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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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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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