Cup hopes put on hold

By Craig Silver, January 8, 2009

This season’s JC Barry Goldstein Trophy has been placed in doubt as the bad weather takes its toll on the MSFL season.

The Maccabi League programme has been hit badly by sub-zero temperatures and heavy rain. Eighteen matches fell victim to the weather last weekend and the forecast for Sunday looks set to see players kicking their heels again. London Maccabi Lions A have only played five league games.

League chairman David Wolff voiced his concerns in his column on He said: “It looks most unlikely that the Barry Goldstein Cup will take place this season.


Bloom blossoms for Neasden C

December 23, 2008

JC MSFL Div 3:
NW Neasden C 3 Temple Fortune 1

A Stephen Bloom hat-trick led North West Neasden ‘C’ to a gritty 3-1 win over Temple Fortune at Bricket Wood.

The match started at a relatively slow pace on a pitch that was slightly uneven and heavy after the recent spell of bad weather. Neither side really imposed themselves on the game and chances were few and far between.


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.”