FA Cup

A season of pain for Israel's finest

By Danny Caro, May 26, 2011

Season 2010/11 was a forgettable one for the Israeli contingent in the Premiership. Avram Grant's trials and tribulations have been well documented here after taking West Ham down.

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Tamir Cohen's Bolton Cup joy

By Simon Griver, January 13, 2011

Tamir Cohen made his first start of the season for Bolton in the 2-0 FA Cup victory over Conference side York at the Reebok, less than 48 hours after returning from Israel where he was mourning the death of his father, Avi.

The Israeli midfielder played an hour of the third round tie. He said: "I hadn't trained for two and a half weeks so did well to last an hour."

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Cohen back to help Trotters progress in FA Cup

By Simon Griver, January 11, 2011

Tamir Cohen made his first start of the season for Bolton in the 2-0 FA Cup victory over Conference side York at the Reebok, less than 48 hours after returning from Israel where he was mourning the death of his father, Avi.

The Israeli midfielder played an hour of the third round tie before being substituted by manager Owen Coyle.

“Considering I hadn't done any training for two and a half weeks, I did well to last an hour.

“I got a great reception. The crowd cheered when my name was read out before the game, and they applauded me when I came off.

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Neasden crash out of FA Cup

By Danny Caro, November 22, 2010

Neasden’s dream of reaching Anfield are over for another season as they were eventually well beaten by Comet Sports in a lunchtime kick-off at Hadley FC.

A talented young side who won last year’s Berkhamsted Sunday League, Neasden refused to give Comet Sports any time on the ball early on, and their ploy of having three men in the centre harrying the opposition gave Neasden the early edge.

Pressure told on 20 minutes when a Jake Gottlieb floated free-kick from the right was headed against the bar by Lee Cash before being headed back into his own net by a Comet Sports defender.

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Neasden's nine-men out of FA Cup

By Danny Caro, February 4, 2010

North West Neasden’s dreams of becoming the first Jewish team to win the Sunday FA Cup were quashed as they lost a 10-goal thriller against Sungate in the last 16.

Having lost in the LFA Sunday Challenge Cup last week, NWN let slip a 2-0 and 4-2 lead in a tie they finished with nine men.

James Gershfield, Lee Cash, Danny Daggers and an own goal accounted for the NWN goals. Jake Gottlieb and Tony Keterman were sent off. Neasden received in the region of £1,700 for their cup run.

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Antisemitism row at Sunday FA Cup

By Danny Caro, February 4, 2010

A Sunday FA Cup match ended in chaos after a player was sent off for protesting that he had been racially abused.

MSFL Premier Division North West Neasden A are to be reported to the FA after players rounded on the referee for not taking action over striker Tony Keterman’s claim that he was called a “****** nosed ****”.

It came on the same day another team playing non-Jewish opposition were subjected to racial abuse during a Herts Senior League game.

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FC Team reach quarter-finals of London cup

December 17, 2009

FC Team reached the quarter-finals of the London FA Cup for the first time after beating Brampton Park 7-1.

They put the Essex Housing League champions to the sword in Harrow courtesy of goals from Laurence Judah, Jonny Breger and Richard Salmon were among the scorers. Irvine Howson (3) and substitute Kieran Curry Allen completed the scoring.

Mitch Young, the FC Team manager, said: “This was a stunning performance. We forced this team to capitulate with our spirit and organisation. Everyone in the squad believes that we can reach the final.

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Wingate progress in FA Cup

By Paul Lerman, September 16, 2009

Maccabiah star Craig Ellis and Jake Furman helped Wingate & Finchley win an enthralling FA Cup replay against local rivals Northwood at Summers Lane.

The victory set up a second qualifying round tie at home to Aylesbury on September 26, where victory would equal the club record run.

It was Northwood who came out of the blocks first, and after early pressure, where they missed three good chances, the Blues finally found their feet and played their way back into the game.

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Sloma’s in the dark

By Danny Caro, November 20, 2008

Grays midfielder Sam Sloma had his goal celebrations cut short in a first round replay when a floodlight failure forced the match to be abandoned.

Sloma, 26, opened the scoring against Carlisle United after 20 minutes but then the lights at the New Rec ground failed. "It was a very strange feeling," he said. "The FA history books will probably chalk the goal off but I'm still going to count it."

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Nwankwo Kanu is confirmed a hero in Israel and Africa — as well as Portsmouth

By Candice Krieger, May 22, 2008

Nigerian football star Nwankwo Kanu has had quite a week. Just two days after scoring Portsmouth’s winning goal in last Saturday’s FA Cup final victory over Cardiff, Kanu was back on the pitch raising funds for the Kanu Heart Foundation, a charity that helps send African children to Israel for life-saving heart operations.

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