Football

Lions march on

By Danny Caro, October 27, 2008

Herts County League Premier Division: London Lions 2 Evergreen 0

A thoroughly professional and composed performance kept London Lions firmly on the heels of league leaders Codicote as they beat a decent Evergreen side 2-0 at the Lane.

With every player available for the first time this season and with no reserve team fixture, manager Tony Gold opted to choose a strong 16-man squad.

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Maccabi Masters League results

By Jeremy Silverstone, October 27, 2008

In the Maccabi Masters League, Division 1 pace-setters North London Raiders extended their lead with a 4-0 win over EDRS, thanks to goals from Ashley Davidson, Richard Sacks, Paul Herszaft and Kevin Lotzof.

Meanwhile Glenthorne A edged into second place with a last minute win over Faithfold. Despite Russell Rich netting from the spot for Faithfold, goals from Eliot Mullish and Paul Shamplina earned the points for Glenthorne.

The top three in Division 2 all won to open up a gap on the chasing pack.

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Neasden give a lesson in clinical finishing.

October 27, 2008

JC MSFL Division Two: NW Neasden C 7 FC Heath 1

If last week was a display of wasteful finishing, this week was a lesson in clinical finishing.

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Maccabites overturn Zionists

October 27, 2008

JC MSFL Division Two: Holy Mount Zion 1 London Maccabi Lions C 2

Lions C came from a goal down to maintain their grip on the Division Two title race.

A well contested game was played at Gibbons Rec on a soggy Sunday morning. The match started brightly with both teams contesting the ball while trying to knock it about with purpose.

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Supersub Last completes dramatic comeback

October 27, 2008

JC MSFL Premier Division: Bafana Bafana 1 Hendon United A 2

Last year's runners-up, Hendon, produced one of the comebacks of the season against a strong Bafana side to put themselves back on the heels of the league leaders Neasden.

With nine minutes to go, Bafana looked to be holding on to their slender lead but Hollywood itself couldn't have scripted the fairytale ending.

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Niman leads the way for Redbridge

October 23, 2008

Redbridge Jewish Care A went goal crazy as they beat Alyth Belsize 8-0 in the under 14 Division to stay clear at the top of the table.

Matthew Niman hit four of the goals, with Nathan Sollosi, Saul Green, Dan Wright and Josh Linder completing the scoring.

Stonegrove Park moved into third after they thrashed Redbridge Jewish Care B 12-2. Joseph Wolf and Daniel Kuber helped themselves to four goals each, with Joshua Frey, Adam Gold, Scott Greenfield and Jospeh Eskenazy finished the job.

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Leeds boys stay top

October 23, 2008

Leeds JNF maintained their 100 per cent record in the Premier Division Manchester soccer league as they easily beat South Manchester 2nd 7-0.

There were three different players getting a couple each as well as a 30-yard strike from club secretary Marc Hecht.

Crumpsall were beaten by Rep of Mancunia 5-2, although Yossi Saunders got the two consolation goals for them, whilst Manchester Maccabi 4th could not field a team against Westdene 1st and the points were awarded to the current league leaders.

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Chigwell pay penalty for spot-kick howlers

By Craig Silver, October 23, 2008

Chigwell Athletic A have been knocked out of the London Intermediate Cup second round after being beaten by Docklands FC 6-5 on penalties.

Adam Hakimi had given the Chigs the lead in the first half, but Sam McCarthy and Elliot Green missed in the dreaded penalty shoot-out.

In the JC MSFL, Redbridge Jewish Care caused the biggest shock of the day as they condemned Hendon United A to their second straight defeat.

Goals from Richie Caplan and new signing Craig Edwards could well end any title hopes for the Hammers.

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Tamir to stick with Trotters

By Simon Griver, October 23, 2008

Israeli midfielder Tamir Cohen is determined to see out his three-year contract with Bolton, even though he has failed to make an appearance this season.

His father, former Liverpool star Avi Cohen, said that Trotters manager Gary Megson recently had talks with the Israeli midfielder and told him that his future is with the Premier League club.

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Exclusive: Oldham heading for pre-season in the Holy Land

By Craig Silver, October 23, 2008

Coca Cola League One side Oldham Athletic are set to embark on a pre-season tour of Israel July next year.

Managing Director and co-owner Simon Corney, who suggested the idea to the club's manager John Sheridan, is adamant to show the team that Israel is a safe country but, most importantly, a nation that remains "in love" with its football.

The side will begin a week's tour of the country on July 24. They will come up against Israeli Premiere League's Maccabi Haifa, Maccabi Tel Aviv and one other side yet to be confirmed.

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