Football

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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Blackman signs new deal with Blackburn

By Jennifer Lipman, January 12, 2011

Nick Blackman has signed a new two-and-a-half-year deal at Blackburn Rovers.

Blackman, 21, recently returned to Ewood Park following a spell at Motherwell.

The former Maccabiah star scored 10 goals in the SPL.

Blackman has now joined Aberdeen for the rest of the season, linking up with Craig Brown, the former Scotland and Motherwell manager, now in charge at Pittodrie.

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South Manchester 1st slumps

By Danny Caro, January 11, 2011

South Manchester slumped to third from bottom as Miam Miam extended their unbeaten run with victory with a 3-1 win in a bizarre contest.

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

Miam Miam started with nine players and this seemed to unnerve South who were lucky not to go behind on 15 minutes but a fine save from Jody Marks kept the scores level.

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JC Olim League review

By Danny Caro, January 10, 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.

The meeting in Modiin saw England were looking to protect an perfect record against a Jerusalem side starting to find form at the right time.

Jerusalem were well marshalled by Dan Kosky and league veteran Danny Newman who were both outstanding at keeping the England team to little more than half chances and long shots in the first half.

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Richler-Kleinman lifts Manchester Maccabi

January 10, 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 it hard to beat us."

Maccabi forged ahead after 35 minutes when Richler-Kleinman's latched on to an Adam Lavin pass to smash home.

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Sporting JLGB wins seven-goal thriller

By David Gold, January 10, 2011

Sporting JLGB came from 3-1 down to win a thrilling Joan Collins Premier Division clash 4-3 against South Manchester 2nd at a windswept Hough End Playing Fields.

Jake Feinstein and Ben Polak put the hosts in control before Uri Steinberg pulled a goal back for JLGB. Ric Hershon restored South Manchester’s two goal advantage in the second half before a stirring comeback from the visitors thanks to another goal from Steinberg, Saul Davies and Adam Schwinger, to the delight of their manager Gavin Sharpe.

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Jerusalem hit the jackpot

January 6, 2011

Three goals from Eran Ben Ari helped Jerusalem return to form with a 6-1 demolition of Modi'in.

The Modi'in old boy came back to haunt his former club with three second-half goals in a one-sided contest as last season's runners-up clicked into gear.

Javier Mendez, Jerusalem's Chilean debutant, had an instant impact in his first JC Olim League match. He set up striker Eli Warner with his first touch, leaving the former North West Neasden marksman to fire home.

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Stone calls for calm at Barnet

By Danny Caro, January 6, 2011

First-team coach Michael Stone admits that he is facing the biggest challenge of his career with strugglers Barnet.

Stone, 32, has been retained by the club who sacked manager Mark Stimson following the 2-1 defeat at home to Aldershot on New Year's day.

The Bees lie bottom of the table with 19 points from 23 games and Stone will now work alongside caretaker-manager Paul Fairclough and continue
his role with individual player
development.

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