Matchday 11 weekend review

By Danny Caro, November 10, 2013
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Redbridge Jewish Care A edged past defending champions Faithfold A, while the brilliant Jono Gaon smashed five as Blancos crushed Shirley and NLR B's Nicky Woolf joined the 100-club in the routing of Bilbaum. Danny Caro reflects on all the action on Matchday 11 of the MGBSFL season.

MATCHDAY 12 REVIEW
Prem Div - Super Stolerman halts Faithfold
Div 1 - Glorious Gaon sinks Shirley
Div 2 - Five-star Haroldeans finish off Blizzard
Div 3 - Hendon C take Boca to the cleaners

JC HAT-TRICK HEROES
Div 1 - Jono Gaon 5 (Los Blancos)
Div 2 - Nicky Woolf 4 (NLR B)

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TOP-SCORERS

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PHOTOGALLERY: REDBRIDGE JC A vs FAITHFOLD A

PHOTOGALLERY: WOODFORD vs HARMEN

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DANNY CARO'S MATCHDAY 11 OSCARS

TEAM OF THE WEEK

PREM DIV TEAM OF THE WEEK

DIV ONE TEAM OF THE WEEK

PLAYER OF THE WEEK - JONO GAON (BLANCOS)

MANAGERS OF THE WEEK - SAM CASTLE & JOEL ALTERMAN (SOUTHGATE HARMEN)

GOAL OF THE WEEK - NICKY WOOLF (NL RAIDERS B)

QUOTE OF THE WEEK - JONATHAN ADELMAN (NL RAIDERS B)

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JC TEAM OF THE WEEK: THE CONTENDERS

GK - David Simnock (NLR B)

DEFENDERS - Mitch Green (Southgate Harmen), Dan Silverman (FC Team A), Benjy Israel (Los Blancos), Alex Bloch, David Rhodes, Josh Pistol, Rob Blackman (all NLR A), Ari Nevies (Hendon A), Jamie Murray (LML White), Sam McCarthy (Redbridge JC A), Jamie Isenwater (London Haroldeans)

MIDFIELDERS - James Sander (Southgate Harmen), Jon Breger (FC Team A), Jono Nesbitt, Gab Saul, David Elf (all Hendon C), Jeremy Elster (NLR B), Daniel Harrod (Brady B), Adam Joselyn (NLR A), Zac Rose (LML White), Brad Wine (Oakwood A), Jake Gottlieb (Faithfold A), Steve Gevertz (Redbridge JC A), James Abrams (London Haroldeans)

STRIKERS - Jono Gaon (Los Blancos), Alex Bowman (Southgate Harmen), Ben David (Hendon C), Nicky Woolf (NLR B), Reiss Mogilner (Brady B), David Dinkin (NLR A), Anthony Kintish (Oakwood A), Adam Stolerman (Redbridge JC A), Oli Joseph (London Haroldeans)

MANAGER - Samuel Castle & Joel Alterman (Southgate Harmen), Jonathan Ison (Los Blancos), Jonathan Meltzer (LM Lions White), Mitch Young (FC Team A), Sam Rosenthal (Redbridge JC A)

REFEREE - Andy Myerson (LML Blue vs FC Team A), Laurence Thorne (Brady A vs LML White), Richard Jaye (London Haroldeans vs Blizzard Storm)

SEE NOMINATIONS

Email nominations to dcaro@thejc.com

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JC REFEREE OF THE WEEK
Andy Myerson (LML Blue vs FC Team A),

JC SAVE OF THE WEEK
David Simnock (NLR B) - a sprawling one-on-one save to deny Jake Gilbert

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DANNY CARO'S MONTHLY AWARDS: OCTOBER

CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP ROUND 3 DRAW

PETER MORRISON TROPHY DRAW

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YOUR WEEKEND REVIEW STARTS HERE:

MGBSFL PREMIER DIVISION

LEAGUE TABLE

TOP-SCORERS
9 - Mike Pearson (Faithfold A)
7 - Yishai Last (Hendon A)

DANNY CARO'S PREM DIV TEAM OF THE WEEK

YOUNG LIONS OFF THE MARK AT LAST
BRADY MACCABI A 1 LONDON MACCABI LIONS WHITE 2
Lions White registered their first win of the season as they came away victorious in the Rowley Lane derby.

Strikes from 16-year-olds Zac Rose and Sam Shooter lifted some clouds for the Lions.

LML interim boss Jonathan Meltzer told JC Sport: "Today was a good performance from the youngest MSFL I have seen. With eight players aged 16 on the pitch at anyone time for a Prem MSFL is an achievement in itself, and it was an honour to see their team spirit and togetherness. We now have a foundation to build off going into the year end."

Adam Arnold registered for Brady whose manager Joel Nathan told JC Sport: "It was not a happy Brady camp. Today we were second best for 60 minutes and it has been like that too many times this season...

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Brady 3 LML 1

PP Prediction: Brady 3 LML 0

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DEFENCES ON TOP AS TITLE RIVALS FINISH HONOURS EVEN
HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB A 0 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A 0
After all the hype, it was the defences that dominated at Hadley FC, with leaders Raiders and title hopefuls Hendon taking a point apiece following a stalemate.

NLR boss Phil Peters told JC Sport: "Today was another outstanding effort by all 15 boys in the match day squad and we once again showed we can mix it with the best of them. It was a very satisfying result."

Hendon manager David Garbacz told JC Sport: "We came off very disappointed not to have clinched all three points - we probably had 70 per cent possession and were camped in their half for most of the second half."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Hendon 1 NLR 1

PP Prediction: Hendon 1 NLR 3

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TEAM TAME LIONS BLUE
LONDON MACCABI LIONS BLUE 0 FC TEAM A 2
Adam Rones and Dec Selbo fired FC Team to victory with a 2-0 win over in-form Lions Blue at Rowley Lane.

After seeing his side leapfrog the Lions in the table, delighted FC Team manager Mitch Young told JC Sport: "It was a very comfortable win where we bossed the game from the start. I am disappointed not to have scored more, but overall I'm happy with the team performance and a clean sheet is always nice."

LML boss Jamie Kyte told JC Sport: "We weren't really at the races and didn't play well."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: LML 1 Team 2

PP Prediction: LML 2 Team 2

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KING KINTISH LEADS THE WAY
OAKWOOD A 3 CAMDEN PARK 0
Oakwood ended their losing streak in style, with Anthony Kintish (2) and Guy Helman on the mark in the 3-0 win over Camden.

"It was good to be back to winning ways - it's been a while coming," Oaks joint-manager Ric Blank told JC Sport. "Camden have some good players and in that wind we were delighted with the application and concentration throughout the squad."

Camden's Josh Marks described it as a "terrible team performance".

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Oakwood 2 Camden 1

PP Prediction: Oakwood 1 Camden 2

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SUPER STOLERMAN HALTS FAITHFOLD
REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A 1 FAITHFOLD A 0
A solitary strike from top-scorer Adam Stolerman midway through the second half earned Redbridge their fourth win of the season as they edged past Faithfold at Fairlop.

SEE MATCH PHOTOS

RJC boss Sam Rosenthal told JC Sport: "We defended very well for 90 minutes and Stolly maintains his fine run of scoring form. Our patience paid off and prob should of nicked one or two more at the end. It was a very satisfying result and can only see us getting stronger and stronger."

Disappointed Faithfold boss Zuriel Solomon told JC Sport: "It was not the result we wanted - albeit with a number of boys missing - travelling to Redbridge with 11 players and myself playing the full 90 is not ideal.

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: RJC 1 Faithfold 1

PP Prediction: RJC 0 Faithfold 2

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DIVISION ONE

LEAGUE TABLE

TOP-SCORERS
11 - Jamie Kent (Shirley Park), Mitch Hahn (Woodford), Jono Gaon (Blancos)
7 - Harrison Midda (Woodford), Reiss Mogilner (Brady B)

DANNY CARO'S DIV ONE TEAM OF THE WEEK

ROSENTHAL GIVES HORNETS THE ROCKET
BRIXTON OLD BOYS 3 HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB B 1
Brixton registered back-to-back wins as the deadly Dean Rosenthal (2) and Sean Ekon steered them past Hendon B at Clowes.

Hendon's goal came through R.A. Noe.

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Brixton 2 Hendon 2

PP Prediction: Brixton 3 Hendon 1

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GLORIOUS GAON SINKS SHIRLEY
LOS BLANCOS 8 SHIRLEY PARK 3
A sensational performance from JONO GAON lifted Blancos off the foot of the table as they crushed high-flying Shirley Park 8-3 in a goal extravaganza in west Hendon.

Further efforts from Adam Waters, James Joseph and Joel Kutner completed Blancos' third win of the campaign.

Shirley's goals came through Jason Lindsay, Adam Abrahms and Stefan Benfredj.

Jubilant Blancos boss Jonathan Ison told JC Sport: "Many believed we were the underdogs this week, but we knew we had the ability to win on the day. Jono Gaon had one of the finest performances that the famous white shirt has ever seen, with a five-goal salvo that included some unbelievable tekkers!"

Shirley manager Dave Lusman lamented his injury woes. He told JC Sport: "Once Blancos broke thought our midfield we were in big trouble as three or four of our back line pulled up with injuries at different stages of the first half and were pretty much immobile. It was a real shame."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Blancos 2 Shirley 4

PP Prediction: Blancos 0 Shirley 3

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BRADY BOUNCE BACK
SPEC FC 1 BRADY MACCABI B 3
Brady B returned to winning ways as Reiss Mogilner (2) and Josh Newman steered them past arch rivals SPEC FC.

Dan Henig pulled one back with a 25-yard special for SPEC.

Brady player-manager Josh Dagul told JC Sport: "It was an enjoyable game played with a very competitive spirit and fast tempo. SPEC came out all guns blazing, but after weathering the early storm and going behind we took control of the game and ran out deserved winners in the end."

SPEC's Ricky Lawrence told JC Sport: "I thought it was a really good game today and despite a lot of strong challenges going in the ref let the game flow which helped. Brady were the better team in the second half and probably deserved the win."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: SPEC 0 Brady 0

PP Prediction: SPEC 1 Brady 5

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HARMEN TOPPLE WANDERERS
WOODFORD WANDERERS 1 SOUTHGATE HARMEN 3
Alex Bowman, Mitch Green and wonder kid Ben Henry were the marksmen as Southgate Harmen stunned leaders Woodford into submission.

Woodford top-scorer Mitch Hahn scored from the penalty spot.

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Harmen joint-player-manager Samuel Castle told JC Sport: "The whole team were up for the game today in difficult circumstances. We played great football and showed what we are really made of. Woodford are top of the league and we took them to the cleaners. This result sets a real benchmark for us and sends out a huge message to the rest of the league, we won't get carried away though and keep working hard to get better."

Woodford boss Tony Charles told JC Sport: "Credit where credit is due, Southgate deserved the win."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Woodford 2 Harmen 1

PP Prediction: Woodford 3 Harmen 1

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DIVISION TWO

LEAGUE TABLE

TOP-SCORERS
12 - Ben Zloof (AC Mill Hill)
11 - Nicky Woolf (Raiders B)
10 - James Joseph (FC Team C)

RAIDERS B HIT HIGH FIVES
ATHLETIC BILBAUM 0 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B 5
NLR B moved joint-top thanks to a stunning four-goal salvo from hotshot NICKY WOOLF into the 5-0 demolition of Bilbaum.

But the star man was Jeremy Elster who capped an excellent performance with a goal.

NLR boss Jonathan Adelman told JC Sport: "These were tough conditions today, perhaps the kind of surface that Raiders teams of yesteryear would not have coped with, but we proved we can battle it out, we were clinical when our chances came and we defended doggedly at the other end."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Bilbaum 2 NLR 2

PP Prediction: Bilbaum 0 NLR 4

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DEFEAT ENDS NIGHTMARE WEEK FOR LINDEN
LONDON HAROLDEANS 5 BLIZZARD STORM 3
Two goals in the last 15 minutes inspired London Haroldeans to a thrilling 5-3 victory over Blizzard Storm.

Player-manager James Abrams (2), Jamie Eiswater, Oliver Joseph and Marcus Mann inspired LH to their second win of the season.

Blizzard goals came through Louis Taylor (2) and Seb Vandermolen.

Haroldeans boss Jonathan Abrams told JC Sport: "This week was all about bouncebackabilty and to be fair to the lads I couldn't have asked for more, the character, committment and desire was outstanding and notwithstanding Blizzard had a few players out due to the early kick off at Spurs, our fitness and quality showed by the two late goals effectively giving us the edge over a hardworking Blizzard team."

It was a morning to forget for Blizzard boss Simon Linden. He told JC Sport: "It was a complete nightmare week for me as we had 10 regular players missing and it cost me big time. I still believe we were the better team on the day - our fitness told as a lot of us hadn't seen much football this season and at 3-3 on 80 minutes we struggled to finish the 90 and win."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Haroldeans 2 Blizzard 3

PP Prediction: Haroldeans 1 Blizzard 2

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DIVISION THREE

LEAGUE TABLE

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

HENDON C BACK IN BUSINESS
BOCA JEWNIORS 3 HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB C 6
Hendon C recorded their first win in over a month, with David Elf (2), Ben David, Jono Nesbitt and Gab Saul doing the damage against Boca in Pinner.

Boca's goals came through Dovi Fehler (2) and Yehosua Silverman.

Hendon boss Adam Glekin told JC Sport: "That was more like it! I've known we were capable of performances like this, but we've been very sluggish the last few weeks . Today we were a bit short of numbers with only 11 available, a few players had to play out of position but I thought to a man, we were excellent. Some of our goals were good enough to grace any division, we showed some real quality. Very pleased with today, but I'll be expecting the same level of quality and commitment from now till the end of the season."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Boca 3 Hendon 2

PP Prediction: Boca 5 Hendon 3

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ALL's GOLD FOR FOR JEWDINESE
KING CROWN 0 JEWDINESE 1
Jewdinese boosted their title hopes with a hard fought win over King Crown.

New signing Adam Gold capped a dream debut with a late winner.

Jewdinese chairman Jake Erlich told JC Sport: "This was a game in which the opposition looked to frustrate us - however we knew it was a football match which undoubtedly won us the game. We know - as we are young team - there are going to be teams that try and bully us out the game, but it is important we stay composed and stick to the task at hand which is what we did against King Crown."

King Crown boss Jacob Kadoch told JC Sport: "It was a very tight and scrappy game that could have gone either way."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: King Crown 2 Jewdinese 3

PP Prediction: King Crown 1 Jewdinese 5

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MATCHES OFF
Div 1 - Chigwell Athletic vs NW Neasden
Div 2 - FC Team C vs Oakwood B
Div 3 - Faithfold C vs L'Equipe, AC Whetstone vs Temple Fortune, Catford & Bromley vs Loughton Orient

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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), Gabriel John 11 (including 1 correct score)
Wk 4 - DC 4, Phil Peters 7 (including one correct score)

Last updated: 10:34am, November 13 2013