Green departs as Chigs freshen up

By Danny Caro, February 5, 2009

Chigwell Athletic A have appointed Danny Berg and Greg Bookman as their new management team following the resignation of Russell Green.

Green, who has stood down for personal reasons, was appointed A team manager last summer after leading the B team to the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup final as well as two league titles.

Berg steps up from being assistant-manager of the top-flight high-flyers.

Green said: “Unfortunately I’m unable to continue to give Chigwell my full attention when they need it and that is not good enough for me or the club.


Leaders suffer title jitters as Village people win

February 5, 2009

London Lions 1
Park Street Village 2

London Lions lost their grip on the title as they were beaten by mid-table Park Street Village in a smash and grab at Rowley Lane.

The race for the Herts Senior County League Premier Division was blown wide open as the Lions suffered only their second league defeat.

The Arkley side were left to rue a series of missed chances in a game in which they enjoyed the majority of possession.


Brand puts Lions into Vets final

February 5, 2009

Charlton Rangers 1
London Maccabi Lions Masters 2

Goals from Adam Brand and Warren Leader put London Maccabi Lions Masters into the London FA Vets Cup Sunday section final after they beat Charlton Rangers 2-1.

The visitors forged ahead after 18 minutes when the influential Leader fired a free-kick through the wall and into the net.

Charlton, who had hit the bar twice, equalised 20 minutes from time following a mix-up in the Lions defence.


Harmen are held, but it's Ziggy who’s in big bother

By Craig Silver, February 5, 2009

North West Neasden C 4
Southgate Harmen A 4

An 83rd-minute equaliser from Steve Bloom kept Neasden within five points of leaders Harmen following an eight-goal thriller at Bricket Wood.

The game panned out like a cup tie, taking many twists and turns in an exhausting 90 minutes.

Paul Andrews, Mark Simons and Ben Wulwik were also on target for the home side, while Lloyd Becker, Alex Bourne, James Sandler and Dan Beckwith replied for Harmen who are now four points clear at the top of the table.


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

Bedmond S&S 2
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.