JC MSFL Matchday 5 review

By Danny Caro, September 30, 2012
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Highlights of the first round of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup saw Brixton hold their nerve to beat Neasden on penalties, Hendon B edge past Lions B and east London derby victories for Chigwell Athletic and Redbridge Jewish Care A. Danny Caro's reflects on Matchday 5 of the season.

JC MSFL MATCHDAY 5 HEADLINES
LSFAC - Lions edged out by Enfield Rangers
JCCAC – Baddiel blasts Lions out, Brixton beat Neasden on penalties, Four-midable RJC A march past Glenthorne B
Prem Div – Bentley puts the brakes on Hendon, Five-star Brady destroy Norstar
Div 2 – Redbridge B draw again
Div 3 – Five-star Oakwood B crush Hendon C

JC HAT-TRICK HEROES
JC CAC - Gideon Gold 4 (Shirley Park), Jamie Kent (Shirley Park), Assi Avital (UJIA), Adam Bolle (Redbridge Jewish Care A)

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PHOTOGALLERY

BRIXTON vs NEASDEN

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TOP-SCORERS

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DANNY CARO'S TEAM OF THE WEEK

DANNY CARO'S PREM DIV TEAM OF THE WEEK

DANNY CARO'S DIVISION ONE TEAM OF THE WEEK

DANNY CARO'S DIVISION TWO TEAM OF THE WEEK

NOMINATIONS

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JC GOAL OF THE WEEK
Pinty Baddiel (Hendon B) - hit an unstoppable last-ditch winner into the top corner against Lions B

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JC SAVE OF THE WEEK
Oli Gee (Oakwood A) - not content with a penalty save, Oli pulled off one of the best, most instinctive saves Ric Blank has ever seen in Sunday football. The strike was equal to Gervinho's on Saturday - the difference was Oli did what Cech could not and somehow tipped it over the bar

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JC PASS OF THE WEEK
David James Cohen (FC Team C) - carved up the Faithfold defence with an inside of the boot pass to set up a Cooper goal

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JC QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Ian Tussie (Oakwood B) - "This was our best performance of the season. Something happened over Yom Kippur, some serious repenting by the Oaks clearly had an effect. After last week's laboured performance this just what the Chazan ordered."

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JC REFEREE OF THE WEEK
Laurie Benson (AC Mill Hill vs Faithfold A)

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PETER MORRISON TROPHY DRAW

CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP DRAW

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YOUR WEEKEND REVIEW STARTS HERE:

LONDON SUNDAY FA CUP
LONDON MACCABI LIONS A 1 ENFIELD RANGERS 2

A goal from Mike Pearson was not enough to stop the Lions from tumbling out the LSFAC following a narrow defeat to Enfield Rangers.

SEE MATCH REPORT

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JC CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP ROUND ONE

BAUMS TOP OF THE SHOCKS
SOUTHGATE HARMEN 0 ATHLETIC BILBAUM 3
Athletic Bilbaum put in nomination for result of the week with Mark Pasha's troops claiming a famous victory at Ashmole School.

Top-scorer Ben Bell was among the scorers in a tie where the Baums scored twice in the first half.

Baums boss Mark Pasha told JC Sport: "It might sound ridiculous but I'd like to nominate the whole team for team of the week. They were bloody Baumtastic.

"A display that must go down in the annals of the Baum as the best so far. With a 2-0 lead at half-time, much to the dispair of the home crowds, the Baummobile came out in the second half and continued to show the poise and organisation displayed in the first 45.

"There were chances to extend the lead, but it wasn't until Gilbert's delightful 90th minute free-kick, which dropped into the far corner that the pass to the next round was secured. The champagne and chicken soup were freely flowing late into Sunday night!"

Harmen's misery was compounded when James Sandler was sent off for handling in the penalty area.

DC Prediction: Southgate Harmen 3 Athletic Bilbaum 1

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BADDIEL BLASTS LIONS OUT
HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB B 1 LONDON MACCABI LIONS B 0
Pinty Baddiel was the matchwinner for Hendon as the Reds edged past Division One rivals Lions B in West Hendon.

Hendon joint-player-manager Motty Korman told JC Sport: "We were missing a few key players and came under a lot of pressure, but the back four was excellently marshalled by Alon Blitz."

Co-boss Chaim Gothold told JC Sport: "It was a bit of a smash and grab from us today. We were under pressure for long periods, but defended well and always looked threatening on the counter.

"I'm happy to be in the draw for the next round."

Stand-in Lions player-manager James Gold told JC Sport: "Unfortunately I left my shooting boots at home as on another day could have easily had five or six goals. I missed multiple sitters and apologised to the team after the game.

"We played really well and totally dominated the game, to an extent that all Hendon boys couldn't believe they won. They had one shot the whole game, coming in the last minute which was unsavable.

"It's really hard to take and a horrible way to lose any game, let alone in the cup. We're remember how horrible this feels and use it to make us stronger over the season."

DC Prediction: Hendon B 1 Lions B 2

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REDBRIDGE SHOW THORNES WHAT FOUR
REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A 4 GLENTHORNE UNITED B 0
As predicted, Premier Division class told in the end as 2011 winner Redbridge A eased past second division Glenthorne B.

A hat-trick from ADAM BOLLE plus one from Harrison Grant took them through.

Thornes joint-player-manager Jordan Sapler told JC Sport: "We knew, going into the game, we would be facing an uphill struggle, but to keep a side like Redbridge at bay for 60 minutes showed how much potential our team has. I'm proud of every single player who played for us today.

"Whilst they deserved the win, 4-0 was a tad harsh on us but it wasn't easy when you have a ref who is on first name terms and joking about with their players during the game, missing several fouls on our players, it's a bit hard to take but I'm not using that as an excuse because the better side won.

"We did have some chances the Redbridge keeper made a couple of absolutely top-class saves but Brad Grant was superb in goal there was nothing he could do for three of the goals.

"It's a shame because I felt that we probably deserved a goal. Onwards and upwards now in the league."

DC Prediction: Redbridge A 4 Glenthorne B 0

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BRIXTON HOLD THEIR NERVE TO PROGRESS
NORTH WEST NEASDEN A 1 BRIXTON OLD BOYS 1 AET (Brixton won on 4-2 penalties)
Premier Division new boys Brixton Old Boys A held their nerve to beat first division Neasden on penalties at Clowes.

It finished 1-1 after extra time. Ryan Glynne put Neasden ahead 32 minutes into the first half of normal time, but Brixton levelled things up 12 minutes into the second half when Rob Blackman, who returned to midfield following his heroics against Lions up front, sent a 40-yard ball which split the Neasden defence for Alon Hershkorn to fire past their goalkeeper to equalise.

In the shootout, Dan Sherman, James Kaye, Rob Blackman and Ed Weisz converted for Brixton, with Jake Doffman saving two NWN penalties.

Relieved Brixton boss John Nitka told JC Sport: "It was an uphill struggle for us after NWN went ahead. I had six regulars out and had problems raising 11 players.

"Jake Doffman pulled off a string of fine saves to deny a Neasden win, but it ended in a stalemate at the end of extra time. We won the penalty shoot out 4-2 so on to the next round. Hopefully I will be back to full strength next week."

NWN boss Dan Hodes told JC Sport: "We had enough chances to win and on balance were in the ascendency for large parts of the game, but didn't do enough to convert that to goals."

DC Prediction: Neasden 3 Brixton 2 AET

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THREE CHEERS FOR CHIGWELL
GLENTHORNE UNITED A 0 CHIGWELL ATHLETIC 3
Chigwell Athletic won the all-first division east London derby with a handsome 3-0 victory over neighbours Glenthorne.

The visitors forged ahead midway through the first half courtesy of an own goal.

Neil Tilley doubled Chigwell's advantage with a brilliant first-time volley five minutes before the interval.

Craig Pearl wrapped things up with a cool finish into the far corner following an exquisite through ball from midfielder Russell Brill after 50 minutes.

Chigwell player-manager Richard Slater told JC Sport: "I was really pleased with the lads today. We looked organised and in control from the first minute. Focus and workrate was top drawer.

"They had maybe more possession the last 20 but we were never really under real pressure and experience shone through. Top effort from all 14."

Thornes boss Sam Rosenthal told JC Sport: "We gave ourselves little chance by conceding sloppy goals. It was very frustrating but good luck to Chigs."

DC Prediction: Glenthorne 2 Chigwell 1

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FAITHFOLD MADE TO SWEAT
AC MILL HILL 1 FAITHFOLD A 2
Premier Division leaders Faithfold were given a major scare by third division new boys AC Mill Hill, but in the end two extra-time strikes from stalwart Daryl Phillips was enough to take them through.

Phillips opened the scoring with a sweet left-footed shot into the far corner, but Mill Hill took the tie into extra time with a dramatic second-half equaliser through Mark Truman.

But Mill Hill hearts were broken as their hopes of a famous giantkilling was ended when Phillips met a cross from Jonny Haik with a bullet header into the top corner.

Faithfold boss Zuriel Solomon told JC Sport: "A game we dominated but could not find the net. Missing seven regulars we struggled to score albeit not for trying.

"AC worked hard so they can take some positives from their efforts, but I'm happy we won."

Matchwinner Daryl Phillips told JC Sport: "We made hard work of it, spurning many chances. However missing eight of our squad and only have a bare 11, we are happy to be in the next round of the cup. Full credit to Mill hill they never gave up."

AC Mill Hill boss Joe Levy told JC Sport: "We showed just how good we can be when we work as a team. I felt we were terribly unlucky not to take the game to penalties.

"Although we lost we can take great inspiration from a fine performance an hope to continue playing with the same mentality."

DC Prediction: AC Mill Hill 0 Faithfold A 3

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FAITHFOLD B IN 7TH HEAVEN
BOCA JEWNIORS 0 FAITHFOLD B 7
Class told as Faithfold B found their shooting boots with braces from Matty Kleinman and Josh Brooks plus one apiece from Richard Linton, Doron Hershkorn and Dan Harris easing them through.

DC Prediction: Boca Jewniors 0 Faithfold B 4

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RAIDERS B HIT HIGH FIVES
L’EQUIPE 0 NORTH LONDON RAIDERS B 5
Raiders B made easy work of beating L'Equipe, with doubles for Nicky Woolf and David Shamash added to by Darren Russell.

L'Equipe's Mark Singer told JC Sport: "The quicker we forget about Sunday, the better."

DC Prediction: L’Equipe 2 Raiders B 3

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ALL'S GOLD FOR RED-HOT SHIRLEY
SHIRLEY PARK 8 NORSTAR B 2
A fab four-goal salvo from GIDEON GOLD helped free-scoring Shirley Park hit the jackpot against second division Norstar B.

There was also a hat-trick for JAMIE KENT in a one-sided encounter, with Dan Oade putting the icing on the cake.

DC Prediction: Shirley Park 5 Norstar B 0

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AWESOME AVITAL ON FIRE FOR UJIA
UJIA 9 JEWVENTUS 0
UJIA added to Jewventus' woes with experienced Israeli striker ASSI AVITAL leading the way in a 9-0 demolition.

Avital fired a hat-trick, with further efforts from Nick Bord (2), Jon Isaacs (2), Darren Rolfe and Ben Nassim completing the rout.

Delighted UJIA player-manager Darren Rolfe told JC Sport: "It was a good feeling winning our first game of the season, be it against a 10 man Jewe team.

"Had it not been for the post, bar, keeper and poor misses we could have won this 20-0."

DC Prediction: UJIA 4 Jewventus 1

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CAMDEN TWO GOOD FOR FC TEAM
FC TEAM B 0 CAMDEN PARK 2
Strikes from Luke Brookner and Josh Toff took Camden Park into round two.

Camden's Nick Kagan told JC Sport: "It was a solid win against a well-organised side. David Kanzen, Jake Bernstone and Will Castle impressed. Several squad players had a good run out.

"We look forward to the next round, fingers crossed for Lions A at Rowley Lane."

DC Prediction: FC Team B 1 Camden Park 3

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FC TEAM A P TEMPLE FORTUNE B P
Match postponed - Fortune forfeited due to a lack of players

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JC MSFL PREMIER DIVISION

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DANNY CARO'S PREM DIV TEAM OF THE WEEK

BENTLEY COMES BACK TO HAUNT FORMER CLUB
HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB A 1 OAKWOOD A 1
Defending champions Hendon were forced to settle for a point following a titanic battle against Division One champions Oakwood.

Summer signing Josh Bentley registered against his former club, with the Hendon goal coming through Alex Rosenthal.

Hendon boss David Garbacz told JC Sport: "This was the proverbial game of two halves."

Oakwood joint-manager Ric Blank told JC Sport: "We absolutely blew Hendon away in the first half with a performance as good as I can remember in my time as Oakwood boss.

"We dominated all over the park and frankly, I don't think Hendon knew what hit them. Our downfall was conceding a very soft goal and hitting the woodwork three times in a scintillating spell.

"Overall it was a great game and we look forward to welcoming Hendon to Parmiters later in the season for what I promise will be an even tougher, more physical challenge. For now we look forward to Thursday's social where we will drink-a-drink-a-drink as undefeated men."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Hendon A 2 Oakwood A 1

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BRADY HIT HIGH FIVES
NORSTAR A 2 BRADY MACCABI A 5
Two goals from Josh Hershman guided Brady towards their first win of the season as they cruised to victory against Norstar in Harrow.

There were also goals for Josh Rosenfeld, who scored six minutes after coming on in his first competitive match for four years, and summer signings Matt Sofier and Bradley Sharpe.

Norstar's goals came through Adam Kaldor and Josh Green.

Brady boss Joel Nathan told JC Sport: "Overall a very pleasing performance that we needed to kickstart our season. The boys responded to the result against Lions in the best way possible and now we look to carry it on next week.

"It was great to have Ben Joseph in the side - he pulled the strings, which we have been missing in our first two games."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Norstar A 1 Brady A 2

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DIVISION TWO

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DANNY CARO'S DIVISION TWO TEAM OF THE WEEK

MAJESTIC MOGILNER FRUSTRATES NEASDEN B
BRADY MACCABI B 1 NORTH WEST NEASDEN B 1
A Reiss Mogilner strike earned Brady B a share of the spoils in a close encounter against Neasden B at Rowley Lane.

Sam Foster had put NWN ahead.

NWN boss Adam Levene told JC Sport: "It was a pretty even match. Brady enjoyed more pressure, but we probably had slightly better chances."

Brady boss Josh Dagul told JC Sport: "It was a tough game that we probably deserved to win.

"Neasden are very well organised and their keeper was fantastic, so once they went 1-0 up it was always going to be hard to win the game.

"We showed great fight and continued to play our game and deservedly equalised in the last 10 minutes.

"We even had chances to win the game after but it wasn't to be. It could be an important point at the end of the season."

DC Prediction: Brady B 3 Neasden B 1

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BATTLING CATS MAKE THEIR POINT
CATFORD & BROMLEY MACCABI 2 BLIZZARD STORM 2
Strikes from captain marvel Adam Luria and top-scorer Jamie Sinai earned the Cats a point in a game they came away from believed they had done enough to win.

Blizzard's goals came through Jason Green and Dean Shaw in a game they led 2-0.

Catford captain Adam Luria told JC Sport: "It was a game we're disappointed not to have won as we dominated almost from start to finish.

Blizzard boss Simon Linden told JC Sport: "This week we had a game on our hands, it was very competitive and Catford deserved something from the game. We just cannot throw two-goal leads away. It's happening to often."

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DC Prediction: Catford & Bromley 2 Blizzard Storm 3

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REDBRIDGE B CLAIM THIRD STRAIGHT DRAW
REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B 2 SPEC FC 2
Draw specialists Redbridge B finished honours even for the third consecutive match as they claimed an impressive point against in-form SPEC FC.

Strikes from Dan Pike and Ashley Burns earned SPEC a share of the points.

RJC's goals came through Elliot Castle and Scott Oldstein.

RJC boss Jon Jacobs told JC Sport: "My young squad are not finding the step up as difficult as they thought, when we play our football we dominate teams. We have just got to learn to kill teams off."

SPEC FC's Ricky Lawrence told JC Sport: "We came away from Essex very disappointed not to pick up all three points. We were in control for the majority of the game but unlike the Raiders game, this time missed chances cost us and we've got to kill teams off when we have the chance.

"Redbridge did very well though, especially given the age of their team."

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DC Prediction: Redbridge B 1 SPEC FC 2

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DIVISION THREE

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FC TEAM C GO FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH
FAITHFOLD C 0 FC TEAM C 3
FC Team C boosted their title credentials with an impressive 3-0 victory over Faithfold C, courtesy of strikes from James Cooper (2) and Avi Nejad.

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DC Prediction: Faithfold C 2 FC Team C 3

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IMPERIOUS OAKWOOD HIT HENDON FOR FIVE
HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB C 0 OAKWOOD B 5
Oakwood B maintained their excellent start with an impressive victory against Hendon C to go joint top.

Goals from Ben Polak, Dave Eden, Matt Geey and Ben Myers (2) sealed the win against a Hendon team who finished with 10 men.

Delighted Oakwood boss Ian Tussie told JC Sport: "This was our best performance of the season. Something happened over Yom Kippur, some serious repenting by the Oaks clearly had an effect. After last week's laboured performance this just what the Chazan ordered."

Hendon boss Craig Miller told JC Sport: "Oakwood B are a very organised team and have a rock solid defence. The referee lost control of the game missing handballs, studding and offsides galore. He also sent off one of our players, which was completely undeserved, this happened after 30 minutes.

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Hendon C 4 Oakwood B 2

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NEVER-SAY-DIE LOUGHTON MAKE THEIR POINT
LOUGHTON ORIENT 3 TOTTENHAM CHUTSPAH 3
Tottenham Chutspah dropped points for the first time this season following a six-goal thriller against Loughton Orient.

Matt West, Barry Green and an own goal accounted for the Orient goals in a game they came from 3-1 down to draw.

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DC Prediction: Loughton Orient 2 Tottenham Chutspah 3

Last updated: 10:25am, October 4 2012