Football

Furman eyes 2010 World Cup

August 21, 2008

Glasgow Rangers' midfielder Dean Furman has set his sights on representing South Africa in the 2010 World Cup after receiving his first international call-up for the friendly against Australia at Loftus Road.

Born in Cape Town, Furman grew up in Edgware and joined the Scottish
giants in 2006 after a spell at Chelsea.

Following Tuesday's 2-2 draw where he was an unused substitute, Furman said: "I was disappointed not to get on but all in all, it was a great experience and a great honour."

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Thornes stun Harmen

August 20, 2008

Southgate Harmen B 0
Glenthorne Utd B 2

First half strikes from Jamie Weinrich and Joshua Hambling kept Glenthorne United B unbeaten in their short history after a dominant performance against the Minor Cup finalists Southgate Harmen B.

The Essex boys started brightly and were almost rewarded within 10 minutes when a long-range effort from Matt Conway bounced off the woodwork.

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Sacks helps Wingate make it two out of two

By Danny Caro, August 20, 2008

Ryman League Division One North

Wingate & Finchley 1 Chatham 0

Recent signing Michael Sacks was the matchwinner as Wingate & Finchley made it two out of two with victory in their first home match of the season.

Wingate and Finchley had gone nine years since an opening day victory, and after a Chris Chase hat-trick at Great Wakering Rovers on Saturday, which lead to a 4-1 victory, Michael Stone's side were eager to add another three points to their opening day tally.

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Wingate get off to a winning start

By Danny Caro, August 20, 2008

Wingate & Finchley started the 2008/09 season in style with a fantastic away victory at Great Wakering Rovers, scoring four goals in the process. The win however was not as comprehensive as the scoreline suggested as Wakering put up a strong fight, but clinical finishing and composure separated the teams.

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FC Team A win seven-goal thriller

By Danny Caro, August 18, 2008

One of the most eagarly anticipated friendly games took place at Elmbridge Sports Centre in Essex leaving the supporters going home seeing an action packed game.

The match started evenly with both teams having a feel for each other but it was the away side who drew first blood after a failed clearance by Marks giving FC Team the chance to cross the ball in sweetly and Adam Rones rose the highest and nodded the ball in to take the lead.

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Lions start season in style

By Danny Caro, August 18, 2008

London Lions put on a scintillating show of attacking football in the first half of their opening Herts Senior County League Premier Division fixture, running out 4-1 winners against Sandridge Rovers at Rowley Lane on Saturday.

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Lions get cuffed

By Danny Caro, August 15, 2008

Potter Bar Charity Cup
London Lions 0 Cuffley 1

An unfortunate lapse of concentration at a set-piece, a lack of composure in front of goal and not having any lady luck of their side were all the components compounded together as the Lions lost 1-0 to Cuffley in the Potters Bar Charity Cup.

The Lions played some lovely football at times and were the better side for vast periods of the game but just couldn't turn the excellent possession they had into goals.

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Wingate keeping the faith as Sacks shows his class

By Craig Silver, August 15, 2008

Former Manchester United academy player Michael Sacks believes exciting times lie ahead at Wingate & Finchley as the team prepares to start their new campaign in the Ryman League Division One North at Great Wakering Rovers tomorrow.

The 20-year-old centre back recently moved to London due to work commitments. Upon leaving FC United during the summer, he had his heart set on joining the Abrahams Stadium club: "As soon as I found out I was moving to London, my first phone call was to manager Michael Stone, even before telling my old man.

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Lions boss demands good show

By Danny Caro, August 15, 2008

London Lions manager Tony Gold believes his troops are well equipped to improve on last season's disappointing seventh place finish as their Herts Senior County League Premier Division campaign kicks off on Saturday.

Gold's men completed their preparations on Tuesday night when they took on Cuffley in the Potters Bar Charity Cup, a competition they reached the semi-finals of last season.

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Barda is priced out of Bolton

By Simon Griver, August 15, 2008

Israel striker Elyaniv Barda has slammed his Belgian club Racing Genk for pricing him out of a transfer to the Premier League after demanding a £4 million transfer fee from Bolton.

"I think Genk went over the top," Barda said. "It could be they threw out a price so high I wouldn't leave because they really want me."

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