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Westdene top table

October 17, 2008

Goals from Andy Cowan and Rafi Hasid helped leaders Westdene 1st beat Westdene Reserves 2-1. Phil Wingate replied.

Two late goals earned Roy's Rovers a 3-3 draw against Crumpsall 1st. Mike Gastwirth, Leon Huller and Tal Marcus netted for Rovers. Natan Fagelman, Aaron Black and Matt Jacobs were the Crumpsall scorers.

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Raiders go goal crazy

October 17, 2008

North London Raiders maintained their three-point lead at the top of Division One after thumping former winners London Maccabi Lions A 9-1. Ashley Davidson (3), Richard Sacks (3), Dean Schulberg, Amir Wagenstein and Neville Roach did the damage. Andy Miller claimed Lions' consolation.

Davidson said: "Things are going well but we mustn't get carried away."

Glenthorne United A hammered EDRS Stonegrove 7-1 courtesy of Jason Levy (3), Adam Lennard (2) and Greg Morris (2). Jacob Namer scored EDRS's consolation from the spot.

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Lothar stays put

October 17, 2008

Maccabi Netanya boss Lothar Matthaus threatened to quit last week, even though his team are top of the Israeli Premier Division.

He was furious after being detained at Ben Gurion Airport for two hours when returning from a holiday in Spain because he had still not been issued with a work permit. Matthaus received the permit on Sunday after the intervention of Netanya Mayor, Miriam Feirberg-Ikar.

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Ram nets 14th title

By Simon Griver, October 17, 2008

Israel's Andy Ram teamed up with Max Mirnyi of Belarus to win the men's doubles at the Bank of Austria Trophy tournament in Vienna.

The victory was Ram's 14th in doubles competition, though the straight-sets win over Philipp Petzschner and Alexander Peyer was the first time he has played without Jonathan Erlich in a tournament since winning the Indianapolis title with Croatia's Mario Ancic in 2003.

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Welsh Euro-flop spoils Jacobson’s comeback party

By Danny Caro, October 17, 2008

Joe Jacobson was this week reflecting on one of the biggest disappointments of his career after Wales Under 21s missed out on a place in next summer's Euro Championships.

Returning from a five-month spell on the sidelines after tearing his medial ligament in pre-season, left-back Jacobson was unable to help Brian Flynn's men overturn a first leg deficit, though they came close to forcing extra time at Villa Park.

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What a giveaway

By Simon Griver, October 17, 2008

Israel missed the chance to go top of their World Cup qualifying group when they conceded a last-minute goal in Latvia on Wednesday night.

Captain Yossi Benayoun had put Israel ahead but the visitors' failure to claim maximum points in a match they dominated could cost them dearly as they strive to reach the finals for the first time in 40 years.

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JC MSFL Matchday 7 Preview

By Danny Caro, October 17, 2008
There are some great games in store this weekend including Glenthorne United A and Faithfold A.

LONDON INTERMEDIATE CUP ROUND TWO

DOCKLANDS FC vs CHIGWELL ATHLETIC A

A 9-0 victory over your neighbours was the best possible victory for this game. Russell Green's midas touch is finally rubbing off on the Chigs.

Adam Hakimi was the star man. From his holding role in central midfield, he popped up with two goals against Glenthorne last week and ensured that the Thornes didn't get a look in.

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Israel Under 21 hold Italy

By Simon Griver, October 16, 2008

Israel held Italy to a goalless draw in Ancona in the first leg of their UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-off. The second leg will be on Wednesday night at Tel Aviv's Bloomfield Stadium as Israel's seeks to reach the finals in Sweden next summer.

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Not so easy in Luxembourg

By Simon Griver, October 16, 2008

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Fresh Salmon helps Team topple Wood

By Richard Jaye, October 16, 2008

FC Team A 5-2 AC Cricklewood

A hat-trick from Richard Salmon plus two from Adam Goldsmith helped FC Team maintain their grip on the Division Three title race as they claimed a deserved victory over AC Cricklewood.

The match was played in a tremendous spirit with only 10 free-kicks in the whole game. It was over as a contest inside the first 18 minutes as Team raced to a four-goal lead.

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