Football

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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Red Sea make waves as Faithfold go down

By Richard Jaye, April 23, 2009

Faithfold C 1-3 Red Sea

It was a case of one up, one down as Red Sea clinched promotion to Division One and sent Faithfold C down after winning a thrilling end-of-season finale at Chase Lodge.

The opening goal came three minutes before the interval. Stefan Benfredj struck his free kick with power and pace, leave Faithfold keeper David Garson with no chance.

The second half was more of a spectacle but was settled as a contest on the hour mark as David Lussman’s corner curled towards the net with Jason Lindsay helping it over the line.

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Matt finish for Pinner

April 23, 2009

Matt Lubel and Alex Trup were on target as Pinner JFC drew 2-2 against Herons Youth in the Watford Friendly League Under 16 Yellow Division.

Joel Shaw (3) and Lewis Decker could not stop Pinner Under 15s going down to a 6-4 defeat at Oxhey Jets White in the WFL Yellow Division.

Goals from James Doffman and Daniel Nikolopulos earned London Maccabi Lions a 2-1 win over Nascott Wood Rangers in the WFL Under 13 Division.

LML Under 12s are in the final of the WFL Spring Cup after beating St Albans 3-0 courtesy of strikes from Ethan Herman, Ben Myers and Teddie Levenfiche.

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Glorious Glenthorne reach the last eight

By Danny Caro, April 23, 2009

Goals from Lewis Walker and Ben Solossi took Glenthorne United A into the quarter-finals of the Peter Morrison Trophy after they beat Glasgow Maccabi 2-0 in Scotland.

Boss Ian Cohen said: “This was an immense performance. I was excited by the commitment of every player in what was a mature display that bodes well for the future.”

Goals from David Dinkin (2), Louis Basger and Dan Green saw holders London Maccabi Lions A reach the semi-finals of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup after beating Montana Boca United A 4-2. Andy Binstock (2) replied.

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It’s official: refs are getting younger

By Danny Caro, April 23, 2009

Elliott Kaye has become the top Jewish official after accepting an invitation to officiate in the Football League next season. At just 23, he will also become one of the youngest on the circuit.

In his final year of a Business Studies degree at Leeds University, Kaye has been working his way up the refereeing ladder for the past nine years and he is confident that his ambition can be matched by performances on the field of play.

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Gerrard hails brave Yossi

By Danny Caro, April 22, 2009

Steven Gerrard hailed the bravery of Israel captain Yossi Benayoun after his double kept Liverpool in the Premier League title race in Tuesday night’s 4-4 draw against Arsenal.

A thrilling contest saw Arsenal take a first-half lead before two goals in 11 minutes at the start of the second half from Fernando Torres and Benayoun, a diving header, put Liverpool ahead.

Andrei Arshavin scored twice in quick succession to put Arsenal 3-2 up before Torres levelled again. Arshavin looked to have sealed the points before Benayoun tapped home deep into stoppage time.

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