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Daran makes Faithfold crash and Bern

By Danny Caro, November 9, 2010

A hat-trick from Daran Bern inspired Redbridge to victory in the match of the day at Fairlop.

The Essex boys forged ahead five minutes before the break. They ran riot in the second half with Ben Sollosi and Sam McCarthy also on target.

Paul Babai grabbed Faithfold's consolation with the score at 4-0 with 10 to go.


Lions hopes take a blow

By Danny Caro, November 8, 2010

London Lions reserves’ title hopes were dealt a blow as they were beaten 3-1 by Totternhoe in the South Midlands League Reserve Division Two.

On paper, this was a Lions side packed with ability, a side with attacking options and first team performers that gave much to be excited about in the pre-match build up. Sadly games are often played on far from perfect surfaces, not always with the greatest of officials and never, ever on paper.


Maccabi Masters review

By Danny Caro, November 8, 2010

North London Raiders moved a point clear at the top of Maccabi Masters League Division One with a 3-0 win over Hendon Harriers. Jon Yantin, Jon Summerfield and Jon Feinmesser were the marksmen.

Title favourites Brady Maccabi A were held 3-3 by South Manx A. Brady’s goals came through Scott Ansher, Jonathan Vandermolen and Mark Wagman.


Five-star Hasmo thump Menorah

By Danny Caro, November 5, 2010

Two goals from Jonti Arembad helped Hasmonean High beat Menorah Grammar 5-1 in Mill Hill.

In a match that was billed as a classic, the boys from Year 7 did not disappoint. Menorah came to play a proper game but in the end there was only one result with Hasmonean winning 5-1 at Barnet’s Copthall Sports Stadium.

Two goals from Jonti Arembad set Hasmonean on their way, Jamie Davila made it 3-0 at half time. Even with Hasmonean playing with the wind, Menorah could only muster one attack that Tomer Wieder dealt with effectively.


Gold says Grant’s job is safe “for years”

By Danny Caro, November 5, 2010

David Gold, co-owner at West Ham, has surprised supporters by telling them that manager Avram Grant will be in charge at Upton Park for “years”.

The Israeli took over from Gianfranco Zola in June but has struggled so far with the Hammers having claimed only one win in 10 matches.

But Gold has a vision of where the club will be, and Grant is in it.

"I'd be devastated if Avram Grant is not with us for three, four, five, six years," Gold said. ''We will remain absolutely resolute behind our manager.''


JC Monthly Awards - October

By Danny Caro, November 5, 2010

They say that strikers get all the glory. Not this time. While it would have been easy to pick North London Raiders hotshot Jacob Gold for our Player of the Month, the award goes to midfield maestro Adam Joselyn.

Gold currently tops the Premier Division scoring charts and while it would have been easy to pick him, the efforts of Raiders club captain Joselyn cannot be overlooked.


Elsa High claims Hong Kong crown

November 4, 2010

Elsa High School's Under 12s are the International School Sport Federation of Hong Kong (SSFHK) Division B champions.

One of 11 participating teams at the championship, Elsa High were the only school to remain undefeated, coming top of the table by winning nine and drawing one.

Players Michael Cohen and Ian Stern claimed 19 goals between them, with every other Elsa outfield player also scoring. Sam Khorsandy and Rubin Verebes also contributed to the goal tally.


All's Gold as Park boys dump Harmen out

By Danny Caro, November 4, 2010

Dan Oade, the Shirley Park manager, believes that his side's shock 2-1 win over Premier Division Southgate Harmen A was fully deserved.

Strikes from Nicky Plotnik and a late winner from Gideon Gold helped the Division Four minnows come following Lee Greenfield's opener for Harmen.

Oade said: "This was a solid performance across the pitch from Shirley and I'd like to thank all the lads for the contributing to our win. We knew that we were capable of causing an upset and that's what the cup is all about."

Stand-in Harmen boss Andy Okin said: "The best team won."


Brosh helps Israel get off to a flyer

November 4, 2010

Golders-Green based prop Matan Brosh scored the decisive try as Israel started their new Rugby Nations Cup group in impressive style, defeating Hungary 23-14 in Netanya.

Trailing the team ranked 65th in the world 14-11 at half time, Raanan Penn's side scored 12 points unanswered to record their 12th straight win.

Nimrod Kaplan scored the first try in the opening half before Brosh, who has been training with London Scottish, got the crucial second try. Amir Buitler scored the rest of the points through penalties.


Hit-girl Hagar retains title

By Mike Sinclair, November 4, 2010

Hagar Shmoulefeld Finer pulled off the best win of her career as she exacted revenge over Germany's Julia Sahin to retain her Women's International Boxing Federation world bantamweight title in Ontario, Canada.

Tel Aviv-born Finer, 25, took a unanimous decision as she avenged a 10-round majority points defeat by Sahin in Hamburg in 2006.

The judges scored 98-92, 97-92, and 96-94 in favour Finer, who has now won 22, lost seven and drawn three times in her eight-year career while 36-year-old Sahin was beaten for only the second time in 22 professional fights.