Hendon moved a step closer to securing the treble after they comfortably beat Norstar at Wingate, while Woodford Wanderers clinched the Divison One title…
RESULTS AT A GLANCE (SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL REVIEW):
CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP FINAL:
Hendon United A 3 Norstar A o
MGBSFL-MMFL CUP FINAL:
Hendon United B 2 Norstar B 3
Oakwood A 8 London Maccabi Lions Blue 1
Chigwell Athletic 0 North West Neasden 8
Woodford Wanderers 2 Brady Maccabi B 1
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS FROM HENDON UNITED B 2 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B 3 TO FOLLOW ON TUESDAY
WEEK THIRTY FOUR PHOTOGALLERY:
WEEK THIRTY FOUR MATCH REPORTS:
DAVID SIMNOCK (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B)
BEN ROSENTHAL (WOODFORD WANDERERS)
BEN KON (HENDON UNITED A)
ARI NEVIES (HENDON UNITED A)
ALON BLITZ (HENDON UNITED B)
YISROEL LEWIS (HENDON UNITED B)
ALEX NEISS (HENDON UNITED B)
DAN FIELD (NORTH WEST NEASDEN)
SCOTT KAY (NORTH WEST NEASDEN)
JOSH BENTLEY (OAKWOOD A)
GREG CORIN (HENDON UNITED A)
YOAV KESTENBAUM (HENDON UNITED A)
ARI LAST (HENDON UNITED A)
DAVID ESTERKIN (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B)
JAMIE COOPER (NORTH WEST NEASDEN)
ALEX AVIRAM (WOODFORD WANDERERS)
JAMIE KENT (NORTH WEST NEASDEN)
DAVE WOOLMAN (OAKWOOD A)
MITCH HAHN (WOODFORD WANDERERS)
1) JOSH GILBREY (NORTH WEST NEASDEN) – Receiving a cross-field pass in the centre circle, looked up, saw the goalkeeper off his line and volleyed the ball home
1) DAVID SIMNOCK (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B) – A match-winning save, with striker bearing down on goal in a one-on-one situation, managed to deflect shot around for a corner.
1) ALEX AVIRAM (WOODFORD WANDERERS) – “This is what happens when you have a real coach take your team rather than an overweight ageing volunteer!”
2) STIRLING KAYE (NORTH WEST NEASDEN) – “In October we were eighth, in May we were seven minutes from the title.”
3) DAVID GARBACZ (HENDON UNITED A) – “They did look magnificent in their cup final suits and ties and training tops though and would certainly be worthy winners of the best turned out award.”
CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP FINAL:
HENDON UNITED A (Prem) 3 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A (Prem) 0
Hendon eased to victory at Wingate to clinch the cup double, leaving them just one more competition to win – the Premier Division title – to secure another treble.
Ben Kon, Yoav Kestenbaum and an Ari Last penalty seeing them to their second success at Wingate on consecutive Sundays.
MGBSFL-MMFL INVITATIONAL CUP FINAL:
David Esterkin scored twice for the Raiders, with Will Ufland scoring the eventual winner.
Chaim Gothold and Alex Neiss scored for Hendon.
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS TO FOLLOW…
OAKWOOD A 8 LONDON MACCABI LIONS BLUE 1
Oakwood moved up into sixth spot as they crushed the Lions.
Dave Woolman scored five times, Bradley Wine helped himself to a couple, with Ben Buck netting the eighth.
CHIGWELL ATHLETIC 0 NORTH WEST NEASDEN 8
Neasden recorded an emphatic win, though it wasn’t enough to pip Neasden to the title.
Jamie Kent helped himself to a hat-trick, Adam Arnold and Josh Gilbery scored two each, with Scott McKenzie also on target.
Manager Stirling Kaye told jewishnews.co.uk: ” We left our best performance to last. Knowing a win would give us promotion and to win by four or more could give us the title, it was for us to produce and that we did.
“Leading 1-0 at half-time, I asked the boys for a big second half and they were brilliant. This was against a Chigwell side who since Christmas have been very good and who had beaten us too. They don’t let many goals in so to score seven second-half goals shows what fantastic football we played. When the game was finished we were seven minutes away from winning the title. That would have been unbelievable but Woodford scored a late winner.
“In October we were eighth, in May we were seven minutes from the title. It’s been a fantastic effort from every one in the squad, I am so proud of every one of them and now we look forward to the challenge of competing with the very best. I would like to congratulate Woodford players on winning the league and look forward to playing them next year.”
WOODFORD WANDERERS 2 BRADY MACCABI B 1
Woodford clinched the title on a dramatic last day of action, as two goals from Mitch Hahn saw them to the championship.
Manager Tony Charles told jewishnews.co.uk: “We continued our disciplined approach to today’s game and proved why we are champions. We have been top for most of the season and have won the most matches and have the best defensive record!
“I’m very proud of the squad as promotion was out aim all season and this was achieved with a game to spare. Yet the players didn’t want to settle for ‘just’ promotion and now bow out as champions! Something no one can ever take away. It’s too early to talk about next season, but rest assured we are not joining the Premier Division to make up numbers.”
Chairman Alex Aviram said: “This is what happens when you have a real coach take your team rather than an overweight ageing volunteer!
“Woodford will enjoy our day in the sun, we finished first!”
Stanley Offord scored for Brady, for whom player-manager Josh Dagul told jewishnews.co.uk: “The boys put in a proper shift today and I can only congratulate them for that. Also congratulations to Woodford and Neasden on promotion. Hopefully watching Woodford celebrating on the pitch will spur the boys on for next season. With the right additions and correct attitude we’ll be up there challenging again next year and hoping to go one better.