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JC team of the week contenders: January 20

Players from cup giant-killers Mill Hill Dons are among the nominations for Team of the Week.

    GK

    Adam Zaidman (Hertswood Vale)

    Akiva Liberman (Redbridge JC A)

    Steven Murad (Los Camden A)

    DEFENDERS

    Adam Lisberg (Mill Hill Dons)

    Marc Charles (Mill Hill Dons)

    Gav Fox (NL Raiders)

    Ashley Hirschberger (Hertswood Vale)

    Richard Gold (Redbridge JC A)

    James Van Straten (Jewdinese)

    Ben Krieger (Faithfold Doc MM C)

    David Herman (Manchester Maccabi 1st)

    Joe Levy (Los Camden A)

    Tom Prais (HMH)

    Josh Goldstein (HMH)

    MIDFIELDERS

    Isaac Virchis  (Mill Hill Dons)

    Nick Phillips (Mill Hill Dons)

    Alex Jacobs (NL Raiders)

    Ben Annis (Oakwood B)

    Zach Mandel (Hertswood Vale)

    Sam Rank  (Redbridge JC A)

    Nate Kashket (Redbridge JC A)

    Josh Marlow (Faithfold Doc MM C)

    Jake Saunders (Los Camden A)

    Brad Wine (Oakwood A)

    Alex Moss (HMH)

    STRIKERS

    Aron Gale (NL Raiders)

    Ben Mandel (Hertswood Vale)

    Lewis Rackham (Redbridge JC A)

     Zack Neiman (SPEC FC)

    Adam Shiffman (Haroldeans)

    MANAGER

    Brandon Hammé (Mill Hill Dons)

    Mike Bloomberg (Haroldeans)

    REFEREE

    Martin Lavender (Jewdinese vs Oakwood Old Boys)

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    NOMINATIONS

    MILL HILL DONS

    Adam Lisberg (CB) - another rock solid performance at the back. Read danger superbly and made several key tackles and interceptions to prevent the threat of counter attacks

    Isaac Virchis (CM) - worked incredibly hard to cover across the midfield for the full 90 minutes. Got forward with real purpose and drove on brilliantly twice on the counter to grab two well-deserved goals

    Marc Charles (RB) - his best game in a Dons shirt. A performance full of pace and power to cover danger and totally dominate down the right side of the pitch

    Nick Phillips (CDM) - a captain's performance to drive the team into the next round. Worked tirelessly in front of the back four and scored with a great strike from 25 yards 

    Brandon Hamme (Manager) - superb managerial decisions and tactics today. Absolute professional and resulted in a second division team beating a top division side

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    NORTH LONDON RAIDERS

    Aron Gale (S) - scored one, had one disallowed, hit the bar and forced the Los Camden goalie into a wonderful save. Proved just how difficult he is to play against on his day and could have had four today

    Gav Fox (CB) - rock at the back once again. Making the position his own

    Alex Jacobs (M) - good to have him back after three months out. Dominated the midfield, worked his socks off and created plenty of chances for our forward players

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    OAKWOOD B

    Ben Annis (LM) - back after battling a long-term injury all season. His pace down the left caused Mincha problems all morning

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    HERTSWOOD VALE

    Adam Zaidman (GK) – Once again showing why he’s the best keeper in our division. Pulled off two brilliant one-on-one saves at a crucial point in the match to keep us ahead. Special mention to his save in the first half to ensure we kept our two-goal advantage going into half-time. Faithfold’s striker picked up the ball on the edge of the area before leathering a shot towards the bottom corner. Zaidman flew across his goal to palm away the shot round the post. An incredible reflex stop

    Ashley Hirschberger (RB) – playing in his 45th game, Mr. Hertswood Vale put in one of his best performances in a yellow and maroon shirt. Solid throughout, giving Faithfold absolutely no luck on their left side. Won every header and challenge, whilst thwarting attack after attack. Without a doubt, the key man in us maintaining our one-goal advantage before we grabbed two late goals. MAN OF THE MATCH

    Zach Mandel (CDM) – special mention goes to Zach for working hard the entire week to overcome a groin injury to make himself available for this one. Back in his favourite position in the centre of park, Zach was everywhere, supporting the defence and attack throughout the 90 minutes. Bagged his first goal for the Vale with an absolute rocket from 25 yards out early in the first half to spark scenes in the Vale ranks. Pick that one out!

    Ben Mandel (ST) – After a four-game drought, Mandel found himself leading the line for the Vale today. After moving out to the wing for the last few games, we’re going to struggle to take away his no. 9 position. Ben “Forest Gump” Mandel never stopped running, constantly putting pressure on the Faithfold defence with his “never say die” attitude. Scored his 10th and 11th goals of the season – his first of the match came at a crucial point in the match to grab the points for the Vale. Added gloss just two minutes later with his second, and almost grabbed his hat-trick in what would’ve capped an incredible last six minutes! Just a brace this week, but he’ll be hungry for more next week

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    REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A

    Akiva Liberman (GK) - helped out RJC A for the second year running, and had solid game. A couple of good saves and commanding presence

    Richard Gold (RB) - Mr Consistent of RJC A. Another class display

    Sam Rank (DM) - after drinking Manchester dry the previous evening, came on and got RJC A playing being on the front foot and being a physical presence

    Nate Kashket (LW) - RJC A hotshot continued his impressive season with another two goals including his trade mark free-kick

    Lewis Rackham (CF) - came in for his first RJC A game and produced the goods

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    JEWDINESE

    James Van Straten (RB) - solid in defence and also a threat going forward, linking up well with Arron Goldberg. Also a vital clearance in the goalmouth scramble

    Ben Halmer (GK) - made a few good saves and was crucial in the goal-mouth scramble

    REF - Martin Lavender - took no nonsense, was firm in his decisions and controlled the game well

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    MANCHESTER MACCABI 1st

    David Herman (LCB) - naturally a left-back but played as a left centre-half against FC Team. Had quite a bit to deal with in the second half down his side and dealt with it efficiently and effectively

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    LOS CAMDEN A

    Steven Murad (GK) - Moo was instrumental in this win, at 1-1 he performed an outstanding reaction save which allowed Camden to go on and get the win, his all round play was fantastic as well

    Jake Saunders (CM) - ran his heart out and used his clever feet to control the middle of the park, Jake is hitting form at the right time of the season for Camden

    Joe Levy (RB) - came on and played three different positions in the second half and did tremendously well in all, he ended off his performance in defence ensuring Camden’s Safe passage into the 1/4 finals

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    OAKWOOD A

    Brad Wine (M) - best player on the pitch in the game against HMH. Never gave up and battled really well, especially in the second half

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    HMH

    Tom Prais & Josh Goldstein (D) - phenomenal performances as we kept Oakwood in their half

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