22REVNorstar B secured promotion, while Chigwell upset Redbridge A in the Cup, but they were only one of a handful of games played as the weather once more played havoc…

LEAGUE CHAIRMAN’S NEW YEAR MESSAGE…

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PETER MORRISON CUP THIRD ROUND DRAW

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CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP SEMI-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:
Faithfold A P Norstar London Raiders C P
FC Team B 1 Blizzard Storm 0
Jewdinese 2 Hendon United C 9
Redbridge A 1 Chigwell Athletic 4

PETER MORRISON CUP – THIRD ROUND:
Brady Maccabi B P Shirley Park P
FC Flixton P Hendon United A P
Norstar Raiders A 3 Heaton Park Rovers 0

PREMIER DIVISION:
Brady Maccabi A 2 FC Team A 1
Camden Park 1 London Maccabi Lions White 4
Oakwood A P London Maccabi Lions Blue P

DIVISION ONE:
Los Blancos P Brixton Old Boys P

DIVISION TWO:
London Haroldeans 3 Norstar London Raiders B 11
Redbridge B P AC Mill Hill P

DIVISION THREE:
King Crown P Boca Jewniors P
L’Equipe P Catford & Bromley P
Loughton Orient P AC Whetstone P
Temple Fortune P Faithfold C P

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WEEK TWENTY TWO MATCH REPORTS:

LONDON HAROLDEANS 3 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B 11

NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A 3 HEATON PARK ROVERS 0

REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A 1 CHIGWELL ATHLETIC 4

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WEEK TWENTY TWO LEAGUE GOALSCORERS CHART

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TEAM-OF-THE-WEEK NOMINATIONS:

GOALKEEPERS:
JAY JAFFA (CHIGWELL ATHLETIC)
JAKE DOFFMAN (NORSTAR RAIDERS A)

DEFENCE:
JORDAN NATHAN (BRADY MACCABI A)
GLENN DAVIS (CHIGWELL ATHLETIC)
RONNIE FIRMAN (CHIGWELL ATHLETIC)
BRADLEY GAYER (CHIGWELL ATHLETIC)
PAUL HIZER (CHIGWELL ATHLETIC)
STUART HARING (FC TEAM B)
JAMES MILMAN (FC TEAM B)
GIDEON CALLER (HENDON UNITED C)
JAMES NEIDLE (HENDON UNITED C)
PETE LAZARD (LONDON MACCABI LIONS WHITE

MIDFIELD:
JOSH GORDON (BRADY MACCABI A)
JONATHAN SWEAD (CHIGWELL ATHLETIC)
CRAIG SANDFORD (CHIGWELL ATHLETIC)
STEVE SUMMERS (CHIGWELL ATHLETIC)
JON FRANKS (FC TEAM B)
FREDDIE MARKS (FC TEAM B)
PAUL SAVITZ (FC TEAM B)
GAB SAUL (HENDON UNITED C)
BEN WINTERS (LONDON MACCABI LIONS WHITE)
DAVID ESTERKIN (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B)

STRIKERS:
DEAN BEN YOSEF (CHIGWELL ATHLETIC)
RYAN COLE (CHIGWELL ATHLETIC)
JAMES JACONELI (CHIGWELL ATHLETIC)
ALEX ELF (HENDON UNITED C)
JONI KLEIMAN (HENDON UNITED C)
SAM SHOOTER (LONDON MACCABI LIONS WHITE)
ADAM POSNER (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B)

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WEEK TWENTY TWO TEAM-OF-THE-WEEK

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GOAL-OF-THE-WEEK NOMINATIONS:

1) JAMES JACONELLI (CHIGWELL ATHLETIC)Smashed home a left-footed strike from 30 yards out

2) ANDREW MCMASTER (NORSTAR RAIDERS B) – Nicky Woolf won possession on the half-way line, delivered an inch-perfect reverse pass to Adam Posner, whose deft first touch lifted the ball inside and over the full-back into the path of McMaster, who from the corner of the area, lashed a left-foot volley into the roof of the net

3) RICHARD BLOOM (NORSTAR RAIDERS B) Rob Samuelson won the ball on the left, slipped the ball square for Simon Buchler, who tee’d up Bloom, the centre-back tookthe ball in his stride before unleashing a 25-yard thunderbolt into the back of the net

4) JOSH HERSHMAN (BRADY MACCABI A) – Superb left-foot curler from the edge of box, giving the goalkeeper no chance

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SAVE-OF-THE-WEEK NOMINATIONS:

1) JAY JAFFER (CHIGWELL ATHLETIC) – Tipped over a ferocious shot from Richard Rosenthal

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QUOTE-OF-THE-WEEK NOMINATIONS:

1) DAVID GARBACZ (HENDON UNITED A) – “I think it was flixtons first home game postponed all year which was pretty typical . I think we have now played once (an evening cup kick off) in the last 11 weeks . It is just a never ending season of misery. Every Sunday I have to go to Brent cross with my wife – it’s bloody driving me mad.”

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

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

MATCH POSTPONED – WATERLOGGED PITCH

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

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

MATCH POSTPONED – WATERLOGGED PITCH

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FC TEAM B (2) 1 BLIZZARD STORM (2) 0
Paul Savitz’s 75th minute strike – from a Dan Alfreds corner – proved to be the difference as Team won this all-Division two clash.

Team player-manager David Gordon told jewishnews.co.uk: “A good and hard-working performance from us in very difficult conditions. We stepped it up in the second half again and ran out deserved winners.”

Storm player-manager Simon Linden told jewishnews.co.uk: “That pretty much completes our season. It was a very close tie but the moment we lost skipper Adam Speck at the 60 minute mark, we had to change our line up and lost our shape.”

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JEWDINESE (3) 2 HENDON UNITED C (3) 9
Hendon emphatically moved into the next round with a thumping of their league rivals.

Gab Saul opened the scoring with a sweet free-kick, before Alex Elf and Joni Kleiman made in three before long, the latter goal coming after a run from the half-way line. Jewdinese pulled one back, but further goals from Jono Nesbitt, Kleiman and Elf gave Hendon a 6-1 half-time lead.

After the break there was time for Ezra Dulberg and Jamie Grossman to grab a goal apiece with Alex Elf completing his hat-trick.

Jewdinese lost a man for a bad tackle late on and grabbed a counter-attacking goal to give the scoreline a less embarrassing look.

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REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A (Prem) 1 CHIGWELL ATHLETIC (1) 4
Chigwell belied their lowly Division One status as they won the Essex derby in emphatic style.

Dean Ben Yosef latched onto a defensive mistake to finish from close-range, though Adam Stollerman did pull the Premier Division side level before the break.

However, they retook the lead in the 65th minute when a delightful slipped pass from captain Steve Summers found Ryan Cole in space, and he cooly finished into the bottom left corner.

Summers played provider again soon after when he fed in James Jaconelli, who from 30 yards out smashed a left-footed shot home, before Jaconelli put the icing on the cake, as he finished at the near post two minutes from time.

Player-manager Richard Slater told jewishnews.co.uk: “I’ve said all along our league position isn’t a reflection of the talent we have. We’ve been too inconsistent but today everything came together for us. The boys were outstanding especially with 11 men.

“The second half was all one-way traffic and constant counter-attacks. Deano was simply unplayable. Their back line couldn’t copy with his pace and movement. I’ve said all season someone will get a spanking just unfortunate Redbridge were on the other end of it and the scoreline was deserved.”

Redbridge player-manager Sam Rosenthal told jewishnews.co.uk: “The best team won on the day.”

MATCH REPORT

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PETER MORRISON CUP THIRD ROUND (number in brackets represents division):

BRADY MACCABI B (1) P SHIRLEY PARK (1) P

MATCH POSTPONED – WATERLOGGED PITCH

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FC FLIXTON P HENDON UNITED A (Prem) P

MATCH POSTPONED – WATERLOGGED PITCH

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NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A 3 HEATON PARK ROVERS 0
Norstar kept their treble hopes alive with this comfortable victory thanks to goals from David Dinkin, Dan Grossman and Matt Stock.

MATCH REPORT

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PREMIER DIVISION:

TABLE
SEASON PREVIEW
FIXTURES & RESULTS

BRADY MACCABI A 2 FC TEAM A 1
Brady moved clear in second spot as Josh Hershman’s strike, along with an own goal, saw them to the win.

Player-manager Joel Nathan told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a deserved win in difficult conditions, we controlled the game throughout and kept trying to play a passing game and not long ball football.”

Richard Salmon scored for Team, for whom player-manager Mitch Young told jewishnews.co.uk: “We totally bossed the first half and scored a lovely team goal taking a deserved lead at half-time.

“However, with the wind against us Brady got back into the game with a well taken goal, before scoring a lucky own goal. How we did not take anything away from the game is beyond me and once again we feel let down by some shocking refereing decisions. An offside goal dissallowed to take us 2-0 up would have seen us out of sight.

“We don’t seem to be getting the rub of the green at the moment and hopefully our luck will change in our remaining 8/9 games. I cannot fault the effort of my players.”

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CAMDEN PARK 1 LONDON MACCABI LIONS WHITE 4
The Lions are off the foot of the table after they won this battle of the bottom two.

Ben Winters scored twice, with Joel Lazarus and James Belchak also on target.

Joint-manager David Pollock told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was an exceptional gutsy display with some big performances.”

Richard Silver scored for Camden, with joint-player-manager Nick Kagan telling jewishnews.co.uk: “I’m disappointed as we didn’t give a good account of ourselves and our performance was a real step backwards from Raiders. Beaten and outfought by the better team in the first half, a sending off knocked the stuffing out of us early in the second.

There’s some soul searching to do this week for all of us, this is the first season we have experienced where things haven’t been going our way, and I think we have to adjust our style of play and general attitude to start scrapping for everything.

On the sending-off, the player involved has never been booked before, he’s not the type of person to strike another player, and the decision was totally wrong, the ref was conned by some shameful Lions playacting. Unfortunately, it’s going to rob of us of a key player for the rest of the season – the last thing we need.”

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OAKWOOD A P LONDON MACCABI LIONS BLUE P

MATCH POSTPONED – WATERLOGGED PITCH

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DIVISION ONE:
TABLE
SEASON PREVIEW
FIXTURES & RESULTS

LOS BLANCOS P BRIXTON OLD BOYS P

MATCH POSTPONED – WATERLOGGED PITCH

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DIVISION TWO:
TABLE
SEASON PREVIEW
FIXTURES & RESULTS

LONDON HAROLDEANS 3 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B 11
Raiders sealed promotion – and in emphatic style – thanks to this crushing win, which due to FC Team C and Redbridge still having to play each other, means Jonathan Adelman’s side were celebrating promotion this Sunday afternoon.

David Esterkin helped himself to a hat-trick, Jonny Blain and Adam Posner scored two each, with Andrew McMaster, Nicky Woolf, Richard Bloom and Simon Buchler completing the scoring.

MATCH REPORT

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REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B P AC MILL HILL P

MATCH POSTPONED – WATERLOGGED PITCH

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DIVISION THREE:
TABLE
SEASON PREVIEW
FIXTURES & RESULTS

KING CROWN P BOCA JEWNIORS P

MATCH POSTPONED – WATERLOGGED PITCH

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L’EQUIPE P CATFORD & BROMLEY P

MATCH POSTPONED – WATERLOGGED PITCH

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LOUGHTON ORIENT P AC WHETSTONE P

MATCH POSTPONED – WATERLOGGED PITCH

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TEMPLE FORTUNE P FAITHFOLD C P

MATCH POSTPONED – WATERLOGGED PITCH

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