Football

Classy Conrich keeps FC Team B in charge

December 17, 2008

JC MSFL Division Three: Hendon C 1 FC Team B 4

On the expansive green of West Hendon Playing Fields, FC Team B yet again produced a performance of grit, determination and skill to see off a spirited Hendon C side and maintain their winning streak, which has now stretched to eight league wins in a row.

Despite the downpour of rain throughout the weekend, the pitches in Hendon held up extremely well and allowed an entertaining game of football to take place.

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Hammers two good for Bafana

December 17, 2008

PMT: Hendon Utd A 2 Bafana Bafana 0

Upon arriving at West Hendon, both teams were amazed to see a lake had formed outside the changing rooms and feared that yet another postponement would ensue. However, to everyone's surprise, the pitch was in near perfect condition and Hendon had a rare chance to play some football on a Sunday morning.

The game started briskly with Hendon creating the better of the chances and the impressive Avidan Last was denied three times in the first half hour with only the woodwork denying Saul Conway.

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Wingate bow out of FA Trophy

December 17, 2008

FA Trophy Round One:
Farnborough Town 3 Wingate & Finchley 1

Wingate & Finchley's Wembley dream ended for this season as they were beaten by Southern Premier table-toppers Farnborough.

The home side took the lead with their very first attack of the game in only the second minute. An outswinging cross was beautifully delivered from the left wing, and it found the head of the unmarked Michael Charles who headed neatly into the bottom left corner from 10 yards.
The Blues were not fazed by this and the game continued fairly evenly.

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Dutch club prepares Sahar swoop

December 10, 2008

FC Utrecht are hopeful of signing Ben Sahar in the new year.
The striker, 21, watched the team beat NEC Nijmegen 2-1 last weekend.

Technical director Piet Buter said: “Sahar is a player who fits into the category we are looking for. We know Sahar’s history and have watched DVDs of him in action. He is an interesting player to us.
“We will go and see him play again and if he makes a good impression, we will see what is possible.”

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GB athletes boosted by major deal

December 10, 2008

Maccabi GB has continued its preparations for next summer’s 18th Maccabiah Games by announcing a new and unprecedented partnership deal with Village Hotels worth in the region of a quarter of a million pounds.

The agreement will see Village Hotels offering complimentary membership of their state-of-the-art fitness clubs to each member of Team GB taking part in the Maccabiah Games in Israel in July 2009.

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‘Race hate keeping Grant out of Premier League’

By Simon Griver, December 10, 2008

Eyal Berkovic, one of Avram Grant’s biggest enemies, believes that antisemitism has prevented the former Chelsea boss from returning to management in England.

Sacked by the Blues in May after taking them to the club’s first-ever Champions League final and second in the league, Grant has not received a single offer from an English club.

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When the Cohen gets tough, the tough get going

By Danny Caro, December 10, 2008

Neal Cohen, manager of Zig Zag, is broiges with Barnet council. Cohen fumed after they threw a blanket cancellation over all the pitches in the borough following heavy rain last Wednesday. But with mild weather forecast for the rest of the week, Cohen went down to check out his team’s pitch in Edgwarebury Park and confirmed that the “surface was fine” two days later. He pleaded with council officials to reconsider but they were not having any of it.

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Stones thrill

By Craig Silver, December 10, 2008

Stonegrove Park Under 14s maintained their title hopes with a 7-3 victory over HMH. Daniel Kuber (2), Adam Gold (2), Shaun Privett, Scott Greenfield and Yonni Chitiyat were their marksmen.

Double-chasing Alyth Belsize Yellow eased into the third round of the Under 12 Woody’s Cup after thumping Brady Maccabi 4-0. Michael Goldbart (3) and Eli Wegryzyn were their goal men. Gideon Lee popped up with the winner as HMH Blue overcame Brady Maccabi White in round two of the Woody’s Cup Under 10 competition.

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Team stun Arsenal

By Craig Silver, December 10, 2008

Mitch Lassman’s second hat-trick of the season helped FC Team claim their third win in four matches as they came from behind to beat Arsenal Deaf in the Middlesex Junior League first division.

Lassman equalised with a deft lob following a long ball from Matt Drage.
FC Team forged ahead in the second half after Lassman finished from an acute angle. Arsenal, who lie third in the table, levelled but Lassman completed his treble before both teams scored again in the closing stages.

FC Team Mitch Young said: “Revenge was sweet as we let ourselves down against Arsenal last time.”

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Five strikes help Neasden go fourth

By Craig Silver, December 10, 2008

Goals from Lee Bibring, Daniel Levenfiche, Jake Gottlieb, Danny Daggers and TJ Keterman eased North West Neasden A into the fourth round of the Sunday Challenge Cup for the first time after they hammered Caribb Club FC 5-1.

A penalty in extra time from Daniel Kent saw Division One leaders South Manx A upset Premier Division London Maccabi Lions B in the second round of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup. Jamie Kent had given the Manx a seventh minute lead only for Danny Reuben to level things up.

Manx boss Jon Nitka commented: “It was a great team performance.”

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