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Match Day Eight Review


Some crucial ties around the week, with many teams facing their last league fixtures of the year

MGBSFL Results - Sunday 6th December 2020

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Premier Division:

Jewdinese 0-2 North London Raiders

North London Raiders Goalscorers: Maxim Green, Nyv Bogaire

Fairlop 2-6 Hendon

Hendon Goalscorers: Ari Last X2, Avi Korman, Chaim Korman, Rocky Spitzer, Dovi Fehler

It was finally a happy return to the MGBSFL for Hendon's new boss David Garbacz as a trip to Essex was well worth it. We predicted a closer game here and lots of goals, and although we got lots of goals, Hendon ensured this wasn't a close game. It was also a good return for Ari Last as he is enjoying life back after a tough year on the sidelines last year, he rounded off his morning with 2 fine goals. Fairlop won't be too disheartened by this result as they sit in mid table having played 6. Hendon on the other hand sit one place below with a game in hand. Next week its cup action for Hendon as they host PSJ.

HMH 3-1 North London Galaxy

HMH Goalscorers: Thomas Prais, Adam Abadi, Ariel Rahamim

North London Galaxy Goalscorer: Bailey Snow

Oakwood 3-0 Faithfold White

Oakwood Goalscorers: Louie Basso, Josh Cuby, Daniel Seligman

It's fair to say Oakwood are the current league high flyers. 3 wins on the trot now and they look like a team who can really challenge this year. Following Sunday's win they sit 3rd in the league with 2 games in hand. This performance was professional as they scored 3 and kept a clean sheet. Faithfold White on the other hand are sitting bottom of the league table with no points and they will be looking to have a good christmas break and maybe bring in 1 or 2 players to have a strong second part of the season.  

Division One:

Hertswood Vale 5-1 Mill Hill Dons

Vale Goalscorers: Scott Hircombe x2, James Millet, Harry Graham, Josh Gorb

Dons Goalscorer: Zach Cohen

Keen to start fast, Vale took a leaf out of Newcastle's book, scoring 30 seconds into the match from a Dons kick off, with a goal of the season contender from Harry Graham. Dan Reuben's tenacity saw the ball played into the mixer, the ball was headed back on the edge of the area by Robbie Metzger and Harry Graham smashed home a venomous volley into the top corner. 

The goal was still shaking from Graham's strike, when Vale doubled their lead just a minute later , a corner from Josh Gorb evaded the entire Dons defence before finding its way into the back of the net. 2-0 up after 2 minutes. A perfect start for Hertswood.

Dons started to grow into the game but Vale looked dangerous on the counter and could have easily been 3-0 up before the 20 minute mark. Vale grabbed their 3rd just 28 minutes into the match through James Millet. After some excellent build up play, a selfless pass across goal from Robbie gave James Millet the simplest of tap ins for his 7th of the season. 3-0 at half time and cruising, Vale were hungry for more goals in the 2nd half and came out the blocks just as they did in the first half. Dons started the second half more promising but were caught out on the counter in the 64th minute, this time from Scott Hircombe. On as a sub at half time having just returned from a long injury lay off, Scott finished well when put one on one with the keeper by a brilliant shoulder-through-ball from Harry Graham. Dons got a consolation through a well struck Zach Cohen freekick, which took a deflection off the wall. Vale then grabbed a 5th, after some excellent work from Robbie sold their defender before playing Scott through 1 on 1 again with the keeper - this time Hircombe dinked the ball over the onrushing keeper with the daintiest of finishes. “Another professional and dominant performance from the boys throughout,” said Jacob Emmanuel after his side’s victory. “Once again, as with last week, it sounds crazy to be disappointed after putting 5 away today, but on another day we could've walked away with a more comfortable scoreline that would've been deserved.” Dons manager Brandon Hammé was very disappointed with his side’s performance, “We were once again our own worst enemies, there is a lot of work that needs to be done. We have not been the same team since returning from the break, we are determined to turn things around as soon as possible.”

MOTM: Scott Hircombe

Brook Farm Rovers 2-4 London Bears

Rovers Goalscorers: Adam Ellis, Simon Zeffert

Bears Goalscorers: Jared Rand x3, Rory Carlson

In what was most probably the best quality game of the day, London Bears came out on top, with Jared Rand picking up a hat trick. Bears’ James Harpin spoke highly of the quality of the game and their opponents “One of the best games of Sunday league football I’ve played in in a long time. Both teams kept the ball very well and created chances. In terms of overall performance, we were not at our best at all but I give credit to Brook Farm who were the best side we have faced this season. At 2-1 down with 18 mins to go we showed hunger, fight and Brook Farm could not deal with our increased intensity. They couldn’t deal with the pressure we put on their back line and when you have a player like Jared Rand there’s always a chance of turning a game on its head as it shows today. We were very happy with this win but again it means nothing unless we follow it up with another win next week against Faithfold.” 

“It was a really good game, great battle between two good teams, said Rovers player-manager Dan Cohen reflecting on Sunday’s game. “I think a draw would have been a fair result but unfortunately for us one outstanding player for Bears settled it in their favour. We know if we keep playing like we did today we will pick up points in this league and climb the table. It’s been a tough start for us in terms of results but the performances are there and I’m confident things will start going our way soon. Good luck to Bears for the rest of the season and looking forward to the return fixture.”

MOTM: Jared Rand

Borussia Barnet 4-1 FC Team

Barnet Goalscorers: Daniel Creese x3, Josh Pampel

Team Goalscorers: Cohen

Borussia Barnet bounced back into style from last week’s disappointment with an impressive 4-1 victory over fellow promotion challengers FC Team. Barnet went 1-0 up after 10 minutes after catching FC Team on the counter, Oron Sheldon set through a returning Daniel Creese in on goal. FC Team equalised surely after, but the scores stayed level only momentarily, with Creese getting his second just 23 minutes in. The game remained on a knife edge until a penalty was given in the 75th minute, with the ref spotting a FC Team handball in the box, Daniel Creese stepped up and completed his hat trick. Dan Creese then turned provider setting up Josh Pampel for Barnet’s 4th of the day. Bradley Papier and Sam Sharer will be desperate to keep Daniel Creese fit, his return spurred the side on as he was involved in all four goals. Barnet remain the team to catch at the top.

MOTM: Daniel Creese

Temple Fortune 3-4 Club De Chigwell

Fortune Goalscorers: Michael Goldberg, Jacob Kalms, Nick Stern

Chigwell Goalscorers: Taylor Bedworth x2, Stanley Offord and Josh Klein

Chigwell started brightly and nearly were ahead through Stanley Offord after his header was denied by the crossbar. The deadlock was broken midway through the first half where the Klein brothers combined for a short corner with Josh Klein scoring his first goal for Club De Chigwell from 20 yards. Temple Fortune responded quickly with a penalty for then Chigwell to be rewarded with a penalty of their own just before the end of first half after some neat play from Taylor Bedworth and Stanley Offord resulted in Offord being fouled inside the area. Bedworth then coolly dispatched from the spot.Chigwell went 3-1 up in the second half from a solo run Stanley Offord before he slotted the ball in the opposite corner. Fortune then looked to have completed an incredible comeback and secured their first points of the season as they leveled it late on. However in the final moments, Jamie Rones playing with a broken wrist, who had also missed the majority of the game as he believed it was a home game in Essex, took the ball down and beat his defender before being clattered to win a penalty. With only the penalty kick remaining, Taylor Bedworth stepped up with ice in his veins to score the winner. Josh Dobias was delighted that his side were able to secure the win, “Very relieved to get the victory. Credit to temple fortune who fought back brilliantly and deserved to take a point. 4 wins on the bounce now heading into 2021 so we plan to keep it going and see where the results take us.” Chigwell’s last minute winner sees them keep the pressure on the teams above, they remain just one point off the promotion places in third.

MOTM: Taylor Bedworth

Paris Saint- Jewmain 1-5 Faithfold Green

Paris Saint-Jewmain Goal Scorer: Josh Cohen

Faithfold Goal Scorers: Avi Garson x2, Marlow, Soul

A brace from Avi Garson saw Faithfold Green get their second win of the season as they beat PSJ 5-1 in Uxbridge. Faithfold move up to 5th, sitting 6 points off the promotion places with two games in hand, whilst PSJ remain 4 points off safety. 

MOTM: Avi Garson

Division Two

Hampstead Ducks 0-6 Stoke Salmon

Stoke Salmon Goalscorers: Nicholas Barnett x 2, Adam Burchell x 2, Nathan Schindler x 2

Stoke Salmon continued their perfect start to the season with a convincing 6-0 win against Hampstead Ducks. Three players got a brace for the Division Two pace setters, which made it six wins out of six for the Salmon. 

Hampstead Ducks have had a mixed season so far, and will want to bounce back from this heavy defeat in their next game in January against the other undefeated team, NWL Azzurri.

MOTM: Adam Burchell

NWL Azzurri 2-0 West Hendon Wallabies 

NWL Azzurri Goalscorers: Brandon Wolmark & TBC

NWL Azzurri made it five wins out of five with a slender 2-0 win over bottom of the table West Hendon Wallabies. If Azzurri win their game in hand they know they'll be able to take top spot away from fellow new boys Stoke Salmon. 

West Hendon Wallabies will be ruing defeat, having played so well against Azzurri and taking them the full ninety minutes. If they can replicate this performance in their remaining games they will certainly turn the corner and get some wins under their belt. 

MOTM: Brandon Wolmark

Redbridge Jewish Care 5-2 Straw Hat Pirates

Redbridge Jewish Care Goalscorers: Ben Nathan, Jack Warren x2, Ross Weinrabe x2

Straw Hat Pirates Goalscorers: Ben Mandell, Eli Leader

Redbridge Jewish Care made it back to back wins for the first time this season, with a convincing second half performance against Straw Hat Pirates. It was a tale of two halves, with the side tied 2-2 going in at half-time. 

Ross Weinrabe stole the show for Redbridge with two fantastic free-kicks to get them in front in the second half. The result sends the boys from Essex up to the lofty heights of 4th, above Straw Hat Pirates  after a poor start to the season. 

We caught up with Redbridge JC's manager David Castle after the game, "Great win last Sunday. We were nowhere near our best in the first half, went in 2-2, but came out second half much improved and managed to kill the game off. . two Incredible free kicks from around the half way line from Ross Weinrabe a clever finish from Ben Nathan and a Man of the match performance, topped off with two stunning finishes from Jack Warren saw us take all three points on a horrible pitch!"

MOTM: Ross Weinrabe

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