Matchday 20 weekend review

By Danny Caro, January 26, 2014
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Another weekend and two more wins for Norstar London Raiders, but it was Temple Fortune who grabbed the headlines following a stunning win over Jewdinese on a day when the bad weather played havoc with fixtures on Matchday 20 of the season.

MATCHDAY 20 HEADLINES
CAC - Raiders close in on treble
Prem Div - Lions Blue hold champions
Div 1 - SPEC FC make their point
Div 2 - Haroldeans halt Blizzard
Div 3 - Fortune stun Jewdinese

HAT-TRICK HERO
Div 1 - Dave Newman (Brady B)

TOP-SCORERS

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CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP QUARTER-FINAL DRAW

PETER MORRISON TROPHY DRAW

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VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS - BLIZZARD STORM vs LONDON HAROLDEANS

MATCH PHOTOS - LML BLUE vs FAITHFOLD A

MATCH PHOTOS - LOS BLANCOS vs NL RAIDERS A

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DANNY CARO'S TEAM OF THE WEEK

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DANNY CARO'S MATCHDAY 20 OSCARS

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Dave Sawyer (Temple Fortune)

MANAGER OF THE WEEK
Jonathan Cohen (Temple Fortune)

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GOAL OF THE WEEK
Zach Rich (Temple Fortune)

FULL DETAILS HERE

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Jonathan Cohen (Temple Fortune)

FULL DETAILS HERE

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MISS OF THE WEEK
Marcus Mann (London Haroldeans)

REFEREE OF THE WEEK
Neil Cooper (Los Blancos vs NLR A)

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TOTW CONTENDERS

GK - Grant Waissel (NLR C), Nick Grosse (Los Blancos)

DEFENDERS - Ben Gardner, Jamie Isenwater (both London Haroldeans), Jonny Samuel, Liam Stein (both NLR C), Benjy Israel (Los Blancos), Josh Morris, Josh Pistol (both NL Raiders A), Gideon Chain (L'Equipe), Simon Bagel (SPEC FC)

MIDFIELDERS - Jake Saunders (Camden Park), Jonny Harris (London Haroldeans), Max Kyte, David Rose (both LML Blue), Dave Sawyer, Michael Goldberg (both Temple Fortune), Daniel Polak (NL Raiders C), Elliot Espinoza (NL Raiders A), Jamie Warwick, Mark Singer (both L'Equipe)

STRIKERS - Dave Newman (Brady B), Zach Rich (Temple Fortune), Guy Marks (Camden Park)

MANAGER - Jonathan Cohen (Temple Fortune)

REFEREE -

SEE NOMINATIONS

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YOUR WEEKEND REVIEW STARTS HERE:

CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP ROUND FOUR

CAMDEN LATE SHOW LEAVES MILL HILL HEARTBROKEN
CAMDEN PARK 3 AC MILL HILL 2
Premier Division Camden needed a late goal to secure their place in the next round following an epic battle against second division Mill Hill in a five-goal thriller in White City.

Ben Zloof put Mill Hill ahead, but David Kanzen levelled, with the industrious Rob Hershkorn setting up the opener plus one for two-goal hero Guy Marks. Ben Grabiner had made it 2-2 with a far-post header before Marks broke their hearts late on.

Relieved Camden manager Josh Marks told JC Sport: "We were weak defensively but Rob and Guy pulled us out of trouble. The only good thing really was the result because it was another below par performance."

Mill Hill boss Joe Levy told JC Sport: "Full credit to Camden. They are a great team and are a pleasure to watch. Jake Saunders in the middle is superb and is definitely one to keep an eye on."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Camden Park 3 Mill Hill 1

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RAIDERS LATE SHOW BREAKS BLANCOS HEARTS
LOS BLANCOS 1 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A 4
NLR maintained their relentless march towards the domestic treble with an easy win over first division Blancos on the 3g at Brunel.

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Josh Morris put NLR ahead, but a stunning effort from top-scorer hauled Blancos level. But parity was restored as L'Orange flexed their muscles, with strikes from Josh Pistol, Zak Mcleod and Matt Stock taking them through.

MCLEOD ON THE WAY TO BLANCOS

Manager Phil Peters was pleased with the result: "I'm delighted for the boys that we've made it through to the cup semi-final – a first for many of them – and we can't wait for the draw to be made."

Blancos chairman Joel Minsky told JC Sport: "NLR's class told eventually, but if it wasn't for two sloppily conceded goals from set-pieces, there would have been a lot to play for as the game entered its closing stages."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Blancos 1 NLR 3

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PREMIER DIVISION

LEAGUE TABLE

TOP-SCORERS
10 - Mike Pearson (Faithfold A), Adam Stolerman (Redbridge A), Matt Stock (NL Raiders A)
9 - Richard Salmon (FC Team A), Michael Kenley (Brady A), Johnny Haik (Faithfold A)

OPPORTUNITY MISSED BY MIS-FIRING FAITHFOLD
LONDON MACCABI LIONS BLUE 1 FAITHFOLD A 1
A strike from Joey Lazare, following excellent play from James Gold, saw Lions Blue claim another point in their battle against the drop, as Faithfold disappointing run of form continued at Rowley Lane.

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Lions player-manager Jamie Kyte told JC Sport: “A massive point for us today and I’m very proud of the team’s performance. Today we showed that if we play to our potential and we have a bit of luck on our side, we can get points against any team in the league.”

Faithfold boss Zuriel Solomon told JC Sport: "This was another disappointing result - we just can’t seem able to get a win. It was another game we dominated but just could not find the net. Lions were lucky the weather was awful and we left our shooting boots at home. Saying that our luck will change and when it does we will be able to put a good run together."

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DC Prediction: Lions 0 Faithfold 1

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DIVISION ONE

LEAGUE TABLE

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

NEWMAN GETS BRADY OUT OF JAIL
BRADY MACCABI B 3 SPEC FC 3
DAVE NEWMAN was the hat-trick hero for Brady B, who needed an 84th strike to earn them a point apiece against a spirited SPEC FC team.

Dan Pike, Laurence Rosenthal and Dan Amram (pen) registered for SPEC>

SPEC FC's Ricky Lawrence told JC Sport: ""It was a well-contested game and although Brady were probably the better side, having been ahead three times, once with just six minutes to go, we should have held on."

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DC Prediction: Brady 3 SPEC 1

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DIVISION TWO

LEAGUE TABLE

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

WASTEFUL HAROLDEANS PAY THE PENALTY
BLIZZARD STORM 2 LONDON HAROLDEANS 2
London Haroldeans gave themselves a fighting chance of avoiding the drop with a hard-earned point against Blizzard on the 3g at Hertswood.

Strikes from Bobby Abrams and Jonny Harris earned Haroldeans a point.

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Jonathan Abrams told JC Sport: "Although we've taken four out of a possible six points from Blizzard Storm this season, this was 2 points lost for the yellow and blacks."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Blizzard 2 Haroldeans 1

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DIVISION THREE

LEAGUE TABLE

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

NLR PULL THREE POINTS CLEAR
NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C 4 LOUGHTON ORIENT 0
NLR C pulled clear at the top after scoring another four goals as their promotion challenge gathered momentum against Loughton on the 3G at the Ark.

Jamie Weinrich, with his 10th of the season, two from Will Ufland, making it five in two games, and Nick Haringman sealed the points that takes NLR three points clear.

NLR boss Zack Gothelf told JC Sport: "The result was fantastic, but the clean sheet was the icing on the cake. We've learnt to suck up a lot of pressure and be clinical, something we showed today."

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DC Prediction: Raiders 4 Loughton 1

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FORTUNE TEACH JEWDINESE A LESSON
JEWDINESE 1 TEMPLE FORTUNE 3
Jewdinese's promotion challenge was dealt a major blow as they came out second best against rock bottom Fortune.

Strikes from Zach Rich, Nick Stone and Michael Goldberg earned Fortune the result that can only be described as the 'coupon buster' after Joe Perl had put 'Nese ahead.

Jonanthan Cohen commented: "It's a great result and I'm very happy. I would go as far as to say that we were comfortable. We went to a local in London Colney to celebrate a massive victory!"

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DC Prediction: Jewdinese 4 Fortune 1

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L'EQUIPE PUNISH SLOPPY HUSTLERS
L’EQUIPE 2 HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB C 0
L'Equipe gave their fans something to cheer about with a 2-0 victory over Hendon C, thanks to another goal from Richard Fogelman and a wonder strike from Richard Alexander.

L'Equipe joint-manager Dan Cordell told JC Sport: "The was a very solid win and our defence was fantastic. Onwards as upwards and a great start to 2014, given we haven't had a game in over four weeks."

Hendon manager Adam Glekin told JC Sport: "Our season is in danger of petering out so it's my job to ensure we take as many points as possible from our remaining fixtures."

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DC Prediction: L’Equipe 4 Hendon 3

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MATCHES OFF (Waterlogged pitches)

PETER MORRISON TROPHY ROUND ONE
NW Neasden vs FC Team C - - pools panel verdict - Home win

CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP
Woodford Wanderers vs Hendon Utd SC A - pools panel verdict - Away win

PREMIER DIVISION
Brady A vs Redbridge A - pools panel verdict - Away win
FC Team A vs LML Whites - pools panel verdict - Home win

DIVISION ONE
Shirley Park vs Southgate Harmen - pools panel verdict - Score draw
Chigwell Athletic vs Brixton Old Boys - pools panel verdict - Home win

DIVISION TWO
FC Team B vs Athletic Bilbaum - pools panel verdict - Score draw
Faithfold B vs Oakwood B - pools panel verdict - Away win

DIVISION THREE
Faithfold C vs Catford & Bromley Maccabi - pools panel verdict - Away win

Last updated: 11:37am, January 30 2014