Maccabi London Lions White produced the shock result of the day as they inflicted a surprising defeat over leaders Brady.
SUNDAY’S RESULTS AT A GLANCE (SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL REVIEW):
Hendon United Sports 2 Maccabi London Lions Blue 0
Maccabi London Lions White 3 Brady Maccabi 2
Oakwood A 6 North London Raiders A 2
Faithfold A 7 Los Blancos 0
North London Raiders B 7 Scrabble 0
Redbridge Jewish Care B 2 Oakwood B 1
Bayern Mincha 7 Faithfold B 0
Catford & Bromley 1 Real Hendon 2
FC Team 5 North London Raiders C 4
Hertswood Vale 0 Fairlop FC 10
Mill Hill Dons 5 Temple Fortune B 0
CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP SEMI-FINALS:
Los Blancos/Camden Park VS Oakwood A
Brady Maccabi VS Hendon United Sports
TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
Ben Law (North London Raiders B)
Gav Nussbaum (Bayern Mincha)
Ryan Kangisser (FC Team)
Pierce Prince (Fairlop FC)
Dudi Edreyi (Hendon United)
Mordy Weiler (Hendon United)
Jamie Jackson (Maccabi London Lions White)
Anthony Goodmaker (North London Raiders B)
Matt Leader (North London Raiders B)
Brandon Sassoon (North London Raiders B)
Dale Bradman (Oakwood A)
Simon Davies (Oakwood A)
Gali Kolt (Real Hendon)
Daniel Holder (Bayern Mincha)
Alon Pinhas (Bayern Mincha)
Leor Harel (Faithfold A)
David Leiwy (Faithfold A)
Louis Naghten (Faithfold A)
Ben Shirbini (Faithfold A)
Ollie Craig (Maccabi London Lions White)
Max Misrahi (Maccabi London Lions White)
Ryan Kramer (Mill Hill Dons)
Adam Morrow (Mill Hill Dons)
Richard Reback (Mill Hill Dons)
Elliot Espinoza (North London Raiders B)
Kyle Bentwood (Oakwood A)
Josh Cuby (Oakwood A)
Ben Peppi (Oakwood A)
Daniel Rosen (Fairlop FC)
Mitch Young (FC Team)
Harry Moss (Mill Hill Dons)
David Dinkin (North London Raiders B)
Leor Sidle (Oakwood A)
Brad Wine (Oakwood A)
GOALS OF THE WEEK:
1) Mitch Young (FC Team) – Received a square pass 25 yards out, flicked the ball, then kneed it up before volleying it over the goalkeeper
2) David Leiwy (Faithfold A) – Cut in, cut out and then did it all again, before delightfully chipping the goalkeeper from the edge of the box
3) Akiva Fink (Bayern Mincha) – As Faithfold cleared the ball from their penalty area, Fink, 35 yards out, hit the ball on the half-volley into the bottom left corner.
4) Sam Kanter (Bayern Mincha) – Finished off a superb team move, Samuel Leader and Alon Pinhas combining, the latter pulled the ball back just behind the penalty spot on the volley to Kanter who headed home
5) Gav Nussbaum (Bayern Mincha) – Spotted the goalkeeper off his line and lobbed him from the half-way line
6) Josh Cuby (Oakwood A) – Another 30 yard pile driver which dipped over the goalkeeper and into the net
SAVES OF THE WEEK:
QUOTES OF THE WEEK:
1) Aaron Dias (Fairlop FC) – “Pierce Prince was magical again, he was up and down the right flank like a yoyo
HENDON UNITED SPORTS 2 MACCABI LONDON LIONS BLUE 0
Hendon maintained their title push by getting the three points – and in doing so, denying their opposition the chance to leapfrog them in the table.
Yoav Kestenbaum and Moses Seitler scored for the hosts, with player-manager Greg Corin telling jewishnews.co.uk: “The game should have been put to bed early in the match with us creating countless chances, but we struggled to hit the back of the net.
“It created some nervy moments but in the end we were deserved winners and it would have been a travesty if we would have dropped points. Some huge league games ahead so getting the three points today was vital if we want to mount a serious challenge for the league title.”
Lions manager Sam Marchant told jewishnews.co.uk: “Hendon are probably the best football playing side in the league and we knew that going into the game, and set up a gameplan which was actually extremely effective.
“The first goal game from a a bit of luck and a lapse of concentration by our defence and the second goal came in the final minute when we were pushing high up the pitch for an equaliser.
“The game itself was actually very close and could’ve gone either way with both teams creating dangerous opportunities in the first half.
“Hendon are a nice team, the play well and edged us on the day but we actually did very well, we played as a compact unit and restricted their fast forwards extremely well. As I said, another day this can go our way but today it wasn’t to be. Our focus immedtialry turns to next weeks big Peter Morrison game at home where we feel a victory is due and nothing less will be accepted.”
MACCABI LONDON LIONS WHITE 3 BRADY MACCABI 2
Lions recorded arguably the result of the day as they upset the leaders.
Ollie Craig scored twice, with Adam Arnold also on target.
Charlie Kasler and Reiss Mogilner scored for the beaten visitors, with player-manager Joel Nathan telling jewishnews.co.uk: “Unfortunately it was not our day today, we went down to 10 men when Ben Kohler was sent-off after 30 mins for his second yellow card although I’m still unsure what his first booking was for. However, we regrouped and took the lead through Reiss 15 minutes into the second half, but he was injured whilst scoring and had to come off.
“Lions stepped up a gear and we were holding out well, but were then opened up by a great pass and they were back level, this gave them the belief they could get a result and we helped them do that with some sloppy defending for their second. We came back and won a penalty straight away which Charlie converted, but then made a bad mistake and from an attempted pass back to the goalkeeper, we conceded the winner.
“The game ended with Jordan Nathan carried off with a nasty looking knee injury. We may have blown our league chances, but still have great hopes in both cups and that starts next week when we travel to Manchester for a Morrison cup game.”
OAKWOOD A 6 NORTH LONDON RAIDERS A 2
Oakwood moved to the top of the table, as they took advantage of Brady’s slip-up, coupled with a stylish performance of their own.
Leor Sidle scored twice, with Josh Cuby, Brad Wine, Toby Levy and
Jonny Quinn also on target.
Manager Daniel Kristall told jewishnews.co.uk: “This was an excellent display and win from our guys. We were superb from the first minute and absolutely flew out of the traps scoring within a minute. We were 5-0 up by the 50th minute and the only disappointment was that we slightly lost our intensity for a 20 minute spell in the second half in addition to missing lots of chances to make it a much bigger scoreline which I’m sure Shaf will agree with me that on another day, we could have scored double figures.
“Our front three in the first half were devastating (Wine, Sidle and Cuby). Raiders simply couldn’t get close to them. Make no mistake, this was a fired up Raiders side after last week’s big win against RJC. They fielded a very strong side and didn’t give up. They responded well in the second half scoring two nice goals themselves.
“Our pressing and movement in the first half was as good as I have seen this season. We had the right balance in midfield where Kyle led excellently and we looked fairly solid at the back without the injured Alex Lee and Tom Cantor. We’re delighted that Leor is back amongst the scorers. I told him mid week that the goals would come.
“We were without some big hitters yesterday (Sam Cantor, Alex Lee), but we showed how strong our squad is and I think we are improving each week after a rusty start to the season.
“Every game is a tough test and we will now aim to recover some of the injured guys ahead of our tricky test at Redbridge in a fortnight.”
Jonny Kay and Zack Neiman scored for Raiders.
FAITHFOLD A 7 LOS BLANCOS 0
Faithfold maintained their lead at the top of the table with another emphatic win.
Ben Shirbini helped himself to a hat-trick, with David Leiwy, Leor Harel, David Kizneris and player-manager Avi Markiewicz also among the scorers.
Markiewicz told jewishnews.co.uk: “An outstanding performance all round by all 15 players including goalkeeper Joseph Corin who hasn’t featured since featured since the opening game against L’Equipe and finally made his way back from shopping in Bicester. He made some very important saves down on his right and left. The win was built on a defence that were solid and a unit.”
NORTH LONDON RAIDERS B 7 SCRABBLE 0
A hat-trick from David Dinkin helped Raiders maintain their title bid as they were comprehensive winners.
Anthony Goodmaker, David Esterkin, Simon Buchler and Jake Gilbert were also all on target.
Joint-manager Doron Salomon told jewishnews.co.uk: “For the second week running I’m really proud of the performance the players delivered. There was added pressure this week: to pick up from where we’d left off, but also to set the record straight after our previous game against Scrabble.
“The winning margin was a reflection of the complete dominance and grip we had on the game and in truth, if we’d been a bit more ruthless it could have been more. Once again it would be wrong to overlook the clean sheet; we defended from the front as a team and to restrict Scrabble to just one effort on target in the game emphasises how hard everyone worked.
“As a former Scrabble man, I hope they can turn things around and avoid regulation.”
Scrabble manager Ray Abrahams told jewishnews.co.uk: “I think it must be the first time I’ve ever come away from a game after a heavy defeat saying that in terms of possession and run of play the teams were evenly matched. We were well in this game for over an hour having gone in at half-time disappointed to be behind having gifted Raiders their second goal and in the early stages of the second half we had chances to draw level.
“However to then give Raiders three or four more goals on a plate through some crazy errors at the back we find ourselves six or seven down.They must have thought it was birthday time!
“The last few weeks have been all about some key players we have had missing and again today we had to dig deep to put out a side.Once more we included one of our masters players Steven Moss who did great for us up front.
“I’m delighted though with the attitude and commitment that all the boys showed who played today in difficult circumstances including our stand in keeper who played with a knee injury and couldn’t kick the ball! They were all playing for the pride of this club.
“We find ourselves now in a relegation dog fight and with most of our remaining games against teams around us it is vital that we get some players back quickly now and start picking up some points.”
REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE C 2 OAKWOOD B 1
Redbridge moved up into fourth spot, in a result which also dented any title aspirations The O’s may have had.
BAYERN MINCHA 7 FAITHFOLD B 0
Mincha maintained their title push thanks to another superb performance.
Adam Ellis scored twice, with player-manager Alon Pinhas, Akiva Fink, Guv Nussbaum, Sam Kanter and Daniel Holder also all scoring.
Pinhas told jewishnews.co.uk: “All the lads were up for it and the result clearly showed that. We went out there looking to win the game in the first half and I think it’s safe to say 4-0 at half-time was the game won.
“We scored some great team goals and deservedly so. Faithfold hit back at us when we were 2-0 up with a couple of chances going just wide of the post, but besides that I think it was a one-sided contest.
“We want to win the league and we are going in a good direction at the moment in doing that. I couldn’t be happier with all the lads today, was a great performance from everyone.”
CATFORD & BROMLEY 1 REAL HENDON 2
Hendon moved to within two points of The Cats with this hard-fought away win.
Adam Hersh and Joe Metliss scored for the victors, with manager Rafi Addlestone telling jewishnews.co.uk: “Three wins on the bounce and the Bees are flying high. We held our own today against a strong and experienced Catford side in difficult conditions. The left side pairing of Gali Kolt and Zvi Noe stepped up to the plate today – what they both lack in stature, they made up in sheer guts. Bravo to the lads.”
FC TEAM 5 NORTH LONDON RAIDERS C 4
Team won this nine-goal thriller to move up into third spot.
Player-manager Mitch Young led the way, scoring a hat-trick, with Adam Rones and Danny Myers also on target.
Young told jewishnews.co.uk: “A good win although we conceded some sloppy goals. Missing so many players we recruited two experience pros in Danny Myers and Ryan Kangisser and both made a difference to the squad. We look forward to going on a winning run now.”
HERTSWOOD VALE 0 FAIRLOP FC 10
Fairlop claimed a much-needed three points as they hit double figures.
Daniel Rosen helped himself to a hat-trick, with Adam Goldman, Kai Vale, Matt Berkley, player-manager Aaron Dias, Brad Gayer, Ryan Cole and Daryl Rubin also all finding the back of the net.
Dias told jewishnews.co.uk: “From the first minute we were in control of the game, we’ll actually from 9 seconds we were in control when Kai Vale smashed home a volley which set the tone for the game.
“We controlled the game really well and it could have been any scoreline. Pierce Prince in the form of his life almost scores a goal similar to Messi v Getafe 2007.
“The game really opened up and even had time for myself, the Gaffa to get on and boy did I make a difference, after setting up the attack for Goldman’s goal, I fancied one for myself, having received the ball in the area, sold the centre-back like Messi sold Boateng and then cooly finished bottom corner.
“The game could have gone the other way though, at 7-0 they got through and if it wasn’t for Jake strong word class left hand save they would have been back in the game.
“Great to see three debutants today, Guy Weisselberg and Mitch Gold returning from Injury and Daniel Garfinkle making his first appearance since signing for us on Thursday. Onto next Sunday, Lions Vets in the PM last 16.”
MILL HILL DONS 5 TEMPLE FORTUNE B 0
The Dons maintained top spot as they turned in a five-star performance.
Ryan Kramer, Richard Reback, Adam Morrow, Harry Moss and Sam Denby all on target.
Dons manager Brandon Hamme told jewishnews.co.uk: “Delighted with the result today, the boys got stuck in and gave it 110 percent throughout.
“The pitch conditions weren’t ideal but we still managed to get the ball down and play some great football. The Fortune boys showed they were no pushovers as they did have a considerable amount of possession, but yet another great defensive performance kept them at bay throughout.
“We are at the half-way stage now and we will being doing our upmost to try to replicate our impressive first half of the season when we start the second half next week against an inform Real Hendon Team.”
Fortune manager Darren Zitren told jewishnews.co.uk: “A frustrating game where I would say Fortune appeared on top for most of the first half (and a large part of the second).
“A defensive error left us undeservedly 1-0 down and the lads heads dropped. We started the second half strong again and had several chances to get back into the game, hitting the cross bar and several efforts going narrowly wide.
“The scoreline doesn’t reflect the game and the fantastic effort from our lads today. Full credit to MH Dons as they took their chances.”