RESULTS AT A GLANCE (SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL REVIEW):
PETER MORRISON CUP FIRST ROUND:
Faithfold A 5 SPEC 2
CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP THIRD ROUND:
Chigwell Athletic 0 Hendon United A 6
FC Team A 1 Camden Park 2
London Lions Blue 1 Woodford Wanderers 3
Oakwood A 2 Brady Maccabi A 1
Brady Maccabi B 2 Los Blancos 2
Brixton Old Boys 0 North West Neasden 7
Southgate Harmen 4 Hendon United B 1
Athletic Bilbaum 2 AC Mill Hill 3
Faithfold B 0 Redbridge B 2
FC Team B 5 Blizzard Storm 0
London Haroldeans 1 FC Team C 8
Norstar London Raiders B 3 Oakwood B 0
AC Whetstone 4 L’Equipe 1
Boca Jewniors 3 Catford & Bromley 3
Hendon United C 0 Jewdinese 4
King Crown 4 Faithfold C 2
Norstar London Raiders C 4 Temple Fortune 0
WEEK FIFTEEN MATCH REPORTS:
GRANT WAISSEL (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C)
JAMES CASTLE (SOUTHGATE HARMEN)
DAVID BROWN (BOCA JEWNIORS)
ADAM KAY (BOCA JEWNIORS)
DAVID KHALASTCHI (CAMDEN PARK)
JOSH KAYE (FC TEAM B)
DAN LEDERMAN (FC TEAM B)
CRAIG EDWARDS (NORTH WEST NEASDEN)
JIMMY LEE (NORTH WEST NEASDEN)
SCOTT MACKENZIE (NORTH WEST NEASDEN)
KANE ALEXANDER (BOCA JEWNIORS)
YOSH SILVERMAN (BOCA JEWNIORS)
NIGEL SOMECK (BOCA JEWNIORS)
BEN ELLIS (FAITHFOLD A)
RAFI KON (HENDON UNITED A)
AVIDAN LAST (HENDON UNITED A)
YOEL DEAL (KING CROWN)
SIMON BUCHLER (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B)
DAVID ESTERKIN (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B)
GILAD KESTENBAUM (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B)
JOSH YOUNGER (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C)
SHAI DAVIDI (NORTH WEST NEASDEN)
KANE GILBERY (NORTH WEST NEASDEN)
DANNY SHERMAN (NORTH WEST NEASDEN)
JORDAN GRANT (SOUTHGATE HARMEN)
DAN COHEN (AC WHETSTONE)
DOVI FEHLER (BOCA JEWNIORS)
ADAM LENZ (FC TEAM B)
BENJI GREENBLATT (KING CROWN)
LEE GREENFIELD (SOUTHGATE HARMEN)
MITCH HAHN (WOODFORD WANDERERS)
1) SIMON WOLFSON (CATFORD & BROMLEY) – May have been a scrappy goal, but was also his first 17 years of playing for Catford – and recusing a point made it all the more special
2) RAFI KON (HENDON UNITED A) – Picked the ball up 30 yards from goal and let fly with an absolute screamer into the top corner
3) LEE GREENFIELD (SOUTHGATE HARMEN) – His second coming from a long assist from Big Jimmy, showed a perfect first touch and brilliant execution
4) NICKY WOOLF (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B) – A sumptuous free-kick from 25 yards out, curling his effort over the wall into the roof of the net just inside the near post
5) ADAM LENZ (FC TEAM B) – Picked the ball up 25 yards out from goal and smashed a swerving shot into the roof of the net
6) JAMIE WEINRICH (NORSTAR RAIDERS C) – Turned three defenders inside and out in the box, before firing his shot into the roof of the net
1) GUY BEN AROYA (CATFORD & BROMLEY) – An incredible double-save when there were a number of Boca players looking to put the ball into the seemingly empty net
2) JAMES CASTLE (SOUTHGATE HARMEN) – Tipped the ball onto the bar from 12 yards out before pouncing on the rebound. Who knew he could get up so quickly?
3) GRANT WAISSEL (1) (NORSTAR RAIDERS C) – Leapt to his right to claw out a deflected header at a vital stage of the game
4) GRANT WAISSEL (2) (NORSTAR RAIDERS C) – Did brilliantly to push a looping header clear of his net and keep a second clean sheet in as many games
1) TONY CHARLES (WOODFORD WANDERERS) – “After half an hour we saw that the lions were not roaring, rather meowing like an ageing frail cat!”
2) DAVID GARBACZ (HENDON UNITED A) – “We’ve now scored 34 goals in three rounds of this cup – does anyone know what the record is?”
3) JONATHAN ABRAMS (LONDON HAROLDEANS) – “We lost 8-1 to a very good team!”
4) JOSEPH LEVY (AC MILL HILL) – “I’ve never have a seen a team start so badly and finish so strongly. After some of the most abysmal football I’ve ever had to watch and conceding twice, we finally switched on.”
PETER MORRISON CUP FIRST ROUND: (number in brackets represents Division of team)
FAITHFOLD A (Prem) 5 SPEC (1) 2
Two goals from Dan Perkins helped steer Faithfold safely through to the next round.
Daryl Phillips, Alex Kaye and Johnny Haik were also on target, with manager Zuriel Solomon telling jewishnews.co.uk: “It’s important to get a win as our form hasn’t been what I would have liked. We played some good stuff today which was pleasing.”
Marc Cohen and Daniel Pike scored for SPEC.
CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP THIRD ROUND: (number in brackets represents Division of team)
CHIGWELL ATHLETIC (1) 0 HENDON UNITED A (PREM) 6
Hendon cruised through as two goals from Rafi Kon and Yishai Last helped them to this emphatic win.
Danny Kon and Josh Lipman were also on target, with manager David Garbacz telling jewishnews.co.uk: “For 45 minutes Chigwell matched us in every department and to be honest we were quite pleased to go in 0-0 at half-time.
“During the interval we bucked up our attitudes and ideas and once Josh Lipman opened the scoring with a good header, there only really looked like being one winner. We followed up the opening goal with a far better all round second half display and with Chigwell tiring we perhaps flattered ourselves a bit with the scoreline.
“However, we have now scored 34 goals in three rounds of this cup – does anyone know what the record is? We look forward to the quarters with good hopes and expectations.”
Chigwell player-manager Richard Slater told jewishnews.co.uk: “For 45 minutes we were superb. Shape and focus were spot on so we have to take the positives from that.
“Playing Hendon ‘A’ was always going to be tough, but to do it with 11 men and eight players missing is almost impossible. Credit to them they came out in the second half and we struggled to match them. Shame to concede so many in 45 mins but we move on to next week.”
FC TEAM A (Prem) 1 CAMDEN PARK (Prem) 2
Camden won the all-Premier Division clash in a tightly-fought tie.
David Khalastchi and Luke Brookner were on target for the victors, with joint-player-manager Nick Kgan telling jewishnews.co.uk: “Two early goals saw us through on a difficult pitch. Great result for us with a few key players missing so we’re delighted to be in the next round.
“Mike Khalastchi made a welcome return off the bench after missing almost three months of the season, and it would be great to go one step further and make the final this year and hopefully we can carry some form into our league games.”
LONDON MACCABI LIONS BLUE (Prem) 1 WOODFORD WANDERERS (1) 3
Two goals from Mitch Hahn, either side of Harrison Mida’s strike, saw the Division One leaders comprehensively knock out the Premier Division side at Rowley Lane.
James Gold had pulled the Lions level early in the second half.
OAKWOOD A 2 BRADY MACCABI A 1
Oakwood inched further away from the bottom two sides as two goals from Anthony Kintish saw them to an impressive win which denied Brady going joint-second in the table.
Joint-manager Ric Blank told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was another very satisfying victory against Brady- our second in three weeks. We took the game to them in the first half and should have been out of sight at half-time.
“Kintish swept in his seventh of the season, and we played well in the second half without ever really stepping out of second gear – but that’s a dangerous tactic at 1-0. We had lost levine, helman, manson and cousins in the build up to the game and were decimated at the back. Scorah and Dave Cohen coped admirably until one small slip cost us and they went through to equalise against the run of play.
“We picked ourselves up and found another gear and battered them in the last 15 minutes. Carl Peters was denied by a last-ditch block and Bradley, Harvey and Josh Rose all snatched at chances they’ll feel they could have done better with.
“It fell to Kintish again in the 89th minute to win the match, popping up in the box to score via his shoulder. It was no less than we deserved. It was also satisfying to win so late given the manner of our defeat to brady earlier in the season. We hadn’t forgotten the softest penalty awarded against us when Kenley fell in the box. We were determined to put that right. Brady had a strong team out and we take it as a compliment when they bring players like Ben Josephs to play against us.
“I would prefer the best players play every Sunday in the MSFL but we will always rise to whatever challenge awaits us. Next we have Hendon who are always strong. We hope to put a dent in their season just as we have with brady these past few weeks.”
Adam Arnold scored for Brady, for whom manager Joel Nathan told jewishnews.co.uk: “Gutted to lose but with only 11 players available and then losing Sam Monjack early on in the second half, we were always up against it but the boys did themselves proud as I felt we played the better football especially in the middle of the game.
“Yes we started slowly and Oakwood capitalised on that with an early goal, but from then I felt we had control and failed to convert numerous chances. We got our equaliser midway through the second half and should have gone on to win, but Oakwood were able to call on fresh legs and that told in the end when they scored with five minutes to go.
BRADY MACCABI B 2 LOS BLANCOS 2
A fast-improving Blancos side held title-chasing Brady to a point, thanks to goals from Josh Caplin and Darren Russell.
Reiss Mogilner and Josh Newman scored for Brady.
BRIXTON OLD BOYS 0 NORTH WEST NEASDEN 7
Neasden moved up into second spot after they romped to victory in a game which saw three red cards brandished.
Shai Davidi and Danny Sherman scored two each, with Dan Orgel, Kane Gilbery and Josh Gilbery completing the scoring.
SOUTHGATE HARMEN 4 HENDON UNITED SPORTS B 1
A hat-trick from Lee Greenfield helped Harmen to the victory which saw them go clear at the top of the table.
Player-manager Sam Castle completed the scoring.
ATHLETIC BILBAUM 2 AC MILL HILL 3
Mill Hill twice fought back from falling behind to win this five-goal thriller.
Ben Zloof scored twice for the victors, with side of substitute Nick Kershberg’s strike.
Player-manager Joseph Levy told jewishnews.co.uk: “I’ve never have a seen a team start so badly and finish so strongly. After some of the most abysmal football I’ve ever had to watch and conceding twice, we finally switched on.
“Ben Zloof pulled one back early in the second half to give us a glimmer of hope, before Man-of-the-Match Nick Kershberg came off the bench to link up well with Zloof, side step a defender and curl a peach into the far corner.
“We kept on pressing and despite Zloof missing a hatful of chances – he latched on to a last minute through ball and pinged one into the top corner.
“We are starting to look much better but still start games like we are still asleep!”
Zak Presky and Jake Gilbert scored for Bilbaum.
FAITHFOLD B 0 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B 2
Redbridge kept up their title challenge as goals from Scott Oldstein and Nathan Sollosi saw them to the points.
FC TEAM B 5 BLIZZARD STORM 0
Team moved off the bottom of the table as two goals from Adam Lenz helped them to this win.
Jon Franks, Freddie Marks and Paul Savitz were also on target.
Manager David Gordon told jewishnews.co.uk: “Another well-rounded performance by the boys and we are now finally showing that we are a lot better team than we showed at the start of the season.
“After a lot of injuries we now have a more settled side and a good spine going through the team. Everyone put in a great performance, worked hard and if I could name them all in team of the week then I would! Credit to Blizzard Storm because they kept going right until the end and didn’t made it easy for us.
“If we win against London Haroldeans on Sunday then we will be outside of the relegation zone going into the new year and that didn’t look possible when we were eight points adrift of them just two weeks ago.”
LONDON HAROLDEANS 1 FC TEAM C 8
FC Team stay in the title hunt as they blew Haroldeans away with an emphatic win.
David Joseph Cohen helped himself to a hat-trick, David James Cohen scored twice, with Max Worth, Rob Sandford and Adam Aminoff completing the rout.
Paul Harris scored for Haroldeans, for whom manager Jonathan Abrams told jewishnews.co.uk: “We lost 8-1 to a very good team!”
NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B 3 OAKWOOD B 0
Raiders stay five points clear at the top of the table as goals from Ben Sheldon, a sumptuous free-kick from Nicky Woolf, and David Esterkin effort saw them to the points.
AC WHETSTONE 4 L’EQUIPE 1
Whetstone moved four points clear of the bottom three, as a hat-trick from Dan Cohen, plus strike from Alon Pinhas, saw them to a comforatble win.
Joint-manager Clive Nathan told jewishnews.co.uk: “After a poor first half we were much better in the second. Initially we wanted too many touches on a sticky pitch, but we moved the ball much more quickly in the second.
Julian Bohm replied for L’Equipe.
BOCA JEWNIORS 3 CATFORD & BROMLEY 3
A last-minute equaliser from Simon Wolfson salvaged a point for the Cats.
Yonni Bord and Jamie Sinai were also on target for the title-chasers, with Adam Luria telling jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a poor quality game, but very high on entertainment with both teams creating a number of chances throughout the game. The momentum swung violently from one side to the next throughout but both teams defended poorly.
“We went ahead twice, once in each half, but then went 3-2 down after a defensive mix up in the second half. Guy Ben Aroya pulled off a string of impressive saves, including one double save when there were a number of Boca players looking to put the ball into the seemingly empty net.
“We had a goal disallowed for an apparent push, before sending everyone forward for a late, late corner. Yonni Bord sent the ball in under the crossbar and through a heap of bodies, it fell to Simon Wolfson who threw everything he had at the ball to force it over the line.
Dovi Fehler scored twice for Boca, with Yoshua Silverman claiming their other goal.
HENDON UNITED C 0 JEWDINESE 4
Jewdinese increased their lead at the top of the table to three points following this routine win.
For Hendon, it was their first loss in five games at West Hendon, and having wasted a one-on-one chance to take early lead, were punished when a corner wasn’t dealt with for an early goal and before the half was up, a low shot under the keeper allowed Jewdinese a half-time lead 2-0 lead.
Hendon came out after the break and bossed the game for most of the half but were caught short from a quick counter, before conceding a fourth goal in the closing stages.
Hendon player-manager Adam Glekin told jewishnews.co.uk: “All in all Jewdinese deserved the win, although four goals certainly flattered them. They’re a young team who just need to act a bit more respect and could have avoided their three yellow cards with the fair play their so lacking.”
KING CROWN 4 FAITHFOLD C 2
King Crown claimed a useful three points in their bid to escape the bottom half of the table.
An own goal, plus strikes from Daniel Elghanian, Yoel Deal and Ben Isaacs saw them to the victory.
Dan Gordon scored twice for the Greens.
NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C 4 TEMPLE FORTUNE 0
Norstar are up into second spot after two goals from Josh Unger helped them to this comfortable win.
Jamie Weinrich and Will Ufland completed the win for them.