23REVHendon A and Oakwood A both booked their place in the semi-finals of the Cyril Anekstein Cup…

LEAGUE CHAIRMAN’S FEBRUARY 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):

CYRIL ANEKSTEIN  CUP – FOURTH ROUND:
Oakwood A 3 Faithfold A 1
Woodford Wanderers 1 Hendon United A 6

PREMIER DIVISION:
Brady Maccabi A P Redbridge A P
FC Team A 3 Camden Park 4
London Maccabi Lions Blue 0 Norstar Raiders A 2

DIVISION ONE:
Brixton Old Boys 3 Chigwell Athletic 3
Hendon United B 0 Los Blancos 5
North West Neasden P Brady Maccabi B P
SPEC FC 3 Shirley Park 2

DIVISION TWO:
Athletic Bilbaum 2 FC Team B 4
Faithfold B P Oakwood B P
FC Team C P AC Mill Hill P

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

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WOODFORD WANDERERS 1 HENDON UNITED A 6

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WEEK TWENTY THREE PHOTOGALLERY:

WOODFORD WANDERERS 1 HENDON UNITED A 6

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WEEK TWENTY THREE MATCH REPORTS:

WOODFORD WANDERERS 1 HENDON UNITED A 6

LONDON MACCABI LIONS BLUE 0 NORSTAR RAIDERS A 2

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WEEK TWENTY THREE LEAGUE GOALSCORERS CHART

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TEAM-OF-THE-WEEK NOMINATIONS:

GOALKEEPERS:
DAVID KOSKY (LONDON MACCABI LIONS BLUE)

DEFENCE:
AVI KORMAN (HENDON UNITED A)
JAMES JOSEPH (LOS BLANCOS)
SAM JACOBSON (OAKWOOD A)

MIDFIELD:
DAVID KHALASTCHI (CAMDEN PARK)
DAN ALFREDS (FC TEAM B)
TOM MILLER (FC TEAM B)
BEN RADSTONE (FC TEAM B)
PAUL SAVITZ (FC TEAM B)
DANNY KON (HENDON UNITED A)
YOAV LEBENS (HENDON UNITED A)
JAMIE WOLFSON (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A)
ALEX KOSLOVER (OAKWOOD A)
BRAD COHEN (SPEC)

STRIKERS:
RYAN COLE (CHIGWELL ATHLETIC)
JAMES JACONELLI (CHIGWELL ATHLETIC)
MATT DAVIS (FC TEAM B)
MITCH LASSMAN (FC TEAM B)
YISHAI LAST (HENDON UNITED A)
DAVID DINKIN (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A)

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WEEK TWENTY THREE TEAM-OF-THE-WEEK

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GOAL-OF-THE-WEEK NOMINATIONS:

1) AVIDAN LAST (HENDON UNITED A) – Described as being one of the goals of the season, produced a brilliant finish into the roof of the net from a slick Hendon move

2) DARREN RUSSELL (LOS BLANCOS) – A 25-yard unstoppable free-kick with bags of pace and precision to leave the goalie with no chance

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SAVE-OF-THE-WEEK NOMINATIONS:

1) BEN ROSENTHAL (WOODFORD WANDERERS) – A superb diving save at full stretch to turn away Greg Corin’s 20-yard strike

2) DAVID KOSKY (LONDON MACCABI LIONS BLUE) – An incredible double-save. Blocked the first shot from the right side of the box, then scrambled across the goal line to fling himself in front of the second shot from the other side of the box

3) MICHAEL RHODES (SPEC) – Produced a finger tip save at a vital time to keep his side in the game

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QUOTE-OF-THE-WEEK NOMINATIONS:

1) DAVID GARBACZ (HENDON UNITED A) – “Assuming everyone stays fit we could be in for a very special second half of the season and I wouldn’t be cracking open the champagne just yet if I was in the Norstar camp . We ain’t going anywhere anytime soon I can assure you.”

2) TONY CHARLES (WOODFORD WANDERERS) – “I’m a coach. I’m not Harry Potter. He is magical, but in reality there is no magic. Magic is fiction and football is real.

3) DAVID GORDON (FC TEAM B) – “We always looked a threat going forward and the big man/little man combination of Matt and Mitch worked perfectly – a bit like Niall Quinn and Kevin Phillips in their pomp”

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CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP FOURTH ROUND (number in brackets represents division):

OAKWOOD A (Prem) 3 FAITHFOLD A (Prem) 1
Oakwood won the battle of the two Premier Division sides as goals from Bradley WineSam Jacobson and Adam Levine saw them shock Faithfold.

O’s joint-manager Ric Blank told jewishnews.co.uk: “We’re delighted to be in the last four of the Anekstein. It’s our first appearance in the semis of this competition and it shows how far we’ve come that we managed to beat a team as good as Faithfold. We’ve already knocked Brady out of the competition and now have a huge game on the 3G at Raiders in a few weeks. We can’t wait.

“Despite going one nil down we always felt it was our day yesterday. After dusting off the cobwebs we started to get the ball down and play. Koslover in the middle of the park dictated the game and Brad caused all sorts down the flanks. The return of captain Levine had a big influence and he and Jacobson (together with keeper Oren Hury) provided the foundation for our victory. Both centre=halves scored and Sam also provided an assist with a stunning ball to Brad who slotted it in the bottom corner to seal the game. Now we focus on the league with three big games in three weeks. We hope to get them all played on 3G or grass then we can start thinking about the semi against Raiders.”

Mike Pearson scored for Faithfold, for whom player-manager Zuriel Solomon told jewishnews.co.uk: “Very disappointed with our result. We are just not at the level we were at last season and it is not hard to see where the problem is.

“Oakwood played well and credit to them they wanted it more. It is up to the boys to pick themselves up otherwise this season will be a disaster.”

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WOODFORD WANDERERS (1) 1 HENDON UNITED A (Prem) 6
Hendon ensured there was no cup upset in Willesden as two goals each from Avidan Last and Yishai Last saw David Garbacz’s side to this emphatic win.

Strikes from Ari Last and Danny Kon wrapped up the win.

Jason Goldstein had made the score 2-1 shortly after the restart.

MATCH REPORT

PHOTOGALLERY

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS TO FOLLOW…

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PREMIER DIVISION:

TABLE
SEASON PREVIEW
FIXTURES & RESULTS

BRADY MACCABI A P REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A P

MATCH POSTPONED – WATERLOGGED PITCH

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FC TEAM A 3 CAMDEN PARK  4
Camden moved a point clear of the bottom two as they won this seven-goal thriller.

Guy Marks, David Khalastchi, Richard Silver and an own goal scored for Camden, with joint-player-manager Nick Kagan telling jewishnews.co.uk: “A long overdue three points, we still caused ourselves problems by conceding sloppy goals and letting Team get back to 3-3 after we had been 3-1 up.

“However, we got a thoroughly deserved winner at the end which capped a dominate, motivated performance. Cue widespread relief.”

Marc Harris, Adam Rones and Richard Salmon scored for the beaten hosts.

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LONDON MACCABI LIONS BLUE 0 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A 2
Phile Peters’ side increased their lead at the top 17 points as goals in each half from Matt Stock and David Dinkin saw them to this ‘fairly comfortable’ win.

Lions player-manager Jamie Kyte told jewishnews.co.uk: “A very tight game today with hardly anything in it. The plastic pitch specialists lived up to their name and were a tough opposition to play against. We turned off twice and got punished.”

MATCH REPORT

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DIVISION ONE:
TABLE
SEASON PREVIEW
FIXTURES & RESULTS

BRIXTON OLD BOYS 3 CHIGWELL ATHLETIC 3
Both sides remain perilously close to the relegation zone as they shared a six-goal thriller in this 3-3 draw.

Brixton had found themselves 2-0 up inside the opening 15 minutes, but then scored a late equaliser with five minutes left.

Ryan Cole scored twice for the visitors, with Bradley Gayer also on target. Player-manager Richard Slater told jewishnews.co.uk: “We didn’t take our chances and lost concentration in defence. Not good enough as we were all over them after the first 15 minutes.”

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HENDON UNITED SPORTS B 0 LOS BLANCOS 5
Blancos moved further away from the relegation trapdoor – while leaving Hendon firmly rooted to the foot of the table – as two goals from Jono Gaon helped them to this comfortable win.

Adam Hersh, Darren Russell and Joel Kutner were also all on target.

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NORTH WEST NEASDEN P BRADY MACCABI B P

MATCH POSTPONED – WATERLOGGED PITCH

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SPEC 3 SHIRLEY PARK 2
SPEC moved four points off the bottom spot as goals from Simon Bagel, player-manager Ricky Lawrence and Daniel Pike saw them edge this five-goal thriller.

Lawrence told jewishnews.co.uk: “We knew we had to win and even at 2-1 down with about 10 minutes to go we still thought we had a chance to do so. We kept pushing right to the last minute and it paid off.”

Jamie Kent and Dan Oade scored for Park, with player-manager David Lusman telling jewishnews.co.uk: “I’m not very happy, at 2-1 up with 10 minutes on the clock to go, we found ourselves short in midfield after several clumsy and late challenges resulted in our centre midfielders Dan Abrahams and Ran Subara hobbling around the pitch and with no substitutes, it was game over.”

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DIVISION TWO:
TABLE
SEASON PREVIEW
FIXTURES & RESULTS

ATHLETIC BILBAUM 2 FC TEAM B 4
David Gordon’s side boosted their chances of avoiding the drop as they claimed an impressive win at Bilbaum to move off the bottom of the table.

Mitch Lassman helped himself to a hat-trick, with Matt Davis also on target for Team. Jake Gilbert and Josh Flax scored for Bilbaum.

Player-manager David Gordon told jewishnews.co.uk: “From an attacking point of view this was probably our best performance and we should have won by more really. We always looked a threat going forward and the big man/little man combination of Matt and Mitch worked perfectly – a bit like Niall Quinn and Kevin Phillips in their pomp. We keep our good run going and everyone is really enjoying their football now.”

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FAITHFOLD B P OAKWOOD B P

MATCH POSTPONED – WATERLOGGED PITCH

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FC TEAM C P AC MILL HILL P

MATCH POSTPONED – WATERLOGGED PITCH

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DIVISION THREE:
TABLE
SEASON PREVIEW
FIXTURES & RESULTS

AC WHETSTONE P TEMPLE FORTUNE P

MATCH POSTPONED – WATERLOGGED PITCH

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BOCA JEWNIORS P KING CROWN P

MATCH POSTPONED – WATERLOGGED PITCH

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CATFORD & BROMLEY P NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C P

MATCH POSTPONED – WATERLOGGED PITCH

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FAITHFOLD C P HENDON UNITED C P

MATCH POSTPONED – WATERLOGGED PITCH

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L’EQUIPE P LOUGHTON ORIENT P

MATCH POSTPONED – WATERLOGGED PITCH

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