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Brady B kept alive their Division One title hopes, while Temple Fortune won a seven-goal thriller…

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):

PREMIER DIVISION:
Camden Park DH Hendon United A 1-2/0-2
Faithfold A P Redbridge A P
London Lions White 6 FC Team A 1
Norstar London Raiders A 2 Oakwood A 1

DIVISION ONE:
Brady Maccabi B 1 Southgate Harmen 0
Chigwell Athletic 6 Brixton Old Boys 1
Los Blancos 3 SPEC FC 1
Shirley Park P North West Neasden P
Woodford Wanderers 0 Hendon United B 3

DIVISION TWO:
Blizzard Storm P FC Team C P
Faithfold B P Oakwood B P
FC Team B P Athletic Bilbaum P
Redbridge B 6 AC Mill Hill 0

DIVISION THREE:
Boca Jewniors P AC Whetstone P
Faithfold C P L’Equipe P
Hendon United C 1 Catford & Bromley 2
King Crown 1 Norstar London Raiders C 6
Loughton Orient 3 Temple Fortune 4

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BRADY MACCABI B 1 SOUTHGATE HARMEN 0

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WEEK TWENTY FIVE PHOTOGALLERY:

BRADY MACCABI B 1 SOUTHGATE HARMEN 0

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WEEK TWENTY FIVE MATCH REPORTS:

KING CROWN 1 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C 6

BRADY MACCABI B 1 SOUTHGATE HARMEN 0

NORSTAR RAIDERS A 2 OAKWOOD A 1

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WEEK TWENTY FIVE LEAGUE GOALSCORERS CHART

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TEAM-OF-THE-WEEK NOMINATIONS:

GOALKEEPERS:
DANIEL KORN (BRADY MACCABI B)
ADRIAN BOURNE (CHIGWELL ATHLETIC)

DEFENCE:
HENRY ZIFF (BRADY MACCABI B)
ALEX NEISS (HENDON UNITED B)
EZEKIEL JACOBS (HENDON UNITED C)
ANDY COHEN (NORSTAR RAIDERS C)
OLI LESLIE (SOUTHGATE HARMEN)
ADAM OSPER (SOUTHGATE HARMEN)

MIDFIELD:
GREG CORIN (HENDON UNITED A)
YOAV KESTENBAUM (HENDON UNITED A)
AVI MOCTON (HENDON UNITED C)
JAMES BELCHAK (LONDON MACCABI LIONS WHITE)
JACK GREEN (LONDON MACCABI LIONS WHITE)
BEN WINTERS (LONDON MACCABI LIONS WHITE)
ALI GORDON (NORSTAR RAIDERS C)

STRIKERS:
JOSH NEWMAN (BRADY MACCABI B)
DAVID GARFINKLE (HENDON UNITED B)

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GOAL-OF-THE-WEEK NOMINATIONS:

1) YOAV KESTENBAUM (HENDON UNITED A) – Showed unbelievable technique to smash in a half-volley into the top corner from the edge of the area with the ball coming down from a height in a swirling wind

2) LIAM STEIN (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C) – Drove down the left and launched a 25-yard effort over the KIng Crown goalkeeper and into the back of the net

3) NICK HARINGMAN (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C) – Jonny Samuel found Will Ufland, who in turn chipped a delightful ball to the on-rushing Oli Nathan. He controlled it, ran to the byline and played the ball across the six-yard box for Haringman to tap in

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SAVE-OF-THE-WEEK NOMINATIONS:

1) ADRIAN BOURNE (CHIGWELL ATHLETIC) – Faced with the striker bearing down on him, brilliantly saved the near-post shot with his left leg

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QUOTE-OF-THE-WEEK NOMINATIONS:

1) TONY CHARLES (WOODFORD WANDERERS) – “I would rather put my nuts in an egg slicer then pick some of those players again!”

2) DAVID GARBACZ (HENDON UNITED A) – “They will be showing Prime Suspect on BBC3 tonight but I assure you you cant beat this for drama.”

3) DAVID GARBACZ (HENDON UNITED A) – “The Norstar party is on hold. They have accumulated 45 out of 54 points which is an amazing achievement and congratulations to them for that however we need them to keep their champagne on ice until sometime in the middle of May and if we do we might just be opening it up instead.”

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PREMIER DIVISION:

TABLE
SEASON PREVIEW
FIXTURES & RESULTS

CAMDEN PARK VS HENDON UNITED A 1-2/0-2
Hendon kept alive their title dream as they took full points from their double-header encounter.

Yoav Kestenbaum scored twice for Hendon in their first win, while Greg Corin and Mordi Weiler scored for them in the second game.

Manager David Garbacz told jewishnews.co.uk: “I’m not sure there has ever been two such tense finishes in one morning as in this double-header. Ultimately we got the six points needed to keep ourselves in the title race but that doesn’t tell half the story. We were nowhere near our best on both games but somehow managed to muster the spirit strength and skill to win both games. It is typical of our never-say-die attitude and belief and has only enhanced the view that we can achieve the mother of all comebacks in this title race.

“In game one despite starting well, we never really got going and found ourselves 1-0 down with just 15 minutes to go. Up stepped Yoav Kestenbaum, surely the finest young player in this league to literally get us out of jail. After scoring a spectacular half-volley for the equaliser, he showed unbelievable calm and composure to smash home the winner in the last minute when put through by the brilliant Josh Lipman. It sparked off unprecedented scenes of jubilation and relief.

“We should have used that momentum to lead us comfortably into game two but Camden seemed to grow and grow in confidence and to be fair they looked the more likely. With time running out again we needed another match winner as Yoav was off injured and this time the hero was Greg Corin who neatly slotted home with two minutes to play again to similar scenes. In the final minute one from the Hendon academy showed amazing pace to score and put the game to bed.

“It was an amazing morning. They will be showing Prime Suspect on BBC3 tonight but I assure you you cant beat this for drama. Camden were superb and contributed enormously to a really uncomfortable morning for us.

“The Norstar party is on hold. They have accumulated 45 out of 54 points which is an amazing achievement and congratulations to them for that however we need them to keep their champagne on ice until sometime in the middle of May and if we do we might just be opening it up instead.”

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FAITHFOLD A P REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A P

MATCH POSTPONED – UNPLAYABLE PITCH

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LONDON MACCABI LIONS WHITE 6 FC TEAM A 1
The Lions moved out of the bottom two as two goals from Ben Winters helped them to this emphatic win.

James Gershfield, Pete Lazard, Sam Shooter and Jack Green were also on target, with manager David Pollock telling jewishnews.co.uk: “A good energetic performance from us but full credit to FC Team. They had a number of players absent but played the game with great spirit.

“We know that when we play them again it will be a totally different game.”

Adam Rones scored for Team.

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NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A 2 OAKWOOD A 1
The Raiders ended their League campaign with a win as David Dinkin and an own goal saw them to a hard-faught three points.

Bradley Wine scored for the visitors.

MATCH REPORT

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DIVISION ONE:
TABLE
SEASON PREVIEW
FIXTURES & RESULTS

BRADY MACCABI B 1 SOUTHGATE HARMEN 0
Brady kept their title hopes on track as Josh Newman’s second half strike settled this encounter at Rowley Lane, denying leaders Harmen the chance to extend their lead at the top.

Brady spokeman Elliott Dagul said: “At the beginning of the season Harmen was earmarked as a family feud – 0 points and 0 goals…San Carlo on Castle!”

Skipper Daniel Harrod tweeted “Top win okay. Clean sheet and three bonus points…glad I made @henryziff my captain on fantasy this week!”

PHOTOGALLERY

MATCH REPORT

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CHIGWELL ATHLETIC 6 BRIXTON OLD BOYS 1
Chigwell did their chances of avoiding relegation the power of good as they ran out emphatic winners.

Glenn Michaels scored twice, with Ryan Cole, James Jaconelli, Neil Tilley and an own goal completing the win.

Player-manager Richard Slater told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was one-way traffic in the second half. I said to the lads at half-time with the wind, there’s goals here if you all want it. Our class told in the end and Brixton simply ran out of steam and their physical and direct play ran it’s course.

“We should have scored eight as we had two disallowed – had their manager not constantly flagged for offside. It was very comfortable in the end for us. They were poor but we also stepped it up second half.”

Alon Hershkorn scored Brixton.

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LOS BLANCOS 3 SPEC 1
Los Blancos racked up a fourth consecutive league win as they moved up into fourth spot in the table. Jono Gaon scored twice, with an own goal sealing their win.

Player-manager Ricky Lawrence scored for SPEC, who told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a classic ‘game of two halves’. We were great in the first half and awful in the second.”

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SHIRLEY PARK P NORTH WEST NEASDEN P

MATCH POSTPONED – PARK UNABLE TO FIELD A SIDE

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WOODFORD WANDERERS 0 HENDON UNITED SPORTS B 3
Woodford’s title hopes took a blow as they were sensationally beaten by rock-bottom side Hendon B.

Daniel Garfinkle proved to be their match-winner as he helped himself to a hat-trick.

Player-manager Adrian Goldring told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was an excellent performance that shows what we’re capable of when we have our best players available, which unfortunately has not been the case often enough this season.”

Woodford manager Tony Charles told jewishnews.co.uk: “Today’s performance was below par. To lose in the manor that we did against a team at the bottom of the league is unacceptable. We turned up expecting to win, and the mind set wasn’t right from the start.

“In truth the boys had more tequila shots last night then shots on goal this morning. I would rather put my nuts in an egg slicer then pick some of those players again!”

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DIVISION TWO:
TABLE
SEASON PREVIEW
FIXTURES & RESULTS

BLIZZARD STORM P FC TEAM C P

MATCH POSTPONED – STORM UNABLE TO FIELD SIDE

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FAITHFOLD B P OAKWOOD B P

MATCH POSTPONED – UNPLAYABLE PITCH

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FC TEAM B P ATHLETIC BILBAUM P

MATCH POSTPONED – UNPLAYABLE PITCH

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REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B 6 AC MILL HILL 0
Redbridge moved a step closer to securing runner-up spot as they comprehensively fellow-promotion seeking Mill Hill.

Scott Oldstein and Craig Sandford scored twice, with Daniel Jacobs and Nathan Sollosi also on target.

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DIVISION THREE:
TABLE
SEASON PREVIEW
FIXTURES & RESULTS

BOCA JEWNIORS P AC WHETSTONE P

MATCH POSTPONED – UNPLAYABLE PITCH

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FAITHFOLD C P L’EQUIPE P

MATCH POSTPONED – UNPLAYABLE PITCH

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HENDON UNITED C 1 CATFORD & BROMLEY 2
Catford closed in on top spot as Hendon’s poor run of form continued as they fell to this narrow defeat in what was a scrappy encounter.

There was little to choose between the sides in the first half, until a Catford corner, helped on its way by Gabriel John, found its way straight into the net. Hendon’s hopes of taking something from the game took a huge blow early in the second half as they fell further behind through Tom Prevezer’s strike, but they were well on top for the final half an hour after Joni Kleiman pulled one back with his third goal in two games.

Cats’ Adam Luria told jewishnews.co.uk: “With numerous players missing for both teams it was a real slog, very low on quality but played in a good spirit.

“From our point of view it was great to get the win with a massively depleted side and for us to have some less regular players come in and give everything to get three points. Also pleasing was the fact that, after conceding at 2-0 up, we didn’t capitulate under pressure as we did last week. Hendon, to their credit, put us on the back foot late on, especially after we went down to ten men with nearly 15 minutes to go, due to Jeff Gotch’s pressing party arrangements. We ended with players dead on their feet, as did Hendon but we managed to hold on.

“There’s a long way to go until we’re back to our best, but we’ll take the win and move on.”

Hendon player-manager Adam Glekin was left disappointed, but also encouraged by the character his side showed. He told jewishnews.co.uk: “We were down to the bare bones today. We had 11 men out there, several of whom had injuries and were short of fitness. I cannot fault the effort we showed, we deserved a draw at the very least from the game – which to be honest wasn’t a great spectacle. Unfortunately we just didn’t have enough craft or guile in the final third to break down a decent Catford defence.”

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KING CROWN 1 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C 6
Norstar moved five points clear at the top of the table as two goals from Nick Haringman helped them to this emphatic win.

Liam Stein, Alex Goodman, Jonny Blain and Will Ufland were also on target for Zack Gothelf’s side.

Norstar manager Zack Gothelf told jewishnews.co.uk: “We’ve got two massive games in the next two weeks against two title challengers. If we come through those then the title could well be heading our way.”

Sacha Nusenbaum scored for the hosts, with manager Jacob Kadoch telling jewishnews.co.uk: “The last 30 minutes we collapsed.”

MATCH REPORT

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LOUGHTON ORIENT 3 TEMPLE FORTUNE 4
Fortune moved off the bottom place as they edged this seven-goal thriller, against a Loughton side who finished the game with nine men.

Dave Sawyer scored twice for Fortune’s men, with Zack Rich and newcomer Laurence Swerner also on target. Manager Jonathan Cohen told jewishnews.co.uk: “I thought for the first 20 minutes we were excellent, our keeper had virtually nothing to do and we were worth the 2-0 lead we had though Dave and Zack who are in a rich vein of form.

“We then really dropped our level of performance, allowed them to play some nice football and they scored a cracking half-volley from just inside the area. The game then changed with the deliberate handball on the line resulting in a penalty and red card for the Loughton player, no complaints from anyone about the decision. David Sawyer scored the rebound to make it 3-1 at half time. I thought we started brightly in the second half also and only wasteful finishing stopped us from extending the lead by 3 or 4, before a superb finish from Laurence Swerner gave us the cushion that as much as killed the game off.  Then Loughton were reduced to 9 men, again with little complaint, and I have to the give credit to the nine players that finished the match and pulled the game back to 4-3.

“In the end we held on for the points but it was no more than we deserved given the sheer volume of chances we created and spurned.  On another day we could have scored eight. I would like to commend my players attitude for not reacting to any of the overzealous and cynical challenges that they endured in the second half, and also the ref for being brave and not allowing only one or two players to intimidate him.”

Josh Jacobs scored twice for the hosts, with Barry Green also on target.

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