Football

Four-midable Thornes deal Raiders another title blow

By Jeremy Silverstone, April 21, 2009

In the Maccabi Masters League Division 1, Glenthorne United A dealt North London Raiders’ title chances a hammer blow with a 4-3 win thanks to goals from Jason Levy (3) and Sid Shaw. Kevin Lotzof (2) and Neville Roach replied for Raiders.

And having been unbeaten up to the point of winning the Division 2 title a fortnight ago, Clayhall A lost for the second successive weekend, going down 3-1 to Pel City. Perry Somers (2) and Ashley Marks gave Pel the spoils, whilst Clayhall’s solitary response came from a Brian Deal penalty.

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Lions arrest the champions

April 21, 2009

Herts Senior County League Prem Division:
London Lions 2 Met Police (Bushey) 0

London Lions secured a mammoth three points on Saturday beating recently crowned league champions Met Police 2-0 at Rowley Lane.

It was the kind of performance that showed exactly what the Lions are capable of when practically everyone is fit and available.

Lions have now given themselves a huge chance of promotion should they beat Evergreen in their last game and Baldock, with three games to go, drop at least one point.

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Greeks to be punished over laser show

By Simon Griver, April 16, 2009

The Greek FA will face a Fifa disciplinary committee in May after a fan repeatedly shone a laser beam into the eyes of Israel goalkeeper Dudu Awat during the World Cup qualifier in Crete on April 1. Video evidence shows the beam blinding Awat as Giorgos Samaras stepped up to score a vital penalty and seal a victory that took Greece four points clear of Israel.

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Pleat could treat Israel

By Danny Caro, April 16, 2009

David Pleat would be willing to help Israel find a new manager should they decide to part terms with current incumbent Dror Kashtan.

Having managed Spurs, Sheffield Wednesday, Leicester City and Luton Town, Pleat is well qualified to offer guidance in identifying a candidate who could help guide them to the finals of a major competition.

Now working as a commentator for ITV, Pleat said: “It is an intriguing situation. If I was asked to help in any way, or even in a consultant capacity, I would be fascinated and would love to help them identify a top coach.

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Faithfold flying high after Taylor-made victory

By Danny Caro, April 16, 2009

Goals from Alex Taylor (2) and Alex Levack lifted Faithfold A into second place in the Premier Division after they beat Redbridge JC 3-1.

Jamie Kent (3) and Adam Littess egded South Manx A a step closer to the Division One title after beating Brixton Old Boys 4-2. Paul Allen and Adam Kaye replied.

Southgate Harmen A clinched an immediate return to Division One after wrapping up the second division title. Russell Becker, Lloyd Becker and top-scorer Alex Bourne were on the mark in a 3-2 win over Holy Mount Zion. Guri Singer and Mickey Stirton replied.

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Neasden triumph after the late escape

By Danny Caro, April 16, 2009

North West Neasden A 3
Chigwell Athletic A 2

Joint-manager Jamie Cole admitted that treble-chasing Neasden got lucky after Chigwell were denied a last-minute penalty in a Peter Morrison Trophy tie that looked done and dusted after 80 minutes.

The holders charged into a three-goal lead thanks to a first-half penalty from captain Lee Cash followed by two close-range efforts from Maccabiah-bound Matt Stock.

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Clayhall hungover

April 16, 2009

Division Two champions Clayhall A suffered their first defeat of the season after losing 2-1 against Glenthorne B. Neil Sapler put Clayhall ahead but strikes from Gary Swerner and a 30-yard free kick from Alan Lee saw Glenthorne home.

Stablemates Clayhall B also lost, 4-2 to Ashlodge for whom Jon Lauffer, John Seigal, Steve Bogen and guest Phil Silver were on the mark. Paul Chilton and Jacob Namer replied.

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Westdene run riot in club derby

April 16, 2009

MJSL

Westdene 1st hammered Westdene Reserves 15-0. Moishe Hasid (4), Daniel Amram (4), Dan Selwyn (3), Jonny Alexander (2), Ben Rose and Nathan Brookes completed the rout in the MJSL Joan Collins Premier Division.

Zev Landsman (3) and Yossi Saunders earned Crumpsall a 4-2 win over South Manchester Maccabi 2nd. Andrew Levy and Dave Stewart replied.

Haroldeans thumped Sporting JLGB 4-0 courtesy of strikes from Bobby Abrams, Jacob Nevitt, Josh Silverberg and Adam Boyars.

Louis Basger (2) and Olly Basger eased Republic of Mancunia to a 3-0 success over Manchester Maccabi 4th.

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Footballer kicked out in race row

By Danny Caro, April 16, 2009

A Maccabi Premier Division footballer has been kicked out of his club and another player fined following a row over the alleged racial abuse of a player of South American origin.

Montana Boca striker Virgil Levy claims he was called “a Paki” in a row after his side had scored a late winner in their league fixture. He also says he was called “Asian” and was “told that I should not belong in the community or in the league”.

No action was taken by the referee, who has not responded to our requests for an interview.

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A night to remember

April 16, 2009

Ricky Ansher, standing in front of Gareth Barry, was one of the mascots for England at the recent World Cup qualifier against the Ukraine at Wembley.

The Rosh Pinah pupil, aged 10, enjoyed “an amazing experience” after winning a competition.

Spurs fan Ansher, who plays for Brady Maccabi Under 11s in the Watford Friendly League, said: “Nothing will ever beat it. I was so nervous but made loads of friends with all the other mascots and flag bearers.

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