Football

Dazzling Davidson raises Raiders to top of tree

October 14, 2010

Goals from Ashley Davidson (2) and Jonny Summerfield helped North London Raiders move two points clear at the top of the Maccabi Masters League Division One as they beat Hendon Harriers 3-0.

The second division produced three results that all went against the form book. A hat-trick from Robert Botkai plus one from Allon Schick-Maier saw Temple Fortune end their losing streak with a 4-2 victory against previously unbeaten London Maccabi Lions. David Price and Julian Marks replied.

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Top Marks for Lions

By Danny Caro, October 14, 2010

Jordan Marks (2) and Charlie Cohen earned London Maccabi Lions a 3-1 win over Sun Postal in the Watford Friendly League Under 18 Blue Division.

Adam Arnold (4), Michael Kenley and Jamie Kutner found the net as Lions Under 16s thumped Panathinaikos 6-3. Lions Under 14s ran out 3-2 winners over St. Albans Rangers with Jack Davis (2) and Ethan Herman the goal men.

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Oldham Athletic chair looks to make cuts

October 14, 2010

Simon Corney, the chairman of Oldham Athletic, is struggling to cut down the size of his squad because players are reluctant to leave.

Corney this week confirmed that the club have lost £1.5m over the past 12 months. With 34 professionals on their books, Corney has been frustrated as moves to decrease numbers have stalled despite several players being made available for transfer.

Corney said four players have recently rejected moves to clubs either in League Two or the Blue Square Bet Premier. He said: "We have been trying to get players out but they don't want to go.

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Rampant Raiders shoot down leaders

October 14, 2010

Premier Division leaders Redbridge Jewish Care A suffered their first defeat of the season as they were beaten 4-0 by North London Raiders A. Jacob Gold (2), Adam Joselyn and supersub Igal Yahya completed the rout.

Joint-manager Adam Fegan said: "Week by week we are improving. We continued to play our football and some excellent finishing swung the game in our favour."

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South clip Falcons

October 14, 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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Republic don't fear anyone, says Bloch

October 14, 2010

Republic of Mancunia are determined to fire the title race wide open when they meet championship rivals Manchester Maccabi 3rd.

Republic sit third in the league, level on points with second place Maccabi and leaders South Manchester after an impressive run of form.

And after two Moishe Hasid goals gave them a 2-0 win at Oakhill Lions, Republic are now aiming to extend their unbeaten run with victory over Maccabi.

"We're bang in form at the moment and we just want to keep on playing and winning," said Republic star Anthony Bloch.

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Benson hits jackpot for runaway Fortune

October 14, 2010

Man of the moment Rob Benson scored four times to help high-flying Fortune flatten Hendon B in this JC MSFL Division Two top of the table clash.

Benson, however, was quick to heap the praise on 17-year-old winger Dave Gance, who made four of his side's eight goals, as well as scoring two himself.

Benson, who has now bagged nine league goals this term, said: "I always feel confident when I'm given good service. Young Dave has been a revelation so far this season."

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Israel manager faces uncertain future

By Simon Griver and Danny Caro, October 14, 2010

EURO 2012 The future of Luis Fernandez, the Israel manager, hangs in the balance after back-to-back defeats against Croatia and Greece left the team's hopes of qualification hanging by a thread.

Israel went down 2-1 at home to Croatia followed by the same scoreline in Greece on Tuesday night. Two goals from Spurs midfielder Niko Kranjcar resulted in defeat at the Ramat Gan Stadium with Etay Shechter's strike in the last 10 minutes coming to no avail against Croatia.

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Investigation into football abuse claims

By James Masters, October 14, 2010

The Manchester FA are set to look into allegations that a Jewish man was racially abused by an opposition player during a Sunday League game in Manchester.

The man, whose son was playing for South Manchester Sports Club's Under 16 side, was called a "dirty ******* Jewish ****" during the contest against Mable United in Whitefield.

The player was promptly shown the red card for his actions and can now expect to be investigated by the FA.

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Benayoun heads to Finland for surgery

By Danny Caro, October 13, 2010

Yossi Benayoun will travel to Finland on Sunday and undergo surgery on his ruptured achilles tendon the following day.

The Chelsea midfielder consulted a leading Swedish specialist in London this week who confirmed the diagnosis of Israel national team Dr. Mark Rosnovsky and an MRI scan at Assouta Hospital in Tel Aviv that Benayoun had a badly torn achilles tendon.

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