Football

Hats off to Hendon, says Harmen boss

By Danny Caro, November 18, 2010

Dan Uzan, manager of Southgate Harmen A, wants Hendon United A to win the title after they hit his team for six to go top of the Premier Division.

A hat-trick from Yishai Last plus further efforts from Greg Corin (2) and Ben Kon sealed a 6-1 victory, with new dad Alex Bourne, the husband of Rachel Stevens, registering Harmen's consolation.

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Israel beats Iceland in friendly

By Danny Caro, November 18, 2010

Two goals from debutant Omer Damari steered Israel to a 3-2 victory over Iceland at the Bloomfield Stadium on Wednesday night.

Played in front of only 4,500 spectators at the home of Hapoel Tel Aviv, Damari, a striker for Maccabi Petach Tikvah, marked his first international match with a goal inside five minute.

Damari put Luis Fernandez's men two goals up with another smart finish after 14 minutes.

It was 3-0 after 27 minutes when Maccabi Haifa's Lior Rafaelov fired home.

Iceland improved in the second half with two goals making the scoreline respectable at the final whistle.

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Karren Brady: Avram Grant won’t be sacked

By Danny Caro, November 17, 2010

Karren Brady, vice-chairman at West Ham, has given under-fire manager Avram Grant some breathing space by confirming that his job is safe until Christmas at least.

Ahead of Saturday’s trip to Liverpool, there has been growing pressure on Grant following a disastrous start to the season which has seen West Ham take just nine points from their first 13 games.

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Levy delighted with Spurs despite losses

By Danny Caro, November 12, 2010

Daniel Levy, chairman of Spurs, was full of optimism despite the club announcing an overall financial loss in the last 12 months.

Spurs made a £6.6m loss after tax for the year ending 30 June 2010 but revenues rose by £119.8m.

Levy said: "This period has seen the club produce a record turnover and a 23 per cent increase in operating profit.

"We are benefiting now from our investment to date in the first-team squad."

Spurs' best-ever Premier League finish of fourth boosted broadcast revenues and ensured every one of its home matches was sold out

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We won't get carried away, says Simons

By David Gold, November 11, 2010

Martin Simons, manager of Manchester Maccabi, is refusing to get carried away after his team claimed an eighth successive league victory to open up a three point lead at the top of the MJSL.
A hat-trick from Adam Stevens took them three points clear of nearest rivals Republic of Mancunia.

"I don't want to be over-confident," Simons warned. "We could suffer injuries or other teams could go on a good run.

"What I would say is that if we continue to play as we have been then we stand a very good chance of being there at the death."

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Bern on song as Redbridge crush rivals

By Danny Caro, November 11, 2010

Danny Berg, coach of Redbridge Jewish Care A, praised the star qualities of striker Daran Bern whose hat-trick boosted the leaders' title charge in a 5-1 demolition of nearest rivals Faithfold A.

Berg, who is also the MSFL Rep Team manager, praised Bern for his all-round performance as the Essex giants ripped apart their north London opponents in a stunning second half display at Fairlop.

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Corin class cages Lions

By Danny Caro, November 11, 2010

Redbridge striker Daran Bern was not the only star turn on matchday 10 of the Maccabi League season. A man-of-the-match display from Greg Corin helped Hendon A thump London Maccabi Lions B 8-0. Corin joined Yishai Last (2), Ben Kon (2), Saul Conway, Ari Last and Paul Bentley on the scoresheet as Hendon climbed to second in the table.

Jonny Blain, Daniel Sanford and top-scorer Jacob Gold steered North London Raiders A to a 3-2 victory over Lions A. Jon Green and Ben Joseph replied. Two goals from Ben Murrell helped Harmen A past Neasden B.

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Underdogs tag suits us, says Lee

By Danny Caro, November 11, 2010

Darryl Lee, manager of South Manchester Maccabi 1st, suggested on the eve of another hugely resonant derby match that he is in a win-win situation when his team lines up against Manchester Maccabi 1st, his former club, on Sunday.

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Matt finish suits London Lions

By Danny Caro, November 9, 2010

A hat-trick from Matt Stock helped London Lions produce arguably their best performance of the season to crush Bedford Town Reserve 5-2 in the South Midlands League Division One.

The Lions produced a football feast that would have graced any higher level against an excellent Bedford side whose first team play in the Zamaretto Premier league.

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Lions Pride in Family Cup Victory

By Danny Caro, November 9, 2010

London Maccabi Lions White booked their place in the second round of the Under 11’s League Cup after thumping Lions Blue 6-2.

On a cold crisp postmeridian in leafy Rowley Lane, as the low grise cumulus pirouetted née fox-trotted majestically akimbo the aquamarine skyline, Lions White produced a great display to beat the Blues, however the for large periods of the first half, the match was closer than the final scoreline suggested.

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