King Keterman puts Neasden in last four

By Craig Silver, February 5, 2009

Two goals from Tony Keterman helped North West Neasden A come from behind to reach the London FA Sunday Challenge Cup semi-finals for the first time.

Keterman’s double helped the JC MSFL Premier Division leaders beat Panthea 2-1 at Cheshunt FC.

Joint-manager Jamie Cole said: “Most of their team represent their Greek-Cypriot League who won the competition last year. It just shows how far Neasden as a club have come this season. We had to battle at times, harder then we ever had this season.”


Juniors given lifeline but it’s the end of the road for Brady

By Danny Caro, January 29, 2009

There was good news and bad news in the world of Jewish sport this week. The good news is that the future of junior football has been secured by the Maccabi (Southern) Primary Football League after coming up with a rescue package to take in teams from the AJY next season.

The fact that it has taken just a week to put plans into place does not surprise me as I know that there are many key players around who realise the importance of the issue.


'Clubs must co-operate' says Wolff

By Danny Caro, January 29, 2009

David Wolff, chairman of the JC MSFL, has voiced his concerns about the season being completed after virtually the entire programme was called off on Sunday due to the weather.

Things had looked promising up until the early hours of Sunday morning when a torrential downpour led to matches in North West and East London being postponed at the last minute.

Only three games were played. A full programme has not been played since early December with frozen or waterlogged pitches leaving league organisers with a race against time to get the campaign completed.


London Lions hit 14 against Bedmond

January 29, 2009

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London Lions 14

London Lions maintained their three-point lead at the top of the Herts Senior County League Premier Division with a stunning 14-2 win over Bedmond Sports & Social.

Having beaten Bedmond 10-0 in October, the Lions were odds-on to take maximum points but few in the ground were expecting double figures.

The teams were locked at 1-1 after 25 minutes but Tony Gold’s troops scored five more goals before the break with the second half a one-sided contest.


Cricklewood up the ante in title race

By Danny Caro and Craig Silver, January 29, 2009

AC Cricklewood player-manager Elliot Chalmers believes that his team’s experience could give them the upper hand as the race for the JC MSFL Division Three title hots up.

Lying fourth in the table, strikes from Mark Wagman (2), Daniel Ruckin (2) and supersubs Richard Davis and Jeremy Kornhauser helped them record a 6-2 success over Zig Zag on a plastic pitch in Borehamwood.

Chalmers said: “It was a really good win, considering we’d not played on an artificial pitch all season. We started really well which was very important after last week.”


Match abandoned as Lax breaks leg

By Danny Caro, January 22, 2009

The JC MSFL Division Three match between Pure Orange Function Band and Zig Zag was abandoned after POFB captain Michael Lax suffered a broken leg following a
challenge from Nick Levy.

With no qualified referee available, Zig Zag manager Neal Cohen took charge but halted proceedings after 42 minutes when Levy’s tackle left Lax with a broken tibia and fibula.


Faithfold pay the penalty as Neasden dream team maintain winning ways

By Craig Silver, January 22, 2009

North West Neasden A maintained their quadruple hopes with a hard fought 4-2 win over Faithfold A in round three of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup. Two penalties from captain Lee Cash and one apiece from Daniel Levenfiche and Ricky Kennet took them through.

Neasden B reached the quarter-finals of the Sunday London Junior Cup for the first time after beating Enfield Crusaders 2-1 courtesy of strikes from Danny Cohen and Rob Lerner.


Raiders turn up the heat

By Craig Silver, January 14, 2009

“Watch out for us next season.” That was the message from North London Raiders A manager Adam Fegan after his team surprised JC MSFL Division One leaders South Manx A 6-2.

The amber men raced into a three-goal lead with Johnny Blain (2), making it seven goals in two weeks, Danny Bloom, Michael Sacks, Adam Posner and David Rhodes finishing the job.

Fegan said: “The result proves how far we have come. We had five different scorers which shows that we are playing like a team and not reliant on any individuals.


Never forgotten: Ableson left his mark on and off the pitch

By Danny Caro, January 8, 2009

The Jewish cricket community was left reeling over the festive period following the death of Richard Ableson. The Belmont & Edgware all-rounder lost his battle against a leukaemia-related illness less than a year since emigrating to New York and getting married.


Many happy returns as Fortune hit 40

January 8, 2009

Forty years to the day since the club was formed, Temple Fortune played a commemorative tournament at Princes Park in North West London, the home of TFFC’s origins.

A four-a-side competition featured 17 players with the Old Boys A team winning the final 5-4 in a penalty shootout. The match against the Old Boys B team finished 1-1.

The contest was decided when Moroccan Yali Mamouri, the competition’s top-scorer with 11 goals, converted to leave keeper Lee Fegan to save Rob Benson’s spot-kick. A team skipper Fegan was presented with the Jack Kyte Challenge Cup.