Football

Students fire blanks

February 26, 2009

MJSL Leeds JNF J-Uni failed to win a league game for the first time this season as they were held to a goalless draw by Republic of Mancunia in the Joan Collins Premier Division.

In contrast, Haroldeans and Westdene Reserves played out a 10-goal thriller with Haroldeans’ James Abrams (3), Eric Lewis, Sam Silverberg, James Abrams, Jacob Nevitt and Rob Karp leading the Liverpudlians to a 7-3 win. Arran Clayton (2) and Phil Wingate netted for Westdene.

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Macc attack

February 26, 2009

The race for the Israeli Premier Division title is hotting up after second placed Maccabi Netanya notched up an impressive win over long-time leaders Maccabi Haifa.

First-half strikes from Itai Shechter and Enrique Blanco steered Netanya to a 2-0 success, a result that takes them to within three points of Haifa.

Eran Zehav’s late effort maintained Hapoel Tel Aviv’s title push as they drew 1-1 at Maccabi Petach Tikva. Hapoel defender Elin Topuzakov had gifted Maccabi the lead.

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Jackson strikes as Redbridge go clear

February 26, 2009

Daniel Jackson was among the scorers as Redbridge Jewish Care went top of the AJY Under 17 Division with a 2-0 win over rock bottom HMH.

Three goals from Max Salador eased Redbridge Jewish Care to a 4-0 success over Alyth Belsize White in the Under 12 Division. Daniel Kanfer, Ollie Tuch and Nicky Cooper struck as Alyth Belsize White won the mid-table battle against Redbridge Jewish Care 3-1.

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Fortune hold the Raiders

February 26, 2009

The Maccabi Masters Division One title race was thrown wide open after lowly Temple Fortune A earned a surprise point against league leaders North London Raiders A.

Moroccan striker Yali Mamouri put Fortune ahead. Ashley Davidson levelled before Dean Ingram restored Fortune’s advantage. Raiders’ Ilan Cohen made it 2-2 as the Raiders edged two points clear.

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No Turkish delight as Maccabi fall flat

By Danny Caro, February 26, 2009

JC MSFL Rep Team 0
Turkish Federation League 2

Rep Team manager Jonathan Kestenbaum said his side came up against a “far superior team” as he saw them lose at Potters Bar FC.
Having lost the services of Lee Cash, Daniel Cole, Ricky Kennet and Aron Barnes on the eve of the game, the JC MSFL side were second best against a Turkish team featuring seven players from Ryman League Ware and Witham Forest. The visitors were simply too good, too sharp and too clever for Maccabi.

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It's win-win

By Danny Caro, February 26, 2009

In: Wingate name Arsenal hero Hayes as new boss.
Out: Stone leaves to take a step-up at Rushden & Diamonds.

Former Arsenal favourite Martin Hayes has replaced Michael Stone as manager of Wingate & Finchley after he joined ambitious Blue Square Premier outfit Rushden & Diamonds.

Hayes arrives with an impressive pedigree as a player, having won League Championships with both

Arsenal and Celtic and representing England at Under 21 level.

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Yossi is the Real deal

By Danny Caro, February 26, 2009

An 82nd minute header from Yossi Benayoun proved decisive as five-times Champions League winners Liverpool claimed a vital advantage from the Super 16 first leg tie against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.

Impressive throughout, the Israel captain found the perfect moment to open his account in Europe’s premier competition as the Reds gained the upper hand. He found space in a packed six-yard box to nod home Fabio Aurelio’s curling free-kick.

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Hammers have the Last laugh

February 25, 2009

JC MSFL Premier Division
Hendon United A 2 North West Neasden A 1

A goal from Avidan Last ended North West Neasden A’s 18-match winning run as the Hammers became the first team to beat the leaders this season.

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Barnes late show boosts Lions

February 25, 2009

Herts Senior County League Premier Division
Knebworth 1 - London Lions 2

An injury time strike from Aron Barnes helped London Lions get back to winning ways as the won 2-1 at Knebworth.

Knebworth was the place to be on Saturday if you were looking for heart pounding, back-to-the-wall, edge of the seat stuff as London Lions roared to a narrow win.

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Rep team lose opener

By Danny Caro, February 25, 2009

The JC Maccabi League team were well beaten by a superior Turkish Federation side in their London Inter-League Cup opener at Potters Bar Town FC on Tuesday half.

The visitors, who featured seven players from Ryman League sides Ware and Witham Forest were simply too good, too sharp and too clever for Maccabi.

Going into the game, Maccabi League rep team boss Jonathan Kestenbaum was forced to alter his squad with striker Lee Cash starting a six-week ban, Daniel Cole, Ricky Kennet and Aron Barnes pulling out injuries from the weekend.

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