Football

Gold lays into sorry Lions

March 30, 2009

HSCL Prem Division:
London Lions 2 Hertford Heath 3

Player inconsistency and unavailability are close to destroying all of Lions’ hard work this season as they suffered another set back at home, losing 3-2 to Hertford Heath.

With so many player changes week in and week out, the side have lost that momentum which they had in abundance prior to Christmas.

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Winston tastes first defeat

By Paul Lerman, March 30, 2009

Ryman League Division One North:
Maldon Town 2 Wingate & Finchley 1

With goals at the start and end of the game, Maldon Town somehow took all three points from this game and dented Wingate & Finchey's playoff hopes.

The home side took the lead in only the second minute through a free kick that was swung in from the left wing for centre-back Nathan Fletcher who jumped in space to head the ball perfectly into the top corner.

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Team's great escape is still on

March 30, 2009

Middx County Division One:
FC Team 2 London United 1

FC Team kept alive their hopes of avoiding relegation with a gutsy win over high-flying London United.

After back-to-back defeats, which saw a great run come to an end and Team drop back into the relegation zone, Mitch Young’s troops faced a London United team who were high in confidence and lying fifth in the league.

Team knew they had to stop leaking goals to maintain their push to survive in Division One and Young changed the formation allowing Dan Silverman to play in a sweeper role to protect the defence.

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Lions don't listen as Baldock go to Town

March 30, 2009

HSCL Res. Div. One:
Baldock Town 3 London Lions Reserves 0

Baldock avenged their defeat at the hands of Lions reserves a month ago, although the final result suggests a far more comprehensive and comfortable win than it was, as the visitors recovered from an awful start to make quite a game of it.

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Westdene 1st close in on second

March 30, 2009

Westdene 1st staked their claim for the runners-up spot with a 5-0 victory over Oakhill Lions. Raffi Bloom (2), Jordon Gold (2) and David Eden were their marksmen.

Westdene Reserves completed a successful weekend for the club in a nine-goal thriller against fellow strugglers South Manchester Maccabi 2nd. Adam Berman (2), Phil Wingate, Daniel Rose and Mike Cass netted for the reserves. Marc Conway (2), Jermey Myers and Daniel Linton replied.

Sheldon Lee and Nick Cohen steered Manchester Maccabi 4th to a 2-1 success at Haroldeans for whom Daniel Levitt netted.

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RJC dominate AJY finals day

By Danny Caro, March 30, 2009

Redbridge Jewish Care dominated AJY finals day at Redbridge FC.

The East London club enjoyed a clean sweep of the three matches they were involved in with the Under 17 team starting proceedings with a 7-1 win over HMH to land the Woody’s Cup.

Jake Sander (2), Max Solomons, Jacob Kaye, Oliver Brooks, Kane Hopps and Greg Sinclair completed the rout. Josh Fox claimed HMH’s consolation.

The Under 14 Woody’s Cup saw RJC complete a cup double over the Highgate club.

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Brady sent out title warning

By Jeremy Silverstone, March 30, 2009

It was a day of goals in the Masters League, with 42 goals in the six games.

In the Maccabi Masters League Division 1 title race, Brady Maccabi A sent out a clear message to leaders North London Raiders with an emphatic 9-0 win over Faithfold. Nick Collins (2), Scott Ansher (2), Laurence Beck, Laurence Myers, Marc Lee, Marc Herman and Mark Abrahams all scored to take Brady to within a point of Raiders, with a game in hand.

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Lions blow Raiders away

March 30, 2009

JC Cyril Anekstein Cup Round 3:
NL Raiders A 2 LML A 7

Rarely do a team get blown away, but NL Raiders felt the force of a Lions Morrison backlash and never recovered after finding themselves three goals down before they barely had time to settle. The Lions understood the need to make the most of what was their last chance of silverware this year and they did not miss a beat.

The Lions went ahead within two minutes after a Myers through ball split the Raiders defence which Ben Joseph ran onto and lobbed keeper Caro whose first task was to pick the ball out of his net.

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Awat and Golan keep Israel’s dream alive

March 30, 2009

An inspired display from keeper Dudu Awat together with a second-half strike from Omer Golan maintained Israel’s hopes of reaching the 2010 World Cup in South Africa as they came from behind to draw 1-1 against group leaders Greece in Ramat Gan on Saturday night.

The Group Two qualifier saw the visitors have the better of the game chances wise with Real Mallorca stopper Awat coming to Israel’s rescue on several occasions.

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Rep Team crashes out

March 27, 2009

London Inter-League Cup – Match Two
North London & South Herts League 3 JC MSFL Rep Team 1

The JC MSFL rep team bowed out of the London Inter-League Cup after losing their second consecutive match in the London Inter-League Cup.

Having lost their first match 2-0 against the Turkish Federation League, a win was essential to keep them in the competition.

Jonathan Kestenbaum’s men let slip a one-goal lead, given to them after 15 minutes by London Maccabi Lions’ Tony Gold, and went into the break 2-1 down.

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