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MGBSFL Results - Sunday 25th October 2020

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Premier Division:

HMH vs Oakwood - MGBSFL Premier Division Game Of The Week

Oakwood Goal scorers: Brad Wine X3, Louie Basso

HMH Goal scorer: Oscar Wagner

This game certainly lived up to its title of 'Game Of the Week' in what was an enthralling end to end game and a fantastic 90 minutes of football. One could argue a real game of two halves, but In the end Oakwood came out on top. The First half started quiet with both teams having chances, Oscar Wagner opened up the scoring which gave HMH a 1-0 lead at half time. Oakwood never looked out of this game and the second half they turned it up a notch. This looked to be a big game for HMH especially with Maccabi London FC keeping up their 100% record in the Premier Division but it wasn't to be as Oakwood took full control in the second half with Brad Wine scoring a fine hat-trick to round off a fantastic morning for the Oaks, putting 4 past HMH is not an easy feat but Oakwood were fully deserved of this victory and will be delighted to push themselves up to 3rd in the table. 

MOTM: Brad Wine

Maccabi London FC vs North London Galaxy

MLFC Goal Scorers: Benji Weinberger, Mikey Perkins, Charlie Dryer, Zak Berg, Rafi Rees

North London Galaxy Goal Scorer: TBC

We have to admit we thought this game might be closer but MLFC are a team flying at the moment and playing with real confidence. This seemed to be a case of 'get the job done' by MLFC and they certainly got the job done against a Galaxy side who look as if they have been shown what it means to be part of the Premier Division this season. MLFC manager Max Kyte was delighted with his teams Attitude and work rate and it's no surprise their good form has continued as they now sit 3 points ahead of HMH at the top of the Premier Division. Kyte will know this attitude will need to continue going into next weeks crunch match with Title challengers HMH especially as they will be coming off the back of a defeat to Oakwood, however MLFC look to be the team to catch this season and the confidence throughout the team seems to shining through especially given they had 5 different goalscorers on Sunday!

We spoke with MLFC's Manager Max Kyte after the game "The boys were really fantastic today for the full 90 and there’s not much more Laurence Judah and I can ask for from them. The attitude and work rate was superb throughout. Galaxy like to focus on the fact we had three players who have been in the Saturday Lions squad playing today, although they are all regulars for us this year, last year and seasons prior. I think they forget that they had a Mens Open Israel Maccabiah Player, an ex Chelsea academy player and an ex Lions Saturday player all on their team today. If they focussed on players from our U18 team, ex MLFC B team players and MSFL season debutants, they might have stopped three of our goals"

MOTM: Benji Weinberger

Division One

Borussia Barnet 2-0 Paris Saint-Jewmain

Barnet Goalscorers: Josh Pampel, Oron Sheldon

Barnet continued their 100% start to the season and remain top of the table after a 2-0 victory over Paris Saint-Jewmain. Josh Pampel opened the scoring for Barnet capitalising on a sliced clearance to get his first goal for the club Oron Sheldon made it 2-0 latching in to a through ball and beating the keeper with a power strike at his near post.  “Professional performance are the words that spring to mind. Far from our best but got the job done,” said Barnet manager Bradley Papier after his side's victory. “PSJ were solid defensively and we struggled to break them down but had no real chances of significance. Not the best performance but another win to maintain our 100% record and our first clean sheet of the season.” 

Elio Elia was impressed in his side’s performance despite the defeat “Tough game against a good side. Playing Borussia Barnet is the last fixture you want after a 6-0 defeat the previous week, but the boys put in a very spirited performance and on another day with a bit more quality up front, could have got something out of the game. There is still a lot more to come from this team and hopefully we can show it over the course of the season.”

MOTM: Oron Sheldon

Club de Chigwell 3-2 Brook Farm Rovers

Chigwell Goal Scorers: Jamie Rones x2, Bedworth

Rovers Goal Scorers: Sam Georgevic, Simon Zeffertt

Club de Chigwell got their first win of the season and amounting some revenge against the team knocked them out of the cup last week. Chigwell went 2-0 up but then found themselves level with Rovers mounting an impressive comeback with goals from Sam Georgevic and Simon Zegggertt. Jamie Rones got himself his second of the day and Chigwell’s first points of the season. “I’m very pleased with our first win,” said Chigwell’s Josh Dobias after the game. “As a team with basically all new players it was definitely something I think the team deserved. I think the defeat last week to Rovers was fresh in the teams mind to make amends and pleased they did it. Credit to Brook Farm who are a very strong side and wish them all the best for the rest of the season.”

Brook Farm's Tomer Tricot was frustrated with his side's performance on Sunday "We struggled with their aggression in the first half and were 2-0 down coming into half time. We came out strong in the second half controlling the game and scoring two goals in quick succession to even the score. Although we began to dominate the game, we failed to convert our chances, unlike CDC who converted their chance with only a few minutes left to go. A hard loss to take but one we have learned a lot from and are looking forward to taking that lesson into the rest of the season." Rovers face a tricky away trip to FC Team next as they go on the hunt for their first points of the season.

MOTM: Jamie Rones

Hertswood Vale 8-1 Temple Fortune

Vale Goalscorers: James Millet x3, Adam Morrow, Zach Mandel, Jack Winton, Josh Gorb, OG

Fortune Goalscorer: Jacob Kalms

Hertswood Vale claimed their first league win of the season in style on Sunday putting 8 past Temple Fortune. Adam Morrow opened the scoring for Vale after just 6 minutes, scoring directly from a corner kick. Vale had the majority of the possession early on but were unable to create many clear cut goal scoring opportunities. However that started to change as the game went on Vale found a 2nd after 35 minutes through Jack Winton, his first goal for the club. A one-two with Harry Graham saw Harry Marlow play a ball into Winton who knocked the ball through the defenders legs before doing the same to the keeper. Vale made it 3 before half time, Zach Mandel heading in from a corner. The 2nd half started in the same fashion as the first half ended, with Vale grabbing a fourth, James Millet’s finishing from the spot after Harry Graham was fouled in the box. Fortune scored a consolation through a brilliant freekick by Jacob Kalms. A dominant display in the last 15 minutes saw 4 goals through the dynamic duo of Josh Gorb and James Millet. Millet grabbed 2 more goals to grab his first hattrick of the season, both assisted by Gorby, whilst Millet repaid the favour with an excellent ball into the box that was stabbed home by Gorb. Vale’s final goal came via an own goal after some brilliant work down the right through Jordan Harris.

“It was a brilliant and professional performance from the boys this morning,” said Vale co-manager Jacob Emanuel. “We’re finally getting up and running this season, and have put on two fantastic displays in the last fortnight against the Bears and Fortune, but we know there is a lot more to come. That’s 22 goals scored in our last 3 games, including our friendly vs Spec so the stabilisers are well and truly off. The goals are being shared across the team, and we’re playing some fantastic football, even on a very wet grass pitch in Bushey. Looking forward to a really tricky game against Faithfold Green next week back at our previous home of Tempsford Green.” Fortune manager Simon Linden was frustrated after his side’s performance, “It’s been a tough start to the season, 8-1 doesn’t reflect the game - we went down like ton of bricks in the last 20 minutes. We did actually compete in large spells but missed Sherman up top. We have to move on quickly and fight hard against Barnet next week”.

MOTM: Simon Linden

London Bears 1-0 FC Team

Bears Goalscorer: Sam Bookman

London Bears made a big statement on Sunday defeating FC Team in what could be a crucial result come the end of the season “We came into the game with 11 players, 3 of which were not fully fit,” said Bears player-manager James Harpin, “FC Team had only lost once in the last 2 seasons but that was to us. But we still feared the worst and when FC Team got a penalty in the 5th minute our fears looked to have come true. Luckily they missed and that set the tone for the rest of the game. They attacked and we defended for the rest of the game and the door remained closed. Fresc (Sam Fresco) got the tactics bang on and FC Team could not break us down. We are immensely proud of all 11 who played and it sets out the benchmark for what we can achieve this season. Big shoutout to Sam Bookman and Josh Burns who looked a class above for us as well as Daniel Kingsley for his first game since a hamstring operation. Our next 3 games are very winnable and we will look to assert our dominance in this league.” The Bears now leapfrog FC Team into third place, sitting 5 points behind the leaders Borussia Barnet with a game in hand

MOTM: Sam Bookman

Mill Hill Dons 0-1 Faithfold Green

Faithfold Goalscorer: Oli Bookman

A tight affair in Uxbridge ended with Faithfold Green getting a big win over the Dons. A resolute Dons defence had a rare slip up late in which Oli Richardson was able to take advantage of. Despite putting 6 past Paris Saint Jewmain last week, a high firing Dons attack were left stuck by a resolute Faithfold defence. “Absolutely delighted with my team’s performance today,” said Faithfold’s manager Ben Kfir after the game. “The one goal margin doesn’t fairly reflect our dominance. We controlled the game and played some lovely passing football and defended brilliantly. We limited a good side to one or two half chances all game. We just failed to capitalise and put the game to bed. That is where we need to improve in training.”

Brandon Hammé was disappointed with the result but remained optimistic for the weeks ahead, “It wasn’t a great day at the office for us but even when we are not at our best we have shown this season we are more than capable of still getting results. I think we had some great individual performances once again and we were just caught by one moment of madness towards the end. It was very frustrating because I believe the boys had erned a draw and some of them can count themselves extremely unfortunate to have ended up on the losing side. Big credit to Faithfold though, despite us not being at our best going forward I think it was definitely the best defensive performance we have come up against so far this season. They chucked their bodies on the line to block practically every shot we had and never really gave us an inch. We know we will be in for another tricky game in the return fixture.” Despite the loss the Dons stay second but have teams below which have games in hand, one of which being their opponents Faithfold who can overtake the Dons if they win their matches in hand.

MOTM: Ben Krieger

Division Two

FC East London Bees v Stoke Salmon - MGBSFL Division Two Game Of The Week

Game Postponed 

Redbridge Jewish Care 2-3 NWL Azzurri

Redbridge Jewish Care Goal Scorers: Ross Weinrabe

NWL Azzurri Goal Scorers: Ollie Miracco x2, Ben Rosen

NWL Azzurri edged past Redbridge JC in a tight affair. An early goal on the half volley from Ollie Miracco got Azzurri ahead.
Redbridge pulled one back through Ross Weinrabe, before Azzurri star-man Miracco grabbed a second of the game. 

A fantastic free kick from Ben Rosen put Azzurri three goals up, before Redbridge JC pulled back a late consultation goal. This came after some sloppy defending from the league leaders.  

We caught up with Redbridge Jewish Care’s David Castle for his thoughts on the game, “We certainly deserved something out of the game. A really good game of football. We showed so much character to almost grab an equalizer at the death after going 3-1 down but a top class save from their keeper and a goal line clearance from the resulting corner with the last touch of the game meant that we unfortunately left with no points. It was another classy performance from the boys who fought until the end as they always do. We were missing 6/7 players and made it tough for Azzurri who undoubtedly will be looking to win the league.”

MOTM: Ollie Miracco

SPEC 3-1 Scrabble 

SPEC Goal Scorers: Jonathan Blain, Joshua Green, Rafe Neiman

Scrabble Goal Scorer: Neil Kochane

SPEC bounced back in style from their Anekstein Cup defeat with a second league win of the season against Scrabble.

Goals from Joshua Green, Rafe Neiman, and Jonathan Blain with his first for the club, secured a much needed win. 

It was a fourth defeat in a row for Scrabble, who are struggling to recreate their early season good form. 

MOTM: Daniel Cohen (Well played DC)

Straw Hat Pirates 1-4 Hampstead Ducks

Straw Hat Pirates Scorer: Samuel Adams

Hampstead Ducks Scorers: Joe Metliss x 2, Jonathan Gaon, Daniel Fattal

It was a second league win in a row for Hampstead Ducks, after a fine performance against Straw Hat Pirates.

The Ducks remain undefeated in the league, and will want to keep up this form to challenge for promotion come the business end of the season. 

For Straw Hat Pirates it was another Sunday to forget. They are yet to pick up a win this season, and with just one point from their opening four games. It could be a long season ahead for the Pirates. 

MOTM: Joe Metliss

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