FC TEAM C 8 BOCA JEWNIORS 2
TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS
Jake Doffman (London Lions A)
Alex Levack (Faithfold A)
Jon Lessem (Glenthorne A)
Henry Ziff (London Lions B)
Ryan Kissin (Loughton Orient)
Dan Grossman (North London Raiders)
Benjy Dymant (Faithfold A)
Sam Reeves (Faithfold A)
Jamie Bernstein (Glenthorne A)
James Berkley (Glenthorne B)
Richard Gold (London Lions B)
Joel Kutner (Los Blancos)
Adam Waters (Los Blancos)
Darren Ezekiel (Woodford Wanderers)
Dean Shaw (Blizzard Storm)
Marc Lazare (Brady Maccabi A)
Craig Sandford (Glenthorne A)
Avidan Last (Hendon United A)
James Lester (Loughton Orient)
Ethan Zone (North London Raiders)
GOAL OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS
1) JAIMIE SINCLAIR (LOUGHTON ORIENT)
Picked up the ball from 20 yards and found the top corner with a brilliant shot
2) JAMIE CRAWFORD (GLENTHORNE UNITED B)
Saw the keeper off his line and curled the ball over his head
SAVE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS
1) JOSH COHEN (LOS BLANCOS)
In a match-defining moment, somehow managed to stick out a leg to produce an outstanding point-blank with the FC Team striker poised to score, just two yards from goal
QUOTE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS
1) ANDY LANDESBERG (LONDON LIONS A)
“It certainly wasn’t a 12-goal thriller, more an end of season game.”
2) SIMON LINDEN (BLIZZARD STORM)
“I feel like I kicked every ball, running up and down the touchline Paulo Di Canio style – never wanted a win for the team more.”
BRADY MACCABI A 7 LONDON MACCABI LIONS A 5
Brady kept up their pursuit for second spot after they won a goal epic at Rowley Lane.
Marc Lazare scored four of Brady’s seven goals, with Alex Hershman, Rob Lerner and an own goal completing the win.
Benji Weinberger, James Gershfield and Danny Daggers scored two each for the Lions, while Tony Gold fired them into the lead.
Lions player-manager Andy Landesberg told TJ: “It certainly wasn’t a 12-goal thriller, more an end of season game.
“It was a very disjointed performance from Lions today, there was no in between, and when we were poor, we were very poor. Brady thoroughly deserved to win the game, and but for the heroics of goalkeeper Jake Doffman it could have been more. Good luck to Brady in their last two games.
“It has been a very interesting season for us, but all in all we have to be happy with a cup and a vastly improved league position. It’s back to the drawing board and get our thinking caps on how to strengthen and improve next season.”
BRADY MACCABI A 3 LONDON MACCABI LIONS A 2
HENDON UNITED A 3
NL RAIDERS A 2
Hendon kept alive their hopes of runners-up spot though were made to work for their three points.
Avi Last scored twice for David Garbacz’s side, with Greg Corin making sure of three points for the home side.
Hendon manager David Garbacz told TJ: “With not a lot riding on the game it was tricky to keep a decent intensity to our play, but we did our best and came away with an important win in the end.
“In the first half we were knocking the ball around nicely and were looking very comfortable in building a good 2-0 lead through two excellent Avidan finishes. We then switched off right before half-time to give them one back and in the second half Raiders were a lot more dangerous and deservedly equalised after about an hour.
“This galvanised us to finish strongly and eventually our pressure was rewarded with a typical Greg Corin winner with only a couple of minutes remaining. It was important to finish off with a win and secure the runners-up spot.
“Raiders played very well and the match was a great advert for the Maccabi league. Although we are disappointed overall not to retain our championship it is still a testament to our consistency that we still finish in the top two and have done so for the last five years. We will be strengthening in a number of positions in the summer so get your bets on early!”
Ethan Zone and Darren Russell scored for the Raiders, with player-manager Rob Richman telling TJ: “On Wednesday evening of this week with just seven players available, we were very close to pulling out of this game. That was something I have never done in my time as manager and with the help of our B team we got a side out.
“After 25 minutes we were 2-0 down but we carried on battling and fighting for every ball and pulled one back before half-time. For the start of the second half we were much the better side and deservedly equalised and should really have gone on to take the lead with Corin saving well from Zone and Hershman.
“Unfortunately when it looked like we had done the hard work we switched off right at the last moment and Hendon pinched the win. The attitude was spot on and despite losing I’m so impressed by our performance.”
HENDON UNITED A 3
NL RAIDERS A 1
REDBRIDGE A 0 FAITHFOLD A 4
Faithfold showed why they’re champions as they came away from Redbridge with an impressive win.
Sam Reeves scored twice, with Alex Levack and Dan Perkins also hitting the back of the net.
Manager Zuriel Solomon told TJ: “We dominated, albeit Redbridge were not at full-strength, but we also had only 11 players.
“Everyone put in a good shift today as Champions and I told the boys to savour the moment as they have been worthy of winning the league. Today some of football was breathtaking and we produced clinical finishes to finish.
“We yet again kept a clean sheet which is now six in the last seven, which shows why we are where we are.”
REDBRIDGE A 2 FAITHFOLD A 3
FAITHFOLD B VS GLENTHORNE UTD A 0-3/0-4
Glenthorne moved joint-top as they took the six points from their double-header.
Jamie Bernstein scored twice in their first win, with Craig Sandford also scoring.
And the vistors had four different scorers in their second win, with Fabio Rivieccio, Daniel Lassman, Josh Wynne and James Law all finding the back of the net.
Joint-manager Sam Rosenthal told TJ: “A very professional performance, all the boys put in a great shift and we’re delighted to come away with the maximum six points.”
Faithfold manager Rob Shooman told TJ: “We played relatively well besides the fact we had eight players absent through injury and being not available. I would like to give a very big thank you to the C team squad for giving us some of their players, the ones who were allowed to play under the rules, to fill in. They did very well.”
FAITHFOLD B VS GLENTHORNE UTD A 1/3-1-2
NORTH WEST NEASDEN A P CAMDEN PARK (D/H) P
MATCHES FORFEITED – NEASDEN UNABLE TO RAISE SIDE
NORTH WEST NEASDEN A VS CAMDEN PARK 1/2/0-2
SOUTHGATE HARMEN P HENDON UNITED B P
MATCH FORFEITED – HENDON UNABLE TO RAISE SIDE
SOUTHGATE HARMEN 1 HENDON UNITED B 2
UJIA P CHIGWELL P
MATCHES FORFEITED – UJIA UNABLE TO RAISE A SIDE
UJIA VS CHIGWELL 1-3/0-3
WOODFORD WANDERERS 0
LONDON MACCABI LIONS B 4
Lions moved to within two points off top spot after they came away from Woodford with this impressive win.
Lorian Madanes scored twice for the Lions, with stand-in manager James Gold and Dan Green completed the scoring.
Gold told TJ: “We played really well, took the game to Woodford and were full value for the three points.
“Onto next week which is a massive game to keep up the promotion push.”
Joe Sumray had a late effort for Woodford ruled out for offside, with manager Paul Hyams telling TJ: “We started brightly, but were beaten by the better team; simple as that. I was disappointed, after we beat Chigwell I thought we could keep the momentum but good luck to Lions, they are a quality outfit.”
WOODFORD WANDERERS 2
LONDON MACCABI LIONS B 3
ATHLETIC BILBAUM 0 GLENTHORNE UTD B 1
Glenthorne moved up into the top half of the table as Jamie Crawford’s strike proved to be the difference.
Glenthorne joint-manager Liam Stein told TJ: “I’m really pleased with today’s performance from everyone. We have finally found the form Jordan and I knew we had, but unfortunately for us it’s just a little bit too late.
“I’m looking forward to finishing off the season in style with the derby against Redbridge next week.”
Bilbaum player-manager Mark Pasha told TJ: “It was a game played in good spirit and which was very well contested throughout. Quite how we weren’t several goals to the good at half-time is still a mystery to the Baum soothsayers, and sadly we were made to pay in the second half.”
ATHLETIC BILBAUM 2 GLENTHORNE UTD B 2
BLIZZARD STORM 4 REDBRIDGE B 2
Storm kept alive their hopes of avoiding the drop as they produced a dramatic comeback to earn what could prove to be a priceless win.
Trailing 2-0 and with time running out, two goals from Michael Woolf, along with strikes from Dean Shaw and Stuart Muller ensured their destiny is now in their own hands.
Storm manager Simon Linden told TJ: “I feel like I kicked every ball, running up and down the touchline Paulo Di Canio style – never wanted a win for the team more, when I heard that catford lost and us winning we firmly believe we can do this.
“We were 2-0 down but for once we broke the barrier and had plenty of time to get ourselves back in it and win the match.
“We live another week and have a massive game against Raiders next week.”
Daniel Gordon and Jimmy Castle scored for Redbridge.
BLIZZARD STORM 1 REDBRIDGE B 2
CATFORD & BROMLEY MACCABI 0 NORSTAR B 3
Norstar moved off the bottom of the table – in their final game of the season – as two goals from Rob Blackman helped them earn their fourth league win of the season.
Joel Levitt was also on target.
CATFORD & BROMLEY MACCABI 2 NORSTAR B 1
LOS BLANCOS 4 FC TEAM B 2
Blancos kept their promotion hopes alive as goals from Adam Hersh, Josh Caplin, Joel Kutner and Jay Lopian saw them to the three points. MATCH REPORT
LOS BLANCOS 3 FC TEAM B 1
FC TEAM C 8 BOCA JEWNIORS 2
Team secured runners-up spot thanks to this emphatic win.
David Joseph Cohen helped himself to a hat-trick, with James Cooper, Avi Nejad, Adam Aminoff and Jamie Breslaw also scoring.
Jonny Reid scored twice for Boca – including netting a first-half equaliser.
FC TEAM C 3 BOCA JEWNIORS 1
LOUGHTON ORIENT 6 HENDON UTD C 1
Loughton claimed an impressive win over fourth-placed Hendon as two goals from James Lester helped them to the points.
Barry Green, Adam Conway and Jaimie Sinclair also scored.
Craig Philips scored for Hendon, with player-manager Chaim Strom telling TJ: “We were pants, will be pushing for promotion next year.”
LOUGHTON ORIENT 1 HENDON UTD C 2