Redbridge B and North London Raiders Masters will face each other in the MGBSFL/Masters Invitational Cup Final after they won their semi-finals on Sunday morning.

by Andrew Sherwood

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

MGBSFL/MASTERS INVITATIONAL CUP SEMI-FINALS:

SPEC 2 North London Raiders B Masters 2 (AET – Raiders won 8-7 on penalties) (watch penalty shoot-out here)

Redbridge B 5 Scrabble Masters (watch match highlights here)

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PREMIER DIVISION:
Redbridge A P North London Raiders A P
(Raiders forfeited match due to Maccabiah trials)

DIVISION ONE:
Brixton Old Boys 1 Oakwood B 5

DIVISION TWO:
North London Raiders C Hendon United C 3

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LEAGUE GOALSCORERS CHART

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TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:

GOALKEEPER:
YEHUDA FINK
(HENDON UNITED B)

DEFENCE:
JONO NESBITT 
(HENDON UNITED B)
ADAM SPECK
(NL RAIDERS MASTERS)
DAN KING (OAKWOOD B)

MIDFIELD:
GIDEON BARTH (HENDON UNITED B)
MICHAEL EPSTEIN 
(HENDON UNITED B)
AVI MOCTON 
(HENDON UNITED B)
DAN HODES (NL RAIDERS MASTERS)
RIK HARRIS (NL RAIDERS MASTERS)
TONY PLASKOW (NL RAIDERS MASTERS)
DANI DICKINSON (OAKWOOD B)
JOSH DICKINSON
(OAKWOOD B)
TOBY LEVY 
(OAKWOOD B)

DANIEL BEAN
(REDBRIDGE B)
BRAD GAYER
(REDBRIDGE B)

STRIKERS:
BENNI SLUCKIS
(HENDON UNITED B)
RAFI BLOOM (OAKWOOD B)

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TEAM OF THE WEEK

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MGBSFL/MASTERS INVITATIONAL CUP SEMI-FINALS:

SPEC 2 North London Raiders B Masters 2 (AET – Raiders won 8-7 on penalties) (watch penalty shoot-out here)

Dan Levy’s Raiders won a nail-biting penalty shoot-out to book their place in the final.

Elliot Wallis and Zack Neiman had put SPEC 2-1 ahead, while in the shoot-out, Marc Hecht, Ashley Burns, Zack Neiman, Ricky Lawrence, Alex Hershman, Darren Lawrence and Elliot Wallis all converted, Dan Cohen missing the vital 16th spot kick.

Player-manager Ricky Lawrence told jewishnews.co.uk: “We were poor today. We were massively lacking in the fitness department and we didn’t keep the ball well at all.”

FULL MATCH REACTION TO FOLLOW ON MONDAY…

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Redbridge B 5 Scrabble Masters (watch match highlights here)

FULL MATCH REACTION TO FOLLOW ON MONDAY…

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PREMIER DIVISION:

Redbridge A P North London Raiders A P
(Raiders forfeited match due to Maccabiah trials)

LATEST STANDINGS:

  P W D L F A Diff Points
NL Raiders A 15 12 1 2 45 18 27 37
Redbridge A 16 11 3 2 55 29 26 36
Oakwood A 16 11 3 2 36 12 24 36
Hendon A 15 7 3 5 43 21 22 24
Harmen 16 6 3 7 37 37 0 21
FC Team A 16 6 1 9 34 45 -11 19
London Lions A 16 5 2 9 21 41 -20 17
Camden Park 16 3 2 11 17 46 -29 11
Blizzard Storm 16 1 0 15 13 52 -39 3

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DIVISION ONE:
Brixton Old BoysOakwood B 5
Oakwood ended their season in thumping style as two goals from Josh Dickinson saw them to the win at relegated Brixton.

Daniel Seligman, Rafi Bloom and Toby Levy were also on target, with manager Jason Stein telling jewishnews.co.uk: “I’m really happy to end the season on a high with a thorough job well done today against a hard working Brixton.

“I’m proud of what we have done this year, but now the focus is how to improve for next year and how to become even better as a team and a club.”

Josh Cohen scored for Brixton.

LATEST STANDINGS:

  P W D L F A Diff Points
Woodford 20 13 6 1 44 15 29 45
SPEC FC 20 12 2 6 49 35 14 38
FC Team B 19 11 3 5 82 33 49 36
Brady Maccabi 20 9 7 4 58 42 16 34
Oakwood B 20 9 5 6 46 39 7 32
Redbridge B 19 6 4 9 44 47 -3 22
Los Blancos 20 5 7 8 43 56 -13 22
Real Sosobad 20 5 6 9 44 49 -5 21
NL Raiders B 20 5 5 10 36 51 -15 20
Brixton Old Boys 20 5 2 13 30 69 -39 17
Faithfold B 20 4 3 13 26 55 -29 15

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DIVISION TWO:
North London Raiders C Hendon United C 3
Hendon ended their season on a high with an excellent 3-0 win over the Raiders.

Despite missing several first team regulars, the visitors got off to a quick start and were rewarded when top scorer Ben Sluckis made the most of Glen Turner’s long clearance, holding off the defender and slotting past the keeper.

Raiders were restricted mainly to long-range efforts in the opening half, with Hendon looking threatening every time they came forward. Sluckis missed a golden opportunity to double his tally when the goalkeeper saved from a one-on-one, but Hendon did manage the second goal their play deserve when Eli Shebson’s lovely through ball found Gideon Barth and he finished neatly.

Hendon’s hopes took a blow early in the second half when their only recognised defender Glen Turner had to come off with a dislocated finger, but despite playing the remainder of the game with 10 men Hendon would not be denied. Goalkeeper Yehuda Fink made a couple of cracking saves to preserve his clean sheet and Raiders had a goal disallowed for offside, but Hendon still posed a threat down the other end and Shebson missed the best chance of them all after firing over from point-blank range after great work from Jono Nesbitt. Hendon sealed the three points late on when Barth scored his second with a tidy left foot finish.

Hendon player-manager Adam Glekin told jewishnews.co.uk: “It’s been a dreadful second half to the season, but it was nice to finish on a high. The workrate today was brilliant, you’d never have known we had nothing to play for.

“To have only one recognised defender available, and for him to have to come off and then play the last 35 minutes with 10 men and no defenders yet to keep a clean sheet speaks volumes for the lads. It may be my last game in charge, but this group of guys have been a pleasure to manage and today epitomised that.”

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LATEST STANDINGS:

  P W D L F A Diff Points
Scrabble 21 19 0 2 87 26 61 57
London Lions B 22 18 2 2 89 21 68 56
NL Raiders C 21 11 3 7 48 37 11
36
Real Hendon 22 11 2 9 58 45 13 35
Athletic Bilbaum 22 10 3 9 69 46 23 33
L’Equipe 22 10 2 10 59 56 3 32
Hendon B 22 9 4 9 43 43 0 31
FC Team C 22 6 5 10 37 58 -21 26
Faithfold C
22 6 6 10 47
43 4 24
Catford 21 6 6 9 32 43 -9 24
Temple Fortune 21 2 3 16 23 111 -88 9
Boca Jewniors 22 2 2 18 13 78 -65 8

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