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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Bernstein double helps Real Life make their point

By Danny Caro, January 16, 2011

Two more goals from Real Life talisman Charlie Bernstein ensured that honours finished even in Walthamstow following a four-goal thriller.

An exciting game from start to finish and probably a fair result.

It really was a game for the attacks of both team as both looked good going forward with defences struggling.

JLGB took the lead from an Matt West header at the far post from an excellent Joe Cullum cross

Joe Cullum then had the ball in the back of the net, but the goal was ruled out for offisde following an incredibly close call was given by the ref.


Fortune win five-goal thriller over 10-man Woodford

By Danny Caro, January 16, 2011

Temple Fortune held off a late Woodford Wanderers onslaught to move nearer the promotion places in a JC MSFL Division Two clash which saw referee Peter Lavelle- Maurice mired in controversy.


The veteran referee missed what appeared a dangerous challenge on Woodford’s Adam Poole, before sending Poole off minutes later after he confronted him for awarding a penalty.


JC MSFL Matchday 18 review

By Danny Caro, January 16, 2011

Neasden A hit double figures in the Morrison while Zig Zag claimed one of the results of the day with a 2-1 win over title hopefuls Faithfold C.

PMT – Neasden thump Glenthorne A, Faithfold hit Zionists for six
Prem Div – Raiders end Neasden B hoodoo
Div 1 – Five-star Harmen B overpower Redbridge B
Div 2 – Norstar held while Fortune whack Wanderers
Div 3 – Zig Zag stuns Faithfold C
Div 4 – Blizzard does the business again

PMT – Lee Cash 5, Jake Gottlieb (both NW Neasden A), Daryl Phillips (Faithfold A)


The boys are backing down

By Danny Caro, January 13, 2011

Danny Reuben, the head of London Maccabi Lions’ Sunday section, hit out at the club’s younger players after he was forced to pull its B team from the league.

Reuben cited a lack of commitment and enthusiasm as part of the reason the team had to fold. He said: “At the beginning of the season we were confident we had enough players. We desperately wanted to keep the side going and this is not a decision we have taken lightly. We did everything to keep the team alive.”


Daniel, 15, on top of the world

January 13, 2011

Daniel Poleshchuk climbed to the top of the Under 15 world rankings after finishing third at the British Junior Open.

Playing his last competition in his age group, Poleshchuk was one of two Israelis in the Under 15 competition. Seeded five out of eight, he featured in a high quality field with the first four seedings going to Egyptian players.

Having dispatched the third seed in the quarter-finals, Poleshchuk went on to take the bronze, achieving the best performance ever by an Israeli squash player and the highest placed European in his age category.