Matchday 8 weekend review

By Danny Caro, October 20, 2013
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FC Team C sent holders London Maccabi Lions White crashing out of the Cyril Anekstein Cup, while Redbridge Jewish Care B climbed to the top of the MGBSFL second division. Danny Caro reflects on all the action on Matchday 8 of the season.

MATCHDAY 8 REVIEW
LFASIC - Three cheers for FC Team A
CAC – Julius slays the Lions
Div 2 – Redbridge B go top after fiery encounter against Bilbaum
Div 3 – Revenge is sweet as Boca pass Faithfold test

JC HAT-TRICK HEROES
CAC - Josh Green 4 (NL Raiders A), Jeremy Julius (FC Team C), Adam Arnold (Brady A)
Div 3 - Luke Goldsmith (NL Raiders C)

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CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP ROUND 3 DRAW

PHOTOGALLERY: LM LIONS WHITE vs FC TEAM C

PHOTOGALLERY: LM LIONS BLUE vs BRIXTON OLD BOYS

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: BRADY B vs CAMDEN PARK

PHOTOGALLERY: BRADY B vs CAMDEN PARK

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DANNY CARO'S MATCHDAY 8 OSCARS

TEAM OF THE WEEK

DIV 2 TEAM OF THE WEEK

DIV 3 TEAM OF THE WEEK

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jeremy Julius (FC Team C)

MANAGER OF THE WEEK
Mike Myers & Ben Gilbey (FC Team C)

GOAL OF THE WEEK - ALEX GOODMAN

SAVE OF THE WEEK
Steve Murad (NWN) - made a great save in the first half, diving full length to tip away a thunderbolt shot from the edge of the box in his first game back after breaking a finger

QUOTE OF THE WEEK - DAVID GARSON

REFEREE OF THE WEEK
Darryl Colmans (AC Mill Hill vs Faithfold B)

SEE NOMINATIONS

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LEAGUE TABLES

FORTHCOMING LEAGUE FIXTURES

PETER MORRISON TROPHY DRAW

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YOUR WEEKEND REVIEW STARTS HERE:

LONDON FA SUNDAY INTERMEDIATE CUP ROUND TWO

FC TEAM "BACK ON TRACK"
ST. PAULS CELTIC 1 FC TEAM A 3
Richard Salmon, Simon Peterman and Dec Selbo were the goal men as FC Team A moved into the third round of the LFASIC with a 3-1 win at St. Pauls Celtic .

FC Team boss Mitch Young told JC Sport: "It was important to get back on track after last week and we did that by winning a very important cup tie. We controlled the match and played some nice football and overall this was much more like the performances I expect from the boys."

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CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP ROUND TWO

THE SHOCKS

FC TEAM C SEND LIONS TUMBLING OUT
LONDON MACCABI LIONS WHITE 1 FC TEAM C 6 (AET - 1-1 after 90 minutes)
As predicted, Division Two title hopefuls FC Team C inflicted more pain on Lions White with a sensational victory at Rowley Lane.

Super-sub JEREMY JULIUS was their hat-trick hero as FC Team heaped more misery on the Premier Division strugglers.

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The teams were locked at 1-1 after 90 minutes, but FC Team went on to score three more in extra-time to record a famous win. Shim Bensoor (2) and James Joseph put the icing on the cake as the boys in yellow and blue recorded their best-ever result.

Delighted FC Team joint-player-manager Mike Myers told JC Sport: "A great day for FC Team C, taking on Premiership opponents was always going to be tough, but we showed our quality today especially in extra time."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: LML 2 Team 3

GJ Prediction: LML 4 Team 1

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OAKS SWAP THE HORNETS
OAKWOOD B 3 HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB B 2 (AET)
Second division Oakwood B showed great bouncebackability skills as they beat Division One strugglers Hendon B in a five-goal thriller in a tie settled in extra-time.

Eddie Manson, Josh Marlow and player-manager Ian Tussie were the goal men in a win that will give the Oaks a massive boost.

Hendon's goals came through R.A. Noe and Daniel Garfinkel.

Matchwinner Tussie told JC Sport: "It was a great win for us after a bad start and we showed plenty of ruach to comeback twice and get ourselves into the bag. Fingers crossed we get our A team in the next round."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Oakwood 3 Hendon 1

GJ Prediction: Oakwood 3 Hendon 2

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BEST OF THE REST

MILL HILL PROGRESS
AC MILL HILL 2 FAITHFOLD B 1
Two first-half strikes from talisman Ben Zloof guided Mill Hill into round three with a hard-earned victory over Division Two rivals Faithfold B.

Ben Rosenblatt registered for Faithfold with a twice-taken penalty. A clearance off the line at the end of the game prevented a possible equaliser.

Mill Hill boss Joe Levy told JC Sport: "We started the game very brightly and I felt we dominated the first half and could have come in at half time with a greater lead. We dropped off in the second half and let Faithfold back into the game, but in truth I thought we coped very well defensively. Overall I think we slightly edged it and look forward to going into the hat for the next round."

Faithfold manager Dan Yoss told JC Sport: "Our performance in the first 30 minutes cost us. It was a spirited effort, but unfortunately we had too much to do after conceding two early goals."

DC Prediction: Mill Hill 2 Faithfold 1

GJ Prediction: Mill Hill 3 Faithfold 1

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BLANCOS EDGE PAST RAIDERS
NORTH LONDON RAIDERS B 1 LOS BLANCOS 2
Second-half goals from Jono Gaon and Jeff Gross helped Los Blancos overcame what many believed was a potential banana skin as they squeezed past Raiders B 2-1.

Blancos interim-manager Jonathan Ison told JC Sport: "We fully deserved our win today and bossed the game for the majority of the 90 minutes. In true Blancos style, we went behind to a shock goal, but we bounced back and showed great character to get the next goal.

"Both goals came from Josh Gaon launching his missile of a throw into the box, with one of them being guided straight onto his younger brothers head, all 4 foot 3 of him. It was clearly a routine they have spent years working on in the garden!

"We'll take some great positives from this win and hope to march on with three points next week against Southgate Harmen."

DC Prediction: Raiders 2 Blancos 3

GJ Prediction: Raiders to win in extra-time

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PATIENT FAITHFOLD OVERCOME BLIZZARD
BLIZZARD STORM 1 FAITHFOLD A 4
Sam Reeves scored the pick of the goals as Premier Division Faithfold eased past Blizzard Storm of Division Two. Mike Pearson (2) and Rocky Spitzer sealed the win.

Daniel Simons grabbed a consolation for Blizzard.

Faithfold boss Zuriel Solomon told JC Sport: "These games are about getting through and I felt we were always in control. Blizzard Storm played well and had a few chances and deserved a goal for their efforts."

Blizzard boss Simon Linden told JC Sport: "I have no complaints with the morning's work, play like that every week and we will get promotion."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Blizzard 1 Faithfold 4

GJ Prediction: Blizzard 0 Faithfold 7

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FIVE-STAR CAMDEN CLAIM FIRST WIN
BRADY MACCABI B 2 CAMDEN PARK 5
Camden Park claimed a morale-boosting first win of the season as they crushed Division One leaders Brady B.

Rob Hershkorn, Dan Baneth, David Kanzen, Simon French and Josh Toff saw them home.

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SEE VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

Brady's replied through Josh Newman and an own goal.

Camden boss Josh Marks told JC Sport: "Brady were good but not as good as the Prem teams we've been up against. It's good to get a win and hopefully will give us confidence going in to nexst week."

Brady player-manager Josh Dagul told JC Sport: "The league was always our priority. Whilst we would have loved a cup run, our focus has and always will be on promotion."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Brady 2 Camden 3 AET

GJ Prediction: Brady 2 Camden 3

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CHIGS REGISTER THE PERFECT 10
CATFORD & BROMLEY MACCABI 1 CHIGWELL ATHLETIC 10
Chigwell Athletic overcame an early scare to romp to victory against the Cats.

In the end, braces from Doron Weinstein, Hadley Silver and James Jaconelli plus one apiece from Bradley Gayer, Paul Lenchner, Glenn Davis and an own goal completed the rout in a game Chigwell led 3-1 at the interval.

Chigs boss Richard Slater told JC Sport: "After a ropey first 15, once we settled into the game, we were excellent and ruthless today. It was enjoyable to watch."

Tom Preveser and Jamie Sinai netted for Catford whose captain, Adam Luria, told JC Sport: "For 30 minutes we were 1-0 up and with chances to go further ahead it looked like a shock could be on the cards. Then Chigwell scored 3 quick goals and our heads dropped.

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Catford 1 Chigwell 3

GJ Prediction: Cats in extra-time

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RAMPANT RAIDERS POWER ON
HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB C 1 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A 10
Premier Division table-toppers Raiders A flexed their muscles to notch up a perfect 10 against Division Three minnows Hendon C.

JOSH GREEN (4), David Rhodes (2), Matt Stock, Justin Spiro, Jonathan Peters and former manager Rob Richman rubber-stamped Raiders' smooth passage into the next round.

NLR boss Phil Peters told JC Sport: "We didn’t panic in the first 20 minutes when we couldn’t get the ball in the back of the net and by half-time the job was done and I was able to take off some of our big hitters and wrap them up in cotton wool ahead of the bigger tests we’ll be facing in the coming weeks.

Hendon boss Adam Glekin told JC Sport: "I thought we showed them too much respect in the first half and it was really frustrating to gift them several goals with individual errors...but credit to Norstar, at times I thought their touch, movement and skill were exceptional - certainly a different level to what we're used to playing against, and we couldn't cope with it."

SEE MATCH REPORT 1

SEE MATCH REPORT 2

DC Prediction: Hendon 1 Raiders 5

GJ Prediction: Hendon 0 Raiders 5

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LIONS BLUE OOZE SIX APPEAL
LONDON MACCABI LIONS BLUE 6 BRIXTON OLD BOYS 0
Lions Blue made it two out of two in a game where Premier Division class told at Rowley Lane.

Will Beresford and Ollie Sade scored two apiece in a convincing performance from Jamie Kyte's men, David Rose and Max Kyte finishing the job.

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LML boss Jamie Kyte told JC Sport: "We ran riot first half and Brixton were lucky not to have a man sent off for an unprovoked off-the-ball incident that resulted in one of our players going to hospital.

"Hopefully this is the start of a nice cup run. Two back-to-back wins have been coming and now we just need to power on in the league.

"We are now looking forward to a big game against Oakwood next week. I know the fans are looking forward to welcoming back Joe Lazare, if he's included in the squad."

Photos to follow ...

DC Prediction: LML 3 Brixton 2

GJ Prediction: LML 3 Brixton 1

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FOGELMAN TICKET TAKES L'EQUIPE THROUGH
LOUGHTON ORIENT 0 L’EQUIPE 1
A sublime free-kick from Richard Fogelman proved the difference as L'Equipe egded past Division Three stablemates Loughton in Walthamstow.

L'Equipe boss Dan Cordell told JC Sport: "Overall we're happy with an away clean sheet, still unbeaten and looking forward to the next round. An away win with a clean sheet in a cup game in Essex is always a good result."

Loughton boss Dan Curtis told JC Sport: "I'm very pleased with the performance of the team today - unfortunately we just couldn't make our pressure tell.

"We were by far the better team for the whole match and L'Equipe scored against the run of play.

"There were a lot of positives for us to take from the game and if we play like that most weeks we will win."

DC Prediction: Loughton 1 L’Equipe 3

GJ Prediction: Loughton 1 L’Equipe 2

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BRADY HIT NEASDEN FOR SIX
NORTH WEST NEASDEN A 1 BRADY MACCABI A 6
Brady hit Neasden for six in a tie they effectively had won inside the opening 25 minutes after racing into a 4-0 lead. ADAM ARNOLD led the way with three, with Jonathan Green, Rob Lerner and an own goal sealing an emphatic win.

NWN improved in the second half, with Dan Orgel scoring their consolation.

Brady joint-manager Joel Nathan told JC Sport: "We were missing a number of boys today, however we showed great composure all over the park and played some great football on a great surface. Give credit to NWN they kept trying to play football on the ground and will be a decent test for a lot of teams."

It was a result that new Neasden boss Stirling Kay would rather forget. He told JC Sport: "As a team were very pleased the way we reacted to the first half. We learnt that when you play top teams you have to pay for 90 minutes, not 45. But over 90 minutes it was a well deserved win for Brady."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: NWN 1 Brady 2

GJ Prediction: NWN 1 Brady 3

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PIKE BREAKS WHETSTONE HEARTS
SPEC FC 1 AC WHETSTONE 0
Dan Pike scored a late goal to end AC Whetstone's hopes of extra-time and a possible giantkilling in a close contest.

SPEC FC's Ricky Lawrence told JC Sport: "It was a very close game with neither side really doing enough to win the game. Without meaning to sound patronising, I thought Whetstone were excellent. They showed great fight and spirit and didn't deserve to lose like that.

Whetstone joint-manager Clive Nathan told JC Sport: “To lose a cup game in the last five minutes is always hard to take, but this was an outstanding performance from our young team.

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: SPEC 3 Whetstone 1

GJ Prediction: SPEC 3 Whetstone 0

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MATCHES POSTPONED (waterlogged pitches)
FC Team B vs Woodford Wanderers
Oakwood A vs Temple Fortune
Hendon Utd SC A vs Shirley Park

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MGBSFL DIVISION TWO

LEAGUE TABLES

DIV 2 TEAM OF THE WEEK

RED-HOT REDBRIDGE GO TOP
REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B 2 ATHLETIC BILBAUM 1
Strikes from Scott Oldstein and Sam Sollosi steered Redbridge B to the top of the table following a fiery encounter against Bilbaum.

Ben Bell pulled one back for Bilbaum in a match marred by a fracas and an incident where Bilbaum's linesman player poked a Redbridge player in the eye with his flag who out of sight of the ref.

RJC boss Jon Jacobs told JC Sport: "The boys fully deserved to win today and go top, now come and try and knock us off our perch. I am proud of these boys - they are committed to playing proper football and take risks to do it, that is what we want to do."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Redbridge 3 Bilbaum 2

GJ Prediction: Redbridge 4 Bilbaum 1

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DIVISION THREE

LEAGUE TABLE

REVENGE IS SWEET FOR BOCA
FAITHFOLD C 1 BOCA JEWNIORS 3
Boca Jewniors continued to move in the right direction as they made it two wins on the spin, with Yehoshua Silverman, Dovi Fehler and Dovi Vogel helping them exact revenge on Faithfold C.

The in-form Josh Barnett netted for Faithfold who were denied a second when top-scorer Dan Gordon was denied from the penalty spot by the impressive Michael Sidloff.

Faithfold player-manager David Garson told JC Sport: "We peppered their goal, but when we did get the ball past the Boca keeper, the woodwork got in the way. Sometimes you have one of those days as I believe on another day we would have scored 6 or 7. Hats off to Boca - they have completely rebuilt the team and are no longer the whipping boys we all loves to play."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Faithfold 4 Boca 2

GJ Prediction: Faithfold 5 Boca 2

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RAIDERS ON THE UP
NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C 5 KING CROWN 1
Norstar London Raiders C showed excellent bouncebackability skills to stop King Crown in their tracks with a handsome 5-1 success.

Three goals from LUKE GOLDSMITH lifted L'Orange into joint-second place. Alex Goodman and Oli Nathan completing the scoring.

Mark Posner replied for King Crown.

Norstar's David Domb told JC Sport: "We're in the mix at the top of the table and we believe we have the talent to remain up there."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Raiders 2 King Crown 2

GJ Prediction: Raiders 3 King Crown 0

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CHALLENGE CARO
Wk 1 - DC 17 (including 3 correct scores), Ben Lederman 14 (including 1 correct score)
Wk 2 - DC 12 (including 1 correct score), Dan Cohen 6
Wk 3 - DC 19 (including 2 correct scores), GJ 11 (including 1 correct score)

Last updated: 11:48am, October 25 2013