Football

Levi stars as the Hawks go through on penalties

By Danny Caro, January 17, 2011

Hendon Hawks Rangers progressed to the second round of the cup after beating HMH on penalties.

The Hawks approached the first round of the cup with a counter-attack mentality, playing three at the back and two up front.

HMH Eilat dominated the first half of the game, piling on pressure for the strong Hawks defence to deal with.

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AC Whetstone win Under 14 title

By Danny Caro, January 17, 2011

AC Whetstone secured the Maccabi Junior League Under 14 title with their 11th consecutive win of the season.

They beat title rivals Hendon White 5 -2 at The Hive in Edgware. The victory takes Whetsone to 22 points from 11 games and means they cannot be caught at the top.

Whetstone opened with a 20 yard thunderbolt from David Clements.

Hendon equalised minutes later with a scrambled finish from a corner but Phillipe Auret restored AC Whetstone's lead when he coolly rounded the keeper.

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MPs tackle football hatred

January 14, 2011

Football and the internet are areas for new government efforts to fight antisemitism, Northern MPs have told Manchester Jewish Representative Council delegates.

Ivan Lewis (Bury South) and Eric Ollerenshaw (Lancaster and Fleetwood) addressed Sunday's council meeting, as did Danny Stone, director of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism.

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Rocket Rafi lifts Manchester

January 13, 2011

A Jacob Richler-Kleinman double lifted Manchester to fourth as they cruised past Harehill in the Thameside League Division One.

Rafi Leker sealed the points with a third in a win that delighted joint-manager Stuart Delmonte.

"It was a good all-round team performance. Everyone was on their mettle. If we can carry on playing like that other teams will find us very hard
to beat."

The next challenge facing Delmonte and co-manager Tony Rosenberg is
a League Cup tie against high-flying Forresters Dukinfield on Sunday.

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Lee: We'll learn the hard way

January 13, 2011

Darryl Lee, manager of South Manchester, is confident his team can escape the drop zone once they start turning possession into goals.

Lee could only look on in frustration as his troops slumped to third from bottom against a strong Miam Miam side in the Manchester Accountants League.

Playing their first match in seven weeks against opponents that had lost three times in three seasons, South knew they would have to bring their A-game to the table.

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King Kaye can be a Faithfold great

January 13, 2011

Daryl Phillips described Alex Kaye as the perfect midfielder after his fantastic five-goal salvo destroyed Southgate Harmen A and rekindled his team's title hopes.

Standing in for manager Zuriel Solomon, who was away on honeymoon, Phillips, the assistant manager, could only stand back in admiration following an exhilarating display from last season's MJSL Player of the Season.

Kaye, a summer signing from Oakhill Lions, marked his return to top-flight action with a powerhouse display that simply blew Harmen away.

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Double delight for Brady

January 13, 2011

Strikes from Scott Ansher and Jason Sears extended Brady Maccabi's lead at the top of Maccabi Masters League Division One as they overcame nearest rivals North London Raiders 2-0.

Division Two table-toppers Glenthorne United B suffered their first defeat of the season, going down 5-0 to London Maccabi Lions. Marc Morris (3), David Price and Stuart Coutts were the marksmen.

EDRS Stonegrove, last season's champions, were edged out 3-2 by South Mancs B. Marc Schneiderman (2) and Simon Davidson netted for Mancs whilst Martin Seifert and Mark Kingston registered for EDRS.

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Super Sidi helps England FC

January 13, 2011

A wonder goal from Yoni Sidi helped England FC maintain their 100 per cent record as they edged past Jerusalem in the battle between last season's top two finishers.

Jerusalem were well marshalled by Dan Kosky and Danny Newman. The deadlock was finally broken in the 82nd minute when Sidi rifled in a free kick from 35 yards into the top corner.

Richard Pater, the Jerusalem manager, said "We are, of course, disappointed not to have taken at least a point."

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Tamir Cohen's Bolton Cup joy

By Simon Griver, January 13, 2011

Tamir Cohen made his first start of the season for Bolton in the 2-0 FA Cup victory over Conference side York at the Reebok, less than 48 hours after returning from Israel where he was mourning the death of his father, Avi.

The Israeli midfielder played an hour of the third round tie. He said: "I hadn't trained for two and a half weeks so did well to last an hour."

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Scott Parker: We’re right behind Avram Grant

By Danny Caro, January 13, 2011

The West Ham players are right behind manager Avram Grant, according to midfielder Scott Parker.

The Israeli masterminded Tuesday night’s 2-1 Carling Cup first leg victory over Birmingham amid continued speculation about his future.

One game away from a final at Wembley, unbeaten in seven and with key players returning from Wembley, Parker says that the team is on the up.

Parker said: “Avram's demeanour seems quite relaxed and chilled out. I think that filters down to the players.

"The lads are fighting as much as the gaffer is fighting. We're all in the same corner.

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