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JC MSFL Matchday 26 review

    Faithfold A moved into the semi-finals of the Anekstein Cup after beating Oakwood A, while Chigwell Athletic smashed five against Temple Fortune A. Elsewhere, Redbridge Jewish Care B put a huge dent in SPEC FC's promotion hopes after recording an impressive away win in an action-packed programme featuring important matches in the Morrison, Anekstein and JC MSFL on Matchday 26 of the season. Danny Caro looks back on all the action.

    JC MSFL MATCHDAY 26 HEADLINES
    PMT - Hendon hit Norstar for six
    JC CAC - Four-midable Faithfold chop down Oaks
    Div 1 - Five-star Chigwell hammer Fortune
    Div 2 - Redbridge B stun SPEC FC
    Div 3 - Elf knocks over Fortune B

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    REPUBLIC OF FLIXTON vs CAMDEN PARK - MATCH PHOTOS

    BRADY B vs FC TEAM B - MATCH PHOTOS

    FAITHFOLD A vs OAKWOOD A - MATCH PHOTOS

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    JC HAT-TRICK HEROES
    Prem Div - Marc Lazare (Brady A)
    Div 1 - Jamie Kent (Shirley Park)
    Div 2 - Reiss Mogilner 4 (Brady Maccabi B), Jonny Lee (Catford & Bromley Maccabi), Josh Flax (Athletic Bilbaum)

    TOP-SCORERS LIST

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    DANNY CARO'S MATCHDAY 26 OSCARS

    TEAM OF THE WEEK

    DIVISION 2 TEAM OF THE WEEK

    REFEREE OF THE WEEK
    Andy Myerson (Los Blancos vs Glenthorne United B)

    GOAL OF THE WEEK - WINNER - SAM REEVES

    SAVE OF THE WEEK
    James Castle (Southgate Harmen) - a superb reaction to a point-blank header against Lions B

    QUOTE OF THE WEEK - WINNER - JOSH MARKS

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    PETER MORRISON TROPHY QUARTER-FINAL DRAW

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    JC CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP SEMI-FINAL DRAW
    Camden Park vs Redbridge JC A
    London Maccabi Lions A vs Faithfold A or Oakwood A

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    YOUR WEEKEND REVIEW STARTS HERE:

    PETER MORRISON TROPHY QUARTER-FINALS

    EXTRA SPECIAL CAMDEN REACH LAST FOUR
    REPUBLIC OF FLIXTON 0 CAMDEN PARK 1 AET
    Camden Park kept their treble hopes alive with a stunning extra-time win over MJSL title favourites Republic of Flixton.

    Jake Saunders got the all important goal in the second half of extra time with about 10 minutes to play.

    SEE MATCH PHOTOS

    Jubilant Camden Park player-manager Josh Marks told JC Sport: "We arrived to what looked like the perfect playing surface for us – large smooth pitch. But it turned out to be very bobbly and the strong winds suited their playing style much more than ours.

    "We had to adapt and the game turned out to be a real close fight. If it wasn’t for Yossi in goal we would not have had the luxury of being able to wait 110 minutes before scoring so my MOTM goes to him.

    "I've never heard such a roar in celebrating a goal – its great to see the togetherness and passion we all have for this team.

    "Credit to Flixton for their efforts and hospitality. The games only get bigger for us so now on to the next one.

    SEE MATCH REPORT

    DC Prediction: Republic 2 Camden 1

    PP Prediction: Republic 2 Camden 1 AET

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    ROUND FOUR

    HENDON HIT STARS FOR SIX
    NORSTAR A 0 HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB A 6
    Two goals from Greg Corin saw Hendon set up a quarter-final trip to South Manchester 1st later this month as they hit Norstar for six in Harrow.

    Further strikes from Jacob Gold, Josh Lipman, Avidan Last and Ari Last finished the job.

    Hendon boss David Garbacz told JC Sport: "We quite like playing at Norstar - I believe that's now 13 goals this season without reply from two games. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves this morning on a good, true surface - our movement off the ball was top class and we created a hatful of chances - at times it was like watching a red tidal wave which just kept coming at the Norstar backline whilst at the other end we were pretty much always in control and managed to keep our fifth clean sheet in six games.

    "All credit to Norstar for never giving up and fighting till the end despite being beaten from quite a way out. They have been a credit to our division this year and I hope they bounce back straight away.

    "We now move on to the quarters and a trip to Manchester. It is just such a shame that at present we will be going there as holders with eight men due to the totally ridiculous scheduling of this fixture on erev Pesach when the majority of my squad are away."

    DC Prediction: Norstar 1 Hendon 3

    PP Prediction: Norstar 4 Hendon 2

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    JC CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP QUARTER-FINAL

    FAITHFOLD SET UP LIONS CLASH
    FAITHFOLD A 4 OAKWOOD A 1
    Faithfold will meet Lions A in the semi-finals of this season's JC League Cup next weekend after easing past Premier Division rivals Oakwood at Parmiters.

    Captain fantastic Alex Levack opened the scoring direct from a corner before Sam Reeves smashed home the goal of the game - finding the top corner from 30 yards. Further strikes from Benjy Dymant and Alex Taylor sealed the win for the treble-chasing Superhoops.

    SEE MATCH PHOTOS

    Oakwood's consolation came through Brad Wine.

    Jubilant Faithfold boss Zuriel Solomon told JC Sport: "It was a good win on a very windy day, although we weren't at our best we worked really hard.

    Oaks joint-manager Ric Blank told JC Sport: "Zuriel says they got the ball down and played their football - I'm not so sure about that. I think Faithfold were better at clearing their lines and taking advantage of the conditions than we were. They have experience combined with real quality - that's what we need to strive for.

    DC Prediction: Faithfold 2 Oakwood 1

    PP Prediction: Faithfold 5 Oakwood 1

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    JC MSFL PREMIER DIVISION

    SEE LEAGUE TABLE

    TOP-SCORERS
    18 - Lee Cash (LM Lions A - 10 for Neasden A)
    16 - Adam Stolerman (Redbridge JC A)
    12 - Jonathan Green (Brady A +1 for B)

    BRADY CLIMB TO SECOND
    BRIXTON OLD BOYS 0 BRADY MACCABI A 8
    MARC LAZARE fired a hat-trick as Brady smashed eight past Brixton at Clowes.

    Two goals from Rob Lerner plus one apiece from Jonny Ellis, Jonathan Green and Bradley Sharp sealed the win.

    Brady manager Joel Nathan told JC Sport: "We played a very weak Brixton team, which was a shame as I know John is very committed to keeping them together this season. The lads played well but really didn't have to get out of first gear and once we went in front there was only going to be one winner."

    Brixton manager John Nitka told JC Sport: "After losing five regular players recently, it was always going be difficult to restructure the team at short notice and late in the season. Today, another three let us down, we had no goalkeeper available and ended the match with 10 men due to injury. However, those who played gave 100 per cent."

    SEE MATCH REPORT

    DC Prediction: Brixton 1 Brady 4

    PP Prediction: Brixton 1 Brady 5

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    LIONS CLAIM SMASH AND GRAB
    NORTH LONDON RAIDERS A 1 LONDON MACCABI LIONS A 2
    Goals from Max Kyte and Danny Daggers kept alive Lions' hopes of a top three finished as they edged past Raiders at Brunel.

    Dave Esterkin registered for L'Orange.

    Lions boss Andy Landesberg told JC Sport: "We have played much better and got nothing from games, so I am more than happy to come away with all three points."

    Rob Richman told JC Sport: "Today was one of those days where the better team goes away without the reward for their performance. We dominated the game but we came up against an inspired goalkeeping performance. Jake Doffman single handily won Lions the three points with the best goalkeeping display that I have seen as Raiders manager. We are all disappointed with the result but the boys should be very proud of the performance."

    SEE MATCH REPORT

    DC Prediction: Raiders 1 Lions 2

    PP Prediction: Raiders 2 Lions 3

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    DIVISION ONE

    SEE LEAGUE TABLE

    TOP-SCORERS
    34 - Jamie (Shirley Park)
    15 - Yishai Last (Hendon B)
    13 - James Gold (LML B)

    CHIGWELL KEEP PROMOTION DREAM ALIVE
    CHIGWELL ATHLETIC 5 TEMPLE FORTUNE A 0
    Temple Fortune A ended a bad week with a resounding 5-0 defeat against Chigwell at Peter May.

    Braces from Anthony Mendel and Doron Weinstein kept alive Chigwell's promotion dreams, with Jonathan Swead putting the icing on the cake.

    Delighted Chigwell player-manager Richard Slater told JC Sport: "'The lads were excellent today. We played some really good football from start to finish and four of the goals were superb. Fortune couldn't handle us and we should have hit a few more in the last 15."

    SEE MATCH REPORT

    DC Prediction: Chigwell 3 Fortune 1

    PP Prediction: Chigwell 2 Fortune 3

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    LIONS RUN OUT OF LUCK
    LONDON MACCABI LIONS B 2 SOUTHGATE HARMEN 2
    Harmen kept their good run of form going as they frustrated title-chasing Lions B at Rowley Lane.

    Adam Kosky and Will Beresford found the net for the home side, with Lee Greenfield and captain Adam Velleman on target for Harmen.

    Lions manager Jamie Kyte told JC Sport: "What a different game from our previous meeting this season. Two goals a piece and we could have got so many more. Hit the post once, crossbar once but it just wasn't to be."

    Adam Osper, who co-managed the team along with Velleman in the absence of Dan Uzan, told JC Sport: "Overall a draw was a good result. We had some players out and were down to the bare bones - manager and captain away.

    "We rode our luck in the first half, but dug in worked hard for each other and got a deserved draw in the end. We have generally played well this season and been unlucky losing by the odd goal, and the last two games show what we are made of. Hopefully we can keep the run going for the remainder of the season."

    SEE MATCH REPORT

    DC Prediction: Lions 3 Harmen 1

    PP Prediction: Lions 3 Harmen 1

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    KENT HELPS SHIRLEY BOUNCE BACK
    SHIRLEY PARK 4 WOODFORD WANDERERS 3
    A hat-trick from JAMIE KENT steered Shirley back to winning ways as they won a seven-goal thriller against Woodford.

    There was also a goal for Saul Conway as Shirley registered their 12th win of the season.

    Woodford's goals came through James Ryan, Daryl Green and Darren Ezekiel.

    Woodford boss Paul Hyams said: "We gave them three goals in the first half plus a harsh penalty and that is not good enough. I really let them know what I thought at half-time, it must have worked we was by far the better team after the break."

    SEE MATCH REPORT

    DC Prediction: Shirley 3 Woodford 2

    PP Prediction: Shirley 4 Woodford 2

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    DIVISION TWO

    SEE LEAGUE TABLE

    TOP-SCORERS
    19 - Reiss Mogilner (Brady B)
    17 - Adam Hersh (Los Blancos)
    11 - Dan Hildebrand, James Joseph (both Brady B), Jake Gilbert (Bilbaum)

    DANNY CARO'S DIVISION 2 TEAM OF THE WEEK

    BAUMS LEAVE NEASDEN B DOUBLED UP
    ATHLETIC BILBAUM 3 NORTH WEST NEASDEN B 1 (DOUBLE-HEADER)
    NORTH WEST NEASDEN B 2 ATHLETIC BILBAUM 3
    Athletic Bilbaum recovered from their blip to claim six important points against promotion rivals Neasden B.

    JOSH FLAX was Bilbaum's hat-trick hero in match one, with James Mandell, Richard Angel and Flax sealing a win double in part two.

    Michael Irving was the star man for NWN, scoring three times over the two hours.

    Baums joint-manager Mark Pasha told JC Sport: "Its been a tough 2013 for the Baums and the build-up to Sunday, with reports of injuries and absentees galore, had not indicated that things were going to get any better. In fact damage limitation had been name of the game."

    NWN player-manager Adam Levene told JC Sport: "We didn't have a goalkeeper for the second game due to injury which didn't help!"

    SEE MATCH REPORT

    DC Prediction: Bilbaum 1 Neasden 2/Neasden 1 Bilbaum 2

    PP Prediction: Bilbaum 2 Neasden 2/Neasden 1 Bilbaum 1

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    SUPER SPECK HELPS BLIZZARD BATTLE BACK
    BLIZZARD STORM 2 NORSTAR B 2
    Two goals from makeshift striker Adam Speck helped Blizzard come from two goals down to earn a point against Norstar B.

    Norstar's goals came through Nick Benson and Alex Goodman.

    Norstar boss David Lubczanski told JC Sport: "We let Blizzard back in, created lots of opportunities but were wasteful in front of goal.

    "Credit to Alex Goodman who came in to us from the C's and ran the midfield for us and capped off a great performance with good goal."

    SEE MATCH REPORT

    DC Prediction: Blizzard 3 Norstar 1

    PP Prediction: Blizzard 3 Norstar 4

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    BRADY B ARE SIX-HITTERS
    BRADY MACCABI B 6 FC TEAM B 0
    A fabulous four-goal salvo from REISS MOGILNER saw title favourites Brady B maee easy work of FC Team B at Rowley Lane, with Josh Dagul's men running in six goals to boost their goal difference and go eight points clear.

    SEE MATCH PHOTOS

    Josh Newman added the other two in a game Brady led 1-0 at half time followed by two goals around the hour mark before they ramming home their superiority in the last 25 minutes.

    Brady player-manager Josh Dagul told JC Sport: "It was a great team display against a well-organised team that eventually ran out of energy."

    FC Team's David Gordon told JC Sport: "Brady are the best team we have played against this season and they have some really talented young players.

    "For the first 60 minutes we were still in with a chance, but they were more clinical than us and fully deserved their win. Not a great day for us to be on camera but you should get a full reel of showboats with the tricks that the Brady players were performing!"

    SEE MATCH REPORT

    DC Prediction: Brady B 3 Team 2

    PP Prediction: Brady B 4 Team 1

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    LEE LAUDS IT FOR COOL CATS
    CATFORD & BROMLEY MACCABI 4 NORTH LONDON RAIDERS B 1
    The Cats boosted their chances of avoiding the drop a major boost with a stunning 4-1 win over in-form Raiders B at Norseman FC.

    JONNY LEE was the hat-trick hero for Lester Jacobs' men. The former Wingate & Finchley player scored with two stunning long-range free-kick and a he completed his treble direct from a corner. Lewis Maleh put the icing on the cake late on.

    Catford captain Adam Luria told JC Sport: "We'd like to dedicate our win today to Eli Baraty and Dave Powell. They've both been very ill recently, and we're thrilled they're back on the mend. This was for them."

    SEE MATCH REPORT

    DC Prediction: Catford & Bromley 3 Raiders B 4

    PP Prediction: Catford & Bromley 1 Raiders B 3

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    WATERS' OLYMPICS GOAL BOOSTS BLANCOS
    LOS BLANCOS 3 GLENTHORNE UNITED B 1
    A goal direct from a corner from Adam Waters was the pick of the bunch as Los Blancos did their promotion hopes a whole lot of good as they bypassed the challenge of Glenthorne B in west Hendon.

    Further strikes from Joel Kutner and Elliot Kennard sealed Blancos' ninth win of the season.

    Glenthorne joint-player-manager Liam Stein told JC Sport: "We dominated the game on a typical Sunday morning surface but weren't clinical enough in front of goal and Blancos punished us as a result.

    "On another day the scoreline could've been very different. We have big game next week against Redbridge to look forward to and will be aiming to improve our finishing before then."

    Blancos secretary Josh Cohen saw the comments from the blues boss and replied: "I'm not sure which game he was watching. Blancos controlled the game and defended valiantly when needed but were more than value for the three points today. We wish Glenthorne well for the rest of the season."

    SEE MATCH REPORT

    DC Prediction: Blancos 2 Glenthorne B 2

    PP Prediction: Blancos 2 Glenthorne B 2

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    REDBRIDGE SURPRISE SPEC FC
    SPEC FC 0 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B 1
    Saul Green fired Redbridge B to a stunning win over promotion-chasing SPEC FC as Jon Jacobs' men recording their fifth league win of the season.

    RJC boss Jon Jacobs commented: "Thanks must go to Danny Caro who continues to back against us, long may it continue."

    SPEC FC 's Ricky Lawrence told JC Sport: "All credit to Redbridge today - they were the better side overall and though we were probably on top most of the second half, they dominated the first and protected their lead well too.

    "As for their manager's comments, I'm not too sure what he's on about and seeing as games have been called off so often this season, whining about 3G is pretty pathetic. Plus we've lost 5 home games this season so not quite as good he thought."

    SEE MATCH REPORT

    DC Prediction: SPEC 2 Redbridge B 1

    PP Prediction: SPEC 2 Redbridge B 1

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    DIVISION THREE

    SEE LEAGUE TABLE

    TOP-SCORERS
    32 - Ben Zloof (AC Mill Hill)
    24 - Jono Gaon (Tottenham Chutspah)
    19 – Alex Elf (Hendon Utd SC C)

    SUPER SILVERMAN DENTS MILL HILL HOPES
    AC MILL HILL 2 LOUGHTON ORIENT 0 (DOUBLE-HEADER)
    LOUGHTON ORIENT 1 AC MILL HILL 0
    AC Mill Hill's title hopes were dealt a blow as they were beaten in part two of a double-header by a spirited Loughton Orient team.

    In match one, strikes from Ben Zloof and Greg Levy saw Hendon home.

    But there was a role reversal in match two, as Orient became only the second team to beat Mill Hill, thanks to a strike from Rob Silverman.

    Josh Hambling and Jaimie Sinclair controlled the midfield and Silverman's winner late in the second half came from a superb through ball from skipper Ryan Kissin.

    Orient manager Dan Curtis told JC Sport "I'm so proud of how the boys played. The attitude was excellent and we probably deserved to leave with more than three points Our squad is strong and we are getting better as the season goes on."

    SEE MATCH REPORT 1

    SEE MATCH REPORT 2

    DC Prediction: Mill Hill 3 Loughton 1/Loughton 1 Mill Hill 3

    PP Prediction: Mill Hill 4 Loughton 0/Loughton 0 Mill Hill 3

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    REVENGE IS SWEET FOR L'EQUIPE
    L’EQUIPE 3 TOTTENHAM CHUTSPAH 2
    As predicted, L'Equipe returned to winning ways, with Julian Bohm, Joshua Lewis and Mark Singer edging them home 3-2 to avenge last week's defeat at the hands of the Chutspah boys.

    Simon Hakimiam and Adam Morrow netted for Chutspah.

    L'Equipe player-manager David Prager told JC Sport: "Even though we won the game, we still didn’t play anywhere near our potential. I actually believe we played better last week and lost."

    Chutspah boss Ariel Tamman told JC Sport: "Despite the loss, I'm delighted with the team's performance. They absolutely ran their socks off and we were very unlucky not to get at least a point.

    SEE MATCH REPORT

    DC Prediction: L'Equipe 3 Chutspah 2

    PP Prediction: L'Equipe 2 Chutspah 2

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    ELF IS HENDON'S GIANT
    TEMPLE FORTUNE B 0 HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB C 2
    Two moments of magic from Alex Elf inspired Hendon C to a good win over Temple Fortune B in Pinner.

    Hendon player-manager Craig Miller told JC Sport: "We dominated on a appalling pitch and there strong performances from the Hendon defence saw them home.

    Hendon: Schapira, Strom, Miller (sub: David), Phillips, Elias, Sluckis (sub: Levy), Saul, Wilkinson, D. Elf, A. Glekin, A. Elf

    SEE MATCH REPORT

    DC Prediction: Fortune B 4 Hendon C 3

    PP Prediction: Fortune B 3 Hendon C 1

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    MATCH POSTPONED (waterlogged pitches)
    Premier Division - FC Team A vs Redbridge Jewish Care A
    Division One - Glenthorne United A vs Faithfold B (Double-header), North West Neasden A vs UJIA
    Division Three - FC Team C vs Boca Barbarians, Jewventus vs Faithfold C

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    CHALLENGE CARO RESULT
    Week 1: Caro 4, Rob Richman 5
    Week 2: Caro 14, Mitch Young 10
    Week 3: Caro 20 (incl. 2 correct scores), Richard Slater 15 (inc. 1 correct score)
    Week 4: DC 15 (incl. 2 correct scores), Phil Peters 5

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