Matchday 19 weekend review

By Danny Caro, January 19, 2014
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It was another good week for Norstar London Raiders, with their respective A, B and C teams recording big wins over FC Team and Faithfold.

MATCHDAY 19 HEADLINES
Prem Div - NLR A surge 14 points clear
Div 1 - Woodford back in pole position
Div 2 - Three cheers for Raiders B
Div 3 - NLR C are gr-8

JC HAT-TRICK HEROES
Div 3 - Will Ufland (NLR C)

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TOP-SCORERS

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PHOTOGALLERY - DIV 2 - FAITHFOLD B vs NL RAIDERS B

PHOTOGALLERY - DIV 3 - FAITHFOLD C vs NL RAIDERS C

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DANNY CARO'S TEAM OF THE WEEK

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JC CONTENDERS

GK - Will Castle (Camden Park), Michael Sidloff (Boca Jewniors)

DEFENDERS - Alex Lewis (Los Blancos), David Green, Jerome Marks (both Woodford), Dan Tan, Jake Yudelowitz (both NLR C), Adam Kay, David Brown (both Boca Jewniors), Rob Caplan (NWN), Max Saunders (Camden Park), Matt Green (NLR B)

MIDFIELDERS - Alex Aviram (Woodford), Daniel Polak, Will Ufland, Oli Nathan (all NLR C), Dovi Vogel (Boca Jewniors), Ricky Harris (NWN), Josh Green (NLR A)

STRIKERS - Jono Gaon (Los Blancos), Samuel Leader, Philippe Auret, Jonah Gordon Boyd (all AC Whetstone), Zalmy Cohen (Boca Jewniors), Ben Chernoff (NWN), David Woolman (Oakwood B), Nicky Woolf (NLR B), Matt Stock (NL Raiders A)

MANAGER - Phil Peters (NL Raiders A), Josh Marks (Camden Park), Tony Charles (Woodford), Clive Nathan & Anthony Cohen (AC Whetstone)

REFEREE -

SEE NOMINATIONS

Email nominations to dcaro@thejc.com

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DANNY CARO'S OSCARS

GOAL OF THE WEEK - DARREN ZITREN

SAVE OF THE WEEK
Michael Sidloff (Boca Jewniors) - crucial penalty save against Temple Fortune

QUOTE OF THE WEEK - JONATHAN ADELMAN

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PETER MORRISON TROPHY DRAW

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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 PREVIEW STARTS HERE:

PREMIER DIVISION

LEAGUE TABLE

TOP-SCORERS
10 - Mike Pearson (Faithfold A)
Adam Stolerman (Redbridge A)

RAIDERS SURGE 14 POINTS CLEAR
FC TEAM A 1 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A 3
Strikes from David Dinkin, Josh Green and Matt Stock sent NLR 14 points clear at the top of the table as they near their first-ever MGBSFL title.

Marc Harris pulled one back but there was simply no stopping the L'Orange machine.

NLR boss Phil Peters told JC Sport; "We didn't get it quite right in the first half, but some of the football we played in the second was breath-taking and a real joy to watch."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Team 0 NLR 0 (if on grass) Team 1 NLR 2 (if on 3g)

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CAMDEN MAKE THEIR POINT
LONDON MACCABI LIONS WHITE 0 CAMDEN PARK 0
Defences dominated as the relegation six-pointer at Rowley Lane finished goalless.

Camden player-manager Josh Marks told JC Sport: "It was a good defensive performance, but we couldn't find our shooting boots!"

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: LML 1 Camden 2

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DIVISION ONE

LEAGUE TABLE

TOP-SCORERS
17 - Harrison Midda (Woodford)
14 - Jono Gaon (Blancos)

GAON AT THE DOUBLE
LOS BLANCOS 2 HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB B 1
A deadly double from Jono Gaon earned Blancos a morale-boosting victory in the west Hendon derby.

Blancos boss Jonathan Ison told JC Sport: "There were good performances all over the pitch, especially on the left-hand side, with man of the match Alex Lewis linking well with Kutner."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Blancos 4 Hendon 1

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WOODFORD BACK ON TOP
WOODFORD WANDERERS 2 NORTH WEST NEASDEN 1
Jason Goldstein and Mitch Hahn sent Woodford Wanderers back to joint-top spot as they edged past Neasden.

Jamie Cooper registered for NWN.

NWN boss Stirling Kay told JC Sport: "For us to of taken a very strong Woodford side to the last kick of the game shows as a club how far we have come."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Woodford 2 NWN 1

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DIVISION TWO

LEAGUE TABLE

TOP-SCORERS
18 - Ben Zloof (AC Mill Hill)
16 - Nicky Woolf (Raiders B)

OOH WOOLY, WOOLY
AC MILL HILL 2 OAKWOOD B 2
Top-scorer Ben Zloof and Mark Truman were the goal men as Mill Hill shared the points following a four-goal thriller against Oakwood B in Hatfield.

David Woolman bagged a brace for Oakwood in a game where there were three red cards.

Mill Hill boss Joe Levy told JC Sport: "I am most disappointed that we surrendered a goal lead twice and thought that Oakwood were there for the taking. Credit to Oakwood. They kept plugging away and got their rewards."

Oakwood's Ben Polak told JC Sport: ""We were much improved as a unit today, we battled hard and got something from the game, although the lads are a tad dissapointed not to take all the spoils."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Mill Hill 0 Oakwood 1

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THREE CHEERS FOR RAIDERS
FAITHFOLD B 0 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B 3
NLR B took another big step towards the title with a comfortable win over Faithfold in an early-morning kick-off at Brunel.

Matt Green, Rob Samuelson and Nicky Woolf sent Jonathan Adelman's men 11 points clear at the top.

SEE MATCH PHOTOS

NLR boss Jonathan Adelman told JC Sport: "There will be no let up from us in our final 3 games the boys are very motivated to make history and complete an unbeaten league season."

Faithfold no. 2 Dan Yoss told JC Sport: "Sunday didn't go to plan - we just didn't turn up ... maybe the 9am start got to us. Credit to Raiders, a top outfit. They'll be in the Prem in not too long if they carry on like this."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Faithfold 1 NLR 2

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DIVISION THREE

LEAGUE TABLE

TOP-SCORERS
23 - Richard Fogelman (L’Equipe)
19 - Dan Gordon (Faithfold C)

WHETSTONE SHOW OFF THEIR SIX PACKS
HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB C 1 AC WHETSTONE 6
Philippe Auret (2) was on target again as Whetstone boosted their chances of a top four finish by hitting Hendon for six.

Further strikes from Jonah Gordon Boyd (2), Josh Silverman and Sam Leader completed the rout.

Jono Nesbitt grabbed a consolation for Whetstone.

Mill Hill joint-manager Clive Nathan told JC Sport: "The boys were fantastic and really got at it in the second half. Our youth and fitness allowed us to play at a high tempo and that got us four goals in quick succession."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Hendon 2 Whetstone 3

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BRILLIANT BOCA HIT HIGH FIVES
TEMPLE FORTUNE 2 BOCA JEWNIORS 5
Boca notched up a big win at Fortune, thanks to efforts from Zalmy Cohen, Paul Shinwell, Dovi Vogel and Adam Kay (2).

Darren Zitren marked his return from a short spell at Blizzard Storm with both the Fortune goals in a game the hosts led 2-1 at Roger Bannister Sports Centre in Pinner. Fortune squandered a chance to score a third from the penalty spot, the kick being saved by the Boca goalkeeper.

SEE GOAL OF THE WEEK

Fortune boss Jonathan Cohen described the result as "very upsetting" in what was Boca's first ever win against a Temple Fortune team during their four seasons in the league.

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Fortune 1 Boca 3

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NLR C ARE GR-8!
NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C 8 FAITHFOLD C 2
WILL UFLAND was the hat-trick hero as NLR C boosted their title credentials with a rampant 8-2 victory over Faithfold at Brunel.

SEE MATCH PHOTOS

NLR went ahead early on and never looked back, with Ollie Nathan, Jamie Weinrich, Adam Rosenthal and Jonny Samuel sealing the demolition.

Faithfold's goals came through top-scorer Dan Gordon and Ben Simons.

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: NLR 3 Faithfold 1

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MATCHES OFF (Pitches unplayable)
Peter Morrison Trophy Rd 2 - Redbridge JC A vs Chigwell Athletic
Cyril Anekstein Cup Rd 4 -Oakwood A vs Faithfold A
Prem Div - Hendon A vs Brady A, Brixton vs SPEC FC
Div 1 - Brady B vs Southgate Harmen
Div 2 - FC Team C vs London Haroldeans
Div 3 - Catford & Bromley vs L'Equipe, Loughton Orient vs Jewdinese

Last updated: 2:21pm, January 22 2014