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JC Olim League round-up

By Danny Caro, October 19, 2010

The second week of the JC Olim League in Israel was a much tighter affair than the goal fest of the opening week.

Current champions England FC opened their title defence against newly merged Modiin and Bet Shemesh while an enthralling north of centre derby took place between Netanya and Raanana.

England FC struggled to break down a resilient Modiin defence in the first half. Yarden Barness on his debut and John Rosenbaum both were put through but could not beat the excellent Yanki Tajtelbaum in the Modiin goal.

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Maccabi Masters round-up

By Danny Caro, October 19, 2010

North London Raiders opened a four point lead at the top of the Maccabi Masters League Division One with a 6-2 demolition of Glenthorne United A.

Goals from Wayne Davidson, Ashley Davidson and Richard Sacks had put Raiders 3-0 ahead before Sid Shaw gave Glenthorne a lifeline just before the break.

Glenthorne then further reduced the deficit with a penalty after the interval, but this only stirred Raiders into action, and two more goals from Sacks gave him his hat-trick, and a sixth goal, from Jon Yantin, completed the rout.

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FC Team make it four out of four

By Danny Caro, October 19, 2010

FC Team went into the top of the Middlesex County League Division One table after hammering title rivals St. Lawrence 5-1.

Both sides went into the game knowing that whatever happened, one team will lose their 100 per cent record.

Missing midfielder Andy Croll, it took FC Team 15 minutes to get into their stride as Mitch Lassman set up Obinna who hit his shot against the frame of the post.

The game was end to end with St. Lawrence playing some good counter-attacking football, trying to switch play to their star No. 9 but Josh Morris at right back was dealing with him very well.

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Rangers - Rovers Thrill the Hive

By Danny Caro, October 18, 2010

Hendon Hawks Rangers held Hendon Hawks Rovers to a 1 - 1 draw, thus ending their high scoring winning streak.

Hendon Hawks Rangers went into the game with a defensive game plan and executed the tactics to perfection. The Rangers were playing three defenders for the first time this season. This defensive approach ensured that David Amor did not add to his tally of 19 goals for the season whilst providing the Rangers with the ability to threaten on the counter - attack.

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Dazzling Davidson raises Raiders to top of tree

October 14, 2010

Goals from Ashley Davidson (2) and Jonny Summerfield helped North London Raiders move two points clear at the top of the Maccabi Masters League Division One as they beat Hendon Harriers 3-0.

The second division produced three results that all went against the form book. A hat-trick from Robert Botkai plus one from Allon Schick-Maier saw Temple Fortune end their losing streak with a 4-2 victory against previously unbeaten London Maccabi Lions. David Price and Julian Marks replied.

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Top Marks for Lions

By Danny Caro, October 14, 2010

Jordan Marks (2) and Charlie Cohen earned London Maccabi Lions a 3-1 win over Sun Postal in the Watford Friendly League Under 18 Blue Division.

Adam Arnold (4), Michael Kenley and Jamie Kutner found the net as Lions Under 16s thumped Panathinaikos 6-3. Lions Under 14s ran out 3-2 winners over St. Albans Rangers with Jack Davis (2) and Ethan Herman the goal men.

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Oldham Athletic chair looks to make cuts

October 14, 2010

Simon Corney, the chairman of Oldham Athletic, is struggling to cut down the size of his squad because players are reluctant to leave.

Corney this week confirmed that the club have lost £1.5m over the past 12 months. With 34 professionals on their books, Corney has been frustrated as moves to decrease numbers have stalled despite several players being made available for transfer.

Corney said four players have recently rejected moves to clubs either in League Two or the Blue Square Bet Premier. He said: "We have been trying to get players out but they don't want to go.

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Rampant Raiders shoot down leaders

October 14, 2010

Premier Division leaders Redbridge Jewish Care A suffered their first defeat of the season as they were beaten 4-0 by North London Raiders A. Jacob Gold (2), Adam Joselyn and supersub Igal Yahya completed the rout.

Joint-manager Adam Fegan said: "Week by week we are improving. We continued to play our football and some excellent finishing swung the game in our favour."

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Olim league kicks off in Tel Aviv

October 14, 2010

The first JC Olim League, created by the Olim communities around Israel, comprises nine teams with Jewish footballers from all over the globe represented.

This summer saw three new teams enter the league and the pre-season hype and uncertainty ended as the league kicked off on Saturday night in Tel Aviv and Ashdod.

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South clip Falcons

October 14, 2010

South Manchester took a point from Manchester Falcons, the league leaders who had previously swept all before them, scoring 18 goals in four games.

The first half was a rugged affair with the best chance falling to Simon Davies who headed over when unmarked from a corner.

South had caused themselves problems losing the ball from a couple of their own set pieces but the back four stood firm.

The second half saw more attacking from both teams and only a fantastic defensive header from man of the match Darren Brewer kept South level.

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