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MGBSFL Matchday 20 review

    Holders Hendon, Norstar London Raiders A and Oakwood A booked their place in the last four of the Cyril Anekstein Cup, while London Rovers won the big game in Division Three of the MGBSFL and Temple Fortune caused the upset of the day. Danny Caro reflects on all the action on Matchday 20 of the season.

    MATCHDAY 20 HEADLINES
    CAC - Hendon, Oakwood and Raiders reach last four
    Prem Div - Faithfold win five-goal thriller
    Div 1 - Super SPEC FC stun Storm
    Div 2 - Five-star Team march on
    Div 3 - Hendon hit Lions for six

    JC HAT-TRICK HEROES
    Prem Div - Johnny Haik (Faithfold A)
    Div 2 - Ben Zloof (AC Mill Hill), Adam Stolerman (FC Team B)

    TOP-SCORERS

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    SEE MATCH PHOTOS - OAKWOOD vs HARMEN

    SEE MATCH PHOTOS - LONDON ROVERS vs KING CROWN

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    DANNY CARO'S TEAM OF THE WEEK

    DANNY CARO'S PREMIER DIVISION TEAM OF THE WEEK

    DANNY CARO'S DIVISION THREE TEAM OF THE WEEK

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    JC TEAM OF THE WEEK: THE CONTENDERS

    GK - Richard Cooper (Temple Fortune)

    DEFENDERS - Ricky Shafier, Jon Toby (both FC Team B), James Neidle, Glen Turner (both Hendon United B), David Brown, Aryeh Goldring, Parys Hammond, Aron Luftig (both London Rovers), Dan Ailon (Oakwood A), David Rhodes (NL Raiders A), Simon Bagel (SPEC FC)

    MIDFIELDERS - Jonny Kaye, Jason Shoffman (both AC Mill Hill), Joe Cohen, Sam Reeves (both Faithfold A), Avi Mocton (Hendon United B), Dan Rose (Oakwood A), Ben Lauffer, Avi Korman (both Hendon A), Gavin Levy, Michael Goldberg (both Temple Fortune), Marc Cohen, Elliot Wallis (both SPEC FC)

    STRIKERS - Ben Zloof (AC Mill Hill), Ethan Davis (AC Mill Whetstone), Johnny Haik (Faithfold A), Adam Stolerman (FC Team C), Benni Sluckis (Hendon United B), Johnny Haik (Faithfold A)

    MANAGER - Ricky Lawrence & Michael Rhodes (SPEC FC), Ric Blank & Alex Schock (Harmen), Jeremy Brown (London Rovers), Jonathan Cohen (Temple Fortune)

    REFEREE - Neal Cohen (Oakwood B vs AC Whetstone), Keith Gold (KS Reunited vs Faithfold B), Laurie Benson (NL Raiders A vs ML Lions Blue)

    SEE NOMINATIONS

    Email nominations to dcaro@thejc.com

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    DANNY CARO'S GOAL OF THE WEEK

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    JC GOAL OF THE WEEK: THE CONTENDERS
    1. SAUL COHEN (Hendon B) - a delightful free-kick, curling the ball into the top corner from just outside the box
    2. LORIAN MADANES (FC Team B) - let rip with a 35-yard half-volley which dipped over the gaolkeeper’s head
    3. AVI MARKIEWICZ (London Rovers) - with the game against King Crown hanging in the balance, and just under 10 minutes to go, Avi stepped up for a free-kick almost 40 yds out and leathered it into the roof of the net to seal the points
    4. MATT STOCK (NL Raiders A) - a brilliant solo effort against Lions
    5. GUY HELMAN (Oakwood A) - GOAL 1 - a wonderful chip from the edge of the box
    6. DARREN ZITREN (Temple Fortune) - a fine goal started from Gavin Levy and Mike Myers doubling up and tackling the left back spot and then some good short passing into the centre of midfield. Darren Zitren then saw the space on the right hand side and hared forward before a great pass found him, he took one touch and rifled it home
    7. MATT DAVIS (FC Team C) - stunning free-kick against Mill Hill
    8. CHARLIE COHEN (Oakwood B) - 2-1 down, 25 minutes to go, free-kick from 20 yards. Up steps "the man we call Champers" to curl one home

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    DANNY CARO'S SAVE OF THE WEEK
    OREN HURY (Oakwood A) - made an unbelievable save with his team leading Harmen 2-1

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    DANNY CARO'S QUOTE OF THE WEEK - ADAM GLEKIN

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    JC QUOTE OF THE WEEK: THE CONTENDERS
    1. DAVID GARBACZ (Hendon A) - "One final word - we scored a goal today when the ball hit the wire in open play across the 3G pitch and fell kindly to Avishai Kestenbaum who scored - it was bad luck on FC Team but those were the rules and we had to carry on in a professional way - just one of those things and they took it very well on the chin so well done to them for that"
    2. RIC BLANK (Oakwood A) - "I'm just glad Tony Gold wasn't there - or he'd have been trying to sign even more of my players after just 20 minutes"
    3. ADAM GLEKIN (Hendon B) - "I think most of our lads are relieved whenever we have an away game at the moment, our pitch is a shambles and it was nice to be able to string some passes together on a quality surface at Rowley Lane"
    4. JASON STEIN (Oakwood B) - "Full credit to Whetstone. They're a nice set of lads. Mill Hill and Jewdinese would have you think we're a bunch of thugs, we're anything but and I really enjoyed parts of this match"

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    PHOTOGALLERIES FROM THE SEASON

    VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE SEASON

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    PETER MORRISON TROPHY ROUND THREE DRAW

    CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP QUARTER-FINAL DRAW

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    YOUR WEEKEND REVIEW STARTS HERE:

    CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP ROUND FOUR

    STOCK STEERS RAIDERS INTO SEMIS
    NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A 3 MACCABI LONDON LIONS BLUE 0
    Two more goals from Matt Stock eased Raiders into the last four of the League Cup following a 3-0 victory over Lions. Elliot Moslawy added the gloss.

    NLR manager Rob Richman told JC Sport: "Where we looked solid defensively and strong going forward."

    MLL boss Jamie Kyte was magnanimous in defeat, telling JC Sport: "It was a really well fought game and one Raiders deserved to win."

    SEE MATCH REPORT

    FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

    NLR
    PMT – South Manchester (h)
    MGBSFL – Harmen (a)
    MGBSFL – Woodford (h)

    LIONS
    MGBSFL – Faithfold (h)
    MGBSFL – Woodford (a)

    DC Prediction: Raiders 2 Lions 1

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    OAKWOOD REGISTER THE PERFECT SIX
    HARMEN 2 OAKWOOD A 6
    Doubles from Dan Selwyn and Guy Helman helped Oakwood destroyed Premier Division rivals Harmen with a stunning exhibition of football enabling them to move to within 90 minutes of a return trip to Wingate.

    SEE MATCH PHOTOS

    Top-scorer James Gershfield and Alex Bowman registered for Harmen in a game Oakwood scored four times in the second half.

    Oakwood joint-manager Ric Blank told JC Sport: "It's a result that keeps our season alive and I have absolutely no doubt we'll get Raiders in the semi. That'll be a great game if so."

    Harmen joint-manager Joel Alterman described the defeat as " a very bad day at the office". He told JC Sport: "To lose in the manner that we did is unacceptable and was a big reality check for some of our players."

    SEE MATCH REPORT

    FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

    HARMEN
    MGBSFL – Hendon (h)
    MGBSFL – NLR (h)
    CAC – Oakwood (h)

    OAKWOOD
    CAC – Harmen (a)
    MGBSFL – Neasden (a)
    MGBSFL – Faithfold (a)

    DC Prediction: Harmen 1 Oakwood 2

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    HENDON SHOW OFF THEIR SIX PACKS
    HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB A 6 FC TEAM A 3
    Avi Korman and Avidan Last fired braces as holders Hendon romped into the last four after putting six past top-flight rivals FC Team. There were also goals from a "half-fit" Ben Lauffer and a fully-fit Avishai Kestenbaum.

    David Joseph Cohen (2) and Shim Bensoor were the goal men for Team.

    Hendon boss David Garbacz told JC Sport: "This was not our best performance of the season by a long shot but we still had the necessary qualities to get through."

    Team head coach Ben Gilbey told jC Sport: "We lost to a very good team who no doubt will go far in the competition and I tip to win the league."

    SEE MATCH REPORT

    FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

    HENDON
    MGBSFL – Harmen (a)
    MGBSFL – NWN (h)

    TEAM
    MGBSFL - RJC (a)

    DC Prediction: Hendon 2 Team 1 AET

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    ROUND TWO

    EXTRA SPECIAL BRADY THROUGH
    BRIXTON OLD BOYS 2 BRADY MACCABI 4 AET
    Doubles from Reiss Mogilner and Josh Laurier helped Brady Maccabi keep their season alive with an extra-win over Division One rivals Brixton.

    Gideon Gold and David Lusman, but it was Brady who progressed, meaning they will play the winner of FC Team or North West Neasden in the next round.

    FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

    BRIXTON
    MGBSFL – Blizzard (a)
    MGBSFL – SPEC FC (h)

    BRADY
    MGBSFL – Raiders B (a)

    DC Prediction: Brixton 2 Brady 3 AET

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    PREMIER DIVISION

    LEAGUE TABLE

    RESULTS & FIXTURES

    DANNY CARO'S PREMIER DIVISION TEAM OF THE WEEK

    TOP-SCORERS
    18 - James Gershfield (Harmen)
    14 - Johnny Haik (Faithfold A - includes one for B team)

    HEROIC HAIK SEES OFF WOODFORD
    WOODFORD WANDERERS 2 FAITHFOLD A 3
    A treble from JOHNNY HAIK helped Faithfold complete back-to-back wins as they inflicted more misery on basement batters Woodford.

    Commenting on a match that ebbed and flowed, Faithfold player-manager Zuriel Solomon told JC Sport: “I’m pleased with the performance and three points and thought we deserved our win.”

    SEE MATCH REPORT

    FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

    WOODFORD
    PMT – Leeds (h)
    MGBSFL – Lions (h)
    MGBSFL – Raiders (a)

    FAITHFOLD
    MGBSFL - Lions (a)
    MGBSFL - Oakwood (a)

    DC Prediction: Woodford 1 Faithfold 2

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    DIVISION ONE

    LEAGUE TABLE

    RESULTS & FIXTURES

    TOP-SCORERS
    21 - Daniel Garfinkle (Redbridge JC B – including 3 for RJC A)
    14 - Jake Gilbert (NL Raiders B), Simon Moses (Blancos – includes two for Brady)

    FOUR-MIDABLE CAMDEN HIT TOP SPOT
    ATHLETIC BILBAUM 0 CAMDEN PARK 4
    Two more goals from Dan Baneth ensured Camden Park returned to winning ways with a 4-0 demolition of struggling Bilbaum.

    Rob Hershkorn and Sam Bennett added the gloss in an emphatic victory that lifted Camden back to top spot and winning ways following last week's defeat at Raiders.

    Camden's Max Saunders told JC Sport: "We will now be looking for results to go heavily in our way to give us any chance of promotion."

    SEE MATCH REPORT

    FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

    BILBAUM
    MGBSFL – RJC (a)
    MGBSFL – Brady (a)

    CAMDEN
    MGBSFL – Redbridge (a)

    DC Prediction: Bilbaum 1 Camden 3

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    SUPER SPEC ON THE UP
    BLIZZARD STORM 1 SPEC FC 3
    SPEC FC eased their relegation fears with a brilliant win over a Blizzard team who had knocked Redbridge off top spot last week.

    Efforts from Marc Cohen, Ricky Lawrence and Elliot Wallis cemented a much-needed victory.

    SPEC FC joint-player-manager Ricky Lawrence told JC Sport: "We weren't at our best, but overall we put in a decent performance and although it was an even game, we probably shaded the game in terms of possession and chances and just about deserved the win."

    SEE MATCH REPORT

    FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

    BLIZZARD
    MGBSFL – Raiders (a)
    MGBSFL – SPEC (a)
    MGBSFL – Brixton (a)

    SPEC FC
    MGBSFL – Brixton (a)

    DC Prediction: Blizzard 1 SPEC FC 1

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    LOS BLANCOS P REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B P
    Match postponed - waterlogged pitch

    FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

    BLANCOS
    MGBSFL - Brady (a)

    RJC
    MGBSFL – Bilbaum (h)
    MGBSFL – Camden (h)
    MGBSFL – Raiders (a)

    DC Prediction: Blancos 2 RJC 2

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    DIVISION TWO

    LEAGUE TABLE

    RESULTS & FIXTURES

    TOP-SCORERS
    14 - Adam Stolerman (FC Team C)
    11 - Ben Zloof (AC Mill Hill)

    FC TEAM ARE FIVE ALIVE
    FC TEAM B 5 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C 0
    Raiders C's recent good run came to a halt as they were crushed 5-0 by leaders FC Team B, with two-goal hero Richard Salmon leading the way. Further strikes from Lorian Madanes, Andy Sheena and Jon Breger completed the rout.

    Team boss Mitch Young told JC Sport: "This was a case of total domination - it should have been 10. We have not conceded a goal in six and a half hours of football and credit must go to our defenders who have been flawless.

    NLR boss Zack Gothelf told JC Sport: "5-0 was harsh on the oranges, but Team B were certainly well worth the points and they should go up as champions."

    SEE MATCH REPORT

    FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

    TEAM
    MGBSFL – Oakwood B (h)
    MGBSFL – Whetstone (h)

    RAIDERS
    MGBSFL – Catford (h)

    DC Prediction: Team 3 Raiders 2

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    ZLOOF GIVES MILL HILL ADVANTAGE
    FC TEAM C 4 AC MILL HILL 5
    The battle for second place remains wide open after Mill Hill won a nine-goal thriller against promotion rivals FC Team C, courtesy of a hat-trick from BEN ZLOOF, and two from Jonny Kaye.

    Team top-scorer ADAM STOLERMAN helped himself to a hat-trick, with Matt Davis grabbing the other.

    SEE MATCH REPORT

    FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

    TEAM
    MGBSFL – Mill Hill (h)
    MGBSFL – Oakwood (h)

    MILL HILL
    MGBSFL – Jewdinese (a)

    DC Prediction: Team 4 Mill Hill 2

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    STONE ROLL OAKS OVER
    OAKWOOD B 2 AC WHETSTONE 4
    AC Whetstone registered a much-needed win as Oakwood suffered a disappointing defeat, thanks to strikes from Jonah Gordon Boyd, Toby Nathan, Josh Silverman and Dan Cohen.

    Oakwood's goals came through Dan Ash and Charlie Cohen.

    Whetstone joint-manager Clive Nathan told JC Sport: "We desperately wanted to win this week as we have been playing well but not getting the results we want."

    Oaks boss Jason Stein told JC Sport; "We've drawn or lost four games from minute 87 forward. It's simply not a coincidence. We need to toughen up and adjust mentally."

    SEE MATCH REPORT

    FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

    OAKWOOD
    MGBSFL – Team C (a)
    MGBSFL – Team B (h)

    WHETSTONE
    MGBSFL – Oakwood (a)
    MGBSFL – L’Equipe (h)
    MGBSFL – Jewdinese (h)

    DC Prediction: Oakwood 2 Whetstone 0

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    CATFORD & BROMLEY P L’EQUIPE P

    FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

    CATFORD
    MGBSFL – Raiders (a)
    MGBSFL – Jewdinese (a)

    L’EQUIPE
    MGBSFL – Catford (a)
    MGBSFL – Whetstone (h)

    DC Prediction: Catford 1 L’Equipe 3

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    DIVISION THREE

    LEAGUE TABLE

    RESULTS & FIXTURES

    DANNY CARO'S DIVISION THREE TEAM OF THE WEEK

    TOP-SCORERS
    19 - Avi Markiweicz (London Rovers)
    16 - Adam Ellis (Shacharit Donetsk)

    FORTUNE HIT THE JACKPOT
    REAL SOSOBAD 0 TEMPLE FORTUNE 1
    Temple Fortune produced the coupon buster result of the weekend as they claimed only their second win of the season, putting a major dent in Sosobad's promotion hopes.

    In one of the shock results of the day, Temple Fortune avenged the 6–2 home defeat against Real Sosobad by leaving Walthamstow with a great 1–0 win and three welcomed points thanks to a strike from Darren Zitren.

    Delighted TFFC boss Jonathan Cohen told JC Sport: "For large part of the first half Real were on top, but once we weathered the storm we grew in confidence - something that has been lacking - and started to impose ourselves."

    SEE MATCH REPORT

    FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

    SOSOBAD
    MGBSL - Faithfold B (h)
    MGBSL - Boca (h)

    FORTUNE
    MGBSL - KS (a)

    DC Prediction: Sosobad 4 Fortune 1

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    IT'S ROVER AND OUT FOR CROWN
    LONDON ROVERS 2 KING CROWN 0
    Avi Markiewicz closed in the magical 20-goal mark with one in Rovers' impressive victory over title rivals King Crown.

    There was also an own goal for the home side as Crown succumbed to their third consecutive defeat at just the wrong time.

    SEE MATCH PHOTOS

    Rovers boss Jeremy Brown told JC Sport: "It's a huge win for us and sets us up for the final run in."

    SEE MATCH REPORT

    FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

    CROWN
    MGBSFL – Rovers (a)
    MGBSFL – Boca (a)
    MGBSFL – Shacharit (h)

    ROVERS
    MGBSFL - Faithfold B (a)
    MGBSFL – KS (a)

    DC Prediction: Rovers 3 Crown 1

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    FAITHFOLD BACK IN BUSINESS
    KS REUNITED 0 FAITHFOLD B 4
    Faithfold B returned to winning ways as Dave Sherman, Leor Harel, Dan Gordon and Ashley Ilsen set up a comfortable win in Essex.

    SEE MATCH REPORT

    FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

    KS
    MGBSFL - Hendon B (a)
    MGBSFL - Fortune (h)
    MGBSFL - Rovers (h)

    FAITHFOLD
    MGBSFL – London Rovers (h)
    MGBSFL – Sosobad (a)
    MGBSFL - King Crown (h)

    DC Prediction: KS 1 Faithfold 2

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    HENDON HIT LIONS FOR SIX
    MACCABI LONDON LIONS GREEN 1 HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB B 6
    Strikes from Avi Mocton, Benni Sluckis (2), Saul Cohen, Jono Nesbitt and Jamie Grossman helped Hendon B register their biggest win of the season at the expense of Lions at Rowley Lane.

    Hendon manager Adam Glekin told JC Sport: “It was another very pleasing performance, we dominated the game from start to finish and my only criticism is that we weren’t clinical enough, we should have scored 15 today with the chances we created."

    SEE MATCH REPORT

    FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

    MLL
    MGBSFL – Boca (h)
    MGBSFL – Hendon (a)

    HENDON
    MGBSFL – KS Reunited (h)
    MGBSFL – Lions (h)

    DC Prediction: Lions 2 Hendon 3

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    BOCA JEWNIORS P SHACHARIT DONETSK P

    FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

    BOCA
    MGBSFL – Shacharit (a)
    MGBSFL – MLL (a)
    MGBSFL - Sosobad

    SHACHARIT
    MGBSFL – Boca (h)
    MGBSFL - King Crown (a)

    DC Prediction: Boca 1 Shacharit 3

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