MSFL reviews: week 7
PETER MORRISON TROPHY PRELIMINARY ROUND
CAMDEN SQUEEZE THROUGH
CAMDEN PARK 5 FAITHFOLD B 4
Two goals from Lee Levenson helped Camden win the all-Division One clash as they beat Faithfold in a nine-goal thriller.
Rick Harris, Michael Goldberg and Russell Greenfield were also on target as Justin Rockberger's troops squeezed through.
DC Prediction: CAMDEN PARK 2 FAITHFOLD B 1
JC MSFL PREMIER DIVISION
NEASDEN IN SEVENTH HEAVEN
GLENTHORNE UNITED A 1 NORTH WEST NEASDEN A 7
LEE CASH bagged four goals as Jamie Cole's Neasden maintained their 100 per cent record, making it eight wins from eight in the Premier Division against Glenthorne A.
Cash put Neasden ahead in the first half only for Jamie Shaw to put the Thornes back on terms with a free-kick. The teams were deadlocked at the break.
The second half introductions of Matt Stock and Dan Levenfiche, for TJ Keterman and Matt Sofier, changed the game as Neasden ran riot with six second half goals.
Cash added another three with supersubs Matt Stock (2) and Dan Levenfiche completing the rout.
The game was lucky to go ahead as there was no scheduled referee to officiate the game. However, Neasden midfielder Darren Yartlett stepped up to take the whistle.
Neasden: Ed Bloom, Adam Velleman (sub: Adam Savitz), Daniel Cole, Adam Levene, Jonny Ellis, Ricky Kennet, Matt Sofier (sub: Matt Stock), Danny Daggers, Daniel Stanton, Lee Cash, TJ Keterman (sub: Daniel Levenfiche)
Joint Neasden boss Daniel Fox said: "We have a great team spirit at Neasden and played some good football against a good Glenthorne side."
Thornes boss Ian Cohen told JC Sport: "I thought my team matched the champions in the first half, and played with some real heart and determination. I told them to go out and do the same in the second but as soon as we conceded the second goal our heads dropped and one or two of my players went missing.
"At the start of the season I knew against the top third quarters teams we were going to have to try and literally nick a point here and there and our main games would be against the others. Now we are entering a period when my youngsters have to roll their sleeves up and get the pretentiousness out of their systems as from what we learn against the top teams is that their work ethic is terrific and it needs more than fancy tricks to win football matches.
"I still have my conviction and desire to maintain our Premier status and will work with my boys to get them though a dodgy patch to make sure we achieve our aim."
DC Prediction: GLENTHORNE UNITED A 0 NORTH WEST NEASDEN A 5
SUPERSUB LAST GETS HAMMERS BACK ON TRACK
BAFANA BAFANA 1 HENDON UNITED A 2
The Hammers got back to winning ways as they staged a late show to beat in-form Bafana.
Simon Lawrence put the hosts ahead but strikes from Paul Bentley and a stoppage time effort from Avidan Last saw the Hammers rediscover their winning formula.
Hammers manager Jonathan Kestenbaum said: "It was an absolutely stunning fight back showing the renowned Hendon resolve."
Bafana player-manager Adam Lawrence commented: "Credit to Hendon. There is no doubt that of the teams we've played so far, they are the closest to Neasden and I'm surprised at their recent run of form. They're incredibly fit, physical and skillful throughout. They're well organised: they had runners coming from all over the pitch who were a constant struggle to pick up. They perhaps should have created more than they did given their territorial dominance but that shows how well we defended.
"In fact, on the balance of chances created, we deserved at least a point if not all three. We hit the post twice and had at least three other clear scoring opportunities. I'm not sure how Hendon with their "famous resolve" would have responded if we had a two-goal cushion.
"I'm still hurting from this defeat. For me, it's not enough to lose to Hendon, Lions and Neasden and say afterwards "at least we competed". We need to get something from these matches and to do that we have to take our chances."
DC Prediction: BAFANA BAFANA 2 HENDON UNITED A 2
LIONS B SURPRISE FAITHFLOLD
FAITHFOLD A 1 LONDON MACCABI LIONS B 2
Goals from Daniel Reuben and Scott Levy helped Lions B claim their second win of the season as they beat an in-form Faithfold in Bushey.
Darryl Phillips netted for Faithfold.
Delighted Lions boss Gavin Stollar's said: "Today was a 'backs against the wall' victory. My team defended resolutely and took the chances we had.
"Faithfold will feel they should have taken something from the game but we've had that feeling three of four times this season and have come away with nothing. I'm a firm believer that things even themselves out over a season and we are delighted with this win. Special mention to Danny Schindler and Dan Levy - both were immense today."
DC Prediction: FAITHFOLD A 3 LONDON MACCABI LIONS B 1
IT'S A FOUR-MALITY FOR CHIGWELL
MONTANA BOCA UNITED A 2 CHIGWELL ATHLETIC A 4
A hat-trick from Sam McCarthy helped Chigwell keep up the pressure at the top as they overcame a plucky Montana in South Oxhey.
Aron Barnesscored the other.
DC Prediction: MONTANA BOCA UNITED A 0 CHIGWELL ATHLETIC A 4
LATE BASGER STRIKE DELIGHTS MYERS
REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE 1 LONDON MACCABI LIONS A 2
A 91st minute strike from Louis Basger helped Andy Myers' Lions A record their first league win of the season as they beat the in-form Redbridge Jewish Care at Fairlop.
Myers had earlier given the visitors the lead, but that was cancelled out by Richard Kanolik goal eight minutes from time before Basger ended any hope of RJC salvaging a point.
A relieved and delighted Myers told JC Sport: "Obviously I am very happy to get our first league win of the season. We played really well throughout however, we do have a bad habit of making it hard for ourselves. But I am happy, and think we are beginning to get the basis of a good Sunday league team and with the win in the cup and today's three points things are starting to look a lot brighter."
RJC's player coach Darren Brown said: "When you concede so late on its very frustrating, but that's what happens when you don't pick up your men.
"However, I will say that we did very well in the second half and it was a good response from our first half display. We probably looked like the team to go on and win it after we equalised but it wasn't to be."
Redbridge: Stern 6, Silver 7, Mackenzie 5, Brown 6, Mendel 6, Kanolik 7, Howard 5, Glickman 6, Tabor 6, Caplan 7, Nathan 6
LM Lions A: Pauwen 7, Castle 7, Myers 8, Schwarz 7, Graham 7, Leslie 6, Fieldgrass 7, Rose 6, Arghabant 6, Basger 8, Julius (sub: Elf 6)
DC Prediction: REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE 2 LONDON MACCABI LIONS A 1
THREE CHEERS FOR OAKS
BRIXTON OLD BOYS 1 OAKWOOD EDRS 3
Adam Levine, Anthony Kintish and Gary Bloch helped the Oaks maintain their title charge with a hard fought win over lowly Brixton.
DC Prediction: BRIXTON OLD BOYS 0 OAKWOOD EDRS 3
HORNETS HIT HIGH FIVES
HENDON UNITED B 5 CHIGWELL ATHLETIC B 2
Two goals from Gav Noe helped the Hornets notch up a five-star display against Chigwell B.
Chaim Gothold and Ben Kon also made the scoresheet.
Russell Yershon (2) replied for the visitors.
DC Prediction: HENDON UNITED B 3 CHIGWELL ATHLETIC B 2
REVENGE IS SWEET FOR BRADY
NORTH LONDON RAIDERS A 1 BRADY MACCABI 9
A fab four-goal salvo from JOSH ROSENFELD helped the Brady bunch exact revenge on a Raiders team who thumped them 5-1 seven days ago.
The Raiders, who were missing keeper Danny Caro, never recovered after losing Joe Tankel and Ben Sarner to injury early on.
Matt Gilbery capped a man of the match display with the goal of the game. Jason Sears, Scott Ansher and Oli Kenner were also among the scorers in Borehamwood.
The Edgware boys put in a sublime performance, winning every tackle, every header and taking their chances. Gilbery dominated the midfield and scored the goal of the game with a rocket from the edge of the area in the top corner.
DC Prediction: NORTH LONDON RAIDERS A 2 BRADY MACCABI 2
THE BOURNE SUPREMACY AS HARMEN BOSS IT
SOUTHGATE HARMEN A 3 NORTH LONDON RAIDERS B 0
An Alex Bourne double helped Harmen A boost their title hopes in a comfortable win over promotion rivals Raiders B at Ashmole School.
Strike partner Lloyd Becker finished the job.
DC Prediction: SOUTHGATE HARMEN A 0 NORTH LONDON RAIDERS B 0
FISHER SINKS FAITHFOLD
FAITHFOLD C 2 TEMPLE FORTUNE 4
Andrew Souber's Temple Fortune clinched their first win of the season with John Fisher (2) and Richard Cooper on target in the away win over Faithfold C at Chase Lodge.
CS prediction FAITHFOLD C 3 TEMPLE FORTUNE 3
ALL'S GOLD FOR LIONS C
HOLY MOUNT ZION 1 LONDON MACCABI LIONS C 2
Goals from Matt Berger and Tony Gold helped Lions C maintain top spot with a hard earned win over the Zionists.
Noel Hunwick netted for HMZ.
Joint Lions manager Frank Steinberg said: "It was another narrow win against a lively Zion team with a dangerous attack that was kept at bay by the impresssive central defensive partnership of Peter Lazard and Frank Steinberg ably assisted by full backs Danny Carr and Ed Zeimer."
CS prediction HOLY MOUNT ZION 1 LONDON MACCABI LIONS C 2
NEASDEN C TURN ON THE STYLE
NORTH WEST NEASDEN C 7 FC HEATH 1
Neasden C were in seven heaven as Steve Bloom and Mark Simons grabbed two apiece as they outclassed Heath.
Man of the match Ollie Henry (2) and a first Neasden goal from Mark Harris completed the job.
CS prediction NORTH WEST NEASDEN C 3 FC HEATH 0
RAPID BANTA P SOUTHGATE HARMEN B P
Match postponed - no referee
YOUNG CELEBRATES FC TEAM LANDMARK
DYNAMO HENDON 2 FC TEAM B 5
It was a special day for FC Team chairman MITCH YOUNG as he not only grabbed a hat-trick in this crushing win but also celebrated scoring 100 FC Team goals.
David Wexler and James Korn added the other goals.
Marcus Freeman and Gideon Spector replied for the home side.
CS prediction DYNAMO HENDON 1 FC TEAM B 3
EASY PEASY FOR FC TEAM
FC TEAM A 4 L'EQUIPE 0
FC Team A completed a quickfire league double over title rivals L'Equipe with Richard Salmon, Adam Goldsmith, Adam Rones and Eddie Sternberg easing them to three points.
CS prediction FC TEAM A 3 L'EQUIPE 2
NOE WAY BACK FOR MANX
SOUTH MANX B 2 HENDON UNITED C 3
The Hustlers won a five-goal thriller with Raphael Noe (2) and Ben Russell seeing them home.
Player-manager Zvi Noe said: "It was an all-round strong and commited team performance for 90 minutes from all 13 players, against a much improved South Manx team."
CS prediction SOUTH MANX B 0 HENDON UNITED C 2
TANGERINES MAKE THEIR POINT
PURE ORANGE FUNCTION BAND 3 CATFORD & BROMLEY MACCABI 3
Jonny Gibbons, Louis TaylorMark Radzan helped the Tangerines claim their first point of the season in a thriller against the Cats.
Joel Isaacs and Steve Keller were among the Catford scorers.
CS prediction PURE ORANGE FUNCTION BAND 2 CATFORD & BROMLEY MACCABI 2
LENZ ZOOMS IN ON ZIG ZAG
MONTANA BOCA UNITED B vs ZIG ZAG
ADAM LENZ was Montana's hat-trick hero as he helped the team come from two down to claim a thrilling win over the Zeds and give new manager Nick Goodmaker a flying start.
New signing Jonny Winton, formerly of Brady, and Nick Roman had put the visitors in the box seat.
Lenz turned the game on its head with a hat-trick in 20 first-half minutes with James Alexander clinching the points with Montana's fourth, 20 minutes into the second half.
Goodmaker said: "We started shaky and nervous, conceding two goals early, but gained our composure and did what I asked. At half time the aim was to keep a clean sheet which we did and scored the all important next goal to wrap up the game."
Nick Roman and Grant Winton were on target for Neal Cohen's troops.
CS prediction MONTANA BOCA UNITED B 3 ZIG ZAG 3
KNIGHTS OOZE SIX APPEAL
TEAM JLGB 1 EAST LONDON KNIGHTS 6
James Ryan (2), Simon Marks (2), Mike Konzon and Zach Forest put the Knights top of the table on goal difference as they hit JLGB for six.
Neil Lux fired JLGB's consolation.
CS predictionTEAM JLGB 2 EAST LONDON KNIGHTS 3
SIX OUT OF SIX FOR WOODFORD
HENDON HAWKS 0 WOODFORD WANDERERS 5
Player-manager Alex Aviram was among the scorers as the Wanderers maintained their winning start, making it six out of six.
Mitch Hahn, Jerome Marks, Harrison Midda and Adam Poole put the icing on the cake.
DC Prediction:, HENDON HAWKS 1 WOODFORD WANDERERS 2
UJIA RECORD SECOND WIN
PINNER JFC 1 UJIA 5
UJIA won the basement battle as Darren Rolfe
Simon Linden and Jon Gordon eased them to a 5-1 success over Pinner.
Josh Greenham replied for Pinner.
DC Prediction: Pinner JFC 2 UJIA 3
LIFE BOYS REVEL IN WAYNE'S WORLD
Real Life 2 FC Marylebone 1
A brace from Wayne Davidson saw Real Life get their third league win of the season as they came from behind to beat FC Marylebone.
Mikael Benguigui had given the visitors a 12th minute lead.
Real Life boss David Tropp said: "It was so important to win in order to stop the rot and restore confidence and belief. The only way we were going to do that was to fight for everything in every area of the pitch and we did that."
DC Prediction: Real Life 3 FC Marylebone 2
THORNES FOLD TO FIVE STAR HENDON
GLENTHORNE UNITED B 1 HENDON UNITED D 5
Marc Cohen's Hendon D recorded their second win on the bounce as they over powered a lacklustre Glenthorne B at Fairlop.
Paul Biller had earlier equalised for the Thornes in the second half.
CS Prediction: GLENTHORNE UNITED B 0 HENDON UNITED D 2