Premier Division leaders Norstar A fall to first league defeat of the season…
RESULTS AT A GLANCE (SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL REVIEW):
Brady Maccabi A 2 Norstar London Raiders A 0
Camden Park 2 Faithfold A 2
London Lions White 2 Redbridge A 0
Oakwood A 2 Hendon United A 4
Chigwell Athletic 3 Shirley Park 4
Hendon United B 0 Brixton Old Boys 5
North West Neasden P Brady Maccabi B P
Southgate Harmen 8 Los Blancos 1
SPEC FC 0 Woodford Wanderers 5
AC Mill Hill 1 Faithfold B 2
FC Team B 2 London Haroldeans 2
FC Team C 5 Athletic Bilbaum 2
Norstar London Raiders B 2 Blizzard Storm 0
Redbridge B 8 Oakwood B 0
Catford & Bromley 0 Loughton Orient 3
Faithfold C 2 AC Whetstone 5
Jewdinese 1 Norstar London Raiders C 1
L’Equipe 4 King Crown 1
Temple Fortune 1 Hendon United C 2
WEEK SIXTEEN MATCH REPORTS:
WEEK SIXTEEN PHOTOGALLERY:
BOBBY ABRAMS (LONDON HAROLDEANS)
JORDAN NATHAN (BRADY MACCABI A)
JAKE RINSLER (BRADY MACCABI A)
JOSH MARKS (CAMDEN PARK)
DORON HERSHORN (FAITHFOLD B)
RICHARD JAFFE (FAITHFOLD B)
ROB SANFORD (FC TEAM C)
ED WEISZ (FC TEAM C)
EZEKIEL JACOB (HENDON UNITED B)
JAMES NEIDLE (HENDON UNITED B)
CHAIM STROM (HENDON UNITED B)
ADAM CONWAY (LOUGHTON ORIENT)
RYAN KISSIN (LOUGHTON ORIENT)
JEROME MARKS (WOODFORD WANDERERS)
ADAM POOLE (WOODFORD WANDERERS)
ROB COHEN (BRADY MACCABI A)
BEN JOSEPH (BRADY MACCABI A)
GUY MARKS (CAMDEN PARK)
MAX WORTH (FC TEAM C)
DAVID ELF (HENDON UNITED B)
DAVID BLITZ (LOUGHTON ORIENT)
DAN HOWARD (LOUGHTON ORIENT)
MATT WEST (LOUGHTON ORIENT)
BEN KAY (SOUTHGATE HARMEN)
ALEX AVIRAM(WOODFORD WANDERERS)
MICHAEL KENLEY (BRADY MACCABI A)
ERIC HOVELSEN (FAITHFOLD B)
DAVID JAMES COHEN (FC TEAM C)
RICHARD FOGELMAN (L’EQUIPE)
SAM CASTLE (SOUTHGATE HARMEN)
HARRISON MIDDA (WOODFORD WANDERERS)
1) MICHAEL KENLEY (BRADY MACCABI A) – A scissor-kick-executed finish from Ben Joesph’s superb cross
2) RICHARD FOGELMAN (L’EQUIPE) – Best of his three goals was a sensational strike which flew like a rocket into the top corner
3) DON NINEBERG (AC MILL HILL) – Jonny Kaye whipped a 40-yard hard cross field ball towards Nineberg, who let the ball drop over his shoulder before volleying first time across the keeper
4) DAVID JAMES COHEN (FC TEAM C) – Scored what was described as being, “a peach of a free-kick”
5) JOSH JACOBS (LOUGHTON ORIENT) – Put through on goal, brilliantly chipped the goakeeper from the edge of the box
6) SAM CASTLE (SOUTHGATE HARMEN) – Jordan Grant playED the ball into Castle’s feet, who with one touch flicked it through the defender’s legs to Ben Kay. He ran on to it, past it back to Castle, who then spun the defender, took on another, before slotted it home
7) EZRA DULBERG (HENDON UNITED C) – Latched onto Saul Cohen’s through ball, before producing a delightful 30-yard chip over the onrushing Fortune goalkeeper
8) DAVID ELF (HENDON UNITED C) – As the loose ball fell to Elf some 40 yards out, with his trusty left foot struck a shot which swervedover the Fortune goalkeeper – and right into the top corner
1) SAM SINGER (BRADY MACCABI A) – Made up unbelievable ground across the goal line to save a ball which was destined for the bottom corner
2) RUSSELL CORIN (HENDON UNITED A) – A brilliant one-handed stop low down to his left from a well struck free-kick, which came through a crowded area
3) DAN KOSKY (FAITHFOLD B) – Produced a ‘world-class’ save from Mill Hill’s prolific striker Ben Zloof
1) MICHAEL MYERS (FC TEAM C) – “A peach of a free kick, voluptuous and curvy – won’t see many better”
2) DAVID GARBACZ (HENDON UNITED A) – “I’ve just heard the other results today which could not have gone any better and we go into the break still unbeaten in all domestic competitions and ready to launch an almighty assault on all three trophies in 2014.”
BRADY MACCABI A 2 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A 0
Goals in each half from Josh Hershman and Michael Kenley saw Brady run out deserved winners, as they handed the runaway leaders their first defeat of the season.
Brady manager Joel Nathan told jewishnews.co.uk: “A great way to end the year with our best performance of the season. We played the league leaders off the park in all areas and fully deserved the win and showed what we are capable of.
“It’s a shame it has taken us this long but we know what we are made of and will aim to go on a good run now till end of season.”
CAMDEN PARK 2 FAITHFOLD A 2
Faithfold failed to take full advantage of Norstar’s slip up as they were surprisingly held to a point.
Ben Ellis and Dan Stock scored for the Greens, with player-manager Zuriel Solomon telling jewishnews.co.uk: “Not really the result we wanted considering some of the other results, but we played some good stuff but gave away some cheap goals again. The break is timely we can regroup for a push in January.”
Leo Feldman and Richard Silver scored for Camden, with joint-player-manager Nick Kagan telling jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a hard-fought point, and another game that we led in but could not hold on. Unbeaten in our last three though, things are definitely looking up – hopefully we’ll continue with a run of results at the start of the year to pull us away from the dreaded drop zone.”
LONDON MACCABI LIONS WHITE 2 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A 0
The Lions claimed one of the results of the day as the bottom-placed side shocked title-chasing Redbridge, thanks to goals from Ben Winters and Jess Alexander.
Redbridge manager Sam Rosenthal told jewishnews.co.uk: “We lacked sharpness with tons of injuries and few boys back having been out. That said, young lions team were excellent and totally deserved the win.”
OAKWOOD A 2 HENDON UNITED A 4
Hendon moved to within two points of second spot thanks to this impressive win at the Os.
Avidan Last scored twice, with Greg Corin and Rafi Kon also on target.
Manager David Garbacz told jewishnews.co.uk: “We were absolutely delighted to come away from Brunel with three massively important points .
“Oakwood are always tough to play and today I thought we outmuscled them, outplayed them and outfought them in all departments. They will no doubt point the finger of blame at the referee, but I thought Warwick as ever had an excellent game and it was our football that did all the meaningful talking.
“Yoav Lebens and Ari last were superb in midfield and hardly gave them a look in and despite a very determined opposition we were cruising at 4-0 early in the second half. At that point we did take our foot off the gas and credit to Oakwood for fighting hard to the finish and keeping the score respectable with two late goals but ultimately it was the three points that mattered most.
“I’ve just heard the other results today which could not have gone any better and we go into the break still unbeaten in all domestic competitions and ready to launch an almighty assault on all three trophies in 2014.”
CHIGWELL ATHLETIC 3 SHIRLEY PARK 4
David Lusman’s side won a seven-goal thriller to move four points clear of Chigwell, as well as keeping their promotion hopes on track.
Dan Oade, Stefan Benfredj, Dan Abrahams and Ilan Shaki scored for Park, for whom player-manager David Lusman told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a good show against a tricky Chigwell team. With our next fixture not until January 5, we expect a fully fit Park squad good to go. We have plenty of key players returning from injury and more importantly those playing but carrying knocks have an opportunity to recover a get back to full fitness.”
James Jaconelli scored twice for Chigwell, with Glenn Michaels also on target. Player-manager Richard Slater told jewishnews.co.uk: “They were hanging on in the last 10 minutes. We deserved something if not the win but it wasn’t to be. Story of our season, cheap goals against. Can’t fault the lads effort and desire. Hopefully we can turn things round in 2014.”
HENDON UNITED SPORTS B 0 BRIXTON OLD BOYS 5
Brixton moved up to sixth place thanks in no small part to two strikes from Guy Belot.
Sean Ekon, Alon Hershkorn and Dean Rosenthal also found the back of the net.
NORTH WEST NEASDEN P BRADY MACCABI B P
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SOUTHGATE HARMEN 8 LOS BLANCOS 1
Four goals from joint-player-manager Sam Castle helped Harmen to this emphatic win.
Lee Greenfield scored twice, with Jordan Grant and Ben Kay also getting on the scoresheet.
Adam Hersh scored for Blancos.
SPEC 0 WOODFORD WANDERERS 5
Woodford kept up their title challenge as a hat-trick from Harrison Midda helped Tony Charles’ side to this comfortable win. Mitch Hahn and James Ryan also found the back of the net.
AC MILL HILL 1 FAITHFOLD B 2
Bottom-of-the-table Faithfold claimed just their second league win of the season as they shocked promotion-seeking Mill Hill, thanks to goals from Ben Rosenblatt and Doron Hershkon.
Faithfold manager Rob Shooman told jewishnews.co.uk: “We won with a terrific performance, our dominance doesn’t reflect the score. In the words of most of the Mill Hill players, the best team won. We pressed all over the pitch, made numerous chances and we snuffed out most of their attacks. This type of performance will be kept up until the end of this season .”
Don Nineberg scored for Mill Hill, for whom player-manager Joseph Levy told jewishnews.co.uk: “A very disappointing result for us. It was a scrappy game and could have gone either way. Both teams hit the bar and had chances in the second half and unfortunately for us, faithfold took there.
“We had only 11 players available and unfortunately we ran out of steam. Don’s goal was a great strike, it was a shame it counted for nothing.”
Credit to Faithfold who look a much better unit than at the beginning of the season.
LONDON HAROLDEANS 2 FC TEAM B 2
The battle of the two sides lodged in the bottom three, ended with both sides having to settle for a share of the points.
Oli Joseph and Yaf Asher scored for Haroldeans, while Blake Buckman and Mitch Lassman earned a point for Team.
FC TEAM C 5 ATHLETIC BILBAUM 2
Ben Gilbey’s side kept pace with the top two as two goals from David James Cohen helped them to this win.
James Joseph, Andrew Hurwitz and David Joseph Cohen were also on target.
Jake Gilbert scored twice for Bilbaum.
NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B 2 BLIZZARD STORM 0
Raiders stay five points clear at the top of the table thanks to goals from Danny Bloom and David Esterkin.
Storm player-manager Simon Linden told jewishnews.co.uk: “Very pleased with my squad yesterday. The attitude and work rate was first class. We have struggled the two week previous but yesterday stepped up and Raiders knew they was in a game.”
REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B 8 OAKWOOD B 0
Redbridge maintained their title challenge as a hat-trick from Nathan Sollosi helped them to this emphatic win.
Harrison Grant scored twice, with Scott Oldstein, Daniel Jacobs, Sam Sollosi also on target.
CATFORD & BROMLEY 0 LOUGHTON ORIENT 3
Loughton turned in one of the performances of the day as they came away from title-chasing Catford with the three points.
Adam Conway, Matt West and Josh Jacobs scored for Loughton, for whom player-manager Dan Curtis told jewisnews.co.uk: “it was a great performance from everyone today. The commitment was superb and we played some lovely football.”
Cats’ Adam Luria told jewishnews.co.uk: “We had 11 regulars missing. Loughton deserved their win.”
FAITHFOLD C 2 AC WHETSTONE 5
Whetstone turned in a five-star performance as they proved too strong for the Greens, for whom Dan Gordon scored twice.
Alex Woffenden scored twice for Whetstone, with Jonah Gordon-Boyd, Aaron Benjamin and Alon Pinhas also all finding the back of the net.
JEWDINESE 1 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C 1
The clash of the two, unsurprisingly ended in a share of the spoils, Jake Yudelowitz scored for the visitors.
L’EQUIPE 4 KING CROWN 1
A hat-trick from Richard Fogelman, along with a strike from Jon Kay saw L’Equipe move into the top half of the table as they recorded a comprehsive win.
Manager Daniel Cordell told jewishnews.co.uk: “The boys dug in well and the win was very much needed for us going into next year, and results seemed to go our way. JJ Marache, Fogey (who is now owed a club schnitzel), Jules Bohm, Steven Black all had great games spearheading the attack and the defensive unit held strong and having now shipped 13 goals past King Crown in three hours of football the boys are happy.
“I must also give credit to the three subs that Crown made – they came on and changed the game and only the King Crown manager will know why they didn’t start as they were their best players by quite some way.
“We are now looking to go on another unbeaten run and push our way up the league.”
Sacha Nusenbaum scored for King Crown.
TEMPLE FORTUNE 1 HENDON UNITED C 2
Two stunning goals – including an injury time strike from David Elf – saw Hendon to a dramatic win.
Ezra Dulberg had earlier put Adam Glekin’s side ahead with a delightful 30-yard chip.
Dean Ingram scored for Fortune, with manager Jonathan Cohen saying: “I’m very deflated to lose like that, We battled well, but without an out-and-out goalscorer, it’s very hard.”