Football

Republic’s magnificent 7 strike gold

By James Masters, March 30, 2012

Republic of Mancunia 2nd manager Paul Levy paid tribute to his players after they lifted the Mike Samberg Israel seven-a-side trophy.

Levy’s side defeated Hyde Park Rovers 3-2 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in the final.
Daniel Klapisch kept his nerve to score the winning penalty, while keeper Dan Caplin was the hero after pulling off a number of stunning saves.

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Klinger’s invitation has been a long time coming

By Danny Caro, March 30, 2012

It's great to hear that there will be a Jewish player in the County Championship this season, well at least for the first few weeks.

Michael Klinger’s involvement is long overdue as he has been doing great things Down Under for the past few seasons.

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Cup hat-trick for Wingate & Finchley

By Paul Lerman, March 30, 2012

David Smouha was one of the scorers as Wingate & Finchley Under 18s won the AFA Cup following a thrilling 3-2 extra-time victory over Valley Park Rangers.

Smouha, who also had a goal disallowed, capped a brilliant solo effort by sending a rasping drive in off the post to make it 2-0.

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Champagne on ice as Hapoel lose

By Simon Griver, March 30, 2012

Hapoel Kiryat Shmona missed the chance to clinch their first-ever Ligat Ha’Al title after going down 1-0 at home to Bnei Yehuda.

Victory would have handed Kiryat Shmona the championship, but the surprise defeat, following a 73rd minute effort from Shalev Menashe, still leaves them 16 points clear of Hapoel Tel Aviv, with only six games remaining.

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Lions snatch a draw from the jaws of victory

March 30, 2012

MOLTEN SPARTAN SOUTH MIDLANDS LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
Ampthill Town 4 London Lions 4

London Lions extended their unbeaten run to five games, but they have only themselves to blame after conceding a 4-1 advantage in the final few minutes against fellow high-flyers Ampthill Town following an eight-goal thriller.

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Another cup final for Hendon. Now that's handy

By Danny Caro, March 29, 2012

David Garbacz, the manager of Hendon, says that he will take his team to Wingate & Finchley for next month’s Peter Morrison Trophy final with a clear conscience following accusations from Brady boss Josh Rosenfeld that
Hendon’s winning goal came as a result of a “blatant handball”.

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Danny Caro's Division Three TOTW: March 25

By Danny Caro, March 28, 2012

1. Darren Rolfe (UJIA)

2. Tony Plaskow (UJIA)

3. Adam Levene (North West Neasden C)

4. Tony Chadwick (North West Neasden C)

5. Ashley Freeman (UJIA)

6. Simon Levene (North West Neasden C)

7. Mark Engel (North West Neasden C)

8. Daniel Lassman (Glenthorne B)

9. Dean Shaw (Blizzard Storm)

10. Joe Stolerman ((Blizzard Storm)

11. Assi Avital (UJIA)

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JC MSFL Matchday 30 preview

By Danny Caro, March 28, 2012

There semi-finals of the JC Barry Goldstein Trophy take centre stage on Sunday as UJIA, Blizzard Storm, Neasden C and Glenthorne B battle it out for a place at Wingate & Finchley. Elsewhere, there is action in all five divisions of the JC MSFL. Danny Caro looks ahead to all the big match action.

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Selwyn praises 'strong ref'

By James Masters, March 27, 2012

Leeds Maccabi boss Ian Selwyn heaped praise on referee Philip Worth following a racist incident during his side’s Leeds Sunday Alliance League Cup clash.

Selwyn was left fuming after a player from Leeds Amateurs was shown a straight red card for making an alleged racist comment during last Sunday’s 3-2 defeat.

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A time for reflection for us all

By Danny Caro, March 27, 2012

It’s been a tough week for so many people. Truth be told, I almost fell out of love with football over the incident involving Bolton’s Fabrice Muamba. It really hit me for six and I’ve been feeling flat all week.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, events in Toulouse put me at rock bottom. I can’t imagine how the families must be feeling. My heart goes out to them.

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