A last-minute own goal saw Hendon United A once more get the better of Redbridge B…
RESULTS AT A GLANCE (SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL REVIEW):
PETER MORRISON CUP SECOND ROUND:
Heaton Park Rovers P Faithfold A P – (Faithfold forfeited tie)
HMH Wildcats 1 Norstar London Raiders C 2
Blizzard Storm 0 MMFL Reps 4
FC Team A 5 Maccabi London Lions Blue 1
FC Team B 3 FC Team C 0
Harmen 3 Camden Park 2 (AET)
Redbridge Jewish Care B 1 Hendon United A 2
Woodford Wanderers 3 Redbridge Jewish Care A 1
Oakwood A 0 Norstar London Raiders A 2
Brady Maccabi 1 SPEC 2
Brixton Old Boys 8 Athletic Bilbaum 1
Norstar London Raiders B 3 Los Blancos 3
AC Mill Hill 4 L’Equipe 1
Catford & Bromley P AC Whetstone P
Oakwood B 1 Jewdinese 3
KS Reunited 3 King Crown 3
London Rovers 5 Real Sosobad 3
Shacharit Donetsk 1 Hendon United B 3
Temple Fortune 2 Boca Jewniors 4
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS FROM REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B 1 HENDON UNITED A 2…
WEEK TEN MATCH REPORTS:
TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
MAX SHIELDS (HARMEN)
JAKE DOFFMAN (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A)
BEN ROSENTHAL (WOODFORD WANDERERS)
SIMON ENGLANDER (BOCA JEWNIORS)
MIKE PATERSON (BRIXTON OLD BOYS)
JOSH MARKS (CAMDEN PARK)
DANNY MOSS (FC TEAM B)
ETHAN ZONE (HENDON UNITED A)
GIDEON CALLER (HENDON UNITED B)
JAMES NEIDLE (HENDON UNITED B)
JAMES JOSEPH (LOS BLANCOS)
DAVID RHODES (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A)
JAKE YUDELOWITZ (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C)
ALEX CHERNOFF (REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B)
RYAN FOX (SPEC)
MARC HECHT (SPEC)
DAVID GREEN(WOODFORD WANDERERS)
JEROME MARKS (WOODFORD WANDERERS)
ADAM POOLE (WOODFORD WANDERERS)
MARTIN SALES (WOODFORD WANDERERS)
ADAM ROSENFELD (BOCA JEWNIORS)
NICKY SKONE (BRIXTON OLD BOYS)
GUY MARKS (CAMDEN PARK)
JOEL LASSMAN (FC TEAM C)
ETHAN DEAL (KS REUNITED)
DOVI VOGEL (LONDON ROVERS)
ADAM GOLDMAN (REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B)
MARC COHEN (SPEC)
ALEX AVIRAM (WOODFORD WANDERERS)
PAUL BILLAR (WOODFORD WANDERERS)
DAN COOPER (WOODFORD WANDERERS)
DARREN HAHN (WOODFORD WANDERERS)
LIOZ TOV (BOCA JEWNIORS)
ROB HERSHKORN (CAMDEN PARK)
SHIM BENSOOR (FC TEAM A)
LORIAN MADANES (FC TEAM B)
BENNY SLUCKIS (HENDON UNITED B)
JAMIE LEVRANT (KS REUNITED)
MITCHEL ROSS (KS REUNITED)
AVI MARKIEWICZ (LONDON ROVERS)
SIMON MOSES (LOS BLANCOS)
JOSH BLOOM (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C)
DARYL GREEN (WOODFORD WANDERERS)
MITCH HAHN (WOODFORD WANDERERS)
GOAL OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
1) JOSH BLOOM (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C) – Picked the bouncing ball up 25 yards out from goal, and hit an excellent volley, low to the goalkeeper’s left hand side
2) MITCHEL ROSS (KS REUNITED) – Scored with a 25-yard screamer which was only bettered by his double roly poly celebration
3) MARC COHEN (SPEC) – Straight off the training ground, James Lesner passed the ball expertly to Cohen, who from the penalty spot (via the goal post) tapped home
4) JAMES GERSHFIELD (HARMEN) – Latching onto the ball, it looked like his first touch had taken it too wide to get a shot away but he managed to rifle it into the far corner from a near impossible angle
5) ROB HERSHKORN (CAMDEN PARK) – A sublime free-kick from just outside the box on the right hand side, getting it up and over the wall from a short distance as it flew into the far top corner
SAVE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
1) MAX SHIELDS (HARMEN) – Pulled off a superb penalty save as he flung himslef low to his left to push the ball to safety
2) MIKE MYERS (FC TEAM A) – With Connor Perlmutter bearing down on goal, Myers made himself big as he won the ball with his legs to clear the ball to safety
QUOTE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
1) PAUL SHAMPLINA (BRIXTON OLD BOYS) – “We won 8-1, this result was coming”
2) JAMIE KYTE (LONDON MACCABI LIONS BLUE) – “We were sh*t from start to finish.”
3) JASON STEIN (OAKWOOD B) – “It’s taken a full 24 hours for me to summon the courage to speak to the press. I considered a blackout; but the fans deserve an explanation for our poor performance.”
PETER MORRISON CUP SECOND ROUND (number in brackets represents division of team):
HEATON PARK ROVERS P FAITHFOLD A (PREM) P
(FAITHFOLD FORFEITED TIE)
HMH WILDCATS 1 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C (2) 2
Two goals from Josh Bloom proved to be enough for Norstar to see off HMH as they got back to winning ways with this victory against an impressive young HMH side.
Anthony Meir scored for HMH.
BLIZZARD STORM (1) 0 MMFL REPS 4
The Reps showed their class and experience as they proved too strong for Simon Linden’s Storm side.
Linden told jewishnews.co.uk: “It really was a poor performance, we gave away soft goals and lacked creativity. Bad day in the office but it happens, it’s about putting it right next week.”
FC TEAM A(PREM) 5 MACCABI LONDON LIONS BLUE (PREM) 1
Team comfortably booked their place in the next round as they won this all-Premier Division encounter.
Shim Bensoor was their hero as he scored four times, Rob Sanford hit their fifth. Manager Ben Gilbey told jewishnews.co.uk: “After losing 2-1 to Lions last weekend and feeling very hard done by, the result this week was exactly what the doctor ordered.
Rick Jacobsen scored for the Lions, with manager Jamie Kyte telling jewishnews.co.uk: “We were sh*t from start to finish. The fact that we went into half time 2-0 was only due to some fantastic saves from our goalkeeper. Having said that, Team were great and really put on a show.
FC TEAM B (2) 3 FC TEAM C (2) 0
Team got back to winning ways – and gained revenge on the C’s for last week’s league defeat, as goals from Lorian Madanes, Jon Breger and Richard Salmon saw them book their place into the next round.
Player-manager Mitch Young told jewishnews.co.uk: “I’m very happy to progress to the next round. We did what we had to do and looked very solid. A good professional performance and credit to the C Team who kept battling to the end. Again a game played in great spirits.”
C manager David Gordon told jewishnews.co.uk: “Unfortunately we weren’t at full strength yesterday and the best team won on the day. I was happy that the boys continued to fight until the end and spirits were still high in the changing room, despite our first defeat of the season. It was a good game and played in the right manner again; I will still be pleased to get our third and final meeting out of the way in a couple of weeks though!”
HARMEN (PREM) 3 CAMDEN PARK (1) 2 (AET)
Harmen needed extra-time to see off a battling Camden side.
Mike Pearson’s 118th minute winner saw the Premier Division side to the victory, having seen Joey Lazare’s strike three minutes before the 90 minutes were up, take the tie to extra-time.
Rob Hershkorn had fired Camden ahead in the fifth minute, only to see James Gershfield cancel that strike out just three minutes later. Max Shields kept the scores level when he saved a Camden penalty, though they did go in front 11 minutes before full-time thanks to Adam Paris’ strike, only for Lazare and then Pearson to send them through.
Camden manager Max Saunders told jewishnews.co.uk: “Absolutely gutted with the result, as we feel we deserved a lot more especially in the first 90 minutes where we feel we were clearly the better team. We were completely dominant in the first half and were the better team in the second. We missed three clear-cut chances, had a shot cleared off the line and missed a penalty. We were five minutes away from winning the game 2-1, before we conceded a sloppy and completely avoidable equaliser in the 87th minute. After the equaliser our heads dropped and Harmen took control in extra-time, scoring a winner shortly before penalties, although by then the game had been reduced to a very slow tempo.”
REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B (1) 1 HENDON UNITED A (PREM) 2
A last-minute Adam Goldman own goal saw the holders through in dramatic style.
Rafi Kon had fired them ahead in the tenth minute, when he reacted quickest after the Redbridge goalkeeper spilled a free-kick. However, the hosts were level ten minutes later when Daniel Garfinkle repeated the feat at the other end.
Jon Jacobs side created numerous chances, with Hendon forced to clear the ball off their own goaline no fewer than three occasions. It was Kon though who came closest to adding a third goal to the game, when he thumped a header against the bar, but that was until a moment of magic from Greg Corin, showing some dazzling wing play in the last minute, which resulted in the ball being turned into the Redbridge net.
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS TO FOLLOW…
WOODFORD WANDERERS (PREM) 3 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A (PREM) 1
Woodford upset the form book as they beat a heavily depleted Redbridge side in the Essex derby.
Mitch Hahn scored twice, with Dan Cooper also on target. Manager Tony Charles told jewishnews.co.uk: “Discipline is the foundation upon which all success is built. Lack of discipline inevitably leads to failure.
Adam Hakimi scored for the visitors.
OAKWOOD A 0 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A 2
Raiders went back to the top of the table thanks to this win, coupled with Harmen’s cup commitments.
Jamie Wolfson and David Dinkin’s penalty saw Rob Richman’s side to the points. Richman told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was important we responded after last week’s poor showing versus Harmen and that is exactly what we did.
“We were much the stronger side in the first half and deservedly took a one goal lead. In the second half Oakwood became more dominant but led superbly by David Rhodes we held out and managed to clinch an important second with just minutes left.
“We are delighted with the three points particularly given the fact that at one stage earlier in the week we had just nine players available. It sets us up nicely for a very important game versus Hendon this coming Sunday.”
BRADY MACCABI 1 SPEC 2
Brady failed to close in on the leaders as SPEC claimed a much-needed win.
Marc Hecht and Marc Cohen netted for SPEC, while Reiss Mogilner hit back for Brady.
SPEC player-manager Ricky Lawrence told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a really good, competitive game on a pitch that Roy Hodgson would have no complaints over. After taking an early lead we probably allowed Brady to play a little bit too much, though we kept them at bay pretty well until just before half-time. In the second half we put them under more pressure though and won the game with an expertly taken set piece straight from the training ground.@
BRIXTON OLD BOYS 8 ATHLETIC BILBAUM 1
Rock-bottom Brixton claimed their first win of the season – and did it in emphatic style.
Despite falling behind, Mike Paterson tapped in the equaliser, before Dave Ronson’s header, Lee Cutler’s curled finish and Gideon Gold’s slick finish saw them go into the break 4-1 ahead.
Josh Kalinsky claimed their fifth, Jason Lindsey got himself on the score sheet with a composed finished, with Sam Gold and Dave Lussman completing the rout.
Manager Paul Shamplina told jewishnews.co.uk: “This was a great result, we played this team a few weeks ago and lost 5-0, which was a shock. This week the balance and the quality was in the team and I made sure with the correct substitutions we were strong for the whole game and not crumple at 70 mins, which we have done in other games.
“We had eight different scorers which was good. Now I will have a good week after that result and we can take confidence in our next game against Redbridge.”
NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B 3 LOS BLANCOS 3
Raiders spurned the chance to go top of the table as they were held to a point by a spirited Blancos side.
Simon Moses, James Joseph and Jeff Gross were all on target for the visitors, with manager Jonathan Ison telling jewishnews.co.uk: “Very very unfortunate to have not left Wembley with the three points. An excellent first 45 minutes put us 2-0 up and we were good value for the lead. But Raiders brought on man of the moment Gilbert and he changed their fortunes. We had opportunities to put the game beyond doubt but didn’t take them.
“They equalised in the last minute of the match and it really was a kick in the teeth. On today’s showing we are a match for anyone in the league and we’re looking forward to showing the league what we can really do.”
Goals from Nicky Woolf, Jake Gilbert and an own goal earned Raiders a point.
AC MILL HILL 4 L’EQUIPE 1
Mill Hill moved to within two points off top spot as two goals from Joel Lassman, coupled with Jason Shoffman’s strike and an own goal saw them to this win.
C’s manager Daniel Beresford told jewishnews.co.uk: “We were very poor today and fair play to them though. They matched us, played well stopped us playing and worked hard in midfield.
“In the end we had to much for them, with seven players missing.”
Mark Truman’s penalty got L’Equipe back into the game, for whom manager Josh Lewis told jewishnews.co.uk: “With 10 players out today, we knew it was going to be a task.
“First half is one I’d like to forget as it was our worst of the season. We had a good first 10 minutes in the second half and Mark’s penalty got us back in the game. But they were the better team on the day with a couple stand out performances from their midfielders and finished the game with two more goals.
“We need to bounce back quickly after a couple of disappointing results. I’m hoping the majority of the squad will be back next week.”
CATFORD & BROMLEY P AC WHETSTONE P
MATCH POSTPONED – WATERLOGGED PITCH
OAKWOOD B 1 JEWDINESE 3
The visitors turned in a polished performance as they claimed a much-needed three points.
Zak Brin scored twice for the victors, with Luke Lewis also on target.
Josh Rubin scored for the O’s, fro whom manager Jason Stein told jewishnews.co.uk: “It’s taken a full 24 hours for me to summon the courage to speak to the press. I considered a blackout; but the fans deserve an explanation for our poor performance and without a home game for a few weeks I couldn’t wait for my programme notes.
“It was a poor showing yesterday. I know that and the players know it. But what I won’t do is brood on this. We’ll get our act together this week, lick our wounds and come back stronger against Catford on Sunday. The Chanukah games come around thicker than a lashing of cream cheese at a brit and we’ll use that to our advantage.
“I’ve been reading Colin Powell’s leadership book recently. He’s a massive advocate of not seeing a set back as the end of the world. “Everyone is a Monday morning quarterback,” so says Mr Powell. He’s right. We got things wrong, but we move on. The only way to react is to start winning games again. Our talent demands it.
“On another note, Josh Rubin did well up top yesterday and grabbed a goal in his latest comeback game from an injury. Lastly, credit to Jewdinese who played well.”
KS REUNITED 3 KING CROWN 3
Crown dropped their first points of the season as they were held to this somewhat surprising draw.
Dominique Cheniart, Ricky Fox and Ben Retter all scored for the leaders, with manager Jacob Kadoch telling jewishnews.co.uk: “It was one of the strangest games to be involved in. We were prepared and ready from the first minute, however they got two free-kicks in 10 minutes, scored both of them, then five minutes later scored with a great finish meaning we were 3-0 down after 25 minutes. But we pegged them back, then had a few further chances but just couldn’t get the winner. The boys made their first real mistake of the season not reacting positively in the first 20 minutes of the game which was a crazy situation. In football always expect the unexpected and the boys did not. However this team is determined to never get beat and always give 110% percent. We came back from 3-0 down, it says everything about the teams character and the confidence we all have. We got away with a point and that could be crucial come the end of the season.”
Jamie Levrant and Mitchel Ross strikes, along with an own goal denied the league leaders the win, with manager James Lewis telling jewishnews.co.uk: “After such a quick start and racing into a three goal lead we are disappointed to have let it slip, but happy to have performed to a level in a game where not many had given us a chance.”
LONDON ROVERS 5 REAL SOSOBAD 3
Another hat-trick from Avi Markiewicz saw the Rovers to this win.
Dovi Vogel claimed the other two for the home side, for whom manager Jeremy Brown told jewishnews.co.uk: “I just have to congratulate my ‘special’ team. Since we lost to Real last time round, we have improved game by game and all the players have worked extremely hard to reach the level we are playing at right now.
“We did a lot of work during the week in preparation for this game and the players took everything on board. We started slowly and they went 0-1 up, but then we raced into a 3-1 lead with some quality football and devastating finishing. We then let them get back on level terms with two set pieces which was disappointing, but I made a substitution and changed the shape to a more attacking style and they couldn’t handle us going forward and we were able to finish them off in style. The mentality of my players today was immense and I’m so proud of all of them. It’s a massive three points!”
Club secretary Vyvyan Emanuel told jewishnews.co.uk: “Although I wasn’t there today I have heard nothing but good news! To come back and win 5-3 after losing 6-0 the first time around is fantastic! I want to congratulate all the players for all the effort today. Sosobad are a great team and we proved today we are up there with the best. We go against LML Green next week, but this will be no easy game, as with us this week they will want to avenge a heavy loss and we must be ready. We need to keep up with KC and not lose the games we know we can win.
Richard Rosenthal scored twice for Sosobad, with Josh Jacobs also on target. Manager Daniel Shafron told jewishnews.co.uk: “Congratulations to their players for their win, especially their captain and striker who were very good.”
SHACHARIT DONETSK 1 HENDON UNITED B 3
Hendon climbed several places up the table as two goals from Benni Sluckis, coupled with James Neidle’s strike, saw them to the points.
TEMPLE FORTUNE 2 BOCA JEWNIORS 4
Boca won the battle of the bottom two as Boca came out on top to claim their first league win of the season.
New signings Lioz Tov and Adam Rosenfeld made immediate impacts, with the former netting a hat-trick, the latter adding a fourth.
Gavin Levy and Gideon Wetrin scored for Fortune, for whom manager Jonathan Cohen told jewishnews.co.uk: “Simply, we were not at the races on Sunday and lost our shape and our application wasn’t where it has been recently. Everyone in the team knows we didn’t play well and will work to rectify it.”