HMH continued its flying start in men’s football as they thrashed Brady 6-0, despite playing an hour of the match with ten men.
SUNDAY’S RESULTS AT A GLANCE (SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL REVIEW):
Hendon United Sports 10 Faithfold A 4
HMH 6 Brady Maccabi 0
Oakwood A 2 Los Camden A 5
Bayern Mincha 6 Scrabble A 0
Fairlop 1 North London Raiders A 0
Jewdinese 2 Redbridge Jewish Care A 2
North London Galaxy P Oakwood B P
Faithfold B 1 Mill Hill Dons 0
Faithfold C 1 Hertswood Vale 3
FC Team 9 Temple Fortune 1
North London Raiders 2 Redbridge Jewish Care B 1
Scrabble B 3 SPEC 1
TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
Sam Kanter (Bayern Mincha)
Aaron Rosen (Fairlop)
Jordan Mizrahi (Hendon United)
Ashley Hirschberger (Hertswood Vale)
Ethan Krell (HMH)
Eli Wegrzyn (HMH)
Max Wegoda (North London Raiders A)
Elliot Toffel (Scrabble B)
Ben Levine (Bayern Mincha)
Joe Metliss (Faithfold B)
Ariel Rahamim (Faithfold B)
Matt Berkeley (Fairlop)
Mitch Gold (Fairlop)
David Cohen (FC Team)
Connor Perl (FC Team)
Rocky Spitzer (Hendon United)
Svi Freedman (Hertswood Vale)
Jordan Harris (Hertswood Vale)
Alex Moss (HMH)
Dan Hodes (North London Raiders Masters)
Alex Jacobs (North London Raiders A)
Matt Kleinman (North London Raiders Masters)
Nicky Skone (North London Raiders Masters)
Adam Ellis (Bayern Mincha)
Jack Josephs (Faithfold B)
James Jaconelli (Fairlop)
Mitch Young (FC Team)
Richard Salmon (FC Team)
Chaim Korman (Hendon United)
Zack Lewis (Hendon United)
Bradley Lazarus (Scrabble B)
GOALS OF THE WEEK:
1) Adam Ellis (Bayern Mincha) – A belter of a strike from 25 yards out, which flew into top corner giving the goalkeeper absolutely no chance
2) Alon Pinhas (Bayern Mincha) – Left-footed screamer from outside the box, hammered into the roof of the net
3) Rocky Spitzer (Hendon United) – Received the ball on the edge of the box before committing two Faithfold defenders, dragging the ball away from the leaving them sliding into each other before finishing into the bottom corner off the post
4) Ben Shirbini (Faithfold A) – Received the ball with his back to goal, turned well and then proceeded to dance past five Hendon players, before planting the ball right into the top corner
5) Dean Rosenthal (Los Camden A) – Ran onto a pass, from 30 yards out took his shot early and whipped a dipping ball into the top corner completely stranding the goalkeeper in his footsteps
6) Richard Salmon (FC Team) – David Cohen picked up the ball in his own half and with the outside of the boot played an unbelievable through pass round the back of the Fortune defence, spotting the run of Salmon, who applied the finish
7) Mitch Young (FC Team) – Picked up the ball in the center of midfield, beat the man then played the ball out right to Eddie Sternberg, Young carried on his run into the box and Sternberg picked him out with a brilliant cross for Young to thunder home the header
8) James Jaconelli (Fairlop) – Collected the ball 20 yards from goal, turned and smashed the ball low and hard into the bottom right corner
SAVES OF THE WEEK:
1) Jake Sanders (Fairlop) – Made a fingertip save to keep out a vicious drive from 20 yards which was heading for the top corner
2) Dean Caplin (Redbridge Jewish Care A) – Produced an amazing – described as “world class” – point-blank save
QUOTES OF THE WEEK:
1) Stirling Kay (Los Camden A) – “I’ve ordered my players not to shake the lulav and Etrog this week, I don’t want any injury risks and want them rested and fit for next week.”
2) Mitch Young (FC Team) – “After two tough defeats I told the players in the changing room enough is enough and it is time we start taking our football and opponents more seriously.”
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HENDON UNITED 10 FAITHFOLD A 4
Hendon moved joint-top as hat-tricks from Chaim Korman, Rocky Spitzer and Zack Lewis helped them to this emphatic win.
Jonti Aremband was also on target for the Premier Division champions, for whom manager Jordan Sapler told jewishnews.co.uk: “We didn’t have the best preparation for this game and the pressure was starting to build on the team after a poor first couple of games. I asked for a reaction and for a message to be sent out to the league and the boys delivered.
“From the first whistle the boys were on it today, pressing and closing down well leaving Faithfold with no options but to waste possession. The first half was the Chaim Korman show, he scored 3 goals and got a further 2 assists to see us 5-1 up at half time and that’s not mentioning another ruled out for offside. We conceded from poor marking at a corner. Rocky got into the game scoring the other two, with his second worthy of being goal of the week. He received the ball on the edge of the box before committing 2 Faithfold defenders, dragging the ball away from the leaving them sliding into each other before finishing into the bottom corner off the post.
“The second half was then the Zack Lewis show, he completed his hattrick, before Jonti scored his first competitive goal for the team with a lovely left-footed curling effort. Rocky put the icing on the cake with a lovely team goal for the 10th. Chaim Korman again had another effort ruled out for offside after great work by Yehuda Korman.
“We then lost concentration and showed inexcusable lapses of concentration to allow Faithfold to score three late undeserved goals to leave the scoreline looking more flattering then it should’ve been.
“We had no centrebacks and no Russell Corin in goal, Avi Korman and debutant Jordan Mizrahi played centre back and put in a superb performance. Jonti Aremband, Mordy Weiler and then Zac Garbacz and Yehuda Korman when they came on nullified their dangerous wingers to being spectators all game. Ari Last and Josh Harris were a different class in the middle and the front four of Greg Corin, Zack Lewis, Rocky Spitzer and Chaim Korman were completely unplayable at times.”
Ben Shirbini, Louis Naghten, Johnny Gahan and Chaim Bordon scored for Faithfold, for whom player-manager Avi Markiewicz told jewishnews.co.uk: “We started well and were the better team for the first 20 minutes and then one quick counter attack later Hendon scored.
“We equalised and again maintained possession and attacking threat but we couldn’t live with Hendon on the counter. The same continued after the break. We were stuck in a vicious circle. The more they scored, the more we pushed, the more we pushed the more open we were at the back. The first couple of goals were so crucial in this game and we just didn’t get them. Maybe we should have sat back and just shut up shop but that’s just not in our nature at Faithfold.
“With out our entire starting back line we were always going to struggle, Avi Mocton, Josh Wagner, David Kizneris and Gideon Caller all away. Going forward wasn’t the problem but we couldn’t contain them on the break and they scored 11 of their 14 attacks.
“Credit to Chaim Korman and Rocky Spitzer who really made the difference for them today. We can take from this that we scored four against the champions and Ben Shirbini probably scored the goal of the game dancing past five of their players but at this level if you don’t have your regulars you will be punished and we were punished severely.”
HMH 6 BRADY MACCABI 0
HMH continued its flying start in men’s football as they hit Brady for six.
Oscar Wagner scored twice, with Alex Moss, Dom Feldman, George Goldberg and Josh Goldstein also all on target.
Manager Avi Goldberg told jewishnews.co.uk: “I sent the lads out with a very aggressive 2-4-4 game plan in terrible weather conditions. The lads executed the plan to perfection.
“The one sour moment was Wagner being sent off on the half hour which meant we were reduced to 10 men for an hour. But the lads stepped up and won the rest of the game 3-0 and in truth it could and should have been a lot more. Another Sunday and another victory with a clean sheet. What more can I ask? A repeat every week will do nicely!”
Brady manager Joel Nathan told jewishnews.co.uk: “Let’s just say the better team won today in horrible conditions. HMH are a very strong team who have come into the league and are serious contenders if not favourites for the league, good luck to them.
“The positive from our side was having Rob Cohen back for his first game in a year after his serious knee injury.”
OAKWOOD A 2 LOS CAMDEN A 5
Los Camden made it two wins from two as they pulled off one of the shock results of the day.
Two goals from Oli Sade, coupled with strikes from Dean Rosenthal, Dan Orgel and Johann Jordi saw them to the impressive win.
Manager Stirling Kay told jewishnews.co.uk: “I felt we controlled the game and Oakwood found it difficult to break down, a perfectly executed team performance from the boys today.
“From the first minute of the game the back four dealt with everything that was thrown at them and Moo was vocal and commanding, the men in the middle worked tirelessly winning the ball back and gave us options going forward. The three up front looked dangerous and were all rewarded with goals for their hard work and tiring shifts they put in.
“Our substitutes came on and helped us get over the line, it was our team ethic and hard work which gave us this win. A word about Oakwood they are a tremendous footballing side and we really enjoyed the high quality challenge they presented, we wish them well for their next few games and know they will be tough team for anyone to play against.
“But I’ve ordered my players not to shake lulav and Etrog this week, I don’t want any injury risks and want them rested and fit for next week.”
“Missing nine regular first team players, losing the goalkeeper in the warm-up and not having a striker was not the ideal preparation, but that shouldn’t be taken away from our visitors. Stirling works hard and has a good bunch of players. They will take point off plenty. Especially if they defend as well as that.
“We move on and welcome back a few of the absentees. We must improve – its that simple. DC and I expect a reaction both on and off the pitch.”
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|Los Camden B||2||0||0||2||3||8||-5||0|
BAYERN MINCHA 6 SCRABBLE A 0
Bayern Mincha bounced back from last week’s defeat as another hat-trick from Adam Ellis helped it to this emphatic win.
Sam Kanter, Alon Pinhas and Phillipe Auret scored the other three goals.
Scrabble manager Ray Abrahams told jewishnews.co.uk: “A very frustrating morning for us as we finished the game with just nine players and no goalkeeper.
“At half-time and in appalling weather conditions we limited Bayern to one goal and with the wind behind us in the second half, I really felt we could go on and get something out of the game, but our goalkeeper Ed Bloom picked up a horrendous injury and had to leave the game with Craig Cole, who was pulling the strings for us in midfield picking up the gloves to take over. With no subs we went down to 10 players then nine as Jamie Rodney had severe cramp and effectively was out of the game after running himself into the ground the whole game with a sterling performance. With nine players we found it hard to hold Bayern off and they capitalised on it by scoring five second half goals to beat us comfortably.
“I’m so proud of the way we carried on fighting after the setbacks. We will go again next week and try again to turn around our poor start to the season.I feel we are not too far away from getting some points on the board but it’s a tough competitive Division this year.”
FAIRLOP FC 1 NORTH LONDON RAIDERS A 0
Fairlop made it two wins from three games as James Jaconelli’s goal proved to be the difference between the two sides.
Raiders co-manager Gid Gale told jewishnews.co.uk: “The Fairlop players reaction at full-time says it all, they knew they were in a game and were lucky to grab the points. Credit to their boys, difficult to break down but without their goalkeeper it’s a different game.
“The kids pulled off two/three worldie saves so credit to him… with our goalkeeper not having one save to make! Not the start we were looking for but as soon as we start clicking not many teams in this division will get close to us. This really is a division of fine margins and with our plans to stop Ellis next week you may all finally see our quality as we pick up our first three points.”
JEWDINESE 2 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A 2
Redbridge lost its 100% winning start to the season – and did so by also losing a two-goal lead.
Alex Paraskeva and James Berkley had fired the visitors into a two-goal lead. Player-manager Sam Rank told jewishnews.co.uk: “The football we played in 30 minutes was sensational, and this should have been enough to kill the game off, but fair play to Jewdinese for battling back.
“We feel yesterday’s game was a defeat and that says it all. I expect a backlash at Scrabble next week. Maybe a late cricket season score.
“I’d like to wish Scott Oldstein a speedy recovery from his injury, the ex-Redbridge player is a top lad and will hopefully be back on a pitch soon.”
Goals from Brad Lander and Ben Berrick helping the Zebras secure a point
NORTH LONDON GALAXY P OAKWOOD B P
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|Mill Hill Dons||3||1||0||2||5||4||1||3|
FAITHFOLD B 1 MILL HILL DONS 0
Faithfold moved clear in second spot, thanks to this hard-fought win over The Dons, which came courtesy of Ariel Rahamim’s strike.
Manager Motty Korman told jewishnews.co.uk: “Very difficult conditions but an excellent performance from all the boys against a good opposition. I never would have expected seven points from our first three games, roll on next Sunday!
“A brilliant goal from Ariel was the difference, but special mention for our centre-back Doron Shooter who was immense at the back. Nothing got past him all morning and was outstanding and deserving of the man of the match. Not many teams stop Mill Hill Dons scoring…
FAITHFOLD C 1 HERTSWOOD VALE 3
Vale made it three wins from three at the top of the table as goals from Jonny Kaye, James Millet and Harry Graham saw them come from a goal down to maintain their 100% winning start to the season.
Vale manager Jacob Emanuel told jewishnews.co.uk: “I’m very proud of the lads for a faultless second half performance in such bad conditions. After starting poorly and falling behind, as a team we showed great mentality to win the match, whereas we may have fallen short in previous seasons. I’ve been quite critical of the team in our opening two matches, but our impressive second half performance was something that Danny and I were very proud of.
“We look forward to welcoming the Dons to Ark Elvin next Sunday in what will no doubt be a cracker of a match.”
Faithfold’s Ben Kfir told jewishnews.co.uk: “We were happier with the overall performance and pleased that as the players get to know one another we are starting to gel as a team and look forward to improving our performance.”
FC TEAM 9 TEMPLE FORTUNE 1
FC Team claimed its first points of the season – and did so in style – as they thrashed Fortune.
Richard Salmon scored four times, player-manager Mitch Young scored twice, with Eddie Sternberg, David Cohen and Connor Perl also on target.
Young told jewishnews.co.uk: “After two tough defeats I told the players in the changing room enough is enough and it is time we start taking our football and opponents more seriously. Temple Fortune felt the full force of this. We were sensational today all across the pitch. Dave and Connor made a difference coming in and now we have unbelievable strength in depth. Today we were missing Josh Morris, Ricky Shafier and the Breger brothers!”
NORTH LONDON RAIDERS MASTERS 2 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B 1
The Masters claimed its first win of the season as two goals from player-manager James Cartmell saw it to the win.
He told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was an obviously a very satisfying result, having fought back from 1-0 in the closing stages, but also an enjoyable game played in pouring rain. Indeed we showed great spirit to overturn a lead for the second week in a row.
“We defended well and played some really good football on the zippy surface.”
Steve Summers replied for Redbridge.
SCRABBLE B 3 SPEC 1
Scrabble claimed its first win of the season as two debut goals from Bradley Lazarus, plus a third from centre-back Jez King saw them run out worthy winners against a young energetic SPEC team.
SPEC player-manager Ricky Lawrence, who scored their consolation from the penalty spot, told jewishnews.co.uk: “Absolutely no complaints from us today, we were beaten by the better side today.
“They were well organised, worked hard and took their chances. While we were poor, it would be unfair to blame just us being off our game as to the reason we lost today.”
- 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