Football

Haroldeans take top spot

April 15, 2010

Goals from Johnny Abrams and Anthony Beilin sent Haroldeans top of the Joan Collins Premier Division after they beat long-time leaders Republic of Mancunia.

Billed as a potential title decider, the match on Merseyside proved to be a real thriller. Haroldeans settled first and came close when Zach Goodman's 30 yarder crashed against the bar. Republic forged ahead on 35 minutes when Paul Basger slotted past keeper Mike Cross.

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Met Police beat Lions

April 15, 2010

Lions manager Tony Gold was left to reflect on an opportunity missed after his team were beaten by a last-minute goal from Met Police in the semi-finals of the Aubrey Cup.

Gold said: "We were an accident waiting to happen and it happened in the 90th minute.

London Maccabi Lions Under Nine's A team have reached the final of the Watford Friendly League Cup after beating league leaders Harvesters on penalties.

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FC Team in London FA Cup final

April 15, 2010

FC Team manager Mitch Young has named a full-strength squad ahead of tomorrow's London FA Cup final against holders Flanders FC.

An excellent run of form in the second half of the season has helped FC Team climb the Middlesex County League Division One table, and they go into the match full of optimism.

Having only conceded twice in five rounds on the way to the final at Croydon Athletic FC, Young is quietly confident of beating a team who last season won the Essex Business Housing League Premier League.

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Leeds Maccabi beat FC Team A

April 15, 2010

Leeds Maccabi proved too strong for FC Team A, running out 5-1 winners in the Peter Morrison Trophy. David Woolman, Josh Rose, Oshri Amar, Ben Ullmann and Adam Gilman were the marksmen. Leading 1-0, Rose missed a penalty before James Ryan hauled FC Team back on terms. But Leeds powered on to set up a quarter-final away at North West Neasden B.

Leeds acting manager James Warner said: "I thought we were absolutely outstanding. All in all this was a full and complete performance."

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Haifa President fury point loss in league reshuffle

By Simon Griver, April 15, 2010

Jacob Shahar, the Maccabi Haifa President, has blasted Ligat Ha'al organisers after his team's lead at the top of the Israeli Premier Division was cut to three points following a league restructure.

Maccabi's goalless draw against city rivals Hapoel saw the title race blown wide open after their lead was cut from eight points to three following the introduction of a complex new system introduced by the Israel FA resulted in all teams having their points halved.

Shahar said: "Titles should be decided on the pitch. This new system only harms football and won't bring in bigger crowds."

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Hendon United won't give up title

By James Martin, April 15, 2010

Hendon United A manager David Garbacz insisted his side "won't let go of our trophy" after an excellent display took them past Premier Division rivals Faithfold and booked a place against London Lions A in the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup final.

Reflecting on his side's performance, achieved without the services of Alex Gilbert, Josh Bentley and Greg Corin, Garbacz proclaimed Hendon the "best Jewish footballing team in the country," and at times, their pass and move football matched that statement.

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Lions two good for PSV

April 15, 2010

Goals from Daniel Stanton and James Gershfield helped London Lions bounc back from Saturday's cup semi-final defeat as they beat a Park Street Village side 2-0.

Facing a tough wind and going up the slope in the first-half the Lions rear guard of Adam Myeroff, Jon Ellis, Guy Morris and Tony Gold had to dig deep and soak up relentless pressure as PSV attacked with purpose and intent.

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GB announce trial dates for EMG Open football squad

April 15, 2010

Ben Winston, manager of Team GB, has started the search for the players that will make up his squad at next year’s European Maccabi Games in Vienna.

Team GB’s Open football section has performed to a high level over the past few years, winning bronze in Rome in 2007 followed by silver at last year’s Maccabiah Games. The aim for next year is gold.

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Haroldeans edge past Republic of Mancunia

April 13, 2010

Goals from Johnny Abrams and Anthony Beilin sent Haroldeans top of the MJSL Joan Collins Premier Division after they beat long-time leaders Republic of Mancunia 2-1.

The match on Merseyside was billed as a title decider and proved to be a real thriller.

Republic went into the match knowing that victory would take them six points clear. For Haroldeans, maximum points would put them in pole position, given that they have four games in hand.

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Grant dedicates cup win to late father

By Simon Griver and Danny Caro, April 12, 2010

Avram Grant, the Portsmouth manager, dedicated Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final win over Spurs to his late father, Meir.

With relegation from the Premiership officially confirmed the day before the tie, Pompey, who are in administration and were recently hit with a points deduction, defied the odds to claim victory in extra time at Wembley.

Following the match, Grant travelled to Poland to mark Holocaust Day. The Israeli, 54, will participate in the March of the Living ceremony at Auschwitz-Birkenau, together with his two teenage children, Daniel and Romi

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