RESULTS AT A GLANCE (SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL REVIEW):
Faithfold A 2 Redbridge Jewish Care A 3
FC Team A 2 Oakwood A 2
Hendon United A 2 London Maccabi Lions White 1
Brady Maccabi B P Shirley Park P
Los Blancos 9 Brixton Old Boys 3
Woodford Wanderers 1 Chigwell Athletic 1
Oakwood B P FC Team B P
Redbridge Jewish Care B 2 FC Team C 1
Boca Jewniors 2 King Crown 5
Faithfold C 1 L’Equipe 4
Loughton Orient 2 AC Whetstone 1
WEEK THIRTY ONE MATCH REPORTS:
RYAN COLE (CHIGWELL ATHLETIC)
BRADLEY GAYER (CHIGWELL ATHLETIC)
AVIDAN LAST (HENDON UNITED A)
JACOB KADOCH (KING CROWN)
JORDAN SAPLER (REDBRIDGE B)
RUSSELL BRILL (CHIGWELL ATHLETIC)
DANIEL COHEN (KING CROWN)
BEN ISAACS (KING CROWN)
RICHARD FOGELMAN (L’EQUIPE)
ADAM WATERS (LOS BLANCOS)
1) RICHARD FOGELMAN (L’EQUIPE) – A true goal of the season contender – a stunning 30-yard strike into the top corner
1) TONY CHARLES (WOODFORD WANDERERS) – “A lot of people consistently prove that they have no understanding of football, yet they think they do because they have a season ticket at Spurs!”
2) DAVID GARBACZ (HENDON UNITED A) – “Never mind the exodus from Egypt or the splitting of the Red Sea , you simply would not see greater drama than at Hadley this morning”
3) RICHARD SLATER (CHIGWELL ATHLETIC) – “Disappointing to concede such a cheap fluke of a goal but that’s football.”
FAITHFOLD A 2 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A 3
Redbridge secured a top-three finish as goals from Fabio Reviccio, Daniel Lassman and Richard Rosenthal saw them to an impressive win agaisnt a Faithfold side who are now looking over their shoulders, in terms of being sucked into a relegation scrap.
Johnny Haik and Daryl Phillips scored for Faithfold, with player-manager Zuriel Solomon telling jewishnews.co.uk: “Three errors, three goals given away, not much more to say. Not our best game but season seems like it can’t end quick enough.”
FC TEAM A 2 OAKWOOD A 2
Both sides came away from this game with a point, but it was two less than either would have wanted.
Richard Salmon and Lorian Madanes scored for Team, Josh Bentley and Jonny Quinn scored for the O’s.
O’s joint-manager Ric Blank told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was very frustrating as we were far the superior side but couldn’t finish them off. We were our own worst enemy with the goals we conceded, but were equally sloppy in the final third. We could have lost the game in the last seconds but FC Team failed to hit the target from close range.
“We have to be more ruthless and though we hit the bar twice we’re disappointed not to have won. We have work to do to stay in the division and it’s up to the boys to step up and get it done. ”
HENDON UNITED A 2 LONDON MACCABI LIONS WHITE 1
Hendon grounded out the win they needed to keep alive their title dream thanks to goals from Ari Last and Danny Kon.
Manager David Garbacz told jewishnews.co.uk: “Never mind the exodus from Egypt or the splitting of the Red Sea, you simply would not see greater drama than at Hadley this morning. With Avidan Last off bloodied and injured, we were down to 10 men but somehow or other managed to muster the strength to bundle in a dramatic winner in the seventh minute of injury time with literally the last kick of the match.
“It was harsh on Lions who were brilliantly organised throughout and posed a huge threat on the counter with their speedy and skillful forwards one of whom scored a brilliant equaliser to cancel out Ari lasts 75th minute opener.
“This was an incredibly tough match coming so soon after our thursday night match v Brady and the boys looked tired and leggy against very determined opposition especially in the first half. It didn’t look like it was going to happen today but sheer will and determination got us over the line in unbelievable scenes.
“To win the title especially coming from so far back there will inevitably be the odd game where you will have to win ugly and enjoy a bit of luck – today was that day – we just have to keep going and make sure we haven’t used it all up in one hit.
“Well played to Lions – brilliant performance – those boys will challenge for the league within three years and a final mention must go to Avidan last – literally bloodied and battle bruised all for the ultimate cause of going for glory – we wish him well. A true Hendon hero.”
BRADY MACCABI B P SHIRLEY PARK P
MATCH POSTPONED – PARK UNABLE TO RAISE A SIDE
LOS BLANCOS 9 BRIXTON OLD BOYS 3
Blancos moved up into fourth spot thanks to this crushing win over Brixton.
Adam Waters scored a hat-trick, with Jono Gaon, Zak McLeod and Adam Hersh all scoring two each.
WOODFORD WANDERERS 1 CHIGWELL ATHLETIC 1
Woodford moved a step closer to becoming champions after they shared the points in this Essex derby.
James Ryan put them ahead early in the second half, though a Dean Ben Yosef strike denied them the points.
Chigwell lost a trio of players due to injury over the course of the game, goalkeeper Jay Jaffa, goalscorer Ben Yosef and Steve Summers. Chigwell player-manager Richard Slater told jewishnews.co.uk: “We played the better football and coped well with Woodford’s long ball approach to their forwards. It’s just a shame as we dominated the first half, but couldn’t covert our chances. It’s disappointing to concede such a cheap fluke of a goal, but that’s football.”
Woodford manager Tony Charles told jewishnews.co.uk: “We now go into our final game top of the league and in a tremendous position, who would of thought it at the beginning of the season?
“Looking back at the preview of the season, it’s interesting to see how no one considered us a threat and how other teams talked their teams promotion chances up.
“Here we are at the business end of the season and a lot of people consistently prove that they have no understanding of football, yet they think they do because they have a season ticket at Spurs!”
OAKWOOD B P FC TEAM B P
MATCH POSTPONED – OAKWOOD UNABLE TO RAISE SIDE
REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B 2 FC TEAM C 1
Redbridge secured promotion to Division One as goals from Scott Oldstein and Darren Brown saw them this six promotion six-pointer.
Jeremy Julius scored for Team.
BOCA JEWNIORS 2 KING CROWN 5
King Crown moved up a couple of places as two goals from Ben Isaacs helped them to this win.
Dan Cohen, Jacob Kadoch and Brian Weintraub were also on target.
Kadoch told jewishnews.co.uk: “Last game of the season and it was a pleasure to play. It was a great effort from the boys and I’m really proud of them.”
FAITHFOLD C 1 L’EQUIPE 4
Another hat-trick from the League’s top goalscorer – Richard Fogelman – saw L’Equipe inch a step closer to securing the title, having claimed the three points which secured promotion
David Prager claimed their other strike. “Our aim at the start of the season was promotion and now that is achieved we are still in the running for the title. We knew a few games back that it was in our hands and now two more wins will give us the crown. We are still unbeaten this calendar year and looking forward to the Catford game next week.
“L’Equipe are used to having a few ding dong battles with Faithfold and yesterday was no different. The 4-1 victory did not reflect the true nature of the game as it was a lot closer but in years gone by we may have let the game peter out into a draw but this is a revamped Lequipe and one that fights to the bitter end.
“To top off the game we witnessed a shoe in for goal of the week. Fogelman beat two Faithfold defenders on the edge of the box and then let rip into the top corner. Absolutely sublime and even left some of the Faithfold team with the expression “fair play”.
“Now promotion is secured we are determined to win the league – one final statement just to stir things for next year and its directed to AC Mill Hill. We secured our promotion legitimately and did not have to wait for the AGM to get voted up a division – see you next year chaps!”
LOUGHTON ORIENT 2 AC WHETSTONE 1
Loughton will finish their season in sixth place, following this win, which came thanks to goals from Barry Green and Josh Jacobs.
Phillipe Auret scored for the visitors.
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