JC MSFL Matchday 30 review

Faithfold A became the first Jewish team to win the London FA Sunday Intermediate Cup, while Brady and South Manchester won their Peter Morrison Trophy semi-finals after crushing Redbridge and Camden Park respectively. Danny Caro looks back on Matchday 30 of the JC MSFL season.

------------------------

LATEST NEWS: MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE CANCELS PLAYER REGISTRATION

------------------------

JC FOOTBALL PHOTOGALLERIES

LFA CUP FINAL - FAITHFOLD A vs SHOOTS & LEAVES - SET 1

LFA CUP FINAL - FAITHFOLD A vs SHOOTS & LEAVES - SET 2

PMT SEMI-FINAL - SOUTH MANCHESTER vs CAMDEN PARK

PMT SEMI-FINAL - REDBRIDGE JC A vs BRADY MACCABI A

------------------------
------------------------

JC MSFL MATCHDAY 30 HEADLINES
LFASIC – Fabulous Faithfold rewrite history books
PMT – Five-star Brady batter Redbridge
Prem Div – Hendon comeback stuns Lions
Div 1 – Glenthorne edge past Fortune
Div 2 – Super SPEC FC see off Raiders B
Div 3 – Ben Zion inspires FC Team C

------------------------
------------------------

JC HAT-TRICK HEROES
PMT - Josh Gordon (Brady A)
Prem Div - Adam Arnold 5 (Brixton Old Boys)

TOP-SCORERS

------------------------

DANNY CARO'S MATCHDAY 30 OSCARS

TEAM OF THE WEEK

MSFL TEAM OF THE WEEK

MSFL PREM DIV TEAM OF THE WEEK

MSFL DIV ONE TEAM OF THE WEEK

MSFL DIV TWO TEAM OF THE WEEK

MSFL DIV THREE TEAM OF THE WEEK

----------------------------

JC MANAGER OF THE WEEK
Zuriel Solomon (Faithfold A)

JC REFEREE OF THE WEEK
Adam Lewis (Redbridge Jewish Care A vs Brady Maccabi A)

SEE NOMINATIONS

--------------------------------
--------------------------------

GOAL OF THE WEEK - DAN PERKINS

JC SAVE OF THE WEEK
Marc Jacobs (Loughton Orient) - an unbelievable one-handed save when the ball was destined for the net. Jacobs somehow managed to get to it and tip it round the post

QUOTE OF THE WEEK - ZURIEL SOLOMON

--------------------------------
--------------------------------

YOUR WEEKEND REVIEW STARTS HERE:

LONDON FA SUNDAY INTERMEDIATE CUP FINAL

FABULOUS FAITHFOLD CLAIM HISTORIC CUP WIN
FAITHFOLD A 1 SHOOTS & LEAVES FC 0
A second half strike from Dan Perkins saw Faithfold become the first Jewish team to win the LFASIC after they claimed a deserved win over Shoots & Leaves at Wingate & Finchley.

SEE MATCH PHOTOS - SET 1

SEE MATCH PHOTOS - SET 2

Faithfold had the better of an entertaining match, with Daryl Phillips denied from the penalty spot and Shoots & Leaves denied by the woodwork twice.

Jubilant manager Zuriel Solomon told JC Sport: "It feels amazing, I can't describe it. I think my half-time teamtalk did it. I told the boys that I would not leave the ground without the trophy. I thought we deserved it.

Assistant-manager Daryl Phillips told JC Sport: "It feels great to win this cup after 25 years. It's the only thing I hadn't won with Faithfold.

"It feels even sweeter after what happened 11 years ago so well done to the boys who did well and kept going and saved me after my penalty miss. We now focus on the league which is in our hands."

SEE MATCH REPORT

--------------------------------
--------------------------------

PETER MORRISON TROPHY SEMI-FINALS

REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A 1 BRADY MACCABI A 5
A perfect hat-trick from JOSH GORDON helped Brady marched into the Morrison final after destroying Redbridge at Fairlop.

Further strikes from Marc Lazare and Alex Hershman completed the rout to set up a final against South Manchester on April 28.

SEE MATCH PHOTOS

Brady boss Joel Nathan told JC Sport: "We fully deserved this win as we played them off the park today - we never let them settle and controlled the game for 90 minutes, and that showed with our keeper not having to make any real saves. The boys can now look forward to a great day at the final. I must give credit to Josh Rosenfeld who wishes to stay out of the limelight but is very much the reason we are in the final."

Redbridge manager Eilon Kennet told JC Sport: "Without taking anything away from Brady, we were always going to struggle without five regular first choice players. Brady were just too strong for our makeshift side, especially at corners and set pieces. We also ending up with players playing out of position which didn't help either. Full marks to Brady who took full advantage and got a memorable result."

SEE MATCH REPORT

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

MK Prediction: Redbridge 3 Brady 2 AET

--------------------------------
--------------------------------

FOUR-MIDABLE SOUTH MANCHESTER EASE PAST CAMDEN
SOUTH MANCHESTER SPORTS CLUB 1st 4 CAMDEN PARK 0
South Manchester set up a final against Brady in Manchester on April 28 after romping home 4-0 against first division Camden at the Armitage.

Mark Stewart put the hosts in front with a long-range free-kick and they didn't look back. Further strikes from Harvey Kaye, Michael Stratton and David Chaytow completed the rout.

SEE MATCH PHOTOS

South Manchester player-manager Loz Newman told JC Sport: "I'm really delighted to have made the final. Camden worked incredibly hard for the entire 90 minutes, but I think we just had a bit of extra quality when needed.

Camden player-manager Josh Marks told JC Sport: "I was very disappointed with our performance. We really let ourselves down on the day. South Manchester deserved the win they are definitely the best team we've ever played against.

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: South Manchester 2 Camden 1

MK Prediction: South Manchester 2 Camden 1

--------------------------------
--------------------------------

JC MSFL PREMIER DIVISION

SEE LEAGUE TABLE

TOP-SCORERS
18 - Lee Cash (LM Lions A - 10 for Neasden A)
17 - Adam Stolerman (Redbridge JC A)
12 - Jonathan Green (Brady A +1 for B), Daryl Phillips (Faithfold A), Brad Wine (Oakwood)

DANNY CARO'S PREM DIV TEAM OF THE WEEK

BRIXTON SHOW OFF THEIR SIX PACKS
BRIXTON OLD BOYS 6 NORSTAR A 3
Brixton gave themselves a relegation lifeline after hitting fellow strugglers Norstar for six.

Three goals from ADAM ARNOLD steered John Nitka's men to their fifth win of the season.

Norstar's goals came through Rob Blackman, Jonathan Peters and Dec Spiro.

Brixton's Rob Silverman told JC Sport: "It would be unfair to single out any other individuals as this was very much a team performance against all the odds."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Brixton 0 Norstar 2

MK Prediction: Brixton 1 Norstar 1

--------------------------------
--------------------------------

HENDON COMEBACK STUNS LIONS
LONDON MACCABI LIONS A 2 HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB A 3
Defending champions Hendon staged a dramatic comeback to put more daylight between themselves and the chasing pack in a thriller at Rowley Lane.

Max Kyte and Benji Weinberger put Lions 2-0 at half time, but David Garbacz's troops produced a stirring comeback with strikes from Greg Corin, Avidan Last and a last-ditch winner from captain Josh Lipman did the trick for Hendon.

Jubilant Hendon boss David Garbacz told JC Sport: "This was the proverbial game of two halves – for 45 minutes we were shocking and looked as if the matzos and lack of proper recent training was really taking effect as a young energetic Lions team outplayed us in all departments.

"We wish Lions the best of luck in their forthcoming cup final. We also congratulate Faithfold on their fine County Cup win. We know Faithfold are still very much in the box-seat in the league, but this win has given us the belief that we will beat them in a few weeks’ time and it will then be a question of how they fare in their remaining games. For the next few weeks we will be getting out our Oakwood and Norstar scarves and hoping for the best."

Lions manager Andy Landesberg told JC Sport: "With eight players out on the pitch under 20-years-old, they learnet a good lesson today, and that was 2-0 is a dangerous score, and when the first goal goes in against you it is easy for the wheels to come off."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Lions 0 Hendon 2

MK Prediction: Lions 1 Hendon 2

--------------------------------
--------------------------------

OAKS HIT HIGH FIVES
OAKWOOD A 5 FC TEAM A 2
A pumped up Oakwood hit a famous five to claim their fourth win of the season as they cruised past FC Team at Parmiters.

Two goals from Toby Levy plus one apiece for Brad Wine, Josh Rose and Dan Abrams clinched the points.

FC Team's goals came through Marc Harris and Richard Salmon in a game that was 2-2 at half-time.

Oakwood finished the game with 10 men after Dan Ash was sent off for kicking out at an opponent.

Delighted Oaks joint-manager Ric Blank told JC Sport: "We were too good, too strong for FC Team on Sunday. After the farce of the abandoned double-header we were fully pumped for this game. We felt some of the FC Team players didn't want to play against us in that mud bath."

FC Team boss Mitch Young told JC Sport: "We tired in the second half and Oakwood took full advantage of our defensive mistakes.

"I just want to mention the referee Richard Jaye. It was the best refereing performance I have seen at amateur level. I wish we could have him every week, he let the game flow, explained his decisions, did not take an crap from the players and most importantly kept up with play."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: FC Team 1 Oakwood 1

MK Prediction: Oakwood 2 Team 3

--------------------------------
--------------------------------

DIVISION ONE

SEE LEAGUE TABLE

TOP-SCORERS
34 - Jamie (Shirley Park)
15 - Yishai Last (Hendon B)
13 - James Gold (LML B), Gideon Gold (Shirley Park), Richard Silver (Camden)
12 - Max Kyte (Lions B + 2 for A)

DANNY CARO'S MSFL DIV ONE TEAM OF THE WEEK

CHIGWELL CLIMB INTO FOURTH
CHIGWELL ATHLETIC 2 HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB B 1
Chigwell Athletic climbed into fourth spot after registering their eighth win of the season to keep alive their promotion hopes with a 2-1 win over Hendon B in Walthamstow.

A 30th minute penalty from Anthony Mendel and a stunning team goal converted by Dean Ben Yosef after 75 minutes sealed the win.

Hendon's goal came through Martin Smulovitch.

Chigwell player-manager Richard Slater told JC Sport: "After a poor first half we got our act together and came out the traps really well second half and dominated the game. We showed great spirit and togetherness to dig in and get the win, especially with so many players missing."

Hendon joint-manager Motty Korman told JC Sport: "This was a much-improved performance. We were better team in first half and were unlucky to go goal down from a dodgy penalty decision. We equalised before half time but went down to 10 men in second half due to an injury and didn't have any subs and that proved costly. Well done to Chigwell though."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Chigwell 4 Hendon 1

MK Prediction: Chigwell 2 Hendon 2

--------------------------------
--------------------------------

THREE CHEERS FOR LIONS B
FAITHFOLD B 0 LONDON MACCABI LIONS B 3
Lions B made it 10 league wins for the season after coasting to victory against lowly Faithfold B.

Will Beresford, James Gold and Dan Behar were the goal men for Lions.

LML boss Jamie Kyte told JC Sport: "It was a kind of flattering scoreline. Faithfold only had 10 players when we scored our first two goals and by the time they had 11 they had there backs to the wall.

"We were lucky to keep a clean sheet. They had two attempts cleared of the line in the last 10 minutes and one of them was probably a goal."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Faithfold 0 Lions 4

MK Prediction: Faithfold 0 Lions 3

--------------------------------
--------------------------------

HARMEN HALTED
NORTH WEST NEASDEN A 1 SOUTHGATE HARMEN 1
Harmen's excellent run was halted by a resurgent Neasden A side as it finished honours even.

Ori Kobi capped an impressive performance with Harmen goal to cancel out and equally superb strike from Neasden's Michael Field.

Harmen boss Dan Uzan told JC Sport: "Neasden is a real derby game for Harmen. We have been coming up against them for the best part of 10 years. In Ryan Glynne, Adam Klein and David Fox, Neasden have three players who have been at the club as long as I can remember and are a credit to Jewish football. He is pushing on for 40 but Ryan Glynee was excellent for NWN playing like Scholes in the middle of the park.

"We gave everything but couldnt find the winner. A point was shared and deserved by both teams. A great game to manage and watch."

NWN boss Dan Hodes told JC Sport: "We faded slightly in the second half and allowed Harmen to press more, but all in all a good point and really pleased to see Michael back to some of his best stuff."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Neasden 1 Harmen 3

MK Prediction: Neasden 1 Harmen 4

--------------------------------
--------------------------------

THORNES BACK TO WINNING WAYS
TEMPLE FORTUNE A 1 GLENTHORNE UNITED A 2
A last-minute header from Fabio Revieccio saw title-chasing Glenthorne A return to winning ways as they overcame a determined Temple Fortune A.

Daniel Lipman scored Glenthorne's first, cancelling out another goal from the in-form Kane Gilbery, before converted a great free-kick from Jamie Bernstein.

Relieved Thornes boss Sam Rosenthal told JC Sport: "Although the game could have gone either way, we fully deserved the victory. We got the ball down and played some lovely football. I'm very pleased with the lads today, they all put in a great shift and dug deep when necessary."

Fortune boss Lee Fegan said: "Lee Fegan: "Despite being short of numbers selection-wise, we played well and should have taken our chances. Both keepers were excellent but I feel a draw would have been a fair result."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Temple Fortune 2 Glenthorne 2

MK Prediction: Fortune 2 Glenthorne 5

--------------------------------
--------------------------------

DIVISION TWO

SEE LEAGUE TABLE

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

MSFL DIV TWO TEAM OF THE WEEK

NEASDEN B ARE FOUR-SOME
CATFORD & BROMLEY MACCABI 0 NORTH WEST NEASDEN B 4
Strikes from Louis Taylor, Richard Starr, Benjy Gourgey and Alex Lewis helped Neasden B wrap up a league double against the Cats with a comfortable 4-0 victory in Edmonton.

Catford & Bromley boss Lester Jacobs told JC Sport: "Catford & Bromley boss Lester Jacobs told JC Sport: "We had to dig deep into our squad this week, starting without six regulars due to injuries and work commitments. But that made the first 15 minutes all the more interesting as NWN kicked-off with just nine men. But all credit to Neasden they're a good side and were worth their win."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Catford 1 Neasden 4

MK Prediction: Catford 1 Neasden 3

--------------------------------
--------------------------------

GLENTHORNE B WIN AT LAST
NORSTAR B 2 GLENTHORNE UNITED B 3
There was some much-needed cheers for Glenthorne B fans as they recorded their first win since November 11 following a five-goal thriller against struggling Norstar B.

A double from Jay Lawrence and one from top-scorer Adam Goldman did the trick for the Thornes.

Norstar's goals came through Nick Benson and Jonathan Kay.

Thornes joint-player-manager Jordan Sapler told JC Sport: ""We showed glimpses of the team that we were at the beginning of the season today - one-two's and two touch passing and moving. We created gaps and holes in the Norstar defence and we know we should have had a lot more than three goals to show for today."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Norstar 3 Glenthorne 1

MK Prediction: Norstar 3 Glenthorne 4

--------------------------------
--------------------------------

BLANCOS IN PROMOTION BOOST
REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B 1 LOS BLANCOS 4
Los Blancos boosted their promotion hopes with an impressive 4-1 win over Redbridge B at Fairlop.

Strikes from Dovid Greenberg, Benjy Israel, Josh Gaon and Adam Hersh did the trick for Blancos.

With promotion rivals Neasden and SPEC FC also winning, an 11th win of the season was crucial for Adam Hersh's men and they didn't let the travelling fans down.

Blancos player-manager Adam Hersh told JC Sport: "All in all it was a dominant performance by LB and in the scoreline flattered Redbridge.

"Credit to Redbridge who kept on pushing and i'm sure they will be a team to look out for next season."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Redbridge 1 Blancos 3

MK Prediction: Redbridge 2 Blancos 4

--------------------------------
--------------------------------

SUPER SPEC SEE OFF RAIDERS
SPEC FC 1 NORTH LONDON RAIDERS B 0
Dave Newman fired the winner to boost SPEC FC's promotion hopes in the battle between the 3G specialists in Hatfield.

Raiders boss Oli Shorts told JC Sport: "Sunday was disappointing for everyone because our performance didn't warrant the loss. I'd also like to compliment SPEC stand-in manager, Michael Rhodes, who incredibly turned up in a suit. Myself, Rich and all the players couldn't believe that someone would turn up to a Sunday League game in a suit and the players were clearly distracted but such a statement. Maybe I'll have to follow suit!"

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: SPEC FC 2 Raiders 1

MK Prediction: SPEC 3 Raiders 2

--------------------------------
--------------------------------

BRADY SAVED BY LATE GOAL
FC TEAM C 3 BRADY MACCABI B 3
Leaders Brady B needed a last-minute goal from Ollie Kay to avoid defeat against a determined FC Team B side at Meadow Park.

Brady captain James Joseph put the visitors in front with an excellent finish but a stunning volley from Eddie Sternberg drew Team level.

Mitch Lassman put Team 2-1 up before Brady levelled through Dan Hildebrand.

Lassman scored his second and Team's third before Brady hauled themselves back on level terms in the closing stages.

FC Team's David Gordon told JC Sport: "Like I said after the last time we played Brady, they are the best team in this division by a country mile. The fact that we were seconds away from beating them is credit to how we played; it was our best performance of the season and was full of commitment, hard work and clinical finishing.

"Everyone was gutted that we'd let the lead slip so late on and it felt a bit like a defeat, but in reality it was an excellent point and one which we will look to build on in the final five games."

Brady boss Josh Dagul told JC Sport: "Team's defending was phenomenal, but we were disappointed not to win the game after our second half pressure."

SEE MATCH REPORT

--------------------------------
--------------------------------

DIVISION THREE

SEE LEAGUE TABLE

TOP-SCORERS
33 - Ben Zloof (AC Mill Hill)
24 - Jono Gaon (Tottenham Chutspah)
23 – Alex Elf (Hendon Utd SC C)
17 - Ben Polak (Oakwood B)

MSFL DIV THREE TEAM OF THE WEEK

RELIEF FOR MILL HILL
AC MILL HILL 2 NORSTAR C 1
Title-chasing Mill Hill were given a major scare by an improving Norstar C team and they were relieved to hear the full-time whistle in acknowledgement of their 14th win of the season.

Jason Shoffman and top-scorer Ben Zloof were the goal men for Mill Hill.

Nick Haringman equalised for Norstar early in the second half.

Mill Hill boss Joe Levy told JC Sport: "We controlled the game well in the first half without really getting out of first gear. It was not our best performance of the season by any means but a hard fought victory to keep us in the hunt."

Norstar's David Domb told JC Sport: "For the second week running, we come away from the game thinking what could have been. Mill Hill didn't see us coming at them in the way we did. We had chances, and just didn't take them. We've shown a good side what this Norstar team are capable of.

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Mill Hill 4 Norstar 1

MK Prediction: Mill Hill 4 Norstar 2

--------------------------------
--------------------------------

FC TEAM EXTEND UNBEATEN RECORD
FC TEAM C 3 LOUGHTON ORIENT 1
FC Team C maintained their title hopes with a 3-1 victory over Loughton Orient.

Two goals from centre-back extraordinaire Eitan Ben Zion and one from the ever-reliable Adam Aminoff kept Team on course.

Loughton player-manager Dan Curtis told JC Sport: "We gave a good account of ourselves today and I'm proud of all the lads. We gave 110 per cent and it took them a long time to break us down."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Team 4 Loughton 2

MK Prediction: Team 3 Loughton 0

--------------------------------
--------------------------------

HUSTLERS AND L'EQUIPE CLAIM A WIN APIECE
L’EQUIPE 0 HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB C 1 (DOUBLE-HEADER)
HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB C 0 L'EQUIPE 1
Hendon edged a tight first game with a handball on the line from a L'Equipe defender after Ben Slukis did well to get a shot away, giving Hendon a penalty which Alex Elf finished with aplomb.

A Hendon weakened line-up for the second game together with tiredness setting in meant a header from a corner from L'Equipe was enough to take the three points.

DC Prediction: L'Equipe 1 Hendon 3/Hendon 2 L'Equipe 2

MK Prediction: L’Equipe 1 Hendon 3/Hendon 2 L’Equipe 2

--------------------------------
--------------------------------

MATCHES POSTPONED
Division One - UJIA vs Woodford Wanderers (Double-header)
Division Three -Temple Fortune B vs Faithfold C, Tottenham Chutspah vs Boca Jewniors

--------------------------------
--------------------------------

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: Caro 15 (incl. 2 correct scores), Phil Peters 5
Week 5: Caro 1 Loz Newman 8
Week 5: Caro 6 Josh Dagul 4
Week 6: DC 9 Motti Korman 14 (incl. 1 correct score)

Last updated: 11:50am, April 10 2013