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West Ham ‘committed’ to keeping Avram Grant

By Danny Caro, January 18, 2011

West Ham United today confirmed that Avram Grant will continue in his role as first-team manager.

It appeared that a successor would be appointed following Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at home to Arsenal, after which the Israeli manager threw his scarf into the crowd.

There was speculation that Martin O’Neill, the former Aston Villa boss, would be appointed but it has been reported that he was unwilling to put himself forward while Grant remained in charge.

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London Lions reserves in seventh heaven

By Danny Caro, January 17, 2011

A strong Lions side eventually ran out emphatic winners away at Tring on Saturday, but the gale force wind and heavy, sloping pitch meant they had to work hard to see off spirited opponents.

Two early runs from Ben Ellis set the tone for Lions' attacking intentions, but with the slope in their favour and the cross wind making things tough full stop, Tring were able to get out and at Lions, with the swirling balls tough for Frank Hyman and Adam Lauffer at centre back, the latter though again excelling in unfamiliar territory.

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Five-star Manchester stuns Forresters

January 17, 2011

Manchester Maccabi 1st stunned high flying Forresters Dukinfield with an emphatic 5-1 victory in the League Cup on Sunday.

Jacob Richler-Kleinman, who struck a brace in the win over Harehill last weekend, repeated that feat with another two goals early on for the visitors.

Adam Lavin then struck before Dean Greenfield reduced the arrears for Forresters. Lavin restored the three-goal cushion before Michael Green scored the goal of the game late on.

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London Lions rediscover winning formula

January 17, 2011

London Lions returned to winning ways with a morale-boosting 4-0 victory over St Albans City.

In their last three outings, the Lions have played well but had nothing to show for it. Here, they produced another excellent performance and, this time, took their chances to beat a top quality side.

Goals from Guy Morris, James Gershfield, Daran Bern and Daniel Stanton gave Lions the points over a St. Albans side that were unbeaten in their last 10 games.

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Patience the name of the game as Phillips send Faithfold through

By Danny Caro, January 17, 2011

A hat-trick from Daryl Phillips steered former winners Faithfold A into the fourth round of the Peter Morrison Trophy as they overcame a gritty Holy Mount Zion.

The Premier Division side were on top throughout the first half with Paul Babai and Benjy Dymant dominating in midfield and wingers Lorian Madanes and Joe Cohen both looking extremely dangerous. However strong defending from the Division Three team kept Faithfold at bay.

The deadlock was finally broken after a period of concerted pressure. Good work on the right by

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Cash fills his boots as holders progress

By Danny Caro, January 17, 2011

Darren Yarlett, the North West Neasden coach, believes that his team are back to their best after they stuck 12 past Division Three favourites Glenthorne United A on the 3G at the Hive.

A sensational five-goal salvo from LEE CASH helped current holders Neasden cruise into the next round.

Having experienced a poor first-half of the season, Cole was delighted with the display.

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Colmans wonder goal caps Brady win

By Danny Caro, January 17, 2011

A goal of the week contender from Brady keeper Oli Colmans – that travelled the distance of the pitch – was clearly the icing on the cake as the Edgware club moved top of the JC MSFL Division One with a 6-0 demolition of Montana Boca United A.

Having come close to scoring earlier in the game, the stalwart keeper claimed the game’s final goal with a wind-assisted drop-kick that flew over stranded Montana keeper Lee Duskwick before nestling in the net for his first goal in senior football.

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Levi stars as the Hawks go through on penalties

By Danny Caro, January 17, 2011

Hendon Hawks Rangers progressed to the second round of the cup after beating HMH on penalties.

The Hawks approached the first round of the cup with a counter-attack mentality, playing three at the back and two up front.

HMH Eilat dominated the first half of the game, piling on pressure for the strong Hawks defence to deal with.

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AC Whetstone win Under 14 title

By Danny Caro, January 17, 2011

AC Whetstone secured the Maccabi Junior League Under 14 title with their 11th consecutive win of the season.

They beat title rivals Hendon White 5 -2 at The Hive in Edgware. The victory takes Whetsone to 22 points from 11 games and means they cannot be caught at the top.

Whetstone opened with a 20 yard thunderbolt from David Clements.

Hendon equalised minutes later with a scrambled finish from a corner but Phillipe Auret restored AC Whetstone's lead when he coolly rounded the keeper.

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Maccabi Masters round-up

By Danny Caro, January 17, 2011

Defending champions Brady Maccabi A edged towards another Maccabi Masters League title with an emphatic 11-1 demolition of Faithfold.

Striker Mark Wagman led the way with a four-goal blitz. Laurence Beck (3), Paul Shamplina, David Rose, Scott Ansher and Nigel Goldthorpe completed the rout.

Faithfold’s consolation came through Jason Levy.

Jonathan Summerfield and Olly Olsen netting exchanged goals as second-placed North London Raiders drew 1-1 draw against South Mancs A.

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