Matchday 3 weekend review

By Danny Caro, September 15, 2013
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Norstar London Raiders A made it three out of three, Brady Maccabi A came behind to claim their first win, while Faithfold C registered their first win thanks to a couple of strikes of brilliance. Danny Caro looks back on Matchday 3 of the MGBSFL.

JC MSFL MATCHDAY 3 HEADLINES
Prem Div – Three out of three for Raiders
Div 1 – Chigwell smash Blancos for 8
Div 2 – Olcot gives Mill Hill a touch of class
Div 3 – Glorious Gordon steers Faithfold home

JC HAT-TRICK HEROES
Div 2 - James Joseph (FC Team C)
Div 3 - Joel Isaacs (Catford & Bromley)

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TOP-SCORERS

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FAITHFOLD A vs OAKWOOD A - MATCH PHOTOS

FC TEAM A vs BRADY A - MATCH PHOTOS

FC TEAM A vs BRADY A - VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

SOUTHGATE HARMEN vs SPEC FC - MATCH PHOTOS

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DANNY CARO'S MATCHDAY 3 OSCARS

TEAM OF THE WEEK

PREM DIV TEAM OF THE WEEK

DIVISION 1 TEAM OF THE WEEK

DIVISION 3 TEAM OF THE WEEK

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MANAGER OF THE WEEK
Jon Jacobs (Redbridge JC B)

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JC REFEREE
Laurence Thorne (Hendon C vs L'Equipe)

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DANNY CARO'S GOAL OF THE WEEK - STEVE SUMMERS
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DANNY CARO'S SAVE OF THE WEEK - JAKE DOFFMAN

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DANNY CARO'S QUOTE OF THE WEEK - PHIL PETERS

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YOUR WEEKEND REVIEW STARTS HERE:

PREMIER DIVISION

LEAGUE TABLE

PREM DIV TEAM OF THE WEEK

TOP-SCORERS
5 – Mike Pearson (Faithfold A)
2 - Jonny Haik (Faithfold A), Richard Salmon (FC Team A)

FOUR-MIDABLE FAITHFOLD MARCH ON
FAITHFOLD A 4 OAKWOOD A 2
A Mike Pearson double saw defending champions make it seven points from a possible nine after coming away with a 4-2 victory over Oakwood at Chase Lodge.

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Johnny Haik and Dan Stock were also on target for a Faithfold team who went 2-0 up only to be pegged back to 2-2, with Alex Koslover and Bradley Wine on target for the O's.

Faithfold boss Zuriel Solomon told JC Sport: "I made two substitutions at half time and it instantly paid off we were a lot sharper and aggessive and I felt we were worthy winners in the end."

Oaks joint-manager Ric Blank told JC Sport: "We were gutted to lose yesterday after a stunning first half fight back. I'm happy with so much of our play and am convinced we'd have won had it not been for the abomination of that third goal. It killed us. But we won't dwell on it and are just delighted to be back. It's a long road til May."

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DC Prediction: Faithfold 1 Oakwood 1

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SPECIAL KAY LEAVES LIONS FEELING BLUE
NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A 1 LONDON MACCABI LIONS BLUE 0
A brilliant 88th minute free-kick from Jonny Kay helped Raiders extend their 100 per cent record following a hard fought win over the Lions.

NLR gaffer Phil Peters told JC Sport: "Three wins from three was the first mini-target we set ourselves at the start of the season once we’d seen the fixtures and obviously I’m delighted that the boys have delivered on that."

LML boss Jamie Kyte told JC Sport: "It was a hard fought battle dominated by the rock solid defences. And unfortunately only ours was breached."

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DC Prediction: Raiders 3 Lions 1

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HAMMERS BYPASS LIONS TEST
LONDON MACCABI LIONS WHITE 1 HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB A 2
Hendon are off the mark for the season after goals from Jacob Gold and Danny Kon helped them come from behind to beat the Lions at the Lane.

Danny Daggers had opened the scoring for the Lions, but the Hammers stepped up a gear once Gold equalised, with super-sub Kon hitting the winner following excellent work from Yoav Kestenbaum.

Hendon boss David Garbacz told JC Sport: "I felt we deserved the win although Lions always looked dangerous when coming forward - they have some very talented youngsters to look out for. I'm pleased that we have secured our first win of the season and we have made a nice solid start."

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DC Prediction: Lions 1 Hendon 2

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BRADY HIT BACK IN STYLE
FC TEAM A 1 BRADY MACCABI A 2
Strikes from Brad Sharp and Jon Ellis helped Brady A come from behind to claim their first win of the season in a close contest in Mill Hill.

Richard Salmon struck for FC Team.

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Brady joint-manager Joel Nathan told JC Sport: "I'm very happy with today's win In a game where we dominated possession.

"I always knew this young team can play great football and they showed this today, but they also showed great determination to come back again like last week, but this time they held on to record a great win."

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FC Team boss Mitch Young told JC Sport: "We know at this level if you don't take your chances you won't win games and I am hopeful we can forget about this one and move on."

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DC Prediction: FC Team 1 Brady 1

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CAMDEN MAKE THEIR POINT
CAMDEN PARK 1 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A 1
Camden Park earned their first point of the season thanks to a goal from Mike Khalastchi.

But Adam Stolerman ensured Redbridge had a point to take back to Fairlop with them with a coolly-taken penalty.

Camden boss Josh Marks told JC Sport: "We gave away a soft early penalty, but from there on I can't believe we only managed to get the 1 back.

"Fair play to Redbridge though they deserved a point. Yossi only had the one save to make from a deflected rising shot. But they battled hard and gave us a run for our money.

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DC Prediction: Camden 1 Redbridge 2

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DIVISION ONE

LEAGUE TABLE

DIVISION 1 TEAM OF THE WEEK

TOP-SCORERS
3 - Jamie Kent (Shirley Park), Dan Pike (SPEC FC), Dave Newman (SPEC FC)
2 - Gideon Gold (Shirley Park), Reiss Mogilner (Brady B), Michael Field, Dan Orgel (both Neasden)

BRADY TWO GOOD FOR HORNETS
BRADY MACCABI B 2 HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB B 0
Brady B made it two out of two, with the Division Two champions keeping a clean sheet at Rowley Lane.

A goal from super-sub Jimmy Winton plus a deflected effort from Reiss Mogilner sealed the points.

Brady manager Josh Dagul told JC Sport: "It was not our best performance, far from it in fact. Hendon were a resilient side and it took time and effort to break them down. Once we did, our intensity dropped slightly, but at the end of the day we did enough to get a valuable three points. Not a game for the neutral."

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DC Prediction: Brady 4 Hendon 1

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CHIGS FIND THEIR SHOOTING BOOTS
LOS BLANCOS 3 CHIGWELL ATHLETIC 8
Craig Pearl and Steve Summers were the star men as Chigwell registered their biggest win for years with an 8-3 demolition of new boys Blancos.

There were also goals for Dan Castle, Paul Lenchner, Ryan Cole, Dean Ben Yosef, Brad Gayer and an old goal as Chigwell ran out emphatic winners.

Blancos' goals came through Joel Kutner, Jono Gaon and Josh Gaon, but chairman Joel Minsky lamented: "A depleted squad, made worse early on when goalie Nick Grosse was given his marching orders for denying a clear goalscoring opportunity."

Jubilant Chigwell boss Richard Slater told JC Sport: "It's great to score eight goals away from home, but truth me told should have been more and gave away three really cheap goal again. Credit to Blancos, they kept going."

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DC Prediction: Blancos 2 Chigwell 1

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THREE CHEERS FOR NEASDEN
NORTH WEST NEASDEN 3 WOODFORD WANDERERS 1
Scott Kay, Dan Orgel and Michael Field fired Neasden to their second win of the season as they came from behind to beat Woodford at Hadley FC.

NWN manager Andrew Goldman told JC Sport: "In a hard-fought game that we needed to win, I was extremely proud of the lads in the way they played. After going a goal down, the reaction was excellent and we fully deserved the three points."

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DC Prediction: Neasden 2 Woodford 1

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TEN-MAN HARMEN DENIED LATE ON
SOUTHGATE HARMEN 1 SPEC FC 1
SPEC FC dropped points for the first time this season, but they were pushed to the wire by a 10-man Harmen team at Chase Lodge.

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The visitors hit the woodwork with the game goalless and their hopes received a boost when Harmen were had James Sandler sent off after a moment of madness.

But an inspired half-time substution saw Ricky Rinder set up the opener for Lee Greenfield to finish with aplomb. James Lesner levelled late on for Harmen, with a twice-taken penalty.

Harmen manager Samuel Castle told JC Sport: "The boys played unbelievable well today, and still dominated the game even with 10 men. The ref cost us two points with a decision which doesn’t get given in the Premier League. But we will take the positives out of the game and build on a great performance."

SPEC FC's James Lesner told JC Sport: "It was a very tight match where both keepers performed admirably. On the balance of play, the draw was a fair result. Harmen showed that they’re a strong and committed team and the fact that we got a point despite playing well below our best gives us encouragement moving forward. Regarding the re-taken penalty decision, it’s natural for Harmen to feel frustrated to concede a last-minute goal, though having watched the first penalty back on video, we can confirm that there were some players in the box and therefore the correct decision was made for it to be retaken."

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DC Prediction: Harmen 0 SPEC 0

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DIVISION TWO

LEAGUE TABLE

TOP-SCORERS
3 - Jamie Kent (Shirley Park), Dan Pike (SPEC FC), Dave Newman (SPEC FC)
2 - Gideon Gold (Shirley Park), Reiss Mogilner (Brady B), Michael Field, Dan Orgel (both Neasden)

JUBILATION FOR JOSEPH AND FC TEAM
ATHLETIC BILBAUM 3 FC TEAM C 6
JAMES JOSEPH repaid a huge chunk of his transfer fee by firing a hat-trick to help FC Team C complete back-to-back wins in an epic against Bilbaum.

David James Cohen added two more, with Shim Bensoor also on target with his second goal of the season.

Bilbaum's goals came through Ed Green, Jake Gilbert and Josh Flax.

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DC Prediction: Bilbaum 2 FC Team 3

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OLCOT GIVES MILL HILL A TOUCH OF CLASS
FAITHFOLD B 2 AC MILL HILL 4
New star Alex Olcot was on the mark to help AC Mill Hill open their account for the season in the 4-2 win over Faithfold B at Chase Lodge.

Leading marksman Ben Zloof was also on target, netting his third of the season, with James Levy and Mark Truman finishing the job.

Faithfold's goals came through Ben Loftman.

Mill Hill manager Joe Levy told JC Sport: "The most pleasing thing for me was that the boys kept plugging away and never let their heads drop. We know we can play good football - we just need to do the basics right and let the quality of the team shine through.

"Credit to Faithfold - they played some good football and the game was played in the right fashion despite difficulties with the original ref."

Faithfold boss Dan Yoss told JC Sport: "I'm disappointed how the first two games have panned out. We're doing everything to ensure we'll turn it around against Athletico Bilbaum, including a heavy fitness session on Thursday night. The boys gave it they're all for 70 minutes....next week I assure you it will be 90 if Thursday is anything to go by!"

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DC Prediction: Faithfold 1 Mill Hill 3

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RAMPANT RAIDERS WIN SEVEN-GOAL THRILLER
FC TEAM B 3 NORTH LONDON RAIDERS B 4
Jonathan Adelman's Raiders B won a sensational contest against FC Team B.

JC star man Nicky Woolf (2), Gilad Kestenbaum and Andrew McMaster saw L'Orange home.

Mitch Lassman (2) and Freddie Marks registered for FC Team.

Raiders boss Jonathan Adelman told JC Sport: “I felt we were pretty sloppy at times but with defeat staring us between the eyes the boys really stepped up a level and in the end I felt we just about deserved to win a really good game of football. It’s still early days for this team but we’ve scored nine in two games and today we showed we are able to dig deep to get a result.”

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DC Prediction: Team 1 Raiders 2

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SUPER SOLLOSIS CHOP DOWN OAKS
OAKWOOD B 2 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B 3
Sam Sollosi, Nathan Sollosi and a penalty from Dan Wright helped Redbridge B win a thriller at Brunel as Jon Jacobs' boys made it two on the spin.

Oakwood's goals came through Charlie Cohen and Eddie Manson.

Redbridge manager Jon Jacobs told JC Sport: "We battened down the hatches and were lucky to come away with three points."

Oaks boss Ian Tussie told JC Sport: "We lost to a very good Redbridge B team. They're flush with quality young players and played some excellent football. The Sollosi brothers were particularly impressive and were like a young Michael and Brian Laudrup in midfield and had it not been my team on the receiving end I think I'd have enjoyed watching them. They're definitely one of the favourites to get promoted and for us it was a timely reminder that we have to up our game this season."

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DC Prediction: Oakwood 2 Redbridge 2

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DIVISION THREE

LEAGUE TABLE

TOP-SCORERS
4 - James Joseph (FC Team C)
3 - Ben Zloof (AC Mill Hill)

DIVISION 3 TEAM OF THE WEEK

DOUBLE DELIGHT FOR GORDON AND FAITHFOLD
BOCA JEWNIORS 1 FAITHFOLD C 3
A first-half double from summer signing Dan Gordon helped Faithfold C register their first win of the season with a hard-fought victory over Boca in Pinner.

The former RJC and Chigwell hotshot produced two smart finishes and was denied a first-half hat-trick following a brilliant save from Boca stopper Ryan Monk.

Boca pulled one back 15 minutes from time through Yoshua Silverman, Lewis Maleh calmed any Faithfold nerves with a low drive.

Faithfold player-manager David Garson told JC Sport: "I was delighted to get our first win, and despite I couple of nervy moments, I thought we deserved the win against a new-look Boca.

"I thought our Essex connection were superb, Dan 'Flash' Gordon took his goals superbly and josh Barnett at the back was a rock, with his last-ditch tackle ensuring our win. Also, Danny Caro the oldest player (it feels good to be able to say that for once!) on the pitch had a faultless debut in goal."

Boca joint-manager Jack Shulman told JC Sport: "We got what we deserved but we will step it up and give a good showing against Hendon A in the cup. We are looking a lot better for this season and i believe we will be climbing the table soon."

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DC Prediction: Boca 2 Faithfold 2

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FOGELMAN IS BACK WITH A BANG
HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB C 3 L’EQUIPE 4
L'Equipe came from behind to maintain their excellent start in a game of goals in west Hendon.

Richard Fogelman made an excellent return from injury, with two goals, including the winner, and an assist. Jules Bohm and David Prager also found the net.

Ezra Dulberg and Ben Glekin were among the scorers for Hendon, but the pick of the bunch came from player-manager Adam Glekin - a screamer from 30 yards.

L'Equipe co-manager Dan Cordell told JC Sport: "If we had let a 4-1 lead slip to 4-4 I would have sent the boys back to synagogue to atone for what could have been a woeful sin. Credit to the lads they dug in and held out for a good 4-3 win - there are no pictures on the results sheet and a win is a win."

Hendon boss Adam Glekin told JC Sport: "15 minutes of madness cost us the game. I didn't feel like we really got going until the second half, and unfortunately we gave ourselves too much to do. Some real positives to take from the second half though, and we're looking forward to next week."

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DC Prediction: Hendon 1 L'Equipe 3

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JEWDINESE SHOW THEIR TRUE COLOURS
JEWDINESE 4 LOUGHTON ORIENT 2
Barney Rhodes, James Ross, Zack Collins and Ben Berrick helped Jewdinese continu their imperious start although they were forced to come from behind against a plucky Loughton team.

Loughton fell behind early on, but the east Londoners turned the game on its head with strikes from Dan Shafron and Adam Conway taking them into the break 2-1 ahead.

Jewdinese stepped up a gear in the second half, with three more goals seeing them home.

"We came away with a win after dominating the game so I can't complain too much," Jewdinese boss Darren Lawrence told JC Sport: "I know we can perform to a much higher standard though. We might have to think about hiding Zack Collins next week though as Oakwood might look to sign Jewdinese midfield superstar."

Co-chairman Zac Brin added: "After finally being allowed my say, I feel that we could not have wished for a better start to the season."

Loughton boss Dan Curtis told JC Sport: "We need to get over this quickly and move on to the game and get our season up and running. We battled well today and looked good in patches. We need to step it up if we want to get promotion."

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DC Prediction: Jewdinese 3 Loughton 1

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CATS WIN SEVEN-GOAL THRILLER
KING CROWN 3 CATFORD & BROMLEY MACCABI 4
Catford & Bromley made it three on the spin in what midfielder Gabriel John described as "a game of two halves".

JOEL ISAACS was the hat-trick hero for the Cats, with a header from Gary Hill sealing the win.

King Crown boss Jacob Kadoch told JC Sport: "We let ourselves down and had just a bit too much to do which was very frustrating."

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DC Prediction: King Crown 2 Catford & Bromley 3

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NATHAN PROUD OF HIS WONDER KIDS
NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C 1 AC WHETSTONE 1
Aaron Benjamin earned AC Whetstone their first-ever point in the MGBSFL following a 1-1 draw at Raiders C.

Benjamin put the visitors ahead with a wonderful curling effort and although they battled hard to protect their lead, NLR hit back through Oli Nathan.

Whetstone boss Clive Nathan told JC Sport: "We showed what we are all about today - real commitment and effort that earned us the right to play some great passing football. The whole squad was aged 16 and to see them get their first point in senior football was a proud moment for everyone involved.

"This was a proper football match and thanks to Zak Gothelf for having his team play in the right spirit."

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DC Prediction: Raiders 3 Whetstone 1

Last updated: 5:04pm, September 17 2013