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Lions still contenders for MSFL title

By James Martin, January 28, 2010

LONDON MACCABI LIONS A 3-1 HENDON UNITED A

Lions showed they are still contenders for the Premier Division title after a rusty-looking Hendon were put to the sword by Max Fieldgrass, Yoav Lebens and Mike Pearson.

An even opening half-hour saw Avidan Last, alone up front, shoot just wide for Hendon whilst Avi Schwarz’s curling shot was palmed away by Danny Berliner at the other end, before the Lions took the lead just before half-time. Fieldgrass received a through ball from Sam Arghebant and clipped past Berliner at his near post.

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Faithfold cling to top spot in MSFL

By Danny Caro, January 28, 2010

Faithfold A came from 3-1 down to remain joint top of the Premier Division after beating basement battlers Glenthorne United A 5-3. Paul Lenchner (2), Daryl Phillips, James Taylor and Alex Taylor were the scorers for Faithfold.

Strikes from Nick Astaire, David Dinkin and Jonathan Green helped London Maccabi Lions B’s beat Hendon United B 3-1.

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Neasden blame injury for poor cup performance

By Danny Caro, January 28, 2010

North West Neasden A boss Jamie Cole blamed poor fitness for a defeat which dashed their hopes of becoming the first Maccabi League team to win five cups in a season.

Last season’s double winners suffered their first defeat of the campaign as they were eliminated from the London Challenge Cup, losing 3-1 to Vista in the third round. Lee Cash scored for Neasden.

Cole said: “Even though we lacked in terms of fitness due to a lack of games, we still had the chances.

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Raiders reach the quarter-finals

By Danny Caro, January 21, 2010

Hat-tricks from Jacob Gold and supersub Igal Yahya eased North London Raiders A into the last quarter-finals of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup after they thumped Temple Fortune 8-1. Jonny Blain and Dan Sanford were also on target. Rob Benson claimed Fortune’s consolation from 35 yards.

Mike Pearson (3) and Lee Bibring (2) lifted London Maccabi Lions A joint-top of the JC MSFL Premier Division with a 5-2 win over London Maccabi Lions B. James Gold and Dan Levy replied.

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Maccabi boss: Don't abandon matches

By Danny Caro, January 7, 2010

The chairman of the JC Maccabi Southern Football League has pleaded with teams to ensure that the season is completed.

After another 12 matches fell victim to the weather last weekend, David Wolff described the situation as “a bit of a nightmare”. And in true Delia Smith style, he made an, albeit more measured, rallying call to players to postpone matches only as a last resort.

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When the season re-starts we’ll all be playing catch-up

By Danny Caro, December 30, 2009

Maccabi League footballers return to action after the two-week winter break. Managers across the MSFL hope that their players return with no sign of a hangover or over-indulgence as a result of end-of-year celebrations.

As the oldest representative present at the North London Raiders Chanucah party, I made sure that the players were on their best behaviour. It was Diet Cokes all round although it’s clear that B team manager Rob Richman was a bit more daring during his recent stag weekend in Tenerife where he spent one day dressed up as Mickey Mouse.

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Bafana Bafana quit MSFL

By Danny Caro and James Martin, December 23, 2009

Premier Division Bafana Bafana have become the fourth team to fold this season, with player-manager Adam Gishen reluctantly pulling out the MSFL side because he was “struggling to field a team”.

The club, which finished seventh last year, were lying second bottom with a win and draw from six games. And Gishen admitted this week: “It’s stopped being fun.”

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North West Neasden through to quarter-finals

By Danny Caro, December 17, 2009

North West Neasden A stormed into the quarter-finals of the Sunday FA Cup after beating Bungay Town 3-1.

TJ Keterman, Andy Glynne and an own goal moved them to within three games of the final at Anfield.

Neasden joint-manager Jamie Cole said: “I’m very proud the way in which we competed and handled themselves through the game.

Redbridge Jewish Care A won the all-MSFL tie in the London FA Sunday Intermediate Cup after beating UJS Norstar A 6-2. Daran Bern (2), Lewis Walker (2), Steve Summers and Sam McCarthy were their marksmen.

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Summers can’t come late enough for RJC

By Danny Caro, November 26, 2009

Four goals from Steve Summers eased Redbridge Jewish Care A into the second round of the Peter Morrison at the expense of Rapid Banta. Steve Gevertz, Adam Stolerman and Lewis Walker wrapped up a 7-0 victory.

London Maccabi Lions A went joint-top of the JC MSFL Premier Division with a 4-1 win at Glenthorne United A. Lee Bibring (2), Louis Basger and Mike Pearson were the scorers.

David Lederman (2), Paul Lenchner (2) and Matty Kleiman helped Faithfold A come from behind to beat South Manx 5-4. Kane Swerner (3) and Shai David replied.

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Woodford Wanderers ease past ZigZag

By James Martin, November 26, 2009

Zig Zag 0-3 Woodford Wanderers

A virtuoso performance from Maccabiah starlet Mitch Hahn helped JC MSFL Division Three title hopefuls Woodford Wanderers past Zig Zag.

Played in terrible conditions, which included a second half hailstorm that forced referee Nigel Burns to half proceedings temporarily, the match featured some moments of real class from Hahn who rarely gave the ball away and capped off a memorable display with a thunderous goal.

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