Football

Lions make step up

By James Masters, June 18, 2012

London Lions Reserves will play in Division One of the Spartan South Midlands Reserve League next season after their promotion was finally ratified.

Lions, who won their final five league games of the season to secure a second place finish, will now face several clubs who have their first team in the Premier Division.

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Golden weekend for HIS

By James Masters, June 18, 2012

HIS enjoyed a stunning weekend of success at the Jom Havoetbal tournament in Amsterdam.

The under-eight side, managed by Michael Abraham, won all their group games without conceding, before thrashing locals Rosh Pinah 7-0 in the final thanks to four goals from Chase Calvert.

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Lions Ladies ready to roar

By James Masters, June 18, 2012

London Lions Ladies are stepping up their recruitment drive after confirming their entry into next season’s Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire League.

European Maccabi Games star Hollie Springer is helping to mould a squad capable of challenging for success next term, but is keen to add fresh talent over the next few weeks.

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Benayoun to decide future

By Simon Griver, June 18, 2012

Yossi Benayoun’s future will be decided in the coming days with the Israel captain looking set to remain in London.

Chelsea have received inquiries from Spurs, West Ham and QPR about the availability of the 32-year-old midfielder, while Arsenal may yet bid to offer Benayoun a permanent contract following his loan spell with the Gunners.

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Hendon boss Garbacz hits back

By Danny Caro, June 11, 2012

The football season may be over but the war of words between two of the JC MSFL’s most prominent figures shows no signs of ending.

Last week, Jamie Cole, the former manager of North West Neasden, played down the claims of Hendon boss David Garbacz who described his treble winning team as “greatest” that the MSFL has ever seen.

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Lions sign hot-shot Pearson

By Danny Caro, June 11, 2012

London Maccabi Lions A joint-manager Josh Newman has confirmed that striker Michael Pearson will be returning to the club next season.

Pearson was the Premier Division’s top-scorer with 15 goals for Faithfold but the former JC MSFL Player of the Year will return to Rowley Lane to join the club who recently finished league runners-up.

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Nyman is top Lion

By Danny Caro, June 11, 2012

Dean Nyman collected two pieces of silverware at London Lions’ end of season awards.

The striker capped an excellent campaign after he was confirmed manager Tony Gold’s Player of the Season. He also received the top-scorer prize.

Defender Kyle Bentwood was named Players’ Player of the Season, while Jordan Nathan was named top young player.

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Slim hopes for England

By Danny Caro, June 11, 2012

Like most England fans, I’m not getting my hopes up for the Euros. I’m hopeful we’ll have just about enough to make it out of a group, but true to form, I can’t see us doing it with much style or flair.

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South Manchester dominate JC Northern Football awards

By James Masters, June 6, 2012

South Manchester Sports Club 1st dominated the JC Northern Football Awards as manager Darryl Lee and striker Adam Lavin scooped the top prizes.

South Manchester boss Lee was named JC Northern Manager of the Year after leading his side to a league and cup double and his side was also hailed as JC Northern Team of the Season.

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JC MJSL Team of the Year 2012

By James Masters, June 6, 2012

Haroldeans trio Paul Harris, Zach Goodman and Bobby Abrams were all included in the JC MJSL Team of the Year after helping their side win the league title.

They are joined by Manchester Maccabi duo Josh Samberg and Jake Kelly as well as Hyde Park’s Oli Grant.

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