FC Team C stun London Lions White, while Camden Park ensured they weren’t on the end of a cup upset at Rowley Lane…
WEEK EIGHT REVIEW:
RESULTS AT A GLANCE: (SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL REVIEW)
CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP SECOND ROUND:
AC Mill Hill 2 Faithfold B 1
Blizzard Storm 1 Faithfold A 4
Brady Maccabi B 2 Camden Park 5
Catford & Bromley 2 Chigwell Athletic 10
FC Team B P Woodford Wanderers P
Hendon United A P Shirley Park P
Hendon United C 1 Norstar London Raiders A 10
London Maccabi Lions Blue 6 Brixton Old Boys 0
London Maccabi Lions White 1 FC Team C 6 (AET)
Los Blancos 2 Norstar London Raiders B 1
Loughton Orient 0 L’Equipe 1
North West Neasden 1 Brady Maccabi A 6
Oakwood A P Temple Fortune P
Oakwood B 3 Hendon United B 2 (AET)
SPEC 1 AC Whetstone 0
Redbridge B 2 Athletic Bilbaum 1
Faithfold C 1 Boca Jewniors 3
Norstar London Raiders C 5 King Crown 1
WEEK EIGHT MATCH REPORTS:
TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
Adrian Bourne (Chigwell Athletic)
Mike Myers (FC Team C)
Yaacov Golding (Hendon United C)
Lee Duskwick (L’Equipe)
Oren Hury (North West Neasden)
David Brown (Boca Jewniors)
Paul Hizer (Chigwell Athletic)
Rob Sanford (FC Team C)
Josh Kaye (L’Equipe)
David Prager (L’Equipe)
Will Beresford (London Lions Blue)
Tomer Tricot (AC Whetstone)
James Jaconelli (Chigwell Athletic)
Sam Reeves (Faithfold A)
Shim Bensoor (FC Team C)
Jeremy Julius (FC Team C)
David Dinkin (Norstar London Raiders A)
Luke Goldsmith (Norstar London Raiders C)
Alex Goodman (Norstar London Raiders C)
Oli Nathan (Norstar London Raiders C)
Daniel Polak (Norstar London Raiders C)
Eddie Manson (North West Neasden)
Mike Pearson (Faithfold A)
Jon Kay (L’Equipe)
Jonathan Gaon (Los Blancos)
Josh Green (Norstar London Raiders A)
GOAL OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
1) Sam Reeves (Faithfold A) – A stunning effort, firing in a 20-yard free-kick
2) James Joseph (FC Team C) – A sublime finish from the striker, received the ball, turned his man and finished from outside the area
3) Alex Goodman (Norstar London Raiders C) – Picked up the ball inside the centre circle, ran past three players before slotting home from just inside the penalty area
SAVE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
1) Mike Myers (FC Team C) – One-on-one against Lions striker in the dying minutes of full time, Myers got fingertips to it to send it round the post – described as ‘magical’.
2) Mike Myers (FC Team C) – From another one-on-one, striker tried to take it round Myers but a well-timed tackle eliminated the danger
3) Steven Murad (North West Neasden) – Dived full length to tip away a thunderbolt shot from the edge of the box in his first game back after breaking his finger
QUOTE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
1) Richard Slater (Chigwell Athletic) – “After a ropey first 15 minutes, once we settled into the game we were excellent and ruthless” – speaking after his side’s 10-2 win over Catford
2) Adam Glekin (Hendon United C) – “It was a tough morning for us. It didn’t get off to a great start when our keeper Yak Goldin revealed he had ‘morning sickness’, but seeing as he had a fine game maybe I’ll encourage a few more of the lads to get preggers!”
3) Ian Tussie (Oakwood B) – “We really mucked in and showed some decent ruach.”
CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP SECOND ROUND: (number in bracket represents division of club)
AC MILL HILL (2) 2 FAITHFOLD B (2) 1
The all-division two tie went the way of the hosts – but only just.
Ben Rosenblatt scored for the Greens.
BLIZZARD STORM (2) 1 FAITHFOLD A (Prem) 4
The Greens showed their Premier Division class as two goals from Mike Pearson, along with strikes from Sam Reeves and Rocky Spitzer completed the win.
Player-manager Zuriel Solomon told jewishnews.co.uk: “We took a while to get going and in the first half weren’t in full gear, but did score just before half-time to go in 1-0 up.
“The second half saw up step up a gear and we finished the game off. We were really down to the bare bones, only having 11 men with even myself getting a full 90 minutes. But these games are about getting through and we were always in control. They played well, had a few chances and deserved a goal for their efforts.”
Daniel Simons scored for Storm, with manager Simon Linden telling jewishnews.co.uk: “I was always confident we would give them a game of football even with four or five players missing.
“I was delighted with our performance throughout the 90 minutes, we worked hard with lots of discipline and on another day may have taken one of our first half chances and caused a upset. The game was 0-0 until the last kick of the first half
“No complaints with the mornings work, play like that every week and we will get promotion.”
BRADY MACCABI B (1) 2 CAMDEN PARK (Prem) 5
Brady took the lead through an own goal, but it went all pretty much downhill from thereon in. Josh Newman, who had earlier donned the goalkeeping gloves for Brady, capped off the game’s scoring with Brady’s consolation second.
CATFORD & BROMLEY (3) 2 CHIGWELL ATHLETIC (1) 10
Richard Slater’s side went goal-crazy as they emhpatically sealed their place in the next round.
Doron Weinstein, Hadley Silver and James Jaconelli scored two each, with Bradley Gayer, Paul Lenchner, Glenn Davis and an own goal completing the rout. Slater told jewishnews.co.uk: “After a ropey first 15 minutes, once we settled into the game we were excellent and ruthless today, it was enjoyable to watch.”
Catford had taken the lead through Tom Preveser, while Jamie Sinai also hit the back of the net for them. Adam Luria told jewishnews.co.uk: “For 30 minutes we were 1-0 up and with chances to go further ahead it looked like a shock could be on the cards. Then Chigwell scored three quick goals and our heads dropped.
“We pulled it back to 4-2 at one point but in truth for the last hour we just weren’t up to the task. If you have an off day in the league you can expect to still be in the game, but play badly against a very good team two divisions above you and you’re going to get punished. That’s exactly what happened.
“Still, we’ll view it as a free pass in a competition in which we weren’t ever going to pull up any trees and in the dressing room after, the whole squad was already looking forward to next week. We’ll be looking for a massive Cats backlash to get today out of our systems.”
FC TEAM B (2) P WOODFORD WANDERERS (1) P
MATCH POSTPONED – WATERLOGGED PITCH
HENDON UNITED SPORTS A (Prem) P SHIRLEY PARK (1) P
MATCH POSTPONED – WATERLOGGED PITCH
Hendon manager David Garbacz told jewishnews.co.uk: “It’s incredibly frustrating and annoying.”
HENDON UNITED C (3) 1 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A (Prem) 10
Four goals from Josh Green helped the Premier Division leaders to the most comfortable of wins.
David Rhodes bagged a brace, with Matt Stock, Justin Spiro, Jonathan Peters, Rob Richman completing the win.
Hendon manager Adam Glekin told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a tough morning for us. It didn’t get off to a great start when our keeper Yak Goldin revealed he had ‘morning sickness’, but seeing as he had a fine game maybe I’ll encourage a few more of the lads to get preggers!
“I thought we showed them too much respect in the first half and it was really frustrating to gift them several goals with individual errors…but credit to Norstar, at times I thought their touch, movement and skill were exceptional – certainly a different level to what we’re used to playing against, and we couldn’t cope with it. All credit to the lads though, down 7-0 at half time we could easily have given up and caved in but we kept going and I thought a goal was the least we deserved for our efforts. We’ve got some big league games coming up, and if we play with the same level commitment as we did today we’ll do just fine.”
LONDON MACCABI LIONS BLUE (Prem) 6 BRIXTON OLD BOYS (1) 0
The Lions made it two wins on the spin as doubles from Will Beresford and Ollie Sade helped them to this emphatic win. David Rose and Max Kyte completed the rout, with player-manager Jamie Kyte telling jewishnews.co.uk: “Another clean sheet for kosky and a very comprehensive victory.”
LONDON MACCABI LIONS WHITE (Prem) 1 FC TEAM C (2) 6 (AET)
A hat-trick from substitute Jeremy Julius helped the Division Two side to a stunning win at Rowley Lane.
Shim Bensoor’s double and James Joseph’s strike capped off one of Team’s finest – if not best – ever wins, with joint-player-manager Mike Myers telling jewishnews.co.uk: “A great day for FC Team C, taking on premiership opponents was always going to be tough, but we showed our quality especially in extra-time.
“We had a lot of chances but couldn’t break the deadlock in normal time. As soon as we scored one, Lions heads dropped and we ran riot. A superb effort from the boys.
“The defence were solid today with Rob Sanford, Team’s tower of strength, not allowing much through, but when Lions did get through I was able to make some crucial saves including a one-on-one in the last minutes of normal time.
“I thought the midfield and attack put in a superb shift, with Shim Bensoor rewarded with two goals for his efforts.
“Super sub Jeremy Julius may steal the headlines though. Coming on in extra-time, winning a penalty and then cooly dispatching it to put Team ahead, and also keep Manager Ben Gilbey’s heart rate down, whose passion was clear to see on the touchline.
“A great win for FC Team C and one for the history books.”
LOS BLANCOS (1) 2 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B (2) 1
Second half goals from Jono Gaon and Jeff Gross saw Blancos turn around a potential upset as they just about did enough to book their place in the next round.
Manager Joel Minsky told jewishnews.co.uk: “Once again we did it the hard way against another NLR team in the cup.”
Gaon told jewishnews.co.uk: “We fully deserved our win today and bossed the game for the majority of the 90 minutes. In true Blancos style, we went behind to a shock goal, but we bounced back and showed great character to get the next goal.
“Both goals came from Josh Gaon launching his missile of a throw into the box, with one of them being guided straight onto his younger brothers head, all 4″3 of him. It was clearly a routine they have spent years working on in the garden.
“We’ll take some great positives from this win and hope to march on with 3 points next week against Southgate Harmen.”
LOUGHTON ORIENT (3) 0 L’EQUIPE (3) 1
A strike from the League’s top goalscorer Richard Fogelman proved to be enough as L’Equipe won this all-division three tie.
L’Equipe manager Daniel Cordell told jewishnews.co.uk: “It took us a while to get into the game, but once we got going Fogelman and Jon Kay were linking up well and forced the Loughton keeper to into a couple of good saves.
“With 10 minutes to go in the first half, they were on the back foot and after their goalkeeper picked up a back pass, Fogelman converted the free kick.
“In the second half we had two disallowed goals, while Lee Duskwick kept us in the game in the with a couple of superb saves. Overall we’re happy with an away clean sheet, still unbeaten and looking forward to the next round.”
Orient player-manager Dan Loughton told jewishnews.co.uk: “I’m very pleased with the performance of the team today. Unfortunately we just couldn’t make our pressure tell. We were by far the better team for the whole match and L’Equipe scored against the run of play. There were a lot of positives for us to take from the game and if we play like that most weeks we will win.”
NORTH WEST NEASDEN (1) 1 BRADY MACCABI A (Prem) 6
Brady showed their Premier Division class against a spirited Neasden side.
Adam Arnold helped himself to a hat-trick, with Jonathan Green, Rob Lerner and an own goal completing the win.
Manager Joel Nathan told jewishnews.co.uk: “We started superbly and controlled the first half with our passing game, creating numerous chances and took the lead with a OG following a cross from Jake Rinsler. We quickly doubled the lead with a well taken goal by Adam Arnold and despite them trying to come back, we were always in control with Jonathan making it three with a well-struck shot from an acute angle. The fourth goal was the best of the batch 10 minutes before half-time when Jake Rinsler went on a junking run, played a one-two with Arnold and then laid the ball off to Green who played the advancing arnold in behind the defence to slot home.
“We started the second half sluggish and allowed them a sniff with a defensive mistake which they capitalised on and there went our clean sheet. Whilst they thought they could get something out of the game, we never looked like giving anything away and continued to control the game.
“Arnold completed his hat-trick, running onto a lively through ball and Rob Lerner finished the goals off with a close range finish.
“We were missing a number of boys today however we showed great composure allover the park and played some great football on a great surface. Give credit to Neasden, they kept trying to play football on the ground and will be a decent test for a lot of teams.
“We now look forward to a tough battle next Sunday away to Redbridge.”
Dan Orgel scored for the hosts, with Stirling Kaye, in charge of his first Neasden game, telling jewishnews.co.uk: “After 25 minutes we were 4-0 down and the contest was all but over, it was men against boys Brady were stronger faster and brighter,we were so far off the pace. Brady were very good, we were very bad. However, in the second half we went out and undoubtly were the better team carving out five one-on-one chances, we scored through Dan but couldn’t convert the other four.
“We were stronger quicker and created chance after chance, but in the last 10 minutes Brady snatched two late goals. But as a team we were very pleased the way we reacted to the first half, we learnt that when you play top teams you have to pay for 90 minutes, not 45. But over the 90, a well-deserved win for Brady.”
OAKWOOD A (Prem) P TEMPLE FORTUNE (3) P
MATCH POSTPONED – WATERLOGGED PITCH
OAKWOOD B (2) 3 HENDON UNITED SPORTS B (1) 2 (AET)
The O’s caused the other upset of the day as they beat a side who play a division above them.
Having fallen behind, Eddie Manson equalised with a bullet header from a HaydonDavidson cross, before Hendon regained their lead in, what the Os felt was controversial, believing the ball had rolled out for a throw, but seeing Hendon play on and scored. Josh Marlow drew the Os level again, before player-manager Ian Tussie averted the lottery of a penalty shoot-out by slotting home a late winner.
Tussie told jewishnews.co.uk: “I don’t blame them to be fair or the referee [for Hendon’s second goal], it’s just one of those things. I was just working out who our penalty takers would be (Eddie Manson, Dan Abrams, Haydon and Carl Peters were definits, but I couldn’t decide between Joey Lazare and Nicky Harris) when Dan Abrams slipped me in on the right and I passed it past the keeper for the winner – relief as I didn’t have to decide who would take penalties.
“It was though a great win against a good bunch of lads from the league above. We really mucked in and showed some decent ruach.”
RA Noe and David Garfinkel scored for Hendon.
SPEC (1) 1 AC WHETSTONE (3) 0
A late strike from Dan Pike saw the Division One side to the win against the Division Three new boys.
Whetstone joint-manager Clive Nathan told jewishnews.co.uk: “To lose a cup game in the last five minutes is always hard to take, but this was an outstanding performance from our young team.
“We really could and should have won this game against a strong team that are two divisions above us. I am so proud of every one of the boys that played today and the spirit, determination and talent they showed. We left out our two leading scorers, yet still come away from our first ever senior cup game feeling we should be in the next round. I was particularly pleased with the way our substitutes came on and made a big difference. Their attitude exemplifies what this club is all about.”
REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B 2 ATHLETIC BILBAUM 1
Redbridge moved to the top of the table as goals from Scott Oldstein and Sam Sollosi saw them to this hard-fought win.
Bell Bell scored for Bilbaum.
FAITHFOLD C 1 BOCA JEWNIORS 3
Boca made it two wins on the spin thanks to goals from Yoshua Silverman, Dovi Fehler and Dovi Fogel.
Josh Barnet pulled one back for the Greens.
NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C 5 KING CROWN 1
Norstar moved up into joint-second as a hat-trick from Luke Goldsmith – his first goals since October 2012 – helped them to this comprehensive win.
Alex Goodman and Ollie Nathan’s penalty wrapped up the win, withacting manager David Domb telling jewishnews.co.uk: “After last week, the guys knew we had to put in a performance today. We meant business from the start, playing some wonderful free-flowing football that King Crown found hard to live with, and we could and perhaps should have been more than 2-0 up at half time.
“We’re in the mix at the top of the table and we believe we have the talent to remain up there. We need to take today’s performance into the Loughton game next weekend.”
Mark Posner on target for Crown.