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Blancos bashed as Raiders hit dozen

A mixture of league and cup action on Sunday morning included Prem Div champions Raiders A scoring twelve past Los Blancos...

Andrew Sherwood is the Jewish News Sport and Community Editor

Division One leaders knocked out ten-man Premier Division side FC Team A in Cup, while Raiders B put seven past Brixton in Division Two…

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

CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP THIRD ROUND:
Camden Park 3 Brady Maccabi 2
Faithfold B 2 Scrabble 5
(MATCH REPORT)

FC Team A 2 Maccabi London Lions B 3 (AET)
(VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)

Finchley City 7 FC Team B 0
North London Raiders A 12 Los Blancos 0
RC UK FC 1 Hendon United A 6
Redbridge Jewish Care A 4 Oakwood B 3 (AET)
(MATCH REPORT)

Redbridge Jewish Care B 1 Maccabi London Lions A 3

PREMIER DIVISION:
Oakwood  A 1 Woodford Wanderers 0

DIVISION ONE:
Brixton Old Boys 0 North London Raiders B 7
(MATCH REPORT)
Hendon United B 0 Faithfold A 3

DIVISION TWO:
Catford & Bromley 0 North London Raiders C 6
L’Equipe 4 Redbridge Jewish Care C 2
Real Hendon 3 Mill Hill Dons 4
Temple Fortune 6 Hertswood Vale 1

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FC TEAM A VS MACCABI LONDON LIONS B HIGHLIGHTS:

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PETER MORRISON TROPHY SECOND ROUND DRAW:

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UPDATED LEAGUE GOALSCORERS CHART (League & Cup)

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TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:

GOALKEEPERS:
Dean Caplin (Oakwood B)

DEFENCE:
Josh Kanter (Finchley City)
Sam Kanter (Finchley City)
Gav Krieger (Finchley City)
Zac Garbacz (Hendon United A)
Josh Lewis (L’Equipe)
Dale Bradman (Oakwood A)
Lee Warner (Oakwood A)

Ben Buck (Oakwood B)
Max Clynes (Oakwood B)
Benj Loofe (Oakwood B)
Josh Pugh (Scrabble)
Jerome Marks (Woodford Wanderers)
Adam Shaf (Woodford Wanderers)

MIDFIELD:
Avi Korman (Hendon United A)
Mark Singer (L’Equipe)
Adam Lipman (Maccabi London Lions B)
Adam Isaacs (Mill Hill Dons)
Jordan Marks (North London Raiders A)
Marc Woolfe (North London Raiders B)
Eyal Samovich (North London Raiders C)
Alex Sherr (North London Raiders C)
James Frener (Oakwood B)
Aaron Searle (Oakwood B)
Daniel Seligman (Oakwood B)
Daniel Selwyn (Oakwood B)
Josh Bharier (Scrabble)
Elliot Espinoza (Scrabble)
Sean Ladier (Temple Fortune)
Gab Stone (Temple Fortune)

STRIKERS:
Daniel Pollak(Finchley City)
Oli Sade (Finchley City)
Zach Cohen (Mill Hill Dons)
James Abrams (Oakwood B)
Rafi Bloom (Oakwood B)
Sam Modlin (Oakwood B)

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TEAM OF THE WEEK

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GOAL OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:

1) Liam Stein (North London Raiders C) – Built from the back, a Dembele-esq run from Joel Levitt fed Alex Elf on the edge of the Catford area, he played an inch-perfect cross into Stein, who fired home

2) Sam Leader (Finchley City) – From a counter-attack, ball got played inside to Leader, who turned the defender inside out before unleashing a thunderbolt into the top corner from 25 yards

3) Adam Waters (Scrabble) – Beat several players down the left hand side, cut inside and hit a screamer into the back of the net

4) Zac Garbacz (Hendon United A) – A brilliant flowing 15 pass team goal culminating in an overlapping Greg Corin run and cross which was lashed into the top corner by Garbacz

5) Lee Warner (Oakwood A) – An inch-perfect inswinging corner into the top left corner of the goal giving the goalkeeper no chance.

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SAVE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:

1) Joel Sinclair (Mill Hill Dons) – A superb save from the penalty spot

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:

1) Daryl Kay (Woodford Wanderers) – “Today proves just how cruel football can be”.

2) Avi Markiewicz (RC UK FC) – “I’m not going to say we did well or I’m proud, I’m not, I don’t care who the other team is I never like losing and the way we ended off the game wasn’t good enough.”

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CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP THIRD ROUND (number in bracket represents division of team):

CAMDEN PARK (Prem) 3 BRADY MACCABI (Prem) 2
Camden put their poor league start aside as they beat Brady in this all-Premier Division tie.

Mike Khalastchi scored twice for Camden, with Josh Marks also on target. Reiss Mogilner scored Brady’s two goals.

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FAITHFOLD B (2) 2 SCRABBLE (1) 5
(MATCH REPORT)
Scrabble ensured there was no upset here as two goals each from Josh Bharier and Elliot Espinoza helped them to this win.

Adam Waters scored their fifth, while Avi Garson and Sam Garson netted the Green’s consolation strikes.

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FC TEAM A (Prem) 2 MACCABI LONDON LIONS B (1) 3 AET
(VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)
Charlie Cohen’s
extra-time winner saw Lions knock out their Premier Division opponents.

Adam Abadi and Zak Linden were also on target in their win, however, they found it to be hard work, against a Lions side who played 90 minutes with ten men due to an injury and only having 11 players to start, before striker Richard Salmon picked up a second yellow during extra-time.

An own goal in the opening few minutes put Team ahead, while player-manager Mitch Young’s strike sent the game to extra-time.

Lions manager Sam Marchant told jewishnews.co.uk: “Facing opposition in the division above, we knew it would be a tough test. An unfortunate own goal from a long throw-in in the first minute meant we had our work cut out for us, but we managed to find our way back into the game, taking control of the midfield.

“Fortunately for us, they were reduced to 10 men after 20 minutes due to an injury to their goalkeeper and we knew the game was there for the taking.

“We made hard work of it but stayed patient trying to break down a very deep lying defence. FC Team did superbly well to get the game to extra time having 10 men for most of the game, but fortunately we got the result after a lovely ball from Brafman to Cohen who neatly chipped the goalkeeper in extra-time.

“It was also important for us to get a result today coming off the back of two draws at home in the league. We are delighted to be in the quarter-final of this cup and we know start preparing for next week’s away trip to Oakwood.”

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FINCHLEY CITY (1) 7 FC TEAM B (2) 0
City continued their recent good form with this comprehensive win over the Division Two strugglers.

Oli Sade scored a hat-trick, Daniel Polak scored twice, with Sam Leader and Shim Bensoor completing the scoring.

Manager Joel Holder told jewishnews.co.uk: “The boys were magnificent today. Some of the football we played was out of the top drawer. We were fluid in our attacks, dominate in possession and clinical in our finishing. It’s been extremely difficult to nominate our stand-out players, because I could easily choose the entire squad.

“Special mention to our full-backs; the Kanter brothers who were instrumental both defensively and offensively. Polak, Sade, Leader and Bensoor were a joy to watch whilst both Krieger and Daniel Sinclair were magnificent at the back.

“We know that if we play like we did today, we can give anyone a game. It’s been the best performance of the season and we hope it will continue like this throughout the year.”

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NORTH LONDON RAIDERS A (Prem) 12 LOS BLANCOS (1) 0
There was no chance of an upset here as the Premier Division champions went goal crazy!

Jordan Marks helped himself to four goals, Liron Mannie and Ben Ellis chipped in with hat-tricks, with Nyv Bogaire and Alex Bloch also getting on the scoresheet.

Raiders manager Dan Shafron told jewishnews.co.uk: “Today was more about our general performance than the amount of goals we scored.

“I was still disappointed from last week and so I wanted to see a big response in our mentality from beginning to end. It could have been 1-0 and my interest still would have only been on certain elements of our performance and so the scoreline for me was irrelevant.

“Ultimately I was happy with how we played and how we didn’t take our foot off the gas. It was ruthless but the boys knew what was wanted and they responded well.”

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RC UK FC (2) 1 HENDON UNITED A (Prem) 6
There was never a sniff of an upset here as the Premier Division leaders swept aside their hosts.

Avi Korman scored twice, with Ari Last, Zac Lewis, Josh Harris and Zac Garbacz also all on target.

Manager David Garbacz told jewishnews.co.uk: “Although personally I wasn’t there today, I’ve had a full report from stand-in gaffer Greg Corin .

“The game was played on a very small tight pitch which made it quite a leveler early on. The first half in particular was close and it took a good strike by Avi Korman to give us an important lead going into the break .

“In the second half we managed to pull clear with further goals, the pick of the bunch being a superb team move which was finished off in style by young Zac Garbacz – the only downside being I wasn’t there to witness it.

“All credit to RC UK FC who fought well, especially in the first half and they should go well in their division for the rest of the season . As for us we are delighted to move on to yet another cup quarter-final and have Wingate in our sights once again.”

Akiva Zneimer scored for Avi Markiewicz’s side, who told jewishnews.co.uk: “Today was tough for us to take. The first half was an excellent game of football of two very even teams but we came in at 1-0 down being very much in at and may have even had the better chances.

“It remained that way for the first 10 minutes or so of the second half but Hendon were more clinical so despite the game being pretty level we found ourselves three down.

“We felt that there were decisions that were small but crucial that went against us and it cost us. The next three goals we let in were because we let our heads drop and so our shape and discipline went out the windows and we stopped working hard enough.

“The difference between the two teams today though was undeniably two players. Avi and Yehuda Korman. They were a cut above the rest and won the game for Hendon. I’m not going to say we did well or I’m proud, I’m not, I don’t care who the other team is I never like losing and the way we ended off the game wasn’t good enough.”

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REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A (Prem) 4 OAKWOOD B (1) 3 AET
(MATCH REPORT)
Redbridge booked their place in the next round, but were given an almighty scare from their Division One opponents.

Daniel Berg, Ben Sollosi, Dean Nyman and Russell Goldstein scoring the goals to send Jon Jacobs’ side through.

Manager by James Abrams in Jason Stein’s absence, Daniel Selwyn, Rafi Bloom and Max Clyne goals made Redbridge sweat for their win.

Stein told jewishnews.co.uk: “Under the management of Oakwood legend James Abrams, we put in a heroic performance today.

“Before the weekend we spoke about every single player needing to play to their absolute best, for us to work hard, be prepared, be committed and to be brave and that sounds like exactly what happened. The fact it still wasn’t enough is testament to how good a side Redbridge A are and how hard it was going to be today for us.

“I’m so proud of everything we did today. When we are at full strength – which has not happened at all this year for various reasons – we are a good side. A really good side. But it’s not enough to say it – you have to do it. And today we did.

“We have to learn the lessons of today and take them forward. That every game has to be treated in the same fashion. I don’t want to see that performance today go to waste.”

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REDBRIDGE B (1) MACCABI LONDON LIONS A (Prem) 3
The Lions came through a tricky test against the unbeaten Division one side.

Ollie Craig scored twice for the visitors, with Adam Arnold also on target.

Ben Chernoff scored for Redbridge, for whom player-manager Sam Rank told jewishnews.co.uk: “Lions know they had been in a game today and we wish them good luck in the future rounds.

“All the RJC B boys can be proud of their performance today, and will be raring to get back to league action next week in a big game against Scrabble.”

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PREMIER DIVISION:

FIXTURES & RESULTS:
TABLE:

OAKWOOD A 1 WOODFORD WANDERERS 0
The O’s moved to within a point off top spot thanks to Lee Warner’s first league goal – which came direct from a corner.

O’s joint-manager Daniel Kristall told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a tough match with our stretched squad. Blanky and I knew pre-match that we were unlikely to concede as when we are at full strength at the back, we rarely look like conceding. This was proven the week before against Raiders with 10 men, but when we are missing (Brad Wine, Guy Helman, Sam Cantor, Zack Collins), we know that scoring is not easy and so it proved against a determined Woodford defence. Credit must go to them for how long they held on.

“We were not at our best and had to shuffle lots of players around into unnatural positions but over the course of a league season, you sometimes have to be patient and it doesn’t matter how you score or how you win because nobody remembers that in May. It is all about the three points!!

“In the first half, other than a chance in the first minute, we never really got going. We made some tactical changes at the break and sent Alex Lee up front to give us some more presence and I felt that this worked and we had more control of the game missing two one-on-ones and hitting the post. We probably had 80 percent of the ball and the game was largely played in Woodford’s half but in the main, out quality in the final third wasn’t really good enough.

“After 80 minutes, came the corner. Lee couldn’t have hit it any better, (their keeper had no chance). I disagree that it was down to the wind, I think it was one of those nightmare corners at Sunday league level that was hit perfectly and although I accept that after defending for so long, they will be disappointed to concede a goal like that, I feel we just about created enough opportunities to deserve the points and I can’t think of one chance/shot that they had in the entire match.

“We now go into a four-week break in the league where other teams can catch up. Hopefully Hendon and Redbridge will play each other at some point because once these fixtures have taken place, only then will we see a true reflection of the table.

“Once we do return to action and we recover the attacking players above, I think we will show the league that we are the team to beat.”

Woodford manager Daryl Kay told jewishnews.co.uk: “Today proves just how cruel football can be.

“We produced our best performance of the season and if we’d have had James Ryan or Harrison Midda today, I’m confident we’d have won. For all of our defensive efforts we just couldn’t produce the goods in the final third. Our defence and midfield were all amazing today, including our goalkeeper Jordan Davidson again.

“Their goal came after 85 minutes when a corner caught the wind and flew in the top far corner a serious speed, nothing anyone could’ve done to stop it. And that’s how it ended. We gave everything today and I’m confident that I’ve got the right players now to keep us in the league. But today just wasn’t to be.”

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DIVISION ONE:

FIXTURES & RESULTS
TABLE

BRIXTON OLD BOYS 0 NORTH LONDON RAIDERS B 7
(MATCH REPORT)
Raiders moved to within two points off top spot thanks to this emphatic win at the Division’s bottom side.

Josh Alswang scored twice for Jonathan Adelman’s side, with Simon Buchler, Anthony Goodmaker, Alex Goodman, Charles Braunstein and Or Shmerling also all on target.

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HENDON UNITED B 0 FAITHFOLD A 3
Faithfold moved up a couple of places – leapfrogging Hendon in the process – thanks to this win.

Hendon joint-manager Jonathan Nesbitt told jewishnews.co.uk: “Unfortunately we had two late pull outs, which left us with no subs. We went down to a freak goal after a goalkeeping mistake and then went two- down in under 15 minutes. We dominated the rest of the second half, hitting the bar and producing some decent saves from their goalkeeper.

“Early into the second half they capitalised from more defensive errors and had a free header on the back post from a corner. We continued to dominate in the second half but couldn’t turn lots of possession into shots let alone goals.

“It’s a hard scoreline to swallow as they were not 3 goals better then us, especially in a game where we had more of the ball and more chances.”

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DIVISION TWO:

FIXTURES & TABLES
TABLE

CATFORD & BROMLEY 0 NORTH LONDON RAIDERS C 6
Raiders turned in one of the performances of the day as they hit The Cats for six.

Alex Elf and Liam Stein scored two each, with Alex Sherr and an own goal sealing the win.

Raiders manager David Domb told jewishnews.co.uk: “We’ve got our Raiders back!

“We spoke about belief and making a statement, and the records will show they finished the game with 10 men. We were 4-0 up when he was dismissed. Changed absolutely nothing. We were utterly dominant today.

“The boys know they can’t let their standards drop now. We’ve set the bar, and we’ll have to go out with the same attitude next week against a good Faithfold side. We go again.”

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L’EQUIPE 4 REDBRIDGE C 2
L’Equipe extended their lead at the top of the table to four points as they came back from 2-1 down at the break to beat title-chasing Redbridge.

Max Martin scored twice, with Mark Singer and Jon Kay also on target. Manager Nicholas Stern told jewishnews.co.uk: “This one really meant a lot, it was a huge win for our club and shows how far we have come

“We knew what we were going to get from Redbridge and they did not disappoint. Tough, battle tested team that tried to rile up my players but today it didn’t work. We wanted it more than them it’s as simple as that. Our heads never ever dropped even when we conceded just before half time, we never gave up, we kept on fighting and sprinkled in with some Max Martin magic it meant we were able to come away with a phenomenal victory.

“It’s only one more win that’s what I keep telling every member of my squad, but the attitude and desire that they keep on showing week in week out makes me excited for the rest of the season.”

Jimmy Castle and Rafe Neiman claimed the visitor’s two goals.

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REAL HENDON 3 MILL HILL DONS 4
A hat-trick from Zach Cohen helped The Dons win this thrilling match.

Adam Isaacs claimed their fourth, with manager Brandon Hamme telling jewishnews.co.uk: “For the third week in a row we came from behind to gain the points, we are getting better every week and it showed yet again today. Zach Cohen was unbelievable today, a constant threat throughout, his performance truly merited a hat-trick.

“We know we can’t get complacent though, there were things that need to improve ahead of next week’s challenge game against unbeaten L’Equipe, we do feel like we can challenge anyone we play at the moment so we are looking forward to the challenge. Up The Dons!”

Gav Noe scored twice for Hendon, with Benny Goldberg scoring their third. Joint-player-manager Chaim Gothold told jewishnews.co.uk: “All of their goals came from our individual mistakes. It’s disappointing that the referee allowed one of their players who wasn’t named on the bench to come on, but didn’t extend us the same concession to us later in the game.”

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TEMPLE FORTUNE 6 HERTSWOOD VALE 1
Fortune are up into second spot thanks to this emphatic win.

Gab Stone scored a hat-trick – including opening the scoring after just 15 seconds – with Jordan Sharifian scoring twice, and Dean Shaw netting their sixth.

Manager Simon Linden told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a very comfortable win and was over after half hour when we was 4-0 up.

“The second half was more competitive and a bit scrappy but overall how can I complain when we win 6-1, I’m delighted to get back to winning ways and go second.

“Next up Redbridge. It’s a big game and I’m confident we can go to Essex and get revenge and three points.”

Elio Elia scored for Vale, for whom joint-manager Jacob Emanuel told jewishnews.co.uk: “That was our worst performance of the season.

“Once again with more players unavailable than available for this Sunday’s game, the omens weren’t good. We were behind after 10 seconds, heads dropped and we were probably down 4-0 at 20 minutes in.

“We came back into it in the second half, Elio finishing from a one-on-one with the goalkeeper for his first of the season, but the damage from a shocking first half had already been done.

Fair play to Simon Linden who has put together a great squad this season. All eyes now turn to the mouth-watering bottom of the table clash against Boca Jewniors.”

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