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Redbridge stun Kenton

By Craig Silver, February 5, 2009

A brace from Daniel Levicki plus strikes from Max Solomons and Ollie Brooks helped Redbridge Jewish Care beat league leaders Kenton Maccabi in the Under 17 top-of-the-table clash. Steven Field (2) hit back for Kenton, whose lead has been whittled down to a point.

Hendon Hawks Under 14s won a thrilling Woody’s Cup second round tie 4-2 on penalties as they beat HMH. The teams were locked at 2-2 after extra time.

Jonah Gordon-Boyd scored the only goal of the game as Alyth Belsize White beat HMH Purple to move up to fourth in the Under 12 Division.

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Green departs as Chigs freshen up

By Danny Caro, February 5, 2009

Chigwell Athletic A have appointed Danny Berg and Greg Bookman as their new management team following the resignation of Russell Green.

Green, who has stood down for personal reasons, was appointed A team manager last summer after leading the B team to the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup final as well as two league titles.

Berg steps up from being assistant-manager of the top-flight high-flyers.

Green said: “Unfortunately I’m unable to continue to give Chigwell my full attention when they need it and that is not good enough for me or the club.

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Leaders suffer title jitters as Village people win

February 5, 2009

London Lions 1
Park Street Village 2

London Lions lost their grip on the title as they were beaten by mid-table Park Street Village in a smash and grab at Rowley Lane.

The race for the Herts Senior County League Premier Division was blown wide open as the Lions suffered only their second league defeat.

The Arkley side were left to rue a series of missed chances in a game in which they enjoyed the majority of possession.

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Glenthorne march on

February 5, 2009

Glenthorne United A claimed the result of the day as they beat Division One leaders North London Raiders A 3-2 in the Henry Swerner Maccabi Masters League Cup, sponsored by Tux’n’ Tails.

Goals from Eliot Mullish (2) and Micky Nathan put them into the quarter-finals.

They were joined by EDRS Stonegrove who ran out 7-1 victors against Clayhall, courtesy of goals from Phil Silver (3), Barry Silkman, Steve Krieger, Mark Kingston and Nigel Conway. Brian Deal scored Clayhall’s consolation.

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Brand puts Lions into Vets final

February 5, 2009

Charlton Rangers 1
London Maccabi Lions Masters 2

Goals from Adam Brand and Warren Leader put London Maccabi Lions Masters into the London FA Vets Cup Sunday section final after they beat Charlton Rangers 2-1.

The visitors forged ahead after 18 minutes when the influential Leader fired a free-kick through the wall and into the net.

Charlton, who had hit the bar twice, equalised 20 minutes from time following a mix-up in the Lions defence.

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Harmen are held, but it's Ziggy who’s in big bother

By Craig Silver, February 5, 2009

North West Neasden C 4
Southgate Harmen A 4

An 83rd-minute equaliser from Steve Bloom kept Neasden within five points of leaders Harmen following an eight-goal thriller at Bricket Wood.

The game panned out like a cup tie, taking many twists and turns in an exhausting 90 minutes.

Paul Andrews, Mark Simons and Ben Wulwik were also on target for the home side, while Lloyd Becker, Alex Bourne, James Sandler and Dan Beckwith replied for Harmen who are now four points clear at the top of the table.

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Hap-hazard

February 5, 2009

Josh Kennet finished with a runners-up medal as Hapoel Beersheba beat Maccabi Herzliya 1-0 to land the National League Toto Cup.

An extra-time strike from Dudi Fadlon separated the teams at the Winter Stadium in Ramat Gan.

Maccabi Netanya coach Lothar Matthaus has been suspended for one match after being found guilty of swearing at an assistant-referee during last month’s match against Hapoel Tel Aviv.

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Sloma joins Chelmsford

By Craig Silver, February 5, 2009

Sam Sloma has joined Conference League South promotion hopefuls Chelmsford City for the rest of the season.

The former Wimbledon youth team player recently left Grays Athletic and could sign a long-term deal if City get promoted.

Sloma, 26, rejected two offers to stay in the Conference Premier and opted to join the part-timers so he could concentrate on other business projects.

“Chelmsford are an ambitious club, going in the right direction and I am very happy to be here,” said Sloma. He hopes to make his debut against Eastleigh tomorrow.

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Israel on a mission

By Simon Griver, February 5, 2009

Israel will start as underdogs when they take on the Ukraine in the Federation Cup Tier II first round, beginning tomorrow in Kharkhov.

Shahar Peer has slipped to 48 in the WTA rankings after losing in the first round of the Australian Open while 35- year-old Tzipi Obziler has slipped down to 166. They face an uphill struggle against the Bondarenko sisters, Alona (31) and Kateryna (50), as well as Mriya Koryttseva (84).

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King Keterman puts Neasden in last four

By Craig Silver, February 5, 2009

Two goals from Tony Keterman helped North West Neasden A come from behind to reach the London FA Sunday Challenge Cup semi-finals for the first time.

Keterman’s double helped the JC MSFL Premier Division leaders beat Panthea 2-1 at Cheshunt FC.

Joint-manager Jamie Cole said: “Most of their team represent their Greek-Cypriot League who won the competition last year. It just shows how far Neasden as a club have come this season. We had to battle at times, harder then we ever had this season.”

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