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Super Soccer Sunday week 13 preview

    Attention turns to the third round of the Peter Morrison Trophy on Sunday, with key ties seeing Maccabi London Lions bragging rights on the line as the A's take on the B's, while Oakwood, North London Raiders A and Brady Maccabi attempt to avoid upsets against lower league opposition.

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    DANNY CARO'S NOVEMBER AWARDS

    MATCH PHOTOS: LEQUIPE vs CATFORD & BROMLEY MACCABI

    TOP-SCORERS

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    DANNY CARO'S MATCHDAY 12 AWARDS

    TEAM OF THE WEEK

    DIVISION 1 TEAM OF THE WEEK

    DIVISION 2 TEAM OF THE WEEK

    GOAL OF THE WEEK: DANIEL SELIGMAN (Oakwood B)

    SAVE OF THE WEEK: ADAM ZAIDMAN (Camden Park)

    QUOTE OF THE WEEK: MAX SAUNDERS (Camden Park)

    REF OF THE WEEK: ANDY MYERSON (Oakwood B vs Athletic Bilbaum)

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    PETER MORRISON TROPHY ROUND TWO DRAW

    CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP QUARTER-FINAL DRAW

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    YOUR WEEKEND REVIEW STARTS HERE:

    PETER MORRISON TROPHY ROUND THREE

    BRIXTON OLD BOYS vs BRADY MACCABI
    After five consecutive defeats, this tie comes at just the right time for Brady Maccabi.

    They have played all of the big guns over the past few weeks and it could be good for them to get away from the spotlight and register a solid win against first division Brixton.

    Brady were ultimately well beaten by Hendon last season and it was only the second time they have failed to score in a game this season.

    There will be zero pressure on Brixton on Sunday. They have lost eight on the spin and have only hit the target six times – one of which was an own goal.

    No doubt Reiss Mogilner will be looking to fill his boots on Sunday as Brady ease into the National stages.

    BRIXTON: (squad, from) Yafet Asher, Noah Bergman, Lee Cutler, Mitchell Gerber, Josh Kalinsky, Daniel Miller, Jacob Nevitt, Oliver Segal, Ross Segal, Neil Silverman, Lee Stone, Johnny Borchardt

    BRADY: (squad, from) Sam Castle, Dan Cohen, Brad Dryer, Daniel Harrod, Nathan Harrod, Oliver Kenner, Joshua Miller, Reiss Mogilner, Jordan Nathan, Marc Rister, Henry Ziff

    Venue - Clowes, Ref – Robert Benardout, KO – 10am

    JC star man: Oliver Kenner (Brady)

    DC Prediction: Brixton 0 Brady 4

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    ATHLETIC BILBAUM vs FAITHFOLD B
    Second division high-flyers Faithfold B are more than capable of causing an upset against a Bilbaum team that have won just once this season.

    The Superhoops have really hit the ground running this season, with David Garson and James Stanton doing a fabulous job in the hot-seat.

    The arrival of Richard Fogelman during the summer has given the squad a major boost and they go into games on the front foot, especially when he is leading the line.

    Faithfold's Avi Garson told JC Sport: "We go into this game with high hopes. Bilbaum are in the division above but have struggled as of late and on a small pitch the Hoops fancy their chances in progressing in the cup.

    "Although Faithfold are missing some key players this week, the team has enough talent and character to cause all sorts of problems for Bilbaum."

    The Baums have yet to keep a clean sheet this season, and the less said about last week’s 9-0 mauling at the hands of Oakwood the better.

    The warning bells were ringing before kick-off once two regulars dropped out and they looked disjointed and were easily picked apart.

    JC team news: Julius Judah faces a late fitness test after suffering a head injury last week.

    Leading goal-scorer Fogelman is rested for the cup game. 6th formers Raphael Meyers and Tomer Weider are unavailable due to upcoming exams. Dan Abrams and Mike Patterson and Jon Posener are out too. Dan Lowen though is expected to return to first team action after six months out.

    BILBAUM: (squad, from) Benjamin Bell, Jacob Brunner, Sam Deaner, Jamie Fireman, Elijah Gottlieb, Julius Judah, Ben Lewis, Toby Mann, Barnaby Powell, Jay Rosenthal, Nick Shinder

    FAITHFOLD: (squad, from) David Garson, Ben Kfir, Daniel Abrams, David Benaim, Yehuda Emanuel, Avi Garson, Jonathan JJ Marrache, Michael Patterson, Dan Lowen, Sam Garson, Avi Garson

    Ref – Martin Fox, KO – 10am

    JC star man: David Benaim (Faithfold)

    DC Prediction: Bilbaum 2 Faithfold 3

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    MACCABI LONDON LIONS A vs MACCABI LONDON LIONS B
    Excitement is building at the Lane ahead of the first Lions derby for some time.

    The A’s don’t need me to remind them what happened last season when they beat double winners Raiders A in the semis only to be thrown out due to fielding an ineligible player.

    Word has reached me the A’s will field some players from Andy Landesberg’s Herts Senior County League team for a competition the club are determined to make their mark on this season.

    The B’s go into the game have regained top spot in Division One. You can get 10-1 on an away win but I’m not predicting an upset here.

    Venue – Rowley Lane, Ref – Martin Lavender, KO – 10am

    JC star man: Nick Landesberg (Lions A)

    DC Prediction: Lions A 2 Lions B 0

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    NORTH LONDON RAIDERS A vs REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B
    The Morrison is the one trophy that has eluded North London Raiders A thus far. Manager Dan Shafron is determined to change that ahead of what is a banana skin of a tie against first division title hopefuls Redbridge B.

    L’Orange saw their hopes of glory in the London FA Sunday Challenge Cup go up in smoke last week, with Liron Mannie, Nyv Bogaire and Ben Ellis on target in a 4-3 defeat. Those are three names that might leave the Redbridge defence having sleepless night in the run-up to Sunday’s meeting.

    But RJC boss Sam Rank sees this as an opportunity to make a real statement. Joe Jordan took the plaudits in last week’s 6-1 demolition of Brixton, but it will need a real something special to stop the MGBSFL champions.

    Rank told JC Sport: "Sunday's encounter with Raiders will a very challenging experience. They have a number of top players, including Liron Mannie and Jordan Marks. Needless to say the RJC B boys have been working hard in the training camp this week.

    "When playing teams in a higher division, the most important point is that the mentality of the squad must be right, and with the attitude and belief that a cup shock can happen.

    "The ability of these boys is second to none, and everyone in this squad is good enough to play in the higher division.

    "On Sunday they will be putting their ability to the test, and I expect a close encounter. Hopefully, with a few tactical surprises, we will cause a lot of problems, which I hope will disrupt the rhythm of a very good NLR A footballing side.

    "As mentioned above, the belief is there, and if everything can come together, I am hoping for a big cup shock."

    Winning the Morrison is something no NLR manager has ever achieved. Rob Richman, Jonathan Green, Adam Fegan and myself have come close … but no cigar. That challenge will excite Shafron and co, starting on Sunday.

    JC team news: Recent arrivals Kane Hopps and Scott Kay will be making their RJC debuts this week. What a game to make it in. RJC B do have a few missing due to injuries, however a strong squad is still their to cause the shock of the day.

    NLR: (squad, from) Jake Doffman, Alex Bloch, David Rhodes, Josh Morris, JJ Spiro, David J Cohen, Joe Cohen, Ben Ellis, Adam Gold, Nicholas Lewis, David S Nezri, Jonathan Rochwerger, Ben Ellis, Liron Mannie, Nyv Bogaire, David Dinkin

    RJC: (squad, from) Scott Shear, Daniel Adleman, Daniel Andrews, Daniel Bean, Richie Caplin, Ben Chernoff, Adam Goldman, Joe Jordan, Adam Noble, Craig Sandford, Alex Chernoff, Daniel Orgel, Richard Stern

    Ref – Neal Cohen, KO – 10am

    JC star man: Nyv Bogaire (NLR)

    DC Prediction: NLR 3 RJC 1

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    NORTH LONDON RAIDERS B vs WOODFORD WANDERERS
    If you’re after an upset this weekend … this could be your game. So if the missus asks you to go Chanukah shopping, tell her to jog on and give Brent Cross a miss.

    NLR showed championship quality against Scrabble last week. They were denied victory by an inspired goalkeeping performance and a late equaliser. Toby Katz, Danny Bloom and Will Ufland were the star performers and they will be relishing the opportunity to test themselves against top-flight opposition.

    NLR joint-manager Jonathan Adelman told JC Sport: “We have a few knocks after the Scrabble game so we'll manage the squad carefully mindful of the Redbridge game next weekend.

    "We have a strong group available this weekend and we can't wait to see how we match up against Premiership opposition."

    Daryl Kay missed Woodford’s disappointing defeat against SPEC FC as he was eyeing up some talent in Rome. But it remains to be seen if that was to galvanise his squad or in connection to the club setting up its first cheerleading group!

    All joking aside, consolidation in the Premier has to be the priority for Woodford this season. So don’t be overly surprised if Raiders are in the hat for the next round.

    JC team news: David Simnock, Richard Bloom, Lewis Blitz, Marc Woolfe, Jake Gilbert, Josh Alswang and Nicky Woolf all return to the squad having missed the draw with Scrabble. Speedster Josh Green who has re-signed from Scrabble is cup-tied.

    NLR squad: (from) David Simnock, Ben Sheldon, Danny Bloom, Charles Braunstein, Josha Goldstein, Alex Goodman, Elad Hertshten, Toby Katz, Matt Leader, Mark Leader, Anthony Shaw, Samuel Shooter, Richard Bloom, Lewis Blitz, Marc Woolfe, Jake Gilbert, Josh Alswang, Nicky Woolf

    Woodford squad: (from) Ben Rosenthal, Jerome Marks, Adam Poole, Martin Sales, Alex Aviram, Paul Biller, Ricky Fox, Darryl Green, Harrison Midda, Tom Alexander

    Venue - Brunel, Ref – Robert Benardout, KO – 9.45am

    JC star man: Jake Gilbert (NLR)

    DC Prediction: Raiders 2 Woodford 0

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    OAKWOOD A vs RC UK FC
    Oakwood's match sharpness levels and attitude will be put on the line when they entertain Division Two new boys RC UK FC.

    Having reached two cup finals in two years, Oakwood supporters hope 2017 will be their year. They are handily placed in the league and have immense strength in depth.

    And although their A-team hasn't been in action over the past fortnight, striker David Woolman has been filling his boots for the club's B-team in Division One.

    Oakwood joint-manager Dan Kristall told JC Sport; "We go into this weekend's game with caution after a mini-winter break.

    "We were knocked out in the second round of the Anekstein earlier in the season and if we are to achieve our goals of silverware this season, we know we must turn up and be professional on Sunday.

    "We have had the scouts out in the RC UK camp over the last few weeks and we know they gave Hendon A a good game for an over an hour a fortnight ago.

    "They are also flying high in their league and we will give them the respect that they deserve.

    "Ultimately I hope that our fire-power will be too much for them as we aim for a place in the last 16."

    Sunday is the biggest game in the short history of RC UK FC. And it's a challenge they are relishing.

    The RC boys have responded brilliantly to the recent defeat against Division Two leaders L'Equipe with three consecutive victory lifting them up to third.

    Zalmy Cohen (2), Jonti Aremband (2) and Avi Mocton were their goal men in the 5-0 demolition of Real Hendon last week, and manager Avi Markiewicz believes they have nothing to lose on Sunday.

    He told JC Sport: "This week of all weeks we have a few players away. But we hope to be competitive.

    "If we can play anything like we did against Hendon A in the first half then Oakwood will have some real problems.

    The recent meeting with Hendon A was a good learning curve for RC UK. But they will find things even tougher against a refreshed Oakwood team who should sail through.

    JC team news: Sam Cantor returns for Oakwood. Luke Brookner has recovered from a tight hamstring and Guy Helman will undergo a fitness test on the eve of the tie. Dan Cohen continues in goal following Jonny Blains departure to Raiders C. New signing Ben Lauffer misses out but will play at Brady next Sunday. David Woolman misses his first game of the season. New Czech signing Jan Katuscak will be pushing for a starting place after impressing for the B's last week

    Dovi Vogel is out for RC UK and Aaron Luftig and Zalmy Cohen will face late fitness tests.

    Venue – Nicholas Breakspear, Ref – Keith Goodman, KO – 10am

    JC star man: Guy Helman (Oakwood)

    DC Prediction: Oakwood 4 RC UK 0

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    REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A vs NORTH LONDON RAIDERS C
    Bouncebackability is the name of the game for Redbridge A following their first defeat of the season, at the hands of Camden Park.

    Having seen the footage, Jon Jacobs' troops looked a pale shadow of their normal selves - they looked slow to the second ball, slow to close their opponents down and were generally sluggish.

    But a cup meeting with a second division team is the perfect chance for Redbridge to get back to what they do best ... win football matches. And I can see Sam Sollosi running the show.

    Raiders suffered a bad defeat of their own on Matchday 12, going down 4-1 against Temple Fortune. They've been a bit Jekyll and Hyde results-wise, despite the efforts of midfield maestro Eyal Samovich.

    But Sunday will be a whole new ball game in a game where RJC's superior technical ability and will-to-win will come to the fore.

    Venue – Old Parkonians, Ref – Luke Steele, KO – 10am

    JC star man: Zac Neiman (RJC)

    DC Prediction: RJC 4 NLR 1

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    MGBSFL PREMIER DIVISION

    LEAGUE TABLES

    FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

    TOP-SCORERS
    13 - Liron Mannie (NL Raiders A)
    12 -Zac Lewis (Hendon Utd SC A)

    HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB A vs FC TEAM A
    Hendon United will be looking to open a four-point lead at the top of the table when they host FC Team on Sunday.

    The top-flight's only game will feature a clash of footballing cultures, with Hendon putting their dynamic, free-flowing style on the line against a side whose biggest threat comes arguably from long-throws and set-pieces.

    Hendon returned to the summit after brushing Brady Maccabi aside with consumate ease. Manager David Garbacz was delighted to see Dovi Fehler back amongst the goals. It's been a testing time for the Team GB striker, but I can see him going on a goal-scoring run now as the Reds look to go into the busy Chanukah period in high spirits.

    Ahead of kick-off, Hendon boss David Garbacz told JC Sport: "The squad is quite stretched this week. We picked up a few injuries last week and with a few players away as well, we will be tested numbers-wise.

    "Saying that, now is not the time to rest on our laurels. We have hit top spot in the table and it is vital we follow that up with another win this week.

    "FC Team have clearly improved since we played them in game one of the season and had an excellent win last time out against Lions.

    "We will give them the utmost respect and aim to build on last week’s clean sheet at the back, but ultimately the class of Zac Lewis and Yehuda Korman and the return to form of Dovi Fehler should hopefully be enough to get us the points."

    But Hendon fans should take nothing for granted going into the FC Team clash. Mitch Young's men, under the guidance of No. 2 Jonny Pearl, earned an impressive win over Lions at Rowley Lane last weekend, and their tails are up.

    The returning Young told JC Sport: "We have been on a brilliant run over the past few weeks in the league - winning three and drawing one, and we now face probably the best team in the league in Hendon.

    "We played them in our first game and although we scored three past them we conceded six! We will go and attack them again, but know how good they are going forward, so if our defence can perform then we can get a result.

    "Knowing a victory will take us into the top four will give us all the motivation we need."

    Hendon have only kept one clean sheet this season, and that will be bugging gaffer Garbacz slightly. They won't have things all their own way against FC Team, and they will have to earn the right to win the game.

    JC team news: Yoav Kestenbaum, Rocky Spitzer and Alex Rosenthal are definitely out for Hendon. Greg Corin, Josh Harris and Yoav Lebens all face late fitness tests.

    FC Team will be missing Richard Salmon, while James Korn will have a late fitness test. Mitch Young and James Stanley return.

    Venue – Hadley FC, Ref – Daniel Fox, KO – 10am

    JC star man: Dovi Fehler (Hendon)

    DC Prediction: Hendon 3 Team 1

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    DIVISION ONE

    LEAGUE TABLES

    FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

    DANNY CARO'S DIVISION 1 TEAM OF THE WEEK

    TOP-SCORERS
    10 - Oliver Sade (Finchley City)
    8 - Daniel Polak (Finchley City)

    LOS BLANCOS vs FINCHLEY CITY FC
    Finchley City will be looking to secure their first league double of the season when they travel to Los Blancos.

    Josh Aziz, Yoel Deal, Moshe Fehler and Sam Leader were the scorers when Finchley beat Blancos 4-2 on the opening weekend of the season, and the signs all point towards Finchley's fifth win of the season.

    Goal machine Oli Sade is scoring for fun and his partnership with Dan Polak has the potential to cut the Blancos defence to ribbons.

    "The boys are absolutely buzzing for Sunday," Finchley boss Joel Holder told JC Sport. "On paper, this game has come at the right time for us and probably the wrong time for Blancos.

    "However, we know we will need to be at our best to get the three points.

    "Some of the football we have played recently has been a joy to watch. The team is playing with a lot of confidence. We are one of the most in-form teams in the league at the moment so it's important to keep this run going.

    "These are the type of games we need and expect to win to keep the pressure on the teams at the top of the league."

    Blancos manager Nick Grosse has a bigger job on his hands than he probably imagined and I don't think it will be too long until he dips into the transfer window.

    Last week's performance against Faithfold was far from disastrous, but it ended up being another defeat. They just can't buy a win at the minute.

    Blancos will huff and puff, but it will be the City boys celebrating come Sunday lunchtime.

    Venue - Hertswood, Ref –Steven Russell, KO – 10.15am

    JC star man: Shim Bensoor (Finchley)

    DC Prediction: Blancos 1 Finchley 3

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    SCRABBLE FC vs OAKWOOD B
    Every successful team needs a top keeper and Ben Law reminded the MGBSFL of his value with a wonder show in the 2-2 draw against North London Raiders B last week.

    Brandon Sassoon may have grabbed the headlines for his equaliser right at the death, but it was the heroics of Law that kept Scrabble in the game, earning them what could prove to be a precious point come May.

    On Sunday they face another huge challenge in what is a really important part of their season. And I expect manager Ray Abrahams to have all his big guns available, knowing a win would take them above Oakwood.

    Abrahams told JC Sport: "We are looking forward to the game on Sunday at home to Oakwood and we showed last Sunday against Raiders that despite not playing our best on the day that this squad never give up or stop running till the final whistle and we were rewarded with that last minute goal to take a point.

    "Once again we face a top club and a good footballing side in Oakwood B but we've shown this season that despite only being promoted last May we can give any of the top teams a challenge on our day.

    "This league will be decided by the matches between the top three or four clubs and will definitely go to the wire."

    The goals of David Woolman have really lifted Oakwood B in their last two games. But with Wooly expected to return to A-team duties for their Morrison meeting with RC UK, the weight of responsibility will fall on the shoulders of the usual suspects - Rafi Bloom, Dan Seligman, Dan Selwyn and Sam Modlin.

    It was great to hear Jason Stein speak so highly and respectfully of Scrabble in his midweek press conference.

    Stein told JC Sport: "Firstly, I want to pay tribute to Scrabble and thank Ray and Adrian for their donation to Oakwood earlier this year when we were fund-raising.

    "Scrabble are a nice bunch of lads and a football club I like. In Josh Bentley they have a bona-fide Oakwood legend who I know will receive a very warm reception from the away supporters this weekend and I also think very highly of player-manager Elliot Espinoza. After two friendly matches between the teams it is nice to finally meet with something on the line.

    The recent win over leaders Lions B came as a huge psychological boost for everyone at Oakwood B. It was important they made a statement after losing to Raiders early season.

    "Ourselves and Scrabble probably fall into the same spot in the MSFL food chain. That's narrowly behind the two giants, the two overwhelming league favourites Lions B and Redbridge B. They're the two sides who should feel absolutely devastated if they don't finish first and second. They are the big horses really.

    "So for both sides this is a very important moment and a chance to land a big, big blow on a top, top rival. I know we will be ready.

    "It's an interesting one with Scrabble because they have spent huge money in two years on Espinoza, Bentley, Josh Greene, Zak McLeod and, of course, Richard Angel. So when you spend all that money you are under a lot of pressure to win as the sponsors want the glamour. They had the easy year last year when they beat teams who were of a very poor quality. Now they have the pressure. Big, big pressure."

    Stein believes the match will provide five-star entertainment and talking points aplenty. He said: "I'm looking forward to the match as these are the ones that get you out of bed for in the morning. Now it is time for my players to stand up on the big stage and beat a big rival. It's time to show the league how serious we are.

    "We are on a very good run. Five wins from our last seven. The only defeat being that narrow failure against Redbridge A. But some of those wins, we know this, were not against the top sides. One win was against the goliath side Lions B but others were not. So now we must go out and beat another rival and show the world what we are what made of."

    Truth be told, Scrabble are still adjusting to Division One. But whatever the result, it will not define the title race or either side's season, though.

    JC team news: Scrabble welcome back Adam Zaidman in goal signed this week from Camden Park and choose from a full squad of 16.

    After six weeks out with an ankle injury, captain Dan King will return in defence in a big boost for Oakwood. Dan Geey and James Frener will form a “bruising central midfield pairing capable of bossing any game”.

    Venue – Capital City, Ref – Andy Demetriades, KO – 10am

    JC star man: James Frener (Oakwood)

    DC Prediction: Scrabble 1 Oakwood 1

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    DIVISION TWO

    LEAGUE TABLES

    FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

    DANNY CARO'S DIVISION 2 TEAM OF THE WEEK

    TOP-SCORERS
    20 - Richard Fogelman (Faithfold B)
    15 - Jonti Aremband (RCUK FC)

    HERTSWOOD VALE vs TEMPLE FORTUNE
    Temple Fortune are in a good moment. They lie second in table and hot-shot Jordan Sharifian has just been named my JC Division Two Player of the Month. But more on that later.

    Fortune go into the game on the back of a terrific victory over North London Raiders C. They showed great versatility in a game where manager Simon Linden was forced into a tactical reshuffle after both wingers went off injured midway through the first half.

    A six-match unbeaten run has put them in a strong position and they look well set for maximum points on Sunday.

    Ahead of kick-off, Linden told JC Sport: “We are in a good run of form at the moment, it's taken a bit of time for the team to gel but the consistency from not only certain players but the group as a whole is beginning to kick in.

    "Hertswood need a turn in fortunes and we will not take them lightly, look what Camden did to Redbridge in the Prem last week!"

    Gab Stone was the chief destroyer of Hertswood when the teams met last month. He proved a point to a club who turned him down during the summer, but the home side will be looking to redress the balance on Sunday.

    Co-managed by Jacob Emanul and Jack Shulman, Hertswood are determined to get the monkey off their back and get their first MGBSFL win on the board. Having caused an upset in the cup recently, they have shown they can compete, but the first 20 minutes will be crucial on Sunday.

    Emanuel told JC Sport: “The last two weeks have been nothing short of humiliating for the Vale. Following an embarrassing turn of events in the defeat to Boca, a number of reasons led to us not being able to name a side to face Faithfold B ... the first time I've ever been involved in a match being forfeited.

    "These past 14 days has at least given us the time to take a long hard look at ourselves and completely re-evaluate our expectations for the rest of the season. Essentially after the 5-4 loss to Boca, Jack and I realised, it really can't get any worse than this!

    "We pick ourselves up for the visit of Temple Fortune to the fortress this coming Sunday. Hopefully the frost will hold off!

    "We faced Simon's promotion hopefuls three weeks ago where we got spanked 6-1 - our heaviest loss of the season. After falling behind 4-0 in 20 minutes in the first fixture, we're hoping to learn from our mistakes and at least put in a more respectable performance."

    While Sharifian has been earning most of the plaudits, Gideon Wetrin has also made an excellent start to the campaign, keeping things tight at the back. And I can see Fortune’s internal Player of the Month award winner leading by example in another comfortable victory.

    JC team news: Vale welcome back Ben Mandel, in his first appearance since his MOTM performance in the “cupset” against Finchley City, as well as Josh Gorb following his long injury lay-off. Elio Elia is hoping to continue his fine goal scoring streak after four goals in his last two games.

    VALE: (squad, from) Yaacov Goldin, Jacob Emanuel, Simon Englander, Samuel Cohen, Theo Gluckstein, Ashley Hirschberger, Adrian Leibovitch, Jack Shulman, Bailey Snow, Joshua Webber, Elio Elia

    FORTUNE: (squad, from) Lee Fegan, Rob Jay, Adam Lenz, Eshed Rahav, Adam Speck, Aron Barnes, Jordan Sharifia, Dean Shaw, Gab Stone, Gideon Wetrin

    Venue – Tempsford Green, Ref – Robert Caplin, KO – 10am

    JC star man: Gideon Wetrin (Fortune)

    DC Prediction: Vale 1 Fortune 4

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    CATFORD & BROMLEY MACCABI vs REAL HENDON
    The problem for Catford & Bromley is the amount of goals they are conceding, because, NLR game apart, they are certainly not struggling to score them.

    Jeff Gotch's men have done well against teams in the bottom half, but other than the RC UK game, they haven't beaten any of their promotion rivals.

    There was much anticipation about record signing Jacob Richer-Kleiman's debut last week, but they were beaten by a very good L'Equipe side. However, I expect him to score his first goal in Catford colours on Sunday.

    Real Hendon have conceded nine goals in their last two league outings. They were outclassed by RC UK last week and will no doubt be looking to give a better account of themselves here.

    Player-manager Chaim Gothold told JC Sport: "We're on a bad run of form at the moment and short of numbers for Sunday. But we'll try our best!"

    A Catford win could lift them back into third and that has to be the aim.

    Venue – Christs College, Ref – Barry David, KO – 10am

    JC star man: Adam Parker (Catford)

    DC Prediction: Catford 3 Real 2

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    MILL HILL DONS vs FC TEAM B
    The deciding factor for me here is that, away from home I do not fancy FC Team B to score - they have managed just three goal and three point in four league games on the road this season.

    I think the Dons will make it very difficult for them on Sunday. Brandon Hamme's men have got a bit more about them and they are favourites to complete a league double over a side they beat 4-2 earlier in the season. Ariel Tamman, Richard Hayim, Zach Cohen and Nick Phillips guided them home that day.

    I've heard rumours that Jono Gaon scored a "worldie" in training this week and if he clicks it will be a busy morning for the FC Team back-line.

    Ryan Kramer produced arguably his best game in a Dons shirt last week, so the signs look good at both ends of the pitch for a game I've marked down as a home banker.

    Venue – Mill Hill Park, Ref – Steve Levy, KO – 10am

    JC star man: Joseph Reece (Dons)

    DC Prediction: Dons 2 Team 0

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    REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE C vs BOCA JEWNIORS
    Do you fancy it on a cold, dark morning in Essex. That's what Boca fans must be asking themselves right now. But what about the players?

    The epic win over Hertswood is now a distant memory following the 3-1 defeat against the Dons.

    Anton Nyman's strike was about all they had to cheer about, and another tough morning is expected ahead of their trip around the A406.

    Nyman told JC Sport: "Whilst the luxuries of playing on the hallowed 3g in this weather might be a benefit - having played this side a few weeks back, we know we're in for a seriously challenge Sunday.

    "We have a number of key absentees due to the ongoing injury crisis that's struck us this week."

    4-1 victors over Boca last month, the Redbridge boys will be confident of taking maximum points. But manager Josh Hambling is taking for nothing for granted after the bore draw against FC Team last Sunday.

    Hambling told JC Sport: "Well what can I say about the past few weeks or shall say five games, four of which I felt we could or should of won. I'd be going into Sunday's with more of a smile.

    "Last week's rare MSFL 0-0 literally was the icing on the cake. I don't know what it is we seem to be doing wrong. We never look like we're going to lose our defence is excellent.. it's going forward.

    "Some of my boys have forgotten that the small round thing goes into that big white thing at the other end of the pitch guarded by a funny looking Jewish boy that just couldn't make it outfield!

    "This week I'm taking a completely different approach ... clearly we don't concede many so 3-5-2 looks odds on for Sunday's line-up. Dan Lassman and Barry Green will be spearheading our attack with pace on the wings and supporting midfielders, so if we don't score Sunday I'll buy every manager in the MSFL a Chanukah bush!

    "Last time we played Boca the game was over by half-time. I predict the same again this week. Their second-half performance was more spirited and they can definitely move the ball around when they get going.

    "But with Josh Cohen, Jordan Sapler and Captain Craig Phillips back in the squad for only the second time this season, I just don't see how we can come away with anything other than three points with smiles all round."

    If Boca win, I'll do a Gary Lineker and do my Matchday 14 preview in just my boxers.

    JC team news: Boca's Elliot Grant, Matty Davis, Joshua Cinna, Jonathan Winton and Tom Wyse are all out and "keeping the physio busy this week".

    Venue – 7 Kings High School, Ref – David Lazarus, KO – 10am

    JC star man: Craig Phillips (RJC)

    DC Prediction: RJC 4 Boca 0

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