JC MSFL Matchday 29 review

History was made on Sunday as Redbridge Jewish Care A won the JC MSFL Premier Division title with a 1-0 victory over nearest rivals Hendon A. North London Raiders B were promoted in Division One, without even playing, while holders Faithfold C and UJIA booked their place in the final of the JC Barry Goldstein Cup with respective one-goal victories in the semis.

JC MSFL HEADLINES MATCHDAY 29 REVIEW
JCBGC - Faithfold C to meet UJIA in cup final
Prem Div - Nyman helped Redbridge win first MSFL title
Div 1 - Chigs dent Brady title hopes
Div 3 - Zig Zag damage Heath Banta promotion dream
Div 4 - Five-star Los Blancos back on track

JC HAT-TRICK HEROES
Div 4 - Louis Taylor (NW Neasden C)

DANNY CARO'S TEAM OF THE WEEK

DANNY CARO'S MONTHLY AWARDS

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JC MATCH REPORT:

PREM DIV: REDBRIDGE WIN FIRST MSFL CROWN

THE MATCH IN PHOTOS

REDBRIDGE TITLE CELEBRATIONS

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

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JC PHOTOGALLERIES:

PMT: LEEDS vs MANCHESTER

DIV 4: JEWVENTUS vs LOS BLANCOS

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REFEREE OF THE WEEK: THE CONTENDERS Colin Stupack (Hendon Utd SC A vs Redbridge JC A), Steve Russell (NL Raiders A vs Southgate Harmen A), Martin Fox (Jewventus vs Los Blancos)

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JC GOAL OF THE WEEK
Dean Nyman (Redbridge JC A ) - the goal that won the title - rounded Russell Corin in the Hendon goal to fire home and spark jubilant celebrations

JC SAVE OF THE WEEK
Dave Grabiner (Faithfold C) - at 0-0 and down to 10 men, Grabiner produced a point-blank save from a header two yards out, dived low to his right and managed to tip the ball over the bar unbelievable reflex save

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CUP FINAL DATES:

PETER MORRISON TROPHY

Final: Faithfold vs Manchester Maccabi, North London Raiders A - May 15
Semi-final: Manchester Maccabi 1st vs North London Raiders A

JC CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP
Hendon United Sports Club A vs Redbridge Jewish Care A
April 17 - Wingate & Finchley - 6.30pm

JC BARRY GOLDSTEIN TROPHY
Final - April 17 - Faithfold C vs UJIA
Wingate & Finchley - 2.30pm

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JC MSFL SEASON 2010/11 ROLL OF HONOUR:

Prem Div: Champions – REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A, Runners-up: Hendon United Sports Club A
Div 1: Promoted: North London Raiders B, along with one of Brady Maccabi, FC Team A or Oakwood
Div 2: Champions: TEMPLE FORTUNE A, Runners-up: Brixton Old Boys
Div 3: Glenthorne Utd A or Redbridge Jewish Care C
Div 4: Glenthorne Utd B, Blizzard Storm, Inter Borehamwood, Los Blancos

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PETER MORRISON QUARTER-FINAL

LEEDS MACCABI 1st 0 MANCHESTER MACCABI 1st 1
A first-half strike from Louie Basso saw Manchester Maccabi set up a semi-final at home to North London Raiders A after they edged past Leeds.

LEEDS vs MANCHESTER

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JC MSFL PREMIER DIVISION

NYMAN STRIKE CLAIMS FIRST MSFL TITLE FOR REDBRIDGE
HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB A 0 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A 1
Congratulations to Redbridge Jewish Care A who won the MSFL Premier Division title for the first time thanks to a late strike from Dean Nyman which saw them complete the first half of a possible double.

Jubilant Redbridge manager Sam McCarthy told JC Sport: "It's great to get the victory and we’ve never won the title before so it’s great for Redbridge Jewish Care.

THE MATCH IN PHOTOS

"It is never going to be an easy game against Hendon. They are always going to have a height advantage. The first half was tense and we did not get the ball down enough.

"It’s great to get the psychological advantage ahead of the Cyril Anekstein Cup final.”

REDBRIDGE TITLE CELEBRATIONS IN PHOTOS

Hendon manager David Garbacz told JC Sport: "We know Redbridge are not unbeatable, they are strong but we’re the better team and know we are.

"We dominated the first half and we played really well today. It was when we opened up looking for the winner late on that we left space and that was how their goal came.”

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

The teams meet again in the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup final on April 17.

Hendon: Russell Corin, Martin Smulovich, Alex Rosenthal (sub: Alex Gilbert), Josh Lipman, Paul Bentley, Rafi Kon, Ben Kon, Josh Bentley (sub: Saul Conway), Dovid Korman (sub: Avi Korman), Ari Last, Greg Corin

Redbridge: Dan Lee, Craig Sandford, Joel Berg, Richie Caplin, Daran Bern, Ben Sollosi (sub: Mitch Lassman), Danny Hakimi (sub: Steve Gevertz 40), Sam McCarthy, Dean Nyman, Steve Summers (sub: Stolerman), Adam Hakimi

SEE MATCH REPORT

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Remaining fixtures

RJC
April 17 – Hendon A - JC Cyril Anekstein Cup Final (Wingate & Finchley, 6.30pm)

Hendon
April 10 – NW Neasden A (h) - L
April 17 – Redbridge - Hendon A - JC Cyril Anekstein Cup Final (Wingate & Finchley, 6.30pm)

DC Prediction: Hendon Utd SC A 2 Redbridge JC A 3

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FIVE-STAR RAIDERS IMPRESS
NORTH LONDON RAIDERS A 5 SOUTHGATE HARMEN A 0
Strikes from Mark Leader (pen), Joe Tankel, Jamie Wolfson and Jacob Gold and an own goal helped the Raiders win their last home match of the season in style at Brunel.

Home keeper Danny Berliner saved a second half penalty as L’Orange warmed up for their Peter Morrison Trophy semi-final with a handsome win to consolidate fourth spot.

Harmen boss Dan Uzan told JC Sport: "Raiders played very well, and with a lot of style. They have a youthful team and that showed in the second half.

"In the first half I thought it was an equal contest and only a very poor penalty decision meant we went in 1-0 at half time.

"An injury to Alex Hershman meant we used our only sub at half time and fitness proved the key after 20 minutes of the second half.

"Raiders have been excellent all year and I'm pleased to see a newly promoted team doing so well."

Raiders joint-manager Danny Caro said: "We looked rusty for the first 20 minutes but then found our rhythm and bossed the game for the last hour.

"Once we clicked into gear, we were hard to stop. Now we hope to take this form into our forthcoming Morrison semi-final.

"It was great to see two defenders on the scoresheet and Dan Levy had an excellent debut."

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Remaining fixtures

Raiders
TBC – Leeds Maccabi 1st or Manchester Maccabi 1st – Peter Morrison semi-final (a)
April 24 – North West Neasden A (a) - L

Harmen
April 10 – Neasden B (a) - L

DC Prediction: NL Raiders A 3 Southgate Harmen A 2

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FINAL - APRIL 17 - FAITHFOLD C vs UJIA @ WINGATE & FINCHLEY - 2.30pm

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JC BARRY GOLDSTEIN CUP SEMI-FINALS

BEN BEN PUT FAITHFOLD INTO CUP FINAL
FAITHFOLD C 1 TEMPLE FORTUNE B 0
A late winner from striker Ben Simons saw holders Faithfold move a step closer to retaining the trophy as they reached the cup final with a hard fought win over Temple Fortune B in Hatch End.

Faithfold finished with 10 men after Josh Franklin was sent off following two bookings with 25 minutes to go.

Delighted Faithfold player-manager David Garson told JC Sport: "We are delighted to be in the final. Today wasn't our best performance and playing the last half an hour with 10 men I feared the worst.

"However, we dug in and scored a good team goal to win it. That's two clean sheets in a row now and we can't wait for our big day out."

Fortune joint-manager Rob Jay told JC Sport: "It was very disappointing as we had many chances to win the game and should have made the final. That said I'm very proud of everyone as it was still a great performance against a good team who we didn’t let play.

"It was the story of our season ... good performance, didn’t take our chances and lost by the odd goal."

Fortune's 1st XI No. 2 Lee Fegan said: "We were so unlucky and played very well. I felt for them all because they deserved much better. But in defeat they can be proud of their efforts against a team from the division above."

DC Prediction: Faithfold C 3 Temple Fortune B 1

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UJIA COME BACK TO END RAIDERS DREAM
UJIA 5 NORTH LONDON RAIDERS C 4 AET
Third division UJIA booked their place in the final following a nine-goal thriller at the Hive.

Raiders led 4-2 with 20 minutes remaining in extra time but UJIA came back in style.

UJIA's goals came through Dan Roth (2), Ben Nassim, Gary Chajet and Gavin Sherman.

Toby Katz and Jack Franks bagged braces for Raiders.

UJIA manager Darren Rolfe told JC Sport: "What a come back, I'm so proud of the whole squad who took part today.

"It was a thrilling contest and we look forward to meeting Faithfold on April 17."

Raiders manager Oli Shorts told JC Sport: "It was not meant to be. Everyone involved with the game felt dejected when the final whistle came.

"What I can say is how proud I am of this football club and the way that everyone of the players has such a fantastic attitude. We didn't win but myself and Rich are so proud.

"Credit to UJIA who over 120 minutes deserved to go through. However, when we were 4-2 up with 20 minutes to go we should have seen the game out.

"We were lucky to be playing extra time after UJIA missed a last-minute pen to go 3-1 up and then we went and scored a 93rd minute equaliser.

"The whole match was a joy to watch for anyone in attendance as it had it all. We will learn from this defeat and hopefully will be back to compete in the cup next season.

"It's great for the small teams like Raiders C and UJIA to have the chance to play at Wingate as you will always see the big boys in the Morrison and Anekstein finals.

"We have shown how we can compete with teams in the division above us and next season we will be a force to be reckoned with.

"Only the small task of Shirley Park and picking the lads up between now and Sunday. Good luck to UJIA in the final."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: UJIA 2 NL Raiders C 3

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FINAL - APRIL 17 - FAITHFOLD C vs UJIA @ WINGATE & FINCHLEY - 2.30pm

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DIVISION ONE

Title run-in

Raiders

April 10 (a) - Brady

Brady
April 10 – Raiders (h)
April 17 – Camden Park (h)
April 24 – Oakwood (h)

FC Team A
April 10 – Chigwell (h)

Oakwood
April 10 – Montana (a)
April 17 – Harmen (h)
April 24 – Brady (a)

Chigwell
April 3 – Brady (a)
April 10 – FC Team A (a)

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RAIDERS CELEBRATING AS HARMEN LIVE TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY
SOUTHGATE HARMEN B 1 OAKWOOD 1
A strike from Lloyd Becker earned lowly Harmen B a vital point as they share the points against promotion-chasing Oakwood at Ashmole.

Becker opened the scoring after 32 minutes but the Oaks were gifted an equaliser when Harmen stalwart Damian Jacobs put the ball into his own net nine minutes into the second half.

With Brady losing and Oakwood drawing, North London Raiders B's promotion into the Premier Division was confirmed.

Harmen manager Mark Engel told JC Sport: This was a great effort from the boys, if only the goal was given at the start of the second half....The ball was 1 metre over the line and somehow the ref was blindsided.

"Special mention to Rich Starr and Damo Jacobs for top performances in unfamiliar positions. Also Lloyd Becker who has played his last game for Harmen. True mench and top player.

"Oakwood made it tough for us but Division One status is still in our own hands so bring on two weeks time."

Oaks joint-manager Ric Blank told JC Sport: "It was as tough as expected with Harmen giving us a real battle. The pitch was absolutely diabolical - the worst in the MSFL - which was a real leveller. I'm sure the Harmen management are looking into a better pitch as it doesn't suit them at all.

"Both teams tried to play football which is a credit to them but it was tough going. A draw was a fair result and on that pitch, against a good side we can't complain.

"Both sides were on the receiving end of a major reffing decision - Harmen bundled the ball over the line for a second goal that wasn't given and we had a stonewall penalty turned down at 1-1 in the final minutes.

"I'd love to see some stats but I can't remember us getting more than one penalty a season. I'll leave you to come to your own conclusions on that.

"But it was a game played in a decent spirit and as I say, a draw was a fair result.

"We look forward to welcoming Harmen back to ours in a couple of weeks."

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Remaining fixtures:

Harmen B
April 17 – Oakwood (a)

Oakwood
April 3 - Southgate Harmen B (a)
April 10 - Montana Boca Utd A (a)
April 17 - Southgate Harmen B (h)

DC Prediction: Southgate Harmen B 0 Oakwood 2

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CHIGS DENT BRADY TITLE HOPES
CHIGWELL ATHLETIC 2 BRADY MACCABI 1
Supersub Adam Goodman put a big dent in Brady’s title dreams as they were beaten 2-1 by the Chigs at Peter May Sports Centre.

The Chigs forged ahead when a Danny Castle through ball found Glenn Michaels who in a 1-on-1, lobbed the keeper, hit the bar then followed rebound to head home after 20 minutes

Brady equalised after Chigwell failed to clear their lines from a free kick.

The decisive moment saw another Castle through ball find sub Goodman free on left. He cut in and shot under Brady keeper with 15 minutes to go to give Chigwell the points and send North London Raiders B up.

Chigs player-manager Richard Slater told JC Sport: "It was important for us to win our last home game. We went through our bad spell and have shown good character today.

"We started the game well first 25 but it was backs against the wall at times during the last 10. We dug in very well and had we taken three clear chances late on it should have been 4 or 5."

Brady manager Josh Rosenfeld told JC Sport: "We created chances but couldn't put them away. We were not at our best and haven't been for five games now but we are still confident.

"We still believe and it makes next week's game against Raiders even more important. I think a draw would have been a fair result. We definitely didnt deserve to lose, but if you don't take your chances we can't expect to win.

"Well be up for it next week though no question about that."

Chigwell: Paul Lenchner, Simon Felstein (sub: Adam Conway 60), Jon Swead (capt), Adam Shafron, Dean Michaels (sub: Adam Goodman 70), Craig Pearl (sub: Richard Slater 65), Daniel Castle, Marc Radzan, Michael Witzenfeld, Russell Becker, Glenn Michaels. Sub not used Glenn Davis

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Remaining fixtures:

Brady
April 10 - NL Raiders (h) – L
April 17 - Camden Park (h) – L

Chigwell
April 10 – FC Team A (a)

DC Prediction: Chigwell Athletic 0 Brady Maccabi 1

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FC TEAM A A CAMDEN PARK A (The match was abandoned with FC Team leading 4-1)
The were incredible scenes as the match was abandoned in the latter stages after referee Richard Cahill called an early halt to proceedings with FC Team leading 4-1.

Adam Sheena (2), Shai Davidi and goalkeeper Dave Grossman, from the penalty spot, registered for Team.

FC Team player-manager Mitch Young told JC Sport: "The referee walked off the pitch and went home as Camden players were telling him not to send off a team player.

"I am expecting the result to stand with five minutes to go and the league will make a sensible decision. You would think by walking off the pitch the ref was getting loads of abuse but this is far from the truth as the game was fairly mild mannered.

"I have spoken with David Wolff and Martin Fox and believe the game will not have to be replayed."

Camden boss Justin Rockberger said: "The referee walked off the pitch due to persistent questioning of his decisions - there wasn't a bad tackle in the game. It appeared that he already had it in his mind before the game that he was going to walk if the players didn't accept all his decisions.

"I've never seen anything like it in 20 years of Maccabi football. No one was aggressive towards him or were any of the players aggressive to each other - quite simply bizarre!"

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Remaining fixtures:

FC Team
April 10 - Chigwell Athletic (h)

Camden
April 17 - Brady (h)

DC Prediction: FC Team A 4 Camden Park 0

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DIVISION THREE

ZIG ZAG MAKE THEIR POINT
ZIG ZAG 2 HEATH BANTA 2
Goals from Joel Winton and Danny Millar earned Zig Zag a share of the spoils at Montrose Park as they dented Heath Banta’s promotion dreams.

The Zeds went 1-0 up before Heath Banta turned the game on its head to go 2-1 up.

Jeff Gross and Stefan Simons registered for Heath Banta.

Zeds boss DJ Neal Cohen told JC Sport: "Millar's strike was goal-of-the-week material, while one of their goals was a foul on our goalie."

Heath Banta manager Ben Nathan told JC Sport: "With four players away and 10 out injured, the remaining 11 players in the squad battled hard for 90 minutes.

"For the countless time this season we didn't bury the chances we created and that cost us three points.

"Zig Zag only had about four shots on goal and two of them were absolute crackers that any keeper would have struggled to save let alone our right-back who was filling in.

"Hopefully we will have a few more players available for our final two games and we can end the season on a high."

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Remaining fixtures

Zig Zag
April 10 – Redbridge JC C (h)
April 24 - Catford & Bromley Maccabi (h)

Heath Banta
April 10 – Catford & Bromley Maccabi (h)
April 17 – UJIA (a)

DC Prediction: Zig Zag 1 Heath Banta 2

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REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE C P REAL LIFE P

Match postponed – Real Life unable to raise a team

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Remaining fixtures

Redbridge
April 10 – Faithfold C (h)
April 17 – Zig Zag (a)
April 24 – Faithfold C (h)

Real Life
April 10 – Norstar B (h)
April 24 – Glenthorne Utd A (h)

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DIVISION FOUR

HUSTLERS KNOCK THORNES OFF TOP SPOT
GLENTHORNE UNITED B 1 HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB C 2
Strikes from Moishe Noe and Lolu Hibbert blew the title race wide open as leaders Glenthorne were knocked off top spot in one of the shocks of the day.

Liam Stein netted for the Thornes who went down to their fifth defeat and were leapfrogged by Blizzard Storm.

Hendon boss Avi Gelley told JC Sport: "It was a nice way to end the season but I wish we were challenging for the title."

Thornes manager Elliot Coulton told JC Sport: "We thought we would make the league more interesting ..."

DC Prediction: Glenthorne Utd B 4 Hendon Utd SC C 1

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SUPER STORM GO TOP
INTER BOREHAMWOOD 1 BLIZZARD STORM 2
Blizzard Storm finished the weekend top of the table as goals from Alex Rubin and Joel Kutner helped them past Borehamwood in the top of the table clash.

Jerome Colmans was on target for Borehamwood.

Simon Linden, the Blizzard boss, told JC Sport: "I'm starting to wonder why we have dropped any points this season.

"The last five games I have seen five of the best performances I will ever see as a manager.

"We deserve to be playing Division Three football next season and I really hope we achieve promotion."

Borehamwood boss Oluseun Thomas told JC Sport: "Unfortunately for us it took time to get going and when chances came we failed to take them."

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REMAINING FIXTURES

Blizzard
April 3 – Borehamwood (a)
April 10 – Temple Fortune B (a)
April 17 – Borehamwood (h)

Borehamwood
April 3 – Blizzard (h)
April 10 – Pinner (h)
April 17 – Blizzard (a)

DC Prediction: Inter Borehamwood 1 Blizzard Storm 1

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LOS BLANCOS BACK ON TRACK
JEWVENTUS 2 LOS BLANCOS 5
Los Blancos got their promotion challenge back on track with Ariel Weinstein (2), Adam Hersh (2) and Doron Weinstein on the mark against Jewventus at Chase Lodge.

LB looked to be going into the break with a deserved two-goal cushion, scoring their second on 45 minutes, but Gabriel John, the Jewve player-manager caught everyone out, scoring straight from kick off with the last kick of the half.

Jewve kept up the pressure in the second half and brought it back to 2-2 through Mark Simons, but LB kept their cool, and after Ariel Weinstein coolly
dispatched a penalty to put their noses in front.

They took control of the game, scored another two and wrapped up a deserved three points.

Jewventus player-manager Gabriel John told JC Sport: "We played really well in the first half and their second goal came about after a mistaken back pass.

"Second half they were the better team, even though we played 20 minutes with 10 men. None the less, what really disappointed me was the penalty decision at 2-2 that ruined the game. Never a pen, and even their centre forward laughed at it.

"Oh well, it's all about next season ..."

SEE MATCH PHOTOS

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Remaining fixtures:

Jewventus
April 10 – Bilbaum (a)
April 17 – Glenthorne Utd B (a)

Los Blancos
April 10 – Glenthorne Utd B (a)
April 17 – Bilbaum (a)

DC Prediction: Jewventus 1 Los Blancos 2

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NEASDEN C ARE FIVE ALIVE
PINNER JFC 0 NORTH WEST NEASDEN C 5
A hat-trick from player-manager LOUIS TAYLOR helped Neasden C maintained their excellent run of form as they swept aside Pinner at the Bannister Sports Centre.

Further strikes from Elliot Setyon, with a close-range header, and Simon Cohen completed the predicted 5-0 rout.

Neasden player-manager Louis Taylor told JC Sport: "It was a stroll in the park from us today, apart from the referee who appeared to have got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning!

"We've won six in a row now and don't want the season to end."

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Remaining fixtures:

Pinner
April 10 – Borehamwood (a)
April 17 – Temple Fortune B (h)
April 24 – Neasden C (a)

Neasden C
April 17 – Shirley Park (h)
April 24 – Pinner (h)

DC Prediction: Pinner JFC 0 NW Neasden C 5

Last updated: 10:13am, April 5 2011