RESULTS AT A GLANCE (SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL REVIEW):
PETER MORRISON CUP SECOND ROUND:
MLL Spartans 3 Brixton Old Boys 1
CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP SECOND ROUND:
FC Team C 3 Los Blancos 1 (AET)
Faithfold A 1 Woodford Wanderers 2
Harmen 2 Redbridge A 2
North West Neasden 1 FC Team A 7
Oakwood A 5 Maccabi London Lions Blue 2
Athletic Bilbaum 2 SPEC 3
Camden Park 4 Brady Maccabi 2
AC Whetstone 4 AC Mill Hill 4
Jewdinese 1 Oakwood B 3
L’Equipe 2 Catford & Bromley 1
Norstar London Raiders C 0 FC Team B 3
Boca Jewniors 1 King Crown 3
Hendon United B 2 London Rovers 3
Maccabi London Lions Green 0 Real Sosobad 2
Temple Fortune 2 KS Reunited 2
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS FROM HARMEN 2 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A 2
WEEK SEVEN MATCH REPORTS:
TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
JACK FRANKS (MACCABI LONDON LIONS SPARTANS)
JONATHAN SHAPIRO (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C)
JONNY KAYE (AC MILL HILL)
LUKE BROOKNER (CAMDEN PARK)
EMILE BEN-ATAR (FC TEAM C)
STUART HARING (FC TEAM C)
DAN LEDERMAN (FC TEAM C)
DANIEL WOOLFE (FC TEAM C)
SAM CASTLE (HARMEN)
RICKY RINDER (HARMEN)
JEREMY KAMINSKY (KING CROWN)
YISROEL LEWIS (LONDON ROVERS)
PARYS HAMMOND (LONDON ROVERS)
JOSH BERKLEY (OAKWOOD B)
MAX CLYNES (OAKWOOD B)
RYAN FOX (SPEC)
DAVID GREEN (WOODFORD WANDERERS)
ADAM POOLE (WOODFORD WANDERERS)
GUY MARKS (CAMDEN PARK)
ARON BARNES (FC TEAM C)
CHAIM KORMAN (HENDON UNITED B)
ETHAN DEAL (KS REUNITED)
RICKY ENGLEMAN (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A)
DAVID EDEN (OAKWOOD B)
STEVE GEVERTZ (REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A)
ALEX AVIRAM (WOODFORD WANDERERS)
PAUL BILLAR (WOODFORD WANDERERS)
DAN BANETH (CAMDEN PARK)
ROBERT HERSHKORN (CAMDEN PARK)
SHIM BENSOOR (FC TEAM A)
RICHARD SALMON (FC TEAM B)
MATT DAVIS (FC TEAM C)
DOMINIQUE CHENIART (KING CROWN)
ADAM NUSENBAUM (KING CROWN)
DAVE WOOLMAN (OAKWOOD A)
DEAN NYMAN (REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A)
DARREN ZITREN (TEMPLE FORTUNE)
HARRISON MIDDA (WOODFORD WANDERERS)
GOAL OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
1) STEVE SUMMERS (REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A) – Having been picked out by an inch-perfect cross from Sam Sollosi, produced a delightful cushioned header over the Harmen goalkeeper
2) ARON BARNES X1 (FC TEAM C) – Picked up the ball 25 yards from goal, before curling the ball over the dive of the goalkeeper
3) ARON BARNES X2 (FC TEAM C) – Won the ball deep in his own half, glided past one player, played the ball wide to Stolerman, continued his run at full pelt and met the pass with a neat flick over the goalkeeper
4) JOSH MARKS (CAMDEN PARK) – Finished off a fine team move, as he made a darting run into the 18-yard box before striking the ball cleanly across goal, first time, into the bottom left corner.
5) MICHAEL KHALASTCHI (CAMDEN PARK) – Latching onto a fantastic lofted cross from Luke Brookner, as he headed the ball past the goalkeeper with a beautifully guided header into the top corner.
6) DANIEL BANETH (CAMDEN PARK) – Adam Paris cleverly flicked the ball over the defender’s head, the ball fell to Baneth, who on the edge of the area, shimmied to beat one defender before calmly slotting the ball into the bottom corner.
SAVE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
1) JACK FRANKS (MACCABI LONDON LIONS SPARTANS) – Somehow pulled off an incredible triple-save to prevent his side from falling behind early on
QUOTE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
1) DANIEL BERESFORD (AC MILL HILL) – ““We were useless today and never got out the blocks.”
2) ADAM LURIA (CATFORD & BROMLEY) – “Goals win games, we can’t score goals – we lose.”
SUNDAY CHALLENGE CUP FIRST ROUND:
NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A 5 CETINKAYA CINAR 4
A hat-trick from Ricky Engleman, couple with strikes from Jarred Rudman and Ben Joseph saw Rob Richman’s side through to the second round in thrilling style.
Manager Rob Richman told jewishnews.co.uk: “This was our first experience of the Sunday challenge cup and though our performance wasn’t at its best we are just delighted to win and be in the next round.
“Twice we allowed Cinar back into the game and we know we can’t have these lapses in concentration in future weeks. That being said we looked very strong going forward and with a number of players returning to training this week we are excited for some very important games over the next month.”
BALDON SPORTS 3 HENDON UNITED A 1
Hendon couldn’t join the Raiders in the next round as they bowed out of the competition, despite Greg Corin being on the scoresheet for the MGBSFL side.
Manager David Garbacz told jewishnews.co.uk: “We were extremely disappointed to go out of this prestigious competition. We were up against a top quality outfit who had four-to-five semi-professional footballers in their ranks, but the boys relish the chance to test themselves against this type of opposition and we felt we could have produced more on the day. Having granted them far too much respect in the first 25 minutes we found ourselves deservedly 1-0 down, but slowly but surely we started to get a grip of our opponents and scored a fine equaliser just before half time and finished the first half much the better team.
“Unfortunately we failed to carry that momentum into the second half and despite a brilliant Russ Corin penalty save, we switched off badly at 2 set pieces and against that standard of team it proved disastrous. We felt we acquitted ourselves well but on balance cannot have any complaints about the final score. It is a shame to go out, but as in last season it could prove to be a blessing in disguise, as we put all our eggs once more into the domestic basket in our quest to retain our trophies.”
PETER MORRISON CUP SECOND ROUND (number in brackets represents division of team):
MLL SPARTANS 3 BRIXTON OLD BOYS (1) 1
Two goals from Sam Shooter, plus a Max Kyte strike saw Andrew Landesberg’s side claim another MGBSFL scalp.
CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP SECOND ROUND (number in brackets represents division of team):
FC TEAM C (2) 3 LOS BLANCOS (1) 1 (AET)
The Division Two highfliers saw off their struggling Division One opponents thanks to Aron Barnes’ double and Adam Stollerman’s strike.
Having lost Daniel Stanton and Ben Graham to injuries, the latter going down after Team had made all of their substitutes, the home side played the final 15 minutes of the 90, plus the whole of extra time with ten men.
Player-manager David Gordon told jewishnews.co.uk: “What an absolutely superb performance by the boys; I said I wanted us to have a testing match and we certainly got that. Playing against a team in the division above with 10 men for 45 minutes, we ground out that win through sheer determination and one of the most gutsy performance I have seen at this level. It’s hard for me to put into words how proud I am of this team; more performances like that one and we will go far in this competition.
“The only worry is we are now starting to pick up injuries but we have a big enough squad to cover any absences.”
FAITHFOLD A 1 WOODFORD WANDERERS 2
Woodford claimed their first league win of the season – and in doing so, producing one of the results of the day.
Harrison Midda scored twice for visitors, with manager Tony Charles telling jewishnews.co.uk: “We are going to fight for every point this season!”
Faithfold levelled the score up through an own goal, with player-manager Zuriel Solomon telling jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a bit of a smash-and-grab in the second half as we were camped in theirs. But bad defending and poor shooting = defeat!”
HARMEN 2 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A 2
A late strike from Danny Hakimi denied Harmen the chance to move within a point of top spot.
Steve Summers had earlier equalised for the visitors, coming either side of Sam Castle and Bradley Sharp goals.
NORTH WEST NEASDEN 1 FC TEAM A 7
Team made it four wins from four as they continue to lead the way at the top of the table.
Shim Bensoor helped himself to two goals, with Alon Hershkorn, Yoav Lebens, Rob Sanford, David Joseph Cohen and Roie Spitzer wrapping up an emphatic win.
Manager Ben Gilbey told jewishnews.co.uk: “I am really happy with the result yesterday as we demolished Neasden. From the start, to the final whistle, FC Team A controlled the game. We managed to score seven, however, this number very easily could have been 10 or 12. The team is starting to come together now after a slow start to the season, due to players coming back from injuries and holidays.
OAKWOOD 5 LONDON MACCABI LIONS GREEN 2
A hat-trick from Dave Woolman helped the O’s to this emphatic win.
Guy Helman scored their other two.
ATHLETIC BILBAUM 2 SPEC 3
SPEC claimed their second league win of the season to move further away from the foot of the table.
James Lesner, Daniel Pike and an own goal saw them to the win, with player-manager Ricky Lawrence telling jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a close game but I genuinely think it was the fair result, or at least a game we didn’t deserve to lose. We went 2-0 down after about five minutes, but we then settled into the game and did brilliantly to get three goals in the last 20 minutes to win the game.”
Julius Judah and Jacob Brunner scored for the beaten hosts.
CAMDEN PARK 4 BRADY MACCABI 2
Camden moved a point clear at the top of the table thanks to this impressive win.
Daniel Baneth scored twice, with Josh Marks and Michael Khalastchi also on target. Manager Max Saunders telling jewishnews.co.uk: “The most impressive thing about the victory was not the score itself, but the attitude that the players displayed when we went 2-0 down. Last season we may have folded, but the determination from our players was really impressive and is further evidence of our growth this season.”
Reiss Mogilner scored twice for Brady.
AC WHETSTONE 4 AC MILL HILL 4
There may have been goals aplenty at the Hertswood Centre, but both sides failed to close in on the leading pack as they shared eight goals.
Ben Zloof scored twice for the visitors, with Richard Winton and Jonny Kaye also finding the back of the net. Mill Hill manager Daniel Beresford told jewishnews.co.uk: “We were useless today and never got out the blocks.”
Dan Cohen and Sam Leader scored two each for Whetstone.
JEWDINESE 1 OAKWOOD B 3
Oakwood claimed their first league win of the season as two penalties from Jacob Kleiman, along with Josh Rubin’s equaliser, saw them win a heated affair.
O’s manager Jason Stein told jewishnews.co.uk: “This is a win to savour. A win to build on in two weeks time. We’re a happy camp this weekend.
“After a first half that saw us, once again, pass up countless chances we trailed 1-0 after Jewdinese scored from 20 yards out with a long range half-volley. My half-time teamtalk was positive, I knew we could get back into it and so we did, Joshy Rubin came on after 55 minutes for his first game in 22 months after injury and didn’t disappoint as he levelled the game with a stunning right-footed shot. It was then one-way traffic as their young heads dropped, before Jacon Richler Kleiman converted.
“Andy Myerson was absolutely superb in his officiating. And when a mass brawl broke out at the end of the match, he dealt with it excellently.
“I’m not quite sure how it broke out, either way, it was a regrettable incident. Often these things happen when an experienced team are trailing 3-1 in stoppage time.”
Oli Brill scored for the hosts.
L’EQUIPE 2 CATFORD & BROMLEY 1
L’Equipe moved joint-third thanks to this hard-fought win over the Cats.
James Mandell and John Marrace scored for the hosts, with Mark Singer telling jewishnews.co.uk: “We dominated the first half, pressing Catford high up the pitch and forcing them into errors. Our just-rewards arrived around 10 minutes before half-time when James Mandell got on the end of a through ball and fired into the bottom left hand corner with ease.
“We suffered a set back early in the second half when Mandell pulled a hamstring and had to be replaced. After a slight reshuffle it took a bit of time to settle back in and Catford, to their credit, took advantage and started to impose themselves. However, we still managed to get through a few times and should have settled the game with some decent chances going astray.
“With around 15 minutes to go, they equalised from a long throw, but we refused to accept defeat and with only a couple of minutes remaining, JJ Marrache fired into the roof of the net, after the ball broke free from a corner.
“A hard-fought and well deserved victory for us today. We probably made it a bit harder than necessary but I felt we were good for the 3 points. Two on the trot. We hope to keep up the momentum next week away to FC Team C.
“It was a really fantastic all-round team effort today, if their was an award for team effort of the week, we would certainly expect to be in contention!”
Zak McLeod scored for the Cats, for whom captain Adam Luria told jewishnews.co.uk: “Goals win games, we can’t score goals – we lose.”
NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C 0 FC TEAM B 3
Team made it five wins from five as they extended their lead at the top of the table to six points.
Shuey Mirwis, Richard Salmon and Lorian Madanes all got on the scoresheet for Team, for whom player-manager Mitch Young told jewishnews.co.uk: “We beat a Raiders Team on astro and performed extremely well. We controlled the game, created a hatful of chances and if it wasn’t for the Raiders goalkeeper it could have been a very high scoring game.
“I am also happy with a clean sheet and although not really troubled we kept our focus for 90 minutes. The only slight frustration was the amount of chances we missed, but winning the first five games in the league we have done all we possibly can do. Now the focus turns to next week’s cup game where it will be nice being the underdogs.”
BOCA JEWNIORS 1 KING CROWN 3
King Crown made it five wins from five to stay two points clear at the top of the table.
Ricky Fox, Yoel Deal and Dominique Cheniart scored for Jacob Kadoch’s early season pacesetters, who told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a complete pleasure to see our hunger and determination especially in the second half. The character the boys showed is what every manager is proud to see. Shooting practice next week for the boys cant afford to miss that many chances.”
HENDON UNITED B 2 LONDON ROVERS 3
The Rovers made it four wins from five games as goals from Dovi Vogel, Yisroel Lewis and Parys Hammond saw them win this five-goal thriller.
Club secretary Vyvyan Emanuel told jewishnews.co.uk: “Well in the end I’m quite relieved. Being 2-0 up and seemingly comfortable at 70 minutes, we decided to gift them two goals to even it up. It was quite bizarre! However, we still had the character and belief to win the game and that was pleasing. Of course three points against a dangerous team is always a good result but we should have made it easier than it was. Anyway it gives us lots to work on in training this week and we need to prepare for a huge cup game against Brady next week so we have to make sure the mistakes are cut out.”
Ben Silverblatt and Chaim Korman scored for Hendon, for whom player-manager Adam Glekin told jewishnews.co.uk: “I’m absolutely gutted to lose it so late, I didn’t think we deserved that. But we’ve got only ourselves to blame, it was like deja vu from when we played them in the opening game of the season, finding ourselves two down so early. We did well to get back into the game, and I must single out Chaim Kormon for special praise – it was a mistake not to start him but I wanted to keep the same core of players that had won back to back games. But this kid is different class, he was a cut above anyone else on the pitch. The way he glides past players is almost Messi-esque! The rest of the lads need to step up though, as we won’t have Chaim every week, and three defeats from four games is not the start we were looking for.”
LONDON MACCABI LIONS GREEN 0 REAL SOSOBAD 2
Sosobad got back to winning ways thanks to a 25-yard curling effort from Andy Levy, and a tap-in from Josh Jacobs following some great work by James Law and Josh Cohen.
Manager Daniel Shafron told jewishnews.co.uk: “Our first half display was convincing and at times we had too much time on the ball to know what to do with it. The second half display was a different story. We didn’t play well and came off disappointed but disappointment is ok as we know we can play much better and were just frustrated. Ultimately what matters is we got 3 points and another clean sheet.”
Lions manager David Pollock told jewishnews.co.uk: “We lost, but there were some plucky performances from James Fox and our central midfield pairing of Asher Goldberg and Aaron Spalter.”
TEMPLE FORTUNE 2 KS REUNITED 2
Fortune claimed their first point of the season, as Reunited failed to beat the strugglers to get away from the division’s bottom sides.
Matt Leader and Darren Zitren scored for the hosts, with Fortune’s MGBSFL team rep Nigel Kyte saying: “I’m pleased that the team has finally ended the run of defeats, but now we must push on and begin climbing the table. Everybody in the TF camp has been extremely disappointed to have got off to such a poor start this season. I know that on a few occasions our efforts deserved much more so I remain confident that this team will improve.”
Fortune manager Jonathan Cohen told jewishnews.co.uk: “We tried something different this week and by and large it paid off. The goals we conceded were once again from mistakes and if we cut those out we will win a game or two for sure.
“KS had a great chance to make it 3-1 but hit the bar and then after it was all Fortune and we ourselves had a great chance to win the game in the last minute but their keeper made a point-blank save. “I’m relieved to get our first point of the season but my players were disappointed not to get the win which shows how much we put into the game.
“Credit where it was due also to the referee. I don’t think it was necessarily a difficult game to officiate but he really allowed the game to flow and players to get on with the game.”
Zack Gordon and James Ryan scored for the visitors, with manager James Lewis telling jewishnews.co.uk: “Once again we let at two goal lead slip and find ourselves disappointed and drawing a match that we dominated and missed chance after chance.”