JC MSFL Team of the Week: the contenders - Dec 18

By Danny Caro, December 18, 2011

GK - Michael Perkin (NW Neasden C), Ilan Ben-Zion (Southgate Harmen B)

Defenders - Jon Swead, Russell Brill, Lee Hyams, Alex Norman (all Chigwell Athletic), Sam Franks (Brixton A), Adam Levene (NW Neasden A), Jonny Meltzer, Matthew Posner (both Brady B), Jake Gottlieb (NW Neasden A), Doug Berlin (SPEC FC)

Midfielders - Daniel Castle (Chigwell Athletic), James Kay, Rob Blackman (both Brixton A), Dan Vandermolen (Blizzard Storm), Aron Keller, Jack Wagner (both Athletico Finchley), James Joseph, Michael Beaber (both Brady B), Ricky Lawrence (SPEC FC)

Strikers - Craig Sandford (Glenthorne Utd B), Don Mansoor (Athletico Finchley), Daniel Hildebrand (Brady B), Ben Bell (Athletic Bilbaum)

Manager - Richard Slater (Chigwell Athletic), Louis Taylor (NW Neasden C), Marc Cohen (Southgate Harmen B)

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North West Neasden C
Michael Perkin (GK) "a faultless performance from the new signing" on debut against free-scoring Shirley Park
Adam Levene (CB) - "by far the best defensive performance I have seen this season"
Louis Taylor - dropped himself and masterminded a 2-1 win over Shirley Park

Southgate Harmen B
Ilan Ben-Zion (GK) - regular right-back, help out the team by taking the gloves and had a blinder in goal. He commanded his box well and pulled off a number of match winning saves. Thoroughly deserved Man-of-the-Match award in the shock win over Norstar A

Blizzard Storm
Dan Vandermolen - "played centre midfield today, controlled the game like last week from centre back. Keeper Nick Rubin has quoted that whoever is in charge of the next Maccabiah better have a good look at this kid, he is a hot prospect in the Jewish game!"

Brady Maccabi B
James Joseph "the midfield maestro played in a deeper role than usual, a tactical masterstroke that worked tremendously, as he scored two, and pulled the strings in the centre of the park"
Michael Beaber (defensive mid) - "the anchorman in Brady's attack minded midfield. Beaber did not put a foot wrong all day, as he swept up everything that came his way in the middle, allowing the players ahead of him the freedom to play"
Daniel Hildebrand (striker) - "another two goals from the striker, showing why he has been touted in many corners as the signing of the season"
Jonny Meltzer (centre back)- "back to his usual self. A rock at the back for Brady"
Matthew Posner (right back) - "played at full back the only way he knows how, with attacking flair and high energy. Integral in the second goal, giving Brady the momentum"

Athletic Bilbaum
Ben Bell - "two very well-taken goals and an excellent performance marauding the Brixton defence

NW Neasden A
Jake Gottlieb - "had been out for three weeks with a pulled hammy and had not trained in that time, came in at centre half and produced one of the best performances I have seen at this level"

Ricky Lawrence (Centre Mid) - "pulled the strings in midfield like a puppateer on speed"
Doug Berlin (Centre Back) - "showed why he is known in the MSFL as 'the wall' with a solid performance. Dominant in the air whilst also happy to get the ball down and start attacks from the back"

Chigwell Athletic
Russell Brill - "used all his experience and kept their main striker Dan Orgel very quiet. Class display from the ex-Wingate player"
Jonathan Swead - playing alongside centre back partner Brillo, organised and didn't lose a header. Great defensive performance"
Daniel Castle - "back after five weeks out and lead by example, as always. Ran the game at times capped off with a brilliant header

Last updated: 8:33pm, December 19 2011