JC Team of the Week: the contenders - April 22

By Danny Caro, April 22, 2012

GK - Ed Bloom (FC Team A), Darren Rolfe (UJIA), Russell Corin (Hendon), Ollie Brooks (Redbridge B)

Defenders - Jake Weiner, Jon Toby (both FC Team A), Alex Rosenthal, Josh Lipman (both Hendon A), Jon Ellis, Nicky Smith (both Brady), Ben Radstone (UJIA), Richie Caplin, Scott McKenzie (both Redbridge B)

Midfielders - Jon Breger, Matt Drage (both FC Team A), Josh Bentley, Ben Lauffer (both Hendon A), Tony Plaskow (UJIA), Harrison Grant (Redbridge B), Ben Weinberg, George Fierstone, James Kaye (all Brixton A)

Strikers - Richard Salmon (FC Team A)

Manager - Mitch Young (FC Team A), David Garbacz (Hendon A), Darren Rolfe (UJIA)

Coach - Simon Sokel (UJIA)



Ed Bloom (GK) - once again outstanding, commanding, top saves the best goalie in Jewish football. Fact
Jake Weiner (CB) - commanding, marhalled the back three brilliantly
Jon Toby (CB) - kept Mike Pearson and Daryl Phillips quiet all game - top performer
Jon Breger (CM) - capped a solid performance with a great goal
Matt Drage (CM) - 90 minutes always in the action chipped in with a goal and assist
Rich Salmon (S) - outstanding one the penalty as the defence could not handle him and scored two great goals

Ben Radstone (D) - pegged UJIA back to level the score and take the game into extra time. Solid performance all round
Tony Plaskow - (M/S) - such quick feet and great vision, hit a wonder shot that nearly won goal of the season had it not been for wonder save from Neasden's keeper onto the bar
Darren Rolfe (GK) - made a couple of important clearances / saves and of course save the fourth penalty.
Simon Sokel (coach) - very organised and knowledgable with plenty of experience to get us over the line. Top man

Harrison Ford (M) - ran the Brixton defence ragged, was always a threat never stoped running for 90 minutes, fantastic attitude great lad
Richie Caplin (CB) - captain's performance, led the team organised never lost a tackle and when pushed into midfield was a menace and then got fouled after a great run and scored a pen
Scott Mackenzie (LB) - superb in defence and got forward whenever he could
Ollie Brooks (GK) - some great saves had no chance with any of the goals, marshalled his defence superbly to keep RJC in the game

Email nominations to dcaro@thejc.com

Last updated: 3:42pm, April 23 2012