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Lions maintain winning ways

By Danny Caro, September 3, 2009

London Lions remain joint top of the Herts County Senior League Premier Division table with the systematic dismantling of Mill End Sports, winning 3-0 at Clarence Park.

Goals by Adam Stolerman, Ben Lampert and Ben Ellis saw off the spirited resistance of the visitors who had their goalkeeper to thank for keeping the scoreline respectable.

Lions came close on 12 minutes when Lee Cash drove in from the right only to see his shot fly wide of the near post. Mill End’s keeper then smothered the ball as Adam Stolerman tried to round him

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MSFL preview: Premier Division

By Danny Caro, September 3, 2009

Targeting a third consecutive Premier Division title, North West Neasden A start the campaign as favourites.

The addition of Maccabiah star James Gershfield and Mancunian Kyle Bentwood means they should not be hard-hit by the loss of Ricky Kennet and Lee Bibring, who have returned to London Maccabi Lions A after one season.

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MSFL: Top summer signings

September 3, 2009

Paul Hakim (unaffiliated - Brady Maccabi)

James Gershfield (USA university scholarship to NW Neasden A)

Adam Stolerman (NW Neasden A to Redbridge Jewish Care A)

Lewis Walker (Glenthorne United A to Redbridge Jewish Care A)

Steve Faye (Glenthorne United A to Redbridge Jewish Care B)

Yoni Raeburn (Faithfold A to Montana Boca United B)

Ben Law (Montana Boca United A to Faithfold A)

Jonny Kaye (Bafana Bafana to UJS Norstar A)

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MSFL fixtures

September 3, 2009

Premier Division
Hendon United A vs Faithfold A, London Maccabi Lions A vs Hendon United B, North West Neasden A vs Glenthorne United A, South Manx A vs London Maccabi
Lions B

Division One
Montana Boca United A vs Red Sea, North London Raiders A vs North West Neasden B, Southgate Harmen A vs Camden Park

Division Two
FC Team A vs Faithfold B, Holy Mount Zion vs Southgate Harmen B, North London Raiders B vs London Maccabi Lions C, Rapid Banta vs FC Team B

Division Three

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MSFL preview: Division One

By Danny Caro, September 3, 2009

Big spending Brady Maccabi and Montana Boca United A look like the teams to beat this season.

Under new manager Simon Hakim, Brady have bolstered their squad with a triple raid of Division One rivals North West Neasden B.

In has come Yoni Sidi, Adam Harvey, Mark Meltzer and Rob Lerner. There are also rumours that Team GB hotshot Paul Hakim, the manager’s son, will play a part in the campaign.

GB’s top-scorer at the Maccabiah, his presence could arguably be the difference between a top four finish and the title.

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MSFL preview: Division Two

By Danny Caro, September 2, 2009

Chigwell Athletic begin the season boasting a clutch of players proven at Premier Division level. Whoever finishes above them is likely to be crowned champions.

Founded in 2001 by Richard Slater, Daniel Castle, Glenn Davis, Darren Morris, Russell Yershon and Steve Summers, the Chigs still hold the record of reaching the top-flight in only four seasons, winning three league titles along the way.

Keeper Neil Lawson is aiming for the most shutouts and with the rock-solid pairing of Jon Raven and Jon Swead in front of him, opposition strikeforces will have their work cut out.

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MSFL preview: Division Four

By Danny Caro, August 27, 2009

Four new clubs have joined the Maccabi League with Blizzard Storm and Jewventus promising big things.

Managed by Simon Linden, the former Essex Wanderers and UJIA midfield maestro, Blizzard Storm could be the team to beat. Set up by Seb Vandemolen and Nick Rubin, Linden will work with a group of players, most of whom were successful in the guise of Southend Jewish Youth Club. The manager said: “I’m very confident that we have a good squad of players capable of doing very well.”

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MSFL preview: Division Three

By Danny Caro, August 27, 2009

Last season’s Division Four champions Woodford Wanderers will be the team to beat in Division Three, although UJS Norstar A, Montana Boca United B and Catford & Bromley Maccabi will have a thing or two to say about that.

Holding on to Team GB Maccabiah star Mitch Hahn has been priority for Woodford boss Alex Aviram.

Hahn scored in every game he played last season and was prolific for Team GB in the pre-Maccabiah friendlies.

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London Lions beat Croxley to go top

August 25, 2009

LONDON LIONS 3
CROXLEY GUILD 1

A hat-trick of wins saw Lions go joint top of the Herts County Premier League with goals from Daniel Levenfiche, Adam Stolerman and Ben Lauffer.

Lions played their first game away from Rowley Lane on Saturday and continued their impressive start to the season with a well deserved 3-1 win over Croxley Guild.

With Guy Morris and Danny Berg unavailable, Tony Gold’s men started brightly at the guild and took charge of the game early on.

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London Lions second win against Met Police

By Danny Caro, August 21, 2009

LONDON LIONS 3
MET POLICE BUSHEY 2

London Lions made it two out of two as they came from a goal down to win 3-2 against last season’s Herts Senior County League champions Met Police Bushey.

Adam Stolerman and a brace from once again man-of-the-match Lee Cash ensured victory at Rowley Lane with the hosts having keeper Matt Davis to thank for a superb penalty save.

Cash’s deadly double set Lions on their way to back-to-back Herts Premier league wins – but they made hard work of it in this five-goal thriller.

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