RESULTS AT A GLANCE (SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL REVIEW):
PETER MORRISON CUP THIRD ROUND:
FC Team C 1 Oakwood A 2
PETER MORRISON CUP QUARTER-FINALS:
Brady Maccabi B 3 FC Team B 6
Chigwell Athletic 2 South Manchester Maccabi 3
Faithfold A 0 Hendon United A 3
Brady Maccabi A P Redbridge A P
Hendon United B 3 SPEC FC 0
Shirley Park 5 Southgate Harmen 5
Faithfold B 1 Oakwood B 2
Boca Jewniors 1 AC Whetstone 2
L’Equipe 1 Loughton Orient 1
Norstar London Raiders C 2 Hendon United C 1
Temple Fortune 0 Faithfold C 0
NORSTAR RAIDERS C 2 HENDON UNITED C 1 VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
WEEK TWENTY EIGHT MATCH REPORTS:
BEN POLLINS (AC WHETSTONE)
TOMER TRICOT (AC WHETSTONE)
PAUL HIZER (CHIGWELL ATHLETIC)
SAM LEWIS (FAITHFOLD A)
STUART HARING (FC TEAM B)
JOSH KAYE (FC TEAM B)
JAMES MILLMAN (FC TEAM B)
DANIEL WOOLFE (FC TEAM B)
AVI KORMAN (HENDON UNITED A)
GIDEON BARTH (HENDON UNITED B)
AVI MOCTON (HENDON UNITED C)
JAKE YUDELOWITZ (NORSTAR RAIDERS C)
DANIEL CASTLE (CHIGWELL ATHLETIC)
DAN ALFREDS (FC TEAM B)
LORIAN MADANES (FC TEAM B)
FREDDIE MARKS (FC TEAM B)
BEN RADSTONE (FC TEAM B)
PAUL SAVITZ (FC TEAM B)
ARI LAST (HENDON UNITED A)
MITCH LASSMAN (FC TEAM B)
DAVID GARFINKLE (HENDON UNITED B)
1) ARI LAST (HENDON UNITED A) – A superb first-time shot from the edge of the box into the bottom corner
1) BEN POLLINS (AC WHETSTONE) – A fantastic last-minute save, somehow keeping out Dovey Vella’s shot from five yards out, to earn his side the three points
1) RICKY LAWRENCE (SPEC) – “We were rubbish”
2) DAVID GARBACZ (HENDON UNITED A) – “We are beginning to smell the polish on those trophies and we have some very exciting weeks ahead”
3) ROBERT SHOOMAN (FAITHFOLD B) – “We lost 2-1 , it’s Division Three for us next season”
PETER MORRISON CUP THIRD ROUND (number in brackets represents team’s division)
FC TEAM C (2) 1 OAKWOOD A (Prem) 2
Two goals from Bradley Wine ensured there was no cup upset here, despite this season’s giantkillers giving their Premier Division opposition a tough tie.
PETER MORRISON CUP QUARTER-FINALS (number in brackets represents team’s division)
BRADY MACCABI B (1) 3 FC TEAM B (2) 6
Team caused one of the upsets of season, never mind the day, as two goals each from Mitch Lassman and Freddie Marks helped the Division Two side to this spectacular win.
Josh Kaye and Lorian Madanes were also on target for David Gordon’s side.
CHIGWELL ATHLETIC (1) 2 SOUTH MANCHESTER SPORTS CLUB 3
The Mancs ensured they’ll be enjoying their trip back up north after they edged this five-goal thriller. Adam Lavin scored twice, with Marc Yaffe also on target.
James Jaconelli fired the MGBSFL side ahead when he capitalised on a loose back pass to lob the goalkeeper in the second minute.
The Mancs levelled two minutes before the break from a free-kick, but Chigwell went back ahead on the hour mark when Ryan Cole ended a move involving Bradley Gayer, Ben Yosef and Steve Summers.
Controversy arrived with the visitors’ second equaliser, which Chigwell felt was offside, before five minutes later, they netted the winner.
Chigwell player-manager Richard Slater told jewishnews.co.uk: “Today was tough to take. We were 1-0 and 2-1 up, without too much bother. but a five minutes loss of concentration means we’ve missed a semi-final place.
“Hats off to South Manchester, they battled well and just had the edge on us. Nice bunch of lads but very beatable today. We had assistant referees but how their second goal stood is a complete disgrace. Sadly we never got over that decision and took our focus off for five minutes after, which allowed them to score a great winner. We’re all gutted but that’s life.”
FAITHFOLD A (Prem) 0 HENDON UNITED A (Prem) 3
Hendon kept alive their hopes of a League and Cup treble as two goals from Ari Last and a strike from Mordi Weiler helped them win this all Premier Division tie.
Hendon manager David Garbacz told jewishnews.co.uk: “This was a totally dominant display from beginning to the end. Our goalkeeper hardly had a save to make all match and we were superb all over the pitch. In his first game as new official club captain, Ari Last was magnificent and capped a brilliant display with two crucial goals. Ably supported by Yoav Lebens and Rafi Kon, our midfield did not give them a kick and all over the pitch we were very solid.
“We have had some close encounters with Faithfold in recent seasons and as always they showed fight and grit but I’m sure they would admit they were outplayed today.
“We are growing in confidence week by week – there is still an awful lot of work to be done but we are beginning to smell the polish on those trophies and we have some very exciting weeks ahead.”
Faithfold player-manager Zuriel Solomon told jewishnews.co.uk: “Have to be gutted as iur chances of a winning a trophy this season is now over.
We just didn’t turn up, but I’m not going to make any excuses. Hendon played well and deserved the win.”
BRADY MACCABI A P REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A P
MATCH POSTPONED – BRADY UNABLE TO RAISE A SIDE
HENDON UNITED SPORTS B 3 SPEC 0
Hendon kept alive their flickering hopes of avoiding the drop as a hat-trick from Daniel Garfinkle saw them to the points which dragged SPEC clsoer to the relegation trapdoor.
Hendon player-manager Adrian Goldring told jewishnews.co.uk: “We still need other teams to slip up and make sure we beat Shirley, but we have given ourselves a chance.”
SPEC player-manager Ricky Lawrence told jewishnews.co.uk: “We were rubbish.”
SHIRLEY PARK 5 SOUTHGATE HARMEN 5
Game of the day was a ten-goal epic, though it left both sides disappointed as they could only come away with a point each.
Lee Greenfield scored a hat-trick for Harmen, with Ben Adaki and Mitch Green also on target.
FAITHFOLD B 1 OAKWOOD B 2
Oakwood claimed what could prove to be a priceless three points come the end of the season as a David Woolman double saw them to the points.
Greens boss Robert Shooman told jewishnews.co.uk: “It’s Division Three for us next season and I feel very sorry for the team but with a start like we had it’s been an uphill battle since about the seventh game in .
“You can’t lose your first seven games, severely, with it not having an effect on your season BUT with all respect for the boys, they stuck with it improved dramatically and became a good side.
“Our last few games were very difficult, we lost a number of the squad through injuries and other commitments but the spirit of the core team has been fantastic. I’m sure next season we will be a force to contend with and bounce straight back up.
“We are in the MSFL/ MASTERS cup in the coming few weeks so maybe we will get something from that , in any case it will provide us with some different type of opposition to contend with , more experience for my young team.”
BOCA JEWNIORS 1 AC WHETSTONE 2
Whetstone battled to a hard-fought win as they closed in on a top-four finish thanks to two goals from Dan Cohen.
Whetstone joint-manager Clive Nathan told jewishnews.co.uk: “A lot better this week after 2 poor displays previously. The boys played with great team spirit and will to win. Dan took both goals very well and special mention for Ben Pollins who made a world class save at the end.”
L’EQUIPE 1 LOUGHTON ORIENT 1
L’Equipe saw their remote hopes of winning the title suffer a major dent as they were somewhat surprisingly held to a point at home to Loughton.
They now have to win all their remaining five games, and hope Norstar either lose their final game against Catford, or for a draw, which will then mean they have to overturn a +27 goal difference in the five games.
Nick Stern scored for L’Equipe, for whom manager Daniel Cordell told jewishews.co.uk: “We were woeful in the second half and to be honest deserved a draw
“I think we took Loughton a bit for granted, but just didn,t play our style of football and did not ask enough questions of the Loughton defence
“It also didn’t help with one of our main stay centre-backs’s limping off in the second half and due to have an operation this week although he (Nick) did put us one nil up
“The lads need to be on it next week and I expect a Faithfold C side to feel the full backlash.”
NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C 2 HENDON UNITED C 1
Norstar secured promotion as they fought back from Alex Elf’s early strike, to claim a hard-fought win.
Alex Goodman headed home the equaliser from a corner, before Nick Haringman claimed the decisive winner 15 minutes from time.
TEMPLE FORTUNE 0 FAITHFOLD C 0
Given that it was the match between the two bottom sides, the duo played out a rare goalless MGBSFL draw.
Fortune manager Jonathan Cohen told jewishnews.co.uk: “We didn’t play well enough to win the game and in truth Faithfold created much more than we did and should have taken the three points.”