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Faithfold overpower champions

By Danny Caro, September 21, 2010

Daryl Phillips, assistant-manager of Faithfold A, has called for calm after the Superhoops went three points clear at the top of the Premier Division after beating defending champions North West Neasden A.

Victories in their first three matches against title rivals Hendon United Sports Club A, London Maccabi Lions A and Neasden have put Faithfold in a strong position as they look to win the title for the first time since 2005.

Phillips said: "This was another squad performance where everyone did a job."

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South Manx fold after cash crisis

By Danny Caro, September 17, 2010

The Jewish football season has suffered its first casualty just two weeks into the new season after South Manx folded.

The Premier Division club informed the league of their decision two days after Sunday's 3-1 defeat against defending champions North West Neasden A. Their withdrawal leaves the league with 52 teams. Manx's B team withdrew from the league 12 months ago and they are left with two teams playing in the Maccabi Masters League.

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Free-scoring Redbridge take Harmen to the cleaners

By Danny Caro, September 16, 2010

Redbridge Jewish Care A made it 11 goals in two games as they put newly-promoted Southgate Harmen A to the sword with a 6-1 win in the Premier Division. Sam McCarthy (2), Daran Bern (2), Danny Hakimi and Ben Sollosi completed the rout. Ben Graham grabbed a consolation for Harmen.

RJC manager Sam McCarthy said: "There was a greater pressure on the team going into this match as we needed to show we were not a one-game wonder. I was pleased the team responded in the right way and came out with the same level of commitment and fight."

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Fierstone set to take the league by storm, says Cole

September 16, 2010

Neasden manager Jamie Cole praised teenage sensation George Fierstone who scored twice to get their season back on track against a Manx team who folded two days later.

His second, which took his side into a 3-1 lead midway through the second half, saw him cut in from the left before his shot left South Manx goalkeeper Yossi Lanning rooted to the spot.

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Manchester Maccabi football round-up

By Danny Caro, September 15, 2010

It has been a very promising opening 10 days to the season for so many of Manchester Maccabi’s football teams. Perhaps most noteworthy is that of the 3rd team who have taken the MJSL by storm.

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MSFL season starts with a bang

By Danny Caro, September 7, 2010

The start of the JC MSFL season went off with a bang with 88 goals flying in across 20 matches.

A four-goal salvo from Daran Bern plus one from Brad Frankel earned Redbridge Jewish Care A result of the day as they thumped defending champions North West Neasden A 5-1.

A hat-trick from Daryl Phillips helped Faithfold A beat Hendon United Sports Club A 4-2. Dan Perkins added the other. Dovid Korman and Saul Conway replied.

Scott Levy and Jonathan Green earned Lions B a 2-0 victory over South Manx. Lions A were left frustrated in a goalless draw against Southgate Harmen A.

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Lions on the rise

September 7, 2010

London Lions climbed to fifth after completing back-to-back wins for the first time in the South Midlands League Division One.

A scintillating display was capped by a hat-trick from James Gershfield as they ended Sun Postal Sports' unbeaten record with an emphatic 6-1 win. Josh Kennet, Ben Ellis and Darren Yarlett complete the rout.

Gershfield (2) and Aron Barnes wrapped up a 3-1 success over Amersham Town.

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MSFL preview: Division One

By Danny Caro, September 2, 2010

Much like last season, Division One looks one of the tightest on paper. Chigwell Athletic look the real deal after signing a host of top players from neighbours Redbridge Jewish Care.

Player-manager Richard Slater welcomes back Steve Summers, the club's all-time leading goal-scorer, along with former captain Daniel Castle. Adam Shafron, Russell Brill, Michael Witzenfeld and Dean Ben-Yosef also return. The forward line has been further boosted with James Ryan joining from FC Team plus Dean Ben-Yosef.

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MSFL preview: Premier Division

By Danny Caro, September 2, 2010

Exciting times lie in store for a rejuvenated South Manx, whose pacy players will be looking to get them off to a flyer. They almost folded last year but player-manager Craig Edwards rescued them and now he is promising to lead them to bigger and better things.

Dominic Cheniart is a player who would walk into any Premier Division team. Edwards predicts that he "will take the league by storm".

The talented Ben Lampert, Mark Harris, Josh Greenham, Shim Ben Sour, Edward Alexson and Ben Zloof have also come in. Ben Levy and Shaun Simmons have left the club.

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MSFL Preview: Division Three

By Danny Caro, August 26, 2010

Six new teams feature with Redbridge Jewish Care C, Glenthorne United A, Real Life and Team JLGB joining last season's Division Four champions UJIA and runners-up Norstar B in promotion.

Two other clubs, Faithfold C and Catford & Bromley Maccabi, were even more fortunate after member clubs voted for them to stay in the division despite finishing in the bottom two.

Led by Darren Rolfe, UJIA surprised many people last season. The challenge is now to prove that it was not a flash in the pan, and far from being one to rest on his laurels, Rolfe wants "another promotion".

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