JC MSFL Team of the Week: the contenders - Mar 18



GK - Ed Bloom (FC Team A), Nicky Rosenthal (Hendon B), Jake Doffman (Brixton A), Ben Law (Faithfold A)

Defenders - Jon Toby (FC Team A), Matt Gilbery (Temple Fortune A), Akiva Zneimer (Hendon B), Laurence Rosenthal, Doug Berlin, Laurence Rosenthal (all SPEC FC), Motti Colman (Hendon A), Gavin Sherman, Alex Seligman (both UJIA), Adam Wilson, Doug Berlin (both SPEC FC), Richie Caplin, Ranaan Firmin, Scott Mackenzie, Alex Chernoff (all Redbridge B), Sam Franks (Brixton A), Dan Mitman (Shirley Park), Dan Howard, Simon Lawerence both Faithfold A), Adam Levine, Ilan Scorah, Jonny Beilin (all Oakwood), Nick Kagan (Camden Park)

Midfielders - Jason Wood (FC Team A), Paul Walker (Temple Fortune A), Jonny Cutter (LM Lions B), Marc Hecht (SPEC FC), Rafi Kon (Hendon A), Ashley Freeman (UJIA), Ashley Burns (SPEC FC), Josh Dagul, Daniel Harrod (both Brady B), Hadley Silver, Harrison Grant (both Redbridge B), Max Kleinman (Catford), Rob Blackman (Brixton A), Craig Pearl (Chigwell Athletic), David Shamash (Norstar A), Dan Geey (Oakwood), Max Saunders (Camden Park)

Strikers - Richard Salmon (FC Team A), Josh Marks, Michael Goldberg (both Temple Fortune A), Oli Joseph (NW Neasden C), Assi Avital (UJIA), Steve Sumers (Redbridge B), Jamie Sinai (Catford), Saul Conway (Shirley Park), Paul Walker (Temple Fortune A)

Manager - Mitch Young (FC Team A), Lee Fegan & Jack Morris (Temple Fortune A), Darren Rolfe (UJIA)

Referee - Aron Djanogly (Los Blancos vs Shirley Park), Steven Russell (NL Raiders A vs FC Team A)

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Adam Levine (CB) - captain marvel. He’s always been a fantastic player but has taken his game to a new level at Oakwood
Ilan Scorah (CB) - at centre half also showed his old club what they’re missing
Jonny Beilin (FB) - was sensational
Dan Geey (CM) - ran the show

FC Team A
Ed Bloom (GK) - commanding, great saves - helped the Team when under pressure has to be the best Jewish goalie around at present - stunning performance
Jon Toby (LB) - did not let Adam Posner pass him once. Solid as a rock
Jason Wood (CM) - worked his socks off in the midfield was everywhere on that pitch, cleared one off the line with seconds remaining - "knees up Jason Wood"
Richard Salmon (S) - held the ball up, gave Michael Sacks a torrid time all morning, came back to defend every set piece and was immense

Temple Fortune A
Josh Marks (S) - returned from injury and put in a real shift up top
Matt Gilbery (CD) - was excellent in defence
Michael Goldberg (S) - ran his socks off up front.
Paul Walker (M) - was magnificent. If there was a better performance across the MSFL this weekend then I'd be very surprised. His job today was to close down their danger men, get stuck in, and if possible get forward when he could. Not only did he do the first part superbly, he also popped up with two crucial goals to put us in the driving seat. He will certainly feel this in the morning as he covered a ridiculous amount of ground! A real captain's performance and I really hope he gets the player of the week award this weekend

London Maccabi Lions B
Jonny Cutter (M) - great performance set up 2 or 3 on top of his goal. Split the defence numerous times with his pin point through balls

Hendon B
Man of match - Akiva Zneimer (LB) - fantastic and drove forward well. Was head and shoulders above any other player on the pitch
Nicky Rosenthal (GK) - commanding in goal and pulled off a superb save from their penalty

Laurence Rosenthal (CB) - scored, cleared one off the line and made countless tackles. And all with a bad back
Doug Berlin (CB) - Mr Consistent. Another inspiring performance from The Wall.
Marc Hecht (CM) - what this man doesn't know about making brilliant slide tackles, you could write on the back of a stamp. Another tireless performance from The Flying Scotsman
Adam Wilson (RB) - all-action performance from the bulldog. Strong in the tackle, skillful on the ball
Doug Berlin (CB) - superb performance, demonstrating the 3 C of defending; Commanding, Composed, Corganised
Laurence Rosenthal (CB) - capped an immaculate performance with a well taken goal
Ashley Burns (CM) - SPEC management are running out of superlatives to describe him. Another assist. Another goal. Immense

Redbridge B
Richie Caplin (CB) - superb at the back
Ranaan Firman - fantastic on his debut
Scott Mackenzie and Alex Chernoff had there best games of the season
Hadley Silver (CM) - was majestic and at the age of 36, showed age dosen't matter
Harrison Grant (CM) - at the age of 16, playing in the middle of the park, covered every blade of grass to allow the team to function
Steve Summers (S) - was just class

Catford & Bromley
Max Kleinman (CM) - has shown patience in waiting for his turn in the side over the last few weeks, but came in at centre mid today and completely dominated, setting the tempo of Catford's passing and spraying passes all over the place. At just 17 years old, he looked like the most calm and accomplished player on the pitch today
Jamie Sinai (S) - two brilliantly-taken goals and worked tirelessly. He may only be 4'2", but he's got the strength of an ox and opposition defenders just can't get the ball off him when he gets it to feet. He's always there to receive the ball and brings others into play

Chigwell Athletic
Craig Pearl (CM) - 'running out of words to describe Pearlo this season. Best centre midfielder in this division, even at the age of 34

Faithfold A
Ben Law (GK) - had a good game against Redbridge A
Dan Howard and Simon Lawerence (CM) - were competitive and did a good job in the center of the park

Norstar A
Ben De La Fuente (GK) - outstanding in his busiest display of the season
Jake Doffman (Brixton) - a confident performance from the young keeper
David Shamash (Norstar) - troubled the defence from the moment he stepped on the field and terrorised the Brixton right-back with a tricky display

Temple Fortune A
Paul Walker - "a true leader on and off the pitch. He always gives 110 per cent. Having not played for the last couple of games, Fortune thought he would be rusty but he never showed any of that during the game. His touch was spot on and didn’t lose one tackle. He kept his nerve during his penalty goal and scored a delightful goal from just outside the box into the roof of the net"

Brady Maccabi A
Joel Lassman (RB) - made his first start and completed 90 minutes for the first time in nine months and was outstanding offensively and defensively, helping to keep a clean sheet against Neasden

Brady Maccabi B
Daniel Harrod (M) - had a good game, he controlled the game in the centre of the park

Camden Park
Max Saunders (CM) – captain put a solid display
Nick Kagan (LB) - started his first game in a long time and was convincing

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