Football

Classy Cantor steers South through

By Danny Caro, November 23, 2010

South Manchester 1st bounced back from their Morrison defeat to progress to the Handicup quarter finals.

The competition format where Premier plays First Division, in the opening round, gives the lower division side a two goal start, and so It was against previously unbeaten Division one leaders Iraq FC that South found themselves 2-0 down from the start.

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It’s unlucky 13 for London Lions

By Danny Caro, November 23, 2010

London Lions saw their 13-match unbeaten run halted after they went down 2-0 at AFC Dunstable in the South Midlands League Division One.

Missing three key players in Guy Morris, Rob Glass and Matt Stock, who have been influential in recent weeks, Lions struggled defensively but oddly still created a handful of opportunities to take something from the game.

As it was they were punished for a lack of focus as AFC Dunstable completed a league double over their visitors.

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Lions reserves arrest Met Police

By Danny Caro, November 23, 2010

A five-goal second half show helped London Lions Reserves march into the next round of the Herts Intermediate Cup as they overcame Met Police Bushey 6-1.

After a defeat and two draws, the Reserves got back to winning ways against their old rivals, running riot in the second half without reply.

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Dein tells England fans to ‘Back the Bid’

By Danny Caro, November 23, 2010

David Dein, England's World Cup 2018 international president has urged the British public to get behind the nation’s bid to host the 2018 World Cup.

The former Arsenal vice-chairman is concerned that there could be a backlash against the bid from FIFA members unhappy with the British media

Dein said: "We are at a critical time. Everybody is working full out to try to get the World Cup back to England.

“We've got to concentrate on one thing and one thing only - to give it our best shot.”

He believes that the bid was still on track despite the media furore.

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We're not ready to lift cup, says Delmonte

By Danny Caro, November 19, 2010

Stuart Delmonte, manager of Manchester Maccabi 1st, believes that his side needs to strengthen before they can consider themselves contenders to win the Peter Morrison Trophy.

His claim comes on the back of a 3-1 victory over arch rivals South Manchester 1st in a hard fought tie where all the goals came after half time.

South tried to stifle the visitors with Maccabiah star Michael Filson passing a fitness test to take his place in a five-man midfield. But once Maccabi broke the deadlock, there was no way back for South.

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Assulin move to Man City in doubt

By Danny Caro and Simon Griver, November 19, 2010

Gai Assulin's hopes of reviving his top-flight career with Manchester City suffered a major setback on Wednesday evening when he was injured in the warm-up ahead of Israel's Under 21 friendly against Belarus in Rishon Lezion.

Assulin, 19, an attacking midfielder, was withdrawn from the starting line-up after twisting the knee on which he had surgery in September. However, he came on as a late substitute and showed a few flashes of brilliance as Israel ran out 2-1 winners.

Prior to the incident, we understand that City were going to make a decision on the Israel wonder kid by Sunday.

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Super Stock

November 18, 2010

Matt Stock's fourth goal in two game earned the Lions a share of the spoils against leaders Berkhamsted.

Lying third in the South Midlands League Division One, it was the Lions who drew first blood when Stock cut in from the left before firing home from 20 yards.

A lapse in the Lions midfield allowed Berkhamsted to equalise with Aaron Usmani curling a shot into the top corner.

Danny Berliner produced a couple of fine stops to keep the Lions on level terms with Stock and James Gershfield denied in the closing stages.

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It's not all about front men, says Rosenfeld

November 18, 2010

Josh Rosenfeld, the manager of Brady Maccabi, was keen to play down the contribution of strikers Josh Hershman and Mark Smith whose hat-tricks helped maintain their promotion charge in a six-goal demolition of fellow high-flyers Camden Park.

Hershman was at his dazzling best in front of the JC cameras for the second time this season. Officially a winger, he has now bagged 15 in all competitions, and his form has led to Rosenfeld recommending him to Rep Team manager Danny Berg ahead of this week's get-together.

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Hats off to Hendon, says Harmen boss

By Danny Caro, November 18, 2010

Dan Uzan, manager of Southgate Harmen A, wants Hendon United A to win the title after they hit his team for six to go top of the Premier Division.

A hat-trick from Yishai Last plus further efforts from Greg Corin (2) and Ben Kon sealed a 6-1 victory, with new dad Alex Bourne, the husband of Rachel Stevens, registering Harmen's consolation.

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Israel beats Iceland in friendly

By Danny Caro, November 18, 2010

Two goals from debutant Omer Damari steered Israel to a 3-2 victory over Iceland at the Bloomfield Stadium on Wednesday night.

Played in front of only 4,500 spectators at the home of Hapoel Tel Aviv, Damari, a striker for Maccabi Petach Tikvah, marked his first international match with a goal inside five minute.

Damari put Luis Fernandez's men two goals up with another smart finish after 14 minutes.

It was 3-0 after 27 minutes when Maccabi Haifa's Lior Rafaelov fired home.

Iceland improved in the second half with two goals making the scoreline respectable at the final whistle.

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