MSFL team of the Week: the contenders - April 7

There were some eye-catching performances on Matchday 30 of the JC MSFL.

GK - Marc Jacobs (Loughton Orient), Jordan Davidson (Glenthorne A), Doug Carson (Neasden B), Jake Doffman (Lions A)

DEFENDERS - Dan Howard (Faithfold A), Jonny Ellis (Brady A), Dan Castle (Chigwell Athletic), Jonny Samuel (Norstar C), Eitan Ben-Zion (FC Team C), Perry Kissin (Loughton Orient), Simon Lee (SPEC FC), Julian Gertner (Blancos), Jordan Sapler (Glenthorne B), Adam Levine (Oakwood A), Michael Stratton Mark Stewart (both South Manchester 1st), Josh Lipman, Avi Korman (both Hendon A), Brad Fox (Southgate Harmen), James Gershfield (Lions A)

MIDFIELDERS - Josh Gordon, Matt Sofier (both Brady A), Ali Gordon, Dan Polak (both Norstar C), Omri Shaham (FC Team C), Nicky Stone (Loughton Orient), Jamie Bernstein (Glenthorne A), Nick Berman (SPEC FC), James Berkley (Glenthorne B), Sam Jacobson (Oakwood A), Alex Koslover, Harvey Kaye, Simon Davies (all South Manchester 1st), Emile Ben Atar (FC Team B)

STRIKERS - Fabio Revieccio (Glenthorne A), Toby Levy (Oakwood A), Adam Arnold (Brixton Old Boys), Mitch Lassman (FC Team B), Michael Field (Neasden A), Ori Kobi (Harmen)

MANAGER - Zuriel Solomon (Faithfold A), Joel Nathan (Brady), Loz Newman (South Manchester), David Garbacz (Hendon A), Loz Newman (South Manchester), Ben Simon (FC Team B)

REFEREE - Richard Jaye (Oakwood A vs FC Team A)

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NOMINATIONS

NORSTAR C
Jonny Samuel (CB) - playing out of position, the famous Ben Zloof hardly got a sniff
Ali Gordon (CM) - ran the show from the centre of midfield. Captain led by example
Dan Polak (CM) - linked the play between midfield and attack. Created many chances and was unlucky not to be on the scoresheet

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CHIGWELL ATHLETIC
Daniel Castle (CB) - awesome display was commanding never lost a header or a tackle. Class

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FC TEAM C
Eitan Ben-Zion (CB) - man of the moment scored the goal of the game against Loughton

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BRADY MACCABI A
Josh Gordon (CM) - never stopped running and capped it off with a hat-trick
Jon Ellis (CB) - "the best centre-back in the league led the team superbly and never let a thing past him"
Matt Sofier (CM) - broke everything down and never let them settle

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LOUGHTON ORIENT
Marc Jacobs (GK) - pulled off a number of outstanding saves and commanded his area superbly
Perry Kissin (LB) - solid performance at the back. Didn't allow the winger to get into the game and never put a foot wrong
Nicky Stone (RM) - ran his socks off for the team and put in a very important performance

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HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB A
Josh Lipman (CB) – captain fantastic scoring a magnificent last-ditch winning goal to keep his team in the title hunt
Avi Korman (LB) – faultless at left-back and then the driving force in central midfield to inspire the late comeback

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GLENTHORNE UNITED A
Jordan Davidson (GK) made a few outstanding one-on-one saves
Jamie Bernstein - (M) countless brilliant deliveries
Fabio Riveccio (S) - great comeback from a few weeks sidelined through illness

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NORTH WEST NEASDEN B
Doug Carson (GK) - commanding performance against Catford

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SPEC FC
Nick Berman (CM) - bossed the midfield despite the oppositions numerical central midfield advantage. Ran his socks off but also had the quality to deliver the assist for the winning goal
Simon Lee (RB) - stunning performance in defence and attack. Deft first touch, solid in the tackle and composed on the ball. Expert

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LOS BLANCOS
Julian Gertner for another superb right full back performance. Bossed the game with excellent defending and surging overlapping runs that carved the redbridge defence open time and time again

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GLENTHORNE UNITED B
Jordan Sapler (D) - captained from the back, making last-minute tackles and winning almost everything in the air, brought the ball out of defence well and was unlucky with a 20-yard volley
James Berkley (M) - ran the show in midfield along with Jay Lawrene and helped by the holding Andy Herman. Twisted and turned through the Norstar team on more than one occasion

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OAKWOOD A
Sam Jacobson (CM) - his pass for the third and decisive goal was the pass of the game
Adam Levine (CB) - was unmoved and put in an unbelievable display of concentration and discipline in the face of constant provocation. It was a captain's performance and there was only one winner in the battle between him and Salmon

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SOUTH MANCHESTER SPORTS CLUB 1st
Michael Stratton (CB) - Loz Newman told JC Sport: "I don’t usually single players out but our captain lead us superbly"

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FC TEAM B
Emile Ben Atar (HM) - shielded the back four brilliantly and made what looked like a match winning block in the 90th minute at 3-2
Mitch Lassman - scored his third and fourth goals in the last two games and worked hard for the team, often dropping back into midfield. A real captain's performance

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REFEREE NOMINATION FROM FC TEAM
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" (from Mitch Young)

Last updated: 10:26am, April 9 2013