Football

Israel handed World Cup lifeline

By Danny Caro, September 10, 2009

Israel were handed a World Cup lifeline as a late goal from Moldova in Greece saw the group’s bottom team claim an unlikely draw, a result which keeps the group, and Israel’s hopes, alive.

Even after Israel’s 7-0 win over Luxembourg last night, it looked as though the writing was on the wall for Dror Kashtan’s men following Saturday disastrous home defeat against Latvia.

Now, Kashtan is looking for a football miracle next month. Israel finish with matches at home to Moldova on October 10 followed by a trip to Switzlerland four days later.

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World Cup: Israel thrash Luxembourg

By Danny Caro, September 9, 2009

A hat-trick from Elyaniv Barda steered Israel to a 7-0 win over Luxembourg in Wednesday night World Cup qualifier in Ramat Gan.

Beaten 1-0 at home by Latvia at the weekend, Dror Kashtan's men led 4-0 at the break, with Genk striker Barda helping himself to a first-half hat-trick.

Barda opened the scoring after nine minutes. Aviram Bruchian doubled the lead six minutes later before Barda made it 3-0 midway through the half.

The striker, who was recently linked with a move to the Premiership, completed his treble two minutes before the break.

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MSFL forum: Have your say

By Danny Caro, September 7, 2009


This is the place where YOU can have YOUR say on the new season.

We're happy to take your comments and hope to see some lively discussions - but we would ask one thing: keep it clean.

If you're already registered on thejc.com, then follow this link. If not, just follow the simple steps. It's free.

I'll be checking in from time to time, adding my thoughts on all the latest issues.

Danny

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Israel's World Cup dream shattered

By Danny Caro, September 6, 2009

Israel manager Dror Kashtan conceded defeat in his attempt to steer Israel to next year's World Cup finals after they were beaten by Latvia in Ramat Gan on Saturday night.

A second half header from Kaspars Gorkss left Israel's hopes in tatters. They remain fourth in Group 2 with three games left, starting with Luxembourg at home on Wednesday. Qualification is still possible, but their fate is out of their hands.

The decisive strike maintained Latvia's qualification hopes on a night when group leaders Greece were beaten by Switzerland.

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Who's hot, who's not and who's just plain up for it

By Danny Caro, September 3, 2009

The opening weekend of season 2009/10 of the JC MSFL features some mouth-watering contests. Match of the day comes in the Premier Division where JC Cyril Anekstein Cup holders Hendon United A entertain Faithfold A at Hadley FC.

The Hammers have been busy over the summer with new boss David Garbacz busy with his chequebook as the team looks set to repeat their League Cup final success over North West Neasden A to win the championship.

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Lions maintain winning ways

By Danny Caro, September 3, 2009

London Lions remain joint top of the Herts County Senior League Premier Division table with the systematic dismantling of Mill End Sports, winning 3-0 at Clarence Park.

Goals by Adam Stolerman, Ben Lampert and Ben Ellis saw off the spirited resistance of the visitors who had their goalkeeper to thank for keeping the scoreline respectable.

Lions came close on 12 minutes when Lee Cash drove in from the right only to see his shot fly wide of the near post. Mill End’s keeper then smothered the ball as Adam Stolerman tried to round him

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We'll make our mark, says league boss

September 3, 2009

League chairman David Wolff is predicting big things from Maccabi League teams in the non-Jewish cups this season.

He said: “I’m very pleased that we have a second team — North West Neasden A — in the Sunday FA Cup. I’m looking for them and London Maccabi Lions A to progress.

“I’m also delighted to see both sides in the London Sunday Challenge Cup and expect Neasden to go all the way this time. I hope to see several teams, that have entered the County Cup, make their mark.”

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MSFL preview: Premier Division

By Danny Caro, September 3, 2009

Targeting a third consecutive Premier Division title, North West Neasden A start the campaign as favourites.

The addition of Maccabiah star James Gershfield and Mancunian Kyle Bentwood means they should not be hard-hit by the loss of Ricky Kennet and Lee Bibring, who have returned to London Maccabi Lions A after one season.

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MSFL: Top summer signings

September 3, 2009

Paul Hakim (unaffiliated - Brady Maccabi)

James Gershfield (USA university scholarship to NW Neasden A)

Adam Stolerman (NW Neasden A to Redbridge Jewish Care A)

Lewis Walker (Glenthorne United A to Redbridge Jewish Care A)

Steve Faye (Glenthorne United A to Redbridge Jewish Care B)

Yoni Raeburn (Faithfold A to Montana Boca United B)

Ben Law (Montana Boca United A to Faithfold A)

Jonny Kaye (Bafana Bafana to UJS Norstar A)

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MSFL fixtures

September 3, 2009

Premier Division
Hendon United A vs Faithfold A, London Maccabi Lions A vs Hendon United B, North West Neasden A vs Glenthorne United A, South Manx A vs London Maccabi
Lions B

Division One
Montana Boca United A vs Red Sea, North London Raiders A vs North West Neasden B, Southgate Harmen A vs Camden Park

Division Two
FC Team A vs Faithfold B, Holy Mount Zion vs Southgate Harmen B, North London Raiders B vs London Maccabi Lions C, Rapid Banta vs FC Team B

Division Three

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