WEEK TWELVE REVIEW:
RESULTS AT A GLANCE (SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL REVIEW):
CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP SECOND ROUND:
FC Team A P London Haroldeans P
FC Team B 0 Woodford Wanderers 3
CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP THIRD ROUND:
Brady Maccabi A o Oakwood A 2
Faithfold A 3 Oakwood B 1
L’Equipe 2 AC Mill Hill 6
Los Blancos 5 FC Team C 2
Norstar Raiders A 8 SPEC 0
London Maccabi Lions Blue 3 Camden Park 2
Redbridge A 3 London Maccabi Lions White 1
North West Neasden 2 Hendon B 1
Southgate Harmen 2 Shirley Park 5
Blizzard Storm 4 Athletic Bilbaum 3
Norstar London Raiders B 2 Faithfold B 1
AC Whetstone 0 Norstar London Raiders C 6
Catford & Bromley 2 Faithfold C 0
Hendon United C 3 Temple Fortune 1
Jewdinese 7 King Crown 1
Loughton Orient 3 Boca Jewniors 3
WEEK TWELVE MATCH REPORTS:
TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
GUY BEN AROYA (CATFORD & BROMLEY)
JAKE DOFFMAN (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A)
ALEX CHERNOFF (NORTH WEST NEASDEN)
JEFF GOTCH (CATFORD & BROMLEY)
ADAM LURIA (CATFORD & BROMLEY)
SIMON WOLFSON (CATFORD & BROMLEY)
EZEKIEL JACOB (HENDON UNITED C)
JAMES NEIDLE (HENDON UNITED C)
GLEN TURNER (HENDON UNITED C)
JONNY SAMUEL (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C)
DAN TANNENBAUM (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C)
SCOTT KAY (NORTH WEST NEASDEN)
DAN BECKWITH (SHIRLEY PARK)
JASON SHOFFMAN (AC MILL HILL)
JOE COHEN (FAITHFOLD A)
JAKE ERLICH (JEWDINESE)
HARRY MARKS (JEWDINESE)
SAM ARGHEBANT (LONDON MACCABI LIONS BLUE)
OLI HENRY (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A)
DANIEL POLAK (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C)
BENJAMIN MANNHEIM (TEMPLE FORTUNE)
BEN ZLOOF (AC MILL HILL)
ADAM HERSH (LOS BLANCOS)
MATT STOCK (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A)
JAMIE WEINRICH (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C)
DAN ORGEL (NORTH WEST NEASDEN)
RICHARD CAPLIN (REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A)
GOAL OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
1) ADAM HERSH (LOS BLANCOS) – After goalkeeper had punched the ball out, Hersh hit a first-time effort straight back from 25 yards out which was helped over the line by a helpless defender
2) MIKE PEARSON (FAITHFOLD A) – Turned his man before curling the ball into the top-left corner.
3) JOHNNY HAIK (FAITHFOLD A) – Fired in a rocket which nestled into the top right corner
4) DAN BECKWITH (SHIRLEY PARK) – Capped off his Man-of-the-Match display with a ridiculous dipping half-volley form 40 yards out
5) BRAD DRYER (JEWDINESE) – Let fly with a strike from the half-way line which left the goalkeeper with no chance
SAVE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
1) BEN LAW (FAITHFOLD A) – Forced to scramble across his goal to as he saved well at his near post
2) BEN CHERNOFF (NORTH WEST NEASDEN) – A bullet header from six yards out was heading towards the top corner, as he dived full length to tip it onto the bar
QUOTE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
1) ADAM LURIA (CATFORD & BROMLEY) – “He swept like Lloris and commanded his box like Schmeichel” – singing the praises of Catford goalkeeper Guy Ben Aroya
2) ADAM GLEKIN (HENDON UNITED C) – “As much as I’d like to claim that the formation we’ve played the last two weeks has been a managerial masterstroke, we kind of stumbled upon it but we’ll take the six points out of six!”
3) SIMON LINDEN (BLIZZARD STORM) – “I’m the only manager in the whole of the history of Jewish football to have two good keepers to pick from, but both had a week off.”
4) RICKY LAWRENCE (SPEC) – “Raiders are very good. Phil Peters might just be the second best manager in the Jewish league.”
5) CLIVE NATHAN (AC WHETSTONE) – “When you fall off your bike you can either give up or get back on and try again. It’s Oakwood A in the cup next time out so we hope to have Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish fit for that one!”
6) JONATHAN ISON (LOS BLANCOS) – “The game ended with quite a few spectators who happened to just be wondering through the park, so we like to think we have done our bit to improve tourism in Burnt Oak. This was our way of helping out with all that was happening for Mitzvah Day”
CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP – SECOND ROUND (number represents division of team)
FC TEAM A (Prem) P LONDON HAROLDEANS (2) P
MATCH POSTPONED – HAROLDEANS UNABLE TO RAISE SIDE – TIE AWARDED TO FC TEAM A
FC TEAM B (2) 0 WOODFORD WANDERERS (1) 3
The joint-Division One leaders ensured there was no upset here as they recorded a comfortable win.
CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP – THIRD ROUND (number represents division of team)
BRADY MACCABI A (Prem) 0 OAKWOOD A (Prem) 2
Oakwood claimed their best win of the season to date as goals from Anthony Kintish and Jonathan Quinn saw them win this all-premier division tie.
FAITHFOLD A (Prem) 3 OAKWOOD B (2) 1
Two goals from Mike Pearson – who also missed a penalty – along with Johnny Haik’s strike saw the Premier Division champions safely navigate their passage into the next round.
Manager Zuriel Solomon told jewishnews.co.uk: “I’m happy to be in the next round in a game we were comfortable in, without really hitting top gear.
“Oakwood had their moments albeit just a couple, and a fine save by Ben Law scrambling across his goal to save at his near post. Now we get ready for Hendon next week.”
Josh Marlow pulled one back for the visitors, with manager Ian Tussie telling jewishnews.co.uk: “We gave a great account of ourselves. We had a game plan and every one of the players executed it. Their first goal was on 30 minutes was a brilliant 25-yarder into the top corner, their second ten minutes was even better. At 2-0 we had two massive chances to get ourselves back in the game through Josh Marlow whose volley at the back post was saved by the Faithfold keeper and then Matt Geey who went through one on one but put it wide. They then scored their third before Josh headed in from a corner.
“I’m delighted with how we’ve played today, all the players worked hard, left nothing behind (apart from a few bibs after the game) and made a real game of it. We knew we were likely to lose and just wanted to put in a performance and make Faithfold work for their place in the next round.”
L’EQUIPE (3) 2 AC MILL HILL (2) 6
Not even two goals from the league’s leading goalscorer Richard Fogelman was enough to prevent L’Equipe from causing a cup upset.
The league’s joint-second highest scorer Ben Zloof helped himself to a hat-trick, while Jason Shoffman, Don Nineberg and Mark Truman completed the scoring for the victorious visitors.
Mill Hill player-manager Joe Levy told jewishnews.co.uk: “We went ahead early on via a fantastic solo run and finish from Zloof, and then played some good stuff in the first half, capped off by a great team goal finished by Don Nineberg.
“We will look to counting this good run and look forward to the quarter-finals.”
LOS BLANCOS (1) 5 FC TEAM C (2) 2
A hat-trick from Adam Hersh – including a last-kick-of-the-game penalty – helped see Blancos avoid being on the wrong end of a cup upset in Burnt Oak.
Darren Russell had fired Blancos ahead from the penalty spot, with Jono Gaon also on target.
David Joseph Cohen scored twice for Team – including heading home a first half equaliser.
NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A (Prem) 8 SPEC (1) 0
A hat-trick from Matt Stock helped the Premier Division leaders ease their way into the next round as they produced this emphatic win.
David Dinkin helped himself to a couple, with Josh Green, Zack McLeod and Oli Henry also on target.
SPEC manager Ricky Lawrence told jewishnews.co.uk: “Raiders are very good. Phil Peters might just be the second best manager in the Jewish league”.
LONDON MACCABI LIONS BLUE 3 CAMDEN PARK 2
Lions consolidated their mid-table placing as they won a dramatic five-goal affair at the Lane.
Goals from Will Beresford, Oli Sade and Richard Gold sealed the points for Jamie Kyte’s men, with him telling jewishnews.co.uk: “You saw the lot today, in the first half we showed we can play great football and in the second we showed how much we wanted to win. Next week we face Oakwood and we are now fully focused on that game.”
REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A 3 LONDON MACCABI LIONS WHITE 1
Redbridge moved up into third spot thanks to goals from Danny Hakimi, Richard Caplin and Adam Stollerman.
Manager Sam Rosenthal told jewishnews.co.uk: “We got the job done early in the first half with some lovely football. The second half we sat back a tad and credit to a young Lions team as they were excellent. Delighted with the win and look forward to Raiders next week.”
James Gershfield scored for the Lions.
NORTH WEST NEASDEN 2 HENDON UNITED SPORTS B 1
Neasden moved to within a point of top spot as they recorded this slender win over Hendon thanks to goals from Dan Orgel and Danny Sherman.
Neasden manager Stirling Kaye told jewishnews.co.uk: “We dominated the first half, where their goalkeeper did very well to keep us down to one goal – and what a goal it was! Starting from the back, it went from right to left with eight players getting one or two touches, ending with Dan smashing the ball into the bottom corner.
“The second goal came after half-time when Hendon were caught cold, a short corner saw Danny Sherman was first to react. After the goal, we seemed to relax too much and Hendon had a number of half-chances, mainly down to the fact as a team we decided to pass the ball to Hendon! They got a late goal through a mix-up in the defence.
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SOUTHGATE HARMEN 2 SHIRLEY PARK 5
Park got back to winning ways as two goals from left-back Dan Beckwith helped them to this impressive win over the joint-leaders.
Stefan Benfredj, Saul Conway and Adam Klein were also on target for David Lusman’s men.
Oliver Leslie and Alex Bowman scored for Harmen.
BLIZZARD STORM 4 ATHLETIC BILBAUM 3
Storm closed in on a promotion spot as Adam Speck, who started the game in goal stepped up and scored a 80th minute winner from the penalty spot to give his side three deserved points.
Dan Simons got himself on the scoresheet twice, with Dean Shaw also on target.
Player-manager Simon Linden told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a great comeback. We was 2-0 down but missed that cutting edge. One goal was all it took to get us back in the game and dominate and that’s what we did. Great comeback!!
“Top notch performance. It was a story of two goalkeepers, one was scared of the ball, the other one got the winner. I’m the only manager in the whole of the history of Jewish football to have two good keepers to pick from, but both had a week off.”
Ed Green, Zak Presky and Rob Lerner scored for Bilbaum.
NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B 2 FAITHFOLD B 1
Jonathan Adelman’s Raiders went clear at the top of the table as two goals in four minutes from Matt Greene and Nicky Woolf saw them to their seventh league win in eight games.
Faithfold had taken the lead through Doron Hershkorn.
Greens manager Rob Shooman told jewishnews.co.uk: “The score doesn’t reflect the match at all, overall we were the better team, creating far more chances, restricting them all over the pitch and only allowing them a handful of shooting opportunities, all from outside the area. We were in control for long periods of the game especially in the second half , the game being played mostly in their half.
“It was a great game to play in, played in the right spirit from the off by two teams who wanted to play football, a fair result – not from my point of view. The team at the top playing the team at the bottom and as their manager remarked at the finish ‘we were the best team they had played all season’, my guess he was relieved that they hadn’t lost.
“My guys are playing some great football , our last two games have been against the top two sides , we have only lost by the odd goal in both games 1-0 and 2-1 , both games could have gone either way.”
AC WHETSTONE 0 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C 6
Norstar kept the pressure up on the leaders as they hit Whetstone for six.
Dan Tannenbaum helped himself to a hat-trick, with Jake Yudelowitz, Will Ufland and Oli Nathan also finding the back of the net.
Norstar co-manager David Domb told jewishnews.co.uk: “One of those days where everything just seemed to click into gear. We know what Whetstone bring and they could spring a surprise, but we played with great discipline and showed some real class on the break.
“We knew Whetstone would be well organised, and we had to find a way to break that down. On the break, we managed to find room and managed to score some very good goals in the process. It was a wonderful team performance, and we continue to build week on week.
“We got at them straight from the start, and found ourselves 4-0 up after half an hour. We showed a different side to our game in the second half as they searched for a way back into the game, and defended superbly.
“We picked up an important three points to keep up the pressure on the teams around us. we’ve put ourselves in a good position to achieve our objectives for this season.
“Whetstone have a good group of players and a good manager. No doubt in my mind they will bounce back from this and have a strong first season in mens football.”
Whetstone manager Clive Nathan told jewishnews.co.uk: “Despite our heaviest ever defeat, I remain very proud of the boys. We didn’t do ourselves justice for a 30 minute period in the first half and let in five goals in that time.
CATFORD & BROMLEY 2 FAITHFOLD C 0
The Cats maintained top spot in the table thanks to goals from Tom Prevezer and Eli Barty.
Cats’ Adam Luria told jewishnews.co.uk: “Faithfold had the better of the first half and had it not been for a couple of outstanding saves from Guy Ben Aroya, we could have found ourselves trailing at the break. That said we still hit the post and missed a couple of seemingly nailed-on chances to get a couple of goals of our own.
“After half-time we scored two quick breakaway goals and created a host more chances which could have put the game well beyond Faithfold had it not been for some wayward finishing and some superb goalkeeping. But we couldn’t add to our lead and Faithfold’s long balls were always a threat. But for all the scrappy play from us and some pressure from Faithfold our back five were magnificent and they only had a few long range chances which flew well high and wide to show for their efforts.
“It wasn’t a classic, but the three points are all that matter.”
HENDON UNITED C 3 TEMPLE FORTUNE 1
Hendon completed back-to-back victories for the first time this season with a hard-fought victory over basement boys Temple Fortune.
They got off to the perfect start when Glen Turner charged forward from left-back and centred for Ben David to nod in from close-range. It was 2-0 not long after when David’s somewhat weak free-kick was fumbled by the Fortune keeper, with James Neidle on hand to score his first goal for the club.
Fortune pulled a goal back when David Sawyer headed in a corner, but the Hustlers regained their two-goal advantage when a free-kick was eventually turned into his own net by a Fortune defender.
Fortune piled on the pressure in the second half but the home side’s backline remained extremely solid and limited them to only a few chances, while Ben Glekin hit the post and Ben David missed a one-on-one to put further gloss on the scoreline.
Hendon boss Adam Glekin told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a really tough game this morning. Temple Fortune are a strong, physical side and they bossed the game in the second half. I don’t think we were at our best but we battled extremely well and our defence was absolutely magnificent, we have them to thank for the three points.
“As much as I’d like to claim that the formation we’ve played the last two weeks has been a managerial masterstroke, we kind of stumbled upon it but we’ll take the six points out of six!”
Fortune manager Jonathan Cohen told jewishnews.co.uk: “We gifted Hendon a two-head start, before pulling one back very quickly from a set-piece. Then another gift from TFFC (an own goal) saw them restore their two-goal cushion by half-time.
“However, the second half performance had everything from us except for goals. We created numerous chances and put the Hendon goal under real threat, but couldn’t force the ball into the back of the net. I think Hendon C will know that on the balance of play a point would have been a fair result and they didn’t really trouble our keeper enough on the whole, that being said, we should have done more to trouble theirs.”
JEWDINESE 7 KING CROWN 1
Jewdinese ensured they remain on the coattails of the early pacesetters as they turned on the style to see off Crown.
Harry Marks scored twice, with player-manager Jake Erlich, Ash Lawrence, Ben Berrick, Fin Curran and Brad Dryer also all scoring.
Daniel Elghanian scored for Crown, for whom manager Jacob Kadoch told jewishnews.co.uk: “We played with nine men the whole game. Unfortunately we had four morning drop-outs. We kept it at 3-1 for 60 minutes then we went down to men men. A crazy day, and our goalkeeper pulled his hamstring after 15 minutes – that somes it up really.”
Joint-manager Darren Lawrence told jewishnews.co.uk: “An enjoyable game to watch as were in complete control and the game was never in doubt. I was also very happy for four players scoring their first goals for the club. Especially my brother Ashley and also fan favourite Harry Marks, who scored two thunderbolts from outside the areas.”
LOUGHTON ORIENT 3 BOCA JEWNIORS 3
Orient prevented Boca from moving into a top-five place as Josh Jacobs’ double, along with Jamie Crawford’s strike saw them earn in a point in this thrilling six-goal thriller.
Crawford fired them ahead, but two defensive slips allowed Dovi Fehler and Ami Wynbourne to put Boca 2-1 ahead going into the break.
Jacobs was brought on for his Loughton debut ten minutes into the second half and duly delivered as he made it 2-2, before a few minutes later, he popped up again from a James Law corner to flick home.
Orient went looking for a fourth to kill the game off, but an excellent spell of pressure from Boca resulted in Zalmy Cohen breaking through their offisde trap to fire home.
Orient player-manager Dan Curtis told jewishnews.co.uk: “Overall, I’m pleased we’re showing signs of improvement. That and the new signings could see us begin to climb the table.”