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Neasden end hoodoo

By Danny Caro, May 16, 2008

A Daniel Levenfiche hat-trick helped Premier Division champions North West Neasden A end their London Maccabi Lions A hoodoo as they beat the Rowley Lane giants 5-4.

Lee Cash and Jake Gottlieb were the other marksmen as Neasden beat Lions for the first time in 10 games. Ricky Kennet (2), James Gershfield and Mike Pearson netted for Lions. Hendon United A closed in on second place after beating Chigwell Athletic A in a double-header.

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Billionaires ready for the final fling

By Danny Caro, May 16, 2008

In the blue corner, coming out of darkest Siberia and sunny Petah Tikva respectively, we have the tag team of Roman ‘the Governor of Chukotka’ Abramovich, and Avram ‘the Extra Special One’ Grant. In the red corner, from Rochester, New York, we have the Glazer family with father figure Malcolm joined by sons Avram, Kevin, Bryan, Joel, Darcie and Edward. Wednesday night’s first ever all-English Champions League final is also an all-Jewish affair.

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Bafana hit high fives

By Craig Silver, May 9, 2008

Bafana Bafana eased their relegation fears after hammering 2005 Premier Division champions Faithfold A 5-1. Simon Lawrence (3) and Aron Lawee (2) did the damage against a Faithfold team that had two players sent off and finished with eight after another had to leave early. Andrew Wolfin grabbed Faithfold’s consolation.

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Faithfold's minor miracle

By Richard Jaye, April 18, 2008

Faithfold C 1-1 Southgate Harmen B AET (Faithfold won on penalties)

Third division Faithfold C upset JC Barry Goldstein Trophy favourites Southgate Harmen B by winning the cup after a nail-biting penalty shooutout at Wingate & Finchley on Sunday afternoon. Player-manager David Garson praised the heroics of man-of-the-match, goalkeeper Richard Kirby, to bring home the former Minor Cup.

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Chigwell on a high

By Craig Silver, April 18, 2008

Two goals from top-scorer Steve Summers helped Chigwell Athletic A claim one of their best result of the campaign as they tore apart Faithfold A 4-1. Player-chairman Richard Slater and Sam Rosenthal completed the Premier Division rout.

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As good as it gets, say rampant Lions

By Danny Caro, April 18, 2008

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It’s snow joke as MSFL season reaches meltdown

By Danny Caro, April 11, 2008

David Wolff, chairman of the JC Maccabi (Southern) Football League, has warned that teams will be responsible for ensuring the league programme is completed after heavy snow threw the season into turmoil.

The entire programme was cancelled last Sunday after freezing temperatures left pitches in the capital unplayable. The last two weeks have seen only a handful of games beat the weather and with only two divisions decided, Wolff’s committee met on Monday to discuss the rest of the campaign.

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Cup final underdogs set to take a bite out of Lions

By Danny Caro, April 11, 2008

London Maccabi Lions A will look to complete a hat-trick of victories in the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup when they take on Division One high-flyers Chigwell Athletic B at Wingate & Finchley on Sunday night. Chigwell are one of the first teams from outside the top-flight to reach the final this century. Russell Green’s men stunned last season’s league winners Hendon United A in the previous round with former Wingate & Finchley player Greg Bookman their hero in a 2-1 win.

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Will a historic victory Chig keep Sugar sweet?

By Danny Caro, April 11, 2008

Wingate & Finchley could be packed to the rafters on Sunday night as Chigwell Athletic B attempt to wrestle the trophy from holders London Maccabi Lions A.

There could be JWAGS aplenty as the East Londoners look to build on their memorable semi-final victory over last season’s Premier Division champions Hendon United A in the semi-finals. Should they pull off what would be one of the biggest shocks in Jewish football this century, I can see Chigwellian Sir Alan Sugar making a bid to purchase the club from current chairman Richard Slater.

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Versatile King Cole sweeps the board

By Danny Caro, April 4, 2008

Congratulations to North West Neasden A who this week clinched the coveted JC MSFL title. I bumped into the squad at a restaurant the night before the match and you could just sense that they were in the right frame of mind to get the job done.

Captain Lee Cash summed things up perfectly when he said that manager Jamie Cole, who arrived at Bricket Wood long before the match to sweep surface water off the pitch, deserves much of the credit.

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