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MAL close in on treble dream

By Danny Caro, August 19, 2008

The first semi-final of the Barratts Maccabi Sunday League playoffs took place on Sunday, with Casual Nomads taking on MAL at Old Camdenians.

On a pitch that looked relatively lively, MAL skipper Mark Landau opted to bat to take advantage of good overhead conditions and a strong batting line up. The decision looked to have backfired early on as MAL slipped to 76-6 inside the first 20 overs, with only Yoav Lebens showing any resistance, his 35 including some crisp hitting.


Captain Colmans keeps LMV in title contention

By Danny Caro, August 18, 2008

A captain's knock of 81 from Jerome Colmans proved decisive as London Maccabi Vale 1st maintained their Middlesex Sunday League Division One title hopes with a hard fought 16-run victory over Belmont & Edgware.


GB rower West takes silver

By Graham Morrison, August 18, 2008

Josh West, the only Jewish athlete in the Great Britain squad, helped the men's eight to silver in Beijing.

West, who was part of the men's eight who finished in ninth place in Athens, said: "We were out there racing for the gold, but silver is still amazing. It's a very different experience being out there at the top rather than at the bottom."

Originally from Santa Fe, USA, the 31-year-old, who helped Cambridge to two Varsity race victories, steered the team to a second place podium finish as they crossed the line behind Canada.


FC Team A win seven-goal thriller

By Danny Caro, August 18, 2008

One of the most eagarly anticipated friendly games took place at Elmbridge Sports Centre in Essex leaving the supporters going home seeing an action packed game.

The match started evenly with both teams having a feel for each other but it was the away side who drew first blood after a failed clearance by Marks giving FC Team the chance to cross the ball in sweetly and Adam Rones rose the highest and nodded the ball in to take the lead.


Lions start season in style

By Danny Caro, August 18, 2008

London Lions put on a scintillating show of attacking football in the first half of their opening Herts Senior County League Premier Division fixture, running out 4-1 winners against Sandridge Rovers at Rowley Lane on Saturday.


Four-midable Wingate start in style

By Paul Lerman, August 18, 2008

Ryman League Division One North

Great Wakering Rovers 1 Wingate & Finchley 4 

Wingate & Finchley started the 2008/09 season in style with a fantastic away victory at Great Wakering Rovers, scoring four goals in the process. The win however was not as comprehensive as the scoreline suggested as Wakering put up a strong fight, but clinical finishing and composure separated the teams.


Lions get cuffed

By Danny Caro, August 15, 2008

Potter Bar Charity Cup
London Lions 0 Cuffley 1

An unfortunate lapse of concentration at a set-piece, a lack of composure in front of goal and not having any lady luck of their side were all the components compounded together as the Lions lost 1-0 to Cuffley in the Potters Bar Charity Cup.

The Lions played some lovely football at times and were the better side for vast periods of the game but just couldn't turn the excellent possession they had into goals.


Wingate keeping the faith as Sacks shows his class

By Craig Silver, August 15, 2008

Former Manchester United academy player Michael Sacks believes exciting times lie ahead at Wingate & Finchley as the team prepares to start their new campaign in the Ryman League Division One North at Great Wakering Rovers tomorrow.

The 20-year-old centre back recently moved to London due to work commitments. Upon leaving FC United during the summer, he had his heart set on joining the Abrahams Stadium club: "As soon as I found out I was moving to London, my first phone call was to manager Michael Stone, even before telling my old man.


Lions boss demands good show

By Danny Caro, August 15, 2008

London Lions manager Tony Gold believes his troops are well equipped to improve on last season's disappointing seventh place finish as their Herts Senior County League Premier Division campaign kicks off on Saturday.

Gold's men completed their preparations on Tuesday night when they took on Cuffley in the Potters Bar Charity Cup, a competition they reached the semi-finals of last season.


Greenberg’s fighting chance

By Barry Toberman, August 15, 2008

Roman Greenberg will be heading for the big time if wins his IBF North American heavyweight title bout against American Cedric Boswell in Atlanta on August 29.

Maidenhead-based Greenberg has been out of the ring since he stretched his 100 per cent record to 27 victories with a points win over Colin Kenna in London last October.

His absence has been partly due to surgery on a troublesome right hand, which Greenberg said had been successful. "I can really punch with it now."