Jewdinese continued their title charge on another busy day of MGB(S)FL action…
RESULTS AT A GLANCE (SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL REVIEW):
Camden Park 5 FC Team A 3
Hendon United A 1 Faithfold A 0
Norstar London Raiders A 2 Redbridge A 2
Oakwood A 5 London Maccabi Lions White 1
Brixton Old Boys P Brady Maccabi B P
Hendon United B 3 Chigwell Athletic 3
Los Blancos 2 North West Neasden 4
SPEC 1 Southgate Harmen 4
Woodford Wanderers 6 Shirley Park 2
AC Mill Hill o FC Team B 2
Athletic Bilbaum 2 Oakwood B 2
Faithfold B 5 London Haroldeans 1
FC Team C 3 Norstar London Raiders B 3
Redbridge B 2 Blizzard Storm 3
Boca Jewniors 6 L’Equipe 3
Catford & Bromley 2 Temple Fortune 0
Faithfold C 1 Jewdinese 3
King Crown 1 Hendon United C 2
Loughton Orient 2 Norstar London Raiders C 0
WEEK THIRTEEN MATCH REPORTS:
WEEK THIRTEEN PHOTOGALLERY:
MICHAEL SIDLOFF (BOCA JEWNIORS)
MARC JACOBS (LOUGHTON ORIENT)
DAVID SIMNOCK (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B)
JORDAN DAVIDSON (REDBRIDGE A)
STUART MULLER (BLIZZARD STORM)
ADAM SPECK (BLIZZARD STORM)
ADAM KAY (BOCA JEWNIORS)
STEVE KELLER (CATFORD & BROMLEY)
STUART HARING (FC TEAM B)
JAMES MILMAN (FC TEAM B)
ARI NEVIES (HENDON UNITED A)
EZEKIEL JACOBS (HENDON UNITED C)
BEN HALMER (JEWDINESE)
JOSH KARPF (KING CROWN)
RYAN KISSIN (LOUGHTON ORIENT)
DAVID PRAGER (L’EQUIPE)
MICHAEL SINGER (L’EQUIPE)
ROB BLACKMAN (NORSTAR RAIDERS A)
CRAIG EDWARDS (NORTH WEST NEASDEN)
SCOTT KAY (NORTH WEST NEASDEN)
JOSH TIANO (NORTH WEST NEASDEN)
BEN GRAHAM (REDBRIDGE A)
BRADLEY FOX (SOUTHGATE HARMEN)
ADAM LEVENE (BLIZZARD STORM)
MICHAEL WOOLFE (BLIZZARD STORM)
MICHAEL PATTERSON (BOCA JEWNIORS)
YEHOSHUA SILVERMAN (BOCA JEWNIORS)
NIGEL SOMECK (BOCA JEWNIORS)
DOVI VOGEL (BOCA JEWNIORS)
ROB HERSHKORN (CAMDEN PARK)
DAN STOCK (FAITHFOLD A)
BEN RADSTONE (FC TEAM B)
PAUL SAVITZ (FC TEAM B)
YOAV KESTENBAUM (HENDON UNITED A)
GAB SAUL (HENDON UNITED C)
JOSH HAMBLING (LOUGHTON ORIENT)
JAIMIE SINCLAIR (LOUGHTON ORIENT)
JAMIE COOPER (NORTH WEST NEASDEN)
SHAI DAVIDI (NORTH WEST NEASDEN)
DAVID RHODES (NORSTAR RAIDERS A)
BEN WEINBERG (SOUTHGATE HARMEN)
JORDAN GRANT (SOUTHGATE HARMEN)
LEE GREENFIELD (SOUTHGATE HARMEN)
DEAN SHAW (BLIZZARD STORM)
DAN SIMONS (BLIZZARD STORM)
DOVI FEHLER (BOCA JEWNIORS)
RICHARD SILVER (CAMDEN PARK)
YONNI BORD (CATFORD & BROMLEY)
ALEX ELF (HENDON UNITED C)
JOSH JACOBS (LOUGHTON ORIENT)
MICHAEL FIELD (NORTH WEST NEASDEN)
DAVID DINKIN (NORSTAR RAIDERS A)
RICHARD CAPLIN (REDBRIDGE A)
SAM CASTLE (SOUTHGATE HARMEN)
1) JOEL ISAACS (CATFORD & BROMLEY) – A stunning piledriver of a volley from a tight angle after he had controlled a perfectly lofted pass from Jeff Gotch
2) SAM CASTLE (SOUTHGATE HARMEN) – Ben Weinberg went past four players, before chipping the ball to Castle, who half-volleyed the ball into the top right corner from 25 yards
3) MICHAEL PATTERSON (BOCA JEWNIORS) – Brought the ball down and seeing the keeping of his line, took two touches before from the edge of the centre circle neatly chipped it over the goalkeeper with both power and accuracy!
4) PAUL SAVITZ (FC TEAM B) – Picked up the ball in the centre of midfield, drove past two players at once, held off another, and then beat a fourth man before curling a finish into the far corner from a difficult angle
5) BEN GRAHAM (REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A) – Let the ball run across his body before striking it sweetly into the top corner leaving Jake Doffman with no chance
1) DAVID SIMNOCK (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B) – Dived across the goal to push up and over a close-range shot when the striker (and everyone else) was sure it was a goal.
1) JOSEPH LEVY (AC MILL HILL) – “I was almost embarrassed watching some of our play today. The players need to ask themselves if they can actually be bothered to fight for each other and dig deep.”
2) RICKY LAWRENCE (SPEC) – “Thank god Rob Murray is getting married next Sunday. Anything to stop this run of defeats!”
3) SIMON LINDEN (BLIZZARD STORM) – “Nothing beats winning in Essex, the underdogs against all the odds turning over Redbridge in their own back yard.”
CAMDEN PARK 5 FC TEAM A 3
Camden well and truly tuned on a five-star star show as they claimed their first league win of the season.
Richard Silver and Rob Hershkorn both scored twice – with the latter scoring once from the penalty spot – with Guy Marks also on target.
Player-manager Nick Kagan told jewishnews.co.uk: “Relieved to get our long overdue first win of the season. We are still leaking goals, and that is something that will have to be put right, but I think we can pat ourselves on the back for the performance, the desire, and the win with several players missing.
“Hopefully we’ve now got that shocking performance against Oakwood out of our system, and we can kick on from here.”
Richard Salmon scored a hat-trick for Team, for whom player-manager Mitch Young told jewishnews.co.uk: “”With eight players missing including key players we just couldn’t hold on to get a result. Being 3-1 up with 20 minutes to go we collapsed in the last 20 minutes. Credit to Camden who deserved the victory and played some nice football. We are hoping to give them more of a game in a couple of weeks!”
HENDON UNITED SPORTS A 1 FAITHFOLD A 0
A goal from Ben Kon proved to be the difference as the champions fell to their second defeat of the season.
Hendon manager David Garbacz told jewishnews.co.uk: “This was a right old battle against a very strong Faithfold team. They reminded me of old Neasden and Redbridge teams we used to play with some highly questionable challenges and a lot of backchat, but coupled also with a lot of skill and pace . Yoav Kestenbaum must be battered and bruised this evening but at times he tore them apart.
“The referee did remarkably well to keep things as under control as he could have done and my players stood up to everything and played like real men today. I thought we were definitely the better team in the first half and deservedly went in in front with a typical Ben Kon poacher goal. In the second half they came at us very strongly but we defended brilliantly and despite some hairy moments Russell did not have too many saves to make. They will point to a couple of penalty appeals which may or may not have been given but these things even themselves out in the end and two weeks ago against Raiders we were denied by the man in the middle.
“Ultimately this was a massive three points and together with the draw in the other big game in the division, it puts us right back in it.”
Faithfold player-manager Zuriel Solomon told jewishnews.co.uk: “We lost agame where we deserved a point, Hendon defended well but we were our own worse enemy. Our discipline was not great – something to be recrified but I thought we were unlucky not to get anything from the game but that’s football! Still a way to go and to get things right.”
NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A 2 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A 2
The leaders dropped two more points as they were held to a point by a spirited Redbridge side. Adam Stollerman and Ben Graham scored for the visitors.
Redbridge player-manager Sam Rosenthal told jewishnews.co.uk: “We showed great spirit to twice come back from behind and we were unlucky in the end not to make our man advantage count and take all three points.
“It was a good game between two good sides, not many teams will take points off them at their place. On balance a draw was probably the right result and I’m delighted to remain unbeaten.”
David Dinkin and David Rhodes scored for the hosts.
OAKWOOD A 5 LONDON MACCABI LIONS WHITE 1
Oakwood claimed just their second league win of the season as they were comfortable in their win at the division’s bottom side.
Anthony Koslover scored twice, with Anthony Kintish, Toby Levy and Sam Jacobson completing the scoring.
BRIXTON OLD BOYS P BRADY MACCABI B P
HENDON UNITED SPORTS B 3 CHIGWELL ATHLETIC 3
Hendon threw away a two-goal half-time lead as they were held to a point by Chigwell.
Lee Hyams, Steve Summers and James Jaconelli scored for the visitors, for whom player-manager Richard Slater told jewishnews.co.uk: “An awful first half and decent second. Three cheap goals made it another uphill.”
LOS BLANCOS 2 NORTH WEST NEASDEN 4
Neasden maintained their title challenge thanks to this impressive win over an in-form Blancos side.
Shai Davidi scored twice, with Kane Gilbry and Dan Orgel also on target.
Neasden manager Stirling Kay told jewishnews.co.uk: “This was by far our best performance of the season, at times our football was breathtaking. From front to back we played some great one-touch football, only some great saves from the Blancos goalkeeper kept the scoreline down.
“We dealt with their biggest threat very well, a long throw which they scored from and a rare loss of concentration gave them a equaliser. But we did not panic and let our football do our talking with two more well taken goals. A very good squad performanc.”
Yaakov Suissa and Adam Hersh scored in vain for the hosts.
SPEC 1 SOUTHGATE HARMEN 4
Harmen stay with the chasing pack after they won comprehensively at SPEC.
Lee Greenfield scored twice for Harmen, with player-manager Sam Castle and Alex Bowman also on target.
Castle told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a great team performance with every player putting in a great shift. We bossed the game from the first to last minute, and I couldn’t be more happy. We will not get carried away. Next week is Brady at home, a game that everyone is looking forward to, with more than just three points on the line. Family rivalry and bragging rights are also up for grabs. The cameras have to be there.”
Player-manager Ricky Lawrence, who scored for SPEC, told jewishnews.co.uk: “Thank god Rob Murray is getting married next Sunday. Anything to stop this run of defeats!”
WOODFORD WANDERERS 6 SHIRLEY PARK 2
Woodford stay top on goal difference after they hit Park for six.
AC MILL HILL 0 FC TEAM B 2
FC Team claimed their first league win of the season as they upset mid-table Mill Hill, thanks to goals from Ben Radstone and Paul Savitz.
Team manager David Gordon told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a relief to finally get out first win of the season yesterday, but it wasn’t a surprise to me as this win had been coming.
“Our recent performances had been really good, but we weren’t getting the results. Yesterday we coupled a whole hearted performance with a victory and I’m certain that we can push on from here and close the gap on the teams ahead of us.”
Home manager Joseph Levy told jewishnews.co.uk: “I was almost embarrassed watching some of our play today. The players need to ask themselves if they can actually be bothered to fight for each other and dig deep.”
ATHLETIC BILBAUM 2 OAKWOOD B 2
Neither side would have wanted a point – but that’s what they had to settle for.
FAITHFOLD B 6 LONDON HAROLDEANS 1
The Greens claimed their first league win of the season – and did it in style.
Doron Hershkorn scored a hat-trick, Leor Harel scored twice, with Eric Holvelsen also on target.
Manager Rob Shooman told jewishnews.co.uk: “What can I say? Our first win of the season, although this performance has been on the cards for the last few weeks , 6-1 , could easily have been 10-1 , their keeper had a great game and even after being injured came back on to make some more great saves , their best player by far .
“Although Haroldeans were not the best team we have played they certainly were no mugs, they scored within the first five minutes but that seemed to inspire my guys to go on and dominate for the rest of the game .
“My boys deserved this result for the way they have been improving as a team each week from a devastating start to the season.
“I could pull out three or four excellent individual performances but prefer to praise them all including the Subs who seamlessly integrated into the team when they came on.
“I am fully confident that we will give any team in this division a really hard game and we are all looking forward to the second half of the season when we come up against most of them the second time around.”
Oli Josephs had put Haroldeans in front, for whom manager Jonathan Abrams told jewishnews.co.uk: “The other team turned up and we were outplayed. It was a feisty game and the referee did well to control the game, although we thought the other team were overly physical which resulted in injuries to our goalkeeper and a few of our outfield players. But the better team overall won.”
FC TEAM C 3 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B 3
A last minute penalty from Nicky Woolf ensured the leaders kept alive their unbeaten start to the season.
Andrew McMaster and Jeremy Elster were also on target for Jonathan Adleman’s men, who told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was another superb game against FC Team C – end to end, no quarter asked or given.
“We’ve shared 14 goals across both games with them and each time there have been late goals and drama. I said to Michael after the game that I look forward to renewing battle with them in the 1st Division next season!
REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B 2 BLIZZARD STORM 3
An 85th minute winner from Dan Simons saw Storm claim a famous win at Redbridge.
It was Simons’ second strike of the afternoon, with Dean Shaw also on target.
Player-manager Simon Linden told jewishnews.co.uk: “This game had everything. Blizzard showed the league they are no pushovers with a great performance full of passion, fight, discipline and quality. Nothing beats winning in Essex, the underdogs against all the odds turning over Redbridge in their own back yard.
“It’s a sweet victory and deserved after a shock decision where the referee made a u-turn on a goal on the 80th minute mark which caused total conflict amongst players, the referee and supporters. We, on our day are no pushovers. We are to be counted and with the squad I have should be right in the mix come the end of season.
“This performance was fantastic, the whole team wanted to win today and I’m hoping we can now build on the last two weeks and go on a great run!”
Nathan Sollosi scored twice for Redbridge.
BOCA JEWNIORS 6 L’EQUIPE 3
A hat-trick from Dovi Fehler helped the Boca boys claim arguably their best ever win.
Strikes from Ami Wynbourne, Yehoshua Silverman and Michael Patterson completed the win.
Richard Fogelman, Richard Alexander and David Prager scored for L’Equipe, for whom manager Daniel Cordell told jewishnews.co.uk: “First off we want to apologise to the team for introducing a new system 10 minutes before the game kicked-off – we had not got used to it and it came back to bite us – we will now formally resort to type and the formation that made us so hard to beat in the opening eight games of the season.
“The difference yesterday was that Boca were clinical – it seemed as though every chance they got they stuck away and we just could not get that final ball and to a L’Equipe player. It did start so well for us with a flowing move down the left that saw Sccott Bennet size up and inch perfect cross to Foegelman to slot in from close-range, but from then on we were playing catch up for the game.
“We can now use next week’s cup game against Lions as a chance to play with a clear and free head and get back on track.”
CATFORD & BROMLEY 2 TEMPLE FORTUNE 0
The leaders stay top as two goals from Joel Isaacs saw them to this win.
Cats’ Adam Luria told jewishnews.co.uk: “We never really got out of second gear for much of the game but still managed to create some chances and both of our goals were brilliantly taken.”
Fortune manager Jonathan Cohen said: “We should have got at least a draw. We had a goal not given but that’s typical of the luck we’re getting at the moment.”
FAITHFOLD C 1 JEWDINESE 3
Jewdinese kept up their title challenge as two late goals saw them to three points.
Ben Berrick, Sim Cohen’s penalty and Ashley Lawrence scored for the visitors, while Josh Barnett had headed Faithfold level early in the second half.
KING CROWN 1 HENDON UNITED C 2
Hendon claimed their third successive victory with a gritty win over King Crown, thanks to goals from Gab Saul and Alex Elf.
The first half was a scrappy affair, with Hendon shading the play, and they took the lead ten minutes after the break when Saul’s free-kick found its way into the back of the net courtesy of a goalkeeping error. Hendon missed chances to extend their lead with Elf and Jono Nesbitt both coming close, before Elf finally got on the scoresheet when he raced clear and finished well.
Crown pulled a goal back through centre-back Josh Karpf scored with around 10 minutes remaining, but the Hendon backline remained strong and they saw out the game comfortably for an important three points.
LOUGHTON ORIENT 2 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C 0
Orient produced one of the results of the day as they recorded a fine win over the second placed team.
Josh Jacobs flicked in the opener with the outside of his boot on the half-hour mark, though it was also a resilient display which didn’t allow Norstar a sniff of a chance throughout, Jaimie Sinclair was running the show where he seemed to be everywhere putting out fires before they could start.
The second half followed a similar pattern with Orient controlling the game and it wasn’t long before the lead was doubled. A whipped in cross that was a nightmare for defenders to deal with ended up in the back of the net for an own goal. Orient saw the last 20 minutes out well, aand nearly added a third but for a good save from the Norstar goalkeeper.
Loughton player-manager Dan Curtis told jewishnews.co.uk: “That was our best performance of the season. Everyone played well and we won our battles all over the pitch. I talked to the boys before the game about tightening up defensively and to stop shipping goals and that’s exactly what they did. Very pleasing performance and we are unbeaten in three which is great.”