RESULTS AT A GLANCE (SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL REVIEW):
PETER MORRISON CUP FINAL:
Hendon United A 2 Oakwood A 2 (AET – Hendon won 3-1 on pens)
Faithfold A 1 FC Team A 6
Brady Maccabi B 2 North West Neasden 2
FC Team B 4 AC Mill Hill 2
FC Team C 7 London Haroldeans 1
Loughton Orient 2 L’Equipe 1
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS FROM PETER MORRISON TROPHY FINAL: HENDON UNITED A OAKWOOD A 2 (AET – HENDON WON 3-1 ON PENS)…
WEEK THIRTY THREE PHOTOGALLERY:
RUSSELL CORIN (HENDON UNITED A)
STEVE MURAD (NORTH WEST NEASDEN)
STUART HARING (FC TEAM B)
JON FRANKS (FC TEAM B)
JOSH KAYE (FC TEAM B)
DANIEL WOOLFE (FC TEAM B)
JAMIE KORN (FC TEAM A)BEN KON (HENDON UNITED A)
RYAN KISSIN (LOUGHTON ORIENT)
ROB SILVERMAN (LOUGHTON ORIENT)
SCOTT MACKENZIE (NORTH WEST NEASDEN)
ILAN SCORAH (OAKWOOD A)
JONNY BREGER (FC TEAM A)
LORIAN MADANES (FC TEAM A)
DAN ALFREDS (FC TEAM B)
ADAM LENZ (FC TEAM B)
YOAV LEBENS (HENDON UNITED A)
DAN GEEY (OAKWOOD A)
RICHARD SALMON (FC TEAM A)
ANDY SHEENA (FC TEAM A)
MITCH LASSMAN (FC TEAM B)
ADAM ARNOLD (NORTH WEST NEASDEN)
WEEK THIRTY THREE MATCH REPORTS:
1) ROCKY SPITZER (FAITHFOLD A) – A 30-yard drive into the top corner
2) BARRY GREEN (LOUGHTON ORIENT) – Controlled the ball on his chest, turned and unleashed an unstoppable volley into the top corner
3) BEN RADSTONE (FC TEAM B) – Picked the ball up in the centre of midfield and drove a shot hard and low into the bottom corner from 25 yards out
1) JAMES GRABINER (AC MILL HILL) – Somehow turned a header from his own player onto the bar from two yards out. Incredible save
1) DAN CURTIS (LOUGHTON ORIENT) – “We’re looking forward to our end of season curry!”
PETER MORRISON CUP FINAL:
HENDON UNITED A 2 OAKWOOD A 2 (AET – HENDON WON 3-1 ON PENS)
A hat-trick of penalty saves from Russell Corin saw Hendon keep alive their treble hopes, having been pushed all the way by a spirited Oakwood side at Wingate.
Yoav Lebens and Avidan Last had twice fired Hendon in front, only to be pegged back by Bobby Cousins strike a minute after the break, and then Jonny Quinn’s 119th minute strike to send the ties to spot-kicks.
FAITHFOLD A 1 FC TEAM A 6
FC Team finished their season in style as a hat-trick from Richard Salmon helped them to this emphatic win.
Andy Sheena scored twice, while Jamie Korn was also on target.
Stand-in manager Jonathan Pearl told jewishnews.co.uk: “We are delighted to have guaranteed our safety in the premiership after a long hard season. We know full well that when we have our strongest squad available we are a match for anybody in this division. It was a real old school FC Team performance full of pace and desire and we just wanted it a lot more from the off. Credit to Zuriel though as he had an under strength squad yet didn’t complain once and just got on with it.
“A special mention needs to be said for Pete Moss for whom we celebrate the three-year anniversary of his passing tomorrow. I think the boys played with him in mind today and I have no doubt that he would be so proud of the effort, determination and passion of everyone today!
“We also need to send condolences to Mitch and the whole Young family after the passing of his grandfather Paul yesterday. We wish them all a long life and only happiness in the future.”
Rocky Spitzer scored for Faithfold, with player-manager Zuriel Solomon telling jewishnews.co.uk: “I think the result sums up the type of season.”
BRADY MACCABI B 2 NORTH WEST NEASDEN 2
Neasden spurned the opportunity to put the destiny of the title in their own hands after they were held to a draw by Brady
Adam Arnold scored twice to put them 2-0 up at the break. Manager Stirling Kaye told jewishnews.co.uk: “To not go on and win was very disappointing especially as both their goals were very debatable, their equaliser with two minutes to go was hard to take when overall I felt we were worth the win, but we had many great chances in the second half but let ourselves down with our finishing and our final ball. When your on top you must punish teams, when you play Brady you know they won’t give in and credit to them they kept going and got their reward with decisions going there way.
“With so many changes to the team I was delighted to have put up such a strong performance against a strong Brady side once again we showed the team work desire needed to compete every week.”
Stanley Offord and David Newman scored for Brady.
FC TEAM B 4 AC MILL HILL 2
FC Team B cemented a top-four finish as they leapfrogged their beaten opponents.
Matt Davis headed in Dan Alfreds’ cross to get Mill Hill back into the game, before Mitch Lassman got himself on the end of another Alfreds cross to steer home from close-range to make it 2-2.
Ben Radstone completed the turnaround, before Adam Lenz converted from the spot against his old club to seal the win.
Team player-manager David Gordon told jewishnews.co.uk: “We deserved to win today but we made life difficult for ourselves early on. We were 2-0 down out of nothing but showed really great character to turn the game around and we could have won by more. Credit must go to our defence who were pretty solid for the majority of the game and hardly gave Mill Hill a look in.
“After a start to the season where we only took one point from seven games, we managed to gain 23 points from the last 11 in a fantastic turnaround. Things suddenly started to click after our first win in late November, and our fourth place finish is well deserved following our superb second half of the season. The cup run to the semi-finals was also memorable and a lot of fun and, all in all, this has been an enjoyable and fairly successful season for us.”
Ben Kaye and Jonny Horwitz scored for Mill Hill, with player-manager Joe Levy telling jewishnews.co.uk: “Disappointed to have led 2-0, and conceding three goals in five minutes really knocked us and we never really got back in it.
“We would have liked to have done a bit better this season. We have a lot to work on over the summer and will be back stronger next season.”
FC TEAM C 7 LONDON HAROLDEANS 1
Team ended their season in thrilling style as they thrashed relegated Haroldeans.
James Cooper and David Joseph Cohen scored two each, while Rob Sanford, Adam Aminoff and joint-player-manager Mike Myers were also all on target.
LOUGHTON ORIENT 2 L’EQUIPE 1
L’Equipe failed to claim the win which would have seen them secure the title, leaving Norstar C to celebrate being champions.
Barry Green and Jamie Crawford scored for Loughton, with player-manager Dan Curtis telling jewishnews.co.uk: “We again showed today that we should of been right up there challenging for the title this year. We have been on a superb run lately and I think that’s five or six wins on the bounce. The boys were superb and gave everything today. I’m proud of the whole squad and it’s been a pleasure playing with them. We have a great spirit and always have a good laugh. Looking forward to our end of season curry!”
Richard Fogelman scored for L’Equipe from the penalty spot, with joint-player-manager Daniel Cordell telling jewishnews.co.uk: “It proved one step too far for us. We didn’t perform the way we did over the past five games and I think nerves kicked in if I am being honest.
“Josh Lewis and I are so proud if everyone involved this year and I can honestly say it was a privilege for both of us to take the reigns of such a loyal, committed, friendly and honest bunch of lads. I hope we can hang on to everyone whilst building for next year.
“Congrats to raiders on the crown and looking forward to do battle with them and the rest in Division Two next year (there is always a silver lining). Well played to everyone on a brilliant season for the boys in orange.”