Football

Murrell late show frustrates Neasden

By James Martin, May 6, 2010

Southgate Harmen blew the Division One promotion race wide open as a late wonder strike from Ben Murrell saw them leapfrog Neasden in the race for promotion.

Neasden had only themselves to blame as they failed to build on a good start given to them by leading scorer Ryan Sher. They paid the penalty as goals by Craig Phillips and Murrell means Harmen can go four points clear in second if they beat Oakwood on Sunday.

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Hendon Hawks romp home

May 6, 2010

Hendon Hawks A Under 10's romped to victory in a top of the table clash against HMH White.

After a goalless first half, the Hawks went goal crazy, netting seven times in the second period to run out 7-2 winners.

Having created ample opportunities with quick passing into feet and plenty of movement off the ball, the Hawks came out for the second half determined to grab the win and immediately went in front, courtesy of David Amor who was on hand to tap the ball into the back of the net at the back post.

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Lions ready for title showdown

By Danny Caro, May 5, 2010

London Lions’ title hopes were dealt a blow after they were held 1-1 by Sandridge Rovers in the Herts Senior County League Premier Division on Tuesday night.

A first-half strike from midfielder Daniel Stanton put the Lions ahead but they were left to rue missed chances as Rovers equalised after 75 minutes.

James Gershfield and Dean Nyman spurned chances to kill the game off.

Lions manager Tony Gold said: “Sandridge is always a difficult place to go. We played well on a terrible pitch in what was our seventh match in 14 days.

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Lions Under 9s win cup

May 4, 2010

It was a case of third time lucky for London Maccabi Lions Under 9s as they beat Panathainakos to win the Watford Friendly League Cup.

Beaten by Panathainakos twice in the league this season, the Lions were grateful to the efforts of groundstaff at Everett Rovers who worked wonders to enable the game to go ahead after torrential rain.

Both teams were marched to the pitch in true final style and the game started in a fast and ferocious pace with Lions keeper Hadley Shapps being forced into an early good save by the Panathainakos striker.

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London Lions reserves win cup

May 4, 2010

London Lions' County League reserve side put another piece of silverware in the Rowley Lane cabinet when they came from behind to win a pulsating County Cup final.

Jon Green and Dan Jacobs have assembled a side combining a superb mix of youth and experience - the likes of captain Tim Becker and ex-Charlton star Paul Linger the guiding lights for a crop graduates from their Under 18 set up, with no fewer than six teenagers making it into this final squad.

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Team GB name 17-man squad for EMFT defence

May 4, 2010

Maccabi GB will take a 17-man Open Football squad to defend the European Maccabi Football Trophy in Spain later this month.

The young squad will be led by Phil Peters and Jamie Slavin.

Open Football Squad is:

Dan Lee (Redbridge)
Jerome Marks (Woodford Wanderers)
Joel Lassman (Brady Maccabi)
Laurence Judah (FC Team)
Lewis Blitz (NL Raiders)
Jeff Gotch (Montana Boca Utd)
Joe Cohen (Faithfold)
Jonny Kay (UJS Norstar)
Nick Woolf (NL Raiders)
Adam Posner (NL Raiders)
Jamie Freed (UJS Norstar)
David Green (King Solomon)
Ziggy Lichman (Southgate Harmen)

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Benayoun contemplates future away from Anfield

May 4, 2010

Yossi Benayoun has admitted that his Liverpool future is far from certain.

The Reds have turned down to approaches for Israel captain from CSKA Moscow, the second a £9m offer, in January, but with uncertainty hanging over the future of manager Rafa Benitez, Benayoun has now confessed that he does not know if he will still be at Anfield next season.

With Liverpool failing to secure a top four finish, and consequently missing out of Champions League football in season 2010/11, Benayoun said: "It's very difficult to speak now about next season.

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Hendon bounce back in Peter Morrison Trophy

By Danny Caro, April 29, 2010

Hendon United A got over their JC Cyril Anekstein Cup final blues by booking their place in the last eight of the Peter Morrison Trophy with a 3-1 win against Montana Boca United A. Saul Conway (2) and Yishai Last took them through. Mitch Green replied.

Daryl Phillips (2), Dan Perkins, Paul Lenchner and Alex Taylor helped Faithfold A into the semi-finals after they thumped the Maccabi Masters Select XI 5-0.

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Cole ready to ditch stars as Reps reach cup final

By James Martin, April 29, 2010

Jamie Cole admits that he faces a major selection headache after his patchwork JC MSFL Rep team advanced to the final of the London Inter-League Cup.

Goals from Ben Ellis and Danny Daggers clinched a 2-0 win over the North London and South Herts League side at Brimsdown Rovers as a depleted Maccabi League followed up their opening victory over the Turkish Federation League in style .

Devoid of the likes of Paul Hakim, Adam Stolerman and Daniel Stanton, Maccabi progressed thanks to graft rather than skill, and a little luck - as they survived an early onslaught.

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Who says Jewish football is dead?

By Danny Caro, April 29, 2010

There were goals galore at the Maccabi GB Primary League finals at Wingate & Finchley on a day when the results all went the way of the form book.

Seven teams lined up for the junior football showpiece that separated the men from the boys.

The finals took place a year after the future of the Jewish youth game in London looked in doubt following the demise of the AJY League. Since then, a number of players joined the revamped Maccabi league with supporters treated to a real sporting spectacle at the Abrahams Stadium.

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