There are 13 ties in the opening round of the Jewish FA Cup scheduled this weekend, but arguably the match of the day sees title hopefuls Norstar London Raiders A host Oakwood A in the MGBSFL Premier Division. Danny Caro flavours the action.
The draw for the first round of the Maccabi GB Peter Morrison Trophy was made last night, with Division Two favourites FC Team B drawn at home to first division SPEC FC in one of the ties of the round. Two teams from the Manchester Jewish Soccer League have entered, along with two from the Maccabi Masters League.
Hendon clinched the first part of a possible treble by beating Oakwood on penalties to lift the Peter Morrison Trophy, Norstar London Raiders C were crowned champions of MGBSFL Division Three after L'Equipe failed at the final hurdle, with Loughton Orient securing a famous win in their last match.
MATCHDAY 33 HEADLINES
PMT - Hendon makes Oaks pay the penalty
All eyes will be on Wingate & Finchley on Sunday afternoon as Hendon look to seal the first part of the possible treble in the Jewish FA Cup final against Oakwood, while there's a mouth-watering game in prospect in Division Three earlier in the day as L'Equipe look to clinch the title against a Loughton Orient team hoping to bow out on a high. Danny Caro looks ahead to all the action.
David Garbacz has pinpointed his nephew, Josh Bentley, as the man Hendon need to stop if they are to clinch the first part of a possible treble in Sunday’s Peter Morrison Trophy final at Wingate & Finchley.
Here we meet and greet cup favourites Hendon United Sports Club A - a team who know Wingate & Finchley well
RUSSELL CORIN - Goalkeeper. An ever-present in goal for the last five years. Magnificent handling and surprisingly nimble for a big man. Ultra consistent- you can count his mistakes on one finger never mind one hand, and an inspiration to the team