Matchday 15 weekend review

By Danny Caro, December 8, 2013
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Woodford Wanderers earned one of the results of the day on Matchday 15 of the season, with victory over Lions Blue in the Cyril Anekstein Cup. There was also action in the Morrison and MGBSFL. Danny Caro looks back on the action.

MATCHDAY 15 HEADLINES
PMT - Five-star Faithfold A march on
CAC - Woodford wound Lions Blue
Prem Div - It's Oaks so simple
Div 1 - Neasden in 7-heaven
Div 2 - Three cheers for NLR B
Div 3 - Boca cage the Cats

HAT-TRICK HEROES
Div 1 - Lee Greenfield (Southgate Harmen)
Div 2 - David Joseph Cohen (FC Team C)
DIV 3 - Dan Cohen (AC Whetstone)

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MATCH PHOTOS: BRIXTON vs NEASDEN

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DANNY CARO'S TEAM OF THE WEEK

DANNY CARO'S GOAL OF THE WEEK - SIMON WOLFSON

DANNY CARO'S SAVE OF THE WEEK - GUY BEN-AROYA

DANNY CARO'S QUOTE OF THE WEEK - GUY BEN-AROYA

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TOTW - THE CONTENDERS

GK - James Castle (Southgate Harmen), Guy Ben Aroya (Catford & Bromley), Grant Waissel (NL Raiders C)

DEFENDERS - Scott McKenzie, James Lee (both NW Neasden), Daniel Woolfe, Josh Kaye, Dan Lederman (all FC Team B), Adam Kay, David Brown (both Boca), Richard Gold, Jimmy Castle, Amir Nathan (all RJC B), David Khalastchi (Camden Park)

MIDFIELDERS - Ben Ellis (Faithfold A), Rafi Kon, Avidan Last (both Hendon A), Simon Buchler, Dave Esterkin, Gilad Kestenbaum (all NLR B), Shai Davidi, Kane Gilbery, Danny Sherman (all NW Neasden), Jordan Grant (Southgate Harmen), Josh Younger (NL Raiders C), Yosh Silverman, Nigel Someck, Kane Alexander (all Boca), Nathan Sollosi, Sam Rank (both RJC B), Nick Kershberg (AC Mill Hill), Dan Geey (Oakwood A), Luke Brookner (Camden Park)

STRIKERS - Lee Greenfield (Southgate Harmen), David Joseph Cohen (FC Team C), Dan Cohen (AC Whetstone), Adam Lenz (FC Team B), Dovi Fehler (Boca)

MANAGER - Tony Charles (Woodford Wanderers), Josh Marks (Camden Park), David Gordon (FC Team B)

REFEREE - Adam Lewis (Brixton vs Neasden), Richard Jaye (LML Blue vs Woodford), Martin Fox (FC Team A vs Camden Park)

SEE NOMINATIONS

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CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP QUARTER-FINAL DRAW
Camden Park vs AC Mill Hill
Los Blancos vs Norstar London Raiders A
Oakwood A vs Faithfold A
LM Lions Blue or Woodford Wanderers vs Chigwell Athletic or Hendon Utd SC A

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YOUR WEEKEND REVIEW STARTS HERE:

PETER MORRISON TROPHY

SUPERHOOPS HIT HIGH FIVES
FAITHFOLD A 5 SPEC FC 2
Premier Division class told as Faithfold eased into the second round of the national cup with strikes from Dan Perkins (2), Daryl Phillips, Alex Kaye and Johnny Haik.

SPEC FC's goals came through Marc Cohen and Daniel Pike.

Faithfold boss Zuriel Solomon told JC Sport: "It’s important to get a win as our form hasn’t been what I would have liked. We played some good stuff today which was pleasing.”

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CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP ROUND THREE

HAMMERS SHOW OFF THEIR SIX PACKS
CHIGWELL ATHLETIC 0 HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB A 6
Doubles from Rafi Kon and Yishai Last helped Hendon cruise into round four at the expense of first division Chigwell.

Further strikes from Danny Kon and Josh Lipman completed the rout in a game where all the goals arrived in the second half.

Jubilant Hendon boss David Garbacz told JC Sport: "For 45 minutes, Chigwell matched us in every department and, to be honest, we were quite pleased to go in 0-0 at half time. During the interval we bucked up our attitudes and ideas and once Josh Lipman opened the scoring with a good header, there only really looked like being one winner.

"We followed up the opening goal with a far better all-round second half display and, with Chigwell tiring, we perhaps flattered ourselves a bit with the scoreline. However, we have now scored 34 goals in three rounds of this cup - does anyone know what the record is? We look forward to the quarters with good hopes and expectations."

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ONWARDS AND UPWARDS FOR CAMDEN
FC TEAM A 1 CAMDEN PARK 2
Camden Park's fortunes took an upward curve as they won the all-Premier Division clash against FC Team in Mill Hill.

A rasping left-foot volley from David Khalastchi and one from Luke Brookner set up a quarter-final clash against AC Mill Hill.

Camden boss Josh Marks told JC Sport: "We defended well and held out the rest of the game which saw Mike Khalastchi come on for his first appearance after his crucial ligament injury."

James Korn registered for FC Team, whose manager Mitch Young told JC Sport: "We made two very bad errors in the first 10 minutes which we could not recover from. We bossed the second half and missed a hatful of chances - we should have had a penalty and I felt there was at least eight minutes of added on time, but the referee didn't play any. Luck wasn't on our side today, but we move on and look forward to the remaining cup competitions. Good luck to Camden - they are a good young team."

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WOODFORD TOP OF THE SHOCKS
LONDON MACCABI LIONS BLUE 1 WOODFORD WANDERERS 3
Woodford's wonderful season continues as they produced one of the results of the day, winning 3-1 at Rowley Lane thanks to a brace from Mitch Hahn and one from Harrison Midda.

James Gold was the goal man for LML.

Lions boss Jamie Kyte told JC Sport: "The difference between the two teams was Mitch Hahn. We're disappointed to be out of the cup but now we can focus on the league."

Tony Charles responded, telling JC Sport: "I find it disrespectful to the rest of my team to say that the difference was Mitch Hahn. We played a team, that I am amazed are in the Premier Division, and were better than them in all departments. On that display, they will be lucky to avoid relegation!"

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MGBSFL PREMIER DIVISION

LEAGUE TABLE

KINTISH CUTS UP BRADY
OAKWOOD A 2 BRADY MACCABI A 1
Anthony Kintish inspired Oakwood to their third consecutive league win as they edged past Brady at Brunel. He fired a double, including a last-minute winner

Adam Arnold registered for Brady, but it was Oakwood's day.

Oaks joint-manager Ric Blank told JC Sport: "It was another very satisfying victory against Brady - our second in three weeks. Next we have Hendon who are always strong. We hope to put a dent in their season just as we have with brady these past few weeks."

SEE MATCH REPORT

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DIVISION ONE

LEAGUE TABLE

BLANCOS HALT BRADY
BRADY MACCABI B 2 LOS BLANCOS 2
Strikes from Josh Caplin and Darren Russell prevented Brady from going clear at the top as a battling Blancos held on for a point.

Brady looked good in patches, with Reiss Mogilner and Josh Newman finding the net.

SEE MATCH REPORT

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NEASDEN TAKE BRIXTON TO THE CLEANERS
BRIXTON OLD BOYS 0 NORTH WEST NEASDEN 7
Free-scoring Neasden ran in seven goals without reply against Brixton.

Shai Davidi and Danny Sherman hit two apiece, with Dan Orgel, Kane Gilbery and Josh Gilbery boosting their promotion hopes.

This was a bad-tempered affair, with Brixton finishing with nine after two red cards and NWN with 10 after another.

SEE MATCH PHOTOS

SEE MATCH REPORT

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HARMEN GO CLEAR AT THE TOP
SOUTHGATE HARMEN 4 HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB B 1
LEE GREENFIELD was the hat-trick hero for Harmen who moved three points clear at the summit after over-powering relegation-threatened Hendon B. Sam Castle joined the party.

SEE MATCH REPORT

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DIVISION TWO

LEAGUE TABLE

MILL HILL BOUNCE BACK IN STYLE
ATHLETIC BILBAUM 2 AC MILL HILL 3
Mill Hill came from behind to close the gap on Bilbaum, thanks to goals from Ben Zloof (2) and super-sub Nick Kershberg.

Zak Presky and Jake Gilbert were the scorers for Bilbaum.

ACM boss Joe Levy told JC Sport: ""We are starting to look much better but still start games like we are still asleep!"

SEE MATCH REPORT

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REDBRIDGE BOOST PROMOTION HOPES
FAITHFOLD B 0 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B 2
Scott Oldstein and Nathan Sollosi kept Redbridge B within two points of top spot following a hard-earned win over Faithfold B.

RJC boss Jon Jacobs told JC Sport: "We have seven cup finals left - seven wins and promotion will be ours.

"We understand Raiders were too scared to play us again - we hope they win the league and realise they won it off the pitch and not on it."

SEE MATCH REPORT

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TEAM ARE FIVE ALIVE
FC TEAM B 5 BLIZZARD STORM 0
FC Team B produced the performance of their season to blow Blizzard away 5-0.

Team boss David Gordon told JC Sport: "Everyone put in a great performance, worked hard and if I could name them all in team of the week then I would!"

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FC TEAM C FLEX THEIR MUSCLES
LONDON HAROLDEANS 1 FC TEAM C 8
DAVID JOSEPH COHEN scored three times as FC Team C maintained the pressure on the top two with this handsome win over Haroldeans.

There was also two for David James Cohen and one apiece for Max Worth, Rob Sandford and Adam Aminoff in a one-sided contest.

SEE MATCH REPORT

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WOOLF WONDER SHOW BOOSTS NLR
NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B 3 OAKWOOD B 0
Table-toppers NLR B powered on, with Nicky Woolf's free-kick the pick of the goals against Oakwood B.

Ben Sheldon and David Esterkin sealed L'Orange's eight win of the campaign.

Raiders manager Jonathan Adelman was once again delighted with his team. "We started slowly today, but when we hit our stride we carved out chance after chance and some of the pass and move football today was a joy to watch."

SEE MATCH REPORT

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DIVISION THREE

LEAGUE TABLE

COHEN FOR GOLD
AC WHETSTONE 4 L’EQUIPE 1
An outstanding display of finishing from DAN COHEN helped AC Whetstone rip up the formbook with an impressive victory over high-flying L'Equipe.

Alon Pinhas completed the job in a game where Whetstone ran away with it in the second half.

Julian Bohm snatched a consolation for L'Equipe.

Whetstone co-manager Clive Nathan told JC Sport: "Whetstone joint-manager Clive Nathan told JC Sport: "After a poor first half, we were much better in the second. Initially we wanted too many touches on a sticky pitch. We moved the ball much more quickly in the second."

SEE MATCH REPORT

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WOLFSON LATE SHOW SAVES CATS
BOCA JEWNIORS 3 CATFORD & BROMLEY MACCABI 3
Catford lost ground on Jewdinese, but it could have been worse were it not for a last-ditch leveller from Simon Wolfson in a thriller against Boca.

Yonni Bord and Jamie Sinai were the other marksmen for the Cats.

Two more strikes from top-scorer Dovi Fehler and Yosh Silverman accounted for the Boca goals.

Cats captain Adam Luria told JC Sport: "It was a scrappy goal, but is Catford's nomination for goal of the week as it is the first goal that Simon has ever scored in 17 years of playing for the club. That it rescued a point made it all the more special."

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JEWDINESE POWER ON
HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB C 0 JEWDINESE 4
Jewdinese have opened up a four-point lead at the top after coming away comfortable 4-0 victors against Hendon C.

Strikes from Zack Collins (2), Barney Rhodes and Ben Berrick eased them home.

Jewdinese manager Darren Lawrence told JC Sport: "I am running out of superlatives when it comes to praising my players. Another fantastic performance and results from the boys and with seven games remaining, we are in a fantastic position."

Hendon boss Adam Glekin told JC Sport: "All in all Jewdinese deserved the win although four goals certainly flattered them.

SEE MATCH REPORT

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KINGS ARE FIVE ALIVE
KING CROWN 4 FAITHFOLD 2
King Crown notched up their fifth win thanks to strikes from Daniel Elghanian, Yoel Deal, Ben Isaacs and an own goal against lowly Faithfold C.

Top-scorer Dan Gordon bagged a brace for the visitors.

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FOUR-MIDABLE RAIDERS C MARCH ON
NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C 4 TEMPLE FORTUNE 0
NLR's promotion hopes received a boost as goals from Josh Younger (2), Jamie Weinrich and Will Ufland helped them do the business against struggling Fortune.

Fortune manager Jonathan Cohen said: "We were fine for 70 minutes and then lost 4–0. I'm not happy."

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Last updated: 10:56am, December 12 2013