There were goals galore in the Cup, with faithfold A putting nine past Boca, and Brady scoring eight against Scrabble…
**LAST SEASON’S DIVISION THREE CHAMPIONS LONDON ROVERS HAVE FOLDED**
RESULTS AT A GLANCE (SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL REVIEW):
CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP SECOND ROUND:
Athletic Bilbaum 7 Catford & Bromley Maccabi 2
Blizzard Storm 2 Oakwood A 5
Boca Jewniors 1 Faithfold A 9
Brady Maccabi 8 Scrabble 1
Camden Park P Brixton Old Boys P (Brixton forfeited tie as unable to raise side)
Faithfold B 2 Faithfold C 0
FC Team A 3 SPEC 1 (FC Team won AET)
FC Team B 1 Hendon United A 4
Harmen 5 Los Blancos 0
North London Raiders A 3 L’Equipe 2
North London Raiders C 3 Temple Fortune 1
Oakwood B 3 Maccabi London Lions B 2
Redbridge A 2 Maccabi London Lions A 1
Redbridge B 2 Real Sosobad 2 (Sosobad won 4-2 on penalties)
North London Raiders A 4 Woodford Wanderers 3
Hendon United B 4 FC Team C 1
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS FROM BRADY MACCABI 8 SCRABBLE 1…
WEEK FIVE MATCH REPORTS:
TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
JOSH MILLER (BRADY MACCABI)
MARK GLUKSMAN (L’EQUIPE)
IAN BARON (L’EQUIPE)
GIDEON CHAIN (L’EQUIPE)
DAVID PRAGER (L’EQUIPE)
NICK STERN (L’EQUIPE)
EDDIE MANSON (OAKWOOD A)
ILAN SCORAH (OAKWOOD A)
BEN BUCK (OAKWOOD B)
ADAM GOLDMAN (REDBRIDGE A)
JACOB BRUNNER (ATHLETIC BILBAUM)
ELIOT KINDLER (ATHLETIC BILBAUM)
SAM MONJACK (BRADY MACCABI)
SHAI DAVIDI (FAITHFOLD A)
CHAIM KORMAN (HENDON UNITED A)
JONO NESBITT (HENDON UNITED B)
JULES BOHM (L’EQUIPE)
JAMES MANDELL (L’EQUIPE)
ROB SIMMONS (L’EQUIPE)
MARK SINGER (L’EQUIPE)
DANNY BLOOM (NORTH LONDON RAIDERS B)
DAN GEEY (OAKWOOD B)
BEN SOLLOSI (REDBRIDGE A)
SCOTT KAY (REAL SOSOBAD)
JULIUS JUDAH (ATHLETIC BILBAUM)
REISS MOGILNER (BRADY MACCABI)
ZAC LEWIS (HENDON UNITED A)
BENNY SLUCKIS (HENDON UNITED B)
ANDY SMITH (L’EQUIPE)
MARK SMITH (L’EQUIPE)
GUY HELMAN (OAKWOOD A)
DAVID WOOLMAN (OAKWOOD A)
JACOB RICHLER-KLEINMAN (OAKWOOD B)
GOAL OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
1) REISS MOGILNER (BRADY MACCABI) – Stunning free-kick – which curled into top corner of the net
2) ELIOT KINDLER (ATHLETIC BILBAUM) – Received the ball from the throw in on the edge of the box, and on the turn managed a looping half volley into the bottom corner
SAVE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
1) BEN LAW (SCRABBLE) – Got down well to brilliantly turn away Reiss Mogilner’s shot
2) MARK GLUCKSMAN (L’EQUIPE) – Pulled off what was described as being a ‘simply stunning’ double-save as he kept his side in the reckoning to pull off what would have been one of the greatest cup upsets in Jewish football
QUOTE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
1) ANTON NYMAN (BOCA JEWNIORS) “Never before have I been involved in a 10-goal game, we scored five of them, and we lost 9-1.”
CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP – SECOND ROUND: (number in brackets represents division of team)
ATHLETIC BILBAUM (2) 7 CATFORD & BROMLEY (2) 2
Bilbaum made it two wins on the spin as they won this all-Division two clash in emphatic style.
Julius Judah and Jacob Brunner scored two each, with Elliot Kindler, Ben Bell and an own goal completing the win.
Bilbaum manager Nick Shinder told jewishnews.co.uk: “Our hard work and endeavour created lots of goal-scoring opportunities and we look forward to the next round and continuing our cup run!”
Catford player-manager Jeff Gotch and Tal Cohen scored for the visitors, with Gotch telling jewishnews.co.uk: “It wasn’t great. We rotated the squad and although we had a spirited performance at 3-0 down to come back to 3-2, the better team on the day won.”
BLIZZARD STORM (Prem) 2 OAKWOOD A (Prem) 5
Two goals each from Guy Helman and David Woolman helped the O’s win this all-Premier Division tie.
Kyle Bentwood also got on the scoresheet from the penalty spot, with manager Daniel Kristall telling jewishnew.co.uk: “We dominated from start to finish and it really should have been a lot more than the 5-2 score line.
“As soon as we scored the first goal, we looked like the only winners. Fair play to Blizzard in the second half for having a go, but other than a ten minute blip in the second half where we let them back in, we were opening them up at ease. We must improve our finishing in future games but some of our moves were a delight to watch.
“We played some great attacking football and used the pace of Woolman to cause them problems all morning. We continued our great start to the season and we’re targeting a big cup run. We look forward to the draw for the next round where we fear nobody.”
Aron Luftig and Avi Markowitz scored Bilbaum, for whom manager Simon Linden told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was never going to be easy with so many players away but the boys did ever so well to recover from 4-0 down to get themselves back into the game second half.
“It’s all about the league this season, we have a huge game against Camden next week and I hope to have a big squad available.”
BOCA JEWNIORS (2) 1 FAITHFOLD A (Prem) 9
Faithfold claimed their first win of the season with this emphatic win over Boca.
Man-of-the-match Shai Davidi scored four times, with Craig Cole, Joel Lassman, Daryl Phillips and two own goals sealing the rout.
Faithfold manager Dan Beersford told jewishnews.co.uk: “It wasn’t a great game but we got the win which was needed.”
Boca’s Anton Nyman told jewishnews.co.uk: “Unfortunately this match turned out to be very much a one sided affair that was much feared in the lead up to this game. In a match where we were missing a few key players we were outclassed across the pitch and fair play to Faithfold for bouncing back to form against us. Never before have I been involved in a 10-goal game, we scored five of them, and we lost 9-1 – was rather tempted to nominate a couple of the bullet header own goals for goal of the week! Hopefully next week we can score them in the right end of the pitch.”
BRADY MACCABI (1) 8 SCRABBLE (2) 1
Brady ensured there was no upset here with three goals in the opening 15 minutes effectively settling the tie.
Reiss Mogilner scored a hat-trick, Nathan Harrod scored twice, with Daniel Harrod, Joel Ruben and Sam Mojack also all on target. Player-manager Josh Dagul told jewishnews.co.uk: “Another deadly performance from the boys. We dominated the game and took our chances with aplomb. The only negative I can take from the performance is the goal we conceded with virtually the last kick of the game but we are scoring goals for fun at the moment and long may that continue. Good luck to Scrabble for the rest of the season.”
Elliot Espinoza scored for Scrabble, for whom manager Ray Abrahams told jewishnews.co.uk: “We came up against a strong Brady side with Sam Monjack pulling all the strings for them in midfield. In terms of possession we had a lot of the play but Brady were so clinical in the last third and we were not. The score does not do our performance justice and my team gave everything they could but we were beaten by a better side and have no complaints. Good luck to Brady in the next round and for the rest of the season.”
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS ABOVE…
CAMDEN PARK (Prem) P BRIXTON OLD BOYS (1) P
(BRIXTON UNABLE TO RAISE SIDE – FORFEITED TIE)
FAITHFOLD B (1) 2 FAITHFOLD C (2) 0
The B’s edged past the C’s as the higher division class made it’s difference – as well as Ben Zloof’s double.
C manager Rob Shooman told jewishnews.co.uk: “Inter-club games at any level usually have a nasty edge to them but I must say this was a very good game played in the right spirit with absolutely NO incidents between the players at all.
“I have no complaints about my team and with a little more luck, would have scored at least two or three of our own, but against a first division outfit, to create the chances we made was a step in the right direction.
“The club were always going to suffer today, but that’s the luck of the draw. I may not agree that this should have happened, especially so early on in the competition but it has. Maybe next year the multi team clubs should not be drawn against each other so early on?”
FC TEAM A (Prem) 3 SPEC FC (1) 1 (FC Team won AET)
Team were taken to 120 minutes of play, before finally seeing off SPEC.
Shim Bensoor scored twice, with David Joseph Cohen also on target. Manager Ben Gilbey told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was good to get the win and progress through to the next round after a really hard game. SPEC came with a game plan and really sat in behind us, making it very hard. They got the first goal and nerves began to creep in, but we managed to get the goal back and take it to extra time. In extra time players legs started to go and the extra class that we have shined through, leading to us getting another two goals.
Credit to Spec for making it really hard for us on sunday. Whilst it wasn’t the best performance from FC Team A, I was pleased with the character that we showed as a team, when it wasn’t going well for us, we stuck together as a team and got through it. On to the next one!”
FC TEAM B (1) 1 HENDON UNITED A (Prem) 4
Hendon ensured they weren’t on the end of any cup upset as a hat-trick from Zac Lewis, along with Ethan Zone’s strike saw them to the win.
Manager David Garbacz told jewishnews.co.uk: “We were depleted before kick-off and then had to contend with skipper Ari Last going off with a hamstring pull after only 15 minutes.
“With Gav Krieger also struggling at right-back with a bad back and with our only sub already on we were well up against it being 1-0 down at half-time.
“However, after a few half time positional tweaks we came out after the break on fire and with a far better attitude and pace to our game. The driving force behind the change was the brilliant young Chaim Korman who simply took the FC Team full backs apart and totally defied his age. Zac Lewis in only his second game for us scored a fine hat trick – I predicted he would get some headlines this year and this week should be the first of many.
“All credit to FC Team who really had us concerned at half-time and showed some good qualities, but I was really proud of the way we turned things around. We have an amazing record in this competition in recent years and there was simply no way we were going out early. The signs are great for the season as today really tested our strength in depth and we passed with distinction.
“The boys can enjoy their last couple of days of the festival season still unbeaten so we’ll allow them a couple of drinks.”
Jon Breger scored for Team, for whom player-manager Mitch Young told jewishnews.co.uk: “I’m extremeley disappointed, we will never have a better chance of beating Hendon and we blew it! We should have been at least two goals up at half-time, we hit the post and missed two, three very easy chances. I expect more from my players in the final third and we should have killed the game. How can we expect to beat one of the favourites or anyone for that matter if we keep missing chances in the first half? We need to improve and quickly on that front if we are to realise our ambitions. Straight after half-time we had a goal ruled out when the ball came down off the crossbar to make it 2-0, both myself and David said it was in but the referee thought otherwise.
“The second half Hendon tore us apart with their extra fitness and pace, Korman and Zone were too hot to handle and they caught us on the break four times. On their second half display they deserved the victory and even though they were stretched it goes to show their strength in depth to put in a second half display like that. Good luck to them for the remainder of the competition.”
HARMEN (Prem) 5 LOS BLANCOS (1) 0
Harmen put in a five-class performance to book their place into the next round.
NORTH LONDON RAIDERS A (Prem) 3 L’EQUIPE (2) 2
Raiders were given a battle against a side two divisions below them, before being able to book their place in the next round. David Rhodes, Alex Kaye and Jordan Marks all scoring for Rob Richman’s side.
Richman told jewishnews.co.uk: “We weren’t at our most convincing today and a lot of credit must got to L’Equipe for that. I was however always confident we had enough to make it three wins from three this season and secure our passage to the next round of the cup.
“Our match sharpness still isn’t quite there and that will come with games but I’m confident that we will improve as we move to the winter months.”
Andy Smith scored twice for L’Equipe, for whom manager Nick Stern told jewishnews.co.uk: “All 14 men were brilliant, though a moral victory is not something I normally count, coming so close to beating the reigning champions on their own pitch certainly counts as a victory in my eyes. Everyone who turned up should be proud of themselves and put in a shift like never before.”
NORTH LONDON RAIDERS C (2) 3 TEMPLE FORTUNE (2) 1
The Raiders won this all-Division Two clash thanks to goals from Nick Haringman, Will Ufland and Oliver Telvi.
OAKWOOD B (1) 3 MACCABI LONDON LIONS B (2) 2
Oakwood had to dig deep to ensure they weren’t on the wrong end of a cup upset though it was that man again – Jacob Richler Kleiman – who scored a match-winning hat-trick.
O’s manager Jason Stein told jewishnews.co.uk: “I’m over the moon to be through to the next round and to see out the high holidays without defeat for another year.
“Today was a terrific cup game and Lions played their part. As usual, we fell 1-0 behind but then hit back to lead 3-1 thanks to JRK notching his 9th, 10th and 11th goals of the season.
“Today was a big day for a half dozen players who were either making debuts or first starts of the season and they came through it with flying colours. That shows the strength of the squad.
“Lions are arguably stronger than any of the sides we have played in our division and I’ll be amazed if they don’t win Division Two.
“For now it’s eyes back on the league, but I do quite fancy an all Oakwood last 16 tie. Let’s see what comes out of the hat.”
Eli Cohen and Daniel Fattal scored for the Lions, with manager Samuel Marchant telling jewishnews.co.uk: “We knew it wasn’t going to be easy facing a team playing well in the division above, however there was minimal difference between the two teams.
“We started well, taking the lead after ten minutes, but as we’ve done previously, we let the opposition back in the game and it was 1-1 at half time. The difference today was two defensive errors from us and a soft penalty against us. If we eliminate those errors, we win the game. With 20 minutes to go, 3-1 down, we understandably changed to a more attacking formation with three at the back and we dominated the remainder of the match. Fattal scored a great goal with ten minutes to go, Bloom had a great effort stopped and we had a shot cleared off the line. On another day, we win that match.
“There are plenty of positives for us to take from the game and it’s very promising for us as a squad to be able to compete well against higher opposition. We showed we had fight to get back in the game, but it was that bit too late. However, I must say congratulations to Oakwood on their victory and I wish them all the luck for the rest of the cup.”
REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A (Prem) 2 MACCABI LONDON LIONS A (Prem) 1
Redbridge won the all-Premier Division clash thanks to Ben Sollosi’s strike and Ben Chernoff’s deflected effort.
Manager Jon Jacobs told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a very good contest between two teams who both wanted to play football.”
James Gold scored the Lions consolation.
REDBRIDGE B (1) 2 REAL SOSOBAD (1) 2 (Sosobad won 4-2 on penalties)
Sosobad won a thriller – though had to do it via the lottery of a penalty shoot-out.
Scott Kay and John Lessem both scored for them in open play, with manager Daniel Shafron telling jewishnews.co.uk: “In truth, we were lucky to win today. Redbridge played well and dominated us for the majority of the game. We rode our luck and were far from our best. We really had to dig deep and the only thing I am happy about is the character the boys showed getting back in to the game when heads easily could have dropped.
“Redbridge will feel hard done by and I think they have the right to think that. They will want to get us back in the league next weekend and if we are to have any chance of getting three points, we will need to turn up fully prepared for a tougher game than no doubt many of my team thought we were going to have today.”
Yoni Fialka and Richie Caplin scored for Redbridge.
NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B 4 WOODFORD WANDERERS 3
Raiders got back to winning ways after they edged this seven-goal thriller.
Josh Green scored twice, with Jacob Gold and Danny Bloom also on target. Raiders manager Jonathan Adelman told jewishnews.co.uk: “Despite a plethora of injuries and absences we headed back from Fairlop with three points for the second time this season. Our first half was dynamic and clinical, our second half was really gritty and I felt we were good value for the win.”
HENDON B 4 FC TEAM C 1
Hendon returned to winning ways as they moved up into second spot with this comprehensive win.
Benni Sluckis scored twice, with Jono Nesbitt also continuing his excellent start to the season with a double. Debutant Sammy Barron also had a day to remember, claiming three assists and was a constant menace to the Team backline.
Hendon manager Adam Glekin wasn’t at the game, but was delighted with the result. He told jewishnews.co.uk: “After the disastrous result last week, it was key for us to get back on track quickly and we’ve certainly done that. Although we’ve played more games than most, I’m delighted to be second in the table especially as we’re notoriously slow starters. Credit to Gab Saul who was in charge today and to the players, we were missing a couple of key men so it’s a highly pleasing result.”