Football

Easy as one, two three for HMH heroes

April 30, 2009

HMH A won the Maccabi Primary Football League Under Nine’s Challenge Cup after beating HISHU A 3-1 courtesy of goals from Archie Allen, Alex Rose and Jamie Delane.

HISHU A clinched the Under 11 league and cup double after thumping Alyth Belsize B Red 6-1 in the final at Wingate & Finchley.

London Maccabi Lions Under 11s secured the West Herts League Division Three title with a game to spare after beating title rivals Little Gaddesden.

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A happy end

By Danny Caro, April 30, 2009

Wingate & Finchley caretaker manager Ben Winston has been asked to stay on at the club after steering them to their best ever finish in the Division One North.

In his eight games in charge, Winston claimed five wins, a draw and two defeats, culminating in a narrow loss at Ware. “I have really enjoyed my time as manager,” said Winston. “It has been fantastic to take on this challenge and to finish in the highest ever league position for the club is really positive.

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Yossi’s set to cash in

April 30, 2009

Yossi Benayoun looks set be offered a new contract at Liverpool after an inspired performance over the second half of the season.

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Grant considers the Czech cheque

April 30, 2009

Avram Grant has been approached with a view of becoming the next manager of the Czech Republic national team.

The former Chelsea manager, 53, has been out of work for almost a year and is reported to have been offered a four-year deal worth £900,000 a year.

The Czech FA have been in negotiations with Grant’s agent Pini Zahavi, and vice-president Jaroslav Vacek confirmed: “We have spoken with a person who officially represents Mr Grant. We still hear how the team degenerated, but it does have its quality and the new coach, if he succeeds, can make a good name by that.”

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Brady retain league crown

By Jeremy Silverstone, April 27, 2009

Brady Maccabi A retained the Maccabi Masters Football League Division One title after drawing 3-3 nearest rivals North London Raiders. Scott Ansher, Marc Herman and Marc Lee scored the goals that secured the title for Brady who edged Raiders out by a point. Ashley Davidson (2) and

London Maccabi Lions A thumped Temple Fortune 6-1 thanks to a five-goal show from Danny Reuben plus one from Peter Lazard. Yari Mamouri scored Fortune’s consolation.

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Levy double inspires Glenthorne to cup win

By Jeremy Silverstone, April 27, 2009

Maccabi Masters Henry Swerner Cup Final, sponsored by Tux n Tails: Glenthorne United A 3, South Manx 1

Glenthorne United A battled their way to a 3-1 victory over South Mancunians to add their name to the Henry Swerner Trophy on a warm afternoon at Gosling Stadium,

Prior to the game, the teams had been presented to the Guest of Honour, Paul Fairclough, manager of the England C team, and former manager of Stevenage Borough and Barnet.

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Czechs eye Grant

By Danny Caro, April 24, 2009

Avram Grant has been approached with a view of becoming the next manager of the Czech Republic national team.

The former Chelsea manager, 53, has been out of work for almost a year and is reported to have been offered a four-year deal worth £900,000 a year.

The Czech FA have been in negotiations with Grant's agent Pini Zahavi, and vice-president Jaroslav Vacek confirmed: “We have spoken with a person who officially represents Mr Grant. We still hear how the team degenerated, but it does have its quality and the new coach, if he succeeds, can make a good name by that.”

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Final chance

April 23, 2009

Crumpsall reached the final of the Feldman Trophy after beating South Manchester Maccabi 2nd 4-3 with goals from Uri Stienberg (3) and Matt Jacobs on target. Darryl Leigh, Jonny Pressman and Andrew Levy replied.

They will meet Westdene 1st who beat league champions Leeds JNF J-Uni 5-3 with Daniel Amram (2), Dan Selwyn, Yochai Zorno and Jordan Gold on target. Josh Rubin , Alex Hirschman and Anthony Hayman replied.

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Glenthorne on song

April 23, 2009

North London Raiders’ Division One title hopes were dealt a hammer blow when they suffered a 4-3 defeat against cup finalists Glenthorne United A. Jason Levy (3) and Sid Shaw did the damage. Kevin Lotzof (2) and Neville Roach replied for Raiders.

Division Two champions Clayhall Park Casuals A lost for the second consecutive week, going down 3-1 against Pel City. Perry Somers (2) and Ashley Marks netted for City with a Brian Deal penalty proving no more than scant consolation.

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Proud Lions hope for lady luck

April 23, 2009

London Lions 2-0 Met Police Bushey

Goals from Lee Cash and Adam Stolerman put London Lions on the brink of promotion from the Herts Senior County League Premier Division following an impressive 2-0 win over the recently crowned champions at Rowley Lane.

Cash rewarded Lions’ work-rate and tenacity with the opener and he was involved in the second after being hauled down in the area. Stolerman effectively killed off the game from the penalty spot.

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