JC MSFL Matchday 23 review

By Danny Caro, February 20, 2011
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JC MSFL MATCHDAY 23 REVIEW
JCBGC - Jacobs makes memorable return as Zig Zag are held
Prem Div – Lions hit Harmen for six
Div 1 – Raiders B go eight points clear
Div 2 – Marks on fire as Woodford hit eight
Div 3 – Hendon C in 7th heaven
Div 4 - Thornes thump Borehamwood

JC HAT-TRICK HEROES
JC BGC - Danny Jacobs (Zig Zag)
Div 1 - David Dinkin, Nicky Woolf (both NL Raiders B)
Div 2 - Jerome Marks 5 (Woodford Wanderers)
JCBGC - Assi Avital (UJIA)

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JC PHOTOS: OAKWOOD vs FC TEAM A

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DANNY CARO'S TEAM OF THE WEEK

JC GOAL OF THE WEEK
Josh Wynne - 25-yard wonder goal - a stunning lob from the 16-year-old

JC REFEREE OF THE WEEK
Aaron Djanogly (FC Team B vs Woodford Wanderers)

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PETER MORRISON TROPHY ROUND 4

FAITHFOLD A P NORTH WEST NEASDEN B P
Match postponed - waterlogged pitch

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JC MSFL PREMIER DIVISION

LIONS OOZE SIX APPEAL
LONDON MACCABI LIONS A 6 SOUTHGATE HARMEN A 1
The Lions showed their bouncebackability skills at Rowley Lane as they hit Harmen for six.

Doubles from Jordan Marks, Jon Green plus one apiece from Ollie Leslie and Yoav Lebens sealed their fourth league win of the season.

Lee Greenfield grabbed a consolation for Harmen.

Harmen manager Dan Uzan told JC Sport: "Unfortunately we were struggling to field a team, and it showed. I thought we competed well for 60 minutes and the score was 2-1. But an injury to Paul Andrews before half time and an injury to Ben Murrell meant we played the last 15 with 10 men.

"It's a shame as I really believe we could have done a lot better. But credit to Lions, they played some great football and were patient in their play."

DC Prediction: Lions A 1 Harmen A 2

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HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB A P NORTH WEST NEASDEN A P
Match postponed - waterlogged pitch

REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A P NORTH LONDON RAIDERS A P
Match postponed - waterlogged pitch

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DIVISION ONE

RAIDERS GO EIGHT POINTS CLEAR
NORTH LONDON RAIDERS B 8 SOUTHGATE HARMEN B 2
Hat-tricks from DAVID DINKIN and NICKY WOOLF took Raiders B eight points clear at the top of Division One as they beat Harmen B at Brunel University in Uxbridge.

Jonny Hesselberg completed the job with a brace as L’Orange registered their 10th win of the season.

Lloyd Becker and Dave Marcus replied for Harmen in a match marred by a serious injury to Harmen’s Daniel Henig who suffered a suspected double leg break.

Raiders boss Rob Richman told JC Sport: “"Obviously the win is completely overshadowed by the injury suffered to Dan. All of us at Raiders wish him the best and hope that he is back playing football as quickly as possible. I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank Harmen for getting the game completed in difficult circumstances."

Harmen manager Mark Engel told JC Sport: "The commitment of the boys is unquestionable. Dan's break was really unfortunate and from a strong 50-50 challenge. We all wish him a speedy recovery. He is a great guy and will be missed for the rest of the season.

"I would like to make one more point. The intensity, increased pace and physicality of football these days means a lot more stress on the body. MSFL is no exception. Stresses, lack of protection from refs, strains and the general demands of life (tough work commitments, pace of life) these days means MSFL footballers are getting injured more frequently. We had 20 players-plus at the start of the season. We are now down to barely 11.

"It is no wonder clubs are struggling to play fixtures. Harmen is well run, and yet both are teams are struggling with injuries and availability. It's the worse season across the board for injuries, broken bones, etc. I hope it gets better."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: NL Raiders B 4 Southgate Harmen B 1

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OAKS WIN FIVE-GOAL THRILLER
OAKWOOD 3 FC TEAM A 2
Oakwood leapfrogged FC Team A after completing a league double over Mitch Young’s men in a five-goal thriller at Parmiters.

JC PHOTOS: OAKWOOD vs FC TEAM A

Two goals from Ian Tussie plus one from Rob Davidson extended Oakwood’s unbeaten league run to seven matches and took them to within a point of third-placed Brady.

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Matchwinner Tussie told JC Sport: "It is great to win but to be honest it is good to score two goals as well. We know we are one of the better teams so we should win more than we lose and we want to be up there at the end.”

Oakwood joint-manager Ric Blank, who missed the game, told JC Sport: "We're delighted with the win over FC Team at the weekend. Having beaten them comfortably just a few weeks ago, we knew we were the better side but had to dig deep to get the three points.

"Parmiters is never an easy pitch to play on and it usually comes down to who's fitter and stronger on the day. Fortunately yesterday it was us. As ever, we are playing catch-up on the teams at the top and we know Raiders and Brady will be right up there come the end of the season.

"So all we can do is keep winning and hope that we get a bit of help from others along the way. Talk of promotion is premature with so many points on offer - not to mention other sides such as Chigwell still in the mix.

"We've got a huge game at Rowley Lane on Sunday, we've got a massive squad to choose from and to say we're up for the challenge is an under-statement."

FC Team boss Mitchell Young was left bemused by the referee, and told JC Sport of his disappointment at losing a game he felt his side could have won.

“We were looking good, they were bad goals to concede after working so hard to get ourselves in front. We let them back in the game after a good 20 minute spell.”

Oakwood: O Geey, Belan (sub: Tussie), Isaacs (sub: Lewis), Levine, Cohen, Scorah, D Geey, Myers (sub: Davidson), Rubin, Levy, Abrams

FC Team A: Grossman, Segal, Green (sub: Salmon), Silverman, Weiner, Wood, Noti, Rones, Moss, Young, Edwards

video highlights to follow …

DC Prediction: Oakwood 2 FC Team A 1

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REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B P CAMDEN PARK P
Match postponed - waterlogged pitch

CHIGWELL ATHLETIC P BRADY MACCABI P
Match postponed - waterlogged pitch

MONTANA BOCA UNITED A P LONDON MACCABI LIONS C P
Match postponed - waterlogged pitch

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DIVISION TWO
TOP MARKS FOR WOODFORD
FC TEAM B 2 WOODFORD WANDERERS 8
A fab five-goal salvo from JEROME MARKS eased the Wanderers to their seventh win of the season as they outclassed FC Team B in Mill Hill.

Further strikes from Elliot Winner, Harrison Midda and Elliot Gold completed the rout.

Gold opened the scoring before Gold took the game by the scruff of the neck. Harrison Midda, the new Woodford, skipper joined the party as did Winner, who scored in his first game back after returning from injury on the first game of the season.

Woodford manager Alex Aviram told JC Sport: "We showed our quality today going forward. The football we played was of the highest standard.

"I'm delighted with the win and for Winner who scored today on his return."

FC Team replied through Freddie Marks and Dave Silver.

DC Prediction: FC Team B 1 Woodford Wanderers 3

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HORNETS IN SEVENTH HEAVEN
L’EQUIPE 3 HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB B 7
A hat-trick from CHAIM GOTHOLD earned Hendon a morale-boosting win as they crushed L'Equipe in Barnet.

There were further goals for Danny Steel (2), Gav Noe and Pinty Baddiel.

L'Equipe finished with nine men after both Yoni Conway and Daniel Cordell received red cards, both for two cautionable offences, from ref Dan Cohen.

Hendon joint player-manager Gav Noe told JC Sport: "The referee had a hard decision to make whether or not to let the game go ahead as the pitch was extremely boggy. However, I believe he got it right as both sets of players wanted to play.

"It was an extremely difficult pitch and we struggle in the opening half to play our football but we kept our heads and played to our advantages to score five second half goals.

"We had to be switched on and the team rallied from 3-1 down and showed great fighting spirit."

DC Prediction: L’Equipe 1 Hendon Utd SC B 4

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DIVISION THREE

REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE C P GLENTHORNE UNITED A P
Match postponed - waterlogged pitch

NORSTAR B P FAITHFOLD C P
Match postponed - waterlogged pitch

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DIVISION FOUR

PARK BOYS IN CHARGE
LOS BLANCOS 2 SHIRLEY PARK 3
Los Blancos climbed above Los Blancos as goals from Gideon Gold, Jason Lindsay and Dave Lusman wrapped up a thrilling 3-2 win over in-form Los Blancos.

Lusman broke the deadlock with a 35-yard thunderbolt into the top corner.

It could have been more as Lindsey was denied by the crossbar from a Plotnek corner, and Jamie Bushell was denied on the goalline after lobbing Blancos’s keeper.

The red-hot Dany Kon bagged a brace for the home side.

Shirley Park's Dave Lusman told JC Sport: "For the best park of the first half Park were on top. We should have been going into the second half with a few more goals in the bag. There were at least there other chances between us that could of resulted in a better lead for park to carry in to the second half.

"We protected our lead and walked away deserved winners in must win match that was a must win for both teams.

"Howard 'X-Box' Yuchetel was spot on with he’s tactics as our 'championship manager' for this one, and gave us the inspiration we needed before and during the game. Myself and Dan Oade look forward to working with howard in our push for promotion."

Joel Minsky, the LB manager, told JC Sport: "A bad day at the office for our lads, and in fairness we probably didn't deserve a huge amount from today's game.

"I was impressed though by the resolve we showed by pulling level twice after going behind, however coming back for a third time seemed beyond us. Thanks to Shirley for sorting out a pitch at late notice."

DC Prediction: Los Blancos 2 Shirley Park 1

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THORNES SHOW BOREHAMWOOD WHAT FOUR
GLENTHORNE UNITED B 4 INTER BOREHAMWOOD 1
Goals from Fabio Revieccio, Dan Lassman, Jordan Sapler and Josh Wynne helped Glenthorne put one hand on the Division Four title as they hammered title rivals Borehamwood at Old Chigwellians.

Jerome Colmans snatched a consolation for the visitors.

Thornes player-manager Elliot Coulton told JC Sport: "I happy for the three points, but the hard work starts here."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Glenthorne Utd B 1 Inter Borehamwood 1

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HEROIC HENDON HALT RAIDERS
NORTH LONDON RAIDERS C 2 HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB C 3
The Hustlers claimed an impressive victory in Hatfield with Benny Goldberg, Haki Elias and Birnbaum notching up three points against Raiders C.

Jack Franks and Joe Newton struck for Raiders.

Raiders assistant-manager Richard Abrahams told JC Sport: "I think all of us in the changing room after the game were a little disappointed with the result and the performance; in the last six weeks we've played some brilliant football but we never really managed to hit the heights of recent matches today.

"A lot of credit has to go to Hendon who were incredibly disciplined today, not allowing us to play our normal free-flowing football, and scored a great winning goal for themselves.

"We're looking forward to the challenge of the next couple of games in the cup and hope that we'll be able to show the progress we've made this year and put this result well and truly behind us."

DC Prediction: NL Raiders C 5 Hendon Utd SC C 1

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ATHLETIC BILBAUM P JEWVENTUS P
Match postponed - waterlogged pitch

NORTH WEST NEASDEN C P PINNER JFC P
Match postponed - waterlogged pitch

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JC BARRY GOLDSTEIN MINOR CUP

Group A
1. Faithfold C Pl. 0, W. 0, D. 0, L. 0, F. 0, A. 0, Pts. 0
2. Heath Banta Pl. 0, W. 0, D. 0, L. 0, F. 0, A. 0, Pts. 0
3. North London Raiders C Pl. 0, W. 0, D. 0, L. 0, F. 0, A. 0, Pts. 0
4. Real Life Pl. 0, W. 0, D. 0, L. 0, F. 0, A. 0, Pts. 0

Group B standings

1. UJIA Pl. 1, W. 0, D. 1, L. 1, F. 1, A. 1, Pts. 1
2. Zig Zag Pl. 1, W. 0, D. 1, L. 1, F. 1, A. 1, Pts. 1
3. Catford & Bromley Maccabi Pl. 0, W. 0, D. 0, L. 0, F. 0, A. 0, Pts. 0
4. Temple Fortune B Pl. 0, W. 0, D. 0, L. 0, F. 0, A. 0, Pts. 0

JACOBS MAKES DREAM RETURN BUT ZEDS ARE HELD
UJIA 3 ZIG ZAG 3
DANNY JACOBS and ASSI AVITAL traded hat-trick as Division Three rivals UJIA and Zig Zag shared the points in a thrilling Barry Goldstein Cup opener.

UJIA player-manager Darren Rolfe said: "I thought the first half was quite a scrappy affair where few chances were created. The pitch was a total bog and we couldn't get the ball down and play our normal passing game. We found ourself launching long balls, typical Sunday league style.

"The second half came to life in explosive fashion. We gave Danny Jacobs too much time on the ball and even though his first goal was at least 10 yards offside, he managed to score a hat-trick.

"I was very pleased with my lads in the way we came back twice from a two goal deficit and besides picking the ball out of the net three times I had nothing to do. Whereas my opposite number made save after save after save. Fair play to the kid.

"With the amount of chances we created in both halves we were upset not to take all three points today. Having won the title last year, we want to add to the trophy cabinet.

"We have a good chance if reaching the semi-ffinals then it's a lottery but first we must beat Catford."

DJ Neal Cohen, the Zig Zag manager, told JC Sport: “I’m disappointed as we were 2-0 up and 3-1 up and gave a penalty away five minutes from time, but it was good to take a point from our opening group match.”

DC Prediction: UJIA 2 Zig Zag 1

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CATFORD & BROMLEY MACCABI vs TEMPLE FORTUNE B
Match postponed - waterlogged pitch

Last updated: 2:18pm, February 22 2011