RESULTS AT A GLANCE (SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL REVIEW):
PETER MORRISON CUP FIRST ROUND
Maccabi Masters 1 Hendon United C 1 (Hendon won 10-9 on pens)
AC Whetstone 2 Oakwood A 4
Brady Maccabi A 2 Redbridge A 4
Brixton Old Boys 3 Hendon United B 7
Faithfold C 0 FC Team A 5
L’Equipe 2 London Lions White 2 (AET – Lions won 3-2 on penalties)
London Lions Blue 1 AC Mill Hill 2
Norstar London B 0 Woodford Wanderers 3
North West Neasden P FC Team C P
Oakwood B P Chigwell Athletic P
Shirley Park 3 HMH 3 (Park won 5-3 on penalties)
Faithfold A 0 Norstar London Raiders A 1
Southgate Harmen 0 Brady Maccabi B 3
Blizzard Storm 2 Faithfold B 2
FC Team B P Athletic Bilbaum P
Redbridge B 4 London Haroldeans 2
Jewdinese 4 Boca Jewniors 3
Loughton Orient 1 King Crown 2
Norstar London Raiders 3 Catford & Bromley 0
WEEK FOURTEEN MATCH REPORTS:
YAACOV GOLDIN (HENDON UNITED C)
DANIEL CORDELL (L’EQUIPE)
JAKE DOFFMAN (NORSTAR RAIDERS A)
GRANT WAISSEL (NORSTAR RAIDERS C)
BEN GRABINER (AC MILL HILL)
BEN HILDEBRAND (BRADY MACCABI B)
JONNY GAHAN (FAITHFOLD B)
JOSH KARPF (KING CROWN)
BEN RETTER (KING CROWN)
JOSH PISTOL (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A)
DAVID RHODES (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A)
ANDY COHEN (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C)
JONNY SAMUEL (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C)
LIAM STEIN (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C)
JAKE YUDELOWITZ (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C)
DAVID NEWMAN (BRADY MACCABI B)
SIMON MOSES (BRADY MACCABI B)
ASHLEY ILSEN (FAITHFOLD B)
SIMON PETERMAN (FC TEAM A)
CHAIM GOTHOLD (HENDON UNITED B)
DANNY HAKIMI (REDBRIDGE A)
DANIEL LASSMAN (REDBRIDGE A)
DAN COHEN (AC WHETSTONE)
REISS MOGILNER (BRADY MACCABI B)
RICHARD SALMON (FC TEAM A)
DANIEL GARFINKLE (HENDON UNITED B)
RICHARD CAPLIN (REDBRIDGE A)
1) DAVID DINKIN (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A) – Dennis Bergkamp-esque finish, curling the ball past Ben Law – a goal worthy of winning any top-of-the-table clash
2) ASHLEY ILSEN (FAITHFOLD B) – Hit an ‘absolutely wonderful strike’ from the outside of the area
3) STEPHEN BLACK (L’EQUIPE) – Skinned two players before unleashing a rocket into the top corner from outside the box
1) YAACOV GOLDIN (HENDON UNITED C) – A stunning stop when he tipped a fierce long-range effort onto the crossbar
2) GRANT WAISSEL (NORSTAR RAIDERS C) – In a hugley important stage in the match, made himself big and didn’t shy away from the on-rushing striker to pull off a great save
1) SAM ROSENTHAL (REDBRIDGE A) – “I’m livid we weren’t three or four up by half-time, but delighted to be in the hat for the next round.”
2) JOSEPH LEVY (AC MILL HILL) – “And our persistence paid off in the end when Zloof raced through to seal one of the most memorable wins in AC Mill Hill’s history.”
3) CLIVE NATHAN (AC WHETSTONE) – “Our first goal by 17-year-old Dan Cohen was the most wonderful strike, and our second by 51-year-old Lol Swerner was the type of poachers goal he has been scoring all his career. Surely the gap in age between our goalscorers must be a Peter Morrison record? ”
4) ADAM GLEKIN (HENDON UNITED C) – “I lost count at about 9-9, it almost became comical the number of times we blew chances to win it.”
5) MARTIN FOX (REFEREE) – “Amazing penalty shoot out, took about half an hour, obviously none of the players were Spurs supporters so no rush to finish.”
6) ZACK GOTHELF (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C) – “I’m nominating the whole back five, when I really could nominate all 12 who took part in today’s game.”
7) JACOB KADOCH (KING CROWN) – “He played like Terry Butcher.” – Describing the performance of his centre-back Ben Retter
8) DANIEL CORDELL (L’EQUIPE) – “Josh and I are so proud of the boys we felt that there could be a real upset on our hands and it was certainly a battle of David and Goliath.”
9) DAVID GARBACZ (HENDON UNITED A) – “They were probably the best footballing side we have ever come up against.”
10) ZURIEL SOLOMON (FAITHFOLD A) – “It was a game of two halves, our first half wasn’t great, and the second wasn’t much better.”
11) PHIL PETERS (NORSTAR RAIDERS A) – “Whisper it very quietly but I think today’s the day where we showed our title credentials.”
SUNDAY FA CHALLENGE CUP LAST 16:
APOEL 4 HENDON UNITED A 1
Hendon bowed out of this prestigious competition as Rafi Kon’s strike proved scant consolation against last season’s winners.
Missing Ari Last, Alex Rosenthal, Avi Korman and Yoav Kestenbaum, manager David Garbacz told jewishnews.co.uk: “We came away from today frustrated knowing that on another day we might well have got something out of this game.
“Apoel were last year’s holders of this cup and were probably the best footballing side we have ever come up against. We made the cardinal sin of giving them too much respect and together with some uncharacteristic defensive errors found ourselves 3-0 down inside 20 minutes.
“We more than matched them from then on and but for some fine saves from their goalkeeper might have pushed them harder. I was pleased with our second half performance in particular the highlight of which was a great 25-yard free-kick from Rafi Kon, but ultimately we enjoyed the challenge and step up from playing a team like this but did not enjoy the final result.
“Back to the domestic scene then from next week on and we intend to compete in a big way in all three remaining competitions.”
PETER MORRISON CUP FIRST ROUND: (number in brackets represents Division of team)
MACCABI MASTERS 1 HENDON UNITED C (3) 1 (Hendon won 10-9 on penalties)
Hendon were certainly pushed all the way by the Masters side – and it took 27 penalties to eventually split the sides at The Hive.
Marc Cutler scored for the Master, with manager Daniel Collins telling jewishnews.co.uk: “Even I came off the bench to score one!
“It was a good match, we had at least 10 chances in the first half, but failed to convert one . Goalless at half-time, Hendon improved in the second half, they are nice young side and will do well in their division.
“Good luck to them in the next round and for the rest if the season.”
AC WHETSTONE (3) 2 OAKWOOD A (Prem) 4
Two goals from Sam Jacobson helped ensure there was no upset here for the Premier Division side.
Strikes from Josh Rose and Anthony Kintish helped see them through.
Dan Cohen and Laurence Swerner scored for Whetstone, for whom joint-manager Clive Nathan told jewishnews.co.uk: “Although we lost I was incredibly proud of all our boys. We were down to the bare bones today and I feared a mauling by a Premier Division team in good form. In fact we were 2-1 ahead with 35 minutes to play and everyone who played gave everything.
“Our first goal by 17-year-old Dan Cohen was the most wonderful strike, and our second by 51-year-old Lol Swerner was the type of poachers goal he has been scoring all his career. Surely the gap in age between our goalscorers must be a Peter Morrison record?
“We were told to expect a physical game but all credit to Oakwood who played the game very sportingly. Also to Henry Raffe who refereed in a way that let the game flow.”
BRADY MACCABI A (Prem) 2 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A (Prem) 4
Holders Brady have been knocked out in their first attempt to defending their Cup as two goals from Adam Stollerman helped Redbridge win this all-Premier Division tie.
Sam McCarthy and Richie Caplin completed the scoring for the visitors, who were also reduced to ten men when Danny Hakimi was sent-off.
Manager Sam Rosenthal told jewishnews.co.uk: “I’m overjoyed to twice come back from behind [and win]. I’m livid we weren’t three or four up by half-time, but delighted to be in the hat for the next round. Danny’s sending-off was the only blemish, but we will be appealing.”
BRIXTON OLD BOYS (1) 3 HENDON UNITED SPORTS B (1) 7
Hat-tricks from Daniel Garfinkle and Avi Markiewicz helped Hendon win this all-Division one tie.
Gav Noe was also on target, with joint-manager Aryeh Goldring telling jewishnews.co.uk: “It was really an excellent performance, a result like this has been coming for some time.”
Tom Orr scored a hat-trick for Brixton.
FAITHFOLD C (3) 0 FC TEAM A (Prem) 5
Team ensured there was no upset here, as they easily saw off their lower division opponents.
Richard Salmon scored for times for Mitch Young’s side, with Jon Breger also on target.
Player-manager Mitch Young told jewishnews.co.uk: “We were very comfortable throughout and at times played some very nice football. It was nice to be on the ball for nearly 90 minutes and work on our attacking side of our game. I was happy with the performance and look forward to the next round. Credit to Faithfold who battled well.”
L’EQUIPE (3) 2 LONDON MACCABI LIONS WHITE (Prem) 2 (AET Lions won 3-2 on penalties)
The Lions were given an almighty scare from the side two divisions below them, before eventually prevailing into the next round via the lottery of the penalty shoot-out.
Steven Black scored twice for L’Equipe, for whom joint-player-manager Daniel Cordell told jewishnews.co.uk: “Josh and I are so proud of the boys we felt that there could be a real upset on our hands and it was certainly a battle of David and Goliath.
“It was clear to see that Lions just have an immense amount of strength in depth considering they turned up mob handed with a squad of 20 people. Our 11 were just brilliant and they dug in for the full 120 minutes. Not much to say apart from all players 1 to 11 should be incredibly proud of themselves and I can’t single out anyone in particular.
“Penalty practice going forward but if we play like this every week going forward then we will walk our league. Good luck to Lions and the project they are building for the rest of the season.”
LONDON MACCABI LIONS BLUE (Prem) 1 AC MILL HILL (2) 2
Joe Levy’s side pulled off one of the upsets of the day as goals from Ben Grabiner and Ben Zloof saw them stun the Lions at the Lane.
Levy told jewishnews.co.uk: “After much deliberation with Lions as to whether the game would go ahead, we ended up delighted that it did.
“Ben Grabiner leapt like a salmon to power in a header from a James Levy corner in the first half. Some sloppy play from us at the back let Lions back in before half-time, and although we went in level, we were confident if we kept playing the ball around like we were, we would grab the win.
“And our persistence paid off in the end when Zloof raced through to seal one of the most memorable wins in AC Mill Hill’s history.
“We are delighted to have claimed a premiership scalp and eagerly anticipate the draw for the next round.”
NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B (2) 0 WOODFORD WANDERERS (1) 3
The battle of the Division Two and Division One leaders ended in the latter easing home in style.
Harrison Midda scored twice, with Mitch Hahn claiming the other.
Raiders manager Jonathan Adelman told jewishnews.co.uk: “We suffered a double blow pre-match with both Ben Sheldon and Nicky Woolf failing late fitness tests and missing out alongside Simon Buchler, Gilad Kestenbaum, Jez Elster and Adam Posner.
“Despite missing so many regulars and the inevitable lack of cutting edge, I was pleased with some of our football although ultimately we were undone by gifting Woodford goals at crucial times in the game.”
NORTH WEST NEASDEN (1) P FC TEAM C (2) P
MATCH POSTPONED – MATCH INACCESSIBLE
OAKWOOD B (2) P CHIGWELL ATHLETIC (1) P
OAKWOOD FORFEITED MATCH – CHIGWELL AWARDED TIE
SHIRLEY PARK (1) 3 HMH 3 (Park won 5-3 on penalties)
HMH put up a spirited performance, though were ultimately undone by the lottery of a penalty shoot-out.
Jamie Kent scored twice for Park, with Adam Klien also on target for the MSFL side.
FAITHFOLD A o NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A 1
Norstar increased their lead at the top of the table to nine points as David Dinkin’s 30th minute strike proved to be the difference in the clash of the top-two.
SOUTHGATE HARMEN 0 BRADY MACCABI B 3
Brady joined Woodford and Harmen at the top of the table as two goals from Reiss Mogilner, plus Josh Newman’s strike, saw them to this impressive win.
BLIZZARD STORM 2 FAITHFOLD B 2
Storm failed to close in on the leaders after they were held to a point by a battling and determined Faithfold side who equalised in the last minute.
Ashley Ilsen’s first goal for the club set Faithfold on their way, with Leor Harrel also on target. Manager Robert Shooman told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a good game, end-to-end stuff, and just about the right score with both teams enjoying periods of possession. We are now competing extremely well, shame about the start of our season.”
Michael Woolfe and Stuart Muller scored for Storm, with player-manager Simon Linden telling jewishnews.co.uk: “We were 2-1 up at the break, and should have taken control and finished the game off in the second half. But a great free-kick for them in the 90th minute saw them get a deserved equaliser, and full credit to them as they’ve improved a lot.”
“Which Blizzard will turn up next week? We shouldn’t be dropping points.”
FC TEAM B P ATHLETIC BILBAUM P
MATCH POSTPONED – WATERLOGGED PITCH
REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B 4 LONDON HAROLDEANS 2
Redbridge moved up into second spot – and to within two points off top spot – as goals from Adam Bernstein, David Castle and Scott Oldstein, along with an own goal saw them to the points.
Bobby Abrams scored twice for Harlodeans, with manager Jonny Abrams telling jewishnews.co.uk: “If the match was 70 minutes then its a point well earned. Unfortunately it’s not and the game ended 4-2. A hard fought game on both teams parts.
JEWDINESE 4 BOCA JEWNIORS 3
Jewdinese moved to the top of the table as they edged this seven-goal thriller.
LOUGHTON ORIENT 1 KING CROWN 2
Crown moved up a couple of places in the table – and leapfrogged Orient in the process – as they came out on top in this closely-fought affair.
Josh Lester and a penalty from player-manager Jacob Kadoch claimed the win, with Kadoch telling jewishnews.co.uk: “I am very proud of the boys who have been unlucky in recent weeks so back on track with a great performance.”
Jaimie Sinclair scored for Loughton, for whom player-manager Dan Curtis told jewishnews.co.uk: “We are disappointed with how things went today. We weren’t at our best but we still had enough chances to come out of this with at least a draw, so to lose is a blow. We have been on a good run of late and we need to forget this one and go again.”
NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C 3 CATFORD & BROMLEY 0
Norstar moved to within two points of top spot as they beat the leaders in a top-of-the-table clash, thanks to goals from Oli Nathan, Will Ufland and Jamie Weinrich.
Cats’ Adam Luria told jewishnews.co.uk: “The first half Norstar were the better team but only got one goal, that from a defensive error. We just weren’t at the races for the first 45 minutes, though two injures in the first ten minutes didn’t help.
“The second half we were much the stronger team, but couldn’t find a finishing touch. Our best chance was thwarted by a great save from their goalkeeper.
“With two minutes left at 0-1 down, we sent everyone forward for a corner. The delivery was poor and Norstar broke with speed to put the game to bed. Then right at the death they notched another breakaway goal. 3-0 was more than a little harsh and not at all reflective of how tight this game was, but we’ll put it behind us an get back on track next week.”