JC MSFL Matchday 24 review

By Danny Caro, February 24, 2013
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Faithfold A's quadruple hopes came to a halt in Manchester in the Morrison, while Lions A dented Redbridge's title hopes and SPEC FC blew the Division Two title race wide open after completing a league double over leaders Brady Maccabi B. Elsewhere, Norstar B knocked Athletic Bilbaum's promotion bid off the rails in the first double-header of the JC MSFL season. Danny Caro reflects on Matchday 24 of the season.

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JC FEATURE MATCH COVERAGE:

OAKWOOD B vs AC MILL HILL VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

OAKWOOD B vs AC MILL HILL PHOTOGALLERY

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JC MSFL MATCHDAY 24 HEADLINES
PMT - Maccabi crush Faithfold's quadruple hopes
Prem Div - Brady hit FC Team for six
Div 1 - Chigwell Athletic are four-some
Div 2 - Sensational SPEC FC batter Brady B
Div 3 - Mill Hill go joint-top after seeing off Oakwood B

JC HAT-TRICK HEROES
Prem Div - Josh Hershman (Brady A)
Div 1 - Richard Silver (Camden Park)
Div 3 - Mark Martell (Jewventus)

TOP-SCORERS
31 - Jamie Kent (Shirley Park)
27 - Ben Zloof (AC Mill Hill)
18 - Lee Cash (LM Lions A - 10 for Neasden A), Adam Hersh (Los Blancos)

SEE OVERALL TABLE

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DANNY CARO'S MATCHDAY 24 OSCARS

JC TEAM OF THE WEEK

MSFL TEAM OF THE WEEK

MSFL PREM DIV TEAM OF THE WEEK

MSFL DIV 1 TEAM OF THE WEEK

MSFL DIV 2 TEAM OF THE WEEK

DIVISION 3 TEAM OF THE WEEK

SEE NOMINATIONS

GOAL OF THE WEEK - WINNER: BEN ZLOOF (AC Mill Hill) - CLICK FOR DETAILS

SAVE OF THE WEEK - WINNER: JAMES GRABINER (AC Mill Hill) - CLICK FOR DETAILS

QUOTE OF THE WEEK - WINNER: IAN TUSSIE (Oakwood B) - CLICK FOR DETAILS

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YOUR WEEKEND REVIEW STARTS HERE:

PETER MORRISON TROPHY ROUND FOUR

MACCABI SET UP BRADY CLASH
MANCHESTER MACCABI 1st 2 FAITHFOLD A 0
Manchester Maccabi became the third northern team to book their place in the last eight of the Jewish FA Cup after they crushed Faithfold's quadruple hopes at Brooklands Sports Centre.

Goals from Ashley Loofe and Adam Stevens set up a quarter-final clash at home to Brady Maccabi.

Manchester boss Martin Simons told JC Sport: "It was an excellent team performance," Simons told JC Sport. "We were competitive and organised without creating many clear-cut chances against another hard-working team.

Faithfold manager Zuriel Solomon told JC Sport: "It was a disappointing result in a game of few chances. I can't fault my boys for effort but our creativity was just not there. Well done to Manchester who were very organised and it will take a good team to beat them, and we would also like to thank them for there hospitality."

SEE MATCH REPORT

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PETER MORRISON TROPHY ROUND THREE

HENDON TWO GOOD FOR WOODFORD
HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB A 2 WOODFORD WANDERERS 0
Hendon returned to winning ways with Alex Rosenthal and Greg Corin on target as they ended Woodford's hopes to set up a clash against Premier DIvision rivals Norstar.

Hendon boss David Garbacz told JC Sport: "There was not too much controversy this week thankfully. Overall we qualified quite comfortably although Woodford defended very resolutely and their keeper in particular had an excellent game.

"We were determined and very professional although we were guilty of missing a host of chances which kept the game in the balance until the last few minutes.

"Some of our football today was top quality stuff and certainly warmed up the freezing spectators.

Woodford club mascot Martin Sales told JC Sport: "I thought we defended brilliantly against a well-oiled machine. If it wasn’t for our goalkeeper, it could have been five or six. Unfortunately we did not have enough going forward today."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Hendon A 4 Woodford 1

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JC MSFL PREMIER DIVISION

SEE LEAGUE TABLE

TOP-SCORERS
18 - Lee Cash (LM Lions A - 10 for Neasden A)
16 - Adam Stolerman (Redbridge JC A)
11 - Daryl Phillips (Faithfold A), Josh Green (Norstar A), Jonathan Green (Brady A +1 for B)

DANNY CARO'S MSFL PREM DIV TEAM OF THE WEEK

BRADY SHOW OFF THEIR SIX PACKS
FC TEAM A 4 BRADY MACCABI A 6
There were goals galore at Meadow Park as Brady A hit FC Team A for six in an extraordinary contest.

JOSH HERSHMAN was the hat-trick hero for Brady, with Jonny Ellis, Zack White and Jonathan Green completing the scoring as the Rowley Lane team climbed above Redbridge into third place.

FC Team's goals came through Danny Moss (2), Richard Salmon and Marc Harris.

Brady boss Joel Nathan told JC Sport: "Even though we won today was not an advert for football - the pitch was terrible and both teams had to resort to a long ball game.

"However a win is a win and it keeps our good run going. The lads are really enjoying their football and can't wait for our next game."

FC Team secretary and manager-for-the-day Jonny Pearl told JC Sport: "No comments as I'm too annoyed and upset to say anything."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: FC Team A 1 Brady A 2

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LIONS DENT REDBRIDGE TITLE HOPES
REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A 1 LONDON MACCABI LIONS A 2
Max Kyte and Aviel Schwarz fired Lions to a famous win at Fairlop.

Steve Summers was the scorer for RJC.

Proud Lions boss Andy Landesberg told JC Sport: "This was the day where we could actually measure our progress - we delivered everywhere on the park.

"Today I was a very proud man, being part of a team that we have re-shaped, restructured, and most importantly re-motivated to be a match for any team in this league.

"James Gershfield and I are thoroughly enjoying this fantastic group of committed, motivated and talented players, who have really started to put their bodies on the line for this incredible Club we all love."

Redbridge boss Eilon Kennet told JC Sport: "If you don't score goals you can't win football matches: sometimes goals don't give a true reflection of the game. It doesn't matter if both goals were huge goalkeeping clangers, they become master-pieces of craft and ingenuity, only seen at the Camp Nou. However, I do agree that Steve Summers' goal will be the Goal of the Season.

"Well done on getting the result, Andy, but let's be honest, if we'd taken half our chances, we would have won the game comfortably."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Redbridge A 1 Lions A 1

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DIVISION ONE

SEE LEAGUE TABLE

TOP-SCORERS
31 - Jamie (Shirley Park)
15 - Yishai Last (Hendon B)
14 - Richard Silver (Camden)

DANNY CARO'S MSFL DIV ONE TEAM OF THE WEEK

CLASSY CAMDEN PUNISH SHIRLEY
CAMDEN PARK 5 SHIRLEY PARK 2
A hat-trick from top-scorer Richard Silver saw Camden boost their title hopes with a stunning 5-2 win over league leaders Shirley Park in Wembley.

Silver made it 14 league goals for the season, with another two from Guy Fenton sealing an impressive win.

Shirley's goals came through top-scorer Jamie Kent and Saul Conway.

Jubilant Camden player-manager Josh Marks told JC Sport: "We thought Shirley would be a bigger test of our ability, but it turned out to be a test of our desire. Scoring was no problem, but the fact that we came back from behind twice showed great desire.

"It was a complete team performance. I think that is now six or seven wins in a row and we take our confidence and momentum in to our next three games which will define our season. Glenthorne then the quarters against Flixton follow by the Anekstein semi-final against Redbridge.

Shirley player-manager Dave Lusman told JC Sport: "We went into the lead twice, but as the game progressed and after several howlers at the back we made it far too difficult for ourselves.

"Fair play to Camden - they are certainly one of the better teams in division and were the better team on the day. We look forward to taking them on at Norseman ... park life!"

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Camden 2 Shirley 2

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CLASSY CHIGWELL DESTROY NEASDEN
CHIGWELL ATHLETIC 4 NORTH WEST NEASDEN A 0
Strikes from Dean ben Yosef, Craig Pearl, Paul Lenchner and Russell Yershon saw Chigwell Athletic romp to a 4-0 success over Neasden A.

After seeing his team score twice in each half, delighted Chigs boss Richard Slater told JC Sport: "'We did well today. I would have taken 4-0 before the match for sure, but we still need to be more clinical in final third. Credit to NWN who kept going."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Chigwell 2 Neasden A 1

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FOUR-MIDABLE LIONS MARCH ON
LONDON MACCABI LIONS B 4 FAITHFOLD B 0
Lions B cruised past the challenge of Faithfold B with James Gold, Sam Arghebant, Jonny Cutter and an own goal doing the damage for the title hopefuls at Rowley Lane.

Jubilant Lions boss Jamie Kyte told JC Sport: "The first 30 minutes were a pleasure to watch today. For the first time in weeks we got the ball down and played football."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Lions B 3 Faithfold B 0

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FORTUNE HIT BACK IN STYLE
TEMPLE FORTUNE A 4 HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB B 1
Two goals from the red-hot Dan Orgel helped Temple Fortune come from behind to beat Hendon B in West Hendon.

Further strikes from Shai Davidi And Kane Gilbery sealed Fortune's fourth league win of the season in a game where Chaim Gothold had put Hendon in front.

Fortune manager Lee Fegan told JC Sport: "This wasn't our best performance but I am pleased that we bounced back from the results we have had in recent weeks.

"I have asked Shai to sleep with his shooting boots over Saturday night so he doesn't forget them again. He should of scored more but I am pleased with the runs he is making to create the space and more goals will be coming shortly from him."

Hendon joint-manager Chaim Gothold told JC Sport: "We were very depleted due to Purim. We did our best in the circumstances, but Fortune were too strong for us."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Temple Fortune A 3 Hendon B 3

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THORNES HIT UJIA FOR SIX
UJIA 0 GLENTHORNE UNITED A 6
Glenthorne A found their shooting boots as Daniel Lassman (2), Fabio Rivieccio, Craig Sandford, James Law and Andy Levy helped them hit struggling UJIA at Chase Lodge.

Thornes boss Sam Rosenthal told JC Sport: "I'm pleased to get the three points and keep our good run going."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: UJIA 0 Glenthorne A 1

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DIVISION TWO

SEE LEAGUE TABLE

TOP-SCORERS
17 - Adam Hersh (Los Blancos)
14 - Reiss Mogilner (Brady B)
11 - Dan Hildebrand (Brady B), Jake Gilbert (Bilbaum)

MSFL DIV 2 TEAM OF THE WEEK

NORSTAR KNOCK BAUMS PROMOTION CHALLENGE OFF THE RAILS
NORSTAR B 1 ATHLETIC BILBAUM 1 (DOUBLE-HEADER)
ATHLETIC BILBAUM 0 NORSTAR B 3
Lowly Norstar B claimed four points out of a possible six in the first double-header of the season as they stopped Athletic Bilbaum in their tracks.

Jordan Grant earned Norstar a point as the first match finished 1-1. Bilbaum top-scorer Jake Gilbert replied.

Norstar romped home 3-0 in part two, with Jonathan Kay, Rafi Addlestone and a penalty from Rob Blackman the goal men.

Jubilant Norstar boss David Lubczanski told JC Sport: "We're delighted to finally get a result, having 15 players available to us benefited us massively, and you could see how Bilbaum tired throughout the second game.

"We were the better team over two games, tested their keeper several times and defended well in a decent and professional performance."

Bilbaum player-manager Mark Pasha declined to comment.

SEE MATCH REPORT 1

SEE MATCH REPORT 2

DC Prediction: Norstar B 1 Bilbaum 3/Bilbaum 1 Norstar B 2

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SENSATIONAL SPEC FC LEAVE BRADY B DOUBLED UP
SPEC FC 3 BRADY MACCABI B 0
SPEC FC moved to within three points of leaders Brady B after claiming a stunning 3-0 victory at Hatfield Uni.

Goals from Elliott Wallis, Ashley Burns and Daniel Amram saw Laurence Conway's troops complete a league double over Brady and record their ninth win of the season.

And to add insult to injury for Brady, Reiss Mogilner failed to grab a consolation when he blazed a penalty over the bar.

SPEC Goalkeeping coach, vice treasurer and Hugo Lloris lookalike extraordinaire Michael Rhodes posted on a popular Social Media website: “Unbelievable performance today boys. Totally deserved that! Added bonus - Bilbaum only picked up a point from their double header against Norstar. Blows this promotion race wide open. COYB!”

Brady player-manager Josh Dagul told JC Sport: "SPEC are a decent side, but we simply didn't do ourselves justice out there. They may feel that the league is wide open now, but that defeat has simply made us more determined to do what is necessary to win the league. It's still in our hands, and as long as that is the case, we believe in ourselves."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: SPEC FC 1 Brady B 2

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BLIZZARD ARE BACK, SAYS LINDEN
BLIZZARD STORM 4 FC TEAM B 1
Blizzard Storm put in arguably their best 90 minutes of 2013, with Seb Vandermolen, Michael Woolfe, Dean Shaw and an own goal earning them a 4-1 win over FC Team B.

Delighted Blizzard boss Simon Linden told JC Sport: "It was a much-needed and well-deserved win. We must build on this and start a run of form."

SEE MATCH REPORT 1

DC Prediction: Blizzard 2 FC Team B 3

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REDBRIDGE B EXTEND UNBEATEN RUN
NORTH LONDON RAIDERS B 1 REDBRIDGE JC B 1
Ben Binder was on target again as Redbridge B came away from Brunel with a precious point.

Binder put the visitors ahead but they were made to pay for a mix-up at the back as Raiders drew level, with David Esterkin capitalising.

RJC manager Jon Jacobs told JC Sport: "A draw was a fair result as both teams deserved something from the game

"We are undefeated since December and will aim to be undefeated come the end of the season."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Raiders B 2 Redbridge B 2

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CATFORD & BROMLEY MACCABI P NORTH WEST NEASDEN B P
Match postponed - pitch unplayable

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DIVISION THREE

SEE LEAGUE TABLE

TOP-SCORERS
27 - Ben Zloof (AC Mill Hill)
16 - Jono Gaon (Tottenham Chutspah), Alex Elf (Hendon Utd SC C), Ben Polak (Oakwood B)
13 - Richard Fogelman (Jewventus), Terry Jeffries (Temple Fortune B)

DANNY CARO'S DIVISION 3 TEAM OF THE WEEK

MILL HILL GO JOINT-TOP
OAKWOOD B 1 AC MILL HILL 2
Ben Zloof was among the goals once more as AC Mill Hill edged past leaders Oakwood B at Parmiters to finish the weekend joint-top of the Division Four table.

SEE VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

Joe Levy's men scored twice in the first half, with Jason Shoffman grabbing the other, before Oakwood set up a grandstand finish following a penalty from Charlie Cohen.

Mill Hill's Rob Kleinman told JC Sport: "It was a fantastic victory for us this week against a well disciplined and tough Oakwood side. We feel over the 90 minutes we deserved the three points and never felt in any real danger of conceding our lead.

SEE MATCH PHOTOS

Oaks boss Ian Tussie told JC Sport: "We just didn't show in the first half and AC Mill Hill were more up for it. They're a good team and played to their strengths and Zloof's goal was utterly outstanding. He had no right to attempt to score like that.

"We improved in the second half and used the ball better but they defended well and Kleinmann marshalled the back four well (and loudly). They're a good team but I don't think there's much between us. We hit the bar twice and had either went in it's a different story."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Oakwood B 2 Mill Hill 3

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DOUBLE DELIGHT FOR KEMP
TEMPLE FORTUNE B 4 NORSTAR C 2
A double from Jon Kemp helped Temple Fortune B mark their return to action with maximum points against Norstar C at the Roger Bannister Sports Centre.

Player-manager Terry Jeffries and Ollie Squires completed the scoring as Fortune sealed their sixth league win of the season.

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Temple Fortune B 3 Norstar C 3

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TOTTENHAM CHUTSPAH 2 FAITHFOLD C 2 (DOUBLE-HEADER)
FAITHFOLD C 6 TOTTENHAM CHUTSPAH 0
Faithfold took the honours in this double-header, coming away with four points out of six.

The opener finished 2-2, with Ben Simons and Stefan Simons on target for the Superhoops.

David Garson's men romped home 6-0 in the follow-up, thanks to strikes from David Sherman (2), Dan Lowen (2), Jeremy Teacher and Ben 'Boris' Simons.

Faithfold player-manager David Garson told JC Sport: "Normally I turn up for a game and recognise quite a few of the other team, this week as there oldest player was 18 I had to ask if I knew any of their parents!"

SEE MATCH REPORT 1

SEE MATCH REPORT 2

DC Prediction: Tottenham Chutspah 1 Faithfold C 4

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JEWVE HIT THE JACKPOT
BOCA JEWNIORS 3 JEWVENTUS 9 (NINE)
Jewventus hit the target nine times against rock bottom Boca at the North Herts Arena.

Boca found themselves 2-0 up inside the opening 30 minutes through player-manager Jamie Weinrich and Moss.

But Jewve hit back in style, finally breaking through the resistance of Ryan Monk to run in nine goals, before Sheer scored a third for Boca.

Star man MARK MARTELL and DAN EZRA fired hat-tricks, James Alexander (2) and Gary Conway were the goal men for Jewve.

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Boca 1 Jewventus 4

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TEAM FRUSTRATED BY L'EQUIPE
L’EQUIPE 1 FC TEAM C 2 (DOUBLE-HEADER)
FC TEAM C 0 L’EQUIPE 0
Title-chasing FC Team C failed to take maximum points from their double-header against L'Equipe.

Team edged home 2-1 in match one, with goals from star man Oli Senchal and David Joseph Cohen, but they couldn't break through a resolute L'Equipe defence in the second 60 minutes.

FC Team joint-manager Michael Myers was disappointed at dropping points. He told JC Sport: "I do not favour double-headers. They are difficult games with only 60 minutes, pressure is on from the start. However we are catching up on our games in hand which show a truer reflection on the league. The draw was very unfortunate, we could have won by four or five nil in that game. We shall rid this from our minds, and focus on the task ahead."

DC Prediction: L’Equipe 0 FC Team C 2

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CHALLENGE CARO RESULT
Week 1: Caro 4, Richman 5
Week 2: Caro 14, Young 10

- scoring - 3 pts for correct score, 1 point for correct result

Challenge Caro will return for Matchday 25 of the JC MSFL season.

Last updated: 6:05pm, February 28 2013