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Bs sting the As in FC Team derby

By Ben Simon, November 11, 2008

FC Team B caused one of the shocks of the day as they ended their A team's 100 perfect record in a five-goal thriller.

The B team came into this game on a three-game winning streak but that was nothing compared to the A teams highly impressive 100 per cent start in their first eight league games of the season.

However, the As will be the first to admit that the closest they had come to losing in those eight games was the first meeting with the B team where they held on to their one goal lead under immense pressure for the final 30 minutes.


Lions show style

November 11, 2008

London Lions 4 Standon & Puckeridge 2

London Lions turned on the style once again as they beat 4th placed Standon & Puckeridge 4-2 at Rowley Lane.

When the Lions are good they are very good and if they can just fine tune their possession and passing of the ball to a far more consistent level then they could be exceptional.

The first 25 minutes was a little disjointed as both teams looked to get a foot hold on the game. It was the visitors that drew first blood with an Adam Myeroff own goal giving them the lead.


Knights are top

November 11, 2008

JC MSFL Div 4: Pinner JFC 1 East London Knights 3

A brace from player-manager James Ryan and Justin Bell helped the Knights go clear at the top of the table.

The latest instalment of the Knights debut season took them to the Roger Bannister Playing Fields to take on struggling Pinner JFC.


Raiders finally hit an immovable object

By Jeremy Silverstone, November 11, 2008

On a dramatic day in the Maccabi Masters League, the seemingly irresistible force that was North London Raiders finally hit an immovable object as they went down 4-0 to last year's double winners, Brady A, with Laurence Beck (2), Scott Ansher and Marc Herman obliterating Raiders' unbeaten record and prompting Brady's manager Danny Collins to proclaim that "We're back! And we're not giving up our title without a fight!"


GB start in style

By Harvey Ackerman, November 6, 2008

Maccabi GB Masters (Over 45s) opened their four-match Tour of Israel campaign with a hard fought victory over Maccabi Buenos Aires.

Having dominated the opening exchanges, MGB fell behind after 17 minutes. Tony Platman levelled things up just past the half hour mark after Marc Morris had flicked on a free-kick. Morris turned the game on its head three minutes later, lifting the ball over the advancing keeper from a Phil Smith free-kick. Ian Leader came close to adding a third but his shot cannoned inches wide.


Redbridge kids progress in cup

November 6, 2008

Four goals from Saul Green eased Redbridge Jewish Care A into the next round of the Woody's Under 14 Cup after they beat HIS United 5-2. Matthew Niman scored the other.

 Natanel Rubin (3), Ari Rogonitzky and Kovi Rubinstein struck as HISHU A Blue beat Alyth Belsize B in the Junior National Under 11 Cup.


Lions pay penalty as Neasden go 10 points clear

By Craig Silver, November 6, 2008

A late penalty from Lee Cash eased North West Neasden A 10 points clear at the top of the Premier Division following a 2-1 win over London Maccabi Lions A. Dan Green had given the Lions an early lead before Daniel Stanton levelled on the stroke of half time. Cash's winner was his 12th league goal of the campaign.

Ashley Rubin and Alex Lishak were on target as Glenthorne United A won a relegation six-pointer against Montana Boca United A 2-1.


Uni boys clean up

November 6, 2008

Leeds J-Uni went three points clear at the top after beating Manchester Maccabi 4th 3-0, courtesy of strikes from Adam Blin, Josh Rubin and Jamie Cooper.

Roy's Rovers upstaged Westdene 1st 6-5 thanks to strikes from Leon Huller (2), Mike Gastwirth (2), Jonny Kennedy-Berens and Daniel Feldman.

Mick Kohn led the way with a treble as third-placed Oakhill Lions maintained their title push with a 9-3 demolition of Westdene Reserves. Doron Portnoi (2), Yishai Last (2), Jonny Ison and Daniel Cohen completed the rout.


Lewis keeps Faith in cup

By Craig Silver, November 6, 2008

A hat-trick from Faithfold's Ben Lewis helped the former cup winners come from a goal down to beat Premier Division rivals Bafana Bafana in the first round of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup.

Paul Lenchner and Matty Kleinman also scored for the Greens in a tie in which Bafana's Adam Lawrence had twice equalised for the visitors.

A thrilling contest started with both sets of players struggling to impose themselves on the game as footing on a slippery surface proved tricky.


Net loss

By Simon Griver, November 6, 2008

Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram have withdrawn from next week's Shanghai Masters tournament for the world's top eight men's doubles.

Erlich has not recovered from an elbow injury that has sidelined him since September and there are reports that he will fly to the US to see a leading specialist and possibly undergo surgery in the coming weeks.

"This is very frustrating," said Erlich. "I told Andy how sorry I am. I thought the pain in my elbow would keep me out for a week or two but it is now looking like something more serious."