Resurgent Banta stun Neasden C

October 6, 2008

JC MSFL Div 2: Rapid Banta 2 NW Neasden C 0


Rapid Banta caused one of the upsets of the season when they beat title hopefuls North West Neasden C.

With Banta yet to pick up a point this season and the JC/TJ sportswriters predicting bad things and a troubled season ahead, Banta arrived at the Heath safe in the knowledge that things could only improve.


Three cheers as Hammers surge on

October 6, 2008

JC MSFL Prem Div: Hendon Ud A 3 Bafana Bafana 1


Last year's runners-up maintained their unbeaten start to the season and moved into second place after this hard fought win over a well organised Bafana.

Played under pouring rain but on an immaculate Hadley surface it was the newly promoted visitors who started brightest. The veteran striker Assi Avital skimming the bar after a flowing move and keeper Danny Berliner holding on to two long range efforts.


Ellis strike puts Wingate through

October 6, 2008

FA Trophy

Wingate & Finchley 2 Ware 1


A goal from Craig Ellis helped Wingate & Finchley progress in the FA Trophy following a hard fought win at the Abrahams Stadium.

In high winds at the ground resulted in a great cup tie which was very competitive in the first half with chances few and far between. Ware created the first opening through Sam Berry who struck a drive across goal against the inside of the left post after some slack defending.


Sahar out in the cold at Pompey

By Simon Griver, October 3, 2008

Israel striker Ben Sahar's stop-start Premiership career took a turn for the worse following Portsmouth's Carling Cup exit against his parent club, Chelsea.

Sahar joined Portsmouth on a six-month loan in July but despite impressing in pre-season, he has failed to make an appearance and looks unlikely to get many first team chances.

The 19-year-old suffered a further blow when boss Harry Redknapp did not name him in the club's Uefa Cup squad last month as Chelsea did do not want him cup-tied.


Kestenbaum calls up the big guns

By Danny Caro, October 3, 2008

Maccabiah Team GB is to name a provisional 23-man open football squad for next year's 18th Maccabiah Games in Israel, we can reveal.

Manager Jonathan Kestenbaum, together with his coaching team of Michael Stone and Ben Winston, will reduce the squad to 18 players with five non-travelling reserves working as a unit for the first get-together in November.

And it promises to be one of the strongest squads to represent Britain for many years.


Moss’s learning curve

By Craig Silver, October 2, 2008

Rising star Alex Moss is making a name for himself at Watford. Moss was spotted whilst he was playing for Woodside Park in the AJY.

An avid Manchester United fan, the midfielder joined Watford two years ago and was selected to join the club's new Harefield academy. The academy is run like a normal school but provides training sessions three times more then any other club in the country. One of the classes sees Moss take part in ballet lessons to improve flexibility and subtleness.


Gaydamak confusion goes on

By Simon Griver, October 2, 2008

 The gradual demise of the Gaydamak family empire, together Portsmouth's announcement that their owner would listen to the "right offer" to sell following reports about the club's mounting losses, may be seen to add weight to claims that the club is, in fact, owned by Arkady Gaydamak and not his son, Alexandre.


Formidable Lions stay top

September 29, 2008

HSCL Prem Div: London Lions 4 Baldock Town 1

Scintillating is the best way to sum up Lions 4-1 win over newly promoted Division one Champions Baldock Town at Rowley Lane.

In what could arguably be their best performance of the season so far, the football played was easy on the eye and a joy to watch and highlighted just how potentially good this side could become.


Norstar put in a five star performance

September 29, 2008
UJS Norstar 5

Kenningwell United 2

Norstar defied their reputation as a 'first-half' team by putting in a five-star performance against London & Kent Border Inter One outfit Kenningwell FC on a sun-drenched morning at Hatch End.


Dan Geey's up the Oaks

September 29, 2008
JC MSFL Division One

Hendon Utd B 2 Oakwood EDRS 3

Playing his first game of the season, Dan Geey returned to the Oakwood side to provide the inspiration for a dramatic win at Hendon's Barnet Copthall. Driving the side on with power, determination and sheer grit, Geey set about overturning a 2-0 deficit and urging the Oaks onto a first and crucial victory.