JC MSFL Matchday 10 review
SPEC FC recorded one of the results of the day as they dumped first division UJIA out of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup with a stunning 9-0 victory, while Hendon C recorded back-to-back cup giant-killings as they hit Shirley Park for six and holders Hendon A squeezed past FC Team A. Danny Caro looks back on Matchday 10 of the JC MSFL season.
JC MSFL MATCHDAY 10 HEADLINES
PMT - Hendon C stun Shirley Park
JC CAC - Super SPEC FC hit nine
Prem Div - Brixton blow Redbridge away
Div 3 - AC Mill Hill hit famous five
JC HAT-TRICK HEROES
PMT - Alex Elf (Hendon C), Jake Gilbert (Athletic Bilbaum)
JC CAC - Dan Cohen, Craig Cohen (both SPEC FC)
JC REFEREE OF THE WEEK
Tony McEvoy (Brixton Old Boys vs Redbridge Jewish Care A)
JC GOAL OF THE WEEK
Haki Elias (Shirley Park) - turned inside form the right and curled a left footer past Shirley keeper
JC QUOTE OF THE WEEK
David Garbacz (Hendon A) - "The first word of congratulations should go to referee Martin Fox for making the correct yet brave decision to get the game on and then for keeping a good lid on things when they threatened to boil over"
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PETER MORRISON TROPHY ROUND ONE
BAUMS HIT HIGH FIVES
ATHLETIC BILBAUM 5 HMH 1
Baums top-scorer JAKE GILBERT filled his boots to ease Athletic into the next round.
The hotshot smashed home a hat-trick to go with goals from Ed Green and Benjy Aarons-Richardson.
Baums boss Mark Pasha told JC Sport: "We did what was required against a tricky HMH side - solid at the back, effective going forward."
DC Prediction: Athletic Bilbaum 3 HMH 1
CASH SAVES NEASDEN'S BACON
BRADY MACCABI B 4 NORTH WEST NEASDEN A 5
Neasden A needed the predatory instincts of star striker Lee Cash to get them out of a spot of bother against second division Brady B.
Cash bagged a brace, including a crucial late winner, in a nine-goal thriller to break Brady hearts.
There were also goals for Mike Field, Joey Glynne and Danny Daggers in a high-quality affair.
Brady's goals came through player-manager Josh Dagul (2), captain marvel James Joseph and Harry Davis.
Disappointed Brady boss Josh Dagul told JC Sport: "It was a very entertaining game today with plenty of goals. We went 1-0, 2-1 and 4-2 up, but couldn't kill off the game.
"Credit goes to Neasden who kept fighting back before winning the game in the last minute. It was a great effort from the boys and they should be proud of how they played."
DC Prediction: Brady B 3 Neasden A 2
JC CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP ROUND TWO
SUPER SPEC FC COHEN FOR GOLD
SPEC FC 9 UJIA 0
SPEC FC claimed one of the results of the day as they smashed nine past first division UJIA in Hatfield.
There were hat-tricks for DAN COHEN and CRAIG COHEN in a one-sided contest, where Rob Murray, James Lesner and Dan Amram completed the rout.
DC Prediction: SPEC FC 3 UJIA 1
HENDON THE HEROES ONCE MORE
HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB C 6 SHIRLEY PARK 4
ALEX ELF was the hat-trick hero as heroic Hendon C knocked out Division One opposition for the second consecutive week after dumping free-scoring Shirley out after a 10-goal thriller.
Having sent UJIA crashing out of the Anekstein seven days ago, it was another memorable morning from Craig Miller's men.
David Elf, Haki Elias and Benni Sluckis put the icing on the cake.
Shirley's goals came through Saul Conway (2), league top-scorer Jamie Kent and Stefan Benfredj.
Hendon player-manager Craig Miller told JC Sport: "Jamie Kent was horrible to attempt to mark and the only way to stop him from scoring was by stopping his service, which we started to do again at 4-3. We moved to five in the middle of the park and that did the trick.
"Hopefully we can actually take this into the league."
Shirley Park boss Dave Lusman told JC Sport; "What a mess - we were expecting a walk in the park today, but we came out with the wrong attitudes by under-estimating Hendon who were well up for this one. Fair play to them."
DC Prediction: Hendon C 1 Shirley Park 5
SWEET REVENGE FOR CUP HOLDERS
FC TEAM A 1 HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB A 2
Cup holders Hendon exacted revenge on FC Team with Avidan Last and Dovid Korman on target to seal a 2-1 victory at Meadow Park.
Declan Selbo netted for FC Team, but it was Hendon's day as they got back to winning ways following the recent 3-0 defeat against Mitch Young's men.
The home side played the last 30 minutes with 10 men after lost James Korn was shown a straight red for a rash challenge.
Jubilant Hendon boss David Garbacz told JC Sport: "The first word of congratulations should go to referee Martin Fox for making the correct yet brave decision to get the game on and then for keeping a good lid on things when they threatened to boil over.
"We were excellent today in a truly good old fashioned committed cup tie between two really good teams. Some of our play, especially in the first half, was the best we've shown all season and we were determined to keep our hands on the coveted Anekstein trophy.
"This could be just the result to set us off properly for the season as defeat would have been unthinkable and now we go into a batch of league games with renewed confidence."
FC Team boss Mitch Young told JC Sport: "I'm very disappointed to go out the cup, even if it is to the holders.
"Hendon played well first half, but we gifted them two goals with poor defending and a penalty. We came back strong in the second half, even though we were reduced to 10 men and created a number of chances to equalise, but Hendon held out for the win.
"It was a great cup tie with two committed sides wanting to win and it was Hendon's day today, just."
DC Prediction: FC Team A 1 Hendon Utd SC A 1 AET (Hendon won on penalties)
EXCELLENT ESTERKIN INSPIRES RAIDERS
NORSTAR A 2 NORTH LONDON RAIDERS A 4
A double from Dave Esterkin steered Raiders into the next round as Rob Richman's men added to Norstar's woes with a 4-2 win in a match moved to the Ark Academy.
David Dinkin and Elliot Espinoza sealed victory for Raiders in this all-Premier Division tussle.
Josh Green bagged a brace for Norstar.
Raiders boss Rob Richman told JC Sport: "Firstly, I have to thank Phil and Norstar as they did absolutely everything to get the game on today. Once John Lyon was deemed unplayable it was very clever thinking to switch the game to the Ark as everyone was keen to play football.
AAfter a sloppy start, where we gifted Norstar an early lead, we quickly got into the game and a penalty from Dinkin and an Esterkin header put us 2-1 up at half time.
A second Esterkin header and a rare Espinoza goal put us 4-1 up, but from there we switched off and it wasn't the greatest last 20 minutes from our point of view.
"Tactically we did a good job in stopping their major threats. We identified Jonny Kay and Jamie Freed as their two main men and we knew if we could stop these two we'd have a good chance of winning the game. Espinoza did a brilliant job stopping Kay from playing and we were delighted that Freed was kept on the bench until the 85th minute.
"Overall we know we can play a little bit better than we did today, but our aim was to make sure we were in the hat for the next round of the draw for the cup and we have managed that."
DC Prediction: Norstar A 1 Raiders A 3
JC MSFL PREMIER DIVISION
7 - Lorian Madanes, Mike Pearson (both LML A)
6 - Daryl Phillips (Faithfold A)
5 - Alon Hershkorn (Brixton A), Adam Stolerman, (Redbridge JC A), Brad Wine, (Oakwood), Avidan Last (Hendon A), David Dinkin (Raiders A)
BRIXTON BLOW REDBRIDGE AWAY
BRIXTON OLD BOYS 3 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A 1
Benji Weinberger was on the mark again as Brixton took another famous scalp, this time overcoming Redbridge at Clowes.
Further strikes from Michael Posner and Danny Sherman wrapped up the points for John Nitka's men.
Redbridge's goal came through centre half Brad Frankel.
Delighted Brixton boss John Nitka told JC Sport: "As I said last week, with a few players back from injury we would be a hard team to beat.
"Do not take it away from Redbridge, they are good and a physically, strong team as they continually battered our defence, but we held out until the end."
RJC manager Eilon Kennt told JC Sport: I did say this would be hard and we would need to be at our best. Unfortunately, we weren't.
"By the time we started to play properly, we ran out of time."
DC Prediction: Brixton 2 Redbridge 2
21 - Jamie Kent (Shirley Park)
11 - Yishai Last (Hendon B)
9 - Gideon Gold (Shirley Park), Lee Cash (Neasden A), Stefan Benfredj (Shirley Park)
11 - Adam Hersh (Los Blancos)
7 - Adam Goldman (Glenthorne Utd B), Dan Hildebrand (Brady B)
6 - Jamie Sinai (Catford & Bromley), Reiss Mogilner (Brady B)
14 - Jono Gaon (Tottenham Chutspah)
12 - Terry Jeffries (Temple Fortune B)
11 - Alex Elf (Hendon Utd SC C)
10 - Ben Zloof (AC Mill Hill)
MAJESTIC MILL HILL HIT FAMOUS FIVE
L'EQUIPE 0 AC MILL HILL 5
AC Mill Hill rediscovered their winning formula as two goals from Rob Kleinmann steered them to three deserved points against L'Equipe.
It was a convincing performance from Joe Levy's men, with Harry Waterman, Adam Lenz and Scott Ackerman completing the rout.
Mill Hill manager Joe Levy told JC Sport: "This was a game that was difficult for both teams due to the condition of the pitch. Although it was very scrappy, I felt my team showed great character and a great team spirit.
"Everyone worked for each other and it was a good team performance. Everyone fought for each other."
DC Prediction: L'Equipe 0 AC Mill Hill 1
Peter Morrison Trophy Round One
Faithfold B vs Norstar B
FC Team C vs Woodford Wanderers
London Maccabi Lions B vs Hendon United Sports Club B
JC Cyril Anekstein Cup Round Two
Blizzard Storm vs Tottenham Chutspah
Catford & Bromley Maccabi vs Norstar C
North West Neasden B vs Camden Park
Oakwood B vs Chigwell Athletic
Temple Fortune A vs Loughton Orient
Prem Div - Brady Maccabi A vs Faithfold A
Div 1 - Glenthorne United A vs Southgate Harmen
Div 2 - Redbridge Jewish Care B vs FC Team B
Div 3 - Temple Fortune B vs Boca Jewniors