29REVNorstar A have one hand on the Premier Division title after they beat Hendon A 3-2 in the top-of-the-table clash…

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

PETER MORRISON CUP – QUARTER-FINAL
Leeds Maccabi 0 Maccabi London Lions Spartans 3

BARRY GOLDSTEIN TROPHY – GROUP C
AC Mill Hill 3 Los Blancos 6

PREMIER DIVISION:
Faithfold 2 North West Neasden 1
FC Team A A Harmen A
Hendon United A 2 NL Raiders A 3
Woodford Wanderers 1 Maccabi London Lions Blue 4

DIVISION ONE:
Brixton Old Boys 3 Brady Maccabi 7

DIVISION TWO:
Catford & Bromley 3 AC Whetstone 5
FC Team C 3 Oakwood B 5

DIVISION THREE:
Boca Jewniors 0 Shacharit Donetsk 3
KS Reunited 2 Temple Fortune 2
Real Sosobad 4 Faithfold B 1

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VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS FROM HENDON A 2 NL RAIDERS A 3

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CUP DRAWS:

PETER MORRISON TROPHY SEMI-FINAL DRAW:

Harmen vs AFC Flixton
Hendon A VS MLL Spartans

CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP FINAL:

Hendon United Sports A VS Norstar London Raiders A

BARRY GOLDSTEIN TROPHY QUARTER-FINAL DRAW:

FC Team B VS Hendon United B
Camden Park VS SPEC
Los Blancos VS London Rovers
Oakwood B VS NLR B

All ties to be played on 12 April. Semi-finals scheduled for 10 April – all ties will take precedent over any League games.

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WEEK 29 MATCH REPORTS:

LEEDS MACCABI 0 MACCABI LONDON LIONS SPARTANS 3

CATFORD & BROMLEY 3 AC WHETSTONE 5

HENDON UNITED A 2 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A 3

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TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:

GOALKEEPERS:

DAN KOSKY (FAITHFOLD B)

DEFENCE:

SAM LEWIS (FAITHFOLD A)
AVI KORMAN (HENDON UNITED A)
NICK LANDESBERG (MACCABI LONDON LIONS SPARTANS)
ADAM LIPMAN (MACCABI LONDON LIONS SPARTANS)
GUY MORRIS (MACCABI LONDON LIONS SPARTANS)
ZAC ROSE (MACCABI LONDON LIONS SPARTANS)
JOSH PISTOL (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A)
DANIEL RHODES (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A)
GAVRIEL NUSSBAUM (SHACHARIT DONETSK)
JON DUBINER (TEMPLE FORTUNE)

MIDFIELD:

ALEX KAYE (FAITHFOLD A)
WILL BERESFORD (MACCABI LONDON LIONS BLUE)
HARRY FRANKS (MACCABI LONDON LIONS BLUE)
CHARLIE KASLER (MACCABI LONDON LIONS SPARTANS)
DAVID SOUTAR (MACCABI LONDON LIONS SPARTANS)
LIRON MANNIE (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A)
JORDAN MARKS (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A)

STRIKERS:

MATT FROHLICH (BRADY MACCABI)
JAMES GOLD (MACCABI LONDON LIONS BLUE)
MAX KYTE (MACCABI LONDON LIONS SPARTANS)
MATT STOCK (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A)
BARRY GREEN (REAL SOSOBAD)
ROBERT BENSON (TEMPLE FORTUNE)

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WEEK 29 TEAM OF THE WEEK

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GOAL OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:

1 YONI RAEBURN (FAITHFOLD A) – A stunning 30-yard effort which flew into the net

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SAVE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:

1) ZURIEL SOLOMON (FAITHFOLD A) – “I also want to say a big thanks to all the boys who played today who were brilliant and gave me a final win on an emotional day.”

2) DAVID GARBACZ (HENDON UNITED A)“First and foremost we want to collectively congratulate Raiders on what is now the formality of them winning the league”

3) DAVID GARBACZ (HENDON UNITED A) – “We will brush ourselves down – eat a few Matzos and the herbs will certainly taste more bitter than usual, but then we will be ready for revenge against Raiders in the Anekstein final

4) JASON STEIN (OAKWOOD B) – “It’s Raiders B now and we’re fully focused. In the same way the Jews were led out of Egypt, I hope I can lead Oakwood B to the semi final.”

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GOALSCORERS CHART WEEK 29

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WEEK 29 GAMES:

PETER MORRISON CUP – QUARTER-FINAL

LEEDS MACCABI 0 MACCABI LONDON LIONS SPARTANS 3
Andrew Landesberg’s side booked their place in the last four of the national competition, thanks to this fine win in Leeds.

Charlie Kasner fired them ahead with a stunning 25-yard effort, before Max Kyte’s penalty put them in control before the break. James Belchak’s effort 15 minutes from time wrapped up the win.

MATCH REPORT

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BARRY GOLDSTEIN TROPHY:

GROUP A: (Number in brackets represents division of team)

Current Standings:

  P W D L F A Diff Points
Camden Park (1) 3 2 1 0 7 5 2 9
London Rovers (3) 3 2 0 1 9 7 2 7
NL Raiders C (2) 3 1 0 2 7 7 0 3
L’Equipe (2) 3 0 1 2 3 6 -3 1

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GROUP B: (Number in brackets represents division of team)

Final Standings:

  P W D L F A Diff Points
FC Team B (2) 3 3 0 0 7 2 5 9
NL Raiders B (1) 3 2 0 1 2 0 2 6
London Lions Green (3) 3 1 0 2 6 6 0 3
Boca (2) 3 0 0 3 0 7 -7 0

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GROUP C: (Number in brackets represents division of team)

AC MILL HILL (2) 3 LOS BLANCOS (1) 6
Blancos claimed top spot in style as two goals each from Adam Waters and Simon Moses helped them to this win.

Adam Hersh and Joel Kutner were also on target.

Ben Zloof scored twice for Mill Hill, with Ben Grabiner also on target. Manager Daniel Beresford told jewishnews.co.uk: “We didn’t really get out the blocks having five players missing.

“Although they were the better team today, I thought with a full side out we would have given a a better account of ourselves, but credit to them they played better as a team than us and I wish them the best of luck in the competition and hopefully look forward to meeting them next season.”

Final Standings:

  P W D L F A Diff Points
Los Blancos (1) 3 2 1 0 10 6 4 7
SPEC (1) 3 1 2 0 6 4 2 5
Blizzard Storm (1) 3 1 0 2 6 7 -1 3
AC Mill Hill (2) 3 1 1 1 6 11 -5 1

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GROUP D: (Number in brackets represents division of team)

Final Standings:

  P W D L F A Diff Points
Oakwood B (2) 3 3 0 0 18 5 10 9
Hendon United B (3) 3 1 1 1 13 7 6 4
Temple Fortune (3) 3 1 0 2 8 8 0 3
Jewdinese (2) 3 0 1 2 7 12 -5 0

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PREMIER DIVISION:

TABLE
FIXTURES & RESULTS

FAITHFOLD A 2 NORTH WEST NEASDEN 1
Sunday proved to be an end of the era for the Greens as Zuriel Solomon took charge of the side for the last time.

Going out on a high thanks to goals from Yoni Raeburn and Daryl Phillips, Solomon told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was an emotional day.

“We dominated the game. Although going behind early on, we battled against a team that were happy to play 11 men behind the ball.”

“I also want to say a big thanks to all the boys who played today who were brilliant and gave me a final win on an emotional day.”

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FC TEAM A A HARMEN A

MATCH ABANDONED AFTER 75 MINUTES – MATCH TO BE RESCHEDULED

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HENDON UNITED A 2 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A 3
The Raiders have all but secured the Premier Division title after they won this thrilling encounter.

Jordan Marks fired them into a deserved first half lead, though two goals in the space of two minutes, minutes after the restart, from Dovi Fehler and Ben Kon turned the game on its head and put Hendon ahead.

Matt Stock leveled almost instantaneously, before Kon got on the scoresheet again, but this time at the wrong end, as Raiders secured the win which moves them level on points with Hendon at the top of the table, but crucially still with two games in hand.

Conceding the title to Raiders, Hendon manager David Garbacz told jewishnews.co.uk: “First and foremost we want to collectively congratulate Raiders on what is now the formality of them winning the league. We gave it our best shot today but we have to concede the better team won on the day – they were too quick for us and just that little bit stronger and for us we needed everyone to perform at the top of their abilities and that just didn’t happen.”

MATCH REPORT

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WOODFORD WANDERERS 1 MACCABI LONDON LIONS BLUE 4
The Lions inched closer to securing their status in the top flight as they came away from the bottom side with a victory – which also relegates Woodford.

Will Beresford scored twice, with Harry Franks and James Peter also on target. Player-manager Jamie Kyte told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a great way to end the season.The first half was poor and we didn’t get out of first gear, but the second half was a completely different matter. James Gold ran riot down the wings assisting with three of the goals, whilst Sam Arghebant and Harry Franks pulled the string in the middle of the park.

“Those three points should keep us up and we now rely on Neasden to lose the majority of their remaining games. Not an ideal situation but we’ll be monitoring the Jewish Press closely over the next month or so.

“Next season will see a big change in players across the park. David Kosky is looking to ply his trade outfield and will likely drop down a few divisions to find a team that can accommodate him. We will also be brining in some fresh faces to strengthen a team that has more or less remained unchanged for the last four years.”

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DIVISION ONE:

TABLE
FIXTURES & RESULTS

BRIXTON OLD BOYS 3 BRADY MACCABI 7
Brady remain on track for a top-three finish after four goals from Matt Frohlich helped them to this thumping win.

Josh Newman, Ben Hildebrand and Elliott Dagul also found the back of the net.

Jamie Kent scored twice for Brixton, with Josh Kalinsky also on target.

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DIVISION TWO:

TABLE
FIXTURES & RESULTS

CATFORD & BROMLEY 3 AC WHETSTONE 5
An emotional day for Whetstone saw them claim victory in what was the club’s last ever game.

Phillipe Auret scored twice, with Jonah Gordon Boyd, Dan Cohen and Aaron Benjamin all finding the back of the net.

Adam Luria, Gary Conway and Sean Preston scored for the Cats.

MATCH REPORT

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FC TEAM C 3 OAKWOOD B 5
Team saw their promotion hopes suffer a might blow as the O’s consolidated their mid-table placing.

Five different scorers got on the scoresheet for the visitors – Elliot Jackson, Adam Blin, Bobbie Cousins, Dan Ash and James Abrams, while Daniel Stanton scored twice for Team, with Adam Stolerman claiming their third.

O’s manager Jason Stein told jewishnews.co.uk: “I was absent yesterday as I undertook a scouting trip to Manchester but when one is bequeathed with an assistant like Marc Conway there is never a need to worry.

“The win yesterday against one of the so called ‘better sides’ was confirmation of our improvement since the New Year. That’s five wins in a row now and seven wins in the last nine. It shows our true form. That is a great achievement and we’re all delighted. Of course it only serves to highlight what could have been had we started the season in a better fashion, but perhaps with the benefit of hindsight the transition from a failed regime to my one was always going to take some time. 
“What is also clear is our character. Last week we were 3-0 down and won, this week it was 2-0 down. We’ve got to cut out the mistakes in the first place and develop a more ruthless streak, but it’s massively encouraging to see us bounce back in the way we did.
“I think there was some frustration on the part of Team C at the end of the game yesterday, but I’d like to thank them for being accommodating in the build up to the game. When they felt their home pitch would be unplayable, they informed me straight and paid for our home pitch to be used thus ensuring the game went ahead. Not every team has done that this year. including some of their promotion rivals, but if all the league participants took the same attitude as Team C then it would be an even better spectacle. Credit to them.
“It’s Raiders B now and we’re fully focused. In the same way the Jews were led out of Egypt, I hope I can lead Oakwood B to the semi final.”

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DIVISION THREE:

TABLE
FIXTURES & RESULTS

BOCA JEWNIORS 0 SHACHARIT DONETSK 3
Donestk keep alive their hopes of a top-three finish as they claimed this comfortable win.

Adam Ellis was once again their hero, as helped himself to a hat-trick. Manager Elliot Nussbaum told jewishnews.co.uk: “Under very difficult conditions we led 1-0 at half-time, though knew this wouldn’t be good enough as we would be playing against the wind (which was considerable) in the second half.

“That is when my boys started playing football and with the two centre-backs cleaning up everything, Boca didn’t get a look in, with our goalkeeper being rarely tested.”

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KS REUNITED 2 TEMPLE FORTUNE 2
The bottom two unsurprisingly played out a 2-2 draw, a point which confirms Fortune finishes the season bottom of the table with it being their last game of the season.

Rob Benson scored twice for Fortune, for whom player-manager Jonathan Cohen told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was the definition of a game of two halves – them in the first and us in the second. The pitch was excellent but the conditions were difficult with a very strong wind throughout the 90 minutes. I wouldn’t go as far as to say that kicking with the wind was a significant advantage as the ball kept on racing away, but kicking into the wind was a disadvantage. 

“They will think they should have had a penalty in the first half and they were probably right, they also missed a simple chance from just a few yards and probably should have been more than 2-1 ahead at half-time. That being said the second half was one-way traffic in our favour and I don’t know how we only scored one goal. We created chance after chance and put them under real pressure but the winner eluded us.  Overall 2-2 was probably the fair result.  It was great to see Robert Benson back in a TFFC shirt doing what he does best.  He had 4 shots, 3 on target (1 narrowly wide), 2 goals – still a class act and a proper striker.  Jon Dubiner was also magnificent for us at centre half and I think won every tackle, header and almost popped up with a winner.  Jon has turned out twice for us this season and has been superb.

“We will be back again next year and im convinced with a couple of additions will be higher up the table.”

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REAL SOSOBAD 4 FAITHFOLD B 1
Sosobad keep their dreams of a second-placed finished alive as they turned in a stylish performance to beat the Greens.

Barry Green was their main man as he helped himself to a hat-trick, while Adam Goodman also got on the scoresheet.

Manager Daniel Shafron told jewishnews.co.uk: “The team was outstanding today. It was a remarkable display and every player involved was superb from start to finish. We knew what we needed to do in order to keep up our push for promotion and they executed it to near perfection. Special mention to Barry Kane who was unstoppable up top and scored a great hat-trick. He’s one of our own!”

Mark Charles scored for Faithfold, with manager Rob Shooman telling jewishnews.co.uk: “It could have been a heavier defeat if it was not for some terrific goalkeeping from Dan Kosky, he gets better with every game . We hit the bar a couple of times but Sosobad wanted the win more than us and got a deserved result.
“We could not improve on the win the week before mainly as we were very understrength but no excuses they were the better team and deserved the win, good luck to them in the run in they deserve to get runner-up spot.”

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