Football

Brady back at the summit

January 28, 2010

Brady Maccabi A returned to the top Maccabi Masters League Division One after thumping London Maccabi Lions A 8-0. Nick Collins (2), Jon Cohen (2), David Rose (2), Laurence Beck and Mark Wagman were the marksmen.

Ollie Olsen and Mark Powell earned South Manx a 2-2 draw against Faithfold. Goals from Mark Kingston (2) and Richard Fox helped EDRS Stonegrove maintain their Division two title charge with a 3-2 win over Glenthorne United B. Laurence Lambert and Adam Lennard replied.

Norstar beat Temple Fortune 3-1 with goals from Steve Feiger, David Coburn and Richard Kleiner.

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De Ridder injured in Hapoel Tel Aviv debut

By Simon Griver, January 28, 2010

Daniel De Ridder lasted just 16 minutes in his Hapoel Tel Aviv debut, a goalless draw against defending champions Maccabi Haifa on Monday.

Having joined on loan from Wigan last week, De Ridder came off the bench in the 66th minute at Kiryat Eliezer but had to be substituted eight minutes from time, needing five stitches after a clash of heads with Maccabi’s John Culma.

De Ridder expects to be fit for the weekend game against Maccabi Netanya.

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Lions still contenders for MSFL title

By James Martin, January 28, 2010

LONDON MACCABI LIONS A 3-1 HENDON UNITED A

Lions showed they are still contenders for the Premier Division title after a rusty-looking Hendon were put to the sword by Max Fieldgrass, Yoav Lebens and Mike Pearson.

An even opening half-hour saw Avidan Last, alone up front, shoot just wide for Hendon whilst Avi Schwarz’s curling shot was palmed away by Danny Berliner at the other end, before the Lions took the lead just before half-time. Fieldgrass received a through ball from Sam Arghebant and clipped past Berliner at his near post.

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Faithfold cling to top spot in MSFL

By Danny Caro, January 28, 2010

Faithfold A came from 3-1 down to remain joint top of the Premier Division after beating basement battlers Glenthorne United A 5-3. Paul Lenchner (2), Daryl Phillips, James Taylor and Alex Taylor were the scorers for Faithfold.

Strikes from Nick Astaire, David Dinkin and Jonathan Green helped London Maccabi Lions B’s beat Hendon United B 3-1.

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Neasden blame injury for poor cup performance

By Danny Caro, January 28, 2010

North West Neasden A boss Jamie Cole blamed poor fitness for a defeat which dashed their hopes of becoming the first Maccabi League team to win five cups in a season.

Last season’s double winners suffered their first defeat of the campaign as they were eliminated from the London Challenge Cup, losing 3-1 to Vista in the third round. Lee Cash scored for Neasden.

Cole said: “Even though we lacked in terms of fitness due to a lack of games, we still had the chances.

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Liverpool: We won't sell Benayoun

By Danny Caro, January 27, 2010

Liverpool have today dismissed reports that Israel midfielder Yossi Benayoun will join Dynamo Moscow.

The Russian club have made a £7 million offer for Benayoun and are understood to be offering him a three-year contract, with the option of a fourth year, on terms of about £40,000 a week.

And although Dynamo claim that they agreed personal terms Benayoun’s agent, a Liverpool spokesman confirmed: “The player is not for sale, it's as simple as that.”

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Wingate & Finchley our of Ryman League Cup

By Danny Caro, January 27, 2010

A James Gershfield double could not prevent Wingate & Finchley from going out of the Championship Managers Ryman League Cup after they were beaten 3-2 by Canvey Island.

Travelling to the freezing Essex coast for this last 16 tie against Ryman Premier Division opposition, .manager Dave Norman made a number of changes with three tough league matches ahead rested Craig Ellis, among others. These changes allowed places for Gershfield up front.

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FC Team victory over Kentish Town

By Danny Caro, January 25, 2010

Richard Salmon and Laurence Judah were among the scorers as FC Team claimed victory in their first outing of 2010 with a 3-1 success over Kentish Town in the Middlesex County League Division One.

Playing on an excellent surface at John Lyon School in Harrow, Team started the match brightly with Irvine Howson and Salmon going close.

Team piled on the pressure in the first half and Kentish Town were having difficulties dealing with some excellent set-pieces from Jon Breger and Neil Weyman. They should have forged ahead but somehow, Paul Kent headed over from underneath the cross bar.

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Bourne out for five weeks

By Danny Caro, January 22, 2010

Southgate Harmen A’s title hopes have suffered a major blow after it was confirmed that striker Alex Bourne has been ruled out for five weeks with a cracked metatarsal.

Bourne, the league joint-top goal-scorer on 13 goals, has helped Harmen lead the JC MSFL Division One table from the beginning of the season with two hat-tricks to his tally. The husband of pop star Rachel Stevens has scored 18 goals in all competitions.

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Hapoel Tel Aviv sign De Ridder from Wigan

By Danny Caro, January 22, 2010

Daniel De Ridder is expected to make his debut for Hapoel Tel Aviv on Monday in the top of the table clash at Maccabi Haifa after sealing a six-month loan deal from Wigan.

The 25-year-old Dutchman has moved to Israel until the end of the season in a deal worth £180,000.

Celta Vigo, his former club, were also interested but the winger was not keen about playing in the Spanish second division.

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