34REVDivision Three champions London Rovers ended their season on a winning note, Neasden moved to within a point of avoiding relegation to Division One, while the Masters/MGBSFL Invitational Cup got underway…

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

PREMIER DIVISION:
FC TEAM A 6 HARMEN 5
NORTH WEST NEASDEN 2 HENDON UNITED A 2

DIVISION TWO:
AC MILL HILL 1 OAKWOOD B 4

DIVISION THREE:
KS REUNITED 1 LONDON ROVERS 2

MASTERS/MGBSFL INVITATIONAL CUP QUARTER-FINALS:
BRADY MASTERS 0 SPEC 4
CHIGWELL ATHLETIC 4 L’EQUIPE 2

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CUP FINAL DETAILS:

PETER MORRISON CUP FINAL:

AFC Flixton VS Hendon United Sports A

(Final to be played on 17 May at Oldham Athletic FC’s Boundary Park – KO: 3.00pm)

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GOALSCORERS CHART WEEK 34

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PREMIER DIVISION:

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FC TEAM A 6 HARMEN 5
Team confirmed their top-five place finish after they won this epic 11-goal thriller, which also saw Harmen end their season on a losing note.

Shim Bensoor helped himself to a hat-trick, with David James Cohen, Jon Weisz and Jamie Cooper also all on target. Manager Ben Gilbey told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a goal-filled game on the weekend and really was a typical Sunday league football match. Both teams threw caution to the wind and at half-time it was 4-3 to Harmen.

“We re-grouped at half time and came out stronger and walked the second half, for it to finish 6-5 to Team. FC Team actually controlled the game but there were many defensive errors, which kept allowing Harmen back into the game.

“I am very happy with the win and it cements our position in fifth, which is a really good achievement for FC Team!”

In reply for Harmen, Daniel Green bagged a treble, Harry Fine scored his first ever goal for the club, with Ben Weinberg also on target. Player-manager Joel Altman told jewishnews.co.uk: “It’s disappointing to end the season with a loss however we are proud of what we have achieved this year and it gives us a great platform to build on for next season.

“Time to enjoy the break before our pre-season begins in a couple of months’ time.”

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NORTH WEST NEASDEN 2 HENDON UNITED A 2
Neasden need just a point in their final game of the season to avoid being relegated to Division One after they held Hendon to a point.

Dovi Fehler scored twice for Hendon, with manager David Garbacz telling jewishnews.co.uk: “We knew we would be in for a bit of a battle today – Neasden had far bigger incentive than us and although we were very depleted today we were determined to give our all and it was vital for confidence and momentum not to lose before next week’s cup final.

“Both teams had good chances in a very open game on a shocking pitch but it made for excellent entertainment and an exciting match. We felt we had a stonewall penalty denied when 2-1 up in the second half which probably would have won us the game but overall a draw was probably a fair result. We wish Neasden well in their final game next week – they deserve to stay up.

“As for us – today was a good start to the week after last week’s disappointment. We feel ready now to put that behind us and we will go up North with a renewed optimism. We look forward to a decent training session in midweek and then we hope to represent the South with everything we’ve got.”

Dan Orgel had fired Neasden ahead, though they needed Adam Arnold to earn them a point as he drew the sides level late on. Manager Stirling Kay told jewishnews.co.uk: “Close yet so far. In the first 45 minutes, we had four one-on-ones, but scored just once. This was very disappointing especially with Hendon only having 10 men for the first 25 minutes, the game should have been all over, but credit to Hendon who played very well. In the last 15 minutes, we had some glorious chances to win the game but fluffed our lines.

“Hendon must take a lot of praise for their attitude to this game, they had nothing to play for and like us were missing a number of players but did everything to win the game. We all wish them the best of luck in the final next week. For us we played very well overall, but lacked that finishing touch so we go into next week’s game against FC Team knowing its in our own hands.”

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DIVISION ONE:

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DIVISION TWO:

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AC MILL HILL 1 OAKWOOD B 4
Mill Hill manager Dan Beresford didn’t mince his words as he said his side were “absolutely awful today.”

Ben Zloof had fired them into lead early in the second half, though it all went downhill for them after that.

He told jewishnews.co.uk: “We never got going, they were very good and didn’t let us play but I guess when you have half a team that plays in the Premier Division, what can you expect.”

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DIVISION THREE:

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KS REUNITED 1 LONDON ROVERS 2
The champions ended their season with another win as goals from Nigel Someck and Dovi Vogel saw them claim their 17th win from 18 games as they finished their campaign 13 points clear of second-place Real Sosobad.

Manager Jeremy Brown told jewishnews.co.uk: “Considering we just about managed to get 11 players on the pitch today, I think we’ve done really well. We went behind having conceded a poor goal, but then our determination not to lose kicked in and we were worthy of the win.

“I have to give a special mention to Dovi Vogel today. His goal meant that he has now scored against every team in the division. It’s a fantastic achievement from someone who has played left midfield the entire season.

“It’s been an incredible season. We now look forward to a well deserved rest and then start working on trying to win Division Two.”

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MASTERS/MGBSFL INVITATIONAL CUP QUARTER-FINALS:

BRADY MASTERS 0 SPEC 4
SPEC booked their place into the semi-finals as two goals from Marc Hecht, coupled with strikes from Dan Pike and Dan Cohen saw them to this comfortable win.

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CHIGWELL ATHLETIC 4 L’EQUIPE 2
Chigwell are also through to the last four as Paul Lenchner’s double, together with efforts from Paul Gold and Hadley Silver saw them beat the MGBSFL Division Two side.

Player-manager Richard Slater told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a good first half from us. We took our foot off the in the last 20 minutes – with us at 4-0 up – but the game was already won.”

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