Fresh Salmon helps Team topple Wood

By Richard Jaye, October 16, 2008

FC Team A 5-2 AC Cricklewood

A hat-trick from Richard Salmon plus two from Adam Goldsmith helped FC Team maintain their grip on the Division Three title race as they claimed a deserved victory over AC Cricklewood.

The match was played in a tremendous spirit with only 10 free-kicks in the whole game. It was over as a contest inside the first 18 minutes as Team raced to a four-goal lead.


Legs 11 as Neasden flex their muscles in the cup

By Craig Silver, October 10, 2008

North West Neasden A breezed into the next round of the FA Challenge Cup after hammering Maronites FC 11-0.

Captain marvel Lee Cash (3), Dan Levenfiche (2), Jake Gottlieb, Daniel Cole, Darren Yarlett, Jon Ellis, Ben Forman, Scott Shindler and an own goal eased them through.


Hapoel exit

October 10, 2008

 "The better team won." That was the assessment of Hapoel Tel Aviv coach Eli Guttman after his team bowed out after suffering a 4-2 aggregate defeat against St Etienne.

Trailing 2-1 from the home leg, they were beaten by the same scoreline with Samuel Yeboah's last-minute strike proving little more than a consolation.

The defeat saw Israel's only remaining team in European competition fail to make the Uefa Cup group stages for the first time in three years.


Blatter to visit Israel

By Simon Griver, October 10, 2008

Football FIFA President Sepp Blatter will visit Israel and the West Bank later this month.

Blatter will travel to Jordan on October 25 together with Real Madrid President Ramon Calderon and the former US Olympic athlete Ed Moses.

They will visit Ramallah in the West Bank the next day to watch a friendly international between Palestine and Jordan before travelling to Tel Aviv to take part in the tenth anniversary celebrations of the establishment of the Peres Center for Peace.


Spurs ‘must back Ramos’

By Danny Caro, October 10, 2008

Premier League Daniel Wynne, chairman of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust, believes that the top-flight strugglers should stick with Juande Ramos for a little longer.

Ramos was brought in to replace Martin Jol by chairman Daniel Levy and his board last October. But despite winning the Carling Cup in his first season, Spurs lie rooted to the foot of the Premier League with no wins from their first seven games.


Kashtan will take a win at any price

By Simon Griver, October 10, 2008

World Cup Israel manager Dror Kashtan sees complacency as the biggest problem as the national team prepares for two World Cup 2010 qualifiers in the space of four days.

His team take on Luxembourg away tomorrow, followed by Latvia on Wednesday. But preparations were hampered by Yom Kippur as the players, who were given Wednesday afternoon and Thursday off, will clearly not be in peak condition. Despite two unconvincing performances last month, Israel's campaign got off to a very promising start.


JC MSFL Matchday Six preview

By Danny Caro, October 8, 2008

There's no let up in the programme with two more East London derbies scheduled. Lions B are the next team attempting to stop leaders Neasden A, but our expert pundits don't give them a chance.





Lions arrested by the Police

By Danny Caro, October 7, 2008

HSCL Prem Div: Met Police Bushey 3 London Lions 1

The Lions had a chance to rubber stamp their authority at the top of the Herts County league as they visited second place Met Police but it wasn't to be their day as they went down 3-1.

Although the Lions created enough chances to win two games their recent goal scoring exploits deserted them in front of goal on a very blustery day.


Birthday boy Levy lords it in Essex derby

By Craig Silver, October 6, 2008

JC MSFL Division Four

East London Knights 1 Woodford Wanderers 3


A brace from birthday boy Andy Levy, plus one from Mitch Hahn helped Alex Aviram's 10-man Woodford Wanderers maintain their 100 per cent start to the season as they outclassed Essex rivals East London Knights at Wanstead Flats.

The game had everything including six bookings and a sending off, plus most of the rain in England in merely the first 40 minutes of the contest.


Four-midable Oaks catch Neasden cold

October 6, 2008

JC MSFL Div 1: Oakwood EDRS 4 NW Neasden B 2


It was cold, it was wet and it was a cracking game. Littered with great goals and good football this was a dramatic game from start to finish, contested by two fiercely committed teams.