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Winterburn: Grant can lift West Ham

May 21, 2010

Nigel Winterburn believes that Avram Grant would be the perfect candidate to take over at West Ham.

Winterburn, who finished his career at Upton Park, said: "Avram's credentials stand up. Wherever he's gone he's done a good job. Different clubs bring different expectations. At Portsmouth he's done wonders with the situation they are in. He also handled the pressures at Chelsea."

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Lions U11 win Watford title

May 21, 2010

London Maccabi Lions Under 11s have won the Watford Friendly League White Division title.

The Lions finished the season with the meanest defensive record in the League, conceding just 22 goals in 18 games including eight clean sheets.

Manager Darren Dryer commented that the boys' success was down to "a never-say-die attitude allied to having some very talented young footballers".

He said that the team "would now be concentrating on competing at the highest level in the Premier Division next season".

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Jewish ladies golf tournament set for Hartsbourne

May 21, 2010

Thirteen clubs will battle it out for the title of top team at the Ladies National Tournament at Hartsbourne on May 27.

The female equivalent of the Glancy, the competition will feature women golfers from all the Jewish Golf Clubs and Societies throughout the UK and
Ireland.

Surrey-based Coombe Hill will defend the Dyrham Park Trophy for the best Team Gross score while Dublin's Edmondstown stake their Shirley Trophy, for the best Team Nett on the line.

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UJIA crowned champions

By Danny Caro, May 21, 2010

UJIA won the Division Four title after thumping Hendon United D 6-2. Brad Cohen (2), Matt Radstone, Mark Rhodes, Oliver Henry and Jon Isaacs were the scorers.

Goals from Yishai Last, Avidan Last and Saul Conway helped Hendon A keep alive their Premier Division title hopes with a 3-1 victory at Redbridge Jewish Care A.

Adam Levine, Ben Myers and Dan Ash steered Oakwood to a 3-2 victory over Neasden B in Division One.

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Oakhill Lions cup double

By Paul Rose, May 21, 2010

Oakhill Lions completed a cup double after beating Haroldeans in a five-goal thriller to lift the Feldman Trophy at Boundary Park.

Haroldeans forged ahead midway through the first half when Josh Rubin's low shot squirmed through the clutches of Oakhill keeper Mark Passer.

Oakhill spurned a golden chance to level on the stroke of half time when Jake Gilbert's weak penalty was saved by keeper Mike Cross. The miss did not prove too costly as three minutes later, Alex Kaye turned his marker and curled the ball into the bottom corner.

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JC MSFL rep team's victory

May 21, 2010

Two goals from Neasden striker Lee Cash plus one from South Manx's Paul Babai steered the JC MSFL Rep Team to only their second ever victory in the London Inter-League Cup following a five-goal thriller against the London & Kent Borders League at Brimsdown Rovers FC.

Having won their two round robin group games, Maccabi completed the job with a squad that included captain Alex Levack, Paul Lenchner and Lee Cash - the only remaining players from the first successful Maccabi side who beat the same opposition under Tony Gold five years ago.

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Maccabi rep team player investigated

By Danny Caro, May 21, 2010

The Maccabi League Rep team's London Inter-League Cup success is under investigation after it was confirmed that they fielded an unregistered player.

The 3-2 success over the London & Kent Borders League was called into question after it emerged that Sam Sloma had not played any MSFL football this season.

League chairman David Wolff later confirmed that although registered, Aron Barnes of London Maccabi Lions did not meet the qualification requirements either.

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Peer: I can win French Open

By Simon Griver, May 21, 2010

Shahar Peer believes that she can win the French Open, which begins in Paris on Monday.

Peer said: "I come to every tournament believing I can win it. In sport everything is possible. I am playing my most consistent ever tennis and I've reached the semi-finals of two really big tournaments this year in Spain and Dubai, but I'll need a bit of luck and a good draw."

Peer, 23, arrives at Roland Garros in confident mood after reaching the semi-finals of the Spanish Open where she beat the reigning French Open champion Svetlana Kuztnetsova - her fifth victory over a top 10 player this year.

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Grant resigns from Portsmouth

By Danny Caro, May 21, 2010

Avram Grant has resigned as manager of Portsmouth, but is odds-on favourite to take charge at West Ham.

Grant, 55, announced his decision to leave the beaten FA Cup finalists in an open letter to fans on the club's website.

"This was one of the most difficult decisions I've had to take in my football career," said Grant who took over at Fratton Park last November.

Grant arrived as Portsmouth's director of football in October 2009 but replaced Paul Hart as manager the following month, with the club bottom of the league with just seven points from 13 games.

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Late strikes leave Faithfold broken-hearted

By Danny Caro, May 18, 2010

Late strikes from Mark Herman and Mark Wagman helped Brady Maccabi A clinch part one of a possible double after they overcame a resilient Faithfold in the Henry Swerner Cup final at Wingate & Finchley.

Herman broke the deadlock a minute from time with Wagman sealing the tie a minute into injury time.

Brady manager Daniel Collins said: “It was a very close game in the pouring rain. Faithfold played extremely well from the start. They didn’t let us play our normal style of football and it wasn’t until I moved a number of players around at half time did we get on top.

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