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Maccabi starts London Cup campaign in style

By Danny Caro, February 1, 2011

Goals from Kyle Bentwood, Daran Bern and captain Alex Levack earned the Maccabi League Rep Team a 3-0 victory over the North London League as they started the London Inter-League Cup competition in style at the Abrahams Stadium at a foggy Wingate & Finchley.

The Maccabi team went into the game on the back of an eventful 2010 campaign, where they won last season’s Inter-League final, only to lose out after fielding ineligible players. It was clear that the team were out to prove a point with Levack and Babai, two players who also played last season, catching the eye once more.

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South Manchester kept title hopes alive

By Danny Caro, February 1, 2011

South Manchester kept their slim title hopes alive with a pulsating win against Westdene’s second team.

Mark Collins struck twice, with Jake Feinstein, David Tuck and Jeremy Nivern scoring the other goals for the visitors, while Ben Blackston struck twice for the hosts and Mike Sheldon scored a penalty.

Collins latched onto a loose ball on the edge of the area to put Manchester in front after 20 minutes, taking a touch before firing into the top corner from 20 yards.

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Danny Caro's Monthly awards - January 2011

By Danny Caro, February 1, 2011

North London Raiders C are toasting a win double after defender Matt Greene and Oli Shorts scooped my respective JC MSFL Player and Manager of the Month awards for January.

Greene received praise from Shorts for “coming into the team and effortlessly slotting into the holding midfield role. He has also covered in defence on a few occasions and popped up with some vital goals and some assists to boot”.

Shorts added: “Matt has become the Alex Song of Raiders C and in my opinion that is the highest praise I can give to anyone playing where he does”.

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Danny Caro's Team of the Week - Jan 30

By Danny Caro, February 1, 2011

Josh Cohen (Los Blancos) - “as put forward by opposing manager Simon Linden, Josh was everywhere today. It was a scrappy affair on a poor pitch which made both goalies lives harder than normal, but Josh was in true command of his area and cleared up anything that came his way. By no means at fault for Blizzard's goal, JC's box was peppered with crosses for the remaining 25 minutes as we held on to our lead, but not once did he look like conceding again. He pulled off a superb one handed save, tipping a ball destined for the top corner over the bar in the closing stages”

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Win for Pinner JFC Under 14s

By Danny Caro, January 31, 2011

Pinner JFC Under 14s claimed their first win of 2011 with a 3-1 success over VEP Knights.

After a series of postponements and cup games, the Sky Blues were looking to improve their record from the first half of the season that had seen Pinner win seven and lose three with defeats so far being by the odd goal including a previous 3-2 home defeat against the Knights who are current Watford Friendly League division leaders.

Pinner’s desire was obvious from the start where they dominated play for the first 20 minutes, forcing several fine saves from the talented Knights keeper.

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Lions U14s maintain treble hopes

By Danny Caro, January 31, 2011

London Maccabi Lions Under 14s progressed into the fourth round of the Watford Friendly League Challenge Cup with a 3-2 victory over Borehamwood Youth.

Having gone 0-1 down to a bit of sloppy defending, the Lions kept their composure and started to get their passing game together.

Things could have got worse 10 minutes into the second half as Borehamwood were awarded a penalty. However, Jake Krais, the Lions keeper, came to his side’s rescue, with a smart save.

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Carr to stand down from Neasden

By Danny Caro, January 31, 2011

North West Neasden have started the search for a new chairman after Sammy Carr announced that he will step down at the end of the season.

Carr has been in charge of the club for seven years. He also co-manages Neasden’s B team, has been in charge during the most successful period in the club’s history. The A team have won the league and cup double for the past three seasons.

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Sollosi late show keeps RJC in charge

By Danny Caro, January 30, 2011

An 83rd minute strike from Ben Sollosi helped Redbridge nick a point against an impressive Faithfold team at the Hive.

The game started in a tepid fashion, save for a brilliant Ben Solossi run down the left which led to a vital save at his feet by Faithfold goalkeeper Ben Law.

It suddenly sprung to life, however, when centre back Adam Hakimi inexplicably stuck out a hand from a cross to give away a penalty. Veteran Daryl Phillips took two steps and then perfectly slotted home the spot kick into the top cornet to give his side a 17th minute lead.

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JC MSFL Matchday 20 review

By Danny Caro, January 30, 2011

An action-packed programme saw leaders Redbridge A draw with Faithfold A while Hendon A finished hammered defending champions Neasden A 7-2. In Division One, Oakwood claimed an impressive victory at FC Team A while Los Blancos exacted revenge over Blizzard Storm in Division Four on Matchday 20 of the JC MSFL.

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Arsenal trial for Tel Aviv wonder kid

By Simon Griver, January 28, 2011

Arsenal have handed a trial to Gael Margolis, a 16-year-old striker at Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Margolis started the season in theUnder 16s, but after scoring two goals in September he was promoted to the youth team where he has scored two goals in Maccabi's last two matches.

Youth team coaches have said that they would not be surprised if the talented striker, who will be 17 in April, is offered a place in the Arsenal Academy.

Maccabi Tel Aviv spokesman Ofer Ronen-Abels said: "Margolis has a week to impress at Arsenal."

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