JC MSFL Matchday 34 review

The Division Four title race will go down to the wire after Inter Borehamwood put nine past Los Blancos. Elsewhere, Faithfold C sealed third in Division Three after a Jonny Blain-inspired display against Catford & Bromley. Danny Caro looks back on the action on the penultimate weekend of the season.

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JC MSFL MATCHDAY 34 REVIEW
Prem Div: Neasden A win five-goal thriller
Div 3: Faithfold C miss out on third
Div 4: Borehamwood hit the jackpot

JC HAT-TRICK HERO
Div 3: Jonny Blain (Faithfold C)
Div 4: Adam Newman (Inter Borehamwood)

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JC TEAM OF THE WEEK

GK Guy Ben Aroya (Catford & Bromley Maccabi)

Defenders Jeremy Leigh (UJIA), Darren Rolfe (UJIA), Stephen Moss (Faithfold C)

Midfielders Elliot Stern (NW Neasden A), Dan Roth (UJIA), Mark Wayne (Inter Borehamwood), Josh Sugarbread (Faithfold C)

Strikers Jonny Blain (Faithfold C), Ben Nassim (UJIA), Adam Newman (Inter Borehamwood)

Manager Jamie Cole (NW Neasden A)

Referee Andy Myerson (Neasden A vs Neasden B)

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JC GOAL OF THE WEEK
Simon Cohen (Neasden A): picked up the ball in his own half after the Neasden B keeper had come up for a corner in the last minute. He struck a sweet shot that flew in from his own half

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WEEKEND PHOTOS

LONDON LIONS RESERVES CUP FINAL

DIV 3: UJIA VS HEATH BANTA

DIV 3: FAITHOLD C vs CATFORD & BROMLEY MACCABI

DIV 4: INTER BOREHAMWOOD vs LOS BLANCOS

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YOUR WEEKEND REVIEW STARTS HERE:

JC MSFL PREMIER DIVISION

NEASDEN WIN FIVE-GOAL THRILLER
NORTH WEST NEASDEN A 4 NORTH WEST NEASDEN B 2
Neasden A won their last match under manager Jamie Cole as they completed a league double in the inter-club derby.

James Abrams, Jonny Ellis, Elliot Stern were among the scorers for Neasden A who sealed the points with goal of the game coming from Simon Cohen with a stunning effort from inside his own half.

Robert Bloch bagged a brace for Neasden B.

Jamie Cole told JC Sport: "This was my last game as manager as next season I will be Director of Football at Neasden.

"Thanks to everyone that has played over the last five seasons.

"I don't think any MSFL team will ever match what we have achieved in recent years.

"I know that Lee Cash and Darren Yarlett will get Neasden A back to winning ways next season.

Neasden B joint-manager Ryan Glynne told JC Sport: "It was a good inter-house game – a good battle for both sides – and the best team won.

"I'm looking forward to next season and getting Neasden back on the map."

DC Prediction: NW Neasden A 2 NW Neasden B 2

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DIVISION THREE

SUPERHOOPS IN SEVENTH HEAVEN
FAITHFOLD C 7 CATFORD & BROMLEY MACCABI 2
A hat-trick from JONNY BLAIN was not quite enough to help Faithfold C secure third place.

A brace from top-scorer Ben Simon, making it 29 in the league this season, plus one from Matty Kleinman and Josh Franklin completed the rout.

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Catford's goals came through Jamie Sinai and Yonni Bord.

Faithfold player-manager David Garson told JC Sport: "Sunday was an enjoyable end to what has been a very good season."

Cats joint-manager Adam Lewis told JC Sport: "We had an understrength side out, but even despite that, our attitude and overall play was awful. We started the better team, but as soon as Faithfold scored (a soft goal from a series of defensive errors) they dominated, we completely went to pieces and had it not been for Guy Ben Aroya in goal, they could have been comfortably into double figures.

"We have the basis for a good team, but we're too fragile mentally and too few of our players have the real will-to-win that was on display from every one of Faithfold's players."

DC Prediction: Faithfold C 4 Catford & Bromley Maccabi 2

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UJIA HIT FAMOUS FIVE
UJIA 5 HEATH BANTA 1
UJIA finished the season on a high, registering an emphatic 5-1 victory over Heath Banta.

Braces from Dan Roth and Ben Nassim plus one from Assi Avital completed the rout.

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Roth put the U's 1-0 at the break. The visitors equalised through Stefan Simons who broke through a high defensive line to slot home.

But then UJIA turned on the style with Nassim, who his socks off, restoring the advantage.

They made it 3-1 when good work from Greenock and Darren Rolfe resulted in Gavin Sherman laying the ball off to Avital who curled the ball into the top corner.

It was soon 4-1 with the goal of the game. Roth claimed a stunning solo effort; picking the ball up on the edge of the area, he went past three players as if they were not there. Faced with an onrushing keeper, he bent the ball into the top corner with the outside of his boot.

Nassim completed the scoring after beating the offside trap to finish coolly past the keeper.

UJIA player-manager Darren Rolfe told JC Sport: "What a great way to finish the season. The whole team were excellent from 1-11.

"Like last week we had 11 men available and went down to 10 men after 25 minutes as Ben Radstone took a bad knock on his knee.

"Once we suffocated them from the front through Roth, Matt Radstone and Avital it was easy pickings.

"We were very pleased with today's result and the way we finished the season. We will enjoy the summer and rebuild for next year - adding a few players as the nucleus will remain."

Heath Banta boss Ben Nathan told JC Sport: "It was a disappoitning end to what started as a promising season."

DC Prediction: UJIA 3 Heath Banta 2

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DIVISION FOUR

LATEST NEWS: GLENTHORNE B NAME NEW MANAGEMENT TEAM FOR NEXT SEASON

BOREHAMWOOD TAKE TITLE RACE TO THE WIRE
INTER BOREHAMWOOD 8 LOS BLANCOS 2
The Division Four title race will go down to the wire after Inter Borehamwood fell just short of double figures in a demolition of Los Blancos at the Hive.

ADAM NEWMAN led the way with a treble. There were also goals for Ben Zelouf, Joe Levy, Joel Lassman, Jerome Colmans and Richard Winton.

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Oluseun Thomas' troops are now just a point behind Glenthorne B whom they meet next week. Victory for either side would see them finish as champions. A draw would see the title go to current leaders Blizzard Storm.

Zvi Ormonde and Dany Kon struck for Blancos.

Joel Minsky, the Los Blancos manager, told JC Sport: "We went into the game with a severely depleted squad, and I would like to thank those who turned up today.

"We had our sixth choice goalie in goal, as well as only two defenders by trade playing at the back - and I am proud of how we battled for the first 70 minutes at which point the game was delicately poised at 3-2.

"Our heads dropped once they got the fourth, and the rest of the game passed us by.

"It has been an eventful first season for us, but its ended in disappointment as the wheels have come off our title challenge since February.

"We know what we can do on our day, having beaten the two top Division 4 teams in Glenthorne and Blizzard, as well as Premier League Neasden B in the cup.

"The issue has been commitment over the last few months - where we have been the victim of having a young squad with too many conscientious uni students who have taken Sunday mornings off to revise.

"As a sign of how the team has changed, only four of today's team started when we first played Inter back in December. It is something we will have to address going into next season."

DC Prediction: Inter Borehamwood 2 Los Blancos 1

Last updated: 2:18pm, May 10 2011