Goals were definitely the order of the day as FC Team recorded its biggest ever victory, scoring 15 times, though just one behind was Jewdinese, who scored 14 times against Scrabble.
SUNDAY’S RESULTS AT A GLANCE (SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL REVIEW):
Faithfold A 3 Oakwood A 6
HMH 1 Hendon United Sports 1
Fairlop FC 2 Bayern Mincha 1
Los Camden B 3 Redbridge Jewish Care B 4
Oakwood B 2 North London Raiders A 3
Scrabble A 0 Jewdinese 14
Faithfold B 4 Scrabble B 1
Faithfold C 0 FC Team 15
North London Raiders 2 Hertswood Vale 5
SPEC 5 Temple Fortune 3
TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
Guy Weisselberg (Fairlop FC)
Josh Morris (FC Team)
Josh Bloom (North London Raiders A)
Tony Plaskow (North London Raiders Masters)
Dave Cohen (FC Team)
Jonny Kaye (Hertswood Vale)
Ben Mandel (Hertswood Vale)
James Millet (Hertswood Vale)
Charlie Kasler (North London Raiders A)
Matt Warner (North London Raiders A)
Nicky Skone (North London Raiders Masters)
Alex Lee (Oakwood A)
Josh Pugh (Oakwood B)
James Berkley (Redbridge Jewish Care A)
Harrison Grant (Fairlop FC)
Conor Perl (FC Team)
Richard Salmon (FC Team)
Mitch Young (FC Team)
Josh Bharier (Oakwood A)
Zack Neiman (SPEC)
GOALS OF THE WEEK:
1) Adam Hilsenrath (Hertswood Vale) – Latched onto Jordan Harris’ through ball, kept running before dinking the ball over the goalkeeper with the most cheeky of finishes
2) Scott Waissel (North London Raiders A) – Outmuscled former EMFT teammate Josh Pugh before pulling the ball out of the sky, let it bounce before hitting an absolute stunner into the top corner on the half volley from outside the box
SAVES OF THE WEEK:
1) Matt Kemp (Redbridge Jewish Care A) – Produced two amazing saves to ensure RJC took the points back to Essex
QUOTES OF THE WEEK:
1) Jason Stein (Oakwood B) – “Frankly it’s as crushing a defeat as I can recall in my five seasons and we’ve got a big job on our hands to recover from it. Only time will tell whether our players have the stomach for that slog”
2) Mitch Young (FC Team) – “We were sensational today and on another day it would have been 20!”
|Los Camden A||4||3||1||0||11||8||3||7|
FAITHFOLD A 3 OAKWOOD A 6
Oakwood moved joint-second thanks to this thrilling victory which came in no small part to four goals from Josh Bharier.
Leor Sidle scored the other two, with joint-manager Daniel Kristall telling jewishnews.co.uk: “A great win and an even better response to last week’s defeat. We played some unbelievable stuff in the first half and blew Faithfold away. We moved the ball quickly and created lots of opportunities. The half-time scoreline flattered them. Although some sloppiness crept in, in the second half, this was a good performance against a good side who have already beaten lots of quality sides this season.
“On an individual note, I am really pleased for Josh, he has settled into life at Oakwood really well and is in the goals. He has his eye on that golden boot award. We know how wide open it is this year and we are still very much in with a shout.
“We will now prepare for the cup ties ahead and look forward to returning to league action in November.”
Player-manager Avi Markiewicz, Eli Davila and Darra Rezagi scored for Faithfold, with the former telling jewishnews.co.uk: “Tough day at the office for us today. With three pull outs, two at 8.30 we were always going to struggle.
“First half we simply weren’t at the races. Oakwood played the better football, were first to every second ball and our press was just not hard enough. We made too many mistakes and were 4-1 down at half-time.
“In the second half we were much better, we pressed far better and really worked hard. With only eleven men it was going to be an uphill battle and to end the second half 2-2 shows that on another day we could have done better but in the end I’m extremely disappointed with the result.
“We twice had players in the sin bin and had a man sent off and I’m very disappointed in that. We were very frustrated with a host of calls, especially quite a few offsides nevertheless I expect better of my team. It’s pretty crazy to think that we’ve scored more than any other club but also let in more. We are looking quickly ahead to next week.”
HMH 1 HENDON UNITED SPORTS 1
Hendon stay top of the table, though had to settle for a point after Yehuda Korman’s strike earned them a share of the spoils.
Oscar Wagner scored for the hosts, for whom manager Avi Goldberg told jewishnews.co.uk: “The boys put in a huge stint today and showed their class. That’s four points out of six against Hendon and we remain the only unbeaten team against them. The other challengers will be very happy. Now we need to start beating the others.”
LATEST STANDINGS (awaiting Los Blancos vs Redbridge A result):
|NL Raiders A||5||1||1||3||10||12||-2||4|
|Los Camden B||6||1||0||5||10||19||-9||3|
FAIRLOP FC 2 BAYERN MINCHA 1
Fairlop maintained its title challenge as Harrison Grant’s strike and an own goal saw them put some distance between second and third.
Manager Jake Sanders told jewishnews.co.uk: “We were far from our best today, despite some good spells, it was probably our worst performance of the season. The only positive was the fact we managed to hold on for yet another crucial three points.
“A special mention to Guy Weisselberg, appearing for the first time this season and almost single handily pocketed Adam Ellis, the top scorer in all three divisions. Made a crunching tackle on the striker early on and barely put a foot wrong
“Also to Harrison Grant. He ran the line superbly, running his absolutely socks off and when the chance fell his way early in the second-half, he coolly slotted home our second and his third of the campaign.”
LOS CAMDEN B 3 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A 4
James Berkley’s match-winning hat-trick proved to be the difference as Redbridge maintained top spot in the table.
Nate Kaskhet was also on target, with player-manager Sam Rank telling jewishnews.co.uk: “The first half performance was a solid 6.5 out of 10, and this showed in the 4-0 scoreline, the second half was more 1/10 – we weren’t good enough.
“If we want to win the league, we need to ensure we perform for 90 minutes, at a decent level.
“We got a big reality check today, I am hoping this will be the big kick up the backside the boys need. Looking forward to the cup game next week.”
OAKWOOD B 2 NORTH LONDON RAIDERS A 3
Oakwood let slip a two-goal lead as they ended up on the wrong side if this five-goal scoreline.
Charlie Kasler’s free-kick halved the deficit for the visitors just before the break, before Scott Waissel and Aron Gale second half strikes completed a memorable comeback.
Manager Jake Yudelowitz told jewishnews.co.uk: “There aren’t enough superlatives in the dictionary to describe the events that would follow once we went 2-0 down, the boys did not let their heads drop and continued to match Oakwood’s physicality.
“All 12 of the boys who took part today were sensational, I’d nominate all of them for TOTW if possible. Debutants Richard Winton and Alex Newman worked their socks off. Gav Fox was a rock, Scott Waissel had his mojo back and Aron Gale looks like he is going to score every time in front of goal now. Ben Rosen and Yarden Sharon were class as always. Oli Misner in goal commanded his area. There was even harmony on the sidelines. A perfect morning.”
Goals from Daniel Selwyn and Daniel Seligman had seemingly put the hosts in control, with manager Jason Stein telling jewishnews.co.uk: “Frankly it’s as crushing a defeat as I can recall in my five seasons and we’ve got a big job on our hands to recover from it. Only time will tell whether our players have the stomach for that slog.
“We played some good stuff in the first half and had, in my view, a deserved 2-0 lead. But once we conceded with the last kick of the half we fell to pieces mentally and physically. The only surprise is Raiders didn’t score more.
“It’s a massive shame for us. We had started the season well, and had played well today, but we’ll get no where playing the way we did for the second 45.
“Fair play to Raiders who took full advantage.”
SCRABBLE A 0 JEWDINESE 14
Jewdinese went goal-crazy as hat-tricks from Sammy Stern, Zack Collins and Zachary Brin helped them to this emphatic win.
Player-manager Jake Erlich, Simon Cohen, Joe Meisel, Brad Lander and Barney Rhodes also all got on the scoresheet.
Scrabble manager Ray Abrahams told jewishnews.co..uk: “It would have been easy to throw the towel in and not play today as we only had 10 players after our captain was taken ill and our team included some masters boys and three teenagers making their debuts.
“But I’m proud of two things after the game. The first was the effort and commitment our boys gave, running themselves into the ground for the club and the second was a fantastic gesture from the Jewdinese manager when he withdrew a player to even up the numbers. The Jewdinese boys are a great bunch of lads and deserve to have a really successful season.We look forward to meeting them later in the season when we have everyone available.”
|Mill Hill Dons||6||2||1||3||13||8||5||7|
|NL Raiders Masters||6||1||2||3||6||12||-6||5|
FAITHFOLD B 4 SCRABBLE B 1
Faithfold consolidated its place at the top of the table with this comprehensive win.
Gav Noe, Doron Shooter, Chaim Gothold and Lolu Hibbert were all on target for the victors, with manager Doron Shooter telling jewishnews.co.uk: “Very pleased with the result, we knew we were up against a very experienced and organised team and we were able to grind out the result.
“It was also important to get back to winning ways after the disappointment of last week. Credit to Chaim Gothold who showed excellent composure to turn his man in the box and finish calmly with the score at 1-1.”
Neil Kochane for Scrabble, with manager Jon Yantin telling jewishnews.co.uk: “We had injuries and only 11 men to play – the old men just couldn’t keep up.”
FAITHFOLD C 0 FC TEAM 15
FC Team made history by recording its biggest ever win in its 15-year existence.
Conor Perl scored a third of the goals, player-manager Mitch Young helped himself to four, with Josh Morris scoring a hat-trick.
Richard Salmon scored twice, with an own goal completing the rout.
Young told jewishnews.co.uk: “Congratulations to everyone involved. After a difficult start to the season hopefully this can be the kick starter we needed.
“We were sensational today and on another day it would have been 20! To make history in our 15th year as a club is a great feeling. Credit to Faithfold – they had one midfielder who was excellent on the day and at times we could not get near him and good luck to them in the future.”
NORTH LONDON RAIDERS MASTERS 2 HERTSWOOD VALE 5
Ben Mandel’s double helped inspire Vale to come from 2-0 down to earn the victory that keeps them a point off top spot.
James Millet, Harry Graham and a debut goal from Adam Hilsenrath accounted for their other three goals, with manager Jacob Emanuel telling jewishnews.co.uk: “We were made to work for this one. Credit to Raiders for playing a perfect game for the first 30 minutes of the match. However, after we nicked a goal back just before half-time, we really stepped up and the boys can be proud of an important comeback win.”
Wayne Davidson and Jonny Blain goals had put the hosts in the ascendancy, with joint-manager James Cartmell telling jewishnews.co.uk: “We knew it would be a tough game against a young and skilful Hertswood team. However, we started well with good passing and disrupting their play and deservedly went 2-0 up, only to concede a soft, and perhaps fortuitous goal, just before half-time.
“This was a key turning point and Hertswood took all the momentum into the second half. They dominated possession, making the most of their superior fitness, and we lost our shape a bit. To be fair, they were worthy of their equaliser and subsequent goals albeit again some fortune about one or two of them.”
SPEC 5 TEMPLE FORTUNE 3
Four goals from Zack Neiman helped the Bananas win this eight-goal epic!
Sam Martin scored their fifth goal, for whom player-manager Ricky Lawrence told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a close game and we had to work very hard for our win. We were pegged back three times but we held on at the fourth time of asking.”
- Brady Maccabi
- Faithfold A
- Hendon United Sports Club
- Highgate and Muswell Hill
- Los Camden A
- Maccabi London Lions
- Oakwood A
- Bayern Mincha
- Los Camden B
- North London Galaxy
- North London Raiders A
- Oakwood B
- Redbridge Jewish Care A
- Scrabble A
- Faithfold B
- Faithfold C
- FC Team
- Hertswood Vale
- Mill Hill Dons
- North London Raiders Masters
- Redbridge Jewish Care B
- Scrabble B
- Temple Fortune