Football

Matt finish

February 18, 2009

Pinner JFC 2
St. Albans City 1

Two goals from Matt Lubel gave Pinner JFC Under 16s a 2-1 win over St. Albans Rangers in the Watford Friendly League Yellow Division.

Pinner forged ahead after 20 minutes when Toby Leaman’s free-kick hit the bar, allowing Lubel to tuck home the rebound.

St. Albans equalised on the stroke of half time but Pinner were not to be outdone and Lubel produced an excellent finish from a Ryan Taylor through ball.

Pinner held firm in the closing stages with keeper Jack Shulman pulling off several fine saves.

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Great Care

February 18, 2009

Saul Green (2), Daniel Wright and Matthew Niman scored as Redbridge Jewish Care A maintained their title hopes with a 4-2 win over Hendon Hawks in the Under 14 Division.

Goals from Liam Davis (2) and Daniel Wexler helped RJC Under 12 reached the third round of the Woody’s Cup after beating Alyth Belsize White 3-2 in extra time. Daniel Joseph and Nicky Copper struck for Alyth.

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Blues claim impressive away win

February 18, 2009

Ryman League Division One North:
Cheshunt 0
Wingate & Finchley 1

Wingate & Finchley returned to winning ways with a very tough away win at fellow playoff hopefuls Cheshunt. Cheshunt had the first chance of the game when Ashley Taylor-Forbes was put through on goal but his shot was blocked by Gavin King. The rebound fell to Ola Akinnawo but off-balance, he scooped the ball over the bar.

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Law stands tall to send Montana through

By Richard Jaye, February 18, 2009

Peter Morrison Trophy Round Three:
Brady Maccabi 0
Montana Boca United A 2

A magnificent display from Montana keeper Ben Law helped send the Premier Division outfit through to the next round of the Peter Morrison Trophy.

Law was sensational as he made five top-class saves in the second half.

This was never going to be an easy tie for Montana as Brady fielded an experienced side including ex-Neasden favourites Lee Platt and Josh Rosenfeld.

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Unlucky Lions beaten in extra time

February 18, 2009

Herts Senior Centenary Cup Semi-Final:
Hoddesdon Town 3
London Lions 2 AET

It was a case of so close yet so far as London Lions were defeated 3-2 by Hoddesdon Town in the last couple of minutes of extra-time.

Other than the first 30 minutes of the game, this was a match Lions dominated in terms of possession, chances and fitness. Harsh lessons can be learned against opposition from higher leagues and Lions will have learned a lot about themselves after this match.

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Three points, three goals, 3G for Raiders

By Rob Samuelson, February 18, 2009

NL Raiders B 3
NW Neasden C 0

North London Raiders B laid down a promotion gauntlet to their Division Two rivals with a dominant 3-0 victory over rivals Neasden C on the third-generation pitch at Brunel University, Uxbridge.

After a pulsating first half Raiders clinched victory with three goals in twenty minutes leaving Neasden shell-shocked and Raiders jubilant.

Coming off the back of a hard-fought 1-0 win over Rapid Banta two weeks previously, L’Orange made it two clean sheets in a row, with a display full of poise, craft and determination.

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Lions keep title hopes alive

By Jeremy Silverstone, February 16, 2009

London Maccabi Lions A overcame Faithfold by the odd goal in seven in Division One, with Immanuel Ezekiel (2), Adam Brand and Adam Lee giving them a 4-3 win. Adam Barton (2) and Jason Rich replied for Faithfold.

Glenthorne A saw off EDRS Stonegrove with Jason Levy, Adam Lennard and Sid Shaw contributing to a 3-1 win, and an own goal providing the solitary consolation for EDRS.

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Yossi's friendly fire

February 12, 2009

A 76th minute strike from captain Yossi Benayoun gave Israel victory in an international friendly against Hungary in Ramat Gan on Wednesday night.

With temperatures dipping as low as 11 degrees, the Liverpool midfield diverted Omer Golan’s shot into the net.

The Liverpool midfielder made amends for shooting over an easy chance just three minutes before the goal. Roberto Colautti should also have scored in the 39th minute when he headed a simple chance over the bar.

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Organisation plans your next move

By Danny Caro, February 12, 2009

A new amateur football body has been set up that could help fast-track talented young Jewish players into the professional game.

The Non League Football Association enables players to take charge of their careers. Players register their details including a profile and playing history, before joining a website database accessible to prospective teams and managers.

Set up by Newport County manager Dean Holdsworth and directors Clive Pollard and Tony Marks, the NLFA also offers discounts on football boots, kit and merchandise.

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Katan puts Haifa clear

February 12, 2009

Maccabi Haifa moved six points clear at the top of the Israeli Premier Division after beating Hakoah Maccabi Amidar 2-0. Former West Ham striker Yaniv Katan and Gustavo Boccoli earned them their 11th victory in 19 matches.

Nearest challengers Maccabi Netanya needed a late strike from Snir Geuta to claim a point at Bnei Yehuda. Eliran Atar had opened the scoring.

Haim Megrelashvili and Scott Sealy were on the mark as Maccabi Tel Aviv won 2-1 at Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona. Guy Tzarfati replied.

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