Raiders make their own luck

December 23, 2008

JC MSFL Div 2:
NL Raiders B 3 Southgate Harmen B 2

North London Raiders B talisman Nicky Woolf grabbed a late, late winner against Southgate Harmen B in a pulsating game at Hillingdon.

The Raiders twice came from a goal behind after the influential Simon Gold had put the Harmen second sting ahead on two occasions. Nicky Woolf and David Rhodes had restored parity and with the game heading for a draw Woolf stepped up to give Raiders the three points.


Relief all-round as Brixton go through

December 23, 2008

JC Cyril Anekstein Cup:
Brixton Old Boys 6 FC Team B 3

A fab four-goal salvo from Adam Kaye ensured that there was no upset as an excellent second half performed took Brixton through.

On a sunny and windy morning Brixton were playing for the first time in six weeks, with 18 players unavailable Brixton recalled Nigel 'the white haired giant' Conway into their starting 11, with a return to the side for Neil Burke after eight months out with injury. FC Team came into the tie full of confidence top of Division 3.


End of the road as Faithfold go belly up in the cup

By Danny Caro, December 23, 2008

Faithfold A bowed out of the London FA Sunday Intermediate Cup after losing 5-2 against Galatasary in round four. Trailing 4-0 at the break, goals from Michael Field and Shlomy Cohen gave the score a sense of respectability.

Four goals from Yishai Last eased Hendon United B into the third round of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup after they beat FC Heath 8-0. Rafi Noe, Gav Noe, Rafi Kon and Nathan Wiesenberg completed the rout.

Adam Kaye (4), Neil Burke and Lee Setyon struck as Brixton Old Boys beat FC Team B 6-3. Lorian Madanes, Sheldon Conrich and Mitch Young replied.


Neasden ‘are unbeatable’

By Danny Caro, December 23, 2008

“Neasden have won the title.” That was the post-match verdict of Chigwell manager Russell Green after his team were beaten by the runaway leaders at Hadley FC.

Although the East Londoners still have 10 games to play, Green believes that Neasden are a cut above the rest this season and have raised the bar in Jewish football.


The clash of the titans is the perfect way to end the year

By Danny Caro, December 18, 2008

The best two teams in the JC MSFL will go head-to-head on Sunday as Chigwell Athletic A entertain runaway leaders North West Neasden A at Hadley FC in Arkley.

Thirteen points clear of their nearest rivals, Neasden have been scoring for fun this season with captain marvel Lee Cash in red-hot form. The Maccabiah hopeful has already scored 25 goals this term and going into the tie on the back of a seven-goal bonanza last week, will be the one to watch out for.


Seven’s above! Lee cashes in

By Craig Silver, December 18, 2008

A stunning seven-goal salvo from skipper Lee Cash eased North West Neasden A to a 15-1 win over Southgate Harmen B in the second round of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup.

Further strikes from Ben Forman (3), Daniel Cole, Daniel Levenfiche, Daniel Stanton, TJ Ketterman and Jonny Ellis completed the rout. Mark Engel claimed Harmen’s consolation.

London Maccabi Lions A bowed out of the Sunday FA Cup after going down 3-1 to Stanbridge & Tilsworth. Lions fell behind but Adam Myeroff converted from the penalty spot after Mike Pearson was the victim of a professional foul.


Classy Conrich keeps FC Team B in charge

December 17, 2008

JC MSFL Division Three: Hendon C 1 FC Team B 4

On the expansive green of West Hendon Playing Fields, FC Team B yet again produced a performance of grit, determination and skill to see off a spirited Hendon C side and maintain their winning streak, which has now stretched to eight league wins in a row.

Despite the downpour of rain throughout the weekend, the pitches in Hendon held up extremely well and allowed an entertaining game of football to take place.


Five strikes help Neasden go fourth

By Craig Silver, December 10, 2008

Goals from Lee Bibring, Daniel Levenfiche, Jake Gottlieb, Danny Daggers and TJ Keterman eased North West Neasden A into the fourth round of the Sunday Challenge Cup for the first time after they hammered Caribb Club FC 5-1.

A penalty in extra time from Daniel Kent saw Division One leaders South Manx A upset Premier Division London Maccabi Lions B in the second round of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup. Jamie Kent had given the Manx a seventh minute lead only for Danny Reuben to level things up.

Manx boss Jon Nitka commented: “It was a great team performance.”


Pretty in pink but causing a stink as the MSFL gets colourful

By Danny Caro, December 4, 2008

I can't believe what the world is coming to with pink shirts and boots becoming increasingly popular at all levels of the game. First, South Manx A wore the feminine-coloured tops. This was followed by the JC MSFL's answer to Arsenal striker Nicklaus Bendtner as East London Knights player-manager James Ryan and Glenthorne United B's Jason Silver recently invested in a pair of Nike Mercurial Vapor IVs.


No star treatment for Norstar in Lions’ den

By Craig Silver, December 4, 2008

Three second half goals from Michael Pearson steered London Maccabi Lions A into the second round of the Peter Morrison Trophy, beating Division Four high-flyers UJS Norstar.

The odds were stacked against Norstar from the start as the Lions fielded almost their whole Saturday side which tops the Hertfordshire Senior County Premier Division.

The class divide was evident in the opening exchanges as the Lions stroked the ball around the greasy Rowley Lane surface.