Matchday 7 weekend review

By Danny Caro, October 13, 2013
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Norstar London Raiders A and Catford & Bromley maintained their excellent starts to the season with victory over Jewdinese, while Shirley Park returned to winning ways and there was even a win for Boca Jewniors on Matchday 7 of the MGBSFL season. Danny Caro looks back on all the action.

MATCHDAY 6 HEADLINES
Prem Div - Raiders hit Team for six
Div 1 - Classy Chigs crush Harmen
Div 2 - Redbridge B win five-goal thriller
Div 3 - Three cheers for Catford & Bromley

JC HAT-TRICK HEROES
Prem Div - Jamie Wolfson (NL Raiders A)
Div 1 - Jamie Kent, Gideon Gold (both Shirley Park)
Div 2 - James Abrams (London Haroldeans)
Div 3 - Dan Gordon (Faithfold C)

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TOP-SCORERS

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MATCH PHOTOS; CATFORD & BROMLEY vs JEWDINESE

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DANNY CARO'S MATCHDAY 7 OSCARS

TEAM OF THE WEEK

PREM DIV TEAM OF THE WEEK

DIVISION ONE TEAM OF THE WEEK

DIVISION TWO TEAM OF THE WEEK

DIVISION THREE TEAM OF THE WEEK

DANNY CARO'S GOAL OF THE WEEK - RICKY ZIEDERMAN

DANNY CARO'S SAVE OF THE WEEK - DAN KOSKY

DANNY CARO'S QUOTE OF THE WEEK - JONATHAN ISON

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jamie Wolfson (Norstar London Raiders A)

MANAGERS OF THE WEEK
Jack Shulman & Viv Emanuel (Boca Jewniors)

REFEREE OF THE WEEK
David Lazarus (Catford & Bromley Maccabi vs Jewdinese)

SEE CONTENDERS

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PETER MORRISON TROPHY DRAW

CYRIL ANEKSTEIN ROUND TWO DRAW

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YOUR WEEKEND REVIEW STARTS HERE:

PREMIER DIVISION

LEAGUE TABLE

TOP-SCORERS
7 - Mike Pearson (Faithfold A)
6 - Richard Salmon (FC Team A), Johnny Haik (Faithfold A)

DANNY CARO'S PREM DIV TEAM OF THE WEEK

BATTLING CAMDEN MAKE THEIR POINT
BRADY MACCABI A 2 CAMDEN PARK 2
A last-gasp strike from Richard Baum denied Camden Park their first win in a thrilling contest against Brady at Rowley Lane.

Camden were on course for their first win until Baum netted a stunning free-kick to break their hearts in a game where the in-form Michael Kenley netted Brady's other.

David Kanzen and Jake Saunders were the goal men for Camden.

Brady boss Joel Nathan told JC Sport: "We're very disappointed not to win today as we must have created more chances than we have all season, but today was the day when the ball would just not go in."

Camden boss Josh Marks told JC Sport: "2-0 is an extremely dangerous scoreline and we just didn’t have what we needed to play out the full 90."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC 1 Prediction: Brady 3 Camden 1

DC 2 Prediction: Brady 3 Camden 1

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RED-HOT RAIDERS DESTROY FC TEAM
NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A 6 FC TEAM A 0
Table-topping Raiders were at their imperious best, with JAMIE WOLFSON smashing home a hat-trick in a stunning 6-0 win over arch rivals FC Team in Wembley.

Ethan Zone, David Dinkin and Josh Green completed the rout as Phil Peters' men registered their sixth win in seven games.

Raiders' Rob Richman told JC Sport: "We’ve been threatening to produce a result like that for a long time, but it’s just as pleasing to know that as well as the ability to score six we’ve also kept a fourth clean sheet in seven games."

FC Team manager Mitch Young told JC Sport: "I am bitterly dissapointed. We did not play well - our big players failed to turn up and we deserved to lose. Credit to Norstar they thoroughly deserved the victory and I was impressed with how clinical they were."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC 1 Prediction: Raiders 2 Team 1

DC 2 Prediction: Raiders 2 Team 0

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CHAMPIONS LEAVE OAKS DOUBLED UP
OAKWOOD A 2 FAITHFOLD A 4
Doubles from Jonny Haik and Mike Pearson helped defending champions Faithfold A complete an early season double over Oakwood following a 4-2 win at Brunel.

Oakwood's goals came through Josh Bentley and Anthony Kintish.

Faithfold boss Zuriel Solomon told JC Sport: "Today was areal battle. Overall happy with the win in difficult weather conditions. We had three drop-outs last night so only had 12 boys, but they showed some great desire.

"Oakwood are a big physical team and they will get results sooner rather than later. They miss a potent striker and when they get one I think they will be very dangerous."

Oakwood joint-manager Ric Blank told JC Sport: "DC, I'm down but not out following the result. The simple truth is we were outstanding - the better team lost. The chances we missed were criminal, but I cannot fault the application and commitment of all the players."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC 1 Prediction: Oakwood 1 Faithfold 1

DC 2 Prediction: Oakwood 1 Faithfold 0 (Got to back my team!)

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TRUES BLUES ARE A BIT OF ALL WHITE
LONDON MACCABI LIONS BLUE 2 LONDON MACCABI LIONS WHITE 0
The Blue half of Rowley Lane is smiling following victory in the inter-club derby over the Whites thanks to strikes from Oli Sade and Harry Davis.

With manager Jamie Kyte away, David Kyte took charge of LML Blue. He told JC Sport: "Three points were welcome to the Blue lions who have a long season ahead but with performances like this there is some light at the end of the tunnel."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC 1 Prediction: LML Blue 0 LML White 0

DC 2 Prediction: LML Blue 0 LML White 1
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HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB A P REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A P
Match postponed - waterlogged pitch

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DIVISION ONE

LEAGUE TABLE

TOP-SCORERS
10 - Jamie Kent (Shirley Park)
8 - Mitch Hahn (Woodford)

DANNY CARO'S DIVISION ONE TEAM OF THE WEEK

CHIGS BLOW HARMEN AWAY
CHIGWELL ATHLETIC 4 SOUTHGATE HARMEN 2
Chigwell produced one of the results of the weekend, with Jon Raven, Craig Pearl, Brad Gayer and Ryan Cole on target in the 4-2 win over Harmen in Walthamstow.

Harmen's goal came through Samuel Castle and Jon Morris.

Delighted Chigwell boss Richard Slater told JC Sport: "We came out lively for the second half and it would have been a travesty had we not taken all three points. It was just a matter of time and we knew once we got the breakthrough Harmen would struggle. We showed brilliant spirit at 2-0 down to keep going. I'm proud of the boys."

Harmen joint-player-manager Sam Castle told JC Sport: "It was a long journey home from a wet Walthamstow for our young team, but hopefully we will all take a long hard look at ourselves and how we will be able to control the game from this position in the future."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC 1 Prediction: Chigwell 1 Harmen 2

DC 2 Prediction: Chigwell 1 Harmen 3

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GOALS GALORE FOR SUPER SHIRLEY
BRIXTON OLD BOYS 2 SHIRLEY PARK 8
Shirley Park returned to winning ways, with hotshot JAMIE KENT and right-back GIDEON GOLD helping themselves to hat-tricks in the 8-2 demolition of Brixton.

There were also goals for Stefan Benfredj and Saul Conway as Dave Lusman's troops got their season back on track.

The in-form Alon Hershkorn netted both goals for Brixton.

Shirley boss Dave Lusman told JC Sport: "All in all a big improvement from last week in attitude and commitment across the field. It was the exactly the response Saul and I were looking for."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC 1 Prediction: Brixton 2 Shirley 3

DC 2 Prediction: Brixton 2 Shirley 3

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7-HEAVEN DELIGHT FOR NEASDEN
HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB B 0 NORTH WEST NEASDEN 7
Neasden finished in seventh heaven against struggling Hendon B, with the red-hot Shai Davidi and Michael Field finishing with double delight.

The NWN fans went home happy as their team delivered, with Dan Orgel, Josh Gilbery and Danny Sherman putting the icing on the cake.

NWN's Steve Murad told JC Sport: "After the disappointment of the last two weeks, it was very important to get back to winning ways today. The lads responded excellently with great performances all through the team. Six of the seven goals we scored were of great quality and on another day we could've scored even more.

"To keep a clean sheet on such a wet and slippery pitch is not easy either, and credit must go to the defence for the way they played too."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC 1 Prediction: Hendon B 2 Neasden 3

DC 2 Prediction: Hendon B 1 Neasden 3

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WONDER GOAL KNOCKS STUFFING OUT OF BLANCOS
LOS BLANCOS 2 BRADY MACCABI B 3
Leaders Brady B were pushed all the way by an improving Blancos team, but they had just enough to take maximum points.

Brady's goals came through Reiss Mogilner, Josh Dagul and Josh Laurier.

Blancos twice came from behind to level, with a bullet header from Benjy Israel and one from the impressive Jono Gaon.

Relieved Brady boss Josh Dagul told JC Sport: "We weren't at our best today, but still picked up the vital three points. We started slowly but then took over, dominated the rest of the first half and should've gone into half time with a comfortable lead. In the second half LB were the better team, but we weathered the storm and Laurier's 30 yard worldie was worthy of winning any game."

Blancos' Jonathan Ison told JC Sport: "We completely outplayed Brady, from start to finish. In the second 45 minutes, Brady got into our half once and that was a goal - a 35-yard strike, which was very much against the run of play. We were extremely unlucky to walk away with nothing, but we can definitely hold our heads high after performing as we did today."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC 1 Prediction: Blancos 1 Brady B 3

DC 2 Prediction: Blancos 0 Brady B 4

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WONDERFUL WOODFORD MARCH ON
WOODFORD WANDERERS 4 SPEC FC 1
Woodford maintained their winning habit as they proved too strong for SPEC FC.

Two more goals from Harrison Midda plus one apiece from Mitch Hahn and a stunner from James Ryan did the trick.

James Lesner grabbed a consolation for SPEC.

SPEC FC's Ricky Lawrence told JC Sport: "There are some Sunday mornings when everything goes the way you planned. There are some Sunday mornings where you have to schlep to Essex, get soaking wet and lose 4-1."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC 1 Prediction: Woodford 2 SPEC 1

DC 2 Prediction: Woodford 1 SPEC 1

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DIVISION TWO

LEAGUE TABLE

TOP-SCORERS
7 - James Joseph (FC Team C), Ben Zloof (AC Mill Hill)
6 - Jake Gilbert (Bilbaum)

DANNY CARO'S DIVISION TWO TEAM OF THE WEEK

REDBRIDGE B MARCH ON
AC MILL HILL 2 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B 3
Redbridge B maintained their promotion charge with James Castle, James Berkley and Sam Rank finding the net in the 3-2 win over Mill Hill.

Mill Hill's goals came through Ben Zloof and two from Mark Truman.

RJC manager Jon Jacobs told JC Sport: "Mill Hill could have parked two buses, but we still had the technical ability to unlock them at the back.

Mill Hill boss Joe Levy told JC Sport: "I felt this was our toughest game of the season so far. Redbridge are a top footballing side and have a lot of very talented players."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC 1 Prediction: Mill Hill 2 Redbridge 3

DC 2 Prediction: Mill Hill 3 Redbridge 3

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FIRST POINT FOR FAITHFOLD B
FC TEAM B 3 FAITHFOLD B 3
Improving Faithfold B registered their first point of the season thanks to goals from Oliver Telvi, Ben Rosenblatt and Doron Hershkorn n a high-scoring contest against fellow strugglers FC Team B.

Two more goals from goalkeeper-turned outfield star Matt Davis plus one from Daniel Alfreds secured a point for the Team.

Faithfold boss Dan Yoss told JC Sport: "We should have taken all three points today and feel slightly hard done by two late goals. We dominated the game and it really could have been five or six. It was a great team performance and just shows how far we've come in this short time. We're are on the rise and only going to get better."

FC Team player-manager David Gordon told JC Sport: "The way we fought right to the end and claimed the draw felt like a victory and there was a great positivity in the changing room after the game. I hope that those last five minutes can be a turning point for the rest of the season."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC 1 Prediction: Team B 3 Faithfold 4

DC 2 Prediction: Team B 2 Faithfold 1

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BLIZZARD BLOW OAKS DOWN
BLIZZARD STORM 2 OAKWOOD B 1
Blizzard Storm showed great bouncebackability as Matt Jaffa and Louis Taylor steered them to a 2-1 win over high-flying Oakwood B.

Carl Peters netted for the Oaks but it was Simon Linden's men who recorded their third win of the season.

Oaks boss Ian Tussie told JC Sport: "It's incredibly frustrating because we want to get promoted, but with two defeats against our name already this season we've set ourselves a pretty big task to go up."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC 1 Prediction: Blizzard 2 Oakwood 2

DC 2 Prediction: Blizzard 2 Oakwood 3

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HURRAY FOR HAROLDEANS
LONDON HAROLDEANS 4 ATHLETIC BILBAUM 3
A fabulous four-goal salvo from JAMES ABRAMS helped London Haroldeans complete back-to-back wins as they edged a seven-goal thriller against Bilbaum.

A brace from Ed Green and one from Jake Gilbert were not enough for the Baums.

Haroldeans joint-manager Sam Huglin told JC Sport: "The lads were absolute quality today, outstanding performance to a man. One final comment, James Abrams...Legend!"

Co-boss Jonny Abrams was delighted with the team's and his brother James' performance, which was watched by proud father Gregory Abrams, who had travelled to London from Liverpool to watch the game.

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC 1 Prediction: Haroldeans 1 Bilbaum 2

DC 2 Prediction: Haroldeans 0 Bilbaum 4

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TEAM END RAIDERS' PERFECT RUN
NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B 4 FC TEAM C 4
Raiders B lost their 100 per cent record following an eight-goal thriller against promotion rivals FC Team C.

Two goals from David Joseph Cohen plus one apiece from Max Worth and Andrew Hurtwitz earned Team a point

Josh Fineman, Simon Buchler, Rob Samuelson and Dave Esterkin registered for Raiders.

Raiders boss Jonathan Adelman told JC Sport: "No-one deserved to lose that game. We are still gelling and our best is yet to come so its especially pleasing to have come back from behind three times to earn the point, I can't praise the character of my boys enough, they just don't know when they're beaten."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC 1 Prediction: Raiders 2 Team C 2

DC Prediction: Raiders B 2 Team C 3

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DIVISION THREE

LEAGUE TABLE

TOP-SCORERS
14 - Dan Gordon (Faithfold C)
12 – Richard Fogelman (L’Equipe)

DANNY CARO'S DIVISION THREE TEAM OF THE WEEK

DANNY CARO'S GOAL OF THE WEEK - RICKY ZIEDERMAN

DEADLY DAVID ON SONG FOR HUSTLERS
AC WHETSTONE 2 HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB C 2
Strikes from Ezra Dulberg and the impressive Ben David helped Hendon C halt in-form AC Whetstone in a four-goal thriller.

Whetstone took the lead in bizarre circumstances when a clearance from their keeper skidded off the wet surface, deceiving Hendon keeper Yaacov Goldin and flying into the net from all of 60-70 yards.

Whetstone's goals came through Josh Silverman and Dan Cohen.

Hendon player-manager endon manager Adam Glekin told JC Sport: "That's our third draw in six games, and I certainly feel we should have won two of those which is frustrating. The first 20 minutes simply wasn't good enough, but we showed character both individually and as a team to come back from that."

Whetstone joint-manager Clive Nathan told JC Sport: "This was not a game for the purists. Hendon were the most determined team we have played this season and we matched them in that. In tough conditions we tried to play decent football but it wasn't easy."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC 1 Prediction: Whetstone 3 Hendon 3

DC 2 Prediction: Whetstone 1 Hendon 1

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BOCA WIN AT LAST!
BOCA JEWNIORS 2 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C 1
It was a super Sunday for the Boca boys who claimed their first win in over a year, with Ricky Ziedermann and Dovi Fehler doing the damage in the 2-1 victory over Norstar C.

SEE DANNY CARO'S GOAL OF THE WEEK

Liam Stein scored for the second consecutive week for Raiders, but it was Boca who was smiling at the final whistle.

Jubilant Boca boss Jack Shulman told JC Sport: "I am immensely proud to get my first win and am even happier it was against Norstar as they are a good team."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC 1 Prediction: Boca 0 Raiders 3

DC 2 Prediction: Boca 0 Raiders 4 (always back your best mate's teams!)

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THE JOYS OF SIX FOR CATFORD
CATFORD & BROMLEY MACCABI 3 JEWDINESE 1
Goals from Adam Luria, Gab John and Jamie Sinai guided the Cats to their sixth win of the season in front of the JC cameras at Norsemen FC.

Top-scorer Ben Berrick found the net for Jewdinese.

SEE MATCH PHOTOS

Catford captain Adam Luria told JC Sport: "It was a superb team performance with all 13 players who pulled on the shirt today giving their all; fighting for every header and tackle, rarely, if ever wasting a pass and showing the spirit that has made this a great start to the season."

Jewdinese boss Darren Lawrence told JC Sport: "It’s disappointing to know that we have come away with no points after I feel my players deserved something after a brilliant second half performance."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC 1 Prediction: Catford 1 Jewdinese 1

DC 2 Prediction: Catford 3 Jewdinese 3

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GLORY FOR GORDON AS HOOPS HIT FAMOUS FIVE
FAITHFOLD C 5 TEMPLE FORTUNE 1
DAN GORDON boosted his chances of winning the Golden Boot with a four-goal blitz helping Faithfold C destroy Temple Fortune at Chase Lodge.

The summer signing maintained his goal-a-game record in style, with Elliot Bloom completing the rout with a 40-yard pile-driver.

Fortune's had equalised through Richard Cooper.

Jubilant Faithfold player-manager David Garson told JC Sport: "An excellent team performance finally!"

Fortune boss Jonathan Cohen said: "I'm extremely disappointed by this result. Our heads dropped after they went ahead and we just fell apart."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC 1 Prediction: Faithfold 4 Fortune 2

DC 2 Prediction: Faithfold 3 Fortune 1

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FOUR KING CROWN ARE JOLLY GOOD FELLOWS
KING CROWN 4 LOUGHTON ORIENT 2
King Crown gave their fans some much-needed cheer as they claimed their second win of the season with a 4-2 success over Loughton Orient.

Strikes from Josh Karpf, Dominique Cheniart (pen), Daniel Cohen and Benji Greenblatt earned a memorable win.

Jaimie Sinclair and Daniel Shafron were the marksmen for Loughton.

King Crown boss Jacob Kadoch told JC Sport: "It was our best performance of the season playing great football and looking always dangerous. I'm very proud of the boys."

Loughton manager Dan Curtis told JC Sport: "Obviously we are not pleased with the result today and to be honest at 2-2 with 20 minutes left it could of gone either way. The boys showed a lot more heart today and gave me 100 per cent. We were getting on top and the third goal came at a really bad time."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC 1 Prediction: King Crown 2 Loughton 3

DC 2 Prediction: King Crown 2 Loughton 2

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CHALLENGE CARO
Wk 6 - DC 17 (including 3 correct scores), Ben Lederman 14 (including 1 correct score)
Wk 7 - DC 12 (including 1 correct score), Dan Cohen 6

Last updated: 4:18pm, October 16 2013