RESULTS AT A GLANCE (SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL REVIEW):
PETER MORRISON CUP SECOND ROUND:
FC Team C 3 AC Mill Hill 0
CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP FIFTH ROUND:
Hendon United A 5 Camden Park 2
Norstar London Raiders A 2 Oakwood A 1
Brady Maccabi A 3 Faithfold A 3
FC Team A 4 London Maccabi Lions White 2
Brixton Old Boys 2 SPEC FC 3
North West Neasden 4 Brady Maccabi B 2
Shirley Park 1 Woodford Wanderers 2
Southgate Harmen 1 Chigwell Athletic 2
Faithfold B 1 FC Team B 2
AC Whetstone 0 Temple Fortune 2
Catford & Bromley 1 L’Equipe 3
Faithfold C 0 Norstar London Raiders C 1
King Crown 4 Boca Jewniors 4
Loughton Orient 2 Jewdinese 1
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS FROM NORSTAR RAIDERS A 2 OAKWOOD A 1:
WEEK TWENTY SEVEN MATCH REPORTS:
GARY CONWAY (CATFORD & BROMLEY)
MARC JACOBS (LOUGHTON ORIENT)
BRADLEY GAYER (CHIGWELL ATHLETIC)
PAUL HIZER (CHIGWELL ATHLETIC)
RICKY SHAFIER (FC TEAM A)
ARI NEVIES (HENDON UNITED A)
GIDEON CHAIN (L’EQUIPE)
DAVID PRAGER (L’EQUIPE)
NICKY STERN (L’EQUIPE)
RYAN KISSIN (LOUGHTON ORIENT)
ALEX BLOCH(NORSTAR RAIDERS A)
JOSH MORRIS (NORSTAR RAIDERS A)
JOSH PISTOL (NORSTAR RAIDERS A)
ANDY COHEN (NORSTAR RAIDERS C)
JONNY SAMUEL (NORSTAR RAIDERS C)
JAKE YUDELOWITZ (NORSTAR RAIDERS C)
LEE FEGAN (TEMPLE FORTUNE)
RUSSELL BRILL (CHIGWELL ATHLETIC)
DANIEL CASTLE (CHIGWELL ATHLETIC)
YONI RAEBURN (FAITHFOLD A)
ZURIEL SOLOMON (FAITHFOLD A)
JON BREGER (FC TEAM A)
ADAM RONES (FC TEAM A)
JOSH JACOBS (LOUGHTON ORIENT)
NICK HARINGMAN (NORSTAR RAIDERS C)
ADAM ARNOLD (NORTH WEST NEASDEN)
DAN ORGEL (NORTH WEST NEASDEN)
MICHAEL GOLDBERG (TEMPLE FORTUNE)
BEN MANNHEIM (TEMPLE FORTUNE)
ANDY SHEENA (FC TEAM A)
JON KAY (L’EQUIPE)
JAMIE KENT (NORTH WEST NEASDEN)
BRAD COHEN (SPEC)
1) JAIMIE SINCLAIR (LOUGHTON ORIENT) – Described by his manager as goal of the decade. Hit a volley from 35 yards out on with his weaker foot, which flew into the top corner.
1) GIDEON CHAIN (L’EQUIPE) – Produced a fine stop to deny League’s top goalscorer Richard Fogelman when he was bearing down on goal
1) DAN CURTIS (LOUGHTON ORIENT) – “This goal would win goal of the decade. I’m not exaggerating either. Never have I seen a ball hit more sweetly. They could have had two goalies and it wouldn’t of made a difference.”
2) DAVID GARBACZ (HENDON UNITED A) – “I await their request to change the venue from Wingate to their 3G as I’m not sure they’ve played a game away from it all season – their boys might have to actually go out and buy a pair of real boots which has been unheard of so far this year.”
3) PHIL PETERS (NORSTAR RAIDERS A) – “We can’t wait to get stuck into them again as they’re due a good beating.”
PETER MORRISON CUP SECOND ROUND (number in brackets represents team’s division)
FC TEAM C (2) 3 AC MILL HILL (2) 0
Team comfortably booked their place into the thrid around thanks to this comprehensive win in this all-Division Two tie.
CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP FIFTH ROUND (number in brackets represents team’s division)
HENDON UNITED A (Prem) 5 CAMDEN PARK (Prem) 2
Hendon kept alive their treble hopes as doubles from Yishai Last and Avidan Last, coupled with Danny Kon’s strike, saw them to the win.
Manager David Garbacz told jewishnews.co.uk: “Once again Camden showed what a decent team they are as they took this game right to the wire. The final score line would suggest a comfortable win but this game was still in the balance right up to the 80th minute . Although we dominated possession and created the clearer chances, Camden kept battling away and it was not until Avidan last came on for the final 20 minutes and scored two excellent goals that we were able to put this game to bed.”
“It was a great game which I’m sure was enjoyed by all including those involved with Camden. They simply didn’t go away and we had to be extremely careful in order to avoid an upset.
“Today was an emotional day – it was Josh Lipman’s final game before his Aliyah and we gave him a poignant farewell gift before the game and the all important one after the game with the final result.
“We are delighted to be in the final of this famous competition and it should be a cracker against Norstar. The two top teams in the league contesting a cup final in May – what could be better. I await their request to change the venue from Wingate to their 3G as I’m not sure they’ve played a game away from it all season – their boys might have to actually go out and buy a pair of real boots which has been unheard of so far this year.
“Let’s bring it on – may the best team win.”
Mike Khalastchi and Luke Brookner scored for Camden, with joint-player-manager Nick Kagan telling jewishnews.co.uk: “We battled hard to stay in the game against a strong Hendon side, coming back from 1-0 and 2-1 down – but conceding the third with a few minutes to go knocked the stuffing out of us. Two late goals made the scoreline flatter Hendon, but good luck to them in the final. Deserved winners on the day.
“That’s the end of our season – and a lot of lessons learned, especially the level of fitness and fight you need to be at every week to compete with premiership sides.
“We’ll use the long summer break to re-group and come back raring to go for our Division One campaign.”
NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A (Prem) 2 OAKWOOD A (Prem) 1
Second half goals from Jamie Wolfson and Matt Stock kept Norstar on track for the title as they held on to win at The Ark.
BRADY MACCABI A 3 FAITHFOLD A 3
The sides cancelled each other out in this mini-epic.
Mike Pearson, Yoni Raeburn and player-manager Zuriel Solomon were on target for the Greens, with Solomon telling jewishnews.co.uk: “We were 2-0 down but showed alot of spirit and deservedly went 3-2 ahead, it was a good warm-up for next week. We had quite a few boys away today but the stand-ins did well. Brady also played some good stuff.”
Marc Lazare scored twice for Brady, with Rob Lerner hitting their third. Brady manager Joel Nathan told jewishnews.co.uk: “A very good game saw us take a 2-0 lead from two Marc’s two strikes – the second a great first-time finish with the outside of his right foot – and although Faithfold were never out of the game, I felt we were in control going into the second half.
However, with only 11 players plus myself, I knew fitness would be an issue and when we lost Richard Baum to injury, Faithfold took a grip of the game and scored three quick goals as we tried to re-group. It was great credit that we did not let our heads drop and scored a great equaliser from Rob.
FC TEAM A 4 LONDON MACCABI LIONS WHITE 2
FC Team boosted their chances of beating the drop as they won this basement battle six-pointer.
Andy Sheena scored all four goals for Team, with player-manager Mitch Young telling jewishnews.co.uk: “A very important win against a talented Lions side. We showed unbelievable character to recover from going two goals down. Our second half display was full of power, passion and skill, and I am extremely pleased with the performance. Andy will get he headlines but this was a true Team display”
BRIXTON OLD BOYS 2 SPEC 3
SPEC kept alive their hopes of escaping the drop as they won this battle of the bottom three.
Dan Amram, Brad Cohen and goalkeeper Dan Cohen scored for SPEC, while Nick Kenton and Alon Herskorn replied for Brixton.
NORTH WEST NEASDEN 4 BRADY MACCABI B 2
Neasden kept alive their title hopes as they fellow title-chasers Brady.
Dan Orgel scored twice for Neasden, with Adam Arnold and Jamie Kent also on target.
Manager Stirling Kaye told jewishnews.co.uk: “This had all the ingredients of being a very good game, and for the first 35 minutes it was. It was very even until the referee, having booked three players unessary (in my opinion) sent off a Brady player for a second bookable foul which left Brady a very hard task of playing the remaining 65 minutes with 10 men. However, he was left with no choice but to send a Neasden player off with 10 minutes to go when a Brady player threw himself to the ground pretending to be punched with a high arm – I can only say to that player you are a disgrace to the rest of the players and officials of both teams.
“The rest of the Brady players played the game in the spirit it should have been played, in fact I thought when they went down to 10 men the played even better, I thought they played very well and I was relieved to get the three points. Having said that as a team we were not always at our best but we kept going and as I had hoped, our strike force proved to be the difference. And they were, and as a team we worked very hard to stop a very determined Brady.
Daniel Harrod and David Newman scored for Brady.
SHIRLEY PARK 1 WOODFORD WANDERERS 2
Woodford closed the gap on the leaders Harmen to two points thanks to Mitch Hahn’s double. Manager Tony Charles told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a fairly contested game.”
SOUTHGATE HARMEN 1 CHIGWELL ATHLETIC 2
The leaders suffered a shock home defeat as first half goals from Ryan Cole and Daniel Castle saw Chigwell all but secure their Division One status.
Player-manager Richard Slater told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a good all-round performance and a deserved victory. We should have won by more but didn’t take our chances.”
Sam Castle scored for Harmen, for whom manager Joel Alterman told jewishnews.co.uk: “We didn’t turn up as a team, we played as 11 individuals on a football pitch and didn’t move the ball around on the floor as we know we can. The only time in the game we did that, we scored our goal with Sam Castle latching on to a Lee Greenfield past to slot the ball past the keeper.
“Chigwell played to their strengths and the long ball over the top caught us out all too often with James Castle making a couple of saves to keep the score line to what it was.
“A disappointing day for all in blue but lessons learned and we now look to our final game of the season and hope to finish on a positive note.”
FAITHFOLD B 1 FC TEAM B 2
FC Team claimed a valuable win in their bid to escape the drop as they won at the bottom side in another six-pointer clash.
Paul Savitz and Daniel Alfreds scored for Team, while Ben Rosenblatt was on target for the Greens.
AC WHETSTONE 0 TEMPLE FORTUNE 2
Fortune continued their drive for a mid-table finish, as goals from Zack Rich and Gavin Levy saw them claim their first league double of the season.
Fortune manager Jonathan Cohen told jewishnews.co.uk: “I was delighted with our performance on Sunday and with the exception of about 15 minutes at the start of the second half, it was by far and away our most complete performance of the season.
“Our defence was magnificent and won every aerial challenge and most tackles, limiting ACW to shots from distance. We were creative and posed real problems with our attack and my only critique is that we weren’t further ahead at half-time.
“The whole team to a man were excellent and they all deserve to be nominated for team of the week. I cant praise them highly enough”
CATFORD & BROMLEY 1 L’EQUIPE 3
L’Equipe kept alive their title hopes as two injury time goals from the League’s top goalscorer Richard Fogelman helped them snatch their vital win.
Jon Kaye was also on target for the visitors, while the home side resPonded through an own goal.
Co-manager Josh Lewish told jewishnews.co.uk: “We absolutely dominated the game throughout. We took a deserved lead early in the second half through Jon Kay, who played his best game of the season so far, and although theu had a good 10 minute spell, they rarely threatened our defence and scored a fluke wind-assisted goal.
“Their stand-in goalkeeper was outstanding making several good saves. There were also some debatable decisions and we probably could have had two penalties before Fogelman was brought down again in the last minute. Catford are good bunch of lads, but they let themselves down with their reaction to the penalty and after it. Making some disgraceful tackles, which in my opinion should have been red cards and treating the ref with complete disrespect. Their captain should’ve calmed it down but was instead berating the referee along with the others until the final whistle and after. Not something you want to see in Sunday league football.
“Overall we’re delighted with the result, which keeps us in the race and look forward to another tough game against Loughton next week, who are also in good form.”
Cats captain Adam Luria told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a close and hard fought game decided by a diving cheat and an abysmal refereeing performance.
“With just one minute left at 1-1, their striker, who hadn’t even come close to scoring from open play, threw himself over in the box to win a penalty. An embarrassing decision followed and the game was lost. A real shame when the standard of referees which Martin Fox has worked hard to assemble this season has been otherwise superb.”
FAITHFOLD C 0 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C 1
Norstar moved to within just a point of securing promotion after a tough 1-0 win against Faithfold at Chase Lodge.
On a very bobbley, slopey pitch, Norstar struggled to get the ball down and play their free-flowing football and attempts on target were proving difficult for both sides.
But just before the break, they scored what proved to be the winner when playing at right-back, Andy Cohen broke down the right flank, and as he cut back onto his left, looking like he was going to cross the ball into the box, he fooled everyone and smashed the ball across the goal and into the far corner of the net, leaving the keeper no chance.
Both sides had chances in the second half and Norstar were fortunate not to rue a few missed chances.
Manager Zack Gothelf told jewishnews.oc.uk: “A fifth clean sheet of the season and the sort of performance a team at the top of the table is expected to put in every now and then.”
KING CROWN 4 BOCA JEWNIORS 4
Two closely-matched sides unsurprisingly shared the points – though it was done in an eight-goal epic.
Yosh Silverman scored twice for Boca, with Simon Lindall and Parys Hammond also on target.
In reply for Crown, Danny Navazesh scored twice, with Josh Karpf and Felix Shaw also finding the back of the net.
LOUGHTON ORIENT 2 JEWDINESE 1
Loughton dealt Jewdinese’s title hopes a blow as goals from Dan Shafron and Jaimie Sinclair saw them claim this impressive win.
Player-manager Dan curtis told jewishnews.co.uk: “I would say that was our best performance of the season. The boys worked so hard for each other and deserved the win. We were solid at the back and could have scored five or six today.”
Zack Collins scored for Jewdinese.