Hendon bounce back from opening day shock defeat

Hendon bounce back from opening day shock defeat

Premier Division champions back to winning ways, while inter-club Faithfold match sees B's put seven goals past its C team

Andrew Sherwood is the Jewish News Sport and Community Editor

Hendon United bounced back to winning ways following last week’s shock defeat, while there were also top-flight victories for Faithfold and Oakwood.


Brady Maccabi 1 Faithfold A 3
Los Camden A 1 Hendon United Sports 2
Maccabi London Lions 1 Oakwood A 3

Los Camden B 1 Fairlop FC 5
North London Galaxy 2 Jewdinese 2
Oakwood B 4 Scrabble A 0
Redbridge Jewish Care A 3 Bayern Mincha 2

Faithfold C 0 Faithfold B 7
Mill Hill Dons 1 Redbridge Jewish Care B 2
Scrabble B 0 Hertswood Vale 3
SPEC 5 FC Team 3
Temple Fortune 1 North London Raiders Masters 1





Ben Lewis (Oakwood B)

Max Freedman (Fairlop FC)
Eli Davila (Faithfold B)
Avi Mocton (Faithfold A)
Aron Luftig(Faithfold A)
Alex Trup (Hertswood Vale)
Brad Lander (Jewdinese)
Grant Reingold (Jewdinese)
Dale Bradman (Oakwood A)
Danny Denison (Oakwood B)
Dan King (Oakwood B)
Josh Klepper (Temple Fortune)

Louis Naghten (Faithfold A)
Alex Goodman (Faithfold B)
Guv Noe (Faithfold B)
Ben Mandel (Hertswood Vale)
Billy Lee (Jewdinese)
Jack Mattey (North London Galaxy)
Josh Shack (North London Galaxy)
Matt Kleinman (North London Masters)
Elliot Espinoza (Oakwood B)

Harrison Grant (Fairlop FC)
Benny Goldberg (Faithfold B)
Chaim Korman (Hendon United)
Jack Davis (North London Galaxy)
Louie Libbert (Oakwood B)
Zack Neiman (SPEC)





1) Sam Modlin (Oakwood B) – A scintillating counter attack saw Oakwood move the ball from their box to goal in just a few seconds. Dan Ash sprinted for 60 yards, laid it off to Dan Selwyn who passed it first time to Louie Libbert, he crossed for Mods to tap in. Glorious football.

2) Sammy Huberman (North London Raiders Galaxy) – A brilliant 22-yard equaliser driving it into the top left hand corner.

3) Lollu Hibbert (Faithfold B) – An unbelievable strike from just outside the area – found himself with a bit of room and arrowed the ball into the side netting without thinking twice

4) Mark Singers (Temple Fortune) – A stunning curling shot from 30 yards out which the goalkeeper couldn’t get near

5) Sammy Huberman (North London Galaxy) – An unbelievable saw the ball fall to him on the edge of the box, from where he provided an excellent first time finish into top left corner

6) Louis Naghten (Faithfold B) – Sublime Cantona-esque chip the top left corner from the right hand side of the box – technique at it’s finest





1) Jon Yantin (Scrabble B) – Hertswood were always favourites to win with Scrabble players at least double their age man for man



Pld Won Draw Loss Goal+ Goal- Diff Points
HMH 1 1 0 0 5 1 4 3
Oakwood A 1 1 0 0 3 1 2 3
Faithfold A 2 1 0 1 5 4 1 3
London Lions 2 1 0 1 4 5 -1 3
Hendon Utd 2 1 0 1 5 4 1 3
Los Camden A 1 1 0 1 1 2 -1 0
Brady  1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0


Faithfold bounced back from its opening day defeat last week, as Brady began the season with defeat.

Louis Naghten scored twice for The Greens, with Ben Shirbini also on target. Player-manager Avi Markiewicz told jewishnews.co.uk: “We worked hard all over the field and didn’t have a shot to save the entire game apart from the goal which was from a set-piece.

“This week we got the win our performance deserved. We still need to be more clinical in front of goal as we could have had ten. Hopefully we can kick on next week in what should be a tasty match as Division 1 Champions against the Prem Champions.”

Jordan Nathan scored for Brady, for whom manager Joel Nathan told jewishnews.co.uk: “Not a great start to the season as we just didn’t get going, but credit to Faithfold who played a unit and didn’t let us play especially in the first half. Although we held them at bay for 30 minutes, we then made two bad mistakes to let them go in 2-0 up, their  second goal was an excellent chip but if we had held our line we would of conceded.

“The second half we played with a much better tempo and deservedly got one back through Jordan heading in a free-kick, but then we just couldn’t find the second goal and although I thought we should have had at least one penalty, it wasn’t to be. With us pushing forward in the last 10 minutes, we gave the ball away very cheaply and got punished

“We will go again next week against HMH which is going to be a big test.”


Hendon bounced back from last week’s shock defeat to claim a much-needed win.

Zack Lewis and an own goal saw them to the points, with manager Jordan Sapler telling jewishnews.co.uk: “We are still to get out of second gear this season. The pitch didn’t help, a bumpy hole filled park pitch was never going to allow for great football and it’s a shame it was moved from a nice 4G pitch during the week.

“We went one behind to a free kick and then lost Russell Corin to a thigh strain and had to put centre-back Ari Nevies in goal. Going in at half time 1-0 down we knew we had to take the game to them in the second half and did that. We had 80 percent of the ball in the second half and completely dominated, Ari didn’t have a shot to save.

“Zack gambled on a drop by their keeper to finish into the top corner and then Chaim Korman twisted and turned his man on the byline to cross into the box and then their centre back unfortunately slid the ball into the goal.

“We deserved the win but Stirling deserves great credit for putting together a strong battling team who are hard to break down and will take points off other teams this season.

“We move onto Faithfold next week where hopefully our final third play will improve.”


Oakwood began its campaign with an impressive win against The Lions.

Brad Wine, Josh Cuby and Kyle Bentwood all on target for the visitors. Manager Daniel Kristall told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a great win in a tough away match to start the season.

“Lots of players were back in the side which is a huge positive and more to return. We know that we must improve our level but the main thing about Sunday was picking up the points.

“Over the course of a season, Lions field teams from a huge pool of players so they will cause team problems. We saw that when they drew level yesterday but we kept our heads and battled well. I am confident that our level of performance will improve as the season progresses.

“We now focus on a tough test against Los Camden where we will be hoping to win and get on a real winning run over the next few weeks.

“As the saying goes, “you can’t win MSFL’s in September but you can certainly lose them”. We just have to stick to our task and keep winning games.”



Pld Won Draw Loss Goal+ Goal- Diff Points
Redbridge A 2 2 0 0 7 5 2 6
Fairlop 2 1 1 0 5 1 4 4
Oakwood B 1 1 0 0 4 0 4 3
Bayern Mincha 2 1 0 1 5 6 -1 3
Jewdinese 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2
NL Galaxy 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1
NL Raiders A 2 0 1 1 5 6 -1 1
Scrabble A 1 0 0 1 0 4 -4 0
Los Camden B 2 0 0 2 3 8 -5 0



Fairlop claimed its first win of the season thanks in no small part to a double from Max Freedman.

Harrison Grant, Daryl Rubin and James Jaconelli were also on target, with assistant manager Jake Sanders telling jewishnews.co.uk: “It was nice to get our first victory of the campaign, but very disappointing to concede late on.

“It was great to see one of our new signings [Harrison Grant] to get off the mark so early and also pleasing to see both centre-backs get on the scoresheet.

“We killed the game off in the first 45, but were poor in the second-half and Los Camden deserved their consolation.”


Raiders began its season with a point as Jewdinese were forced to settle for its second from two games.

Jack Davis and Sammy Huberman scored for the hosts, with co-manager Jess Alexander telling jewishnews.co.uk: “Overall, it was a well fought game where both teams competed hard and battled well. NLG did well to come back twice from behind and showed great perseverance and team spirit.

“I thought Jack Davis was an inspiration coming on at half-time giving the boys a great lift and sparking the comeback showing great desire and energy as well as scoring the first goal.”

Co-manager Luke Lewis added: “I thought we were the much better side. Jewdinese sat off us and couldn’t get near us all game. They had to allow us to play, because they knew if they engaged we would nip it last them. They stuck to their game plan in sitting deep and countered well.

“It’s a learning curve for us, this is the first game of many and we know that there is a lot more to come. Some excellent football being played all game, everyone comfortable in possession and we hope to add excellent quality to the league. We have one intention on the pitch: to play football. We want to dictate the game with our style of play and be the ones on the front foot through out.

“We will be back stronger.”

Zac Brin and Zack Collins scored for Jewdinese.


Oakwood got its season off to a winning start with this comprehensive win.

Louie Libbert, Sam Modlin, Ben Feingold and Dan King were all on target for the home side, with manager Jason Stein telling jewishnews.co.uk: “Obviously very pleased to start our season with a convincing win. We played some fantastic football and the application and attitude was spot on.

“Couldn’t have been a better start and now the challenge is to keep that going.”

Scrabble manager Ray Abrahams told jewishnews.co.uk: “We had a new look about us today with seven new players making their Scrabble debuts and three of our regular players who were not available for this game.

“To be honest we were well in the game for long periods and having conceded the first goal we we’re still hopeful of getting something out of the game with the score at 1-0 as we went in for the break.The new sin bin rule took us Down to 10 men in the latter stages of the first half.

“In the end Oakwood looked a fitter side than us and scored three second half goals to win 4-0 but the score flattered them at the end.

“We take a lot of positives from this game despite things going against us because a lot of the boys only met for the first time at the ground today.

“I can’t fault our effort as we gave everything against an established side who broke quickly for their goals but their backline wasn’t strong and we had enough chances to get ourselves back in the game after half time.

“We will get better as the weeks go on and Division One will be a tough league this season with everyone capable of beating everyone else. It’s early days and there will be a lot of twists and turns over the coming weeks.”


Redbridge made it two wins from two as Mincha lost its first game of the season.

Alex Paraskeva scored twice, with Josh Wynne claiming the third. Manager Sam Rank told jewishnews.co.uk: “To win a league, there will be some games you don’t play well  and still win and today was one of them.

“With 12 players out today, our squad was tested, but we dug in and got the win. It also says a lot, when the opposition feel it was there best ever team performance since the club was established and still didn’t win.

“Next week we face a Jewudiense team, who are also unbeaten in the league, and with a couple of old RJC faces, we know we will have to raise our game, and with the returning players, I am confident of a win.”

Adam Ellis scored twice for Mincha, for whom manager Daniel Holder told jewishnews.co.uk: “I’m still at a loss trying to comprehend how we came away with nothing from that game. It was probably our best performance to date since we became established at a club.

“We dominated a top class side for large periods of the game, creating numerous chances which we didn’t convert. Five of our new signings played today and were all outstanding bringing a lot of quality to our team. Redbridge claimed pre match that we are simply a one-man team, but I think that we earned their respect today and they would concede that we have quality across the pitch. Well played to them today and we wish them the best of luck for the season.”



Pld Won Draw Loss Goal+ Goal- Diff Points
Hertswood Vale 2 2 0 0 5 1 4 6
Faithfold B 2 1 1 0 9 2 7 4
SPEC 2 1 1 0 7 5 2 4
Mill Hill Dons 2 1 0 1 5 3 2 3
Redbridge B 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
NL Raiders Masters 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 2
Temple Fortune 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1 1
Scrabble B 2 0 2 0 0 3 -3 1
FC Team 2 0 0 2 4 9 -5 0
Faithfold C 1 0 0 1 0 7 -7 0


The B’s claimed its first win of the season – and did so in emphatic style.

A hat-trick from Benny Goldberg, coupled with Alex Goodman’s double and strikes from Lolu Hibbert and Aron Luftig seeing them to this comprehensive win.

Motty Korman told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a very good performance across the pitch with too many players to mention.

“We started slowly but once we kicked into gear played some really good football and scored some excellent team goals. Pleased to get three points after dropping two last week.”

C manager Ben Kfir told jewishnews.co.uk: “We had many new players who hadn’t played with each other and we didn’t quite find our feet today. We have lots of new players this season so it will take a few games to adjust.

“As the season progresses and the players get to know each other I’m confident we will see sustained improvement. There is definitely potential in the squad. We know what we need to work on in midweek training.”


Rebridge got its season off to a winning start with victory at The Dons.

Richard Slater and Seth Walmer scored for the victors, with Zach Cohen netting the host’s consolation.

Dons manager Brandon Hamme told jewishnews.co.uk: “A disappointing afternoon from us, we were unable to break down a resolute strong Redbridge defence despite having the majority of the possession especially in the second half.

“We were our own worse enemies, we gifted unnecessary opportunities in front of goal and they took advantage. Zach strike late on gave us a glimmer of hope but it was too little too late. I’d say we deserved a draw but fair play to Redbridge, they made it difficult for us and I’m expecting them to be right up there challenging for the title.

“We got some positives to take forward, it just wasn’t to be for us today but can’t feel too disheartened with the performance as it was a closely fought battle. We will look to bounce back next week against what I believe will be a strong Faithfold side.”


Vale made it two wins from two as they claimed this comfortable victory.

James Millet scored twice from the penalty spot, with Ben Mandel also on target.

Vale’s Jacob Emanuel told jewishnews.co.uk: “A comfortable win in frustrating circumstances, but two wins from two. There’s much much more to come from the Vale than we’ve shown in our opening two games.”

Scrabble manager Jon Yantin told jewishnews.co.uk: “Hertswood were always favourites to win with Scrabble players at least double their age man for man. However, two dubious penalty decisions in favour of Hertswood made the job a little easier than they anticipated.” 


SPEC claimed its first win of the season as a hat-trick from Zack Neiman helped them to the points.

Sam Martin and Joshua Green were also on target, with player-manager Ricky Lawrence telling jewishnews.co.uk: “Another exciting game to be involved in and one the neutral definitely would have enjoyed. To be a goal down three times and still win shows the character we’ve got in the squad but we need to start defending better.

“Zack is obviously the hero today with a hat-trick, but Adam Joselyn, Ryan Fox and Ashley Burns had brilliant second halves and we probably did enough to deserve the victory. Josh Green stayed ice cool when one on one with less than ten to go to put us in the lead for the first time and though we gave them chances to equalise, we just about hung in before Zack’s hat trick goal sealed our first win of the season.”


Fortune claimed its first point of the season thanks to a cracking Mark Singers strike.

Manager Simon Linden told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a frustrating morning against Raiders, We worked hard and were close to seeing our the game, but to have won wouldn’t have really shown a honest reflection on the game because in the second half we struggled to get on top and didn’t have enough control of the game.

“I have a completely new look team, it will take a bit of time to click the way we want but with players returning next week hopefully we can get a win to kick start the season.”

Jonny Blain scored for the Masters, with manager James Cartmell telling jewishnews.co.uk: “Another good performance from the team. We had lots of good possession, making a few chances, and we were a bit unlucky to go into half-time 1-0 down to a well-taken goal by TFFC.

“However, the team showed really good spirit to the end and were rewarded with the equaliser with a few minutes to go. A draw was probably a fair result.”


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