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North London Raiders go top of League 2

By James Martin, November 19, 2009

Elliot Espinoza proved the matchwinner as North London Raiders B went top of Division Two following a see-saw encounter against London Maccabi Lions C at Rowley Lane.

With his side trailing to an early volley from Sam Rosenthal, Espinoza delivered the first of three moments of magic, levelling on 17 minutes with a stunning 25-yard volley after Lions had failed to clear their lines.

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Top table clash ends in disappointing draw for Faithfold

November 12, 2009

FaithFold A 2-2 Redbridge Jewish Care A

Daryl Phillips, the assistant-manager of Faithfold A, felt that poor finishing prevented the Superhoops from taking maximum points in the top of the table clash against title rivals Redbridge A.

In a game in which Faithfold hit the woodwork twice and had a goal disallowed, Phillips reflected: “We’re disappointed not to have three points as we had the better chances. It was a good game between two good sides.”

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Keterman leads the way as NW Neasden go top

By Danny Caro, November 12, 2009

North West Neasden A are three points clear at the top of the JC MSFL Premier Division following a 4-1 victory over Glenthorne United A.

TJ Keterman (2), Jake Gottlieb and Scott Shindler eased them home in a top against bottom clash.

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Lions held by their killer Bs

By James Martin, November 5, 2009

London Maccabi Lions A 2-2 London Maccabi Lions B

Eilon Kennet, the manager of London Maccabi Lions A, was left to rue missed chances and the brilliance of young B team keeper Ben Adaki as his team’s title hopes suffered a blow in the inter-club derby in the JC MSFL Premier Division.

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Lions to play Redbridge in League Cup

By Danny Caro, November 3, 2009

MSFL giants London Maccabi Lions A and Redbridge Jewish Care A will go head-to-head in the tie of the second round following the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup draw made in Edgware on Monday night.

The Lions will go into the tie with a psychological edge having beaten the East Londoners 3-1 in the league a fortnight ago.

Lions’ B team have also drawn top-flight opposition in the shape of Glenthorne United A. The teams recently drew 4-4 in the league.

Holders Hendon United A have been drawn away at Division Four high-flyers Real Life.

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Redbridge fail to seize hand of Gid

By James Martin, October 29, 2009

Temple Fortune 4-1 Redbridge Jewish Care C

Michael Winehouse watched in horror as his Redbridge Jewish Care C side missed a vital penalty-kick and lost their chance of getting back into the game.

With 30 minutes left and 3-1 down in this Cyril Anekstein Cup match, RJC were given a lifeline when Temple Fortune’s Gideon Wetrin was sent-off for deliberate handball on the line.

But Michael Konzon blasted the penalty against the post and with it went his side’s chance of forcing extra-time against a team two divisions higher.

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Harmen re-Bourne

By James Martin, October 22, 2009

Southgate Harmen A 3-3 Redbridge Jewish Care B

Southgate Harmen manager Dan Uzan believes his team showed championship quality after they twice came from behind to earn a 3-3 draw against Division One promotion rivals Redbridge Jewish Care B.

Having seen his newly-promoted team shoot to the top of the table just months after winning the Division Two title, Uzan was delighted with his team’s spirit and quality in a match they recovered a 0-2 and 1-3 deficit.

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Super-sub James rules Britannia

October 22, 2009

A hat-trick from sub James Gershfield helped MSFL champions North West Neasden A come from two down to beat Britannia to a place in the second round of the Sunday FA Cup.

Lee Cash started the recovery with a brilliant finish after 82 minutes and Maccabiah star Levenfiche took the tie to extra time with a bullet header from a Jake Gottlieb free-kick.

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Stanton keeps Lions flying high

By Jessica Elgot, October 20, 2009

Goals from Adam Stolerman and Daniel Stanton pushed Lions back up to second in the HSCL Premier Division with a 2-1 win over in form Chipperfield Corinthians.

An incident packed afternoon ended with an excellent victory for the Lions over a decent, hard working Corinthians side.

With Baldock playing in the cup and Cuffley losing to Wormley, Lions needed this win to keep pace with Wormley who have set a frantic pace at the top of the table.

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Neasden cruise into Challenge Cup third round

October 15, 2009

Two goals from Daniel Levenfiche plus one from supersub Ben Ellis steered MSFL champions North West Neasden A into the third round of the London FA Sunday Challenge Cup after they beat Albion Manor 3-1 at Bricket Wood.

Levenfiche, last season’s JC MSFL Player of the Year, put the hosts ahead midway through the first half.

The visitors, who won the competition four years ago, equalised with a stunning lob after 55 minutes.

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