FC Team on the up

By Danny Caro, April 2, 2009

FC Team chairman Mitch Young hailed a great weekend for the club after their respective three teams enjoyed memorable victories.

The club’s Saturday team, debuting in the Middlesex County League Division One, boosted their hopes of avoiding relegation with a last-gasp 2-1 win over high-flying London United. Rich Sternberg claimed his second of the campaign, together with an excellent defensive display had Young beaming. “Our defence is now showing collectively that they are a great unit in County level football.


The lights go out on Maccabi reps

April 2, 2009

The JC MSFL Rep Team crashed out of the London Inter-League Cup competition after losing 3-1 against North London & South Herts League in Enfield.

Having lost their opening fixture 2-0 against the Turkish Federation League, Maccabi went into the game knowing that only a win would keep them alive in the competition. Tony Gold, the former Rep Team boss who led the team to their only success in the competition, put the visitors ahead but the team found themselves 2-1 down at the break. Gold had a second-half free-kick ruled out for encroachment before the hosts scored a third.


Brady close in on title

April 2, 2009

Brady Maccabi sent out a title warning to long-time leaders North London Raiders after thumping Faithfold 9-0. Nick Collins (2), Scott Ansher (2), Laurence Beck, Laurence Myers, Marc Lee, Marc Herman and Mark Abrahams all scored to take Brady to within a point of Raiders, with a game in hand.

London Maccabi Lions A hammered South Manx 7-2 with Danny Reuben (3), Adam Lee (2), Warren Leader and Phil Lewis scoring. Nick Roman and Nick Tromans replied for Mancs.


Israel's World Cup hopes fade

April 2, 2009

Israel's World Cup hopes were left hanging by a thread after they were beaten by Group Two leaders Greece in Heraklion on Wednesday night.

The teams were locked 1-1 in Ramat Gan on Saturday and the return started in similar fashion.

Israel controlled the early stages but lacked quality in the final third. Greece then started to dominate with defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos spurning a golden opportunity.

It came as no surprise when Dimitris Salpigidis opened the scoring on 32 minutes with a sweetly struck effort from the edge of the box.


Gold lays into sorry Lions

March 30, 2009

HSCL Prem Division:
London Lions 2 Hertford Heath 3

Player inconsistency and unavailability are close to destroying all of Lions’ hard work this season as they suffered another set back at home, losing 3-2 to Hertford Heath.

With so many player changes week in and week out, the side have lost that momentum which they had in abundance prior to Christmas.


Winston tastes first defeat

By Paul Lerman, March 30, 2009

Ryman League Division One North:
Maldon Town 2 Wingate & Finchley 1

With goals at the start and end of the game, Maldon Town somehow took all three points from this game and dented Wingate & Finchey's playoff hopes.

The home side took the lead in only the second minute through a free kick that was swung in from the left wing for centre-back Nathan Fletcher who jumped in space to head the ball perfectly into the top corner.


Team's great escape is still on

March 30, 2009

Middx County Division One:
FC Team 2 London United 1

FC Team kept alive their hopes of avoiding relegation with a gutsy win over high-flying London United.

After back-to-back defeats, which saw a great run come to an end and Team drop back into the relegation zone, Mitch Young’s troops faced a London United team who were high in confidence and lying fifth in the league.

Team knew they had to stop leaking goals to maintain their push to survive in Division One and Young changed the formation allowing Dan Silverman to play in a sweeper role to protect the defence.


Lions don't listen as Baldock go to Town

March 30, 2009

HSCL Res. Div. One:
Baldock Town 3 London Lions Reserves 0

Baldock avenged their defeat at the hands of Lions reserves a month ago, although the final result suggests a far more comprehensive and comfortable win than it was, as the visitors recovered from an awful start to make quite a game of it.


Westdene 1st close in on second

March 30, 2009

Westdene 1st staked their claim for the runners-up spot with a 5-0 victory over Oakhill Lions. Raffi Bloom (2), Jordon Gold (2) and David Eden were their marksmen.

Westdene Reserves completed a successful weekend for the club in a nine-goal thriller against fellow strugglers South Manchester Maccabi 2nd. Adam Berman (2), Phil Wingate, Daniel Rose and Mike Cass netted for the reserves. Marc Conway (2), Jermey Myers and Daniel Linton replied.

Sheldon Lee and Nick Cohen steered Manchester Maccabi 4th to a 2-1 success at Haroldeans for whom Daniel Levitt netted.


RJC dominate AJY finals day

By Danny Caro, March 30, 2009

Redbridge Jewish Care dominated AJY finals day at Redbridge FC.

The East London club enjoyed a clean sweep of the three matches they were involved in with the Under 17 team starting proceedings with a 7-1 win over HMH to land the Woody’s Cup.

Jake Sander (2), Max Solomons, Jacob Kaye, Oliver Brooks, Kane Hopps and Greg Sinclair completed the rout. Josh Fox claimed HMH’s consolation.

The Under 14 Woody’s Cup saw RJC complete a cup double over the Highgate club.