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Gaydamak confusion goes on

By Simon Griver, October 2, 2008

 The gradual demise of the Gaydamak family empire, together Portsmouth's announcement that their owner would listen to the "right offer" to sell following reports about the club's mounting losses, may be seen to add weight to claims that the club is, in fact, owned by Arkady Gaydamak and not his son, Alexandre.


Cool Dudi makes his point with stunning display

By Simon Griver, October 2, 2008

Overlooked for selection in Beijing, Dudi Sela reached the final of the China Open before succumbing to former world No. 1 Andy Roddick.

Sela had controversially been denied the chance to compete in the Beijing Olympics by the Israel Olympic Committee because he was not ranked in the top 50. Last week, when he finally made it to Beijing, he emphatically showed them the error of their decision with the best tennis of his career.


Formidable Lions stay top

September 29, 2008

HSCL Prem Div: London Lions 4 Baldock Town 1

Scintillating is the best way to sum up Lions 4-1 win over newly promoted Division one Champions Baldock Town at Rowley Lane.

In what could arguably be their best performance of the season so far, the football played was easy on the eye and a joy to watch and highlighted just how potentially good this side could become.


Norstar put in a five star performance

September 29, 2008
UJS Norstar 5

Kenningwell United 2

Norstar defied their reputation as a 'first-half' team by putting in a five-star performance against London & Kent Border Inter One outfit Kenningwell FC on a sun-drenched morning at Hatch End.


Dan Geey's up the Oaks

September 29, 2008
JC MSFL Division One

Hendon Utd B 2 Oakwood EDRS 3

Playing his first game of the season, Dan Geey returned to the Oakwood side to provide the inspiration for a dramatic win at Hendon's Barnet Copthall. Driving the side on with power, determination and sheer grit, Geey set about overturning a 2-0 deficit and urging the Oaks onto a first and crucial victory.


Bloom keeps Neasden in pole position

By Craig Silver, September 29, 2008

North West Neasden C 2
North London Raiders B 2

A brace from Steve Bloom helped North West Neasden C come from behind twice as they earned a draw against title rivals North London Raiders B in a fierce Division Two battle at Bricket Wood.

The rivalry between the teams, who finished first and second in Division Three last season, was as fierce as ever. Having pipped Neasden to the title in May, Raiders went into the game with a psychological edge but it was match that was going to be hard to find a winner.


Konzon double helps knights hit Hendon for six

September 29, 2008

Hendon Hawks 1-6 East London Knights

Konzon "4, "73

Forest "14

West "36

Ryan "70

Winehouse "82

East London Knights were biting at the bit to get out on the pitch and put right what they got so wrong last weekend. Two goals from in form starlet Michael Konzon and singles for James Ryan, Zach Forest, Michael Winehouse and Matt West saw the knights hit the hawkes for six.


Two go through as Maccabi boys fly flag

By Craig Silver, September 26, 2008

Two Maccabi League teams have reached the third round of the London FA Sunday Intermediate Cup.

Montana Boca United A won their debut match in the competition with Trevor Henen (2) and Gary Cohen on target in a 3-1 victory. Joint-manager Elan Ovits said: "We stepped up a gear in the second half, beating a formidable opposition with three very well taken goals."

They meet Clapton Rangers or Shoots & Leaves in round three.

Michael Fields and Paul Lenchner steered Faithfold A past Cool Oak Rangers in a 2-1 win.


Stanmore pair boost Twenty20 vision

By Danny Caro, September 26, 2008

Two Jewish players have helped Stanmore reach the national club Twenty20 finals.

Captained by Marc Reingold, the ECB Middlesex County Premier League club beat favourites Bromley in the semi-finals before overcoming Ashford in a thrilling regional final at the St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury. They also took the scalps of Middlesex League rivals Finchley and Ealing in the preliminary stages with Reingold receiving the South East Counties Cup and a cheque for £6,500.


Brits look for a first-class return

By Danny Caro, September 25, 2008

Three first-class players will spearhead Team Great Britain's open cricket challenge at next summer's Maccabiah Games in Israel.

Manager Nigel Rothband has named a 13-man squad. Under Rothband, GB claimed bronze in the 2005 Games and he is confident that they can push holders South Africa and Australia all the way. The third place finish was GB's first cricket medal for 16 years.