Redbridge A dropped their first points of the season as their seven-game winning run ended by joint-bottom side Camden.
SUNDAY’S RESULTS AT A GLANCE (SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL REVIEW):
Brixton Old Boys 1 Redbridge Jewish Care B 6
Faithfold A 3 Los Blancos 2
Hendon United B 0 Maccabi London Lions B 5
Oakwood B 9 Athletic Bilbaum 0
Scrabble 2 North London Raiders B 2
Boca Jewniors 1 Mill Hill Dons 3
Faithfold B P Hertswood Vale P
(Vale pulled out of game)
FC Team B 0 Redbridge Jewish Care C 0
L’Equipe 4 Catford & Bromley 2
North London Raiders C 1 Temple Fortune 4
Real Hendon 0 RC UK FC 5
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: CAMDEN PARK VS REDBRIDGE A:
TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
Ben Law (Scrabble)
Dan Breger (FC Team A)
Ryan Kramer (Mill Hill Dons)
Nathan Anders (Maccabi London Lions B)
Bobby Gray (Oakwood B)
Daniel Seligman (Oakwood B)
Richard Stern (Redbridge B)
Gideon Wetrin (Temple Fortune)
Brandon Sassoon (Scrabble)
Daniel Baneth (Camden Park)
Sacha Nusenbaum (Camden Park)
Avi Korman (Hendon United A)
Mark Smith (L’Equipe)
Sammy Hakimian (Mill Hill Dons)
Danny Bloom (North London Raiders B)
Toby Katz (North London Raiders B)
James Abrams (Oakwood B)
Aaron Searle (Oakwood B)
Daniel Selwyn (Oakwood B)
Josh Marlow (RC UK FC)
Eli Shebson (RC UK FC)
Joe Jordan (Redbridge B)
Michael Woolfe (Temple Fortune)
Josh Marks (Camden Park)
Connor Perl (FC Team A)
Dovi Fehler (Hendon United A)
Josh Bloom (Maccabi London Lions B)
Will Ufland (North London Raiders B)
Rafi Bloom (Oakwood B)
Zalmy Cohen (RC UK FC)
Zac Summerfield (Scrabble)
Adam Lenz (Temple Fortune)
Jorden Sharifian (Temple Fortune)
GOAL OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
1) Connor Perl
(FC Team A) – A driven strike from a full 35 yards out which pinged into the back of the net
2 Ryan Cole (Redbridge A)
Fizzed a left-footed shot from fully 25 yards out
3) Avi Korman (Hendon United A)
Picked the ball up just inside opposition half – beat one man before curling a shot into roof of net from 25 yards
4) Ben Winters (Maccabi London Lions B)
The ball was played over the top to Dean Rosenthal who ran down the right wing and played a brilliant low drilled cross in the box. Josh Bloom flicked the ball to the back post for the oncoming Winters to slot the ball home to crown off a superb team goal
5) Jonti Aremband (RC UK FC)
Skinned two players down the flank, cut inside and buried a crisp finish into the far corner
SAVE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
1) Ben Law (Scrabble)
A world-class double save at point-blank range, first when the ball was driven at him from five yards out and then with one arm while he was falling backwards
2) Adam Zaidman (Camden Park)
Made a brilliant point-blank save with his feet, a truly outstanding reflex save
QUOTE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
1) Sam Rank (Redbridge B)
“He produced seven nutmegs and three brilliant finishes”
2) Brandon Hamme (Mill Hill Dons)
“We dedicate the win to the fans, we know how much the Mill Hill Derby means to them”
3) David Garbacz (Hendon United A)
“Some of the football we played in the first half today was reminiscent of Barcelona at their best”
4) David Garbacz (Hendon United A)
“We certainly weren’t expecting the boost we got from the result in the Redbridge game as we arrived home for lunch – I nearly choked on my salmon bagel and I will be sending the Camden management a bottle of Israel’s finest as a thank you.”
BRADY MACCABI 0 HENDON UNITED A 4
Hendon took advantage of Redbridge’s surprising slip-up as they went top of the table thanks to this convincing win.
Zac Lewis scored twice, with Avi Korman and Dovi Fehler also both on target.
Manager David Garbacz told jewishnews.co.uk: “We were delighted to get back to winning ways today against a pretty decent Brady team .
“Some of the football we played in the first half today was reminiscent of Barcelona at their best and no team in the league would have been able to live with our pace and movement. We weren’t quite able to match that level in the second half but were still able to see out the game quite comfortably.
“It was good to see Dovi Fehler back amongst the goals today and Avi Korman produced yet another pearler to add to his reputation. If there is a better player in the league at the moment I’d like to see him.
“We certainly weren’t expecting the boost we got from the result in the Redbridge game as we arrived home for lunch – I nearly choked on my salmon bagel and I will be sending the Camden management a bottle of Israel’s finest as a thank you.
“We are delighted to go back top today and as long as we play up to the standards we showed today we won’t be relinquishing that spot.”
First half goals from Josh Marks and Rob Hershkorn – from the penalty spot – seeing the hosts to a famous win.
Ryan Cole kept Redbridge in the game with a stunning strike. Manager Jon Jacobs told jewishnews.co.uk: “This game is a defining point for Redbridge and it is up to us to go again and go on another run of straight game wins.
“I am very disappointed how we started today and we really missed the focal point of Dean Nyman up top, but that doesn’t excuse how poor we were in the first half.
“Full credit to Camden, they had a clear game plan that they executed perfectly and with that performance, repeated, they will move up the league table very quickly
“We will train hard on Wednesday night, get this game out of our system as we know we haven’t played to the high standards we have set. This could be the kick up the backside we need, titles aren’t won or lost in November, they are won at the business end in March/ April.
“We look forward to welcoming them to our home for the cup quarter-final and they had better expect a much better performance than what we gave them today
“We are still very much in the title hunt and have to take defeat on the chin and move on to next week.”
(VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS TO FOLLOW)
MACCABI LONDON LIONS A 1 FC TEAM A 2
Team made it two league wins on the spin as they came away from Rowley Lane with one of the results of the day.
Connor Perl and Andrei Grayson both scored for the visitors.
Assistant manager Jonathan Pearl told jewishnews.co.uk: “With a really depleted squad today, I’m so incredibly proud of all 11 of our players.
“Every one of them showed amazing attitude, dedication and commitment. It was a really positive and hard working performance and we generally restricted a quality Lions team to long balls and then played our stuff with real purpose.
“Special mentions go to Connor Perl who set up the first goal with a quality no-look back-heel pass and then scored the winner with an unbelievable driven shot from a full 35 yards. Also to Dan Breger, who was superb at centre back and won every tackle and header epitomising what we are all about. Lastly, an extra thank you to Grossy for going in goal again and making some brilliant saves at key moments.
“Everyone was superb today and I wish I could nominate all 11 for Team of the Week!”
SPEC 3 WOODFORD WANDERERS 1
SPEC, like Camden, ended a 100 percent losing start to the season as they inflicted another defeat on the Wanderers.
Player-manager Ricky Lawrence got on the scoresheet, with Daniel Amram and Ben Kaye also on target.
Lawrence told jewishnews.co.uk: “We weren’t great today in all honesty but Woodford went down to ten men due to injury and we just about managed to make the extra man count.”
BRIXTON OLD BOYS 1 REDBRIDGE B 6
Redbridge consolidated joint-third spot with this emphatic win as the basement boys.
Joe Jordan claimed half the goals with a hat-trick, with Richie Caplin, Richard Stern and Ben Chernoff also all finding the back of the net.
FAITHFOLD A 3 LOS BLANCOS 2
Faithfold are up into fifth spot after they edged this five-goal thriller.
Marc Charles, Sam Reeves and Avi Garson strikes sealing the points for Rob Shooman’s men.
HENDON UNITED B 0 MACCABI LONDON LIONS B 5
Lions moved back to the top of the table thanks to this resounding win – and leaders Raiders being held by Scrabble.
Josh Bloom scored twice, with Ben Winters, Adam Abadi and Benji Weinberger also finding the back of the net.
Assistant manager Sammy Kingston told jewishnews.co.uk: “We knew we would have a tough game on our hand today against Hendon. They sit mid-table and have one of the top scorers in the league, but we did exactly what we wanted to do today.
“We were pressing in two’s, playing great football on a tough and very muddy pitch. Hendon couldn’t handle our attacking force today though, especially when we went two upfront, we were getting the ball into the midfield and strikers quickly and we took our chances which resulted in a superb 5-0 victory.”
OAKWOOD B 9 ATHLETIC BILBAUM 0
Oakwood brought Bilbaum back to earth with an emphatic win.
Dave Woolman, Rafi Bloom and Sam Modlin all scored two each, with Daniel Seligman, Aaron Searle and Daniel Selwyn also on target.
Manager Jason Stein told jewishnews.co.uk: “Obviously that was a pretty comprehensive win and a thoroughly professional job. I really wanted us to work hard and have some fun and we certainly did that.
“We know there will be much bigger challenges coming up -starting with Scrabble next week.
“But I’m really happy with the lads today. The attitude was great, we had a lot of fun and they did everything I could have asked. It was a pleasure to watch. Well done to everyone.”
SCRABBLE 2 NORTH LONDON RAIDERS B 2
Raiders relinquished top spot after they were held to a point.
Will Ufland and Mark Leader, from the penalty spot had seen Raiders go 2-1 up, but Zac Summerfield and a last minute Brandon Sassoon strike saw the hosts come away with a point.
Raiders manager Jonathan Adelman told jewishnews.co.uk: “Overall and considering we had 11 players missing today, I’m very happy with the performance. Ben Sheldon was very solid in goal covering for David Simnock, and despite also missing regular starters Jake Gilbert, Nicky Woolf, Si Buchler and Lewis Blitz, we put together a really good display.
“All three games against Scrabble have been very competitive and whilst it’s a little disappointing not to get the three points our performance merited, we can be satisfied with taking four points from the two league games against them. We’ll hope to be back at full strength for the game against Redbridge on 11th.”
Scrabble manager Ray Abrahams told jewishnews.co.uk: “There is no question that Raiders were the better side today, but sometimes you have to ride your luck and keep going and I’m proud of the way the lads kept plugging away at the Raiders goal right to the end of the game. I’m just relieved that we managed to get that last minute equaliser and Brandon kept his cool to finish and earn us a point.
“We didn’t get into our usual stride today and looked a bit disjointed, but we will make sure we put that right before next week’s game with Oakwood.
“This league is going to go right to the wire in terms of honours and everyone is taking points off everyone else at the top so it will be an interesting. We’ve had a tough start in terms of early fixtures against all the top clubs and it hasn’t been an easy run of games for us but we are still in there challenging and will be there or thereabouts at the end of the campaign.”
BOCA JEWNIORS 1 MILL HILL DONS 3
Boca couldn’t make it two wins on the spin as they fell to their fifth league loss of the season.
Adam Diamond, Richard Hayim and Adam Isaacs were all on target for the victors. Manager Brandon Hamme told jewishnews.co.uk: “I’m absolutely buzzing about the win, the boys battled to the death and we got the three points we deserved.
“Credit to Boca Jewniors, they were no pushovers and we are sure they will give us another good game back at our place in a few weeks’ time.
“We dedicate the win to the fans, we know how much the Mill Hill Derby means to them and their support in this game and the whole season has been incredible. It’s a huge three points that leaves us within touching distance of the promotion places, we have looked like a different team in recent weeks and we can head into any game feeling like we can pick up a result.”
Anton Nyman scored for the hosts, who told jewishnews.co.uk: “Unfortunately our one game winning run was brought to an abrupt end in Mill Hill.
“We started in good fashion, dominating the early possession and chances, but let the Dons get in front and that’s how it remained until half-time.
“Despite the rallying calls from the gaffer at the break, we conceded early in the second. That led the onslaught before we started to show the desire of last week and do the comeback all over.
“We pulled one back from a corner, and showed some desire to press forwards, but gifted away a penalty in the 85th minute, halting any chance we had.”
FAITHFOLD B P HERTSWOOD VALE P
MATCH POSTPONED – VALE UNABLE TO RAISE SIDE
FC TEAM B 0 REDBRIDGE C 0
A rarity in Jewish football as Redbridge lost ground on the title chasing pack having been held to this stalemate.
L’EQUIPE 4 CATFORD & BROMLEY 2
L’Equipe maintained their six-point lead at the top of the table thanks to this thrilling win.
Max Martin scored twice, with Jon Kay and Rob Simons also on target. Manager Nicholas Smith told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a great win, there’s no other way to put it.
“Despite going one down, we dominated in all aspects of the game and even Catford’s new big mid-season signing couldn’t stop the juggernaut of L’Equipe, even being substituted after 50 minutes without a shot on target.
“The defense was excellent, the forwards took their chances and the midfield dominated from the first minute. Everyone on the pitch and the sidelines agreed that Mark Smith in centre midfield ran the show, you will not see a better all round performance from our captain for the day Mr. Smith
“We lost our heads for a 15 minute spell and we apologise for that, but other than a couple of sloppy set piece goals that we conceded it was a great team performance, a comfortable win and another huge three points.”
NORTH LONDON RAIDERS C 1 TEMPLE FORTUNE 4
Fortune stay six point of the leaders in second spot thanks in no small part to a hat-trick from Jordan Sharafian.
Adam Lenz was also on target for Simon Linden’s men, who told jewishnews.co.uk: “I’m pleased with the win. The whole game plan of playing with two high wingers changed when both went off after 25 minutes injured after we had comfortably taken a two-goal lead.
“We adapted well, changed it around a bit and became very disciplined in the second half. Raiders had a lot of the ball but limited chances as we defended well. All in all, a good win and those around us dropped points.”
REAL HENDON 0 RC UK FC 5
RC UK FC moved up to third place thanks to another convincing win.
Jonti Aremband and Zalmy Cohen scored two each, with Avi Mocton also on target.
Player-manager Avi Markiewicz, who wasn’t at the match in person, told jewishnews.co.uk: “This week I was unfortunately away but clearly I wasn’t needed. I gave my instructions to Yisroel Lewis who stepped in, instead and both my own team and word from the opposition is that we were excellent.
“We played some magnificent football and were in total control the whole time. They unfortunately had a man sent-off just before half-time, but we were already 4-0 up at the time and in cruise control.
“Hendon did well to keep it to only five. One of their players complained that all the decisions went against them, Aaron Luftig in reply mentions that “when you kick someone in the head decisions tend to go against you.””