Sunday MSFL Review - Week 32

Andrew Sherwood - Sunday 21st 2013f April 2013


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Lions A win Cyril Anekstein Cup; Faithfold A & Oakwood A hit six; Five-star Blancos; Neasden B & Spec share points...

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LONDON LIONS A 5 REDBRIDGE A 2


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WEEK 32 PHOTOGALLERY:

LONDON LIONS A 5 REDBRIDGE A 2

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WEEK 32 MATCH REPORTS:

LONDON MACCABI LIONS A 5 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A 2

BLIZZARD STORM 0 LOS BLANCOS 5

L'EQUIPE 2 LOUGHTON ORIENT 2

BRADY MACCABI B VS NORSTAR B 5-1/8-0

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LEAGUE'S TOP GOALSCORERS WEEK 32

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TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS

GOALKEEPER
Bradley Lee (Faithfold B)
Brad Grant (Glenthorne B)
Josh Cohen (Los Blancos)

DEFENCE
Greg Meller (Camden Park)
Dan Stock (Faithfold A)
Brad Lander (London Lions A)
Tony Gold (London Lions A)
Nick Landesberg (London Lions A)
Henry Ziff (London Lions B)
Brad Frankel (Redbridge A)

MIDFIELD
Daniel Harrod (Brady Maccabi B)
Reiss Mogilner (Brady Maccabi B)
Rob Hershkorn (Camden Park)
Jordan Marks (London Lions A)
David Nezri (London Lions A)
Jonny Cutter (London Lions B)
Josh Caplin (Los Blancos)
Toby Levy (Oakwood A)
Brad Wine (Oakwood A)

STRIKER
Daniel Hildebrand (Brady Maccabi B)
Dean Ben Yosef (Chigwell Athletic)
Mike Perkins (Faithfold A)
Richard Salmon (FC Team A)
Max Kyte (London Lions A)
Adam Hersh (Los Blancos)
Terry Jeffries (Temple Fortune B)

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TEAM OF THE WEEK 32

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GOAL OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS

1) DEAN BEN YOSEF (CHIGWELL ATHLETIC)
Ran down the right-hand flank and smashed in a screamer which flew into the top corner

2) BARRY GREEN (LOUGHTON ORIENT)
Good work down the right wing from James Lester to beat his man saw him find Green in the box and he drilled an unstoppable half-volley into the top corner which nearly took the net with it

3) ADAM LEVENE (NORTH WEST NEASDEN B)
Very similar to Demba Ba's strike against Man Utd, as the ball was floated over the defence, ball dropped over his shoulder and he volleyed it back across the goalkeeper into the bottom corner without the ball touching the floor

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SAVE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS

1) RYAN MONK (BOCA JEWNIORS)
Produced a wonderful point-blank save from a header

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS

1) SIMON LINDEN (BLIZZARD STORM)
"For 44 minutes and 59 seconds, it was close"

2) ANDY LANDESBERG (LONDON LIONS A)
"At half-time I won't repeat what was said, but what I can tell you is that I told them that I expect them to go on and win this game 5-2 and I meant every word of it"

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CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP FINAL

LONDON MACCABI LIONS A (Prem) 5 REDBRIDGE A (Prem) 2
Lions fought back from 2-1 down to claim the Cyril Anekstein Cup in dramatic - and controversial style at Wingate.

Bradley Lander, David Nezri, Nick Lewis, James Gershfield and Jordan Marks all got on the scoresheet for the Lions.

However, Redbridge felt Lions goalkeeper Daniel Lipman should have seen red when he conceded a penalty, which was converted by Adam Stolerman to put them ahead. An own goal then gave Redbridge a 2-0 lead, before Lions' stirring comeback.

PHOTOGALLERY

MATCH REPORT

TJ PREDICTION:
LONDON MACCABI LIONS A (Prem) 3 REDBRIDGE A (Prem) 2

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PREMIER DIVISION:


UPDATED PREMIER DIVISION TABLE


FC TEAM A 3 NL RAIDERS A 2
Team further boosted their chances of beating the drop as goals from Marc Harris, Simon Peterman and Richard Salmon saw them edge a five-goal thriller.

Player-manager Mitch Young told TJ: "It was a game we had to win and we did. My players were highly motivated and tactically listened to all my instructions. We scored an excellent footballing goal and won most of our individual battles, we created the better chances and overal deserved to win the game. I think my players simply wanted it more than them today.

"They gave us a good battle but today was our day. It has been too long since we last won so we can all enjoy our Sunday and look forward to finishing off the season next week in a double header against Redbridge."

Elliot Espinoza and Mike Hershman scored for the Raiders.

TJ PREDICTION:
FC TEAM A 2 NL RAIDERS A 1

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NORSTAR A 1 FAITHFOLD A 6
A hat-trick from Mike Pearson helped Faithfold close in on the league title as they extended their lead at the top of the top table to five points, and still with a game in hand.

Daryl Phillips and Johnny Haik and Dan Perkins also got on the scoresheet, with player-manager Zuriel Solomon telling TJ: "It took as a while to get started and Norstar played very well in the first half where we struggled to find a controlled footing, which saw us go behind. We then scored after we stepped it up.

"I would have been a bit happier if our possession was better but can't complain as we scored six and got another three points which sets up next week's clash against Hendon."

Josh Pistol hit Norwood's consolation.

TJ PREDICTION:
NORSTAR A 1 FAITHFOLD A 4

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OAKWOOD A 6 BRIXTON OLD BOYS 1
Oakwood moved a step closer to securing their top-flight status as two goals from Brad Wine helped them to this emphatic win.

Goals from Toby Levy, Josh Rose, Carl Peters and Dave Woolman completed the rout.

Alon Hershkorn scored for Brixton.

TJ PREDICTION:
OAKWOOD A 3 BRIXTON OLD BOYS 1

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DIVISION ONE:

UPDATED DIVISION ONE TABLE

CAMDEN PARK VS HENDON UNITED B 1-0/3-1
Camden did their hopes of promotion the power of good after they took the six points on offer from this double-header.

Greg Meller scored their winner in the first game, while two goals from Rob Hershkorn, along with a strike from Richard Silver saw them to the points in the second game.

Player-manager Nick Kagan told TJ: "A big six points to put our fate back into our own hands. These results against the team that pipped us to the division two title last year should go a long way to relieving the frustration building in the dressing room with ourselves due to some lacklustre performances in big games.

"Yesterday we were back on song. There are still a lot of games to go, but we know we can kick on and get on a run of form again."

Yehuda Korman scored Hendon's goals.

TJ PREDICTION:
CAMDEN PARK VS HENDON UNITED B 2-1/2-1

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FAITHFOLD B 1 UJIA 1
The battle between the bottom two sides unsurprisingly ended in a share of the spoils, a point doing neither any side any good in their bid to escape the drop.

Ben Moss scored for Faithfold.

TJ PREDICTION:
FAITHFOLD B 2 UJIA 2

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LONDON MACCABI LIONS B VS CHIGWELL 2-0/1-3
Third hosted fourth with the sides sharing the points over the 120 minutes of play.

Having been beaten in the first game, Chigwell bounced back in the second game thanks to penalties from Anthony Mendel and Brad Gayer, along with a strike from Dean Ben Yosef.

Chigwell player-manager Richard Slater told TJ: "Lions deserved the first game, but we totally dominated the second and deserved the three points. I'm happy with the lads today. We're still in the race".

Dan Green and James Gold scored for Lions in their win, while Green also scored for Lions in the second game.

Player-manager Jamie Kyte told TJ: "We showed concentration, composure and fight throughout the first game. Dan Green proved that his form isn't only limited to Saturday's and got on the score sheet midway through the first half. The second half was very tight, and thanks to speed demon Gold, he made something from nothing with five minutes to go and sealed it 2-0 for us.

"The second game was a very different one. We tired, they played better football and they got the three points they deserved. All in all fair results."

TJ PREDICTION:
LONDON MACCABI LIONS B VS CHIGWELL 2-1/1-1

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WOODFORD WANDERERS P SOUTHGATE HARMEN P

MATCH POSTPONED

TJ PREDICTION:
WOODFORD WANDERERS 2 SOUTHGATE HARMEN 1

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DIVISION TWO:

UPDATED DIVISION TWO TABLE

BLIZZARD STORM 0 LOS BLANCOS 5
Blancos remain in the hotseat for promotion as they put in a five-star performance over Storm.

Adam Hersh helped himself to a hat-trick, while Joel Kutner and Sami Birnbaum also found the back of the net.

Storm manager Simon Linden told TJ: "For 44 minutes and 59 seconds, it was close."

MATCH REPORT

TJ PREDICTION:
BLIZZARD STORM 1 LOS BLANCOS 3

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BRADY MACCABI B VS NORSTAR B 5-1/8-0
Brady wrapped up the title in style as they took the six points by scoring 13 goals.

Reiss Mogilner scored twice in their first win, with Dan Hildebrand, an own goal and Nathan Harrod sealing the win.

Mogilner scored four in the second game, Hildebrand bagged a hat-trick, with Scott Benson completing the scoring.

Norstar manager David Lubczanski told TJ: "It was a tough couple of games against a very good team, the best we have played this season. We didn't help ourselves at times but we only had 11 for each of the two games, so we were naturally going to tire and Brady managed to exploit that during the second game.

"Congratulations to Brady who are an excellent team with some superb players."

MATCH REPORT

TJ PREDICTION:
BRADY MACCABI B VS NORSTAR B 4-0/3-0

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CATFORD & BROMLEY MACCABI VS GLENTHORNE UTD B 2-0/0-2
The sides earned a win apiece from this double-header as both sides remain in the bottom half of the table.

Jeff Gotch and Jamie Sinai scored for the Cats in their 2-0 win in the first game, with Cats' Adam Luria telling TJ: "We bossed the first game and could have been out of sight at half-time, missing two open goals and seeing their goalkeeper pulling off some wonderful saves.

"The second game we started reasonably well, pressing forward and forcing their keeper to make a few more amazing saves. But they then hit us on the break with a well-taken goal.

"After half-time we again tried to push forward but the heat started to take its toll and in reality Glenthorne just seemed to play with a higher intensity than us. It still needed a couple of blinding saves from their keeper to keep us out, but after they scored a second from a sloppy back pass we never really got back into it. A win each was a fair result. Or two fair results."

Jamie Crawford scored for Glenthorne in their win, with manager Jordan Sapler telling TJ: "It was a real game of two different games today! The first Catford deserved the win and in the second it was all us. Although I think half the blame should go to the birthday boy and acting captain for the day Liam!

"Brad made a couple of superb saves in the first but we didn't turn up for the first 45 minutes and Catford took advantage of sloppy defending. We changed to a 3-5-2 in the second half and Catford didn't get a look in, we moved the ball well and created a number of chances whilst Andy Herman was superb in the sweeper role. Overall it was a deserved one win each today."

TJ PREDICTION:
CATFORD & BROMLEY MACCABI VS GLENTHORNE UTD B 1-2/1-2

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FC TEAM B P REDBRIDGE B P

MATCH POSTPONED - TEAM UNABLE TO RAISE SIDE

TJ PREDICTION:
FC TEAM B 2 REDBRIDGE B 1

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NORTH WEST NEASDEN B 2 SPEC 2
The battle between second and third ended in a share of the spoils as they sides fought out this entertaining encounter.

Player-manager Adam Levene and James Abrams scored for Neasden, with Levene telling TJ: "I'm proud of the Neasden team this season, with most of us over 30 we've done well and against all the young whippersnappers in many of the other teams. Louis Taylor also deserves a mention for his help in running the club as he's now devoting more time to his family committments.

"Finally I'd like to add a mention to Richard Starr who seemed to badly injure his knee today and we all wish him a speedy recovery."

Dave Newman and Elliot Wallis scored for the visitors, who had four players sent-off.

Player-manager Ricky Lawrence told TJ: "Today we disgraced and embarrassed ourselves as a club. We've gone from picking up one red card in two seasons to picking up four in one game. We pride ourselves on not just being a well run club on the pitch but off of it too.

"Next Sunday we as a club are volunteering at a Jewish Care home which is also the charity we have raised money for throughout this season. These are the sort of things we at SPEC FC want to be known for and not for shameful behaviour like today. We offer an unreserved apology to the league and to the ref and will ensure our behaviour is impeccable every Sunday from now on."

TJ PREDICTION:
NORTH WEST NEASDEN B 2 SPEC 2

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DIVISION THREE:

UPDATED DIVISION THREE TABLE

AC MILL HILL 0 OAKWOOD B 2
Oakwood moved a giant step to securing the title as they won this top-of-the-table clash.

Mill Hill manager Joseph Levy told TJ: "Unfortunately we were second best and Oakwood deservedly won the game. We are disappointed that the withdrawal of Jewventus from the league which effectively ended our title challenge, but we are still hopeful that we will gain promotion.

"Congratulations must go to Oakwood who were the better team and deserved winners. We hope that we will be given the opportunity to extract revenge in the second division next season."

TJ PREDICTION:
AC MILL HILL 1 OAKWOOD B 2

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L'EQUIPE 2 LOUGHTON ORIENT 2
Two goals from Barry Green saw Loughton fight back from 2-0 down to claim a point against mid-table L'Equipe.

MATCH REPORT

TJ PREDICTION:
L'EQUIPE 2 LOUGHTON ORIENT 1

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TEMPLE FORTUNE B 5 BOCA JEWNIORS 0
Fortune ended their losing streak as a hat-trick from player-manager Terry Jeffries helped them to this convincing win.

Dave Sawyer and Lee Fegan were also on target, with Jeffries telling TJ: "It was a great game which we dominated from start to finish."

TJ PREDICTION:
TEMPLE FORTUNE B 3 BOCA JEWNIORS 1

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