CAC final preview: Hendon pen pics
Having won the Morrison on penalties on Sunday, Hendon return to Wingate & Finchley looking to clinch part two of a possible double in the CAC final.
RUSSELL CORIN - Goalkeeper. An ever-present in goal for the last five years. Magnificent handling and surprisingly nimble for a big man. Ultra consistent- you can count his mistakes on one finger never mind one hand, and an inspiration to the team
ALEX ROSENTHAL - defence. Smokes 20 a day and is a terrible trainer, but on match day will never let you down. Is strong and vociferous and an excellent defender. Gave up his job to ensure Sunday morning football which was a fine measure of loyalty and madness combined
AVI KORMAN - full-back. Another gem out of the world famous Korman dynasty. Has been a massive factor in Hendon’s success this season, adding youth speed and brilliant technique. Can play anywhere on the park and is a vital cog in the armoury
BEN KON - full-back. Been a Hendon stalwart for nearly 10 years. Adapted from midfield to full-back and provides great attacking option down the right to go with his solid defence. Quiet man of the team but leyns a great Megillah
ARI NEVIES - central defence. Second year in the team and a huge improvement this year has seen Ari become an integral part of the defence. Very strong in the tackle and good awareness. Learnt his trade from the great Josh Lipman
ARI LAST - midfield and Club captain. Truly a man on a mission. Taken over captaincy reins since Josh Lipman’s Aliyah and will not rest until he lifts the trophy. Even more inspirational on the pitch since taking over the armband. Surely one of the finest midfielders in Jewish football and a big contender for Player of the year
RAFI KON - midfield. Excellent reader of the game and Opta stats on passing have him at over 90 per cent completion. Great delivery from the dead ball. Seems a lot happier this year – combination of marriage plus taking over as club treasurer could be the reasons!
YOAV LEBENS - midfield. Marquee signing from London Maccabi Lions has been well worth the hype, massive fees and the extra expense on ear plugs. Huge presence in midfield – exceptional in the air and very intimidating to play against. Has also ensured our weekly attendance average has been trebled which has been good for gate receipts!
YISHAI LAST - forward. New fitness regime has meant goals galore this season especially in the cup competitions. Promotion from the B's and has not looked back all year – huge improvement, extra strength all round. Team weather expert and pitch selector has also relished in extra admin role. Will be sorely missed next year
YOAV KESTENBAUM - forward. One of the most exciting young talents to emerge in this league for many years. Strong as an ox, mesmerising ball skills and scorer of big goals in big games. Son of the good Lord himself and a genuine potential match-winner
GREG CORIN - forward. Still the "pin-up boy of Jewish football" despite advancing years, two kids and dodgy ankles. One of the most-feared and skilful players around - in a tight game this is the man to unlock the key. Club vice-captain and full of experience-always a cool customer whatever the circumstances
AVIDAN LAST - forward. Hendon’s longest-serving player having made his debut in the year before the Israeli war of Independence. Consistent year in, year out and anything less than 20 goals per year would be considered a failure. Still the most natural finisher at the club and no-one better one-on-one with the keeper. A massive threat
DANNY KON - forward. The club enigma - brilliant one week, frustrating the next, but a far better attitude this year combined with better sleep patterns has led to more consistency on the pitch. Great pace, fiery, hot-headed, but always a threat and a great asset
JACOB GOLD - forward. Work commitments have limited Jacob’s appearances this year, but very keen and enthusiastic and extremely talented on his day. Another player with excellent pace and undoubtedly the best and most consistent tan in the team. A quiet season but where better to make a big difference than in a final ...
YEHUDA KORMAN - anywhere! Arguably the most talented out of the famous Korman dynasty – can literally play anywhere - fantastic skill and pace and a genuine potential game changer. Has filled in brilliantly in latter part of the season and watch out for his impact late on – truly sensational talent
JOSH LIPMAN, DOVID KORMAN, ALEX GILBERT - forgotten men. Dovid and Alex have been out injured all season and Hendon legend and former club captain Josh Lipman recently went on Aliyah. All will be cheering the boys on this afternoon
DAVID GARBACZ - Manager - known as the Jose Mourinho of Jewish football, but possibly more because of his salt and pepper locks and ability to rile opposition managers rather than any tactical brilliance. Never shy of a media interview and always willing to find the odd quote or two for the press. Going for an unprecedented second treble in three years so must be doing something right. Speculation he may retire this year
Colours: Red tops, red shorts and red stockings with black boots
Sponsors: Kisharon - provides the Jewish community with vital support for hundreds of people with learning difficulties and their families and nurtures them into a loving Jewish environment through every stage of their lives. Hendon United Sports Club are delighted to be associated with Kisharon and are very proud to wear their name on our shirts
Manager: David Garbacz
Captain: Ari Last
ROUTE TO WINGATE
Semi-Final: bt Camden Park 5-2 - Yishai Last 2, Avidan Last 2 and Danny Kon
Quarter-final: bt Woodford 6-1 - Yishai Last 2, Avidan Last 2, Ari Last and Danny Kon
Round 3: bt Chigwell 6-0 - Yishai Last 2, Rafi Kon 2, Danny Kon and Josh Lipman
Round 2: bt Shirley Park 11-1 - Danny Kon 3, Greg Corin 2, Yishai Last 2, Avidan Last 2, Ben Kon and Yoav Lebens
Round 1: bt Boca Jewniors 17-1 - Yishai Last 5, Greg Corin 3, Ben Kon 3, Avidan Last 2, Ari Last 2, Rafi Kon and Avi Korman