The Jewish FA Cup took centre stage on Sunday morning and saw Redbridge’s two sides get the better of Faithfold’s – with 8-0 and 6-1 wins.
SUNDAY’S RESULTS AT A GLANCE (SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL REVIEW):
PETER MORRISON CUP SECOND ROUND: (number in brackets represents division of team):
Maccabi Masters (MASTERS) P Redbridge Jewish Care C (2) P
Redbridge C unable to field a side
Brady Maccabi 14 North London Raiders C (2) 0
Camden Park (PREM) 1 Maccabi London Lions White (PREM) 5
Catford & Bromley Maccabi (2) 1 Old Boys (MASTERS) 1 AET Catford won 5-4 on pens
Fairlop FC (2) 10 Hertswood Vale (2) 1
Maccabi London Lions Blue (PREM) 1 Bayern Mincha (2) 1 AET London Lions won 6-5 on pens
North London Raiders B (1) 1 Los Blancos (1) 4
Redbridge Jewish Care A (PREM) 8 Faithfold A (1) 0
Redbridge Jewish Care B (1) 6 Faithfold B (2) 1
Temple Fortune A (1) 1 North London Raiders A (PREM) 5 AET
Oakwood A 1 Hendon United Sports 2
FC Team 4 Real Hendon 0
Straw Hat Pirates 3 Mill Hill Dons 4
TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
Guy Ben Aroya (Catford & Bromley Maccabi)
Gideon Rabstein (Los Blancos)
Richard Reback (Mill Hill Dons)
Joe Botchin (Oakwood A)
Josh Bentley (Hendon United)
Larry Cohen (Hendon United)
Ari Nevies (Hendon United)
Joel Barnett (Los Blancos)
Gav Kreiger (Los Blancos)
Max Hassell (Maccabi London Lions White)
Adam Morrow (Mill Hill Dons)
Tom Cantor (Oakwood A)
Gideon Gale (Straw Hat Pirates)
Josh Klepper (Temple Fortune A)
Joel Lassman (Catford & Bromley Maccabi)
Zac Lewis (Hendon United)
Avishai Kestenbaum (Los Blancos)
Jamie Nagioff (Mill Hill Dons)
Nathan Sollosi (Redbridge Jewish Care A)
Jono Nesbitt (Straw Hat Pirates)
Simon Moses (Los Blancos)
Zack Neiman (North London Raiders A)
Zach Cohen (Mill Hill Dons)
Steve Summers (Redbridge Jewish Care A)
GOALS OF THE WEEK:
1) Sam Reeves (Catford & Bromley Maccabi) – A delicious 30-yard free-kick
2) Zack Neiman (North London Raiders A) – An unbelievable solo goal, taking on three players before drilling it low with his left foot in to the bottom right corner
3) Nathan Sollosi (Redbridge Jewish Care A) – The second of his hat-trick was described as “a worldie” from 35 yards
SAVES OF THE WEEK:
1) Lee Fegan (Temple Fortune A) – A fantastic penalty save in the 90th minute
2) Gideon Rabstein (Los Blancos) – Showed instant reactions at the near post to deny the Raiders striker from 2 yards out
QUOTES OF THE WEEK:
PETER MORRISON CUP SECOND ROUND (number in bracket represents division of team):
MACCABI MASTERS (PREM) P REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE C (2) P
Redbridge C unable to field side
BRADY MACCABI (PREM) 14 NORTH LONDON RAIDERS C (2) 0
Brady made extremely light work of their tie as five goals from their top scorer Reiss Mogilner helped them to the most emphatic win of the season to date.
Stanley Offord helped himself to hat-trick, Ben Kohler chipped in with a double, with David Cohen, Jordan Nathan, James Joseph and Marc Rister completing the rout.
CAMDEN PARK (PREM) 1 MACCABI LONDON LIONS WHITE (PREM) 5
James Gershfield’s side turned in one of their best performance of the season as they comfortably won this all-Premier Division clash.
Conor Perl and Tyler Smith both scored two each, with Eshed Calman hitting their fifth.
Player-manager James Gershfield told jewishnews.co.uk: “We put in a very professional performance today. Defending very well for the first 25 minutes of the game which gave us a platform to build on. Two quick goals from Conor and Eshed got us going and we never looked back after that.
“Our back 4 were brilliant today and Max Hassell who filled in at right back was superb and deserved a big mention.
“Tyler Smith and Conor did fantastically to score a brace each and Adam Burchell showed his class throughout.
“A great win for us in a competition we feel we can go all the way in.”
Kane Gilbrey scored for Camden, for whom manager Stirling Kay told jewishnews.co.uk: “For the first 30 minutes this was a even game, but some very poor defending gifted Lions three goals in 15 minutes. They scored an early goal in the second half, we then had our best spell of the match and were rewarded with Kane’s goal, and it was a deserved reward for the team who kept going when the game was out of reach.
“Our back four has been very reliable this year, but today was not one of those, what doesn’t help the team is the amount of injuries we get during games.
“On the plus side were the debuts of Richard Silver and Jordan Silverstone and the return of Kane on his return for his first game this year.
“This was our worst performance of the season,this must not happen again. Congratulations to Gersh and his boys they were very deserved winners,and we wish them good luck in the next round.”
CATFORD & BROMLEY MACCABI (2) 1 HMH OLD BOYS (MASTERS) 1 – AET – Catford won 5-3 on pens
Catford booked their place in the next round – though needed a penalty shoot-out to do so.
The visitors took the lead, but Sam Reeves delicious 30-yard free-kick ten minutes later forced the game to extra-time and then the spot kicks.
Player-manager Jeff Gotch told jewishnews.co.uk: “Well, we won it on penalties and we deserved it.
“They were an extremely young side littered with ex-prem players like Oscar Wagner and we matched them fully for the whole game.
“Both team had chances to win the game in the 90 minutes, but it wasn’t to be and onto the shootout. We converted all our penalties, captain Joel Lassman tucking home the decisive kick after our goalkeeper Guy Ben Aroya had saved their previous kick.
“It’s a great result that gets us back to winning ways, special mention to Ben who kept us in the game and then went on to win it for us, also to Joel Lassman with a fantastic skipper’s performance today.”
FAIRLOP FC (2) 10 HERTSWOOD VALE (2) 1
Fairlop put their league troubles to one side as they scored more goals in one game than they’ve managed all season.
James Jaconelli bagged a hat-trick, Daniel Bean scored twice, with Max Freedman, Daniel Rosen, Bradley Gayer and Adam Goldman also on target.
Josh Cohen scored Vale’s consolation, for whom Jacob Emanuel told jewishnews.co.uk: “Despite scraping 11 together on the morning of the match, we decided to go ahead with the game and not call it off.
“Simply put, we just were very poor but credit to all of my guys who played today for putting in the effort. We conceded far too many goals from sloppy errors that could’ve been avoided and made it far too easy for Fairlop.
“Back to the league where we’ll have some of the boys returning in a bid to move on from today.”
MACCABI LONDON LIONS BLUE (PREM) 1 BAYERN MINCHA (2) 1 AET – Lions Blue won 6-5 on pens
Lions were made to sweat in overcoming their Division Two opposition, needing a penalty shoot-out to book their place in the next round.
NORTH LONDON RAIDERS B (1) 1 LOS BLANCOS (1) 4
Simon Moses’ hat-trick helped the Blancos win this all-Division One tie.
Gav Kreiger scored their fourth, with Blancos’ Joel Barnett telling jewishnews.co.uk: “We bossed the game from start to finish and should have scored more. A solid back four were largely untroubled and some slick attacking movement ensures the game was won.”
David Simnock scored Raiders’ consolation.
REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A (PREM) 8 FAITHFOLD A (1) 0
Redbridge ensured they weren’t the latest in line to be on the receiving end of a Faithfold cup upset as comfortably saw off their lower league opponents.
Steve Summers and Nathan Sollosi both helped themselves to hat-tricks, with Sam Sollosi and Ben Sollosi also on target.
Redbridge joint-manager Jon Jacobs told jewishnews.co.uk: “A proper scoreline saw normality restored and saw Redbridge advance to the next round of the cup with an easy 8-0 win .
“The memory of the shock win earlier in the season was well and truly forgotten as hat-tricks from Nathan Sollosi and the evergreen Steve Summers plus goals from the other Sollosi brothers, Ben and Sam saw RJC cruise into the next round.
“This is the standard of play that we have come to expect and served as a good warm-up for the big Premier league games to come .
“We wish Avi and his boys the best of luck for the rest of the season.”
Faithfold player-manager Avi Markiewicz told jewishnews.co.uk: “Another cup game against a Premier Division team and another drubbing. I don’t like making excuses because it happens to everyone, but we had too many key players missing, against teams in our division we can cope but against premiership opposition you need all your best players available. People pulling out Sunday morning doesn’t help. It baffles me how people can do that.
“As for the game we had our chances and didn’t take them, a couple of poor refereeing decisions didn’t help either, but that doesn’t mean for one second we deserved anything from the game. Redbridge were the better team on the day and I’m sure will relish their revenge. We can now concentrate on the league.”
REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B (1) 6 FAITHFOLD B (2) 1
The B’s made it a case of double cup delight for Redbridge as they nearly managed their A team with a similarly emphatic win.
Daniel Gordon scored twice, with Adam Noble, Dan Lipman, Lee Cutler and Dan Andrews all finding the back of the net.
TEMPLE FORTUNE A (1) 1 NORTH LONDON RAIDERS A (PREM) 5 AET
Raiders were given a slight scare, though eventually enjoyed a comfortable win, though needed 120 minutes to overcome their battling opponents.
Zack Neiman scored twice, with David Dinkin, Josh Goldstein and Josh Green all scoring for Daniel Shafron’s side.
Declan Spiro scored for Fortune, with manager Simon Linden telling jewishnews.co.uk: “It was an excellent performance. For 90 minutes we drew, unfortunately we didn’t have any legs left in us and conceded three late goals in the second half of extra time.
“I’m proud of my team, it was a mix of both fortune sides playing as we had so many unavailable. Credit to everyone for taking the holders into extra-time and almost pulling of a major cup shock.”
OAKWOOD A 1 HENDON UNITED SPORTS 2
Two goals from Zac Lewis handed the champions a first defeat of the season – while seeing Hendon leapfrog them on goal difference to joint-third in the table.
Player-manager Greg Corin told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a great result. Oakwood pushed us the whole way, but our quality showed in the end and we’re delighted with the result.
“Some of the team may be passed their best years, but this has to be one of the most talented squads we’ve been able to put together over the last few seasons and it was great to play with and manage the team this Sunday.
“Larry Cohen provides us with a fantastic option at the back when he is available. True class and together with Avi Korman at centre-back it was a commanding display in defence.
“Zac Lewis’s technical ability is so high and if he can work on getting himself fitter then I really think he will be head and shoulders above the vast majority of players in the league. Delighted for him today. He was due a couple of goals in this fixture.”
Dave Woolman scored for the O’s, for whom manager Daniel Kristall told jewishnews.co.uk: “A very well contested game where a draw would probably have been the right result.
“Hendon started strongly and we couldn’t really get into the game. They scored a very nice goal in the opening stage. We dominated the second half and got our deserved equaliser through Dave and were then on top, but got caught out on the break with a brilliant strike.
“Hendon broke well all game and did look the more dangerous side in front of goal. They also defended very well throughout the match but we had the ball and the territory for the most part. We just lacked that bit of patience and quality in the final third.
“Our starting midfield three from yesterday haven’t played over the last three months and it showed. Credit to all of them because they stepped in for the Team. For that we thank them because they were so determined to play. I feel confident that if we’d have been at full strength and especially in that area, we’d have won the game.
“We got the better of close games with Hendon last season. We’ve beaten them on our last four meetings. They got on the right side of it yesterday. That’s football.
“To go 14 months unbeaten in the league shows what a great team this is. We will bounce back from this. As a management team, we are incredibly proud of how far we have come and we now expect a reaction in the next few weeks where we turn our attention to both cup competitions.
“As for the league, we know how strong the division is and teams will drop points. I really believe it will be the most open race in years and I am confident we will be in the mix at the end. Don’t go writing us off. Many of you did that last season and look what happened.”
FC TEAM 4 REAL HENDON 0
Team maintained their recent good form as a hat-trick from Richard Salmon helped Mitch Young’s side to this comfortable win.
Jon Breger scored the host’s fourth of the morning.
Hendon manager Rafi Addlestone told jewishnews.co.uk: “Not a great result for us, unfortunately we were missing two or three big players this week and it showed.”
STRAW HAT PIRATES 3 MILL HILL DONS 4
The Dons moved to within a point of top spot as they won this seven-goal thriller.
Zach Cohen scored twice, with Jamie Nagioff and Adam Isaacs also finding the back of the net. Manager Brandon Hamme told jewishnews.co.uk: “Absolutely delighted with the result today, it was a very hard fought game and well deserved victory for the boys.
“We started off slow but came into more as it went on. We went 1-0 behind after a mishap in our wall left Richard Reback stranded as the ball sailed in from a free-kick, but levelled it up before half-time after a goal mouth scramble came out to Jamie Nagioff from 14 yards who scooped it into the top left corner of the net.
“The scores were level at the break. We came out the blocks quickly in the second half, scoring four minutes after the restart. A scramble in the box was latched onto by Zach Cohen to put us ahead. They drew level, but we went ahead again shortly after as a Jamie Nagioff corner found the head of a Pirates defender and then made it four with four minutes to go as Zach Cohen hit Straw Hat on the counter, crossing it across goal to Adam Isaacs who finished beautifully to put the game beyond doubt.
“They scored a late consolation goal, but we held on to make it six wins from seven this season. We have now moved up to second, one point behind Bayern Mincha with a game in hand. Things are looking really promising and if we keep on picking up results, the sky is the limit for this team.”
Jono Nesbitt scored for The Pirates.