Danny Caro's Team of the Week: January 8

By Danny Caro, January 10, 2012
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1. DANNY BERLINER (North London Raiders A) - you will do well to find a better performance from an MSFL keeper this season. Berliner pulled off a series of stunning saves to keep his team in the game and earn a crucial point against Brady

2. SAM MARCHANT (Athletico Finchley) - a tower of strength at the back and played a key role in shutting Raiders C out

3. ARI NEVIES (Hendon Utd SC B) - "younger brother of Tali, Ari played left back today, although he is predominantly a centre back. Did superbly. Won everything in the air and on the ground and attacked well"

4. BENJI MANNHAIM (Temple Fortune A) - a rock at the heart of defence, keeping RJC star man Dan Orgel quiet

5. JONNY ELLIS (Brady Maccabi A) - another top-notch performance from a quality player who had played 120 day 24 hours earlier. Hammered home a penalty and threatened from set-pieces, while at the same time keeping things tight at the back

6. BEN WEINBURG (Brixton Old Boys A) - best performance Rob Blackman has seen in a Brixton shirt, "ran the game, Redbridge just couldn't get the ball from him stunning performance. Best player on both sides hands down"

7. JAKE SAUNDERS (Camden Park) - the heartbeat of the team, tough in the tackle and so composed in possession ... the complete midfielder

8. ANDY BURKE (L’Equipe) - "worked tirelessly and was a constant threat for the whole 90 minutes, scoring two goals. The Faithfold back four didn’t know what to do with him and the only negative was that he should have bagged a hat-trick"

9. LEE CASH (North West Neasden A) - reminded everyone that he's still one of the best strikers in the league. Co-manager Darren Yarlett told JC Sport: "In my opinion, there is no one better in the division at putting the ball in the back of the net. He was born to score goals"

10. MIKE PEARSON (Faithfold A) - three more goals including a stunner 25-yard curler past Matt Davis and into the top corner

11. JOSH GREEN (Norstar A) - "whether he was playing up-top or on the wing, Greenie was constantly tormenting the Montana backline and thoroughly deserved his hat-trick"

REFEREE OF THE WEEK
Martin Lavender (North London Raiders A vs Brady Maccabi A)

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GK - Danny Berliner (NL Raiders A), Oli Colman (Brady A), Steve Murad (Temple Fortune A), Jordan Davidson (Glenthorne Utd B), Doug Carson (Athletico Finchley), Josh Cohen (Los Blancos), Ben De La Fuente (Norstar A)

Defenders - Benji Mannheim (Temple Fortune A), Ari Nevies (Hendon B), Max Saunders (Camden Park), Jonny Ellis, Nick Smith (both Brady A), David Rhodes (NL Raiders A), Sam Marchant (Athletico Finchley), Mike Lax, Bobsie Cohen (both Jewventus)

Midfielders - Michael Goldberg (Temple Fortune A), Paul Biller (Glenthorne A), Ricky Engleman (Neasden B), Tali Nevies (Hendon B), Jake Saunders (Camden Park), Aron Keller, Ben Mandel (both Athletico Finchley), Ben Weinberg, Michael Posner (both Brixton A), Richard 'Scotty' Alexander (L'Equipe), Dan Ezra, Ami Wynbourne (both Jewventus), Jonny Kay (Norstar A), Bradley Sharp (NW Neasden A)

Strikers - TJ Keterman (Brady A), Mike Pearson (Faithfold A), Lee Cash (Neasden A), David Blitz (Glenthorne A), Oli Simons (Blizzard Storm), Sam Collins (Athletico Finchley), Andy Burke (L'Equipe), Josh Green (Norstar A)

Manager - Lee Fegan & Jack Morris (Temple Fortune A), Gideon Rabstein (Athletico Finchley), John Nitka (Brixton A), David Prager (L'Equipe)

Referee - Martin Lavender (NL Raiders A vs Brady Maccabi A), Neal Cooper (Camden Park vs Faithfold B), Paul Gelertner (Athletico Finchley vs NL Raiders C), Neal Cohen (Norstar B vs Glenthorne Utd A), Dan Cohen (Los Blancos vs NW Neasden C)

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NOMINATIONS

Brixton A
Ben Weinberg - best performance Rob Blackman has seen in a Brixton shirt, ran the game, redbridge just couldn't get the ball from him stunning performance. Best player on both sides hands down
Mike Posner - what a morning's worked. Ccapped off with a goal for his efforts, showed pace, skill and a superb work-rate, chased down every last ball and should be proud of his performance

Hendon B
Tali Nevies - Centre midfield. Captain marvel covered every blade of grass, and topped off a brilliant performance with two goals
Ari Nevies - young brother of Tali, Ari played left back today, although he is predominantly a centre back. Did superbly. Won everything in the air and on the ground and attacked well

Glenthorne A
David Blitz (striker) - came on and got two well deserved goals on his comeback
Paul Biller (right wing) - outstanding from start to finish

Glenthorne B
Jordan Davidson - made a save from point blank range to keep it 1-0. His punching, kicking and all round game was excellent

Camden Park
Max Saunders (centre back) - captain fantastic was again infallible, calmly soaking up all the pressure.
Jake Saunders (centre midfield) - the heartbeat of the team, tough in the tackle and so composed in possession...the complete midfielder

Blizzard Storm
Oli Simons (centre forward) trademark header and a calm cool and collected finish

L'Equipe
Andy Burke - worked tirelessly and was a constant threat for the whole 90 mins, scoring two goals. The Faithfold back four didn’t know what to do with him and the only negative was that he should have bagged a hat-trick.
Richard 'Scotty' Alexander – the left winger put over one quality cross after another and tormented his right back all game. He also bagged a well taken goal

Norstar A
Ben De La Fuente (GK) - didn't have many saves to make but his distribution was outstanding all day
Jonny Kay (CM) - back to his imperious best, the quick-thinking midfielder controlled the game until he was withdrawn to a standing ovation for the manager after 65-minutes
Josh Green (S/LW) - whether he was playing up-top or on the wing, Greenie was constantly tormenting the Montana backline and thoroughly deserved his hat-trick

Last updated: 3:10pm, January 10 2012