Matchday 13 weekend review

By Danny Caro, November 24, 2013
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League leaders Norstar London Raiders A drew against title rivals Redbridge Jewish Care A on Matchday 13 of the MGBSFL, while there were impressive wins for Camden Park, Woodford, FC Team B and Loughton Orient. Danny Caro reflects on all the action across four divisions.

MATCHDAY 13 HEADLINES
Prem Div - Stolerman pegs Raiders back
Div 1 - Harrison gives Woodford the Midda-s touch
Div 2 - FC Team two good for Mill Hill
Div 3 - Loughton laud it against L'Equipe

JC HAT-TRICK HEROES
Prem Div - Richard Salmon (FC Team A)
Div 1 - Harrison Midda 4 (Woodford Wanderers)
Div 2 - Doron Hershkorn (Faithfold B)
Div 3 - Dovi Fehler (Boca Jewniors)

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TOP-SCORERS

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MATCH PHOTOS: NL RAIDERS A vs REDBRIDGE JC A

MATCH PHOTOS: HENDON A vs FAITHFOLD JC A

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DANNY CARO'S TEAM OF THE WEEK

DANNY CARO'S PREM DIV TEAM OF THE WEEK

DANNY CARO'S DIV ONE OF THE WEEK

DANNY CARO'S DIV TWO OF THE WEEK

DANNY CARO'S DIV THREE OF THE WEEK

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DANNY CARO'S MATCHDAY 13 OSCARS

GOAL OF THE WEEK - MICHAEL PATTERSON

QUOTE OF THE WEEK - JAKE ERLICH

JC SAVE OF THE WEEK
David Simnock (NLR B) - pulled off one of the most sensational saves you are ever likely to see, at any level of football - diving across goal to push up and over a close-range shot when the striker (and everyone else) was sure it was a goal

REFEREE OF THE WEEK
Steve Russell (Boca Jewniors vs L'Equipe)

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JC TEAM OF THE WEEK: THE CONTENDERS

GK - David Simnock (NL Raiders B), Michael Sidloff (Boca Jewniors), Marc Jacobs (Loughton Orient), Jordan Davidson (Redbridge JC A)

DEFENDERS - Ari Nevies (Hendon A), Adam Kay (Boca Jewniors), David Prager (L'Equipe), Ryan Kissin (Loughton Orient), Josh Tiano, Scott Kay, Craig Edwards (all NW Neasden), Stuart Muller, Adam Speck (both Blizzard Storm), Ezekiel Jacobs (Hendon C), Bradley Fox (Southgate Harmen), Adam Poole (Woodford), Steve Keller (Catford & Bromley), Stuart Haring, James Milman (both FC Team B), Rob Blackman (NLR A), Ben Graham (Redbridge JC A)

MIDFIELDERS - Leor Harel (Faithfold B), Yoav Kestenbaum (Hendon A), Nigel Someck, Yehoshua Silverman, Dovi Vogel, Michael Patterson (all Boca Jewniors), Mark Singer (L'Equipe), Jaimie Sinclair, Josh Hambling (both Loughton Orient), Dan Stock (Faithfold A), Jamie Cooper, Shai Davidi (both NW Neasden), Adam Levene, Michael Woolfe (both Blizzard Storm), Gab Saul (Hendon C), Lee Greenfield, Ben Weinberg and Jordan Grant (all Southgate Harmen), Joe Sumray, Darren Hahn, Paul Billar (all Woodford), Paul Savitz, Ben Radstone (both FC Team B), Josh Bentley, Alex Koslover (both Oakwood A), David Rhodes (NLR A), Jake Saunders, Guy Marks (both Camden Park)

STRIKERS - Doron Hershkorn (Faithfold B), Richard Salmon (FC Team A), Harrison Midda (Woodford Wanderers), Dovi Fehler (Boca Jewniors), Josh Jacobs (Loughton Orient), Dan Orgel, Michael Field (both NW Neasden), Dean Shaw, Dan Simons (both Blizzard Storm), Alex Elf (Hendon C), Sam Castle (Southgate Harmen), Yonni Bord (Catford & Bromley), David Dinkin (NLR A), Richie Caplin (Redbridge JC A)

MANAGER - David Gordon (FC Team B), Simon Linden (Blizzard Storm), Rob Shooman (Faithfold B), Dan Curtis (Loughton), David Garbacz (Hendon A), Josh Marks (Camden Park), Tony Charles (Woodford), Viv Emanuel (Boca Jewniors)

SEE NOMINATIONS

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CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP ROUND 3 DRAW

PETER MORRISON TROPHY DRAW

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YOUR WEEKEND REVIEW STARTS HERE:

MGBSFL PREMIER DIVISION

LEAGUE TABLE

DANNY CARO'S PREM DIV TEAM OF THE WEEK

TOP-SCORERS
10 - Mike Pearson (Faithfold A)
9 - Richard Salmon (FC Team A)

SUPER STOLY PEGS RAIDERS BACK
NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A 2 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A 2
A penalty from Adam Stolerman helped preserve Redbridge's unbeaten record, as NLR took another step towards their first-ever Premier Division title following a four-goal thriller at Brunel.

The in-form David Dinkin put NLR ahead, only for RJC to level through Ben Graham.

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NLR captain David Rhodes put the hosts ahead for a second time, but they finished with 10 men after ref Gary Silver sent off Josh Morris for a professional foul, although some NLR fans believe he had got the ball as the last man when tackling Stolerman, who fired home expertly from the spot.

NLR boss Phil Peters told JC Sport: "Whilst I’m disappointed not to have gone on and won the match after taking the lead early in the second half, I can’t fault the character and work rate of the boys who dug so deep to preserve our unbeaten record."

RJC boss Sam Rosenthal told JC Sport: "We showed great spirit to twice come back from behind. In the end we were unlucky not to make our numerical advantage count and take all three points."

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DC Prediction: NLR 2 RJC 1

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CAMDEN WIN AT LAST!
CAMDEN PARK 5 FC TEAM A 3
Camden Park recorded their first win of the season as they dented FC Team's hopes of a top four finish in an eight-goal thriller.

Doubles from Richard Silver and Rob Hershkorn inspired Camden, with the impressive Guy Marks completing the job.

FC Team striker Richard Salmon fired a hat-trick for the visitors, but it was Camden celebrating at the final whistle.

Camden boss Josh Marks told JC Sport: "It was great to get our first win in what was a brilliant performance. We needed this for confidence and hopefully we can push on from here. Hopefully it's not a case of too little too late."

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DC Prediction: Camden 0 Team 2

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HAMMERS NAIL SUPERHOOPS
HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB A 1 FAITHFOLD A 0
As predicted, 2011 winners Hendon edged past defending champions Faithfold in a tight and tense affair at Hadley FC.

A solitary strike from Ben Kon was enough to earn Hendon maximum points. They now lie 12 points behind NLR, with four games in hand.

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It was simply not Faithfold's day, with Elliot Stern sent off for two cautionable offences.

Hendon gaffer David Garbacz told JC Sport: "Ultimately this was a massive thre points and together with the draw in the other big game in the division, it puts us right back in it."

Disappointed Faithfold boss Zuriel Solomon told JC Sport: "We lost a game where I felt we deserved a point. Hendon defended well, but we were our own worst enemy. Our discipline was not great - something to be rectified - but I thought we were unlucky not to get anything from the game, but that's football and there's still away to go to get things right."

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DC Prediction: Hendon 1 Faithfold 0

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MIGHTY OAKS HIT HIGH FIVES
OAKWOOD A 5 LML WHITE 1
It was a walk in the park for Oakwood who made it two out of two after blowing the Lions away at Brunel.

Two goals from Alex Koslover plus one apiece from Anthony Kintish, Toby Levy and Sam Jacobson completed the rout.

Oaks joint-manager Ric Blank told JC Sport: "In the first half we looked like scoring every time we went forward as our front four ripped Lions to shreds."

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DC Prediction: Oakwood 2 LML 1

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DIVISION ONE

LEAGUE TABLE

DANNY CARO'S DIV ONE OF THE WEEK

TOP-SCORERS
14 - Harrison Midda (Woodford)
12 - Jono Gaon (Blancos)
11 - Jamie Kent (Shirley Park)
Mitch Hahn (Woodford)

HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB B 3 CHIGWELL ATHLETIC 3
Chigwell's promotion hopes were dealt a blow as they were force to settle for a share of the points against lowly Hendon B.

Lee Hyams, Steve Summers and James Jaconelli were the marksmen for Chigwell.

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DC Prediction: Hendon 2 Chigwell 3

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DAVIDI AT THE DOUBLE AS NEASDEN POWER ON
LOS BLANCOS 2 NORTH WEST NEASDEN 4
Shai Davidi bagged a brace as Neasden produced an excellent performance to cement back-to-back wins for manager Stirling Kay.

There were also goals from Kane Gilbery and Dan Orgel in a win inspired by midfield general Jamie Cooper.

Yaakov Suissa and the in-form Adam Hersh found the net for Blancos.

NWN boss Stirling Kay told JC Sport: "This was by far our best performance of the season - at times our football was breathtaking - from front to back we played some great one-touch football and only some great saves from Blancos keeper kept the scoreline down."

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DC Prediction: Blancos 3 NWN 2

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THAT'S DO NICE-LEE
SPEC FC 1 SOUTHGATE HARMEN 4
A double from Lee Greenfield saw Harmen boost their promotion hopes with a handsome win over an out-of-sorts SPEC FC.

Further strikes from Samuel Castle and Alex Bowman sealed the points for the joint-leaders.

Harmen co-player-manager Sam Castle told JC Sport: "It was a great team performance with every player 1-14 putting in a great shift. We bossed the game from 0-90 and I couldn't be happier."

SPEC FC's consolation came through Ricky Lawrence, who told JC Sport: "Thank god Rob Murray is getting married next Sunday. Anything to stop this run of defeats!"

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DC Prediction: SPEC FC 1 Harmen 2

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HARRISON GIVES WOODFORD THE MIDDA-S TOUCH
WOODFORD WANDERERS 6 SHIRLEY PARK 2
Woodford remain top on goal difference as they hit Shirley Park for six in a stunning display at Fairlop.

Once again, HARRISON MIDDA was the star man, firing home a hat-trick in a one-sided contest.

Further strikes from Paul Billar and Joe Sumray sealed Woodford's sixth win in nine games.

Woodford boss Tony Charles told JC Sport: "A disciplined performance from the entire team ensured that woodford didn't lose to a team named after a girl!"

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DC Prediction: Woodford 2 Shirley 2

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BRIXTON OLD BOYS P BRADY MACCABI B P
Match postponed

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DIVISION TWO

LEAGUE TABLE

DANNY CARO'S DIV TWO OF THE WEEK

TOP-SCORERS
15 - Ben Zloof (AC Mill Hill)
13 - Nicky Woolf (Raiders B)
12 - Dan Simmons (Blizzard)

TERRIFIC TEAM EFFORT
AC MILL HILL 0 FC TEAM B 2
FC Team B claimed one of the results of the day with a sensational victory at Mill Hill - their first of the season.

A first-half finish from Ben Radstone and one from Paul Savitz sealed a memorable win.

Jubilant FC Team boss David Gordon told JC Sport: "It was a relief to finally get out first win of the season, but it wasn’t a surprise to me as this win had been coming. Our recent performances had been really good, but we weren’t getting the results. We coupled a whole hearted performance with a victory and I’m certain that we can push on from here and close the gap on the teams ahead of us."

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DC Prediction: Mill Hill 4 Team 0

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A DRAW WAS A FAIR OUTCOME, SAYS TUSSIE
ATHLETIC BILBAUM 2 OAKWOOD B 2
Promotion rivals Bilbaum and Oakwood B finished honours even after an entertaining contest.

Two lovely headed goals from Josh Marlow and Ben Polak, both from Matt Geey corners, did the trick for the Oaks.

Oaks boss Ian Tussie told JC Sport: "It was a tough game. At 2-1 up I was hoping we could hold on for the 3 points, but it was always going to be a struggle against a good team and a point was probably the fair result."

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DC Prediction: Bilbaum 2 Oakwood 2

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HEROIC HERSHKORN INSPIRES FAITHFOLD B TO FIRST WIN
FAITHFOLD B 6 LONDON HAROLDEANS 1
As predicted, basement battlers Faithfold B registered their first win of the season as they came from behind to over-power London Haroldeans on a memorable morning at Chase Lodge.

There was relief all round, as DORON HERSHKORN ended up as the hat-trick hero, with Leor Harel (2) and Eric Hovelsen wrapping up the points.

Oli Joseph had put Haroldeans ahead early on.

Faithfold's Dan Yoss told JC Sport: "It was an absolutely terrific performance from the boys, in particular Doron Hershkorn and Leor Harel who both scored a hat-trick and a brace respectively. Eric Hovelsen also accepted my challenge and got on the scoresheet. This win has been a long time coming."

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DC Prediction: Faithfold 3 Haroldeans 2

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WOOLF MAKES TEAM PAY THE PENALTY
FC TEAM C 3 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B 3
A last-minute penalty from top-scorer Nicky Woolf preserved NLR's unbeaten record as the finished honours even after a six-goal thriller in Mill Hill.

NLR's other two goals were top-notch, with Andrew McMaster and Jeremy Elster converting.

NLR boss Jonathan Adelman told JC Sport: "It was another superb game against FC Team C - end to end, no quarter asked or given. We've shared 14 goals across both games with them and each time there have been late goals and drama."

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DC Prediction: Team 2 Raiders 3

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BRILLIANT BLIZZARD LEAVE REDBRIDGE IN A DAZE
REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B 2 BLIZZARD STORM 3
JC Manager of the Week Simon Linden is a strong contender to retain the title after his Blizzard Storm team claimed a stunning win over title hopefuls Redbridge B at Fairlop.

Dan Simons' 85th minute winner, his second goal of the game, completed a famous win for the Blizzard boys in Essex, with Dean Shaw also on target.

Nathan Sollosi accounted for both RJC goals.

Delighted Blizzard boss Simon Linden told JC Sport: "Nothing beats winning in Essex - the underdogs against all the odds turning over Redbridge in their own back yard. This performance was fantastic - the whole team wanted to win today and I'm hoping we can now build on the last two weeks and go on a great run."

RJC boss Jon Jacobs told JC Sport: "We can have no complaints with the result - we simply didn’t play their brand of fast-flowing football which is a compliment to Blizzard.

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DC Prediction: RJC 3 Blizzard 1

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DIVISION THREE

LEAGUE TABLE

DANNY CARO'S DIV THREE OF THE WEEK

TOP-SCORERS
20 - Richard Fogelman (L’Equipe)
14 - Dan Gordon (Faithfold C)
10 - Dovi Fehler (Boca)

FANTASTIC FEHLER FILLS HIS BOOTS
BOCA JEWNIORS 6 L’EQUIPE 3
DOVI FEHLER maintained his excellent run of form with a treble to make it 10 in seven games as Boca exacted revenge on promotion-chasing L'Equipe with an impressive 6-3 win in Pinner.

There were also goals for Ami Wynbourne, Yehoshua Silverman and Michael Patterson

Boca's Viv Emanuel told JC Sport: "L'Equipe are very good team and we are very proud as a team to get a result."

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DC Prediction: Boca 2 L’Equipe 3

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ISAACS INSPIRES CLASSY CATS
CATFORD & BROMLEY MACCABI 2 TEMPLE FORTUNE 0
Table-toppers Catford & Bromley won 2-0 for the second week in a row as their title push gathered momentum against Temple Fortune in Edmonton.

Joel Isaacs was the two-goal hero, including a stunning volley as the Cats recorded win number eight.

Fortune boss Jonathan Cohen commented: "We should have got at least a draw. We had a goal not given but that's typical of the luck we're getting at the moment."

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DC Prediction: Catford & Bromley 4 Temple Fortune 0

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THREE CHEERS FOR JEWDINESE
FAITHFOLD C 1 JEWDINESE 3
As predicted, Jewdinese ran out 3-1 winners at the Lodge, as Darren Lawrence's troops maintained their excellent run of form.

A second-minute strike from Ben Berrick plus an expertly taken penalty from Sim 'Finn' Cohen and one from Ashley Lawrence lifted Jewdinese into second place following their seventh league win.

Josh Barnett had hauled Faithfold level, but it was Jewdinese who stepped up a gear to earn maximum points.

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DC Prediction: Faithfold 1 Jewdinese 3

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HUSTLERS EDGE PAST KINGS
KING CROWN 1 HENDON UTD SC C 2
Strikes from Glenn Turner and fox-in-the-box Alex Elf inspired Hendon C to victory against King Crown in Barnet.

Josh Karpf netted for the home side.

Hendon boss Adam Glekin told JC Sport: "Our defence was excellent again, and we probably should have scored a few more. But it's a third straight win and puts us in a decent position."

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DC Prediction: King Crown 1 Hendon C 3

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JACOBS CRACKS RAIDERS C
LOUGHTON ORIENT 2 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C 0
There was a surprise result in Walthamstow as lowly Loughton Orient had too much for high-flying Raiders C, courtesy of a superb finish from Josh Jacobs and an own goal.

Jubilant Orient boss Dan Curtis told JC Sport: "That was our best performance of the season - everyone played well and we won our battles all over the pitch. I talked to the boys before the game about tightening up defensively and to stop shipping goals and that's exactly what they did. A very pleasing performance and we are unbeaten in three which is great."

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DC Prediction: Loughton 1 NLR 3

Last updated: 12:20pm, November 28 2013