Brady Maccabi overcome Faithfold with a late winner

By Jeremy Silverstone, September 22, 2008

Masters defending champions Brady Maccabi A needed a late winner to overcome Faithfold 3-2 in Division One. Jonathan Cohen, Laurence Beck and Marc Herman were on target for Brady. Faithfold's goals came via a penalty from Russell Rich and one from Adam Barton.

Late strikes from Philip Lewis and Tony Gold helped London Maccabi Lions A past EDRS Stonegrove.

North London Raiders experienced their first victory in Masters football with a 2-1 win over South Mancunians. Ashley Davidson bagged a brace for the Raiders. Mark Powell replied for Mancs.


Hawks are flying high

September 19, 2008

The opening weekend of the Maccabi Primary League season saw 26 goals scored in three matches. Among them was Eli Apfel who hit four as Hendon Hawks beat Redbridge YJC 4-3 in the Under 11 Division.

HIS Hendon United A Blue struck double figures beating Alyth Belsize B Reds 5-3 and 10-1 in a double header. Kovi Rubenstein helped himself to four of the goals with Chaim Korman chipping in with a hat-trick. Isaac Gryn scored hit three as Alyth Belsize A White beat HMH 5-3.


Three stars for Hilton

September 19, 2008

Jack Hilton hit a hat-trick as Hendon Inter Schools Under 17s beat HMH 5-2 on the opening day of the AJY season. Four goals from Liam Davis helped Paul Silver's new Redbridge Under 12 side beat Brady Maccabi 7-2 in the Under 14 Division. Brady White and Brady Red shared the points in an Under 10 double-header. Eli Leader put the reds ahead only for Max Humphrey to level. The second match finished goalless.


Israel faces Italian test

By Simon Griver, September 19, 2008

Israel's Under 21 team will take on five-time winners Italy in the playoffs for the Euro 2009 Under 21 Championship finals in Sweden.

They travel to Rome on October 11 with the return leg at Tel Aviv's Bloomfield Stadium on October 15.
Fourteen teams have reached the playoffs with the seven winners joining the hosts in the finals next June.
"Italy is one of the most difficult draws," said the Under 21 manager Motti Iwanir. "But it is possible to beat them."


Brady carry on where they left off

September 19, 2008

Nick Collins (2) and Scott Ansher were on target as defending champions Brady Maccabi A got off to a winning start with a 3-1 win over South Manx in Division One. Mark Powell scored Manx's consolation.

London Maccabi Lions A beat Glenthorne United A 5-2 courtesy of strikes from Adam Lee (2), Paul Wise, Nathan Kosky and David Price. Eliot Mullish and David Michaels replied.


Chigwell pull through as Faithfold flag

By Craig Silver, September 19, 2008

Chigwell Athletic A made a winning start in the Premier Division in a five-goal thriller against Faithfold A. Greg Bookman, Dean Ben Yosef and new signing Aron Barnes struck for the East Londoners. Chigwell old boy Paul Lenchner, with his sixth different Premier Division club, bagged a brace on his competitive Faithfold debut.

Saul Conway (3) and Ari Last were on the mark as Hendon United A beat London Maccabi Lions B 4-2. James Stanley (2) replied for the Lions.


Blues secure crucial away point

By Paul Lerman, September 19, 2008

Wingate & Finchley picked up a valuable away point at Ilford in a game which was tough, mainly due to the horrendous bobbly playing surface. Chances were hard to come by in the first half as both sides defended resolutely, but Wingate who were looking the stronger team found it difficult to play their usual passing game as the ball bounced at erratic uncontrollable angles.


HMH edge past Brady bunch

September 17, 2008

Watford Friendly League: Challenge Cup Round One
HMH 4 Brady Maccabi 2 (AET)


"The beauty of Cup football is that Jack always has a chance of beating Goliath"
(Terry Butcher, rewriting the Bible)

It all came together at once; at last summer reappeared on the opening day of HMH's Cup campaign, against old rivals Brady Maccabi.


Cash rich Neasden bypass the Lions

By Andrew Pentol, September 15, 2008
JC MSFL Prem Div: NW Neasden A 4 LM Lions A 2


A hat-trick from last season's JC MSFL Player of Year Lee Cash helped defending champions North-West Neasden A to a comfortable victory over the Cyril Anekstein Cup holders in Arkley.

Cash gave his side a well-deserved lead on 55 minutes when he slotted home after being put through by Matt Stock and sealed the win in stoppage time with a powerful header from an Adam Levine cross.


Wingate keep alive FA Cup dream

By Paul Lerman, September 15, 2008
Wingate & Finchley waltzed through to the FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round with a highly convincing 2-0 win over Witham Town.


In truth the scoreline flattered the visitors who, had it not been for the heroics of keeper Rhys Madden, could have been hugely embarrassed.

Wingate & Finchley hit the post twice in the same move in the first half, after Ahmet Rifat had walked through the defence, Tim Lees took over and sent the first effort onto the inside of the left post - and then Kieran Street struck the opposite post from the rebound.