Football

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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Westdene top table

October 17, 2008

Goals from Andy Cowan and Rafi Hasid helped leaders Westdene 1st beat Westdene Reserves 2-1. Phil Wingate replied.

Two late goals earned Roy's Rovers a 3-3 draw against Crumpsall 1st. Mike Gastwirth, Leon Huller and Tal Marcus netted for Rovers. Natan Fagelman, Aaron Black and Matt Jacobs were the Crumpsall scorers.

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Raiders go goal crazy

October 17, 2008

North London Raiders maintained their three-point lead at the top of Division One after thumping former winners London Maccabi Lions A 9-1. Ashley Davidson (3), Richard Sacks (3), Dean Schulberg, Amir Wagenstein and Neville Roach did the damage. Andy Miller claimed Lions' consolation.

Davidson said: "Things are going well but we mustn't get carried away."

Glenthorne United A hammered EDRS Stonegrove 7-1 courtesy of Jason Levy (3), Adam Lennard (2) and Greg Morris (2). Jacob Namer scored EDRS's consolation from the spot.

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Lothar stays put

October 17, 2008

Maccabi Netanya boss Lothar Matthaus threatened to quit last week, even though his team are top of the Israeli Premier Division.

He was furious after being detained at Ben Gurion Airport for two hours when returning from a holiday in Spain because he had still not been issued with a work permit. Matthaus received the permit on Sunday after the intervention of Netanya Mayor, Miriam Feirberg-Ikar.

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Welsh Euro-flop spoils Jacobson’s comeback party

By Danny Caro, October 17, 2008

Joe Jacobson was this week reflecting on one of the biggest disappointments of his career after Wales Under 21s missed out on a place in next summer's Euro Championships.

Returning from a five-month spell on the sidelines after tearing his medial ligament in pre-season, left-back Jacobson was unable to help Brian Flynn's men overturn a first leg deficit, though they came close to forcing extra time at Villa Park.

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What a giveaway

By Simon Griver, October 17, 2008

Israel missed the chance to go top of their World Cup qualifying group when they conceded a last-minute goal in Latvia on Wednesday night.

Captain Yossi Benayoun had put Israel ahead but the visitors' failure to claim maximum points in a match they dominated could cost them dearly as they strive to reach the finals for the first time in 40 years.

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JC MSFL Matchday 7 Preview

By Danny Caro, October 17, 2008
There are some great games in store this weekend including Glenthorne United A and Faithfold A.

LONDON INTERMEDIATE CUP ROUND TWO

DOCKLANDS FC vs CHIGWELL ATHLETIC A

A 9-0 victory over your neighbours was the best possible victory for this game. Russell Green's midas touch is finally rubbing off on the Chigs.

Adam Hakimi was the star man. From his holding role in central midfield, he popped up with two goals against Glenthorne last week and ensured that the Thornes didn't get a look in.

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Israel Under 21 hold Italy

By Simon Griver, October 16, 2008

Israel held Italy to a goalless draw in Ancona in the first leg of their UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-off. The second leg will be on Wednesday night at Tel Aviv's Bloomfield Stadium as Israel's seeks to reach the finals in Sweden next summer.

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Not so easy in Luxembourg

By Simon Griver, October 16, 2008

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