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Wagman wounds Glenthorne

February 3, 2011

Division One leaders Brady Maccabi A moved a step closer towards retaining the Division One title with a 7-0 demolition of third-placed Glenthorne United A.

A hat-trick from Mark Wagman (3), plus further strikes from Scott Ansher (2), Laurence Beck and player-manager Daniel Collins completed the rout.

The victory leaves North London Raiders as the only challengers for the title. They kept their slim hopes alive with a 4-0 win over Hendon Harriers, courtesy of Lee Levenson, Dean Schulberg, Jon Yantin and Ashley Davidson.


Goodman in charge

By Brian Sacks, February 3, 2011

Richard Goodman, 17, converted meticulous preparation into perfect execution in winning the Under 20 South of England cross country championship in cold and muddy conditions at Parliament Hill in north west London.

Pushing hard from the start, he broke away after 1km and had extended his lead to 100m by the end of the 8km race.


Peer nearing top 10

By Simon Griver, February 3, 2011

Shahar Peer has moved up to a career high ranking of 11 after reaching the third round of the Australian Open.

Peer, 23, would have entered the top 10 but for Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska, previously ranked 14, who climbed above her after reaching the quarter-finals in Melbourne.

The pair will meet at the Federation Cup in Eilat later this week. The Polish delegation sent Agnieszka to the tournament following the withdrawal of her sister, Urszula (201), who withdrew through injury.


Jacobson: Stanley move good for me

February 3, 2011

Joe Jacobson has joined Accrington Stanley on a permanent basis following a successful loan spell.

Left-back Jacobson, 24, scored a goal during the loan period after being released from his contract by Oldham Athletic.

"I'm very pleased that it's all done," Jacobson said. "I've managed to sign permanently until the end of the season."

Jacobson has made seven appearances for Stanley since making his temporary switch from Boundary Park.


Westdene fined after post-match clashes

By David Gold, February 3, 2011

Westdene have been fined by the Lancashire FA following a scuffle after a match with Sporting JLGB.

Westdene won a bad-tempered contest which boiled over after the final whistle when Brad Levy was set upon by some Sporting players. Paul Levy, his father, then ran on to the pitch to break up the fight.

Referee Tim Myerson's report criticised Westdene boss Paul Levy and the club was charged "for failure to control a Westdene member or fan". Steve Davis defended Westdene alongside Levy at the hearing and they took Sporting's Rafi Bloom to speak in their defence.


Torres: Yossi is my friend

By Simon Griver, February 3, 2011

Playing alongside Israel captain Yossi Benayoun is one of the things that attracted Fernando Torres to Chelsea, breaking the British transfer record with a £50 million move from Liverpool in the process.

Torres followed in the footsteps of Benayoun who moved from Anfield to Stamford Bridge last summer.

"The opportunity to link up with him again excites me," Torres said. "Hopefully, he will recover from injury fully as soon as possible.

"He is my friend on and off the pitch. I know that all the players at Liverpool miss him. He's a great lad."


JC MSFL Matchday 21 preview

By Danny Caro, February 2, 2011

Eight will become four on Sunday morning as the quarter-finals of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup takes place. There is also a mouth-watering top-of-the-table clash in Division Four. Danny Caro looks ahead to all the action.





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.


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.


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”.