JC MSFL Team of the Week: the contenders - Feb 19

By Danny Caro, February 19, 2012
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Here are the nominations from Matchday 24 of the JC MSFL season.

GK - Sam Castle (LM Lions A), Bradley Grant (Glenthorne Utd A), Jerome Colmans (Brady B), David Fox (NW Neasden A), Ben De La Fuente (Norstar A), Daniel Cordell (L'Equipe)

Defenders - Josh Lipman (Hendon A), Rob Blackman, Ed Weisz, Sam Franks, James Lee (all Brixton A), Aviel Schwarz (LM Lions A), James Wright (Team JLGB), Gary Conway (Jewventus), Jake Barnett, Jack Wagner (both Athletico Finchley), Joe Grant, Gary Tiller (both Glenthorne Utd A), Ollie Kay, Ben Hildebrand (both Brady B), Adam Redhouse (Shirley Park), Jamie Freed (Norstar A), Jonny Ellis (Brady A)

Midfielders - Ben Lauffer (Hendon A), John Weisz, James Kaye (both Brixton A), Aron Lewis (NW Neasden C), Josh Newman (LM Lions A), Josh Hershman (Brady A), Ricky Engleman (NW Neasden B), Daniel Mattey (Athletico Finchley), David Powell, Rafi Marom (both Catford & Bromley Maccabi), Michael Beaber, Daniel Harrod (both Brady B), Jonathan Peters (Norstar A), Mark Singer (L'Equipe)

Strikers - Adam Bolle (Redbridge JC A), Simon Lindall, Alon Hershkorn (both Brixton A), Craig Sandford (Glenthorne Utd B), James Gold (LM Lions B), Ashley Stokes (Catford & Bromley Maccabi), Jon Green (Brady A)

Manager - Joel Nathan (Brady A), Josh Dagul (Brady B), David Prager (L'Equipe)

Referee - David Lazarus (Glenthorne United B vs Los Blancos), Stephen Levy (North London Raiders A vs London Maccabi Lions A), Nigel Burns (London Maccabi Lions B vs Norstar B)

Email nominations to dcaro@thejc.com

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NOMINATIONS

HENDON A
Josh Lipman (CB) - outstanding at the back
Ben Lauffer (CM) - who showed enormous class in central midfield

GLENTHORNE UTD B
Craig Sandford (s) - three quality finishes including the winner to get the team's Barry Goldstein Cup hopes off to a winning start

NEASDEN C
Aron Lewis (CM) - an all-action performance, put in a real shift defending and going forward

ATHLETICO FINCHLEY
Jake Barnett (CB) - after not playing for since November, he finally returned to the squad and had a fantastic game. He stepped straight in to replace Adam Goldstein who is away and did a fine job. At 6 ft 3', he was a much needed presence in today's physical match up
Daniel Mattey (RM) - the debutant was unlucky to get on the score sheet today after forcing three great saves and putting in some great crosses. A nice assist at the end was well deserved
Jack Wagner (RB/CM) - with UJIA being a big and physical side, Wagner had to battle hard and did so very well. He committed to every challenge, was positioned well and finished of with a great goal

Catford & Bromley Maccabi
David Powell (centre mid) - tenacious tackling, tireless running and covered every blade of grass, and chipped in with two superbly taken goals from centre midfield. His energy is something that we've missed this season and we're thrilled to have him back
Rafi Marom (centre mid) - with the ball at his feet he dominated the midfield today. Another player the team haven't seen enough of in a Catford shirt this season; his passing and vision are sheer quality
Ashley Stokes (striker) - linked up between the midfield and the attack for the whole game and dropped in to cover whenever he was needed defensively. He was quality from start to finish

Los Blancos
Dovid Greenberg (right midfield) - what a difference contact lenses can make - you just had to see it to believe it. Dovid had a hand in all three goals against of the tightest defences in MSFL; scoring the first and turning the creator for the second and third. The Glenthorne defence couldn't cope with his speed and direct approach, in what was Dovid's finest perofmrance in the famous white shirt

Glenthorne Utd A
Bradley Grant (GK) - a solid performance capped by a crucial big save at the death
Joe Grant (CB) - provided a tough obstacle for Camden throughout
Gary Tiller (LB) - cleared off the line early on and gave little change from Camden's right-sided attacks

Brady Maccabi B
Jerome Colmans (GK) - for a Midfielder, Jerome was commanding, confidence and comfortable in goal. He pulled off two outstanding saves and his distribution was top draw
Ollie Kay (centre back) - great performance from the defensive stopper. Nothing got past him in the second half
Ben Hildebrand (left back) - defensively solid and posed as an attacking threat to the Bilbaum team
Michael Beaber (centre mid) - pivotal in the heart of the midfield. Played the anchor man role to perfection and mopped up everything that he needed to
Daniel Harrod (centre mid)- controlled the game from start to finish making a great impression to all Brady fans on his debut

Shirley Park
Adam Redhouse (RB) - clinical distribution and excellent all-round game

Brady A
Jon Green (S) - outstanding. Despite not scoring, his work-rate was incredible and through that hard work he created two goals. Played the perfect NO.10 role
Jonny Ellis (CB) - immense at the back
Josh Hershman (LM) - killed NWN with his pace

Neasden A
David Fox (GK) - his performance was one of the few positives in the 3-1 cup quarter-final defeat against Brady. "Without him it could have been five or six"

Norstar A
Ben De La Fuente (GK) - outstanding performance from the keeper with the best name in Jewish football bouncing back after an early error to make potentially the save of the season
Jamie Freed (LB) man-of-the-match - neutralised the threat of the Woodford winger keeping him in his pocket for the full 90 minutes
Jonathan Peters (CM) - a 99 per cent pass completion rate from the central midfielder who has the composure and maturity of someone with far more years than his 22

L'Equipe
Daniel Cordell (GK) – stand-in keeper saved a penalty, blocked two one-on-ones and dealt with every cross that came in. A masterful performance for our usual centre midfielder and I just can’t praise his efforts enough
Mark Singer (CM) – captain marvel; ran the midfield from start to finish, his work rate was first class and his range of passing provided the spring boards for our attacks

Camden Park
Greg Meller (RB) - "he wasn’t particularly outstanding this week however it is maybe his 5th or 6th consecutive solid performance. We have become able to rely on him week in week out and he was part of a solid defence that earnt us a clean sheet last week"
Luke Brookner (CM) - "put in a real shift in the middle of the park. Him and Jake Saunders made a three central midfielders of Glenthorne seem like only two. He won most headers, challenges and created a few chances. A great full debut and a huge claim to that centre midfield spot which we have a queue of talented boys trying to play there each week

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