The 1st Jack Kyte Memorial Trophy – Winners season 2003/04:
THE OLD BOYS TEAM
Temple Fortune Old Boys beat a TF Founders' XI by 6-1 at the Thomas Parmiter Sports Centre in May 2004 to capture the Jack Kyte Memorial Trophy (a rectangular framed sequence of graphics). The match was played in memory of Nigel and Peter's father who passed away in February 2003. Jack was the Club's photographer, taking hundreds of shots over the years, and he supported Temple Fortune teams for many seasons. Unfortunately, Jack's widow, Ruth, was unable to attend the occasion due to ill health.

Prior to the kick-off, Nigel read out a statement in memory of his father: "Anyone with a sense of history will appreciate the significance of this occasion. From the Club's earliest days, my father JACK KYTE watched Temple Fortune play for many years, usually accompanied by my mother and their numerous boxer dogs. As a keen photographer, he snapped away hundreds of shots, building up a collection of prints which catalogued the Club's history in pictures. Indeed, his work forms the visual foundation of the Club's comprehensive website. For each image one can enjoy on the site, there must be ten others helping to comprise a large TFFC library of Jack's photographs over the years. So, through his ability and interest as a photographer, Jack Kyte played a big role in sustaining Temple Fortune's history covering 35 years now. His sad passing in February 2003 naturally left a void in the lives of my family, whose wishes were to have an event staged in his memory. Having been sanctioned by the Club, today's Memorial match is the first. On behalf of my family, and the Temple Fortune Football Club, I would like to sincerely thank you for participating in this inaugural match, and would kindly ask you to observe a period of silence in memory of a truly charismatic man, JACK KYTE."


Jonathan Davidoff receives the inaugural Jack Kyte Memorial Trophy on behalf of the Old Boys Team at the Club Dinner on Sunday 6th June 2004
After the formalities, the match finally started and Steven Lewis put the Founders' team ahead early on but Robert Botkai soon equalised for the Old Boys. Bryan Silver struck again for the Old Boys and Steve Feiger made the score 3-1 to the Yellows before the interval. Silver added his second after the break as did Feiger with a goal laid on a plate by Botkai's good work. After Yali Mamouri had struck a post with a penalty following Dave King's handball, the final goal for the Old Boys came from a lofted misclearance by Tony Espinoza which dropped unluckily into his own net on the final whistle. The Trophy was presented to Dave King by Temple Fortune Chairman Nigel Kyte. Jonathan Davidoff collected it again on behalf of the Old Boys at the 18th Club Dinner on Sunday 6th June 2004.

On behalf of the Kyte family, Nigel Kyte purchased a new gold-coloured metal cup for the second competition, naming the trophy the Jack Kyte Challenge Cup


TEAM LINE-UPS
TEMPLE FORTUNE OLD BOYS XI: S.Weinberger, D.Goldberg, G.Bekhor, A.Schick-Maier, D.King, J.Davidoff, B.Silver, P.Kyte, A.Davidoff, S.Feiger, R.Botkai. Sub: N.Waitsman.
TF FOUNDERS' XI: M.Nathan, M.Kaye, M.Shorvon, S.Brown, A.Montlake, G.Burns, A.Espinoza, S.Lewis, M.Kortach, M.Herman, Y.Mamouri. Sub. G.Wetrin.



Bryan Silver holds the new Jack Kyte Challenge Cup following the Old Boys Team's victory
The 2nd Jack Kyte Challenge Cup – Winners season 2004/05:
THE OLD BOYS TEAM
The 2nd Jack Kyte Challenge Cup match was played between Temple Fortune Old Boys and a TF Founders' XI at Thomas Parmiters on Sunday 24th April 2005, with the Old Boys winning an entertaining match by 4-2. An even first half saw the opening goal arrive just before the interval. Mike Kaye fired past Mark Nathan to give the Founders' XI the lead. However, the Old Boys equalised soon into the second half when Robert Botkai lifted the ball over Serge Weinberger's head. 10 minutes later, Botkai took the ball down the left side and crossed for Jeremy Fess to score on the line. The Old Boys were now on top and a third goal arrived with 15 minutes to go. Allon Schick-Maier scored with a fine drive from the right side of the Founders' XI area. Soon afterwards, the Founders' missed a penalty when Mark Nathan made a fine save from Dave Summer's spot kick. But the Founders' managed to score a second goal 4 minutes from time through Mike Kaye. However, in the last minute, the Old Boys settled the game when Bryan Silver ran a long way unopposed to score with an excellent solo effort.

MATCH PROGRAMME A special 3-page programme was produced for the 2005 fixture which was the first to be played for the new trophy. It was emailed to Club Members in PDF format a few days before the match.

TEAM LINE-UPS
TEMPLE FORTUNE OLD BOYS XI: M.Nathan, D.Goldberg, A.Schick-Maier, S.Brower, S.Feiger, B.Silver, S.Lewis, J.Isaacs, N.Grunberg, R.Botkai, J.Fess. Subs: P.Kyte, N.Waitsman.
TF FOUNDERS' XI: S.Weinberger, M.Kaye, G.Kortach, A.Fridkin, A.Montlake, D.Summer, P.Arnold, M.Collins, A.Davidoff, S.Brown, P.Small. Sub: T.Espinoza.



Jack Kyte's grand-daughter Stephanie presented the trophy to winning captain Steve Feiger
The 3rd Jack Kyte Challenge Cup – Winners season 2005/06:
THE OLD BOYS TEAM
The Old Boys won the third JKCC match by beating a TF Founders' XI 6-3 at Hillingdon Borough FC. However, the Founders' team put up a very meritable performance despite fielding a rather makeshift side. The Greens shocked the Old Boys by taking an early lead when PHIL SMALL tapped home Mike Kaye's cross. Small then missed an open goal before MIKE KAYE broke through to shoot home after 20 minutes. In the second half, the Yellows stepped up a gear in the second half and following considerable pressure, BRYAN SILVER touched in a looping cross to reduce the deficit. PHIL SMALL then knotched his second with a smart finish to make it 3-1. Almost immediately, with 20 minutes remaining, ROBERT BOTKAI scored for the Old Boys. At 2-3 down, the Old Boys starting piling on more pressure and Graham Meyer made two or three excellent saves. But Meyer was helpless when STEVE FEIGER levelled the scores with 15 minutes remaining. Stephen Brown missed a glorious chance for the Founders with 8 minutes left. With the Founders tiring, the Old Boys scored three goals in successive attacks in the closing 5 minutes, SILVER, BOTKAI and JEREMY FESS managing to score with little resistance.

TEAM LINE-UPS
TEMPLE FORTUNE OLD BOYS XI: J.Davidoff, D.Goldberg, P.Friend, D.Summer, S.Feiger, L.Pernikis, N.Grunberg, B.Silver, G.Burns, R.Botkai, J.Fess.
TF FOUNDERS' XI: G.Meyer, M.Shorvon, P.Kyte, A.Montlake, S.Allen, S.Brown, P.Greenblatt, N.Waitsman, J.Simpson, M.Kaye, P.Small.



Jack Kyte's grand-son Bennie (pictured left) presented the cup to victorious skipper Steve Feiger.
The 4th Jack Kyte Challenge Cup – Winners season 2006/07:
THE OLD BOYS TEAM
TF Old Boys retained the Jack Kyte Challenge Cup by defeating the Founders' XI by 5-3 in an entertaining match at Hillingdon Borough FC. The encounter was sportingly played and flowed from end to end. The Founders' XI did well to hold their own helped by a few 1st XI regulars and the first 38 minutes remained goalless with few chances at either end. Then the first goal arrived when JEREMY FESS lobbed the Old Boys ahead. Within 2 minutes, Old Boys 'keeper Graham Meyer fouled Martin Seifert to give the Founders' a penalty which ANDY SOUBER netted. The 'guests' deserved to be level but their cause wasn't helped when 'keeper Howard Wallis broke a finger and had to leave a few minutes before half-time. After the break, the Old Boys restored their lead when JAMES RYAN fired home but the Founders' team held firm and only two brilliant saves by Jonathan Davidoff, who had replaced Meyer in goal, kept the advantage intact. With 15 minutes remaining, the match looked to be over when BRYAN SILVER headed home a third goal over the head of Peter Kyte, the second make-shift Founders' goalkeeper after Tony Espinoza. However, JONATHAN DUBINER reduced the deficit soon afterwards but against the run of play, the Old Boys scored 2 quick goals through STEVE FEIGER and RYAN with his second. Despite the setback, the Founders' team pulled one back when DUBINER added his second in the final minute.

TEAM LINE-UPS
TEMPLE FORTUNE OLD BOYS XI: G.Meyer, D.Goldberg, P.Friend, S.Brower, D.Summer, J.Ryan, A.Schick-Maier, B.Silver, J.Davidoff, S.Feiger, J.Fess. Sub: J.Silverstone, N.Waitsman.
TF FOUNDERS' XI: H.Wallis, A.Montlake, S.Lustigman, A.Espinoza, G.Kortach, S.Lawrence, T.Harris, J.Dubiner, P.Kyte, A.Souber, M.Seifert. Sub: J.Silverstone.



Action from one of the six group games played amongst the trees at Princes Park


The Club's Vice-Chairman Nick Waitsman presents the Jack Kyte Challenge Cup to Lee Fegan

The 5th Jack Kyte Challenge Cup – Winners season 2007/08:
THE OLD BOYS 'A' TEAM
On a cold winter's morning on Sunday 28th December, exactly 40 years to the day that the Club was formed, a commemorative tournament was successfully staged at Princes Park, the home of TFFC's origins. Seventeen players in total took part in the four-a-side event. Whilst the Founders' team lost all three of their games, the other three teams each won two games and drew on points. With the sun shining brightly by this time, the Final pitched the Old Boys 'A' team against their 'B' team counterparts. In the last group game, the 'B's had surprisingly won 7-1 but the Final was a much closer affair. Rob Benson, guesting for the Old Boys 'B' team, gave his side an early lead which they held onto until the last couple of minutes when Yali Mamouri equalised from Lee Fegan's cross, the 50th goal of the morning! The contest went to a thrilling penalty shoot-out in the 'higher' goal infront of one of the tennis courts. All eight kicks were scored before the Final went to sudden death. Yali Mamouri squeezed the ball past Phil Small to make it 5-4 to the Old Boys 'A' team, followed by Lee Fegan, who had very nearly saved two previous penalties, diving to his left to keep out Rob Benson's spot kick. So the Old Boys 'A' team celebrated a hard-fought victory in an entertaining and keenly contested tournament. Nick Waitsman, the Club's Vice-Chairman, presented commemorative plaques to each participant, before handing the Jack Kyte Challenge Cup (minus the gold footballer who broke off the top of the Trophy!) to victorious Old Boys 'A' skipper Lee Fegan. For more information about the tournament, including several pictures from the morning, click here.

TEAM LINE-UPS
OLD BOYS 'A' TEAM (winners) – Lee Fegan, Yali Mamouri, Andy Souber, Gideon Wetrin
OLD BOYS 'B' TEAM (runners-up) – Rob Benson, Andy Montlake, James Ryan, Phil Small
FIRST TEAM (third) – Jonathan Cohen, Jon Fisher, Daniel Natoff, Ollie Squires
FOUNDERS' TEAM (fourth) – Bennie Kyte, Peter Kyte, Brian Melzack, Stephen Melzack
Additional player: Graham Meyer



The 6th Jack Kyte Challenge Cup – Winners season 2008/09:
THE OLD BOYS 'A' TEAM
In complete contrast to December's JKCC, this was a very hot Sunday morning at the Thomas Parmiters Sports Centre, where the Jack Kyte Challenge Cup was contested for the sixth time by both Temple Fortune Old Boys 'A' and 'B' teams. This historic first and last match between the Club's two Old Boys sides was sportingly played in the blazing sun and resulted in a 2-2 draw. Six First Team players helped out make up the numbers, together with the sons of Peter Kyte and Bryan Silver. After about 15 minutes, Ollie Squires fired home the opener for the 'B' XI who looked stronger in the opening half but Simon Allen struck the equaliser right on half-time with a neat finish. After Peter Kyte had fouled Dean Ingram midway through the second half, Yali Mamouri fired the 'A's ahead from the resulting penalty. But ten minutes from the end the Club's all-time leading goalscorer Steve Feiger finally evaded the close shackles of Lee Fegan to level with a first-time shot in off the far post. Peter Kyte and Yali had a nasty clash of heads late in the match, resulting in Peter spending the afternoon at the loacl hospital requiring stitches above his eye. After Dean Ingram had a goal disallowed in the last seconds for offside, the match went to penalties and the Old Boys 'A' team won 4-3. Said Nigel Kyte afterwards: "This morning's JKCC match was an entertaining way to round off the playing season. Despite quite a few Old Boys players being unavailable, we managed to reach 11-a-side thanks to Lee Fegan bringing half a dozen First Teamers. The cameraderie between Temple Fortune players of varying ages was superb. It was a pleasure to see players from all of our three teams mixing in so well and enjoying themselves." Jack's grandson Benny presented the Cup to the Old Boys 'A' Team skipper Andy Montlake (right), pictured above with Lee Fegan and Yali Mamouri.
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TEAM LINE-UPS
TEMPLE FORTUNE OLD BOYS 'A' XI: A.Glekin, R.Jay, A.Montlake, S.Brower, L.Fegan, S.Allen, J.Dubiner, A.Souber, D.Ingram, A.Mamouri, M.Silver. TEMPLE FORTUNE OLD BOYS 'B' XI: S.Weinberger, J.Cohen, L.Lambert, A.Schick-Maier, P.Kyte, P.Bloomberg, A.Souber, O.Squires, R.Cooper, J.Fess S.Feiger. Sub: D.Goldberg.


The 7th Jack Kyte Challenge Cup – Winners season 2009/10:
THE FIRST TEAM
It was never the intention of having the First Team compete for the Jack Kyte Challenge Cup but fixture problems during the 2009/10 season resulted in the JKCC not being allocated a date by the time the season finished. To avoid a blank in the JKCC honours list, the Club counted the Founders' Shield fixture played earlier in the season as the 2010 JKCC. In that particular match, the First Team beat the Old Boys Team by 6-2 at Hatch End Playing Fields, with goals by Rob Benson (3), Jonathan Cohen, Richard Cooper and Paul Walker. Andy Souber and guest player David Droznika replied for the Old Boys Team. Both halves of the match were cut down due to two players being injured and some players shifted from one team to the other towards the end. 


The 8th Jack Kyte Challenge Cup – Winners season 2010/11:
THE SECOND TEAM
The Second Team won the Jack Kyte Challenge Cup by defeating the Old Boys Team by 6-4 at The Hive to finish off the season for both sets of players. Following an address from the Chairman Nigel Kyte and a period of silence, an entertaining match got underway with the Seconds starting out the stronger team whilst the Old Boys were defending stoutly. But it was the Old Boys who took the lead after 20 minutes against the run of play when Michael Goldberg raced down the right wing and crossed for Robert Botkai to convert. The Seconds equalised just a minute later, Marc Herman holding off Peter Kyte to score from close range. Then midfielder Brett Stead put the Seconds ahead three minutes later with a debut goal, after which Old Boys goalkeeper Serge Weinberger made several saves to keep the score at 2-1 at half-way. In the second half, it was the Old Boys who surprisingly did the early pressing and Allon Schick-Maier equalised within three minutes of the restart when he headed home at the far post. The play switched from end to end after that until the 71st minute when Gavin Levy thumped home a 25 yarder from a pass from Peter Kyte (who had changed sides) past Weinberger to restore the Second Team's lead.
And when Terry Jefferies netted a fourth on 78 minutes from close range which left David Goldberg fuming, the game looked settled. But the Old Boys fought back admirably thanks to a great goal by Michael Goldberg who scored with a fierce near-post shot with 10 minutes remaining. With 5 minutes to go, Robert Botkai made it 4-4 from close range to restore parity for the Old Boys. With penalties looming, the Second Team settled the match with two goals in the last couple of minutes. Terry Jefferies fired home a cross shot across Serge and in via the far post, followed by Ollie Squires bursting through to score the sixth goal. So the Second Team won 6-4 to take the Jack Kyte Challenge Cup, which was presented by Jack's grand-daughter Sophie.

TEAM LINE-UPS
TEMPLE FORTUNE SECOND XI: P.Small, S.Allen, J.Cohen, R.Cooper, J.Dubiner, L.Fegan. M.Herman, R.Jay, T.Jeffries, G.Levy, B.Stead. Sub: O.Squires. TEMPLE FORTUNE OLD BOYS XI: S.Weinberger. P.Bloomberg, R.Botkai, G.Burns, P.Kyte, Y.Mamouri, G.Meyer, J.Ryan, A.Schick-Maier, H.Teper, Subs: M.Goldberg, S.Lane.




The 9th Jack Kyte Challenge Cup – Winners season 2011/12:
THE SECOND TEAM
The Second Team retained the Jack Kyte Challenge Cup after a comprehensive 7-2 victory against the Old Boys Team at The Hive. Following a welcome message from the Chairman Nigel Kyte and a period of silence, the Second Team took 19 minutes before leading goalscorer Terry Jeffries fired his team ahead past Old Boys goalkeeper Serge Weinberger. Just five minutes later, the Old Boys were ripped open again and Gavin Levy netted from short range to make it 2-0. And when Jeffries netted a third on the half-hour, the match looked done and dusted. However, Michael Goldberg, guesting for his father's team, reduced the deficit with the goal of the game; his mazy run through the Second Team defence culminated in a fine finish past Adam Glekin. Just before half-time, the Old Boys surprisingly scored a second goal when full-back Rob Jay headed into his own net. Any hopes of the yellow-shirted Old Boys gaining parity disappeared ten minutes into the second period when Jeffries scored his third and his team's fourth. The Second Team were now running rampant and it was only a matter of time before further goals flowed; Jeffries, Brad Leviton with a sumptuous free-kick from just outside the penalty area and a Dave Sawyer breakaway made the score 7-2. The ninth JKCC finished in the blazing sun with the Second Team comfortable winners and Jack's grand-daughter Stephanie presented the gold trophy to the Second Team's Rob Jay and Dean Ingram (below).

TEAM LINE-UPS
TEMPLE FORTUNE SECOND XI: A.Glekin, J.Cohen, R.Jay, A.Levy, A.Field, B.Leviton, J.Barnett, D.Ingram, G.Levy, D.Sawyer, T.Jeffries. TEMPLE FORTUNE OLD BOYS XI: S.Weinberger. H.Teper, G.Burns, A.Schick-Maier, D.Goldberg, P.Bloomberg, P.Kyte, G.Meyer, M.Goldberg, Y.Mamouri, J.Ryan. Subs: P.Kyte, O.Squires.



Hilton Teper (centre) watches a shot by Gideon Wetrin drift wide of the goal


Rob Jay (right) scores for the Seconds against the Old Boys in the final


MGBSFL Chairman David Wolff presents the trophy to Andy Montlake

TEAM LINE-UPS
OLD BOYS TEAM (winners) – Jonathan Dubiner, Andy Montlake, James Ryan, Hilton Teper
SECOND TEAM (runners-up) – Tony Espinoza, Jeremy Fess, Rob Jay, Gideon Wetrin
FIRST TEAM (third) – Jonathan Cohen, Lee Fegan, Andy Souber, Mike Shorvon
FOUNDERS' TEAM (fourth) – Steve Feiger, Peter Kyte, Brian Melzack, Stephen Melzack
The 10th Jack Kyte Challenge Cup – Winners season 2012/13:
THE OLD BOYS TEAM
The 2013 visit back to the Park gave Club Members past and present another chance to play on the hallowed sloping patch with trees dotted around, as bizarre a setting for football games as can be imagined, just as the Club's earliest players did all those years ago. On a sunny but chilly morning, four teams took part in the four-a-side tournament for the Jack Kyte Challenge Cup, similar to the event held five years previously. The leaf-covered pitch, far wider on one side, became very muddy in places following the recent heavy rain but it did not deter everyone from giving admirable effort up and down the notorious Princes Park slope! The six group games brought 36 goals with the Second team topping the table thanks to three wins. In second place were the Old Boys team who thrashed the First team 5–0. The unlucky Founders' team, despite running their opponents very close in their first two fixtures, fell apart in their final game to finish bottom, repeating their fate of five years previously. Surprising was the failure of the Firsts to make the Final, not helped by Danny Caro being unable to play. In the Final, the Old Boys team, consisting of Jonathan Dubiner, Andy Montlake, James Ryan and Hilton Teper, defeated the Second team by a comfortable score of 8–3, amply avenging the 3–0 defeat to the same opposition in the group game played earlier. There were 47 goals scored in total, just three short of the 2008 tally! Jonathan Dubiner, Rob Jay and Andy Montlake shared the top scorers' mantle with 8 goals apiece. After the Final had been concluded and hand-shakes exchanged, David Wolff, MGBSFL Chairman, handed out the engraved medals to all the participants, followed by presenting the Jack Kyte Challenge Cup to Andy Montlake, the victorious Old Boys 'skipper'. Afterwards, a group of participants including Mr Wolff, drove to the Three Hammers in Mill Hill where they enjoyed some drink and nosh with the compliments of the Club. For more information about the tournament, including several pictures from the morning, click here.


Representing the Old Boys, Hilton Teper, James Ryan, Andy Montlake and Jonathan Dubiner


The 11th Jack Kyte Challenge Cup – Winners season 2013/14:
THE FIRST TEAM
The First Team saw off the challenge of the Old Boys Team, who were the cup holders, to capture the Jack Kyte Challenge Cup for only the second time on a sunny morning in early May at the Thomas Parmiter Sports Centre. With a few younger guests onboard, including Michael Goldberg, the Old Boys were always going to give a better account of themselves than the one-sided Founders' Shield encounter held the previous September. However, Matt Leader gave the Firsts an early lead which was short-lived as Scott Cain, one of the guests, levelled a few minutes later. Chances came and went at both ends but it was the First XI's leading scorer Zack Rich who put his side infront again after about 20 minutes. Mark Stern equalised with the goal of the game on 25 minutes, with a volley just inside the penalty area which zoomed high into the net for 2–2. With either side capable of scoring next, it was Zack Rich's second goal that made it 3–2 at the interval. With the Old Boys seemingly tiring the goals flowed in after the break. Former London Maccabi Lions star Laurence Swerner scored the First XI's fourth goal soon after the restart. Then evergreen Yali Mamouri netted two with breakaways in his first game for the First Team for a few seasons, adding two goals to his 110. An Andy Montlake own goal made the score 7–2 to the Firsts before goals by Scott Cain and Alan Harounoff reduced the deficit to 7–4. By this time Mike Shorvon had come on to replace First XI goalkeeper Tony Hirschstein who switched sides following the departure of Howard Wallis; Mike then moved to left back in his first game for a number of years (having previously retired) and at the age of 68 he must be the Club's oldest ever player to pull on a yellow shirt! There was still time in the closing minutes for Gideon Wetrin to add an eighth goal.


Rob Jay who, in the absence of Jonathan Cohen and Lee Fegan, received the Jack Kyte Challenge Cup from Chairman Nigel Kyte.
TEAM LINE-UPS
TEMPLE FORTUNE FIRST XI: T.Hirschstein, J.Barnett, R.Jay, G.Wetrin, S.Segal-Jones, M.Leader, G.Levy, O.Squires, Y.Mamouri, L.Swerner, Z.Rich. Sub: M.Shorvon.
TEMPLE FORTUNE OLD BOYS XI: H.Wallis, H.Teper, G.Burns, M.Stern, A.Montlake, A.Harounoff, D.Ingram, P.Mayer, M.Goldberg, J.Fess, S.Cain. Subs: D.Goldberg, T.Hirschstein.

ORDER OF SCORING
1–0 (Leader – First Team), 1–1 (Cain – Old Boys Team), 2–1 (Rich – First Team), 2–2 (Stern – Old Boys Team), 3–2 (Rich – First Team), 4–2 (Swerner – First Team), 5–2 (Mamouri – First Team), 6–2 (Mamouri – First Team), 7–2 (Montlake own goal – First Team), 7–3 (Cain – Old Boys Team), 7–4 (Harounoff – Old Boys Team), 8–4 (Wetrin – First Team).
The 12th Jack Kyte Challenge Cup – Winners season 2014/15:
THE FIRST TEAM
An entertaining match in the June sunshine at Silver Jubilee Park ended in a 2-2 draw over 80 minutes. The Old Boys toiled away and gained a draw for their efforts when at times it looked like the First Team would score a hatful. Gideon Wetrin was left unmarked when he headed the Firsts ahead after just 6 minutes and everyone probably feared an avalanche. But scoring goals has been a problem for JC's team all season – as their league position suggests – and the goals their possession warranted never came. So the Old Boys dug in deeply, blocked everything and somehow Serge Weinberger's goal remained intact. Then on 17 minutes, from a rare forage forwards, an equaliser out of the blue. A thirty yard thunderbolt into the top corner, clipping the bar aka Sanchez, would be a wonderful way to describe this goal from full-back Gary Burns, whose goal-scoring exploits are as rare as thirty yard thunderbolts into the top corner by any Temple Fortune player! So I am sure Gary will not begrudge me saying that the tap-in on the line after the ball had been forced out of Lee Fegan's hands had the same effect as any 30-yarder – 1-1! Lee Fegan produced a blinding save three minutes later to thwart the Old Boys.


Then, having managed to grab parity in a game which the Firsts were expected to win comfortably, the Old Boys actually had the audacity to take the lead on 50 minutes. Lightening rarely strikes twice but the Old Boys second goal could be said to be almost a carbon copy of the equaliser. Somehow the ball squirmed into the vicinity of, yes, Gary Burns, who converted gleefully with an immaculate touch on the goal-line. This is one to savour: Gary Burns, two goals... that was as miraculous as Steve Feiger giving a 50-50 decision in favour of the First Team! The Old Boys looked as though this was going to be their game as they continued to try to catch the Yellows on the break. At the other end, Serge Weinberger made a fantastic save to his right on 52 minutes. For all their efforts to draw level, the First Team had everything blocked as their red-shirted opposition defended desperately to maintain their narrow lead. However, with just 8 minutes remaining, Darren Zitren fired home a neat shot from near the edge of the area into the corner to make the score 2–2. Somehow the Old Boys kept the Firsts at bay for the final few minutes and so on to the excitement of penalties.

Yali Mamouri fired the first for the Old Boys and Darren Zitren then equalised. Dean Ingram found the corner for 2–1 only for Gavin Levy to make it level. Then Andy Montlake hammered home the third which was matched by Paul Rich for 3–3. Up stepped Phil Bloomberg with the fourth Old Boys kick but Lee Fegan pulled off a great save, touching the ball onto the cross-bar. Jeremy Barnett confidently scored for 4-3 to the Firsts. Although James Ryan levell
ed the scores at 4–4, it was left to Josh Capper to fire home the winner with the First Team's fifth kick. And so the Trophy went to the First Team and was presented during the Awards event which followed the match.

TEAM LINE-UPS
TEMPLE FORTUNE FIRST XI: L.Fegan, J.Barnett, R.Jay, J.Cohen, G.Wetrin, P.Rich, M.Byers, B.Mannheim, G.Levy, J.Klepper, D.Zitren.
TEMPLE FORTUNE OLD BOYS XI: S.Weinberger, G.Burns, H.Teper, D.Goldberg, A.Montlake, P.Bloomberg, P.Mayer, D.Ingram, J.Fess, J.Ryan, Y.Mamouri. Sub: H.Wallis.


The 13th Jack Kyte Challenge Cup – Winners season 2015/16:
THE FIRST TEAM
Following on from the deciding Founders' Shield match, the Old Boys Team ended up playing for a second time (replacing what should have been a TF Guest XI) and did very well to give the First Team a close match to contest the Jack Kyte Challenge Cup. Played at Silver Jubilee Park, home of Hendon FC, Alex Fegan (2), Rob Jay and Brett Stead scored the First Team goals, whilst James Ryan (2) and Leon Wise replied for the Old Boys. Full credit to David Goldberg's team for ending the game just one goal short of winning the Jack Kyte Challenge Cup – a really good effort.

TEAM LINE-UPS
TEMPLE FORTUNE FIRST XI: T.Hirschstein, H.Teper, J.Barnett, R.Jay, J.Cohen, G.Wetrin, L.Fegan, G.Levy, O.Squires, B.Stead, A.Fegan.
TEMPLE FORTUNE OLD BOYS XI: S.Weinberger, D.Goldberg, A.Kaye, A.Montlake, A.Harounoff, P.Bloomberg, G.Meyer, L.Wise, G.Simpson, J.Ryan, Y.Mamouri. Sub: G.Wetrin.