Hendon win top-of-the-table clash to open up six-point lead
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Hendon win top-of-the-table clash to open up six-point lead

Jordan Sapler's side beat Faithfold 3-0 as first and second in the Premier Division met in the match of the day

Andrew Sherwood is the Jewish News Sport and Community Editor

Hendon increased its lead to six points in the Premier Division following a 3-0 win over Faithfold, while the top two in Division One also met…

SUNDAY’S RESULTS AT A GLANCE (SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL REVIEW):

PREMIER DIVISION:
Faithfold A 0 Hendon United Sports 3
Los Camden A 0 HMH 0

DIVISION ONE:
Los Camden B 3 Bayern Mincha 2
North London Raiders A 0 North London Galaxy 2
Oakwood B 1 Jewdinese 2
Redbridge Jewish Care A 1 Fairlop FC 1

DIVISION TWO:
Faithfold B 4 North London Raiders Masters 1

Faithfold C 1 Temple Fortune 5
Hertswood Vale 4 SPEC 2
Redbridge Jewish Care B VS Mill Hill Dons
Scrabble B 1 FC Team 5

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LEAGUE GOALSCORERS CHART (League & Cup)

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CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP – SECOND ROUND DRAW:

Los Camden A VS HMH
Hendon United Sports VS North London Raiders A
Oakwood B VS Jewdinese
Redbridge Jewish Care B VS Bayern Mincha
Maccabi London Lions VS Scrabble A
Fairlop FC VS Brady Maccabi
Redbridge Jewish Care A VS Faithfold A
SPEC VS Oakwood A

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TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:

GOALKEEPER:
Adam Zaidman (Hertswood Vale)
Steven Murad (Los Blancos A)

DEFENCE:
Guy Weisselberg (Fairlop FC)
Gideon Moss (FC Team)
Ashley Hirschberger (Hertswood Vale)
Elliot Moslawy (Los Camden A)
Matt Perlman (Los Camden A)
Jake Rinsler (North London Raiders Galaxy)
Liam Stein (North London Raiders Masters)
Dan Andrews (Redbridge Jewish Care A)
Gab Stone (Temple Fortune)

MIDFIELD:
Raffy Zysblat (Faithfold B)
Daniel Bean (Fairlop FC)
Matt Berkley (Fairlop FC)
Bradley Gayer (Fairlop FC)
Eddie Sternberg (FC Team)
Josh Gorb (Hertswood Vale)
Ben Mandell (Hertswood Vale)
James Millett (Hertswood Vale)
Guy Fenton (Los Camden A)
Sacha Nusenbaum (Los Camden A)
James Belchak (North London Raiders Galaxy)
Jack Mattey (North London Raiders Galaxy)
Josh Shack (North London Raiders Galaxy)
Matt Kleinman (North London Raiders Masters)

STRIKERS:
Motty Korman (Faithfold B)
Richard Salmon (FC Team)
Danny Sherman (Temple Fortune)

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GOALS OF THE WEEK:

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SAVES OF THE WEEK:

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QUOTES OF THE WEEK:

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PREMIER DIVISION:
LATEST STANDINGS:

Pld Won Draw Loss Goal+ Goal- Diff Points
Hendon United 7 5 1 1 24 11 14 16
Faithfold A 8 3 1 4 24 31 -7 10
Oakwood A 5 3 0 2 17 7 10 9
HMH 6 2 2 2 16 8 8 8
Los Camden A 5 3 2 0 11 8 3 8
London Lions 5 1 2 2 12 14 -2 5
Brady 4 0 0 4 4 20 -16 0


FAITHFOLD A 0 HENDON UNITED SPORTS 3
The battle of the top-two saw Hendon come away with the points and open up a six-point gap at the top of the table.

Jonti Aremband, Chain Korman and Rocky Spitzer scored for Hendon, with manager Jordan Sapler telling jewishnews.co.uk: “It’s a shame that Faithfold were once again supposedly under strength for a game agusainst, it always seems to happen when they play us and I can’t understand why a top of the table clash would see so many players pull out when they are available for other games.

“None the less we play what’s in front of us and it was a fairly routine win that extends the lead at the top. We no face Oakwood twice within the next month and that could have a huge say in the remainder of the season.”

Faithfold player-manager Avi Markiewicz told jewishnews.co.uk: “Last night at 12am we had nine men. I genuinely thought I was going to have to call the game off. Thankfully with a bunch of phone calls we managed to get 11 men and a big thanks to those that stepped up last minute.“With so many first teamers missing this was always going to be difficult. First half we defended resolutely, we restricted Hendon to possession but no more than that really. Five minutes before the break they got the breakthrough with a nice through ball and finish.

“In the second half we continued to defend well and again they had limited chances. With about 10 minutes to go we really started to go for it and were desperately unlucky to see a shot hit the bar and the following goal mouth scramble, not get a goal.

“We felt we could nick a point but as we pushed we were left more open. Nevertheless their second we felt was unjust. A nicely placed shot but nevertheless close to the keeper was obstructed by a player clearly offside that jumped over the ball and blatantly put the keeper off killed the game. As we pushed for a goal they found a third in the dying minutes with some neat passing.

“They were worth the win and played well however I was very pleased with my men out there today. We worked really hard and were up against it from the start. We matched the best team in Jewish football in game plan for 85 minutes and the lads did themselves proud.”

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LOS CAMDEN A 0 HMH 0
A rarity in Jewish football – a goalless draw – saw both sides have to settle for a share of the spoils.

HMH manager Avi Goldberg told jewishnews.co.uk: “Today was a feisty but drab affair as both teams saw out 0-0 draw on a tight school kids pitch. We had two goals from Ethan Krell, both chalked off for offside one either side of half-time and Alex Moss hit the bar in the first half, but they had a few chances as well, particularly in the second half and hit the post.”

Camden manager Stirling Kay said: “I’m left praising the lads again, we had many notable absentees prior to kick off and we lost two experienced squad members in Tiano and Gilbery to injury in the first half. The lads were able to get stuck in and defend solidly like we have all season. With the chances we created especially in the second half I’m upset we couldn’t get another late winner but take nothing away from HMH who had chances of their own in the first half and have proven they are tough competition to everyone in the league.

“I’d like to applaud my defence who were strong today as well Guy Fenton stepping into midfield for the absent Johaan and Sacha who had a terrific game. Unluckily for them Matt Perlmann stepped up for his first A team appearance at right back and had a terrific game earning my MOTM award. We remain unbeaten since the opening day of the season and I’m excited to get the lads in to training to make sure we can continue our momentum into next weeks fixture.”

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DIVISION ONE:
LATEST STANDINGS:

Pld Won Draw Loss Goal+ Goal- Diff Points
Redbridge A 9 6 3 0 37 17 20 21
Fairlop 7 5 2 0 15 6 9 17
Jewdinese 8 4 3 1 28 10 18 15
NL Galaxy 6 4 1 1 18 11 7 13
Bayern Mincha 7 2 1 5 17 17 0 7
Los Camden B 7 2 0 5 13 21 -8 6
Oakwood B 5 1 1 3 8 7 1 4
NL Raiders A 6 1 1 4 10 14 -4 4
Scrabble A 6 0 0 6 2 46 -44 0

 

LOS CAMDEN B 3 BAYERN MINCHA 2
The hosts claimed a much-needed win as they edged this five-goal thriller.

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NORTH LONDON RAIDERS A 0 NORTH LONDON GALAXY 2
Galaxy kept its title challenge on track, with this routine win, which leaves the club’s Raiders side perilously close to the bottom.

Josh Shack and Josh Cohen scored for the victors, with player-manager Luke Lewis telling jewishnews.co.uk: “With big games happening around the league the boys knew today was vital we showed what we are about.

“From minute one the boys got their foot on the ball controlled the tempo of the game. The first half was all Galaxy with five/six chances however, we failed to really test the Raiders keeper.

“In the second half they showed some fight, but we were too much for them. Some lovely interplay between Jack Mattey and Josh Shack created some space for Shack to shoot edge of the box – the ball nestled into the bottom corner with Shack scoring his first goal for the club.

“After the goal the boys didn’t stop playing one-two touch football and it was too much for the Raiders defence, and it wasn’t long before Josh Cohen was played through on goal to slot home with his left foot.

“From then on was cruise control with a couple small chances for Raiders. The boys held on for a clean sheet and all three points – a fantastic attitude from everyone involved showing the league what we are capable of.”

Raiders manager Jake Yudelowitz told jewishnews.co.uk: “A disappointing performance from everyone involved. Galaxy played well to be fair but we never got going.”

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OAKWOOD B 1 JEWDINESE 2
Jewdinese moved to within six points of top spot – with a game in hand, as Zac Brin was among the scorers in this win.

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REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A 1 FAIRLOP FC 1
The two teams at the top couldn’t be separated, meaning Redbridge maintain its four-point gap, albeit having played two games more.

Dean Ben Yosef scored for the hosts, with player-manager Sam Rank telling jewishnews.co.uk: “With a draw today, it just means the return fixture will end up being a title game, and with a few returning superstars this will give us the edge and the title.

“Once again the attitude, shown and displayed by my boys was spot on. This will keep us where we want to be in our objective of winning the title.

“It was a pleasing point, no pitch invasions – and most importantly the game was played in the right manner and handled superbly by David Lazurus.”

Bradley Gayer scored for Fairlop, for whom manager Aaron Dias told jewishnews.co.uk: “First of all, I’d like to say what a great advert that was for Jewish football. One good side and Redbridge going toe-to-toe for 90 minutes. Not one ounce of trouble.

“We totally dominated the game. Our goalkeeper didn’t have a single save to make, whilst we hit the post bar and tested their keeper on several occasions.

“The fact that our boys came off with their heads down shows how far we’ve come. Disappointed with a draw against our our closest challenger.

“Redbridge will know they are lucky to come away with a draw and had we been more clinical in the first half, it would have been a cricket score.

“Next time we play them it won’t matter as we will have won the league by then but I’m more confident than ever that we will get the derby win we deserved today.

Thanks for all the loyal Fairlop fans that came today. We keep fighting and working towards our targets of league and cup success.”

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DIVISION TWO:
LATEST STANDINGS:

Pld Won Draw Loss Goal+ Goal- Diff Points
Hertswood Vale 8 7 0 1 27 15 12 21
Faithfold B 9 6 1 2 28 9 19 19
SPEC 10 4 2 4 30 28 2 17
Redbridge B 7 5 0 2 17 11 6 15
FC Team 8 4 0 4 46 20 26 12
Scrabble B 8 3 3 2 11 13 -2 11
Temple Fortune 9 3 1 5 18 28 -10 10
NL Raiders Masters 9 2 2 5 12 25 -13 8
Mill Hill Dons 7 2 1 4 14 10 4 7
Faithfold C 9 1 1 7 6 48 -42 4


FAITHFOLD B
4 NORTH LONDON RAIDERS MASTERS 1
Faithfold maintained its title challenge as two goals from Motty Korman helped it to another three points.

Lolu Hibbert and an own goal sealed the win, with manager Doron Shooter telling jewishnews.co.uk: “I’m very happy with the three points, after a disappointing few weeks.

“The game was played at a very high intensity until we scored our 3rd goal at which point the sting was taken out of the game. We look forward to next weeks game against SPEC now.”

Raiders manager James Cartmell told jewishnews.co.uk: “We lost to a good Faithfold B side, though I would say the scoreline slightly flattered. It was a competitive first half with our attacking formation, led chiefly by the Miracco twins and Field brothers, paying off. Indeed, while we trailing 2-1 at halftime, we were in the game and our goal through Ollie Miracco was fair reward.

“However, the second half was a different story and we were undone by one or two things not going our way. We eventually succumbed 4–1 having played much of the half with 10 players. It was disappointing, and frustrating, however the better team ultimately won.”

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FAITHFOLD C 1 TEMPLE FORTUNE 5
Fortune claimed a much-needed three points – and they did it with five different goalscorers.

Simon Cohen, Gab Stone, Danny Sherman, Jacob Kalms and Max Martin all getting on the scoresheet.

Manager Simon Linden told jewishnews.co.uk: “I’m very pleased to get the three points in the bag, hopefully we can get a run going before the turn of the year. 

“We need to move our way up the table quickly, next week is all about revenge on Scrabble who beat us last time out.”

David Clements scored The Green’s consolation.

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HERTSWOOD VALE 4 SPEC 2
Vale stay two points clear at the top of the table after two goals each from James Millet and Ben Mandell saw them come back from 2-0 down to win this thrilling match.

Vale’s Jacob Emanuel told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was another cracking game against an entertaining SPEC side, but unlike the previous match against them, this one was a much more fiery encounter as both teams gave it their all.

“Once again, we’ve had to come from behind to win in the league this season. Don’t get me wrong, it makes for a better game, but I’d much rather the boys won 1-0 every week!”

Zack Neiman and Josh Green scored SPEC’s consolation goals, for whom player-manager Ricky Lawrence told jewishnews.co.uk: “A really good game but one that again we’ve come away empty handed from. In fairness, their 3rd goal was a great finish and worthy of winning any game. The final goal came as we pushed for an equaliser in the last seconds. We’ll attempt to stop the rot against Faithfold B next week.”

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REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B P MILL HILL DONS P

MATCH POSTPONED

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SCRABBLE B 1 FC TEAM 5
Two goals from Josh Morris helped Mitch Young’s side to this emphatic win.

Young got on the scoresheet himself, as did Richard Salmon and Connor Perl.

Young told jewishnews.co.uk: “Another victory so I am pleased especially as we played the game with a lot of injured players. Salmon, Connor and myself all played with minor injuries and this was evident in the first half.

“Second half we still had enough quality to score five goals and outclass them, but they put in a strong first half performance. We are now moving up the table nicely and we look forward to keep this winning run going for as long as possible!”

Lloyd Becker scored for Team, for whom player-manager Jon Yantin told jewishnews.co.uk: ” Lloyd’s goal saw us go in 2-1 down, but a dodgy and soft penalty decision against saw them go 3-1 up, before two well-taken goals finished us off.”

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