JC team of the week: the contenders: February 19

Here are the nominations following Matchday 22 of matches in the MGBSFL.



James Harpin (ML Lions B)

Rob Blackman (Scrabble FC)

Josh Alswang (NL Raiders B)

Mark Glucksman (L'Equipe)


Ben Davis (Hertswood Vale)

Ollie Brill (Hertswood Vale)

Ryan Cole (Redbridge JC A)

Nick Smith (ML Lions A)

Adam Newman (Scrabble FC)


Jamie Leboff (Boca Jewniors)

Adrian Leibovitch (Hertswood Vale) 

Josh Cohen (Hertswood Vale)

Sam Sollosi (Redbridge JC A)

Daniel Garfinkle (Redbridge JC A)

James Berkley (Redbridge JC A)

Dan Geey (Oakwood B)

Dan Green (Scrabble FC)

Josh Pugh (Scrabble FC)

Elliot Espinoza (Scrabble FC)

Yarden Sharon (Catford & Bromley)

Eli Davila (Finchley City)

Simon Peterman (Hendon A)


Jonny Blain (NL Raiders C)

Zac Lewis (Hendon A)

Rafi Bloom (Oakwood B)

Danny Sherman (Scrabble)

Jake Gilbert (NL Raiders B)

Zac Lewis (Hendon A)


Jacob Emanuel & Jack Shulman (Hertswood Vale)

Ray Abrahams (Scrabble FC)


Robert Benardout (FC Team A vs ML Lions A)

Steve Russell (Hertswood Vale vs Redbridge JC C)

Luke Steele (Scrabble FC vs Faithfold A)




Jamie Leboff (M) - tireless hard work



Ben Davis (RB) – a fantastic game both defensively and offensively. Didn’t give their winger so much as a sniff. Grabbed his first goal for the Vale with a 25-yard screamer from the edge of the box

Ollie Brill (CB/CDM) – a solid defensive performance, didn’t put a foot wrong. Continuously frustrated the opposition from the midfield and later on, the defence

Adrian Leibovitch (CM) – unfortunate not to be named man-of-the-match. Controlled the play in the middle of the park, with incredible precision passing and constant desire from our vice-captain

Josh Cohen (RM) – enjoying a resurgence in his newly-found position on the wing with five goals in his last three games. Grabbed a class hat-trick and a goal-of-the-season contender to grab his second of the afternoon. 10 goals now for the season, as he looks to trump brother Zach for the golden boot. Man of the Match



Ryan Cole (LB) - A magnificent performance, two assists for Garfinkle to score and a cross-field pass to Sam Sollosi which was the best pass Jon Jacobs has seen all season. He really should be playing at a higher level and was unplayable today. Man-of-the-match today by a distance

Sam Sollosi (M) - he never gets a mention because he is always good, but today he just delivered every time he was on the ball. Starting out wide, he is difficult to mark and makes things happen for the team, he is always double-marked which frees up other players and is a joy to watch

Daniel Garfinkle (RM) - playing out wide, he has been quiet this season but exploded today, his turbo-boost pace just unbelievable and he gave the Brady backline nightmares every time the ball was at his feet. His two goals were fitting of his performance

James Berkley (M) - very much the unmentioned jewel in the crown, he just gets on with his 8 out of 10 performance every week but today worked his socks off in the centre of the pitch and delivered a virtuoso performance



Jonny Blain (S) - nominated for performance/team of the week and goal of the week - a goal scored immediately from the KO at the halfway line. Sublime!



James Harpin (GK) - Kept his side in the game with a succession of fine saves when Finchley were threatening to go 3-0 up. At half-time the Finchley manager was overheard saying: "If it wasn't for their keeper we'd be out of sight now." Made a brilliant interception in second half - before Lions got on top



Dan Geey (CM) - rolled back the years with an exquisite midfield performance

Rafi Bloom (F) - worked really hard up top and chased a lot of lost causes. Finished his penalty well



Rob Blackman (GK) - Surely has to be the keeper of the week. When we needed someone to step up he took on the job being usually an outfield player and made some important saves keeping a clean sheet

Adam Newman (D) - back for his first full game in a few months looked solid as a rock with clearances in the air and on the ground.Great distribution

Josh Pugh (CM) - brilliant vision and pinpoint passes split open the Faithfold defence on many occasions

Dan Green (CM) - the ball-winner ran for 90 minutes making many important tackles and blocks to stop the Faithfold attack

Elliot Espinoza (CAM) - in the No. 10 roll, back to his superb best working so well off big Danny Sherman the pair looked unplayable. Scored a magical opening goal for Scrabble to put them ahead

Danny Sherman (S) - every week the big man is unplayable and once again winning headers flick ins and important tackles to power forward and at times with his back to the goal unselfishly bringing his team-mates into play



Yarden Sharon (CM) - ran the game in cm and really put in an excellent 90 minutes



Eli Davila (DM) - one of best individual performance all season. 100 per cent tackle completion and absolutely bossed the midfield



REFEREE - Robert Benardout - "He did a very good job, controlling a very aggressive game and gave marching orders where necessary in order protect the safety of all of the players"



Zac Lewis (S) – after a few quiet weeks right back to his mesmerising best. Scored the perfect hat trick – header, left foot right foot.

Simon Peterman (CM) - how he was missed in the recent Oakwood games. Exudes calmness and experience – never flusters

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