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Alon revs up for Indy Light

By David Gold, December 8, 2011

Alon Day broke an all-time lap record at Palm Beach to catapult himself into the spotlight.

Day indicated that he was looking at moving to the USA to compete in the Indy Lights Series.


Jets cruising after victory

December 8, 2011

North West London Jets crushed Elstree 6-0 in their latest Excel League clash.

An own-goal gave the Jets a deserved half-time lead before they ran riot after the interval.

Matti Karp doubled the advantage with a birthday special as he struck the ball from outside the penalty area into the roof of the net.

Joseph Alfon grabbed a third, latching on to a pass from David Amor to tap the ball


Ben Haim to quit Pompey

By Simon Griver, December 8, 2011

Tal Ben Haim looks set to quit Portsmouth next month because the financially troubled South Coast club cannot afford his wages.

The Israeli defender has confirmed that the Championship side want him out, saying that, "I've been through worse and I'll get through this, too."

Despite Ben Haim's being ever-present this season, new manager Michael Appleton was reportedly ordered to drop him aft


Hungry Lions hunting for glory

By James Masters, December 8, 2011

Zack Gothelf hailed the hunger and desire of his Oakhill Lions after they kept their title tilt on track with a gutsy 3-1 win over Republic of Mancunia 1st.

Despite falling behind to a Paul Basger strike, the Lions roared back with goals from Marc Maynard, Saul Shapiro and Marc Woolfe to seal another hard-fought victory.

Oakhill remain six points off leaders Haroldeans, but Gothelf remains


Liverpool eye Celtic star Kayal

By Simon Griver, December 8, 2011

Israel star Beram Kayal is being linked with a big-money move to Premier League giants Liverpool.

Reds boss Kenny Dalglish was at Parkhead last week to run his eye over the Celtic midfielder, who captained the Hoops in their 1-0 Europa League defeat by Atletico Madrid.

Dalglish has shortlisted Kayal to replace Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva, who is injured for the rest of the season.


Yossi aims for top job

December 8, 2011

Yossi Benayoun insists he is ready to snub a move back to Israel in a bid to secure a managerial position in England.

The Arsenal midfielder, who scored his first European goal for the club during the recent 3-1 Champions League defeat by Olympiakos, is already contemplating life after football.

"At the end of my playing career, I'm thinking of moving into some sort of management role, " he


Lions roar in five-star win

By Danny Caro, December 8, 2011

Sam Sloma and Dean Nyman both scored twice as London Lions pulled off a stunning 5-1 away win at Cockfosters in the Spartan South Midlands League Division One.

Tony Gold's men turned on the style to make it five games unbeaten against their high-flying opponents.

"With only three defeats in our last 15 games, we have built up plenty of momentum," said Gold.

"The game at Cockfosters was pl


Shirley they're serious

December 8, 2011

Shirley Park boss Dave Lusman has thrown down the gauntlet to his players after they knocked Premier Division Southgate Harmen A out of the Peter Morrison Trophy.

Strikes from Nicky Plotnek and Stefan Benfredj set up a last-16 clash against MJSL side Hyde Park following a 2-1 win for the Division Three outfit.

"We knocked out a decent Harmen team but the competition's only going to get tough


Glenthorne make a point

December 8, 2011

Division One leaders Brady A dropped their first points of the season as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Glenthorne A with Max Radford scoring for Brady and Marc Radzan netting for Glenthorne.

Neither North London Raiders nor South Mancunians were able to find the net in their encounter, mainly due to the brilliance of both 'keepers.


Southend? I'm still seeing red

By James Masters, December 8, 2011

Dean Furman insists he is taking nothing for granted ahead of Tuesday's FA Cup clash with Southend United - despite being just 90 minutes away from facing Liverpool at Anfield.

The Oldham captain is fully focused on making sure his side make home advantage count in the second round replay at Boundary Park.