Hendon United are the new Premier Division leaders after a Dovi Fehler hat-trick helped them to a 7-1 win over Brady Maccabi.
SUNDAY’S RESULTS AT A GLANCE (SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL REVIEW):
PETER MORRISON TROPHY LAST 16:
Catford & Bromley P Maccabi London Lions White P
Haroldens 1 Los Blancos 0
Hendon United 7 Brady Maccabi 1
Maccabi London Lions Blue 1 North London Raiders A 3
Redbridge Jewish Care A 1 Oakwood A 1
Oakwood B 3 Scrabble 0
Redbridge Jewish Care B P North London Raiders B P
Bayern Mincha 3 Straw Hat Pirates 1
Faithfold B 1 Fairlop FC 5
FC Team 4 Temple Fortune B 1
Hertswood Vale 2 North London Raiders C 3
Mill Hill Dons P Real Hendon P
REAL HENDON FORFEITED MATCH
CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP SEMI-FINALS:
Los Blancos VS Oakwood A
Brady Maccabi VS Hendon United Sports
TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
Joe Nyman (Bayern Mincha)
Rafi Terespolsky (Bayern Mincha)
Ryan Kangisser (FC Team)
Tom Cantor (Oakwood A)
Lee Warner (Oakwood A)
Dani Dennison (Oakwood B)
Dan King (Oakwood B)
Daniel Bean (Fairlop FC)
Rafi Kon (Hendon United)
Yoav Kestenbaum (Hendon United)
Luke Brookner (Oakwood A)
Ben Feingold (Oakwood B)
James Frener (Oakwood B)
Ben Sollosi (Redbridge A)
Daniel Garfinkle (Fairlop FC)
Josh Green (North London Raiders A)
Sam Modlin (Oakwood B)
GOALS OF THE WEEK:
SAVES OF THE WEEK:
1) Joe Nyman (Bayern Mincha) – Got his fingertips to a well-placed shot from outside the area to deny Pirates an equaliser
QUOTES OF THE WEEK:
1) Alon Pinhas (Bayern Mincha) – “He stretched for his life and managed to get fingertips onto a nicely placed shot.”
2) Aaron Dias (Fairlop FC) – “The lads know the performance wasn’t good enough, but even the Jewish Barcelona can have an off day.”
PETER MORRISON TROPHY LAST 16:
CATFORD & BROMLEY MACCABI P MACCABI LONDON LIONS WHITE P
MATCH POSTPONED – WATERLOGGED PITCH
HAROLDEANS 1 LOS BLANCOS 0
Blancos returned from up north with nothing to show for their efforts – as they fell to this slender defeat.
HENDON UNITED SPORTS 7 BRADY MACCABI 1
Hendon’s emphatic margin of victory ensured it ended the day top of the table on goal difference.
Dovi Fehler helped himself to a hat-trick, Zac Lewis chipped in with two, with Rafi Kon and Ari Last also on target.
Hendon manager Greg Corin told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a fantastic performance from the team. I felt we dominated well throughout today, but Brady were still in the game at half-time with the score only 1-0.
“We had a good tactical chat at the break,and a few minutes of some excellent wing play by Yoav Kestenbaum found ourselves a few goals in front.
“The team continued to play at a good tempo right until the last kick of the game and by the end, the result was in my view well-deserved.
“It was an off day for Brady and I’m sure will be a very different test for us when we play the return fixture and meet them in the next round of the cup.
“A special thank you for the commitment shown by a number of players this week as we were short on numbers. It makes a huge difference to the team.”
MACCABI LONDON LIONS BLUE 1 NORTH LONDON RAIDERS A 3
Raiders claimed a much-needed win in their battle to avoid the drop, closing in on their opponents with the three points.
Josh Green scored twice for The Raiders, with Joe Cohen also on target.
REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A 1 OAKWOOD A 1
Oakwood lost out on top spot as they were held to a point by a side, who would also have been hoping for more, with them now sitting six points off top spot.
Steve Summers scored for the hosts, with manager Jon Jacobs telling jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a good game on a difficult and muddy pitch but on reflection, a fair result.
“After a difficult last few weeks for the club, today was all about the squad standing up and playing for each other and being a solid group. The game was fairly even for the first 20 minutes, there was then a sickening clash of heads that saw Richie Caplin and the Oakwood Centre Back both the worse for wear. Both players had to leave the pitch and it is good to report that after some hospital tests, Richie is fine, we send our best wishes to the Oakwood player who stayed and watched the rest of the game.
“Oakwood took the lead midway through the first half and the game was then all Oakwood, but without them really creating anything .
“The second half saw a different game and with about 30 mins left, Steve Summers equalised with a neat close in finish. Even though they had a chance, it was all us and only one team looked like winning.
“But the points were shared after the final whistle was blown.”
Brad Wine scored for Oakwood, for whom manager Dan Kristall told jewishnews.co.uk: “A tough day out in Essex for us where I felt we just edged the game. The pitch and conditions were atrocious and really levelled the game up. It restricted us playing our fast flowing attacking football. Our injury list mounts with two enforced changes before the 20 minute mark to join the big hitters in the treatment room. If we’d had a couple of those guys, I am confident we would have had too much for Redbridge.
“Twelve months ago in our title decider and at the last minute, Redbridge themselves switched us from this pitch at Fairlop to a massive local 3G round the corner. This year they didn’t which to me speaks volumes for how they saw the game going.
“As for our hosts, our poor run in Essex continues (I think it’s four years since we have beaten them now. They battled well and scored in their good 20 minute spell in the second half. Although I felt we dominated the opening hour of the game, we tired as the game wore on and in the end it could have gone either way. I can’t really argue with the result. Jon is a good guy (for a Leeds fan) and organises them well and if they get that sort of team out on that pitch every week, they will go back to beating the better teams in the league like they were last season.
“It shows how far that we have come as a team, that we are so disappointed with this draw in Essex which in the grand scheme of things is a good point.
“The league is strong, Hendon are now big favourites and it’s certainly theirs to lose but we came from nowhere didn’t we?! Like us, Hendon also have some tough tests to come so nothing is decided yet.
“We will keep fighting and once we recover our injured players, we will be in the mix at the end of the season.”
OAKWOOD B 3 SCRABBLE 0
Oakwood closed the gap at the top to five points thanks to Ben Feingold’s first goal of the season, together with Sam Modlin’s strike and a Daniel Seligman penalty.
O’s manager Jason Stein told jewishnews.co.uk: “We played really well today and well deserved the win. At our best we can create numerous chances but today we put them away clinically.
“We needed it after weeks in which we were disappointed to only take one point from two games against Redbridge C and Raiders B.
“We are pleased to do the double over Scrabble who are historically a tough opponent.”
— Oakwood FC (@Oaks_Football) January 28, 2018
Scrabble manager Ray Abrahams told jewishnews.co.uk: “We were second best today in the areas where it really mattered, but Oakwood are a good side and deserved to win the game on the day. We lost the midfield after their first goal went in.
“All three of their goals were fortunate though.The first one was a ricochet as we tried to clear the ball…Adam Solomons in goal for us got a hand to their second but couldn’t keep it out and their third a penalty which the referee has made a huge mistake with as he gave a handball when the ball clearly hit the players side. On another day that would never have been given. At 2-0 you’ve still got a chance but that decision effectively killed off the game.
“The boys are disappointed but we looked a lot better today particularly in the second half and had a few chances that we failed to take.
“At the moment we just can’t even buy a goal let alone pick up points, but we have to keep working hard and we will turn things around I’m confident of that.
“We’ve now played the top three twice and it’s in our hands now against the teams just below us to make sure that we pick up enough points off of them to to start pushing up the league.The last thing we want is to get drawn into a relegation battle.
“In fairness though we just haven’t been able to field the same players two games running due to the ridiculous number of injuries and we’ve already used nearly 40 players this season in the matches we’ve been involved in, but everyone in the squad has done us proud. We had two Scrabble legends playing for us today in Adam Solomons and Tony Gold.The atmosphere in the club is still great and there is a great camaraderie and determination to finish the season strongly in the league and to have a good Cup run in the Supplementary Cup which starts for us in two weeks time.”
REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE C P NORTH LONDON RAIDERS B P
MATCH POSTPONED – WATERLOGGED PITCH
Raiders manager Doron Salomon told jewishnews.co.uk: “We would though wish to thank Oliver Reback, who made himself available at short notice this week to be registered and play, due to an injury to Ben Law, our regular goalkeeper.”
BAYERN MINCHA 3 STRAW HAT PIRATES 1
Mincha moved to the top of the table as they beat the Pirates.
Adam Ellis scored twice, with player-manager Alon Pinhas also on target. Pinhas told jewishnews.co.uk: “The goalless first half was quite a boring half, we weren’t playing the football we know we can play or have been playing recently.
“We knew how important it was to win this game if we want to win the league, went out in the second half and worked our socks off.
“Joe Nyman had the game of his life in goal for us and kept us in the game on about six different occasions. Adam Biton, Rafi Terespolsky and Nicky Cooper all deserve a shout out too as they were all exceptional in their positions today.”
Aron Gale scored the visitor’s consolation, for whom manager Elliot Cukier told jewishnews.co.uk: “I am so proud of our team for their performance. For 60 minutes we matched Bayern Mincha all over the park. We tested their goalkeeper on numerous occasions and for 60 minutes kept their top scorer quiet in a defensive performance which I haven’t seen for quite a while, creating attacks and causing their defence plenty of problems.
“Unfortunately, their goalkeeper decided to have the game of his life and kept them in it at times when we really should have gone ahead, so he deserves the plaudits that he gets for that.
“We showed that in our debut season, we are still able to mix it with the best and take the game to them, and them getting extremely riled up and aggressive towards the end just shows the problems we caused. Some of our boys had brilliant games and on another day, more would have been on the scoresheet. We have two crucial games coming up in the next few weeks, so we accept this, put it behind us, and look forward to the next challenge.”
FAITHFOLD B 1 FAIRLOP FC 5
Fairlop moved up into joint-fourth thanks to this convincing win.
Daniel Garfinkle scored four of their goals, with an own goal making it five.
Manager Aaron Dias told jewishnews.co.uk: “After last week’s heroic performance we knew today wouldn’t be as easy as everyone thought. Faithfold brought a few players down from the A’s which made for a good game, but in truth once the first goal went in after about 15 minutes the game was never in doubt!
“The lads know the performance wasn’t good enough, but even the Jewish Barcelona can have an off day. Three points in the bag and the winning streak continues…”
Dave Leiwy scored The Green’s consolation.
FC TEAM 4 TEMPLE FORTUNE B 1
FC Team maintained their title push with another comprehensive win.
Richard Salmon scored twice, with David Grossman and an own goal sealing the win.
Player-manager Mitch Young told jewishnews.co.uk: “We were very average in the first half and although their A team goalkeeper kept them in it with a number of fine saves, we didn’t feel too aggrieved to be drawing at the break.
“We completely dominated the second half and it was a sound performance in the end. We had four subs for the first time in a long time and managed to give everyone decent game time so that was also pleasing. Credit to Fortune who put in a good shift.”
HERTSWOOD VALE 2 NORTH LONDON RAIDERS C 3
Raiders claimed their fifth win of the season, and in doing so joined Vale on 16 points.
Simon Englander – with a goal of the season contender – and Josh Gorb getting on the scoresheet for the hosts.
MILL HILL DONS P REAL HENDON P
MATCH POSTPONED – REAL HENDON FORFEITED MATCH
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- Maccabi London Lions A
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- Oakwood A
- Redbridge Jewish Care A
- Faithfold A
- Los Blancos
- North London Raiders B
- Oakwood B
- Redbridge Jewish Care B
- Temple Fortune A
- Woodford Wanderers
- Bayern Mincha
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- FC Team
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