FortuneTeller Editorial by Nigel Kyte
I cannot recall Temple Fortune putting out such a mixed team before! Such was the considerable unavailability throughout the First Team squad, it had to be a joint effort between the Firsts and the Second Team just to put together what could loosely be termed a scratch team. In this respect, I commend the management personnel for their cooperation and team work.

But, call them what you will, this team did the Club proud against the reigning Peter Morrison Trophy holders. North London Raiders 'A' have won everything in sight in recent seasons and although this team are not as good as they used to be, they still provided strong opposition given their Premier Division status. So our team did very well to compete and take them to extra time.

Only a third goal deep into the second half of extra time virtually decided the tie. Sadly NLR added two more in quick succession to give an unfairly distorted result. Josh Klepper was outstanding in defence in particular as was Lee Fegan in goal. He saved a late penalty in normal time to give Fortune parity after 90 minutes of graft by everyone. And he made a few other fine saves but was beaten by two cruel deflections which could have done anywhere.

Never mind... even in defeat the effort and performance were very encouraging and all the players should draw positive strength as both teams return to league action in the coming weeks.

Today's TF results and match details

Temple Fortune 'A'
North London Raiders 'A'
Temple Fortune 'B'
Hendon Harriers
Temple Fortune Old Boys

TEMPLE FORTUNE 'A' 1, NORTH LONDON RAIDERS 'A' 5 (Peter Morrison Trophy, Round 2) at SJP – after extra time – 90 minutes score 1-1
The final result of this Second Round tie does not tell the whole story. Fortune, made up of a mixture of First team and Second team players, put up a very gutsy performance against the Peter Morrison Trophy holders and took them to extra time. Raiders only decided this tie in the second half of extra time which certainly gave them a very flattering victory. Goalless at half time, Fortune came more into it in the second period but fell behind to a rather freakish deflected lob which caught Lee Fegan out after 55 minutes. However, Raiders could not score a second. On 73 minutes, Fortune won a free-kick some 25 yards out and DECLAN SPIRO fired home a low shot to the 'keeper's right which levelled the score at 1-1. There was some late drama on 86 minutes when Adam Speck had been adjudged to have fouled an opponent near the Fortune byeline – it looked a soft penalty award – but Lee Fegan superbly saved the spot kick by David Dinkin. Fortune defended superbly to deservedly force extra time. A Raiders player was allowed to run and run and his shot clipped the inside of the post to restore the lead on 96 minutes. Only as Fortune began to tire did the Premier side add to their score, three goals coming in quick succession in the second half of extra time. One of these came after Fegan had made two excellent saves, the ball unluckily rebounding to a Raiders player who could not miss. Another goal was a horrible deflection right at the end, spinning high into the net. So Temple Fortune can take a lot out of the performance from what was basically a scratch team that had never played together. Man of the match for Fortune was Josh Klepper who was outstanding at centre back. Lee Fegan followed close behind after a string of excellent saves including the penalty. Fortune collected four cautions – Conor Brand, Jacob Kalms, Gab Stone and Ami Wynbourne.

TF OLD BOYS v HENDON HARRIERS (MMFL) at Parmiters. Match postponed – Hendon Harriers could not raise a team.

TFFC appearances 2017/18

A reminder that you can keep tabs on all appearances for all three TFFC teams this season via the links you'll find in the left hand column.

MGBSFL results and round-up

With acknowledgements to www.thejc.com

Maccabi Masters P Redbridge Jewish Care C P – Redbridge C unable to field a side
Brady Maccabi 14 North London Raiders C 0
Camden Park 1 Maccabi London Lions White 5
Catford & Bromley Maccabi 1 HMH Masters 1 (AET – Catford won 5-4 on pens)
Fairlop 10 Hertswood Vale 1
Maccabi London Lions Blue 1 Bayern Mincha 1 (AET – London Lions won 6-5 on pens)
North London Raiders B 1 Los Blancos 4
Redbridge Jewish Care A 8 Faithfold A 0
Redbridge Jewish Care B 6 Faithfold B 1
Temple Fortune A 1 North London Raiders A 5 (AET)

Oakwood A 1 Hendon United Sports 2

FC Team 4 Real Hendon 0
Straw Hat Pirates 3 Mill Hill Dons 4

Maccabi London Lions B 1 EHRS Stonegrove 2
Marshside 6 Brady Maccabi B 2

Leaders EHRS Stonegrove came back from a goal down to beat last season’s League and Division Two cup winners, Maccabi London Lions B. This was the MLL B's first league defeat in over two years! Gideon Barnett had given Lions the lead, but Ashley Davidson scored to bring the scores level, then struck the winner for EHRS with just minutes remaining. The win takes EHRS eleven points clear of their nearest rivals at the top of the table and thirteen clear of Lions, who have four games in hand. Meanwhile, Marshside moved out of the bottom two, as hat-tricks from Barry Silkman and Grant Morgan earned them a 6-2 win over Brady B, for whom Scott Ansher and Phil Silver netted two late consolations.

The 16th TFN Football Quiz now underway

The 16th competition of the TFN Inter-Club Football Quiz started last weekend. The response was initially slow but with the extension we managed to get 9 participants. Maybe the low entry does not warrant the effort that goes into organising this, but at least we are now up and running in this season's competition!

Round 2 will be emailed next month after which the top four participants on points will qualify for the Semi-Final. A further 15 questions will be emailed probably in January, and the leading two will progress to the Final. This will be held in February or March. The Quiz champion for season 2017/18 will be presented with his trophy at the Club Awards Presentation Event on Sunday 3rd June at SJP.

The Round 1 scores are as follows:


Punctuality reminder – please arrive in good time

Here is a timely reminder that punctuality is essential at all TFFC games. The managers, be it Simon Linden, Darren Zitren or David Goldberg plus their respective assistants, will give the latest time of arrival when confirming the fixture with players and it is everyone's responsibilty to ensure this is adhered to.

Having one of them pace up and down, looking at his watch, trying to phone the late-comer on his mobile, is simply NOT FAIR – it is impossible to prepare for the fixture ahead when the team is not present by the time required. It just takes one player to delay the team talk and warm-up – and before you know it, the team is ill-prepared come kick-off time. Of course, those running late do not think of the anxiety lateness causes, nor the knock-on effect leading up to kick-off.

So a reminder to everyone registering for Temple Fortune – BE ON TIME, NEXT WEEK and ALWAYS. There is absolutely no place for lateness.

MGBSFL and MMFL Handbooks for season 2017/18 now available

The online version of both league handbooks are available in PDF format to TFFC Members and Friends in the TFFC Facebook group. Request your free copy by emailing Nigel.

Information for new players joining the Club

If you wish to read details about Membership Fees, the Code of Conduct, the TFFC Rules & Regulations, Advice to Players and the Newcomers' Guide, then click here.

'A Guide to TFFC 2017/18' available

For the last ten years or so the Club has produced a booklet in PDF format with information about the season ahead. It's no different for the 2017/18 season so to get the Guide emailed to you, please contact Nigel and ask for a copy.

Visit the new JC Sports Facebook page!

Danny Caro, the JC's Sports Editor, has asked us to mention that he has set up a new Sports page on Facebook and invites you to show your support for it!.

Follow TFFC fun and frolics on Facebook!

TFFC's Facebook page – celebrating one year in existence – is being run specifically for Club Members past and present and features all things YellowsAndReds! A fun forum for fellow Fortunates to fabulously frolic frivolously! Join us and help make this page an ongoing interest!

We currently have 109 members on the TFFC Facebook page, so if you haven't joined yet, please jump onboard! Check out the link under Social Media on the far left.

-Other TFFC links
-Management Committee, Season 2017/18
[] Advice to TFFC players
[] Newcomers' Guide
[] Code of Conduct / Fines
[] Who's who on the Committee
[] All-time list of Officers
[] Admin guide & check list
[] Home pitch availability
[] Historical calendar

Chairman: Nigel Kyte • Mobile: 0777 323 0477Email: info@tffc.co.uk
Vice Chairman: Nicholas Waitsman • Email: nicholas@timezoneseurope.co.uk
General Secretary and Treasurer: Nigel Kyte • Email: info@tffc.co.uk
Functions Secretary: Peter Kyte • Email: pdk@enablinguk.com
First Team Secretary/Manager: Simon LindenEmail: silinden55@hotmail.co.uk
First Team Assistant Secretary: Lee FeganEmail: lee.fegan@googlemail.com
Second Team Secretary/Manager: Darren ZitrenEmail: darren_zitren@hotmail.com
Second Team Assistant Secretary: Steven BlackEmail: steven.black@russellreynolds.com
Old Boys Team Secretary/Manager: David GoldbergEmail: david_goldberg58@hotmail.com
Old Boys Team Assistant Secretary: Hilton TeperEmail: hteper@ymail.com

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