Football

Job done as Team stay up

May 14, 2009

FC Team player-manager Mitch Young hailed his side as they claimed the point needed to retain Middlesex County League Division One status.

Threatened by relegation all season, Team drew with Wilberforce Wanderers to climb out of the danger zone.

Young said: “This has to be my greatest achievement at the club to date. We were on -3 points up until the beginning of December and had to change the squad around, regroup and now we have survived relegation in our first season at this level.

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Stormin Norman takes charge at Wingate

May 13, 2009

David Norman has been appointed first team manager Wingate and Finchley.

He takes over from caretaker manager Ben Winston who will work alongside the new boss.

Winston commented: “I'm really excited to be working with Dave. I think together we can form an exciting partnership and push Wingate further up the league table. We can't wait to get started. I think he is the man who can move us forward.”

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Sam’s the man as Lions thump Leeds

May 11, 2009

Under 15 National Cup final: London Maccabi Lions 8 Leeds Maccabi 1

The Lions romped home in the Under 15 National Cup final after running out 8-1 winners at Wingate & Finchley.

The Londoners scored twice early on with Yoav Kestenbaum playing in Sam Lewis to fire home.

The impressive Joel Grayson set up goal three with a pinpoint cross headed home by Samuel Marchant.

Inspirational captain Jake Yudelowitz got in on the act with a fantastic shot from 30 yards out that went in off the post.

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Lions land the double

May 11, 2009

London Lions Under Nines have won the league and cup double.

They claimed the West Herts League Yellow Division and the West Herts League Junior League Cup.

Jack Bluston (3) and Jonathan Lubin struck in the 4-0 win at Tring Tornadoes Blue and their title success was confirmed with a 5-0 victory over Leverstock Green Cedars with goals from Elan Brooks 2, Jonathan Lubin, Jonah Miller and Jordan

Mansoor. The clinched the title with a game to spare after recording 15 wins and two draws from 17 matches.

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Ellis helps Neasden retain Morrison

By Danny Caro, May 11, 2009

A 76th minute strike from defender Jonny Ellis helped NWN retain the Jewish FA Cup as they battled past Hendon in a war of attrition at Wingate & Finchley.

An uneventful first half saw Daniel Stanton come closest to breaking the deadlock but Hendon keeper Danny Berliner was equal to his volley.

Berliner was the hero again midway through the second half after Lee Cash's corner bounced up and hit the hand of Hendon's Dovid Korman. Ref Jon Smith, in his last match, pointed to the spot but Cash's low shot was brilliantly parried by the Maccabiah keeper.

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Perfect 10

May 7, 2009

Pel City thumped Division Two basement boys Clayhall B 10-0 with goals from Perry Somers (3), Andrew Cohen (2), Paul Herszaft, Eddie Saleh, Jonny Firmin, Ray Selman and Spencer Brookner.

Paul Cramer (2) and Arthur Duke earned London Maccabi Lions B finished in third place after a 3-2 win over Temple Fortune B.

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Pinner sting the Hornets

May 7, 2009

Pinner JFC Under 16s came from behind to beat Everett Rovers Red 3-1 in the Watford Friendly League Yellow Division. Ollie Sanker, Alex Trup and Toby Mann saw them home.

Lewis Decker (2), Joel Shaw (2), Miles Freeman and Tamir Lesley eased Pinner Under 15s to a 6-0 success over Watford Youth Sports Red in the Yellow Division in a game dominated by Joe Haftel.

Goals from Jake Colton and Joe Herman were not enough as Pinner Under 12’s lost 3-2 against Alexandra Park West in the WFL Yellow Division. Sam Bard was named man-of-the-match.

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HMH heroes

May 7, 2009

HMH landed the Martin Lane Under 11 Cup after coming from behind to beat Manchester Maccabi at Oldham Athletic’s Boundary Park.

Goals from Daniel Gubbay, Jack Josephs and Joseph Eagell earned the Highgate boys the National Maccabi Trophy, the team’s seventh piece of silverware in four seasons.

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Nice touch for London boys

May 7, 2009

London Lions Under 18s have won the Watford Friendly League Blue division.

The Lions played with style and commitment throughout the season and finished with the best defensive record in the division. Coached by Tunji Banjo, the ex-Nigeria and Orient player, they were also second highest scorers.

Across 18 league games, the team claimed 11 victories, three draws and four defeats, finishing on 36 points.

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Lions win in Europe

May 7, 2009

London Maccabi Lions Under 14s played two matches in an end-of-season tour to Amsterdam.

They beat SV Dios 10-2 in the opener in a game where the hosts found it difficult to live with the pace and skill of the Lions side.

SV Amstelland proved a much tougher proposition. The feeder club to Ajax demonstrated excellent technique but struggled to cope with the more physical attributes of the English game

After some sustained pressure from the home side and an outstanding save from Sam Greenberg, Lions took the lead with a powerful finish from Michael Kenley.

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