RESULTS AT A GLANCE (SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL REVIEW):
CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP SECOND ROUND:
AC Whetstone 4 Athletic Bilbaum 3
Brady Maccabi 4 London Rovers 1
Brixton Old Boys 3 Real Sosobad 2
Faithfold A 2 Jewdinese 1
FC Team A 3 SPEC 0
Harmen 8 Temple Fortune 0
Hendon United A 2 Redbridge Jewish Care B 1
Hendon United B 0 Shacharit Donetsk 1
King Crown 1 Maccabi London Lions Blue 7
Maccabi London Lions Green 0 Oakwood A 7
Norstar London Raiders A 6 FC Team B 1
North West Neasden 0 Redbridge Jewish Care A 1
Camden Park 2 Blizzard Storm 2
Los Blancos 3 Norstar London Raiders B 7
Catford & Bromley 1 AC Mill Hill 3
FC Team C 4 L’Equipe 3
KS Reunited 1 Boca Jewniors 1
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS FROM KING CROWN 1 MACCABI LONDON LIONS BLUE 7…
WEEK EIGHT PHOTO GALLERY:
WEEK EIGHT MATCH REPORTS:
TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
DAVE RONSON (BRIXTON OLD BOYS)
MIKE MYERS (FC TEAM A)
RUSSELL CORIN (HENDON UNITED A)
STEVE MURAD (NORTH WEST NEASDEN)
SEAN LADIER (BLIZZARD STORM)
ROB SANFORD (FC TEAM A)
ARI NEVIES (HENDON UNITED A)
JORDAN FREEDMAN (JEWDINESE)
JONATHAN PAMPEL (KS REUNITED)
LUKE ROBACK (KS REUNITED)
ADAM HAKIMI (REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A)
ADAM SHAFFRON (REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A)
JORDAN SAPLER (REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B)
RICHARD WINTON (AC MILL HILL)
ROB COHEN (AC WHETSTONE)
NICKY SKONE (BRIXTON OLD BOYS)
ALEX LEVACK (FAITHFOLD A)
BOBBY ABRAMS (FC TEAM A)
MARC FOSTER (HARMEN)
BRADLEY SHARP (HARMEN)
ZACK GORDON (KS REUNITED)
ADAM KAY (LONDON ROVERS)
BEN LAMPERT (MACCABI LONDON LIONS BLUE)
CONNOR PERLMUTTER (MACCABI LONDON LIONS BLUE)
RICKY ENGLEMAN (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A)
ADAM POSNER (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B)
ELI DAVILA (SHACHARIT DONETSK)
YORAM GOODMAN (SHACHARIT DONETSK)
ALON PINHAS (AC WHETSTONE)
AVI GARSON (FAITHFOLD A)
ADAM LENZ (FC TEAM C)
ADAM STOLERMAN (FC TEAM C)
JAMES GERSHFIELD (HARMEN)
JAKE GILBERT (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B)
STEVE SUMMERS (REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A)
SAM SOLLOSI (REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B)
GOAL OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
1) JAKE GILBERT (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B) – Hit another sensational wonder goal – this time a first time edge of the box volley direct from Adam Posner’s corner
2) JAMES GOLD (MACCABI LONDON LIONS BLUE) – Three touches – chest, nutmeg and then a low finish from just outside the box
3) CONNOR PERLMUTTER (MACCABI LONDON LIONS BLUE) – Won back possession, and then from 25 yards out, struck a curled-lobbed effort over the goalkeeper
4) BEN LAMPERT (MACCABI LONDON LIONS BLUE) – A brilliant curling free-kick from just outside the box into the far corner
5) DAVID JOSEPH COHEN (FC TEAM A) – Shot first time across his body from outside the area into the bottom corner, leaving the goalkeeper with no chance
6) ALON PINHAS (AC WHETSTONE) – Brilliant team play with quick interpassing between Pinhas and Ethan Davis, resulted in the former curling the ball around the goalkeeper
SAVE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
QUOTE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
1) ADAM GLEKIN (HENDON UNITED B) – “I hate to be negative, but today was bloody awful.”
2) JACOB KADOCH (KING CROWN) – “If we played our first team, we would have won and I’m very confident saying that.”
3) DAVID GARBACZ (HENDON UNITED A) – “We look forward to locking horns again with Redbridge in two weeks time in the Morrison, when I will make sure I call their manager by his name Jon, and not mate which he seemed to take enormous offence at as he made it perfectly clear he was not my mate.”
4) JON JACOBS (REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B) – “Mr Garbacz refers to everyone as mate, I think he will do well having any mates judging by his classless behaviour. We will give him a real East London welcome in the return match in a fortnight.”
5) JON JACOBS (REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B) – “They are a class act on the pitch and behave like the champions they are but off the pitch, they are classless led by David Garbacz with his stupid pre-match comments that it should be comfortable and his lack of manners pre and post match. We can’t wait for the return fixture in the Peter Morrison, we will even allow them a dressing room with a door.”
CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP SECOND ROUND (number in brackets represents division of team):
AC WHETSTONE (2) 4 ATHLETIC BILBAUM (1) 3
Whetstone caused one of the upsets of the day as they came out on top in this seven-goal thriller to beat the Division One title hopefuls.
Rob Cohen scored twice, with Alon Pinhas and Aaron Benjamin also on target. Manager Clive Nathan told jewishnews.co.uk: “Clearly Shabbat UK had the desired effect on our team! The boys came out raring to go and despite going a goal behind made numerous chances. We really could have had a hatful of goals today, but Bilbaum are a good side from a higher division so we are delighted to win by any score.”
BRADY MACCABI (1) 4 LONDON ROVERS (3) 1
Brady ensured there was no cup upset here as they comprehensively overcame the challenge of the Rovers.
Reiss Mogilner, Matt Frolich, Malcolm Newman and Sam Monjack scored for the hosts, while Yossi Abrahams netted a consolation for Rovers.
Rovers manager Jeremy Brown told jewishnews.co.uk: “The score line didn’t reflect the game today and I think Brady would agree. That was a great game of football and a proper cup tie. Both teams played some good football. It’s just a shame that we got it to 2-1 at 65 minutes and really went for it. We even hit the bar from a great Adam Kay free kick but then they caught us twice on the break to kill it off. But we never gave up and I’m really proud of my team today for showing that we can mix it with the big boys. Now we put all our focus into the league where we really want to try and challenge to win it, so the hard work starts now.”
BRIXTON OLD BOYS (1) 3 REAL SOSOBAD (3) 2
Goals from Lee Cutler, Josh Kalinsky and Jason Lindsey helped Paul Shamplina’s side edge this entertaining encounter.
He told jewishnews.co.uk: “We were 3-0 up at half-time and played really well. They played well in the second half, we were getting tired in midfield and not holding the ball up.
“But in the end I’m happy to go through, we were pleased for the final whistle.”
Andy Levy and James Law scored for Sosobad, for whom manager Daniel Shafron told jewishnews.co.uk: “My team were unlucky today. We conceded three sloppy goals in the first half having been in control for the majority. We reshuffled at half-time, I asked my players for a committed 45 minutes and that’s what they gave. We showed spirit, passion and desire to get back in to the game and were very unfortunate to not go on and win. Their goalkeeper pulled off an array of saves and deserves a place in the team of the week. Well done to Brixton who I wish the best of luck to in the next round.”
FAITHFOLD A (Prem) 2 JEWDINESE (2) 1
Goals from Benjy Dymant and Alex Kaye saw the Premier Division side book their place in the next round.
Player-manager Zuriel Solomon told jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a good win although more goals would have been more satisfying. Jewdinese battled for 90 minutes, put in a lot of effort and should be proud.
“We knew we would have a lot of the ball and we did get lots of balls and bodies in the box and looking forward now to the next round.”
Jewdinese’s Jacob Erlich told jewishnews.co.uk: “There’s only one suitable way to start this review and that’s to congratulate everyone of the boys on an outstanding performance against a top division team.
“Before the game manager Darren Lawrence made it absolute clear that it was vital to keep ourselves in the game for as long as possible, by sticking 11 men behind the ball and hitting them on the counter using our pace and quick passing. After a few jokes were out of the system from our players about being lucky to only be 10-0 down at half-time, we knew before the game we had the ability to cause Faithfold problems. Well within 10 minutes of the game we were dominating and saw ourselves 1-0 up. A great piece of play saw Oron Sheldon beat the offside trap where he found himself 1 on 1 with the goalkeeper. Instead of taking the glory he played a perfectly timed pass across goal in which Luke Lewis slotted home.
“We battled for the whole half but unfortunately a lucky break and a debatable offside goal saw Faithfold equalise. At half time everyone knew this game was ours despite what division they were in. We defended for our lives, dealing with every attack Faithfold threw at us. With 20 mins to go we had 2 very dangerous attacks which could have seen us take the lead but the keeper made 2 good stops. A great piece of play from Faithfold put them 2-1 up with 10 to go but even then we did not give up and started to pile on the pressure. A last ditch tackle from their defender denied Oron in the closing minute.
“We fought for 90 minutes. Not only for the results but for eachother. A great team effort.”
FC TEAM A (PREM) 3 SPEC (1) 0
Team turned in a polished performance as they saw off the challenge of SPEC.
David Joseph Cohen, David James Cohen and Yoav Lebens scored for Team, with manager Ben Gilbey telling jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a professional and clinical display , seeing off their opposition in style. We were in control for most of the game and our possession paid dividends when the goals started flowing. Some of the passing and crossing on display was simply delightful, Bobby Abrams and David James Cohen in particular showing off the talents that Team has.
“The direct running and attrition of the strike force and Yoav and Joel in the midfield, complimented the stylish passing and the great goals capped off a good performance.
“The defence was superb today mopping up everything SPEC had to offer, and keeper Myers produced another good performance. Manager Ben Gilbey has already tipped him as a potential player of the season.”
HARMEN (PREM) 8 TEMPLE FORTUNE (3) 0
Five goals from James Gershfield – including a first half hat-trick – plus strikes from Joey Lazare, Bradley Sharp and Ben Weinberg saw the Premier Division side cruise to victory.
Harmen manager Joel Alterman told jewishnews.co.uk: “Looking through Temple Fortune’s squad list, we were a bit wary of what could be coming but with the visitors missing some big name players we were on top throughout the game. It was a game that we dominated from start to finish but credit to temple fortune, they never stopped grafting and we wish them luck for the rest of the season.”
Fortune manager Jonathan Cohen told jewishnews.co.uk: “We were beaten by a much better team and although we knew something like this could happen we were all upset with the final score line. That being said, we all had our priorities right and continued to try and win tackles and play as much football as we could until the last minute. Overall it hasn’t dampened the spirit in the squad at all and I am pleased we were able to finish at a time that accommodated those going to the Tottenham game.”
HENDON UNITED A (PREM) 2 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B (1) 1
The holders were given a run for their money as they overcome stubborn opposition thanks to goals from Greg Corin and Avishai Kestenbaum.
Manager David Garbacz told jewishnews.co.uk: “This was not quite as comfortable a morning as we expected. We were dealt a double blow in the pre-match warm up when Russ Corin decided he was not fit enough to play and Simon Peterman also pulled out with an ankle injury. Although we seemed to be controlling matters early on we couldn’t make the break through and we were then dealt our third blow of the morning when Avidan Last was sent off after hesitating and producing a professional foul.
“This was our first red card in five years and clearly we were not used to playing with 10 men. Russ now had no option but to come on and we were extremely thankful he did as he went on to produce some fine saves. We re-grouped after the break and took the lead when Greg finished off a fine move down the right and a great assist from Dovi Fehler. Credit to Redbridge though who never gave up and when they equalised with 15 minutes to go, we were genuinely under the cosh. We managed to find some extra legs and scrambled in a winner from sub Avishai Kestenbaum and saw the game out.
“There were times today when our hands were slipping off our trophy and Redbridge caused us all sorts of problems with their pacy forwards. We had to stand firm and fight for each other and we knew that we would have to win ugly. We were relieved to move into the hat for the next round and we look forward to locking horns again with Redbridge in two weeks time in the Morrison, when I will make sure I call their manager by his name Jon and not mate which he seemed to take enormous offence at as he made it perfectly clear he was not my mate.”
Unimpressed by certain antics from the Hendon boss, Redbridge manager Jon Jacobs, who saw Sam Sollosi score for his side, told jewishnews.co.uk: “The reigning league champions are a class act on the pitch but deserve better from a cow patch of a pitch and changing rooms which wouldn’t look out of place in the 1960’s.The game was played on a surface that makes West Hendon look like Wembley. The game turned when a long through ball found Garfinkle and his blistering pace took him past stand in keeper for Hendon who had no choice but to bring him down. A red card followed but the offence was deemed outside of the box.
“Once they scored, we realised we not only deserved to be on the same pitch as Hendon, but that we actually had a chance and we started battering them and dominated the game . Sam Sollosi, the game’s outstanding performer was running the show and Hendon were being outrun and outplayed . the equaliser came from a melee in the box and Sollosi smashed it home. Garfinkle then had a chance to win it but fluffed his lines when through on goal.
It was all us, but from only their second chance of the half, a defensive mistake allowed Kestenbaum to nip in and score virtually on the goal line. We still had a few minutes to take the tie into extra-time and it brought good saves from Russell Corin to keep Redbridge out.
“The final whistle went and Hendon knew they had been taken to the limit and the players were very gracious and complimentary in victory.
“They are a class act on the pitch and behave like the champions they are but off the pitch, they are classless led by David Garbacz with his stupid pre match comments that it should be comfortable and his lack of manners pre and post match.
“We can’t wait for the return fixture in the Peter Morrison , we will even allow them a dressing room with a door.”
HENDON UNITED B (3) 0 SHACHARIT DONETSK (3) 1
Donetsk won this all-Division Three clash as Hendon’s poor run of form continued.
Struggling to get anything going in the first half, they were lucky to go in only 1-0 down at the break, and despite improving slightly in the second half, could have no arguments about the result.
A very frustrated manager Adam Glekin told jewishnews.co.uk: “I hate to be negative, but today was bloody awful. Having got off to so many poor starts this year, I threatened to haul anyone off after 10 minutes if I felt they weren’t putting in a shift – unfortunately, I could have taken off over half the team. We looked like we could play until next Rosh Hashanah and still not score. Just a poor day all round, and they’re becoming worryingly frequent. We play the league leaders next week, and I’m expecting a big response.”
Adam Ellis scored the winner for Donetsk, with manager Elliot Nussbaum telling jewishnews.co.uk: “While the scoreline, 1-0 to Shacharit, reflects a close game, I though that for the vast majority we were in total command, and should have been clear by half-time.
KING CROWN (3) 1 MACCABI LONDON LIONS BLUE (PREM) 7
Lions may have played for more than hour with ten men, but it had no impact on the result as they ran out emphatic winners.
Man-of-the-match Connor Perlmutter scored a hat-trick, with Daniel Green, James Gold, Ben Lampert and an own goal completing the win.
Ben Garfield had equalised for Crown midway through the first half, prior to which, Ben David had missed a penalty after Joel Reuben had seen red for handball.
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LONDON MACCABI LIONS GREEN (3) 0 OAKWOOD A (PREM) 7
The Premier Division side made light work of this tie as four goals from Dave Woolman saw them ease into the next round.
Carl Peters, Lee Warner and Simon Davies also all found the back of the net.
NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A (PREM) 6 FC TEAM B (2) 1
Rob Richman’s side made light work of the Division Two leaders as a hat-trick from Ricky Engleman saw they to this comfortable win.
David Dinkin scored twice, with Josh Green also on target, with manager Rob Richman telling jewishnews.co.uk: “Despite the scoreline we weren’t anywhere close to our best today. We won the game and we won the game convincingly but we know that our performances will need to be a little stronger over the coming weeks against better opposition.
“We are delighted to be in the next round of the cup and to be entering November having won every single game of football we have played sets us up nicely for the winter months.”
Team player-manager Mitch Young told jewishnews.co.uk: “We lost to the better Team. Raiders are a real force and are even stronger than what they were. However we had a game plan and for 25 minutes it was working perfectly, we went 1-0 up and were defending well. However, we made stupid mistakes to let Raiders in going down 2-1 at half time. More defensive errors cost us and then we chased the game. We have more important games than this coming up but I was proud with the amount of effort the players put in and good luck to Raiders I will be shocked if they do not win anything this year”.
NORTH WEST NEASDEN 0 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A 1
Redbridge moved up into second spot thanks to Steve Summers’ strike.
Player-manager Sam Rosenthal told jewishnews.co.uk: “This wasn’t one for the purest but I’m delighted with the three points and a clean sheet. Title challenge back on track.”
Neasden manager Stirling Kay told jewishnews.co.uk: “This game was all about regrouping and showing pride after a disgracefull display and lack of team work and attitude . This was put right all over the pitch from the very first whistle and but for our final ball we were the better side in the first half.
“In the second half Redbridge became the dominant team and only some great saves by Steve Murad kept the scores level. The wining goal matched the game – very scrappy. But to be fair the Redbridge back four were excellent through out and they never allowed us to get back in the game. I think both teams would agree a draw would of been a fair result. However, our lack of fire power has been a problem all year and until we get players fit again it’s been a problem to dominate teams in the lays third of the pitch. Overall the players responded very well and we can look forward to a very positive season a head with a number of key players hope fully returning from injuries.”
CAMDEN PARK 2 BLIZZARD STORM 2
Camden moved two points clear at the top of the table – though were denied the chance to make it four – after they were held to this point by Storm.
Mitch Green and Oli Henry earned a point for the visitors with manager Simon Linden telling jewishnews.co.uk: “I‘m happy to come away from this game with a point. We had to work hard today, it was a very close game but in the end a point was a fair result.
“It’s a very tight league – there’s two points between sixth and top. I’m confident we can be up there, the next couple of league games are crucial.”
LOS BLANCOS 3 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B 7
The Raiders claimed their second league win of the season as a hat-trick from Jake Gilbert, coupled with two strikes from Dan Grossman, one from Nicky Woolf and an own goal, saw them to the points.
Simon Moses scored twice for Blancos, with Darren Russell also on target.
CATFORD & BROMLEY 1 AC MILL HILL 3
Mill Hill maintained their early season title hopes as goals from Laurence Bloom, Jamie Kent and Elliot Bloom saw them to this win over the bottom side.
Mill Hill manager Daniel Beresford told jewishnews.co.uk: “We dominated the first half and played some superb football, before letting them back in the game in the second half.
Jamie Sinai scored for the Cats, for whom captain Adam Luria told jewishnews.co.uk: “After a poor first half in which they played us off the park and went 2-0 up, we completely dominated the second 45 minutes. We got a goal back through Jamie, and from then kept on pushing and with less than 10 minutes to go, Zak McLeod hit the bar with a thumping shot. Had that gone in I think anyone watching would have backed us to get all three points. However, as we pushed more and more men forward we were caught on the counter with just minutes to go and they got their third.
“It’s disappointing that again we’ve more than matched one of the best teams in the division and come away with nothing to show for it, but really that’s just out luck at the moment. We’re just not getting the run of the ball.”
FC TEAM C 4 L’EQUIPE 3
FC Team closed the gap at the top of the table to three points as they made it four wins from four by winning this seven-goal epic.
Adam Stolerman scored a hat-trick, with Aron Barnes also on target.
Team player-manager David Gordon told jewishnews.co.uk: “We were missing six key players yesterday so I was happy to come away with three points against a decent L’Equipe side. We made three individual errors for their goals so really it should have been more comfortable than it was, but after we went 4-3 up we didn’t ever look like conceding.
“We now have to prepare for a huge game this weekend.”
Jon Kay, JJ Marrache and Rob Simons scored for the visitors, for whom manager Josh Lewis told jewishnews.co.uk: “I felt that we dominated the first 20 minutes and should have have been 2-0 up after missing two one-on-one opportunities. It wasn’t to be and they scored with their first chance, went 2-0 down against the run of play, and although we scored, went into the break undeservedly 3-1 down.
“The half-time message was to start quickly and put away the chances early in the second half, that we did, scoring twice. We kept the pressure on but couldn’t convert chances. With 15 minutes a defensive error put them 4-3 up, we threw everything we had at them for the last 10 minutes but they held out for the win.
“I’m proud of the performance and in the end feel we deserved a point at least, but we’ll take the positives and carry on the form into the Oakwood game next week.”
KS REUNITED 1 BOCA JEWNIORS 1
Both sides would have been hoping for more from this game, though both had to settle for a point each.
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