Oakwood A and Hendon United Sports meet in the Cyril Anekstein Cup final at Rowley Lane on Sunday, April 29.
The Premier Division’s top two teams came through tough semi-final clashes last Sunday.
Hendon edged past Brady Maccabi 3-2 for a final slot.
Yoav Kestenbaum, Mordy Weiler and Ari Last scored the vital cup goals.
Reiss Mogilner scored twice for Brady.
“This has to be my most pleasing win as Hendon manager,” said Greg Corin.
“It was a performance of hard work, competing for the ball as a team and scoring team goals.
“Brady had a very good team out and gave it their all but for me we were the better team and deserved the victory.
“Hendon always play the game in the right way and in giving such a dedicated performance, it really was a pleasure to manage. I am delighted for the team.
“We play Oakwood in the final and it’s the tie we wanted. They’re a strong team and we look forward to the game towards the end of the season.”
“In a close game we just came up short against a very good Hendon team,” said Brady boss Joel Nathan. “We made a couple of defensive mistakes and they proved costly.
“We showed great spirit to draw level early in the second half when we were on top and should have taken advantage at that stage but let them back in again.
“We were then chasing the game and gave away a third just before the 90 minutes were up but kept going and got a deserved penalty but time ran out.”
Nathan, who noted right back Marc Rister had an outstanding game, added: “The boys did themselves proud, no one could walk off that pitch without saying they didn’t put a shift in.”
Leor Sidle’s early strike proved decisive for Oakwood against Los Blancos.
But the Premier champions missed numerous opportunities to wrap up a more comfortable victory throughout the game.
“It was a tough game in difficult windy conditions,” said Oakwood boss Daniel Kristall.
“Credit to our visitors who battled well and stayed in the game, but having said that, we had enough chances to win several games.
“We couldn’t quite finish the game off, so at 1-0 it is always a bit nervy but we defended well as a unit and kept a clean sheet which is pleasing. We haven’t kept enough this season, which has been mainly down to injuries and changes to our back four.
“In Cup football, it doesn’t matter how you win games, as long as you get through. We knew Blancos would be up for it and they gave everything but ultimately the best team won.”
Kristall added: “We are excited to be in a big Cup Final against Hendon, which should be one for the spectators.
“Our squad has been tested to the maximum this season, so it is an excellent achievement to be back in the Final. For now though, we will forget about it and focus on five ‘cup’ finals in the League, starting with a trip to Lions in a fortnight.”
In Peter Morrison Trophy last-16 ties there were a goals galore with a total of 23 goals in just two matches.
Redbridge Jewish Care A led the way routing Redbridge ‘B’ 12-2 with the Sollosi brothers hitting nine goals.
Nathan scored five goals, Sam notched four, Nate Kashkett struck twice and Scott Oldstein completed the victory.
Daniel Gordon and Yoni Fialka grabbed ‘B’s consolation goals.
Redbridge ‘A’ boss Jon Jacobs described the performance as “very professional”.
“The ‘B’ team worked tirelessly for the first 30 minutes to close the boys down but the class of the Sollosi brothers shone through,” he said.
“Their nine goals were a class apart from anything I have seen all season. Nathan’s goals make it 14 from the four games he has played from midfield.”
In the other cup fixture, Maccabi London Lions White eased past Catford & Bromley with a 7-2 win.
Adam Arnold, Ollie Craig and Jamie Cohen each scored a brace of goals.
Sam Hammerton was also on target for Lions.
Bayern Mincha stretched their lead at the top of Division Two to five points with a 2-2 draw at FC Team.
Adam Ellis scored both goals for the league leaders.
“It wasn’t an amazing game of football,” said Bayern boss Alon Pinhas.
“FC Team were much bigger and more physical which made it hard for us, especially when defending a throw in but we showed going forward we created chances.
“Credit to FC, they did what they had to do to get a point against us, however one of their goals many players agreed was harsh.
“Unfortunately we didn’t do enough to get the win and are extremely disappointed about it, however we will keep going strong.”
Pinhas added: “Adam was extremely important for us again today, both goals were great finishes.”
Mitch Young and Richard Salmon scored for the hosts.
“We were the better team and should have won,” said FC Team player-manager Young.
“We created clear cut opportunities in the first half and the game should have been out of sight.
“But with Ellis they were always a threat. Bayern created three chances and Ellis scored two of them. Without him it would have been very comfortable.”
He added: “Our football in the first half was excellent, we enjoyed the game, ‘keeper David Gordon made a couple of fine saves in a commanding performance.”
Straw Hat Pirates edged away from the bottom clubs with a 3-1 win at Temple Fortune B.
Jono Nesbitt, Sam Georgevic and a 30-yard lob from Aron Gale settled the match for the visitors.
“It’s been a tough few weeks for Straw Hats,” said Fortune manager Elliot Kuckier.
“Results haven’t gone our way. After dominating a poor Hertswood Vale last week, we let three chances in so had a point to prove.
“We stuck to our game plan and saw out the result for the first time in 2018.
“We have some great players in our squad and today they shone.
“We played great football and got the result we wanted and deserved. But we can do better and have proven this season that when were switched on, we can take the fight to any team.”
He added: “We look forward to our first game against Real Hendon next week then a break before a final push to finish the season in the best possible way.”
North London Raiders C overcame Faithfold B 3-2.
The Premier Division match between Camden Park and North London Raiders A,
Scrabble versus Temple Fortune A Supplement Cup Competition (Group B1) and Hertswood Vale versus Mill Hill Dons Division Two game were all postponed due to waterlogged pitches.