oakwood they battled well making it hard for us to take advantage of the situation.

“Alex’s strike was certainly one of the best goals we have scored this season. He does strike a ball extremely well and hopefully he will be able to add a few more between now and the end of the season.

“I’m fully confident that we are good enough to win this division, but only time will tell whether we are the best team or not. We have put ourselves  in a fantastic position to achieve what we set out to do at the beginning of the season.”

Dan Seligman had levelled for the O’s, after they had seen Dan Selwyn sent-off on the half-hour mark. Manager Jason Stein told jewishnews.co.uk: “I thought we played well and showed a lot of courage and fight. Playing with 10 men for that long is very very hard. The way we dug in, first to get to half-time at 0-0, and then to drag ourselves back into it from 1-0 down was fantastic to see.

“My disappointment stems from us then losing the game, because we’d done the hard part by equalising. We had a great chance to make it 2-1 which was a shame. I imagine if you honestly asked the Woodford management, they’d count themselves fortunate to have come away with two wins from our two evenly matched games. But fair play to them, they’ve taken their chances and we’ve not – that’s in both games. In the first game, we were 2-0 down, fought back to 2-2 and then lost it late. It’s a harsh lesson for us. The red card? It is what it is. I can understand why Martin has given it, but it was a devastating blow. I feel to send someone off in a title decider after 30 minutes, it’s got to be absolutely cut and dried and for me it wasn’t. For me, a draw was probably a fair result in that. To concede so late for the second week in a row after digging in for a tough hour was a sickener.

“The title is now over for us and well done to Woodford. It would take a Devon Loch for them to lose it now. They’re too good a side to blow it. My aim is to finish as high up the table as we possibly can. We’ve got six league games left and I think five wins would see us finish second. We’ve still got a PMT quarter-final against Raiders A next week as well.”

PHOTO GALLERY

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

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REAL SOSOBAD 2 FC TEAM B 9
Team moved up into fifth spot as a hat-trick from Lorian Madanes helped them to this emphatic win.

Jon Breger and Adam Rones both scored two each, with Andy Sheena and Richard Salmon completing the rout.

Player-manager Mitch Young told jewishnews.co.uk: “We played well and scored nine goals so I am pleased. We never looked in danger and hopefully this can be the start of our campaign to the top-two places.

“We’ve played less games then everyone so, need to take each game as it comes but we have a strong squad and if everyone remains fit and committed we can do it.”

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DIVISION TWO:

FIXTURES & TABLES
TABLE

ATHLETIC BILBAUM 0 MACCABI LONDON LIONS B 5
Lions maintained their title challenge as they turned on the style at mid-table Bilbaum.

Nick Landesberg, Zak Linden, Josh Bloom, Aron Keller and an own goal seeing them to the comfortable win. Manager Samuel Marchant told jewishnews.co.uk: ““It was a good result and we are happy. We were 3-0 up at half-time and it was relatively routine, but we knew we couldn’t get complacent and we wanted to kill the game off.

“Bilbaum came out firing in the second half and really woke us up as they forced a few saves and hit the crossbar from a well-worked corner. We might not have been up to the same standards as a few weeks ago, however that didn’t matter as we did what was required on the day, and kept a clean sheet which is always pleasing. We’re all feeling good in the squad and we hope to really close in on the promotion spot.”

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FAITHFOLD C 1 BOCA JEWNIORS 1
Faithfold produced one of their best performances of the season – but it still wasn’t enough to see them beat the basement boys.

Dan Gordon scored from the penalty spot for to level for the Greens, after Boca’s left-back Brett Schumann had put the visitors ahead with a stunning strike.

Boca’s Anton Nyman told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a hard fought game and we turned  up to play today.  Having a nice 3G pitch was a pleasure to play on by comparison to last week. Keeping things tight at the back, we took the lead after 35 minutes and continued defending well and looking dangerous on the counter-attack through the pace of Elio Elia with some great hold up play.

“With a great defensive midfield performance from Gab Stone – who unfortunately departed injured with 20 minutes to go; we soon went down to nine men when Elio also pulled up. We couldn’t quite hold on, and in the literal last kick of the game, Faithfold wounded us where it hurt with a penalty kick. Overall, we can be very proud of that performance and hopefully take some confidence from it into next week.”

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FC TEAM C 2 SCRABBLE 7
Scrabble continued their relentless march to the title as four goals from Zak McLeod helped them to another emphatic win.

Danny Sherman scored twice, with Josh Tiano also on target.

MATCH REPORT

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HENDON UNITED B 0 NORTH LONDON RAIDERS C 2
Hendon’s promotion hopes suffered a huge blow as they were beaten by a Raiders side who leapfrogged them into fourth spot with the win.

Hendon felt they should have gone into the break ahead, but they were behind right at the beginning of the second half as good build-up play saw Dan Tan whip a ball in from the right where Alex Elf laid the ball back to Marc Woolfe on the edge of the box who volleyed the ball past the goalkeeper and into the back of the net off the underside of the crossbar.

Hendon captain James Neidle earned a penalty for his side not long after, but saw it superbly saved by Grant Waissel in the Raiders goal. Hendon pressed for an equaliser but were undone a few minutes from the end as Raiders hit them on the break to kill off the game. One of several chances to fall their way, Olivier Telvi ran down the right sent a low ball across where Liam Stein up from left-back couldn’t miss from six yards.

Raiders manager Zack Gothelf told jewishnews.co.uk: “A well deserved victory on a tough pitch for us, we now go into next weekend’s Peter Morrison quarter final tie with a win and a clean sheet under our belt.”

Hendon player-manager Adam Glekin told jewishnews.co.uk: “I think we’ve been really unlucky to lose the game, we deserved a point at the very least. All the lads put in a great shift, I couldn’t have asked for any more. The only disappointment was that we didn’t have a cutting edge in the final third, we had a lot of possession and set-pieces in good positions, but just couldn’t make the breakthrough.”

“Although I’m a little miffed with their first goal being awarded (goal-line technology would have been handy!), I have to praise the referee today Callum Foster. No disrespect to the other referees, but it was great to have someone who had the fitness to keep up with the game and not give decisions from 40 yards away from the incident.”

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L’EQUIPE 1 CATFORD & BROMLEY 0
L’Equipe moved a couple of places up the table as Andy Smith’s strike was enough to sink the Cats.

Cats’ player-manager Jeff Gotch told jewishnews.co.uk: “This is a funny one. We turned up with ten players, our eleventh arrived at 9.59. With the score at 0-0 and both teams guilty of missing three or four good chances apiece, we lost Mark Wayne 20 minutes in with a ligament problem.

“We had to play 70 minutes with ten men against a strong L’Eequipe side, but we battled hard and although we lost 1-0, that was probably up there with beating lions 4-1 as to our performance of the season. Missing 16 players, we fought well and battled till the end and could have got a draw on another day.”

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