JC MSFL Matchday 15 review

By Danny Caro, December 9, 2012
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Los Blancos blew the Division Two title race wide open with a thrilling win over Neasden B, while JC Cyril Anekstein Cup, and holders Hendon A cruised past their B team and Brady B caused a shock with a 3-1 victory at first division Chigwell. Danny Caro reflects on Matchday 15 of the JC MSFL season.

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JC CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP QUARTER-FINALS DRAW
Faithfold A vs Oakwood A/SPEC FC
Woodford Wanderers/Temple Fortune vs Redbridge Jewish Care A
Hendon United Sports Club A vs London Maccabi Lions A
Camden Park vs Brady Maccabi B

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MSFL LATEST NEWS
BLACKMAN JOINS NORSTAR

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JC MSFL MATCHDAY 15 REVIEW
HCC - Oakwood A smash 8
JC CAC – Three and easy for Hendon A
Prem Div – Peters relieved as Norstar A claim first win
Div 1 – Shirley Park in seventh heaven
Div 2 – Gertner late show stuns Neasden B
Div 3 – AC Mill Hill tear up Tottenham

JC HAT-TRICK HEROES
JC CAC - Leo Feldman (Camden Park)
Div 3 - Ben Zloof, Jason Shoffman (both AC Mill Hill), David Joseph Cohen (FC Team C), Ollie Squires (Temple Fortune B)

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TOP-SCORERS

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PHOTOGALLERIES

CHIGWELL vs BRADY B

CATFORD & BROMLEY vs ATHLETIC BILBAUM

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DANNY CARO'S MATCHDAY 15 OSCARS

TEAM OF THE WEEK

PREMIER DIVISION TEAM OF THE WEEK

DIVISION TWO TEAM OF THE WEEK

NOMINATIONS

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GOAL OF THE WEEK - JULIAN GERTNER (LOS BLANCOS)

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SAVE OF THE WEEK - MATT KEMP (REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B)

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK - JOEL MINSKY (Los Blancos)

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PASS OF THE WEEK
Sam Roth (Athletic Bilbaum) - who, after a 30-yard run, whipped in a pinpoint cross to Green who knocked it past the Catford keeper

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SUPERSUB OF THE WEEK
Jason Shoffman (AC Mill Hill)

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REFEREE OF THE WEEK
Stuart Ansher (North London Raiders A vs London Maccabi Lions A)

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OUTRAGEOUS GOALKEEPER'S TOP OF THE WEEK
Outright winner

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CUP DRAWS

PETER MORRISON TROPHY ROUND 3 DRAW

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YOUR WEEKEND REVIEW STARTS HERE:

LONDON FA COUNTY CUP SECOND ROUND TWO

WOODFORD WANDERERS P G&S ROVERS P
Match postponed - Woodford progress after G&S forfeited

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HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY CUP ROUND OF 32

OAKWOOD A 8 (EIGHT) AFC ODDFELLOWS 1
The mighty Oaks breezed into the last 16 of the HCC after Toby Levy, Dan Geey, Bobby Cousins, Dan Abrams, Brad Wine, Josh Rose, Josh Rubin and Rob Davidson wrapped up an easy win over AFC Oddfellows.

Oaks joint-manager Alex Schock said: "The opposition weren't great but we played our own game and were fantastic. As you can expect we were put under a lot of physical pressure and there were some nasty challenges out there, how they ended up with 11 on the pitch I don't know.

"Anyway, we looked very good and fancy ourselves now on all four fronts. We move on to the Morrison next week full of confidence."

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JC CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP ROUND THREE

CAMDEN BLOW BLIZZARD AWAY
CAMDEN PARK 6 BLIZZARD STORM 2
First division Camden Park got back to winning ways after hitting Blizzard Storm for six in Wembley.

Three goals from LEO FELDMAN plus one apiece from Rob Hershkorn, Dan Baneth and David Kanzen did the trick for Josh Marks' men.

Joe Stolerman and Alan Markovitch registered for Blizzard.

Blizzard boss Simon Linden told JC Sport: "It was a tough game in tough conditions against a very good side in Camden. We worked hard and and matched them for spells in the game. It was 4-0 after 35 minutes, so I' proud of how we battled for the remaining 55 minutes.

"On to Faithfold A in the Morrison next week. Don't count us out - we will have a good crack at them."

DC Prediction: Camden 3 Blizzard 0

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BRILLIANT BRADY KNOCK CHIGWELL OUT
CHIGWELL ATHLETIC 1 BRADY MACCABI B 3
Youth conquered experience at Peter May where second division Brady B knocked first division Chigwell out of the competition.

Two goals from Dan Harrod and a penalty from skipper James Joseph capped one of the team's best-ever results.

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Paul Lenchner netted a consolation for Chigwell in the last 15 minutes.

Brady player-manager Josh Dagul told JC Sport: "The team were absolutely fantastic today. We only had 11 players available but the team showed unbelievable spirit and fight on a very tough pitch.

"We played some good stuff and our second goal in particular was a great team move. Daniel and JJ were the match-winners, but the back five with Jason Davis and Mike Beaber sitting in front of them also deserve a mention for their performances today, as well as young Nathan Harrod on the wing. We are looking forward to the quarter finals now."

Slater told JC Sport: "'We didn't start playing until the second half, giving ourselves an uphill battle. The pitch was pretty poor and it was without doubt the worst refereeing display since I've been running Chigwell Athletic. Second half wee turned the screw but it was too little too late."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Chigwell Athletic 2 Brady B 1

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FABULOUS FAITHFOLD IN SEVEN HEAVEN
FAITHFOLD A 7 HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB C 0
Treble chasing Faithfold A outclassed third division Hendon C at Chase Lodge, with goals from Simon Lawrence (2), Daryl Phillips, Alex Kaye, Dan Howard, Alex Taylor and Dan Perkins easing them through.

Faithfold boss Zuriel Solomons told JC Sport: "It was about when we scored today which would determine the final score and we scored early. It was about our finishing today as we dominated all the possession but we were a little wayward with our shooting and final ball.

"We did play well today but I always expect more anyway we are in the hat for the next round and one more game before we break for the New Year."

Hendon player-manager Craig Miller told JC Sport: "We lost to the better team."

Hendon: Shapira, Strom, Caller, Miller, Phillips, Major (sub: Witcoop), Jacobs (sub: Sluckis), D. Elf,
A. Elf, Turner (sub: Elias), David

DC Prediction: Faithfold A 6 Hendon C 0

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THREE AND EASY FOR HENDON A
HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB B 0 HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB A 3
Strikes from Danny Kon, Josh Lipman and Greg Corin saw holders Hendon A claimea routine 3-0 win over their B team in West Hendon.

Hendon manager David Garbacz told JC Sport: "This was a comfortable victory. It is never easy to play our B team where familiarity can sometimes lead to not being totally focused on the job in hand, but today we were determined that would not be the case and we completed a good professional job.

"We had a young and inexperienced side out today which was maybe a glimpse into the future and we gave debuts to two great young talents in Oli Sade and Alex Nadler, both of whom had really encouraging games.

"We could've and should have probably won by a lot more today but our finishing was a little wayward and we do have to train with the B's on Wednesday night. However, we are safely in the hat for the next round and still maintain a tight grip on our trophy."

DC Prediction: Hendon B 1 Hendon A 2

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GLORY FOR GERSHFIELD AS LIONS EDGE THROUGH
NORTH LONDON RAIDERS A 2 LONDON MACCABI LIONS A 3
A double from James Gershfield helped Lions A return to winning ways as they won a five-goal thriller in the only all-Premier Division tie.

Maccabiah starlet Jordan Marks was Lions' other scorer at Brunel.

Raiders' goals came through Jamie Wolfson and Oli Henry.

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: NL Raiders A 3 LM Lions A 2 (Raiders to win in extra-time)

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OAKWOOD A P SPEC FC P
Match postponed due to Oakwood’s County Cup commitments

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TEMPLE FORTUNE A P WOODFORD WANDERERS P
Match postponed due to Woodford County Cup commitments

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JC MSFL PREMIER DIVISION

SEE LEAGUE TABLE

TOP-SCORERS
12 - Adam Stolerman, (Redbridge JC A), Lee Cash (LM Lions A - 10 for Neasden A)
11 - Daryl Phillips (Faithfold A)

PREMIER DIVISION TEAM OF THE WEEK

BRADY TWO GOOD FOR TEAM
BRADY MACCABI A 2 FC TEAM A 0
Brady kept their good run going with new signing Zack White and Jonathan Green finding the net against FC Team A at Rowley Lane.

White scored his first goal for the club after pouncing on a defensive mistake to drill in a great right-foot shot before Green sealed the points after springing the offside trap and finishing a well-taken goal

Manager Joel Nathan told JC Sport: "It was a great win. The first half was very even and if I am honest, we were probably lucky to be level as they created better chances, but our second half performance was immense. We controlled the half from the off.

"FC Team then put us under some pressure and we were thankful to Oli Colmans who pulled off some wonderful saves and was deservedly the Man-of-the-match.

"Once we weathered the storm, we took control again and played some great football.

"Despite 10 minutes of injury time, which I still am confused about, we held on for a great win and are now unbeaten in four league games."

FC Team boss Mitch Young told JC Sport: "I am very upset and angry with my players. We had countless chances to score and yet we wasted all of them. Their keeper made a few decent saves, but our finishing is totally unacceptable.

"We had a great opportunity today and the attacking players blew it. We were the better team for 70 minutes and should have been 0-2 up at half time, then a defensive error and a bad reffing decision coupled with three injuries to big players meant the game whittled away. Ed didn't even have to make a save all game .... I am fuming!"

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Brady A 1 FC Team A 1

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STARS CLAIM FIRST-EVER TOP-FLIGHT WIN
NORSTAR A 3 BRIXTON OLD BOYS 0
It was a memorable morning for Norstar A as goals from JJ Spiro, Ben Sheldon and top-scorer Josh Green sealed their first-ever win in the Premier Division.

Norstar player-manager Phil Peters told JC Sport: "After 11 games there were some people doubting this day would arrive but I’ve had confidence in my players from the very beginning and hope we can now push on from here!"

Reflecting on a bad morning, Brixton manager John Nitka told JC Sport: "This was a game that we should have won but it was one of those days when the ball wouldn't go in the net. A missed penalty and bad attitudes - this was a lesson to be learnt - we are good enough but its a question of playing together - no more to be said!"

SEE MATCH REPORT

BLACKMAN JOINS NORSTAR

DC Prediction: Norstar A 3 Brixton A 2

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DIVISION ONE

SEE LEAGUE TABLE

TOP-SCORERS
25 - Jamie Kent (Shirley Park)
14 - Yishai Last (Hendon B)
10 - Chaim Gothold (Hendon B)

LIONS B STEP UP A GEAR
LONDON MACCABI LIONS B 2 GLENTHORNE UNITED A 1
The top-of-the-table clash went the way of Lions as strikes from James Gold and David Rose took Lions B three points clear at the top following a hard fought win at Rowley Lane.

Craig Sandford pulled one back for Glenthorne.

Having beaten Camden Park last weekend, it completed an impressive fortnight for Jamie Kyte's men. The Lions boss told JC Sport: "Once again another fantastic performance - as a team and as individuals. We played them off the park in the first half but we weren't clinical enough. Had two fantastic opportunities and managed to hit the inside of the post twice."

"Second half they came out the blocks flying and were a real handful."

Thornes boss Sam Rosenthal told JC Sport: "We didn't turn up in the first half and the best team won on the day."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Lions B 1 Glenthorne A 1

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SUPER SHIRLEY IN SEVENTH HEAVEN
UJIA 1 SHIRLEY PARK 7
Shirley Park boosted their promotion hopes with Saul Conway, Simon Shelley, Jamie Kent, Dave Lusman, Dan Oade, Dan Beckwith and Gideon Gold on target in the 7-1 demolition of UJIA at Chase Lodge.

UJIA's goals came through Assi Avital and an own goal from Shirley player-manager Dave Lusman.

Shirley's Dave Lusman told JC Sport: "It was a tight first half and to be fair, UJIA were holding their own and were unlucky not to have converted a few more more chances. The second half was a different story, though as we missed a far few golden opportunities to increase our scoreline, including open goals and one-on-ones via Jamie and Gids, but we all chipped in a racked up a decent result.

"Fair play to UJIA - they deserve some fortune and I expect them to start picking some points... and thanks ben salad man for mentioning my own goal ... cracking finish, I forgot about that one!"

UJIA boss Ben Radstone told JC Sport: "We played well in the first half and the fell away in the second. Seems to be the story of our season. We conceded some very sloppy goals which was disappointing.

"Hopefully the new year will bring about new fortune for UJIA."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: UJIA 0 Shirley Park 5

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SOUTHGATE HARMEN P NORTH WEST NEASDEN A P
Match postponed - NWN defaulted due to a shortage of players

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DIVISION TWO

SEE LEAGUE TABLE

TOP-SCORERS
15 - Adam Hersh (Los Blancos)
8 - Dan Hildebrand (Brady B), Ben Bell (Bilbaum)

DIVISION TWO TEAM OF THE WEEK

TEAM BOUNCE BACK IN STYLE
GLENTHORNE UNITED B 2 FC TEAM B 3
FC Team B got their season back on track with an impressive win over Glenthorne B at Ford Sports & Social, with Mitch Lassman scoring the goal of the game.

Late strikes from Adam Goldsmith and Paul Walker sealed the points for the boys in yellow and blue.

Glenthorne made a flying start when Michael Winehouse netted after just 25 seconds.

Ryan Cole scored Glenthorne's second of the morning, finishing off a lovely move from the midfield.

Glenthorne joint-player-manager Liam Stein told JC Sport: "Were' disappointed with result as we feel it was a pretty well balanced game. Our defensive mistakes cost us dearly. If we want to do well in this division we need to cut them out and take our chances. Credit to FC Team they battled well especially in the midfield.

"We're looking forward to cup game next week against Woodford. It will be a chance for us to prove we can play the football Jordan and I know we are capable of."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Glenthorne Utd B 3 FC Team B 0

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REDBRIDGE SURPRISE IN-FORM RAIDERS
NORTH LONDON RAIDERS B 1 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B 2
Redbridge eased the pressure on manager Jon Jacobs with Josh Taylor and Bradley Rains on target in an impressive win over in-form Raiders B.

RJC manager Jon Jacobs told JC Sport: "This was our best performance of the season. The boys fully deserved the victory, showing true grit and commitment to get the three points."

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DC Prediction: Raiders B 3 Redbridge B 1

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GERTNER WONDER GOAL STUNS NEASDEN B
NORTH WEST NEASDEN B 2 LOS BLANCOS 3
A stunning last-ditch strike from Jules Gertner saw Los Blancos condemn leaders Neasden B to only their second league defeat of the season with victory in a five-goal thriller.

Player-manager Adam Hersh and Josh Gaon were the other scorers for LB in a match NWN finished with 10 men following a sending off after Jamie Isenwater saw red for kicking out.

James Abrams bagged a brace for NWN.

Blancos player-manager Adam Hersh told JC Sport: "We've had some disappointing results in the past few weeks and we really needed the three points today. The boys played an excellent 90 minutes full of energy and determination. They’re all probably passed out on the couch right now. Half the job done so far against NWN B, part two next week."

NWN player-manager Adam Levene told JC Sport: "We were a bit unfortunate on Sunday, and once we went down to 10 men it was tough."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Neasden B 2 Blancos 1

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GREEN GUIDES BAUMS TO SEVENTH LEAGUE WIN
CATFORD & BROMLEY MACCABI 0 ATHLETIC BILBAUM 4
A double from Ed Green took the Baums to within a point of top spot as they cruised past the Cats at Norsemen FC.

There were also goals for Joshua Magidson and the prolific Ben Bell.

SEE MATCH PHOTOS

Baums joint-player-manager Mark Pasha told JC Sport: "Some may say we put ourselves in trouble at times, other might argue we rode our luck, but looking at the big picture it was yet another solid and efficient display from the Baums. 3-0 up at half time with a resolute defence throughout, a much-changed starting 11 put their heart an souls into clinching the three points for the green and white.

"Huge shout out to Josh 'Monster Munch' Magidson who netted his first for the Baums after 2,390 minutes of football ... that's about 40 straight hours of sweat and blood for the Baum cause. Klinsmann would have been proud of his celebratory flop.

A penalty save from Simon Roth and a subsequent quality stop from point-blank minutes later preserved the clean sheet late in the day.

"On to the cup and into 2013 we roll. COYB!"

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Catford & Bromley 2 Athletic Bilbaum 2

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DIVISION THREE

SEE LEAGUE TABLE

TOP-SCORERS
20 - Ben Zloof (AC Mill Hill)
16 - Jono Gaon (Tottenham Chutspah)
12 - Terry Jeffries (Temple Fortune B), Richard Fogelman (Jewventus), Alex Elf (Hendon Utd SC C)
10 - Ben Polak (Oakwood B)

MILL HILL HIT THE JACKPOT
AC MILL HILL 9 (NINE) TOTTENHAM CHUTSPAH 2
Super-sub JASON SHOFFMAN and star man BEN ZLOOF bagged hat-trick as AC Mill Hill completed a quickfire league double over Tottenham Chutspah.

Top-scorer Jono Gaon bagged a brace for Tottenham.

Mill Hill manager Joel Levy told JC Sport: "On a very muddy pitch, we managed to play some good football and knock the ball about nicely.

"We survived an early scare when we game away a silly penalty which was then missed. We regrouped well and got ourselves into the lead and from there the result never looked in doubt.

"The forwards took their chances when it mattered with Zloof moving on to 24 for the season.

"Credit also to Jason Shoffman who came off the bench at half time and grabbed a second half hat-trick."

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DC Prediction: AC Mill Hill 4 Tottenham Chutspah 0

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SUPER SQUIRES FIRES FORTUNE TO VICTORY
FAITHFOLD C 2 TEMPLE FORTUNE B 3
OLLIE SQUIRES was the hat-trick hero as Temple Fortune B took maximum points following a five-goal thriller against Faithfold C at the Hive.

Faithfold's goals came through Ben Simons and Stefan Simons.

Fortune player-manager Terry Jeffries said: "It was a hard game but we battled well to get the win."

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DC Prediction: Faithfold C 3 Temple Fortune B 2

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L'EQUIPE WIN AT LAST
LOUGHTON ORIENT 1 L’EQUIPE 2
A Josh Lewis double saw L'Equipe claimed a much-needed victory in a game where they took the lead twice against Loughton Orient at Peter May.

Recent signing David Blitz grabbed his second goal for Loughton.

L'Equipe boss David Prager told JC Sport: "The lads played really well on Sunday. If it wasn’t for some poor finishing and their keeper being in inspired form the score could have easily been 5-0 by half time. We started the second half extremely poorly and Loughton scored with their first shot of the game. After conceding we showed great character and got our more than deserved winner."

Loughton player-manager Dan Curtis told JC Sport: "We never really got going in the first half and were very disappointing. Our keeper made numerous saves to keep the score at 0-0, but they scored just before the break. We looked sharper after the break and equalised, though the game then became quite scrappy with neither team creating too much. They scored a winner with 10 minutes left and saw the game out.

"I'm really disappointed with our performance. We were poor in the first half and the second wasn't much better. We know we can do better as we have shown it in phases this season. We need a strong performance next week and three points."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Loughton Orient 3 L’Equipe 1

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FC TEAM C FILL THEIR BOOTS
NORSTAR C 2 FC TEAM C 7
A hat-trick from DAVID JOSEPH COHEN put the icing on the cake in another FC Team C victory as class told in Wembley.

Further strikes from Adam Aminoff (2), David James Cohen and Eitan Ben-Zion finished the job.

Josh Barth and Dan Garsin grabbed consolations for the Stars.

FC Team joint-manager Michael Myers told JC Sport: "It was a comfortable win for Team today. We had the majority of possession and it was only matter of time until the goals began to flow.

"Superb strikes from Adam Aminoff and David James Cohen, as well as the fox in box David Joseph Cohen taking his chances superbly. Eitan Ben-Zion scored a powering header from the back post from a corner as well.

"With one more game this year, we want to finish it off in style so we all ready for next week's game. We want to go into the new year maintaining our undefeated status in the league and continue our winning streak which is up to seven."

Norstar boss Zack Gothelf told JC Sport: "We didn't show up today - a disappointing game to end the first half of our season. We managed to keep Team at bay until 25 minutes in and once they scored the first, we struggled to impose anything of significance on the game.

"Team played well and have some real quality, but we didn't test them in the way we know we could have, and we'll look to do a lot more in the return fixture later in the season.

"An up and down first half of the season, but as a new side, we're getting there."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Norstar C 1 FC Team C 2

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BOCA JEWNIORS P JEWVENTUS P
Match postponed

Last updated: 2:46pm, May 23 2013