Raiders B put eight past London Haroldeans as Raiders A extended their lead at the top of the Premier Division…
WEEK TEN REVIEW:
RESULTS AT A GLANCE (SCREEN DOWN FOR FULL REVIEW
LONDON FA CHALLENGE CUP SECOND ROUND:
Hendon United A 4 Millwall 0
Camden Park 1 Brady Maccabi A 3
FC Team A 2 Redbridge Jewish Care A 2
London Maccabi Lions White 1 London Maccabi Lions Blue 3
Oakwood A 2 Norstar London Raiders A 3
Brady Maccabi B 0 Woodford Wanderers 1
Chigwell Athletic 2 Los Blancos 3
Shirley Park 2 Brixton Old Boys 3
Southgate Harmen 1 North West Neasden 1
SPEC FC 1 Hendon United B 3
Athletic Bilbaum 5 Blizzard Storm 2
FC Team C 3 FC Team B 2
Norstar London Raiders B 8 London Haroldeans 0
Oakwood B 2 AC Mill Hill 4
Redbridge Jewish Care B 1 Faithfold B 0
AC Whetstone 1 Jewdinese 3
Faithfold C 2 Loughton Orient 3
Hendon United C 1 King Crown 3
L’Equipe 4 Boca Jewniors 3
Temple Fortune 1 Norstar London Raiders C 3
WEEK TEN MATCH REPORTS:
WEEK TEN PHOTOGALLERY:
TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
Dan Kosky (Faithfold B)
Adam Rones (FC Team A)
Grant Waissel (Norstar London Raiders C)
Jonny Kaye (AC Mill Hill)
Jordan Nathan (Brady Maccabi A)
Jonny Gahan (Faithfold B)
Richard Jaffe (Faithfold B)
Dan Silverman (FC Team A)
Jon Toby (FC Team A)
Ari Nevies (Hendon United A)
Ben Halmer (Jewdinese)
Gid Chain (L’Equipe)
Joel Kutner (Los Blancos)
Jake Yudelowitz (Norstar London Raiders C)
Rob Caplin (North West Neasden)
Josh Tiano (North West Neasden)
Scott Jay (Redbridge A)
Jason Shoffman (AC Mill Hill)
Adam Aminoff (FC Team C)
Yoav Lebens (Hendon United A)
David Blitz (Loughton Orient)
Josh Hambling (Loughton Orient)
Jaimie Sinclair (Loughton Orient)
David Rhodes (Norstar London Raiders A)
Jonny Horwitz (AC Mill Hill)
Ben Zloof (AC Mill Hill)
Benji Greenblatt (King Crown)
Richard Fogelman (L’Equipe)
JJ Marrache (L’Equipe)
Jono Gaon (Los Blancos)
Jamie Wenrich (Norstar London Raiders C)
Adam Stolerman (Redbridge A)
GOAL OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
1) Will Ufland (Norstar London Raiders C) – Met Liam Stein’s intentional corner on the edge of the box with a breathtaking volley
2) David James Cohen (FC Team C) – A one-touch passing move ended up releasing the winger who cooly slotted home
3) Benji Greenblatt (King Crown) – Picked the ball up on the halfway line, took a couple of touches and then from 40 yards out – from near the touchline – smashed the ball with his left foot right into the top right-hand corner
4) Josh Hambling (Loughton Orient) – Struck the ball with pace and power from 25 yards into the roof of the net. Couldn’t have caught it any sweeter and nearly broke the net.
5) Dean Silver (Loughton Orient) – From a corner, Silver produced an overhead kick into the top corner. Perfect technique which Lionel Messi would have been proud of
6) Barney Rhodes (Jewdinese) – Wonderful link-up play between Grant Reingold and Joe Meisel saw the latter back heel the ball to Grant, who passed it to Rhodes, who beat the keeper from a tight angle
7) Dan Grossman (Norstar London Raiders A) – Unbelievable 30-yard curling effort that flew into the top corner of the goal. Unfortunately it was his own.
8) Zak Mcleod (Norstar London Raiders A) – Twenty minutes after coming on as a sub for his first team debut, danced down the right wing, side-stepped the keeper and dribbled the ball into the back of the net for his side’s winner
SAVE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
1) Grant Waissel (Norstar London Raiders C) – Got down low to his right to push a header away
2) Mike Myers (FC Team C) – Dived to his right and with a strong hand was able to flick the ball away from goal and out of danger
3) Dan Kosky (Faithfold B) – Magnificent penalty save
4) Marc Jacobs (Loughton Orient) – As Faithfold looked to double their lead from the penalty spot, Jacobs – despite diving the wrong way – managed to flick a leg out and direct it over the bar. Crucial save at a crucial time which changed the game.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
1) Ian Tussie (Oakwood B) – “In the summer I felt like Moses having led the boys to The Promised Land but after a difficult start it’s time to be more like Noah and save the animals from the storm.”
2) Jonathan Adelman (Norstar London Raiders B) – “We promised Danny bloom that we’d give him the best wedding present today so i’m delighted that he and melissa could tie the knot free from any guilt about arranging their nuptials mid-season!”
LONDON FA CHALLENGE CUP SECOND ROUND:
HENDON UNITED A 4 MILLWALL 0
Two goals from Yishai Last, coupled with strikes from Greg Corin and Danny Kon saw Hendon safely through to the next round.
Hendon manager David Garbacz told jewishnews.co.uk: “We ran out pretty comfortable winners. We scored four and should have got 14 we missed so many chances, but our build-up play at times was excellent and we are playing with great confidence at the moment. In truth I thought Millwall would be stronger than they were but we made them look pedestrian and the only negative was with some of our finishing.
“We have not gone far in this competition in recent seasons but there is genuine belief that this year we can go on a good run and who knows where that might take us.
“Meanwhile we continue our unbeaten run for the season in all competitions and we are looking stronger and stronger each week . We are very much looking forward to raiders next week.”
CAMDEN PARK 1 BRADY MACCABI A 3
Brady consolidated third spot in the table as two goals from Michael Kenley, along with Alex Hershman’s strike, saw them to the points.
Brady manager Joel Nathan told jewishnews.co.uk: “We had a very young team out today with seven of the starting 11, 19 or under. They showed great maturity when in possession especially in the first half as they dictated the game. It was a much better performance than last week and shows what these young boys are about…roll on next week.”
Guy Marks scored for Camden, with joint-player-manager Nick Kagan telling jewishnews.co.uk: “Slightly hard done by the result, but we conceded a sloppy first and then having worked for 60 minutes to equalise, conceded a second from a short corner that was the nail in the coffin.
“We keep going and learning and as usual there are a few positives to take out of the game. We are so new at this level that we expected time to adjust, but we really need to start kicking on if we want to steer clear of the relegation dogfight. We need to keep the situation in our own hands, otherwise it will be a few more Saturday mornings at shul for all the lads, praying for results to start going our way. Next week is a must win.”
FC TEAM A 2 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A 2
A 94th minute equaliser from Adam Stolerman salvaged a point for Redbridge as they moved joint-fourth in the table.
Jack van Gelder drew them level in the first half, though they battled back well again having fallen 2-1 behind with just three minutes of normal time remaining.
Player-manager Sam Rosenthal told jewishnews.co.uk: “Mixed emotions over the point. We were camped in their half the whole second half and should have had the game finished. That said, I thought we were going to be done by the ultimate smash and grab. Given where we were after 93 minutes, we have to be content with a point. Keeps the momentum going into Faithfold game next week.”
Tom Miller and Adam Rones scored for Team, for whom player-manager Mitch Young told jewishnews.co.uk: “Once again we arrived in Redbridge without a goalkeeper and no substitutes, however we found ourselves seconds away from beating them.
“I’m very happy with the performance and the way we defended as a team. The game was dictated by the wind. In the first half we had the better of it and the second half Redbridge did. So overall a draw was a fair result although I have to be dissapointed to lose given we took the lead in the 92nd minute.”
LONDON MACCABI LIONS WHITE 1 LONDON MACCABI LIONS BLUE 3
Two goals from Dan Green helped Jamie Kyte’s side to victory in the battle of the two Lions sides.
Nick Astaire was also on target, with Kyte telling jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a well-fought game and perhaps a flattering scoreline. We were lucky not to concede after the Whites got behind our back line on numerous occasions, but David Kosky was quick off his line on both occasions smothering the ball away.”
Sam Shooter scored for the Whites.
OAKWOOD A 2 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A 3
Raiders extended their lead at the top of the table to six points as goals from Matt Stock, David Dinkin and Zack McLeod saw them edge past their hosts.
A Dan Grossman own goal and Bobby Cousins strike hit back for the Os.
BRADY MACCABI B 0 WOODFORD WANDERERS 1
Woodford won the battle of the top-two to move three points clear at the top of the table.
CHIGWELL ATHLETIC 2 LOS BLANCOS 3
Blancos pulled off one of the shock wins of the morning as two goals from Jono Gaon, plus James Joseph’s strike saw the bottom side beat the side who entered the day in third spot.
Paul Hizer had fired Chigwell ahead, before Glenn Michaels pulled them level with a lob. Player-manager Richard Slater told jewishnews.co.uk: “Missing eight first team players was very evident today. We should have had enough to get us over the line but wasn’t to be. We’ll bounce back next week.”
SHIRLEY PARK 2 BRIXTON OLD BOYS 3
Brixton picked up a timely three points as goals from Sean Ekon, Paul Shamplina and Dean Rosenthal.
SOUTHGATE HARMEN 1 NORTH WEST NEASDEN 1
The two promotion-seeking sides had to settle for a share of the points as Dan Orgel’s strike for the visitors was cancelled out by Harmen’s player-manager Sam Castle.
Having also seen Adam Vellerman miss a penalty just minutes before Castle rescued a point, Castle told jewishnews.co.uk: “We were not at our best today in tough conditions, however we worked hard as a team and got a point. It’s not all three but better than nothing. We will keep building and growing as a team and will hopefully be there or there abouts come may. Woodford away next week, the boys will be buzzing.”
Neasden manager Stirling Kaye told jewishnews.co.uk: “We dominated for long periods in the first half, with our back four totally in control as the half went on, we were looking very likely to score but on a difficult pitch Harmen worked hard to stop us.
“We started the second half brightly and got a deserved goal from the penalty spot from Dan. The last 15 minutes saw Harmen start to come into the game and they put us on the back foot. They equalised with a minute left when a looping cross got caught in the wind leaving a simple header on the line. A lesson learnt that you can’t switch off as a goal only takes one second to score.
“Harmen worked very hard throughout the game to match us and never gave up. I am very pleased with the discipline and hard work and commitment of the squad, each game we are playing some good football and we are looking better every game.”
SPEC 1 HENDON UNITED SPORTS B 3
Hendon also claimed a much-needed win thanks to goals from RA Noe, Martin Shmulovitch and Avi Markiewicz. Dan Pike scored for SPEC.
ATHLETIC BILBAUM 5 BLIZZARD STORM 2
Bilbaum stay a point behind the leaders as two goals from Jake Gilbert helped them to this thrilling win.
Ed Green, Ben Bell and Adam Bier also scored for the hosts.
FC TEAM C 3 FC TEAM B 2
Team stayed top of the table after goals from Adam Aminoff, David Joseph Cohen and David James Cohen saw them edge past the B’s
Joint-player-manager Mike Myers told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a fiery contest at Old Cams today, both teams know each other well and it was always going to be a close match.
“The wind played a major factor in the game with each team dominating the half when they had the wind with. We had trouble playing out their half to begin with and the weather and pitch didn’t suit our passing game. However, in the second half, the patience and belief were rewarded with some very well taken goals.
“A lot of credit due to the Bs who were determined and battled hard.”
Blake Buckman and Matt Davis scored for the B’s.
NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B 8 LONDON HAROLDEANS 0
Hat-tricks from Nicky Woolf and David Esterkin, a Rob Samuelson strike an own goal saw the Raiders claim an emphatic win over Haroldeans.
OAKWOOD B 2 AC MILL HILL 4
A hat-trick from Ben Zloof, coupled with Jonathan Horwitz’s strike Mill Hill saw go level on points with Oakwood.
AC Mill Hill player-manager Joeseph Levy told jewishnews.co.uk: “This was by far the best performance of the season. We controlled the game from the off and limited oakwood to shots from distance.
“Zloof was at his best, grabbing a well deserved hat-trick with the pick of the goals coming from Horwitz, who beat two defenders and slotting him through on goal. I feel were finally at the level we need to be and will look to kick on in the league from here.”
Matt Geey and Marc Hymanson replied for the O’s, for whom player-manager Ian Tussie told jewishnews.co.uk: “We went behind early on with a terrible goal to concede, poor marking from a free-kick and their forward couldn’t miss from three yards. The ref then denied us a stonewall penalty for hand ball and then another one for a foul on me. From the second one they broke away and scored a second. A real kick in the nads for us.
“We fought back well and on the stroke of half-time pulled one back, Dan Abrams put in a lovely cross from the left and Marc Hymanson prodded in. They then restored their two-goal lead with another soft goal. Again we fought back and pulled another goal back through Matt Geey, heading in after a great header back across goal from Josh Marlow
“We knocked on the door, and might have equalised had Joey Lazare not been brought down on the edge of the box by their centre-half who, as last man, should have been sent off. I definitely don’t want to see red cards but having give the foul, which they disputed, he had to go. At 3-2 though we never really created enough clear cut chances and were hit on the break by Zloof who completed his hat trick just before the end. Gutting.
“In the summer I felt like Moses having led the boys to The Promised Land but after a difficult start it’s time to be more like Noah and save the animals from the storm.”
REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B 1 FAITHFOLD B 0
Redbridge kept up their title challenge as Nathan Sollosi’s strike proved to be the difference.
Faithfold manager Rob Shooman told jewishnews.co.uk: “We lost against probably the best team in this division. The game was very equal, each team having sections of control and at half-time the score was 0-0.
“They came strong at the start of the second half but we held firm, although they scored an excellent goal after about 20 minutes, but we came back and almost scored from a set-piece.
“The game became very open after that and they got a penalty , which our goalkeeper , Dan Kosky saved magnificently. It was end-to-end after that but we could not find the equaliser.
“I think Redbridge are an excellent footballing side and John Joseph has them playing very well , the game was played in a very good spirit it was a pity the referee was not on the same wavelength , the number of cards he produced was ridiculous , the number of incidents he missed were numerous , this game was played in a good spirit , anyone looking at the cautions would think it was dirty, it was not in any way. The penalty was very harsh as he missed two other much more realistic claims, but I suppose when you referee from 20/30 yards from where the game is going on, without linesmen – that could have been provided as both teams had three subs each – you are bound to miss a few incidents. Unfortunately he missed more than a few and penalised insignificant ones . The game was good , pity the refereeing wasn’t.”
AC WHETSTONE 1 JEWDINESE 3
Jewdinese are clear in fourth spot after they came away they fought back from going a goal behind to claim the points.
Ben Halmer levelled for them, before second half goals from Zack Collins and Barney Rhodes sealed the visitors the win.
Joint-manager Darren Lawrence told jewishnews.co.uk: “I was happy with the players performance, especially second half. I was also pleased with the maturity levels and respect shown by the team. When the game got heated, we stayed focused on the task at hand.”
Joint-manager Jake Erlich said: “ I know how hard it is being a young team in the MSFL but being younger than us must be even more difficult. Credit to Whetstone for not giving up throughout the 90 minutes and giving us our toughest game of the season so far. We knew exactly what was at stake so when the game got heated and Whetstone got frustrated it was vital we kept to our game plan and stayed focussed.”
Dan Cohen scored for Whetstone, with joint-manager Clive Nathan telling jewishnews.co.uk: “Losing is always tough but this group of boys will bounce back. We were ahead and had a good chance to score again but then to find ourselves playing with 10 was a struggle.
“As the youngest team in the league it is important that the boys know that losing and dealing with tough decisions is part of sport. What I was pleased with is that we continued to try to play decent football and showed respect to the referee throughout the game. That’s very important to this club and always will be.”
FAITHFOLD C 2 LOUGHTON ORIENT 3
Bottom-side Loughton moved off the bottom of the table as goals from Josh Hambling, Dean Silver and Jamie Crawford’s last-gasp strike – after Faithfold were reduced to ten men – saw them to the win.
Player-manager Dan Curtis told jewishnews.co.uk: “We needed this win today. It’s not been the start to the season we were hoping for but hopefully this result will kick start us. We started slowly today but confidence grew and we know we can play good football when we concentrate on our own game and let the hand brake off. That was my message to the lads at half time and they came out in the 2nd half and every player was up for it. Let’s build on this next week now.”
Ben Simons and Josh Barnett replied for the Greens.
HENDON UNITED C 1 KING CROWN 3
King Crown moved up into the top half of the table as Hendon’s poor run of form continued.
Yoel Deal, Benji Greenblatt and Dominique Cheniart were all on targets for the victors, with manager Jacob Kadoch telling jewishnews.co.uk: “We dominated the game from start to finish. We enjoyed a lot of possession and was clinical with our finishing. Danny Navazesh had a great chance but hit it straight at the keeper after 20 minutes. Then ten minutes before the break, Benji Greenblatt whipped in a corner from the left, Yoel took a touch before firing in from ten yards out.
“Benji then fired in a 40-yard stunner which took the stuffing out of Hendon, and then on the hour mark, Hendon’s keeper picked up back pass, and from the free-kick on the penalty spot, Benji laid it off cleverly to Dominique who smashed it home to make it 3-0.
“The only disappointing thing today was last, last kick of the game, a punt up field, gets caught in the wind and Hendon score.”
Alex Elf netted a late consolation for the home team, with manager Adam Glekin telling jewishnews.oc.uk: “I’m really disappointed with how we’re playing at the moment, we look short of confidence and are playing nowhere near the level we’re capable of. We need to regroup and improve quickly, our next few games are vital. I won’t comment on what happened towards the end, other than to say it was totally unacceptable for a referee to be treated like that.”
L’EQUIPE 4 BOCA JEWNIORS 3
Four goals from the League’s top goalscorer – Richard Fogelman – saw L’Equipe stay joint-third as they brought to an end Boca’s fine run of form of late.
Taking charge in the absence of joint-managerDan Cordell who was away running the New York Marathon, L’Equipe’s Josh Lewis told jewishnews.co.uk: “They gave us a scare with 15 minutes remaining, scoring a third from a corner, but our defence held strong and we got the all- important three points.
“Following our first defeat of the season last week it was important to get back to winning ways and we did just that. I also wanted wish the Boca right winger well as he went down with a bad injury in the last 15 minutes.”
Michael Patterson, Dan Ezra and Dovi Fehler scored for Boca.
TEMPLE FORTUNE 1 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C 3
Norstar Raiders put the pressure on Catford after an impressive 3-1 away victory which left them just two points behind the league leaders.
Fortune took the lead, but the shock at falling behind seemed to inspire the Oranges who started to play good football on grass. They equalised mid-way through the first half when a clever ball over the back four by Andy Cohen saw Oli Nathan’s shot well saved by the Fortune keeper, but Jamie Weinrich was on hand to put in the rebound.
Weinrich then claimed his fourth in two games to put them ahead, before Will Ufland wrapped up the poitns with a sublime strike.
The second half saw both sides battle to try and score more goals. A fine save from Norstar keeper Grant Waissel kept the score at 3-1 and despite having a hatful of chances, including hitting the post, the Oranges couldn’t add to the scoreline.
Gavin Levy scored for Fortune.