London Lions victory to begin new season

By Danny Caro, August 20, 2009


London Lions got the new season under way with a firm and tidy performance to beat Sandridge Rovers in the Herts Senior County League Premier Division.

Victory came courtesy of goals from defender Guy Morris, last season’s top-scorer Adam Stolerman and debutant, supersub Daniel Levenfiche.

Lions manager Tony Gold said: “I’m delighted. It is always nice to win your first game of any season.


Preview: The JC MSFL season 2009/10

By Danny Caro, July 31, 2009

The new JC MSFL season 2009/10 kicks off on September 6.

The league will feature 54 teams split over five divisions.

Athletic Bilbaum, Blizzard Storm, Highgate & Muswell Hill JYC and Jewventus are new to the league while Dynamo Hendon and East London Knights are among the sides to have folded.

Bafana Bafana
Faithfold A
Glenthorne United A
Hendon United A
Hendon United B
London Maccabi Lions A
London Maccabi Lions B
North West Neasden A
Redbridge United A
South Manx A

Brady Maccabi A
Brixton Old Boys
Camden Park


Hendon fall short, Faithfold fall down

By Richard Jaye, May 21, 2009

Faithfold B 2-3 Hendon united B

Hendon United B’s title charge fell agonisingly short despite winning the JC MSFL Division One end-of-season showdown to send Faithfold B down.

Going into the game, Hendon knew that a three-goal victory would see them pip South Manx A to the title, while Faithfold B needed a draw to leapfrog Brixton Old Boys.

A gripping contest played in wintry conditions saw Faithfold dominate the opening stages and they deservedly went ahead on 12 minutes when Richard Baum’s free-kick slipped through the fingers of keeper Nicky Rosenthal.


Clash of the titans

By Danny Caro, May 7, 2009

The best Jewish team in the country will be identified at Wingate & Finchley on Sunday as holders Neasden take on Hendon in a repeat of last season’s showpiece.

The meeting features the two most celebrated MSFL clubs in recent times with Neasden, who were in action in the JC League Cup on Thursday, hoping to clinch part one of a possible treble.

Hendon’s preparations for the final were also hampered by a fixture pile-up that forced them to play Oakwood EDRS on Wednesday.


Lions arrest the champions

April 21, 2009

Herts Senior County League Prem Division:
London Lions 2 Met Police (Bushey) 0

London Lions secured a mammoth three points on Saturday beating recently crowned league champions Met Police 2-0 at Rowley Lane.

It was the kind of performance that showed exactly what the Lions are capable of when practically everyone is fit and available.

Lions have now given themselves a huge chance of promotion should they beat Evergreen in their last game and Baldock, with three games to go, drop at least one point.


Faithfold flying high after Taylor-made victory

By Danny Caro, April 16, 2009

Goals from Alex Taylor (2) and Alex Levack lifted Faithfold A into second place in the Premier Division after they beat Redbridge JC 3-1.

Jamie Kent (3) and Adam Littess egded South Manx A a step closer to the Division One title after beating Brixton Old Boys 4-2. Paul Allen and Adam Kaye replied.

Southgate Harmen A clinched an immediate return to Division One after wrapping up the second division title. Russell Becker, Lloyd Becker and top-scorer Alex Bourne were on the mark in a 3-2 win over Holy Mount Zion. Guri Singer and Mickey Stirton replied.


Neasden triumph after the late escape

By Danny Caro, April 16, 2009

North West Neasden A 3
Chigwell Athletic A 2

Joint-manager Jamie Cole admitted that treble-chasing Neasden got lucky after Chigwell were denied a last-minute penalty in a Peter Morrison Trophy tie that looked done and dusted after 80 minutes.

The holders charged into a three-goal lead thanks to a first-half penalty from captain Lee Cash followed by two close-range efforts from Maccabiah-bound Matt Stock.


Reps finish on a high

April 7, 2009

London & Kent Borders League 0
JC MSFL Rep Team 1

A 79th-minute strike from debutant Dovid Korman, 19, saw the Maccabi League rep team finish the London Inter-League Cup competition on a high as they beat the fancied London & Kent Borders League.

Having lost their first two games, this game was someone a dead-rubber for the Maccabi boys, but despite the absence of 15 regulars, they gave a great account of themselves against one of the tournament favourites.


The lights go out on Maccabi reps

April 2, 2009

The JC MSFL Rep Team crashed out of the London Inter-League Cup competition after losing 3-1 against North London & South Herts League in Enfield.

Having lost their opening fixture 2-0 against the Turkish Federation League, Maccabi went into the game knowing that only a win would keep them alive in the competition. Tony Gold, the former Rep Team boss who led the team to their only success in the competition, put the visitors ahead but the team found themselves 2-1 down at the break. Gold had a second-half free-kick ruled out for encroachment before the hosts scored a third.


Gold lays into sorry Lions

March 30, 2009

HSCL Prem Division:
London Lions 2 Hertford Heath 3

Player inconsistency and unavailability are close to destroying all of Lions’ hard work this season as they suffered another set back at home, losing 3-2 to Hertford Heath.

With so many player changes week in and week out, the side have lost that momentum which they had in abundance prior to Christmas.