Football

South Manchester cage the Falcons

By Danny Caro, October 11, 2010

South Manchester took a point from Manchester Falcons, the league leaders who had previously swept all before them, scoring 18 goals in four games.

The first half was a rugged affair with the best chance falling to Simon Davies who headed over when unmarked from a corner.

South had caused themselves problems losing the ball from a couple of their own set pieces but the back four stood firm.

The second half saw more attacking from both teams and only a fantastic defensive header from man of the match Darren Brewer kept South level.

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Hawks show prey no mercy

October 7, 2010

Hendon Hawks Rangers youngsters secured another win with a hard fought 4-2 victory over HMH Negev in the Maccabi National League Under 11 Division.

Joel Leighton opened the scoring after neat interplay between Jamie Rosen and Joel Gottlieb.

But HMH Negev equalised soon afterwards with a corner too hot to handle for the Hawks keeper, who fumbled the ball into his own net.

Leighton restored the Hawks' advantage, by striking the ball into the roof of the net after a lay off from Gottlieb who grabbed his side's third after a fantastic shot past the keeper.

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FC Team enjoying Park Life

October 7, 2010

Two goals from Richard Salmon helped FC Team maintain their 100 per cent start in the Middlesex County League Division One with a 5 -2 demolition of Regents Park.
Playing a 4-3-3 formation, Team soon found themselves 3-0 up. Salmon and Nigerian debutant striker Eddie Obinna terrorising the visitors.

Salmon smashed home goal four on the hour mark and scored a fifth either sides of Park goals.

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Raiders in race for top

October 7, 2010

North London Raiders climbed joint-top of the Maccabi Masters League Division One after claiming an impressive 4-2 victory at Glenthorne United B.

A penalty from Ashley Davidson plus two from new signing Andy Miller and Kevin Lotzof sealed the win. Greg Morris and Lloyd Nugent replied for United.

South Mancunians came from two down to beat Hendon Harriers 5-2. Fara Moghim and Andrew Cohen gave Hendon the upper hand but two from Braham Hochenberg and Mark Powell plus another from Jonny Cohen completed the comeback.

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Golden Graham looks like top serial striker

By Danny Caro, October 7, 2010

Defence is the best form of attack. That is the belief of Southgate Harmen A manager Dan Uzan who masterminded his team's 4-1 victory over defending champions North West Neasden A, Harmen's first-ever victory in the top-flight.

The Division One new boys were written off by many at the start of the season but they silenced their critics with midfielder Ben Graham blasting home a stunning hat-trick. Recent signing Kane Swerner completed the rout. Bradley Sharp grabbed a consolation for Neasden.

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Brady back from the brink

October 7, 2010

Brady manager Josh Rosenfeld was a relieved man after his team avoided an upset in the Peter Morrison Trophy following a nine-goal thriller against a Norstar team from the division below.
It needed an own goal from Norstar debutante Jonny Pressman to put the Edgware club through in a tie full of gaffes.

Rosenfeld said: "We made some silly errors and that made it difficult in the first period. But in the second they barely got a look in. It's positive that we are fighting strongly in three competitions."

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Drench warfare in Yorkshire

By James Masters, October 7, 2010

Hyde Park Rangers are facing a hefty fine from the Football Association after red mist descended over Yorkshire once again.

Not even a torrential downpour could dampen the tempers as the Leeds University side had yet another player sent off during their 2-0 over Westdene 2nds following Adam Fletcher's dismissal for two bookable offences.

Rangers have come under intense scrutiny in the past week after Bobby Abrahams and Jason Wise were red carded in their opening day win over Manchester Maccabi 3rds.

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David Gold backs Avram Grant

By James Masters, October 7, 2010

David Gold has backed Avram Grant to bring an end to West Ham's disastrous start to the season.

The Hammers have managed just one win from their first seven league games and are bottom of the table.

Grant replaced Gianfranco Zola during the summer after impressing co-owner Gold with plans for the future. And Gold is adamant Grant can lift the gloom and lead his team out of trouble, beginning on Saturday against fellow strugglers Wolves.

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City eye Assulin

By Simon Griver, October 6, 2010

Israeli teenager Gai Assulin looks set to join Man City on a four-year deal.

Assulin, a former Barcelona midfielder, underwent surgery on an injured knee last month. He visited Eastlands last week for a medical and was sent to a rehabilitation clinic to hasten his recovery.

Assuming there are no hitches, Assulin, 19, will join City and be loaned out for the remainder of the 2010/11 season.

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Huller hat-trick inspires South comeback

By Danny Caro, October 4, 2010

A hat-trick from debutant Leon Huller earned South Manchester Maccabi Sports Club 1st a 3-3 draw at Lawds in the Manchester Accountants League Premier Division.

Played in torrential conditions from first kick to last, South Manchester staged a remarkable comeback with Huller the hero.

South started on the back foot against a team clearly playing a number of quality players used to playing at a higher level.

The South midfield was overrun with their opponents quick passing which defied the boggy conditions and found themselves 3-0 down after just 20 minutes.

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