Redbridge A closed the gap at the of the Premier Division to 12 points, but 18REVtheir game was only one of a handful played due to the poor weather…

LEAGUE CHAIRMAN’S NEW YEAR MESSAGE…

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PETER MORRISON CUP THIRD ROUND DRAW

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CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP QUARTER-FINAL DRAW

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RESULTS AT A GLANCE (SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL REVIEW):

PETER MORRISON CUP – FIRST ROUND:
North West Neasden P FC Team C P

PETER MORRISON CUP – SECOND ROUND:
Athletic Bilbaum 3 Shirley Park 7
Faithfold A P Norstar London Raiders C P
FC Team B P Blizzard Storm P
Jewdinese P Hendon United C P
London Maccabi Lions White 4 Boca Jewniors 1
Norstar London Raiders A 9 London Haroldeans 1
Oakwood A 5 Hendon United B 1
Maccabi Masters Seniors 2 Brady Maccabi B 3
Southgate Harmen 1 Hendon United A 2
Woodford Wanderers 1 FC Team A 3

PREMIER DIVISION:
Brady Maccabi A 3 London Maccabi Lions Blue 1
Redbridge A 3 Camden Park 0

DIVISION ONE:
Brixton Old Boys P Los Blancos P

DIVISION TWO:
Oakwood B 1 Norstar London Raiders B 2
Redbridge B P AC Mill Hill P

DIVISION THREE:
King Crown 3 Temple Fortune 3
L’Equipe P AC Whetstone P
Loughton Orient P Faithfold C P

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WEEK EIGHTEEN MATCH REPORTS:

NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A 9 LONDON HAROLDEANS 1

SOUTHGATE HARMEN 1 HENDON UNITED A 2

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WEEK EIGHTEEN LEAGUE GOALSCORERS CHART

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TEAM-OF-THE-WEEK NOMINATIONS:

GOALKEEPERS:
OLI COLMANS (BRADY MACCABI A)
DAVE GROSSMAN (FC TEAM A)

DEFENCE:
JASON LINDSEY (SHIRLEY PARK)
JACK WEINER (FC TEAM A)
ADAM HAKIMI (REDBRIDGE A)
GAVIN LEVY (TEMPLE FORTUNE)

MIDFIELD:
ROB COHEN (BRADY MACCABI A)
JOSHUA NEWMAN (BRADY MACCABI B)
SIMON PETERMAN (FC TEAM A)
ADAM RONES (FC TEAM A)
DEC SELBO (FC TEAM A)
YOAV LEBENS (HENDON UNITED A)
JONNY KAY (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A)
DAVID ESTERKIN (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B)
STEVE GERVERTZ (REDBRIDGE A)
BEN WEINBERG (SOUTHGATE HARMEN)

STRIKERS:
SACHA NUSENBAU (KING CROWN)
JONNY BLAIN (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A)
ADAM STOLERMAN (REDBRIDGE A)
JAMIE KENT (SHIRLEY PARK)
SAM CASTLE (SOUTHGATE HARMEN)

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WEEK EIGHTEEN TEAM-OF-THE-WEEK

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GOAL-OF-THE-WEEK-NOMINATIONS:
1) ADAM STOLERMAN (REDBRIDGE A) – A screamer of a shot which his manager described as a “worldy”

2) ANDREW MCMASTER (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B) – A 20-yard piledriver which flew into the back of the net

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SAVE-OF-THE-WEEK-NOMINATIONS:
1) OLI COLMANS (BRADY MACCABI A) – A great point-blank save with the score at 1-0 that could of changed the game.

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QUOTE-OF-THE-WEEK-NOMINATIONS:
1) SAM ROSENTHAL (REDBRIDGE A) – “Hot chocolate at half-time helped and I’m not sure Camden really fancied a cold January day out in Essex.”

2) TONY CHARLES (WOODFORD WANDERERS) – “A poor performance from Woodford today and possibly the last for some players.”

3) DAVID GARBACZ (HENDON UNITED A) – “I was just praying it wouldn’t go into extra time as I think my toes would have froze off.”

4) PHIL PETERS (NORSTAR RAIDERS A) – “The most eagerly awaited comeback since Andy Carroll” – speaking about the return of striker Jonny Blain

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PETER MORRISON CUP FIRST ROUND (number in brackets represents division of team:)

NORTH WEST NEASDEN (1) P FC TEAM C (2) P

MATCH POSTPONED – UNPLAYABLE PITCH

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PETER MORRISON CUP SECOND ROUND (number in brackets represents division of team:)

ATHLETIC BILBAUM (2) 3 SHIRLEY PARK (1) 7
The Division One side prevailed as they won this ten-goal thriller.

Jamie Kent helped himself to a hat-trick, while Stefan Benfredj and Saul Conway scored two each.

Player-manager David Lusman told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a fair performance and we’re now looking forward to the next round.”

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FAITHFOLD A (Prem) P NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C (3) P

MATCH POSTPONED – UNPLAYABLE PITCH

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FC TEAM B (2) P BLIZZARD STORM (2) P

MATCH POSTPONED – UNPLAYABLE PITCH

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JEWDINESE (3) P HENDON UNITED C (3) P

MATCH POSTPONED – UNPLAYABLE PITCH

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LONDON MACCABI LIONS WHITE (Prem) 4 BOCA JEWNIORS (3) 1
Dovi Fehler scored for the visitors, but that was as good as it got for the Boca boys as the Lions showed their Premier Division class.

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NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A (Prem) 9 LONDON HAROLDEANS (2) 1
The Premier Division league leaders cruised into the next round thanks to this emphatic win.

Josh Green, David Dinkin, Matt Stock and Jonny Blain scored two each, with player-manager Phil Peters also getting on the scoresheet.

MATCH REPORT

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OAKWOOD A (Prem) 5 HENDON UNITED SPORTS B (1) 1
The O’s cruised into the next round as two goals from Jonny Quinn helped them to this comfortable win.

Guy Helman, Brad Wine and Josh Rose also all scored.

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MACCABI MASTERS SENIORS 2 BRADY MACCABI B (1) 3
Youth saw off experiences – but only just

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SOUTHGATE HARMEN (1) 1 HENDON UNITED A (Prem) 2
Goals from Greg Corin and Yoav Kestenbaum saw Hendon into the next round, as they battled past Harmen.

Manager David Garbacz told jewishnews.co.uk: “Enormous credit should go to both teams for pulling out all the stops in order to get this game played. We suddenly found ourselves down to the bare bones today as Ari Last, Josh Lipman, Rafi Kon and Ari Nevies all pulled out at the last minute. This left us with a very youthful team and we knew it would not be too pretty. Our objective was to get the job done come what May and we were well tested by a very determined Harmen side.

“The weather was freezing but the conditions were good and whilst we certainly were not at our best we managed to get the win . At one stage I think only Russell Corin in goal was playing in his natural position such were our problems but thankfully we got over the line . Despite the score line I was never overly worried – I was just praying it wouldn’t go into extra time as I think my toes would have froze off.

“We scored two great goals today with moments of class from Greg and Yoav Kestenbaum and ultimately that proved the difference . We look forward to the next round.”

MATCH REPORT

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WOODFORD WANDERERS (1) 1 FC TEAM A (Prem) 3
Woodford failed to continue their giant-killing slaying as FC Team showed their Premier Division class.

Marc Harris returned from a long-term injury to claim two goals, with Adam Rones also on target. Player-manager Mitch Young told jewishnews.co.uk: “A good battling performance against a talented Woodford side.

“We missed a shed load of easy chances to kill the game earlier, but overall I’m pleased to progress to the next round in what could have been a real banana skin. I was delighted with the attitude of my players and we scored some lovely goals. I am looking forward to the reminder of the season.”

Harrison Midda scored for Woodford, for whom manager Tony Charles told jewishnews.co.uk: “A poor performance from Woodford today and possibly the last for some players.”

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PREMIER DIVISION:

TABLE
SEASON PREVIEW
FIXTURES & RESULTS

BRADY MACCABI A 3 LONDON MACCABI LIONS BLUE 1
Brady moved up into second spot – and 11 points behind the leaders with a game in hand – after they beat the Lions at the Lane.

Michael Kenley scored twice, with Adam Arnold also on target. Brady manager Joel Nathan told jewishnews.co.uk: “A convincing win when we were never in danger as we controlled the match from the first whistle till the last. If anything I’m disappointed we didn’t finish the game off earlier, but we were not clinical enough and made things nervy when there was no need. But a win is a win and as I said last time, the aim now is to remain unbeaten in the league till end of season.”

Lions player-manager Jamie Kyte scored for the visitors, and told jewishnews.co.uk: “We played a very young Brady team today who had a very strong midfield. When they have to play us at home I’m sure it’ll be a different matter.”

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REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A 3 CAMDEN PARK 0
Two goals from Adam Stolerman, along with a strike from Daniel Berg, saw a comfortable win for Sam Rosenthal’s men – a victory which sees them move to within 12 points of the leaders Norstar, but with three games in hand.

Rosenthal told jewishnews.co.uk: “On a poor pitch we were excellent and looked sharp after a good winter break. Stollerman scored a worldy and Bergy’s goal was a perfect team effort. Hot chocolate at half-time helped and I’m not sure Camden really fancied a cold January day out in Essex.

“Look forward to Chigwell next week in the Cup.”

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DIVISION ONE:
TABLE
SEASON PREVIEW
FIXTURES & RESULTS

BRIXTON OLD BOYS P LOS BLANCOS P

MATCH POSTPONED – UNPLAYABLE PITCH

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DIVISION TWO:
TABLE
SEASON PREVIEW
FIXTURES & RESULTS

OAKWOOD B 1 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B 2
Jonathan Adelman’s side made it 12 wins from 14 games as they moved eight points clear at the top of the table thanks to goals from Andrew McMaster and David Esterkin.

Adelman told jewishnews.co.uk: “You know what you’re going to get when you play Oakwood but we came ready to roll our sleeves up and get muddy for the win!

“We created so many chances and on another day we could have been out of sight long before they pulled one back. Credit to Ian and his lads, they never let up and could have nicked a draw at the end. Overall we were more than value for the win with all 14 lads putting in a good shift. As we get to the business end of the season we seem to be growing in stature which bodes well for the title run in.”

Josh Marlow pulled one back for Oakwood with 10 minutes remaining, and they nearly scored a late equaliser with the final move of the game, but Richard Bloom cleared off his own line for the Raiders.

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REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B P AC MILL HILL P

MATCH POSTPONED – UNPLAYABLE PITCH

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DIVISION THREE:
TABLE
SEASON PREVIEW
FIXTURES & RESULTS

KING CROWN 3 TEMPLE FORTUNE 3
Both sides had to settle for a share of the points as Fortune stay rooted to the foot of the table.

Yoel Deal, Benji Greenblatt and Josh Karpf scored for Crown, with manager Jacob Kadoch telling jewishnews.co.uk: “We were caught cold in the first five minutes, before turning it around to go into the break 2-1 up – even though we should have been 5-1 up – and that’s no exaggeration!

“The pitch was very bad in the second half and that benefitted them. They scored twice from two awful pieces of defending from us at set pieces. Josh levelled it with five minutes remaining, and Benji could have won it at the end.”

Gideon Wetrin, Zack Rich and Rob Jay all scored for Fortune -the first time this season that the team had scored more than one goal in a league match!

Manager Jonathan Cohen told jewishnews.co.uk: “We were gutted to concede the late equaliser but on the balance of play KC deserved a point.  As good as they were in the first half we dominated the second half chances and only 2 goal line clearances from KC stopped us from putting the game to bed.  Really happy to score some goals and rack up our first points for some time.  We really looked like a team and although we conceded 3 goals I thought we defended excellently on a difficult pitch.”

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L’EQUIPE P AC WHETSTONE P

MATCH POSTPONED – UNPLAYABLE PITCH

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LOUGHTON ORIENT P FAITHFOLD C P

MATCH POSTPONED – UNPLAYABLE PITCH

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