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Rampant Redbridge go top after 11-1 win!

Sam Rank's side lead Division One table on goal difference after emphatic win over Scrabble, while the Premier Division and Division Two leaders both fell to their first defeats

Andrew Sherwood is the Jewish News Sport and Community Editor

Redbridge’s two sides scored 18 goals between them – the A’s going joint-top of Division One as a result of its 11-1 win, while there were first losses of the season the other table toppers going into today – HMH and Hertswood Vale.

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

PREMIER DIVISION:
Brady Maccabi 1 Oakwood A 6
Faithfold A 4 HMH 3
Los Camden A 3 Maccabi London Lions 3

DIVISION ONE:
Los Camden B 0 North London Galaxy 3
North London Raiders A 1 Bayern Mincha 1
Oakwood B 0 Fairlop FC 1
Redbridge Jewish Care A 11 Scrabble A 1

DIVISION TWO:
Hertswood Vale 1 Mill Hill Dons 6
Redbridge Jewish Care B 7 Faithfold C 1
SPEC 3 North London Raiders Masters 1
Temple Fortune 1 Faithfold B 5

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LEAGUE GOALSCORERS CHART (League & Cup)

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TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:

GOALKEEPER:
Daniel Pike (SPEC)

DEFENCE:
Akiva Fink (Bayern Mincha)
Adam Goldman (Fairlop FC)
Johnny Gahan (Faithfold A)
Yarden Sharifian (Faithfold A)
Lorian Madanes (Faithfold A)
Josh Marks (Los Camden A)
Max Hassell (Maccabi London Lions)
Daniel Lande (Mill Hill Dons)
Andy Bloom (North London Raiders Masters)
Tal Cohen (North London Raiders A)
Jamie Murray (North London Galaxy)
Bailey Snow (North London Galaxy)
Lee Warner (Oakwood A)

MIDFIELD:
Kai Vale (Fairlop FC)
David Leiwy (Faithfold A)
Jack Joseph
(Faithfold B)
Johann Jordi (Los Camden A)
Will Beresford (Maccabi London Lions)
Sam Stead (Mill Hill Dons)
Jordan Stein (Mill Hill Dons)
Aron Gale (North London Raiders A)
Yarden Sharon (North London Raiders A)
Kyle Bentwood (Oakwood A)
Sam Cantor (Oakwood A)
Nate Kashket (Redbridge Jewish Care A)

STRIKERS:
Adam Biton (Bayern Mincha)
James Jaconelli (Fairlop FC)
Adam Hersh (Faithfold B)
Dan Orgel (Los Camden A)
Reiss Mogilner (Maccabi London Lions)
Zack Cohen (Mill Hill Dons)
Josh Cohen (North London Galaxy)
Josh Cuby (Oakwood A)

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GOALS OF THE WEEK:

1) Chaim Bordon (Faithfold A) – Spotted the goalkeeper of his line from 40 yards and lofted the ball over him and into the empty net

2) Dean Rosenthal (Los Camden A) – Latched onto a bouncing threw ball from Jordi and hit a dipping half volley from 25 yards finding its way over the diving keepers hand and under the bar, I’m pleased this was caught on camera as Dean picks goals out of nowhere as and when he pleases

3) Joe Reece (Mill Hill Dons) – An audacious lob which left the goalkeeper stranded. The margins were minimal but his finish was nothing short of superb, his greatest goal in a Dons shirt

4) Craig Cohen (SPEC) – An absolute monster of a shot from 25 yards out. They always look better when they hit the bar and go in

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SAVES OF THE WEEK:

1) Daniel Pike (SPEC) – Stand-in goalkeeper, on his birthday, produced a point-blank save which left 21 players having to pick their jaws off the floor

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QUOTES OF THE WEEK:

1) Doron Shooter (Faithfold B) – “Our energy levels were extremely low and I have put our players under strict instructions to stay away from heavy Shul Kiddishes over the two day Yom-Tov and to hit the gym immediately after Chag.”

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PREMIER DIVISION:
LATEST STANDINGS:

Pld Won Draw Loss Goal+ Goal- Diff Points
HMH 3 2 0 1 14 5 9 6
Oakwood A 3 2 0 1 11 2 9 6
Hendon United 3 2 0 1 15 8 7 6
Faithfold A 4 2 0 2 13 17 -4 6
Los Camden A 3 2 1 0 9 7 2 4
London Lions 3 1 1 1 7 8 -1 4
Brady 3 0 0 3 2 15 -13 0


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BRADY MACCABI 1 OAKWOOD A 6
The O’s piled on the pressure for the Brady boys as they hit them for six.

Kyle Bentwood scored half the goals – his first career hat-trick, with Josh Cuby, Sam Cantor and Brad Wine also on target.

O’s manager Daniel Kristall told jewishnews.co.uk: “Great response after a disappointing defeat last Sunday, but this is the result of having a near full squad to select from! We know how good we can be but with a thin squad, we know availability is key.

“We scored some lovely goals and special shout to Man-of-the-Match Kyle Bentwood who scored his first career hat-trick. Not bad for a defensive midfielder! If he isn’t player of the week, I’d be stunned!

“We now have two weeks to prepare for a big one with Hendon. The League is wide open this year, it’s competitive. Teams are beating each other which is great for the league and great for the MGBSFL in general.”

Brady manager Joel Nathan told jewishnews.co.uk: “Our disappointing start to the season continues but despite the scoreline I’m much more positive for the weeks ahead.

“We had way too many injuries and guys away this weekend and I had to call on some of Brady Masters to play, so from the start we were up against it but we gave the guys instructions and for the first 20 minutes they carried them out to a tee and we then let two very quick goals (one penalty) which knocked us. From then onwards we just tried to contain the damage and our second half performance was a lot better as we kept our shape a lot better.

“Unfortunately we ended the game with nine fit players on the pitch and two walking wounded but we will be back next week as I will have a number of players back.”

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FAITHFOLD A HMH 3
HMH’s unbeaten start to the season came to a halt as they lost out in this seven-goal thriller.

The result was a return to winning ways for The Geeens, with Chaim Bordon scoring twice, and David Leiwy and Avi Garson also on target.

Player-manager Avi Markiewicz told jewishnews.co.uk: “What a way to bounce back after such a disappointing result last week.

“I was very worried leading up to this game, we really struggled defensively last week missing so many players and it was going to be the same again this week. Things went from bad to worse when another CB pulled out at 9. I juggled things around a bit and found a team and formation that I thought could work for us and it worked a treat. We decided to give up some of the ball in order to stay tight and then break fast. The difference this week was that we played as a team, we worked together and the game plan really worked.

“We were defensively extremely compact and we broke with real speed and were always dangerous on the break. We were unlucky to go in at the break one down. I spoke to my team at half time and told them this game was there for the taking but we had to stay positive and get the next goal. We went on to get the next three. The third goal was an absolute beauty, Chaim Bordon spotted the keeper of his line and from 40 yards let fly. It sailed over the keeper and under the bar. We let in a couple of silly goals towards the end from set pieces but by full time we were well worth the win. HMH are a very good team and it was a really good game, it’s easy to see why they are doing so well and their manager was extremely gracious in defeat.”

George GoldbergAdam Abadi and Jake Norton scored for HMH, for whom manager Avi Goldberg told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a bad day at the office for the boys in blue, who despite being 1-0 up at half-time, threw the game away. But all credit to Faithfold who were magnificent, particularly in the second half and showed us and the league what they are capable of.”

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LOS CAMDEN A 3 MACCABI LONDON LIONS 3
Neither side would have wanted the point, but that ultimately is what they left with as they shared six goals between them.

Reiss Mogilner scoring all three for The Lions, with joint-manager Max Kyte telling jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a hard fought game where Lions probably should have got the three points, but Los Camden showed their strength in coming back from a two goal deficit.

“Some good football from both sides and a very exciting game to watch with both keepers being called into action a fair amount.

“Reiss Mogilner was the stand-out player for London Lions scoring a perfect hat trick from the wing. Other great performances included Max Hassell at right-back and Will Beresford at central midfield, both constantly battling and interrupting the Los Camden attacks.

“This season certainly looks to be an exciting one with all teams capable of beating each other.”

Dean Rosenthal, Kane Gilbery and Dan Orgel scored for Camden, for whom manager Stirling Kay said: “I’m very proud at the character my boys showed coming from behind twice to take points from this game, this is a team with a never say die attitude and the work rate from the boys was matched with a positive attitude from start to finish, a few words go to Tiano for his clearance at 3-2 down and Josh Marks who was the best player on the park today, he played out of position due to absentees and found himself as Man of the Match, I would like to congratulate Lions who put in a top performance and wish them well for the rest of the season.

“I am upset to have come off the pitch with only the point as the boys are capable of more, having said that I cant fault the character of a side that can take points from losing positions, a last minute equaliser is an incredible feeling and we keep our momentum into our next fixture.”

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DIVISION ONE:
LATEST STANDINGS:

Pld Won Draw Loss Goal+ Goal- Diff Points
Redbridge A 4 3 1 0 20 8 12 10
Fairlop 4 3 1 0 7 1 6 10
Bayern Mincha 3 2 1 1 12 7 5 7
NL Galaxy 2 1 1 0 3 2 1 4
Oakwood B 2 1 0 1 4 1 3 3
Jewdinese 3 0 3 0 4 4 0 3
NL Raiders A 4 0 2 2 6 8 -2 2
Los Camden B 3 0 0 3 3 11 -8 0
Scrabble A 3 0 0 3 1 21 -20 0


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LOS CAMDEN B 0 NORTH LONDON GALAXY 3
Two goals from Josh Cohen, coupled with Jamie Murray’s strike, saw The Galaxy to its first win of the season.

Manager Luke ‘Simeone’ Lewis told jewishnews.co.uk: “A ruthless performance on a shoddy pitch. Well deserved win, cruise control in the end. Only just getting started.. Aaron Dias, we’re coming for you. Anything.”

On the team, he added: “Superb performance today with a completely different dynamic to our game. Battled through out with only 13 players this week and a couple niggling injuries towards the end. Ruthless finishing in front of goal and an excellent attitude won us the game today. Won every individual battle, very mature performance from everyone. We go again next week #Anything.”

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NORTH LONDON RAIDERS 1 BAYERN MINCHA 1
Mincha fell further behind the top two as they were forced to settle for a share of the points.

Adam Biton equalised for the hosts, for whom manager Daniel Holder told jewishnews.co.uk: “We conceded from a very unfortunate own goal as Sam Kanter headed into his own net. He can’t seem to stop scoring. They had chances to make it two or three, but thankfully didn’t take them. We started to come into the game as Fink had a great chance at the back post from a corner, and Avi Solomon two further chances shortly after. 

“In the second half we brought on striker Biton for his first game in three weeks and he too had chances to score. Once we equalised, we pushed for a winner with some strong counter attacks late on but we weren’t quite able to nick it.

“Overall, the boys were disappointed with only getting a point. However, it could turn out to be a good point away from home against a strong opposition. Seven points from four games is a very decent start for the season considering the huge step up from Division Two.”

An own goal has put Mincha ahead, with manager Jake Yudelowitz telling jewishnews.co.uk: “This is getting boring now. Same story where we completely dominate the match but couldn’t kill the opposition off. We played some class football today but just didn’t take our chances. We will become more clinical as we grow together as a team.

“Shout out to Tal Cohen who, on his first start for us, was an absolute rock at left back, covering the centre backs Doffman and Wegoda, when needed. Adam Ellis did not get a sniff. Yarden Sharon and Aron Gale had their best games for us as well. We stick together & go again in two weeks time.”

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OAKWOOD B 0 FAIRLOP FC 1
Another strike for James Jaconelli – his second match-winning strike on consecutive weeks – ensure Fairlop remain joint-top of the table.

Manager Aaron Dias told jewishnews.co.uk: “Another week, another clean sheet, another three points.

“Not the prettiest game of football we’ll play this season, but we dug deep and managed the come away with the three points as all good teams do, the character and togetherness on show again was brilliant to watch.

“The first half was tough with the sun rising in our eyes, we struggled to really get going, but the second half was slightly better and after some calamitous defending from Oakwood, JJ had an open goal to score the all-important goal, which was enough to see Oakwood off.
“No game next week, we’re heading down to watch Redbridge V Galaxy for 90 minutes of pure comedy.”

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REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A 11 SCRABBLE A 1
Redbridge stormed to the top of the table on goal difference as they thrashed Scrabble.

Nate Kashket helped himself to a hat-trick, with Carl Dobrin helping himself to two. Josh Wynn, James Berkley, Dan Andrews, Jamie Bernstein, Dave Green and an own goal completed the rout.

Player-manager Sam Rank told jewishnews.co.uk: “A comprehensive win today from RJC boys. With still quite a few players out today, they did the job I asked. I could not be happier.

“A big mention to Ray and Adrian for Scrabble guys coming down. They will get more of there players back soon, and will be picking up points off teams very soon.

“RJC A needed a big win to get back to top of the table and we did this. We move on next week to North London Galaxy, who are definitely the biggest talking team in Jewish football at the moment. This game should be very interesting. Very much looking forward to it.”

Jez King scored for Scrabble, for whom manager Ray Abrahams told jewishnews.co.uk: “When you are at the foot of the table the luck deserts you and for this game we had about seven players who would be regularly in our squad to pick from either ill injured or unavailable. We chose to tough it out and play the game and for the first 35 minutes we had only 10 players. By the time the 11th arrived we were already 3-0 down.We staged a mini fight back and scored just before half-time through Jez King to set up a chance of clawing the game back, but tired legs and no substitutes and back to 10 men in the second half we had no chance of stemming the relentless pressure from Redbridge.

“Full credit to our players though who turned and made the long journey to Redbridge and gave it everything they could on the day. We had a young keeper making his debut in men’s football and two masters players in the 11 so we were very thin on the ground.

“It’s been a disappointing start to the season but we are a work in progress and will turn things around as the weeks go on and we get some players back to boost our depleted squad.

“Well done to Redbridge and we look forward to reversing the result in the return game later in the season.”

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DIVISION TWO:
LATEST STANDINGS:

Pld Won Draw Loss Goal+ Goal- Diff Points
Faithfold B 4 3 1 0 15 3 12 10
Hertswood Vale 4 3 0 1 9 8 1 9
SPEC 4 2 1 1 11 9 2 7
Mill Hill Dons 4 2 0 2 11 5 6 6
Redbridge B 3 2 0 1 10 4 6 6
NL Raiders Masters 4 1 2 1 4 5 -1 5
Scrabble B 3 1 2 0 3 1 2 4
FC Team 3 1 0 2 13 10 3 3
Temple Fortune 4 0 1 3 4 17 -13 1
Faithfold C 3 0 0 3 2 17 -15 0

 

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HERTSWOOD VALE 1 MILL HILL DONS 6
The Dons handed Vale its first loss of the season as a hat-trick from Zack Cohen saw them claim this impressive result.

Sam Stead, Jo Reece and Jordan Stein also all found the back of the net. Player-manager Brandon Hamme told jewishnews.co.uk: “A great way to end a superb performance from the boys. We showed what we are capable of and made a real statement in the process.

“After last week’s disappointment, it was crucial for us to bounce back and we sure bounced back in style, it was a huge improvement on last week’s performance. We need to take this intensity into our next game, we know that when we perform like this we can beat anyone in this division.

“We need to be consistent, it’s a long season ahead and there is a gap there that we need to close and we know it won’t be easy but I believe we are more than capable of having an incredible season if we can take this positivity and intensity into every game we play this season.

“One of our greatest performances, the boys can hold their heads high, superb. We now look onto our game next week against Scrabble, we know they are no pushovers and we know we will need to be at our best once again to get the result we want. Lots of positives to take forward.”

Harry Graham scored for Vale.

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REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B 7 FAITHFOLD C 1
Redbridge bounced back from last week’s defeat – and in some style.

Craig Sandford scored a hat-trick, with Steve SummersSam SollosiRichard Slater and Daniel Lee also all on target.

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SPEC 3 NORTH LONDON RAIDERS MASTERS 1
SPEC are into the top three after goals from player-manager Ricky Lawrence, Craig Cohen and Sam Martin saw them to the points.

Lawrence told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a fairly even game and while they had more chances, we were able to convert ours.”

Tony Plaskow claimed the Masters’ consolation, for whom manager James Cartmell told jewishnews.co.uk: “We started the game fairly well with some decent possession. We had one or two chances with Andrew Wolfin a constant threat down the left. However, we didn’t capitalise on this in the second half and went behind to a brilliant strike.

“From here, the game became more open. We then conceded a soft second goal from a corner which made it an uphill task. We pushed and Tony eventually got one back with a header from a well-worked corner. However, in pushing forward, we left ourselves open to attack, they took advantage with a third and sealed a well-deserved victory.”

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TEMPLE FORTUNE 1 FAITHFOLD B 5
Faithfold made it three wins from four games as a hat-trick from Adam Hersh helped them to this emphatic win.

Gav Noe and Jack Joseph were also on target for the victors, for whom manager Doron Shooter told jewishnews.co.uk: “The scoreline completely flatters us. We were miles away from our top level and I expect much more effort to be put in next week.

“Our energy levels were extremely low and I have put our players under strict instructions to stay away from heavy Shul Kiddishes over the two day Yom-Tov and to hit the gym immediately after Chag.”

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