Football

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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Roman raises cash prize

By Simon Griver, October 23, 2008

Despite the credit crunch, Roman Abramovich is increasing the prize-money for the Russia Channel One Winter Tournament, held each year in Israel, from $2 million to $10 million. The number of teams participating is also being increased from six to eight.

This is the fourth year that the tournament, which takes place in Tel Aviv in the last week of January, is being scheduled.

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Sahar: I’ll sue over ‘sprinkler’ injury

By Simon Griver, October 23, 2008

Portsmouth striker Ben Sahar is to sue the Moldovan FA after gashing his knee on a sprinkler during Israel's 2-1 win in Chisinau in a World Cup qualifier last month.

The 19-year old Israeli, who needed 11 stitches in the wound and was unable to play for nearly a month, says that the injury could have ended his career.

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Three cheers for Manchester

October 17, 2008

Manchester Maccabi 3-0 Worsley

Having only played in cup competitions so far, Manchester Maccabi started their league campaign in front of large crowd at Brooklands on Sunday.

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Sacks makes his point for Wingate

By Paul Lerman, October 17, 2008

Concord Rangers 2-2 Wingate & Finchley

Wingate & Finchley earned a valuable away point in a tough fixture against high-flying Concord Rangers. On a beautiful sunny October afternoon that defied this miserable Autumn, the game was played in great spirits and at a high tempo and the result was fair as neither side deserved to lose.

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Awesome Andrews inspires Neasden C

October 17, 2008

North West Neasden C 1-0 Southgate Harmen B

A goal from Paul Andrews put Neasden C back to winning ways as they claimed a hard fought victory over Harmen B.

If out of a negative comes a positive, then it came today in the performance of Neasden who went back to basics and played some of their best football of the season to date.

In the first half they knocked the ball about, built from the back, went through the midfield and attacked with purpose.

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Five-star Highgate boys flying high

By Craig Silver, October 17, 2008

Watford Friendly League new boys Highgate & Muswell Hill went joint-top of the Under 11 Blue Division after beating Omonia 5-2. Jack Josephs (2), Daniel Jacob and Saul Kurer were among the scorers.

Toby Leaman, Ollie Sanker and Ed Zlitni steered Pinner JFC Under 16s to a 3-2 victory over Croxley Guild in the WFL Under 16 Division. Maxim Green (2), Jacob Taylor (2) and Ben Graham were on target as Pinner JFC Under 11s beat Belmont United 5-2 in the WFL Seven-a-side Red Division.

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Dynamic Dinowitz inspires Hawks

By Craig Silver, October 17, 2008

Fourth division Hendon Hawks caused the shock of the round as they beat Chigwell Athletic B 4-2 in the Peter Morrison Trophy Preliminary round.

Amit Dinowitz (2), Josh Aziz and Andrew Cohen set up a 4-2 victory and first round trip to FC Marylebone.
Division Four leaders Woodford Wanderers will play North London Raiders A after beating Rapid Banta 3-1 with Darren Ezekiel, Elliott Winner and Adam Poole on target.

Tommy Eccleshare (2), Assi Avital, Jonny Kay, James Mendel and Dan Perkins eased Bafana Bafana past FC Team B 6-0.

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