Football

Nine-man Rovers steal the show

By James Masters, September 28, 2010

Hyde Park Rovers boss Phillip Braham has warned his hot-headed students to leave their raging antics at home following their fiery clash against Manchester Maccabi 3rds.

Rovers were reduced to nine men after having Bobby Abrahams and Jason Wise sent off during their hard-earned 2-1 victory over the previously unbeaten league leaders.

Both were dismissed for two bookable offences as tempers flared in a pulsating contest which saw Martin Simons' men suffer their first defeat in six games.

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Benayoun to have horse treatment for calf injury

By Simon Griver, September 28, 2010

Yossi Benayoun is set to undergo the controversial horse placenta treatment from Serbian physiotherapist Marijana Kovicevic in a bid to be fit for Israel's upcoming vital Euro 2012 qualifiers.

The Chelsea midfielder limped off in the second half of last week's Carling Cup defeat against Newcastle last week after tearing a muscle in his right calf. The initial diagnosis was that he would be out for at least three weeks, missing Israel's home game against Croatia on October 9 and visit to Greece on October 12.

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Depleted Lions make their point

By Danny Caro, September 28, 2010

London Lions took a valuable point against high flying Hoddesdon Town in the South Midlands League Division One.

Andy Glynne's second-half goal ensured Lions took a point after a poor first-half performance.

Both sides were devoid of regular first team players and the game and result reflected that. Among the absentees for the Lions were top-scorer James Gershfield, Adam Stolerman, Craig Ellis, Danny Berg and Ben Ellis. Blustery conditions in Broxbourne made it difficult for both teams to find any rhythm and resulted in a scrappy affair.

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Howard Webb to referee Hapoel

By Simon Griver, September 27, 2010

Uefa have announced that Howard Webb will officiate Hapoel Tel Aviv's Champions League Group Stage match with Lyon at Bloomfield Stadium on Wednesday night.

Webb, 39, is considered the world's top referee after taking charge of the World Cup final between Spain and Holland in South Africa in July and last May’s Champions League final between Inter Milan and Bayern Munich.

Webb took charge of the goalless Premiership draw between Fulham and Everton at Craven Cottage on Saturday.

Hapoel lost their opening Group B match 2-0 against Benfica. They currently lie 8th in Ligat Ha’al.

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Leeker sends Manchester Maccabi through

By Danny Caro, September 27, 2010

Manchester Maccabi 1st progressed into the next round of the County Manchester County Cup after beating Middleton Colts 3-2. Adam Lavin, Michael Sacks and Rafi Leeker were the marksmen.

A goal from Andy Glynne helped London Lions come from behind to draw against Hoddesdon Town in the South Midlands League Division One.

Manchester Maccabi 1st progressed into the next round of the County Manchester County Cup after beating Middleton Colts 3-2.

In a re-arranged tie, it was colts who settled first, but a couple of long range shots did not really trouble Dan Garman in the Maccabi goal

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FC Team reach round two

By Danny Caro, September 27, 2010

FC Team moved into the third round of the Middlesex County Senior Open Cup after despatching Brentham FC 2-0.

Mitch Young’s men arrived with a depleted squad with no substitutes and without a recognised keeper. Down to the bare bones, Young was forced to fill in between the sticks.

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Yuval 'compelled to play' on Yom Kippur

September 21, 2010

Yuval Spungin faces a backlash in Israel after playing for Omonia Nicosia in Cyprus in their 4-0 away win over Larnaca on Yom Kippur.

Spungin, a former Maccabi Tel Aviv defender, claimed he was compelled to play by his club.

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Faithfold overpower champions

By Danny Caro, September 21, 2010

Daryl Phillips, assistant-manager of Faithfold A, has called for calm after the Superhoops went three points clear at the top of the Premier Division after beating defending champions North West Neasden A.

Victories in their first three matches against title rivals Hendon United Sports Club A, London Maccabi Lions A and Neasden have put Faithfold in a strong position as they look to win the title for the first time since 2005.

Phillips said: "This was another squad performance where everyone did a job."

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Brady gleeful after beating rivals

September 21, 2010

Brady Maccabi came from behind to thump arch rivals Glenthorne United A 4-1 in Division One. Greg Morris put the Thornes on top but Brady rallied with goals from Mark Wagman (2), David Sawyer and Scott Ansher.

South Mancs A recorded their first win, beating North London Raiders 2-0 with strikes from Gavin Sherman and Paul Rodin.

There was double delight for South Mancs as the B team despatched Clayhall 5-1 courtesy of Richard Smith, Paul Herszaft (2), Oren Wolf and Marc Schneiderman. Mark Goldman scored Clayhall's consolation.

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MJSL best is yet to come, says Simons

By James Masters, September 21, 2010

Martin Simons has struck fear into the hearts of the MJSL by declaring there's more to come from his rampant Maccabi machine.

The league leaders racked up their fifth consecutive victory of the season to maintain their 100 per cent record following a comfortable 2-0 win over Westdene 1sts.

Talented midfielder Louie Basso continued his impressive run of form with a classy double to give Maccabi victory and send them six points clear at the summit.

But manager Simons was left unimpressed with his side's showing – despite watching them romp to victory yet again.

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