JC MSFL Matchday 16 review

By Danny Caro, December 16, 2012
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Temple Fortune A produced performance of the day by thumping Division One rivals Glenthorne United A 4-0 in the Peter Morrison Trophy, while the incredible Ben Zloof scored his fourth consecutive hat-trick to keep AC Mill Hill going strong in JC MSFL Division Three. Danny Caro reflects on Matchday 16 of the JC MSFL season.

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PHOTOGALLERY - SPEC FC vs NORSTAR A

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JC MSFL MATCHDAY 16 HEADLINES

PMT – Camden edge past Hendon C
Prem Div – Hendon come back to beat FC Team
Div 1 – Plotnek shines in Shirley swansong
Div 2 – Blancos leave Neasden B doubled up
Div 3 – Zloof inspires Mill Hill again

HAT-TRICK HEROES
PMT - James Ryan (Woodford Wanderers)
Div 3 - Ben Zloof (AC Mill Hill), Gabriel John (Jewventus)

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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 DIV ONE TEAM OF THE WEEK

DANNY CARO'S DIV THREE TEAM OF THE WEEK

SEE NOMINATIONS

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Daniel Orgel (Temple Fortune A)

MANAGER OF THE WEEK
Lee Fegan (Temple Fortune A)

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GOAL OF THE WEEK - ALON HERSHKORN

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JC SAVE OF THE WEEK
James Castle (Southgate Harmen) - a save comparable with the great David Seaman vs Sheffield United reflex save, Shirley Park had a corner and from point-blank range James tipped over a lethal strike from three yards out

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK - EILON KENNET

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JC SUPER-SUB OF THE WEEK
Max Kyte (London Maccabi Lions A)

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JC REFEREE OF THE WEEK
Jon Feenstra (Camden Park vs Hendon United Sports Club C)

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JC CYRIL ANEKSTEIN QUARTER-FINAL DRAW

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YOUR WEEKEND REVIEW STARTS HERE:

PETER MORRISON TROPHY ROUND THREE

BRADY A HIT HIGH FIVES
ATHLETIC BILBAUM 2 BRADY MACCABI A 5
Brady A saw off a determined challenge from second division Bilbaum with Jon Green (2), Matt Sofier (2) and Brad Sharp on target.

Brady took the lead after only a handful of minutes, but the Baums fought back and led 2-1 at the end of the half with excellent finishes from Ed Green and Ben Bell.

Brady boss Joel Nathan told JC Sport: "We only played well in patches today, but when we did pass the ball around you could tell the difference between the two sides."

Bilbaum joint-manager Mark Pasha told JC Sport: "I believe what they say in common parlance is; don't judge a book by its cover. While the 5-2 scoreline says one thing, the match was a far shout from the glittering outcome for Brady."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Athletic Bilbaum 1 Brady A 3

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KETERMAN AT THE DOUBLE AS LIONS GO THROUGH
BRIXTON OLD BOYS A 3 LONDON MACCABI LIONS A 5
Two goals from TJ Keterman earned Lions a deserved victory in the all-Premier Division clash at Clowes.

The heroics of keeper Jake Doffman could not save Brixton, who had forged ahead, but Lions hit back with further strikes from Jordan Marks and super-sub Max Kyte.

Alon Hershkorn was among the scorers for Brixton, with a stunning solo effort.

Lions interim manager Andy Landesberg told JC Sport: "We played some of our best football today, but there has to be an end product to finish. We didn't take our chances today and the Brixton goalkeeper was without question Man of the match today. With again five of under-18's from last season having an impact on the game, the future is looking very bright for this team."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Brixton 0 Lions A 3

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CAMDEN EDGE PAST HENDON C
CAMDEN PARK 2 HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB C 1
Camden Park were given a scare by cup giant-killing specialists in Wembley, as Guy Marks and Richard Silver took the first division side through.

The second half started much the same and Camden snatched a second, but the real moment of magic was to come. Strom sent a long ball forward and the Camden keeper could only head the ball away from just out of his area. Alex Elf, with his back to goal and standing 30-40 yards out rose and 'Ibrahimovic' style bicycle kicked an over-head shot over the despairing Camden defenders lunges on the line. Goal of the season.

Camden's Nick Kagan told JC Sport: "Hendon posed a tougher test than their league position suggests. They were up for it and in our face for the whole 90. However, we put in a professional display despite missing a number of key players and probably should have done better with some of the chances we created."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Camden 6 Hendon C 1

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REDBRIDGE TOO STRONG FOR MASTERS
REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A 4 MACCABI MASTERS REP TEAM 1
Youth beat experience as Premier Division Redbridge A cruised past the Masters Select XI on a heavy pitch in Fairlop.

Strikes from Adam Stolerman, Jack Van Gelder, Sam McCarthy and Daniel Sugarman saw RJC home.

Gideon Barnett grabbed a consolation for the Masters.

RJC manager Eilon Kennet told JC Sport: "The Masters are a great bunch of guys who make up for their ever reducing pace with sheer enthusiasm. The conditions were awful and the pitch was just as bad, a real leveler. However, we knew that it would just be a matter of time, before the Masters would start to struggle with our pace, and that's exactly how it panned out."

Masters boss Daniel Collins told JC Sport: "The Masters side can certainly hold the heads up and did their league proud against a very good Redbridge side. Good luck to them in the next round."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Redbridge JC A 2 Maccabi Masters 0

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NORSTAR A WIN FIVE-GOAL THRILLER
SPEC FC 2 NORSTAR A 3
Premier Division Norstar A won a five-goal thriller at Hatfield Uni following a great effort from second division SPEC FC.

PHOTOGALLERY - SPEC FC vs NORSTAR A

Josh Green, Ben Sheldon and Deci Spiro scored for Norstar.

SPEC FC's goals came through Dan Pike and a late screamer from Ashley Burns.

Norstar boss Phil Peters told JC Sport: "Despite the result we never really got out of first gear and it was only due to some poor defending and a brilliant strike from debutant Dec Spiro that we came away with the win."

SPEC FC's Ricky Lawrence told JC Sport: "It was a really good cup tie today. Norstar were the better team and deserved to go through however with a very contentious goal disallowed with a couple of minutes remaining, we can also consider ourselves a touch unlucky. Good luck to Norstar in the rest of the competition."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Norstar A 2 SPEC FC 1

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FOUR-MIDABLE FORTUNE BLOW GLENTHORNE AWAY
TEMPLE FORTUNE A 4 GLENTHORNE UNITED A 0
Temple Fortune earned one of the results of the day with a 4-0 demolition over Division One joint-leaders Glenthorne A in an early kick-off at the Hive.

Dan Orgel (2), Shai Davidi and Kane Gilbery were the marksmen in a memorable win.

Fortune boss Lee Fegan said: "It was a fantastic performance! It's the best display I've seen from a Fortune team during my time here I reckon. We played a top team in our division and we caused them problem after problem. Everyone was faultless."

Thornes boss Sam Rosenthal told JC Sport: "Credit to Temple Fortune - they outplayed us from the start and were very well organised all over. That said we just didn't turn up. Good luck to them in the next round."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Temple Fortune A 1 Glenthorne A 2

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CHIGWELL ATHLETIC P NORTH WEST NEASDEN A P
Match postponed - Neasden defaulted due to a shortage of players. Chigwell go through

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OAKWOOD A P FAITHFOLD B P
Match postponed - Faithfold forfeited. Oakwood go through

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BLIZZARD STORM P FAITHFOLD A P
Match postponed - waterlogged pitch

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ROUND TWO

WOODFORD HIT THE JACKPOT
WOODFORD WANDERERS 9 GLENTHORNE UNITED B 2
JAMES RYAN was the hat-trick hero as Woodford won the east London derby in style to book their place in round three.

There was also two for striker Jerome Marks and one apiece from Adam Poole, Paul Biller, Harrison Midda and Joe Sumry.

Glenthorne's goals came through Jamie Crawford and Adam Goldman.

Thornes joint-player-manager Jordan Sapler told JC Sport: "We needed the new year's break to gather our heads and go into next year concentrated on the league which we can still gain promotion. Credit to Woodford who put away their chances and good luck to them against Hendon A."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Woodford 2 Glenthorne B 1 AET

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ROUND ONE

LONDON MACCABI LIONS B P HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB B P
Match postponed - Hendon defaulted due to a shortage of players

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JC MSFL PREMIER DIVISION

SEE LEAGUE TABLE

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

DANNY CARO'S PREM DIV TEAM OF THE WEEK

HENDON COME BACK FROM THE DEAD
HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB A 3 FC TEAM A 2
Strikes from Ben Kon, Ari Last and Dovid Korman earned Hendon the points as they finished 2012 on a high, with their second win of the season over FC Team.

Richard Salmon and Danny Moss had put Team in pole position.

Delighted Hendon boss David Garbacz told JC Sport: "This was a massive win for us. We now go into the mid-season break with full confidence and belief that we can mount a serious defence of our title.

"We were angry but determined at half time and knew that we had to react positively and go at them hard. We came out of the blocks like men with a true mission and within 25 minutes had clawed the deficit back and gone in front. We then sat back a bit but held on pretty comfortably for a massive win.

"We wish a really good competitive FC Team all the best for the rest of the season. Last season our challenge was to lead from the front - this year we have to come from behind but we have enormous belief that we have the capability to do so."

FC Team boss Mitch Young told JC Sport: "2-0 up at half time and playing well I am therefore dissapointed to have lost the game. You have to give credit to Hendon who came back very well in the second half."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Hendon A 2 FC Team A 1

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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)

DANNY CARO'S DIV ONE TEAM OF THE WEEK

SHIRLEY EDGE PAST HARMEN
SHIRLEY PARK 2 SOUTHGATE HARMEN 1
As predicted, promotion-chasing Shirley beat Southgate Harmen 2-1 at Norsemen FC, courtesy of strikes from Ran Saburu and player-manager Dave Lusman to finish the weekend top of the table.

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Shirley Park 2 Southgate Harmen 1

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DIVISION TWO

SEE LEAGUE TABLE

TOP-SCORERS
16 - Adam Hersh (Los Blancos)
9 - Ben Bell (Bilbaum)

NINE-MAN BRADY OVERPOWER REDBRIDGE B
BRADY MACCABI B 5 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B 0
Title hopefuls Brady B overpowered Redbridge B in a tempestuous affair at Rowley Lane.

Two goals from Charlie Kasler and Reiss Mogilner plus one from captain James Joseph eased them home.

However, Brady finished the match with nine men following two red cards.

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Brady B 3 Redbridge B 1

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BLANCOS LATE SHOW LEAVES NEASDEN DOUBLED UP
LOS BLANCOS 2 NORTH WEST NEASDEN B 1
Two goals in stoppage time gave Blancos a deserved win over leaders Neasden for the second time in a week.

Adam Hersh cancelled out a strike from Oli Joseph as the game crept into injury time after a move down the left saw Ben Annis find Hersh in empty space.

Almost straight from kick off Hersh won Bancos a penalty after being left in a heap after an overly physical shoulder barge. With the last kick of the game, Adam Waters dispatched a cool penalty past Len Bloom.

A jubiliant Adam Hersh told JC Sport: "Doing the double over Neasden just shows how far LB have come. They were always our bogus team and this season we have dominated them over 180 minutes. When back in January, we will be going all out for promotion and who knows even the title."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Blancos 2 Neasden B 2

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NORTH LONDON RAIDERS B P CATFORD & BROMLEY MACCABI P
Match postponed - Catford unable to raise a team

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FC TEAM B P NORSTAR B P
Match postponed - pitch unplayable

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DIVISION THREE

SEE LEAGUE TABLE

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

DANNY CARO'S DIV THREE TEAM OF THE WEEK

INCREDIBLE ZLOOF DOES IT AGAIN
FAITHFOLD C 0 AC MILL HILL 3
The incredible BEN ZLOOF scored his a hat-trick for the fourth week running as AC Mill Hill maintained their grip at the top.

Mill Hill manager Joe Levy told JC Sport: "Credit to Faithfold who battled hard but never really troubled us and didn't manage a shot on target the whole game.

"We are proud to be top over the new year but know there is still a lot of work to do."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Faithfold C 1 AC Mill Hill 3

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JUBILANT JOHN ON FIRE AS JEWVE HIT SIX
JEWVENTUS 6 BOCA JEWNIORS 0
A hat-trick from player-manager GABRIEL JOHN saw Jewventus put Boca to the sword at Chase Lodge, banging six past them.

John opened the scoring from the penalty spot and doubled the lead with a 30-yard stunner. It was then the turn of Ami Wynbourne to get in on the act. He skipped past the centre back and fired home from outside the box. Not to be out-done, James Alexander dribbled he way into the area and tucked the ball home with a beautiful left footed drive.

Jewve were camped in the last third for the entirety of the second 45 minutes and John completed his hat-trick after some super hold up play from Dan Rook allowed him to fire home from 25 yards before Rook completed the rout.

John told JC Sport: "All in all a good days work. A clean sheet, hat-trick and moral boosting win."

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DC Prediction: Jewventus 4 Boca 1

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L'EQUIPE TWO GOOD FOR FORTUNE B
TEMPLE FORTUNE B 0 L’EQUIPE 2
Josh Lewsis and Andy Burke helped L'Equipe complete back-to-back wins for the first time in a long time as they ran out worthy winners in Pinner.

DC Prediction: Temple Fortune B 2 L’Equipe 1

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MIGHTY OAKS MAUL TOTTENHAM
TOTTENHAM CHUTSPAH 1 OAKWOOD B 6
Oakwood finished a highly encouraging first half of the season in style after hitting Tottenham for six with goals from Ben Polak (2), Vic Librae, who "eyebrowed one home," Ben Levy, Charlie Cohen and Dave Eden

Jubilant Oakwood manager Ian Tussie told JC Sport: "Overall it was very much deserved but I felt we made harder work of it than we should have. We go into the Chanukah break in touching distance of the top two with promotion still very much in our own hands.

"It's been a great start to the season and the lads have earned their breaks. I've told them to stay of the humous, latkes and baklava and stay on the water, celery and fat free Greek yogurt. Whether they listen to me is another thing."

SEE MATCH REPORT

DC Prediction: Tottenham Chutspah 1 Oakwood B 3

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FC TEAM C P LOUGHTON ORIENT P
Match postponed - waterlogged pitch

Last updated: 12:52pm, December 21 2012