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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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Captain Cash nails the Hammers to hand Neasden premier crown

By Danny Caro, April 4, 2008

North West Neasden A 3-0 Hendon United A

Two goals from captain marvel Lee Cash helped North West Neasden A land the JC MSFL Premier Division crown after they overcame reigning champions Hendon United A at Bricket Wood.

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Turbo-charged Bentley tastes Turkish delight

By Craig Silver, April 4, 2008

JC MSFL rep team 2-1 Turkish Federation

A first-half double from Josh Bentley helped the JC MSFL Rep Team keep alive their hopes of winning the London Inter-League Cup competition after they beat the Turkish Federation League 2-1 at Wingate & Finchley. Having drawn their first two group games, manager Jonathan Kestenbaum went into Tuesday night’s match knowing that only a win would keep his team in contention of reaching the final.

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Raiders on the slide

April 4, 2008

Four goals from David Lederman dented North London Raiders A’s hopes of avoiding relegation as they were thumped 9-2 by Faithfold A in the Premier Division.

Ben Lewis (2), Alex Levack (2) and Andrew Wolfin completed the rout. Two goals from Glenn Michaels plus one from Paul Lenchner kept Redbridge Jewish Care A in the top five as they beat rock bottom Oakwood EDRS A 4-3. Lewis Walker and substitute David Ossack eased Glenthorne United four points clear in Division One after they held off promotion rivals North West Neasden B 2-0.

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Chigwell book first cup final

March 28, 2008

First Division Chigwell Athletic B ended the treble hopes of reigning JC MSFL champions Hendon United A after booking a place in the final of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup. Two goals from Greg Bookman set up a clash against London Maccabi Lions A at Wingate & Finchley on April 13.

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Lions manager calls for refs to get tough to avoid ‘Eduardo’ injuries

By Danny Caro, March 28, 2008

The manager of one of the top Maccabi League clubs is urging referees to adopt a more commonsense approach in protecting players from rash challenges to avoid a repeat of the ‘Eduardo’ injury.

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Harmen captain plays a scorcher

By Craig Silver, March 28, 2008

Southgate Harmen A captain Jonathan Hirshler scored one and had a hand in the other to take them out of the relegation zone with a 2-1 win over Faithfold B in Division One. Nick Spevock replied.

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Bookman’s double joy as United get stuck in the mud

By Craig Silver, March 28, 2008

Chigwell Athletic B 2-1 Hendon United A 1

A brace from Greg Bookman helped Division One Chigwell Athletic B cause one of the shocks of the season as they booked a place in a major final for the first time after beating the Premier Division champions Hendon United A in the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup.

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Mind the (age) gap

By Peter Moss, January 12, 2006

32 years. It must be some sort of record.

It's not official, but I'll claim it anyway. 32 years, surely the largest age gap anywhere between the two oldest players in a senior Sunday Division Five Jewish soccer team based on a corporation football pitch in the shadow of a major north London hospital somewhere between Wembley and Ealing.

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