PMT final: Raiders pen pics


Fresh from their double-double celebrations, Raiders have some injuries concerns ahead of their second trip to Wingate & Finchley this season.

JAKE DOFFMAN (goalkeeper) – has been a defensive behemoth all season and is a massive part of the great defensive record the team have put together this season. Ever reliable and enjoys the big stage, banners and all

ALEX BLOCH (full back) – finally scored his first goals for the club this season and predictably after going 90+ games without a goal, he scored two in one game. As always, Blochy has been a model of consistency and has put together another brilliant season from left-back

JOSH MORRIS (full back) – new dad Josh has been tremendous all season in his right back berth. Makes it a tricky game for any left wingers he comes across and has been outstandingly consistent all season

JONATHAN ROCHWERGER (Defender) – Raiders’ new Aussie recruit for the season. Jono has been a great addition to the side and has shown why he represented Australia at the Maccabiah Games in Israel

JJ SPIRO (full back) – another outstanding season from JJ, our unassuming centre back who deals with anything thrown at him with minimal fuss. Hardly ever makes a mistake and acts as the perfect foil no matter who plays alongside him

JOSH PISTOL (centre back) – has been splitting his time this season between Raiders and Lions but has been superb whenever he has lined up in Orange. Hardly ever loses an aerial battle and has even cut down on the amount of yellow cards this season!

DAVID RHODES (centre back) - captain of the side and an undoubted leader on the pitch. Had a more testing season than usual after breaking his arm in December but has bounced back superbly to lead the side at the business end of the season

BEN ROSENBLATT (left back) – has been an immensely valuable addition to the squad over the summer and really played his part in the team’s season to date. Made the bulk of his contributions in the first half of the season but would always be there when called upon

ELLIOTT MOSLAWY (midfielder) – Lulli has not made as many appearances as last season but he is still a popular figure within the squad. Although he has been absent in the last couple of months he will certainly make an appearance at any end of season party!

JONNY KAY (midfielder) – when he can be dragged away from the newest ‘in’ brunch spot, JK has been sensational this season. Tremendous battler in the heart of the midfield but also has the quality to start nearly every attack. Will be a big loss as missing the final

ADAM JOSELYN (midfielder) – one of the biggest disappointments this season has been that Jos has not been able to play as many games as he should. Was in top form through pre-season and in the first few games but fell victim to a nasty ankle injury that has side-lined him since

OSCAR WAGNER (winger) – has been a revelation in his debut season for the club. Has made crucial contributions in big games throughout the season, no more so than his sensational strike against Hendon in December. He has a very bright future and is tipped to be Raiders captain one day

BEN JOSEPH (midfielder) – The MSFL legend has again had a phenomenal season in the middle of the park. Feared by opponents on a weekly basis for good reason, Ben acts as a fulcrum to the team and most of what is good flows though him. Has not scored a trademark free-kick yet this season so watch out if he gets a chance in the final

ALEX MOSS (midfielder) – in his debut season with Raiders but has shown his talent when called upon. Another current university student who will hopefully push Raiders on in the future

ALEX KAYE (midfielder) – Big summer signing from Faithold. Alex is a dream of a midfield player who tries to cover every blade of grass and pops in with a few goals as well. Has suffered from injuries this year which has unfortunately cut his season short. He has been concentrating on his banter within the team’s whatsapp group instead

RICKY ENGLEMANn (midfielder) – has had a brilliant season accompanying JK and Ben Joseph in the middle of the park. Has chipped in with goals regularly and nearly every week comes up with an all-action display. Early contender for MSFL player of the season

NICK LEWIS (midfielder) – Another new summer signing for the team but Nick quickly made himself at home by scoring in nearly every game. An elegant footballer who dribbles for fun and must have one of the hardest shots in the division

DAVID DINKIN (forward) – Dinks’ enjoyed the same sort of season he’s had for the last 10 years, he has been an ever-present and scored a hat full of goals. Has been an unbelievable servant to L’Orange and is now the second longest serving player at the club. Don’t bet against him opening the scoring in the final!

JOSH GREEN (forward) – Been a brilliant option for the team throughout the season. Unfortunately has had to be shared with the B-team but has made invaluable contributions whenever called upon. Also a brilliant graphic designer, see

BEN ELLIS – Another new addition to the squad, Ben has scored what was undoubtedly the Raiders goal of the season so far. Has so much quality and it’s been unfortunate that injuries have curtailed the start to his Raiders career.

MATT STOCK (forward) – Unfortunately has been severely restricted this season by injury but has returned to fitness for the crucial run-in. An absolute joy to watch when in form and gives the team a real edge in the final third.

LIRON MANNIE (forward) – Last season’s Player of the Year. He has not been available due to university commitments but has been excellent when available. First half hat-trick against Redbridge in the teams biggest game of the season so far underlined his importance when on the pitch.

NYV BOGAIRE (forward) – Youngest member of the squad but he has been sensational in his cameos. No doubt that he is a superstar in the making. Deserves congratulations for signing his first professional contract with Hendon FC.

JORDAN MARKS (forward) – AKA the gazelle. Has been unplayable at times this season. Jordan is the team’s top goal-scorer and with his blistering pace and ability on the ball he is threat to any team. Scored from 40 yards in last season’s final so anything is possible . Another contender for MGBSFL player of the season.

ROB RICHMAN (Manager) – Raiders, as a club, would not be where they are were it not for Rob. Has managed Raiders in every division within the MSFL and seems to organise every aspect behind the scenes for all three teams at Raiders. Is an invaluable asset to the club and someone for whom the boys would love to win the trophy for this afternoon.

JONATHAN GREEN (Manager) – hugely influential figure and perfect foil to co-manager Rob Richman. Has a near perfect record in management and will be hoping for back to back Anekstein cup wins this afternoon

Jake Richman (Mascot) – Jake is one of the first members of the newly-founded Raiders youth system and will surely be lining up as a player in many finals to come



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