JC MSFL Matchday 27 review

London Maccabi Lions A and Redbridge Jewish Care A will meet in the final of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup at Wingate & Finchley after coming through their respective semi-finals, while the top-of-the-table clash in Division One finished honours even. Danny Caro reflects on Matchday 27 of the JC MSFL season.

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LATEST NEWS:

I PICKED TEAM TO RESPECT THE COMPETITION, SAYS LANDESBERG

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LIONS vs FAITHFOLD - MATCH PHOTOS

LIONS vs FAITHFOLD - VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

CAMDEN PARK vs REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE - MATCH PHOTOS

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JC MSFL MATCHDAY 26 HEADLINES
JC CAC – Lions to play Redbridge in cup final
Prem Div - Super Salmon earns Team a point
Div 1 - Brilliant Bernstein on the mark for Glenthorne
Div 2 - Neasden B back to their best
Div 3 - Wonderful Will inspires Norstar

JC HAT-TRICK HEROES
Div 1 - Kane Gilbery (Temple Fortune A)
Div 3 - Will Ufland (Norstar C)

TOP-SCORERS CHARTS

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DANNY CARO'S MATCHDAY 27 OSCARS

TEAM OF THE WEEK

NOMINATIONS

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GOAL OF THE WEEK
Josh Tiano (Temple Fortune A) - for someone who can only be describe as a Ben Thatcher-like left-back, scored a magical goal against Neasden, his first for Fortune, skipped past two players Gareth Bale-esque, he laid the ball off to Kane Gilbery in the middle and then latched onto a through ball and smashed it into the bottom left had corner of the goal

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SAVE OF THE WEEK
Dan Lee (Redbridge JC A) - made an exceptional save in the cup semi-final, managing to get his outstretched arm to a free-kick which took a double deflection and would have been Camden's equaliser

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK - ANDY LANDESBERG

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PETER MORRISON TROPHY QUARTER-FINAL DRAW

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CUP FINAL DATES

PETER MORRISON TROPHY FINAL
Sunday, April 28
Venue & KO - TBC

JC CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP FINAL
London Maccabi Lions A vs Redbridge Jewish Care A
Sunday, April 21, KO: 6.30pm at Wingate & Finchley FC

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YOUR WEEKEND REVIEW STARTS HERE:

JC CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP SEMI-FINALS

LIONS REACH WINGATE
LONDON MACCABI LIONS A 3 FAITHFOLD A 2
TJ Keterman, Nick Landesberg and James Gershfield were among the scorers as the Lions reached the cup final after crushing Faithfold's treble hopes in a thrilling encounter at Rowley Lane.

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A strong Lions team featuring the likes of Mario Cenolli, Adam Myeroff, Aron Barnes and Andy Glynne, forged ahead through Keterman and Landesberg doubled the lead. Gershfield helped them move into a 3-1 lead and although Faithfold rallied, the Lions booked their place in next month's cup final at Wingate & Finchley.

Faithfold's goals came through Dan Perkins and Johnny Haik.

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Delighted Lions manager Andy Landesberg told JC Sport: "It was back in November I took over this team and we have come a long way since then, moving from bottom of the league to fourth, and now progressing into the final of the cup. I have managed to put the team back on the track and moving in the right direction - there is nothing better than seeing those boys out there working with you to achieve everything that we set out to do some four months ago."

Faithfold boss Zuriel Solomon told JC Sport: "We lost a game we dominated. I'm extremely proud of our performance today as we were missing five senior players - including Alex Levack, Daryl Phillips, Dan Howard and the cup-tied Elliott Stern and Mike Pearson.

"We knew Lions would be strong and were able to call upon five or six of their Saturday team but that just spurred us on. Football is about taking your chances and we missed about four or five good chances.

"We played some of our best football this season and Lions would admit they had the luck on their side. Good luck to them in the final."

I PICKED TEAM TO RESPECT THE COMPETITION, SAYS LANDESBERG

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DC Prediction: Lions 1 Faithfold 2

LN Prediction: Lions 1 Faithfold 1 (Lions to win on penalties)

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REDBRIDGE REACH WINGATE AGAIN
CAMDEN PARK 1 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A 3
Redbridge ended Camden Park's excellent run of form after booking their place in the final with a 3-1 at the Ark Academy.

A Jack Vangelder double plus one from Ben Sollosi did the trick for RJC.

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Camden defender Michael Khalastchi drew the underdogs level with a towering header 20 minutes from time but RJC scored twice more, meaning manager Eilon Kennet will take the 2011 competition winners to Wingate & Finchley to meet his former club, Lions A.

RJC boss Eilon Kennet told JC Sport: "Everyone won their personal battle and maintained their part of the game-plan, even, after conceding a sloppy equaliser. Heads never dropped and we pushed on for the winner. I thought it was thoroughly deserved, but Camden made it hard."

RJC captain Adam Hakimi told JC Sport: "The club are delighted to be back at Wingate; it will be a great occasion. Lions are a fantastic club and the biggest in Jewish football. But anyone that has witnessed an Essex based team in a final will know we have the fans that will create a party atmosphere!"

RJC coach Danny Berg told JC Sport: "I'm very proud of the boys. We deserved to win the game and all in all it was a comfortable win."

Camden player-manager Josh Marks told JC Sport: "Obviously we’re just so disappointed to have lost on Sunday. I feel that on another day things could have swayed slightly more in our favour and we could’ve beaten this team so there’s a lot of positives to draw from that.

"Redbridge are obviously one of the best teams in Jewish football and I look forward to testing our ability against them again hopefully in the near future."

Redbridge will meet Lions in the cup final at Wingate & Finchley on April 21, kicking-off at 6.30pm.

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DC Prediction: Camden 1 Redbridge 1 (RJC to win on penalties)

LN Prediction: Camden 1 Redbridge 3

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JC MSFL PREMIER DIVISION

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TOP-SCORERS
18 - Lee Cash (LM Lions A - 10 for Neasden A)
16 - Adam Stolerman (Redbridge JC A)
12 - Jonathan Green (Brady A +1 for B)

SUPER SALMON MAKES HIS POINT
FC TEAM A 1 OAKWOOD A 1 (Double-header)
A goal from Richard Salmon kept FC Team a point ahead of Oakwood as the teams shared the points in part one of a scheduled double-header.

Oakwood's goal came through David Woolman.

But the playing surface became so bad, due to heavy overnight rain, that the referee decided to postpone the second match.

FC Team boss Mitch Young told JC Sport: "I am pleased to have played at least one match considering the conditions. We started well, scored a nice goal and created a few chances and in truth I felt had the better of the first half. However Oakwood dominated the second half and in the end we are probably fortunate to come away with a point as our keeper kept us in it second half. A good battle, Oakwood are a good side and we look forward to the second match."

Oakwood joint-manager Ric Blank told JC Sport: "Sunday was an interesting one, to say the least. We turned up for a double-header and ended up playing only an hour. From the outset, the pitch was completely unplayable but the referee was unmoved by the huge puddles of water."

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DC Prediction: Team 2 Oakwood 1/Oakwood 2 Team 1

LN Prediction: Team 2 Oakwood 2

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DIVISION ONE

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TOP-SCORERS
34 - Jamie (Shirley Park)
15 - Yishai Last (Hendon B)
13 - James Gold (LML B)

BERNSTEIN BEAUTY KEEPS THORNES ON COURSE
GLENTHORNE UNITED A 2 SHIRLEY PARK 2
Adam Bernstein scored the goal of the game as the top-of-the-table clash finished all square, with second place Glenthorne earning a point against leaders Shirley Park with a goal 15 minutes from time.

Bernstein cracked home a stunning 25-yard strike and a penalty from top-scorer Craig Sandford earned Glenthorne a point.

Simon Shelley and Stefan Benfredj were the goal men for Park who remain five points in front of the Thornes who have four games in hand.

Thornes boss Sam Rosenthal told JC Sport: "It was an end to end game that either team could have won in the end. We played some great football and on another day could of had five or six, but it was a good battle and now we look forward to our derby against Chigs next week."

Shirley player-manager Dave Lusman told JC Sport: "Throughout the game there were plenty of chances for each team to pull though. We squandered several clear-cut chances, especially two in the dying miutes before the 90 which would of steered us through, but it wasn't to be. A draw was probably a fair result in what was a great game for the few spectators."

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DC Prediction: Glenthorne 3 Shirley 1

LN Prediction: Glenthorne 2 Shirley 1

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GLORY AS GILBERY PUTS FORTUNE IN 7TH HEAVEN
TEMPLE FORTUNE A 7 NORTH WEST NEASDEN A 0
Temple Fortune A were the most emphatic winners on Matchday 27, with KANE GILBERY the hat-trick hero in the 7-0 demolition of Neasden A.

Gilbery fired a memorable hat-trick to lift Lee Fegan's men into joint fifth spot, with a double from Michael Goldberg, plus one apiece from Shai Davidi and a stunner from Josh Tiano putting the icing on the cake.

Fortune boss Lee Fegan told JC Sport: "I asked for a positive reaction from the players and we got one. We played some great football on a pitch which was very bobbly but it didn't stop us.

"Credit to NWN who battled till the end with a depleted squad. We wish them all the best for the remainder of the season."

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DC Prediction: Fortune 3 Neasden 1

LN Prediction: Fortune 2 Neasden 0

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DIVISION TWO

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

NEASDEN B BACK TO THEIR BEST
NORTH WEST NEASDEN B 4 BLIZZARD STORM 1
Neasden B boosted their promotion hopes with goals from Oli Josephs, Louis Taylor, Michael Irving and Benjy Gourgey steering them towards their ninth league win of the season as they ran out worthy winners against Blizzard.

Adam Speck snatched a consolation for Blizzard with his third goal in two games.

NWN player-manager Adam Levene told JC Sport: "We played some lovely football today and deserved the win."

Blizzard boss Simon Linden told JC Sport: "We really are missing that end product and also conceding too many cheap goals. Next week we need to step it up and get a result."

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DC Prediction: Neasden 3 Blizzard 1

LN Prediction: Neasden 3 Blizzard 1

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DIVISION THREE

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TOP-SCORERS
32 - Ben Zloof (AC Mill Hill)
24 - Jono Gaon (Tottenham Chutspah)
19 – Alex Elf (Hendon Utd SC C)

WONDERFUL WILL INSPIRES STARS
BOCA JEWNIORS 1 NORSTAR C 3
WILL UFLAND smashed home a hat-trick to inspire Norstar C to their fifth win of the season at the expense of wooden spoon favourites Boca at the North West Arena.

Jamie Weinrich registered for Boca with his fourth goal in as many games.

Norstar boss Zack Gothelf told JC Sport: "Although disappointed with the performance, a vital three points and the job was done. Norstar will continue to battle and look to pick up points in the remaining games of the season and finish well in their debut year."

Boca player-manager Jamie Weinrich told JC Sport: "It isn't often with Boca I leave feeling aggrieved by a result, however today we should taken something from this game."

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DC Prediction: Boca 1 Norstar 4

LN Prediction: Boca 2 Norstar 6

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L'EQUIPE P TEMPLE FORTUNE B
Match postponed - Fortune defaulted due to shortage of players

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MATCHES POSTPONED (Waterlogged pitches)

Premier Division
Hendon United Sports Club A vs North London Raiders A

Division One
Faithfold B vs UJIA
Southgate Harmen vs Hendon United Sports Club B
Woodford Wanderers vs London Maccabi Lions B

Division Two
Catford & Bromley Maccabi vs Norstar B
FC Team B vs North London Raiders B
Redbridge Jewish Care B vs Glenthorne United B

Division 3
AC Mill Hill vs Faithfold C
Loughton Orient vs Hendon United Sports Club C
Oakwood B vs Jewventus
Tottenham Chutspah vs FC Team (Double-header)

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CHALLENGE CARO RESULT
Week 1: Caro 4, Rob Richman 5
Week 2: Caro 14, Mitch Young 10
Week 3: Caro 20 (incl. 2 correct scores), Richard Slater 15 (inc. 1 correct score)
Week 4: DC 15 (incl. 2 correct scores), Phil Peters 5

Last updated: 10:42am, March 21 2013