Football

London Lions thumped by London Colney

By Danny Caro, February 15, 2011

London Lions’s topsy-turvy form continued as a depleted side lost 4-1 to London Colney in the South Midlands League Division One.

The win one, lose one conveyor belt Lions currently find themselves on stayed true to form as manager Tony Gold once again had to make several changes to the team that had beaten Wodson Park midweek.

London Colney bossed the game from start to finish and were in control throughout.

Lions were lightweight in the wide attacking areas. They did not threaten and were equally poor defensively looking sluggish and uninterested.

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South Manchester 2nd reach last four of Feldman Trophy

By Danny Caro, February 14, 2011

A hat-trick from Steve Satinoff eased South Manchester Sports Club 2nd into the last four of the Feldman Trophy as they hit Westdene 2nd for six.

South Manchester went in front as early as the third minute when Ben Polak met Nathan Ezair’s corner with a scissors-kick, evoking memories of Wayne Rooney’s goal in the Manchester derby the day before.

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Jacobs cracks JLGB resistance

By David Gold, February 14, 2011

A hat trick from David Jacobs eased Hyde Park Rovers into the next round of the Feldman Trophy as they cruised past JLGB.

A shock looked on the cards early on as Jamie Gordon had put Sporting ahead but strikes from Bobby Abrams and Oli Grant completed the turnaround.

Sporting went in front when Rafi Bloom found himself through on goal but scuffed his shot, but recovered to reach the loose ball and send in a cross which Gordon headed home from six yards.

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Levy helps South Manchester ease relegation fears

By Danny Caro, February 14, 2011

South Manchester eased relegation fears with an impressive win over Vida in the Accountants League Premier Division.

Manager Darryl Lee welcomed Toby Levy from China-albeit for one week ahead of this relegation six-pointer delighted

Incredibly from the kick off David Chaytow put Levy through and he chipped the keeper from 20 yards to put South in front before 30 seconds had ticked by.

Vida then resorted to a couple of physical challenges, which Lee, himself a referee, could not believe did not earn at least yellow cards.

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Kayal named SPL Player of the Month

By Danny Caro, February 14, 2011

Celtic midfielder Biram Kayal is the SPL Player of the Month.

The former Maccabi Haifa star, 22, has been a revelation since returning from a groin operation and has starred in the recent Old Firm derbies against Rangers.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon said: "I am delighted with him. He is a hungry boy.

"He came back from his injury far, far better than we expected and he has just carried it on.

"He has made a huge difference in the last month or so, he has been superb.

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Ben Haim considers legal bid

By Simon Griver, February 11, 2011

Tal Ben Haim is considering legal action against West Ham United.

The Israel defender claims there was a performance-related clause in his loan contract with the Hammers, which binds the Premier League side to extend his stay there.

A West Ham spokesman dismissed Ben Haim's claims, saying: "As far as the club is concerned Tal Ben Haim is back with Portsmouth and a Portsmouth player."

Ben Haim returned to Fratton Park last week. But Portsmouth, recently out of administration, cannot afford Ben Haim's £37,000 weekly salary.

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Rovers on a roll

February 10, 2011

Hendon Hawks Rovers Under 11s started the nine-a-side season with a 4-0 victory over Alyth Belsize.

Having already clinched the seven-a-side league undefeated, Rovers grabbed the initiative through David Amor following a slide-rule pass from Roni Ornadel. Akiva Restan set up Amor for his and Hendon's second early in the second half. Restan scored a third with a superb free-kick into the top corner before Amor completed his hat-trick to make it 43 goals in all competitions so far this season.

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Red-hot Redbridge are six-hitters

By Danny Caro, February 10, 2011

Goals from Dean Nyman (3), Steve Summers, Sam McCarthy and Daran Bern kept alive Redbridge Jewish Care As' treble hopes as they beat Division One high-flyers Brady Maccabi 6-1 in the quarter-finals of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup.

Hendon United Sports Club A also reached the semi-finals with Ari Last and Josh Bentley taking them past Premier Division rivals Faithfold A 2-1. Benji Dymant replied.

Strikes from Craig Phillips and Ben Murrell helped Southgate Harmen A reach the last 16 of the Peter Morrison Trophy as they overcame first division Montana Boca United A 2-1.

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Perfect 10 inspires Neasden

By Danny Caro, February 10, 2011

Darren Yarlett was full of praise for his Neasden team who clinched their place in the last four of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup after knocking out last season's winners in a game they played with 10 men for 75 minutes.

Player-coach Yarlett was in charge of the team as manager Jamie Cole was in Las Vegas. He limped off with a hamstring injury but masterminded a hard fought win from the sidelines.

A late strike from Lee Cash, his second of the game, plus one from Ben Ellis took Neasden through.

Pete Lazard and Ben Joseph were the marksmen for the Lions.

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Republic still in with a shout, says Bloch

By James Masters, February 10, 2011

Anthony Bloch, player-manager of Republic of Mancunia, insists his side can still pull off a stunning league triumph, despite failing to see off championship rivals Hyde Park.

Republic currently sit seven points adrift of league leaders Manchester Maccabi 3rd after top-scorer Moishe Hasid rescued a 1-1 draw for the hosts.

Hyde Park had taken the lead through David Cohen's 10th goal of the season but Phillip Braham's men failed to hold on as Republic came roaring back.

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