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Cup kings Neasden sink The Ship

By Danny Caro, February 18, 2009

Strikes from Alex Bowman, Bruno Frankel and Ryan Sher put North West Neasden B into the semi-finals of the London FA Sunday Junior Cup after they beat The Ship 3-1.

Joint-manager Sammy Carr said: “This is a huge achievement. Let’s just hope we can take our cup form into the league and gain promotion to the Premier Division.”

Nick Collins, Ashley Davidson and an own goal earned Maccabi Masters a tie against Leeds Maccabi as they beat Montana Boca United B 3-1 in the Peter Morrison Trophy.


Republic on the up

February 18, 2009

MJSL Three goals from Stuart Goldwater lifted Republic of Mancunia off the foot of the Joan Collins Premier

Division as they traded places with Westdene Reserves. Rick Stark, Jamie Lyons and Mike Hirshman wrapped up a 6-1 victory.

South Manchester Maccabi 2nd and Roy’s Rovers drew 5-5. Steve Blankstone (2), Simon Mattison (2) and Rob Sciama scored for South while Alan Nesbit (2), Joseph Man, Mike Gastwirth and own goal accounted for the Rovers goals.



February 18, 2009

A hat-trick from Alex Jacobs earned a depleted Brady Maccabi Under 15 team to a 6-4 win over Watford Friendly League Yellow Division table-toppers London Colney Colts.

With five players on a school skiing trip, Brady put out a threadbare squad but played what manager Barry Warren described as their “best football since their formation 18 months ago”.

Jacobs opened the scoring on 10 minutes and added goals two and four

Leading 4-2 at half time, Brady did pushed on in the second half with James Michelson (2) and a first-ever goal from Bradley Lander.


Net gains

February 18, 2009

Three schools claimed silverware at the Maccabi GB Secondary Schools Boys Basketball tournament at JFS.

Hasmonean were the star attraction in the Year 11 competition. They beat JFS and Immanuel College along the way. JFS finished second by virtue of beating Immanuel.

King Solomon edged home in the Years Nine and 10 event. The Essex school pipped Immanuel to the post courtesy of a single basket victory. Hasmonean finished in third.


Matt finish

February 18, 2009

Pinner JFC 2
St. Albans City 1

Two goals from Matt Lubel gave Pinner JFC Under 16s a 2-1 win over St. Albans Rangers in the Watford Friendly League Yellow Division.

Pinner forged ahead after 20 minutes when Toby Leaman’s free-kick hit the bar, allowing Lubel to tuck home the rebound.

St. Albans equalised on the stroke of half time but Pinner were not to be outdone and Lubel produced an excellent finish from a Ryan Taylor through ball.

Pinner held firm in the closing stages with keeper Jack Shulman pulling off several fine saves.


Great Care

February 18, 2009

Saul Green (2), Daniel Wright and Matthew Niman scored as Redbridge Jewish Care A maintained their title hopes with a 4-2 win over Hendon Hawks in the Under 14 Division.

Goals from Liam Davis (2) and Daniel Wexler helped RJC Under 12 reached the third round of the Woody’s Cup after beating Alyth Belsize White 3-2 in extra time. Daniel Joseph and Nicky Copper struck for Alyth.


Blues claim impressive away win

February 18, 2009

Ryman League Division One North:
Cheshunt 0
Wingate & Finchley 1

Wingate & Finchley returned to winning ways with a very tough away win at fellow playoff hopefuls Cheshunt. Cheshunt had the first chance of the game when Ashley Taylor-Forbes was put through on goal but his shot was blocked by Gavin King. The rebound fell to Ola Akinnawo but off-balance, he scooped the ball over the bar.


Law stands tall to send Montana through

By Richard Jaye, February 18, 2009

Peter Morrison Trophy Round Three:
Brady Maccabi 0
Montana Boca United A 2

A magnificent display from Montana keeper Ben Law helped send the Premier Division outfit through to the next round of the Peter Morrison Trophy.

Law was sensational as he made five top-class saves in the second half.

This was never going to be an easy tie for Montana as Brady fielded an experienced side including ex-Neasden favourites Lee Platt and Josh Rosenfeld.


Unlucky Lions beaten in extra time

February 18, 2009

Herts Senior Centenary Cup Semi-Final:
Hoddesdon Town 3
London Lions 2 AET

It was a case of so close yet so far as London Lions were defeated 3-2 by Hoddesdon Town in the last couple of minutes of extra-time.

Other than the first 30 minutes of the game, this was a match Lions dominated in terms of possession, chances and fitness. Harsh lessons can be learned against opposition from higher leagues and Lions will have learned a lot about themselves after this match.


Three points, three goals, 3G for Raiders

By Rob Samuelson, February 18, 2009

NL Raiders B 3
NW Neasden C 0

North London Raiders B laid down a promotion gauntlet to their Division Two rivals with a dominant 3-0 victory over rivals Neasden C on the third-generation pitch at Brunel University, Uxbridge.

After a pulsating first half Raiders clinched victory with three goals in twenty minutes leaving Neasden shell-shocked and Raiders jubilant.

Coming off the back of a hard-fought 1-0 win over Rapid Banta two weeks previously, L’Orange made it two clean sheets in a row, with a display full of poise, craft and determination.