Football

Gershfield double steers Lions into cup final

By Danny Caro, March 8, 2011

London Lions produced a performance of pure grit and determination to beat London Colney 2-1 in the semi-final of the Herts Centenary Trophy.

Having been well beaten on two previous league encounters by their hosts, Lions had a real point to prove.

Manager Tony Gold had for the first time in 10 weeks at his disposal a full 16-man squad to choose from and the difference it made was immense.

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Close but no cigar for South Manchester

By Danny Caro, March 7, 2011

A brave effort from a young South Manchester team was not enough as they failed to extinguish relegation fears with a narrow defeat against high-flying Miam Miam.

Darryl Lee, the South manager, put out a young squad with nine of the 14-man group aged 20 or under.

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Danny Caro's Monthly Awards - February

By Danny Caro, March 4, 2011

North London Raiders B are toasting double delight after clinching my respective Player and Manager of the Month for February.

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Football fake confesses: we were all at it

By Marcus Dysch, March 4, 2011

An amateur footballer caught up in the scandal over players' identities has revealed how he and his teammates knew they would be caught and expelled from a Jewish league.

Striker Mariusz Mielniczuk and his MSFL side, Holy Mount Zion, made headlines around the world last month after the JC revealed the team had been suspended for fielding non-Jewish players under fake names.

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The double's still on as Abrahams lifts Leeds

By David Gold, March 3, 2011

Leeds Maccabi beat fellow title-chasers Horsforth Fairweather 1-0 to boost their hopes of finishing top of the Leeds Combination League.

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Israel's manager Fernandez settles debt

By Simon Griver, March 3, 2011

Israel manager Luis Fernandez has reportedly settled his debt with Qatari side Al Rayyan.

The Frenchman was given until March 4 by the Israel FA to pay €400,000 and have his Fifa suspension revoked.

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Rebuilt: the 6 million dollar man Benayoun

March 3, 2011

Chelsea midfielder Yossi Benayoun is set to resume full training nearly five months after undergoing surgery on a torn Achilles tendon.

The news comes as a welcome boost following Tuesday's 2-1 victory over leaders Manchester United.

Benayoun said: "I'm feeling really good and progressing well. I hope to return to full training with Chelsea within a week or two."

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Wolfson wonder goal caps GB win

By Danny Caro, March 3, 2011

A depleted Maccabi GB Futsal team swept a side National League side Kickers, at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in what team manager Johnny Cohen described as a "satisfactory conclusion" to the second phase of the team's preparations for the European Maccabi Games.

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HMH Eilat reach Under 9 Cup final

By Danny Caro, March 2, 2011

A last-minute strike from Sam Taylor put HMH Eilat into the final of the Maccabi Junior Football League Cup as they won a gripping semi-final against HMH Haifa 6-5.

HMH Eilat went into the tie missing two key players and they had their work cut out against a HMH Haifa side who had something to prove having been beaten by Eilat in the league.

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Golden Goldsmith inspires Haroldeans

By Danny Caro, March 1, 2011

Haroldeans came from behind to defeat South Manchester 2nd 2-1 thanks to goals from James Hudaly and Alistair Goldsmith in the MJSL.

Sam Cantor had put the home team ahead, and Ivan Gee felt his side were full value for the win.

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