Lions Under 16s win five-goal thriller

April 19, 2010

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Goals from Charlie Cohen, Charlie Ruben and Max Wegoda sent the Lions 11 points clear after beating title rivals Muswell Hill in the Watford Friendly League.

Co-Manager Nicky Bloom described the result as “the best ever that this side has achieved, and done so on the basis of an excellent performance and superb second half especially”.

Playing at hard and uneven surface at Barnet Copthall, the Lions set up with a 4-5-1 formation.


FC Team beaten in London Cup final

By Danny Caro, April 19, 2010

Manager Mitch Young admitted that the best side won after FC Team were beaten 3-0 by Flanders FC in the London FA Junior Cup final at Croydon Athletic.

Going into the game against the former competition winners, Young was ruing the volcanic ash disruption that left star striker Richard Salmon marooned in Milan.

In their first LFA cup final, FC Team of the Middlesex County League, started well with vice-captain Paul Kent rattling the bar in the first 20 minutes.


Classy Lions win Anekstein Cup

By Danny Caro at Wingate & Finchley, April 19, 2010

First half strikes from Mike Pearson and Louis Basger helped London Maccabi Lions run out deserved winners as they wrestled the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup from Hendon United A at Wingate & Finchley.

Both sides were missing key players going into the game. For Lions, midfielder Ricky Kennet, matchwinner of the semi-final against Neasden A, failed to make the squad with a back injury forcing him out, while Hendon were missing key duo Alex Rosenthal and Josh Bentley, while Greg Corin was named on the bench, although on 70 per cent fit.


Late controversy frustrates Lions' title challenge

By Danny Caro, April 16, 2010

London Lions had to a settle for a 2-2 draw after cruelly being denied victory against the Met Police who will admit that they got out of jail.


UK football leagues lose Israel case

By Robyn Rosen, April 15, 2010

The English and Scottish Football Leagues have lost a case against an Israeli football pools company after accusing it of copyright infringement.

The Israel Sports Betting Board (ISBB) runs Toto, the weekly Israel football pools and Winner, which bets on individual matches.

There are not enough matches played locally through the year for the ISBB to rely on local fixtures so they select fixtures from the English and Scottish leagues.


Glenthorne United close to title

April 15, 2010

Glenthorne United A moved a step closer to the Division One title after beating Faithfold 3-1 with goals from Dave Michaels, Sid Shaw and Adam Lennard.

North London Raiders and South Mancunians drew 2-2. Dean Schulberg and Ashley Davidson struck for Raiders. Darren Coon and Lee Young replied.

Newly crowned Division Two champions EDRS Stonegrove ended their league campaign unbeaten with a 6-2 victory over Temple Fortune. Tony Platman (2) Roger Levitt, Adam Kern, Steve Krieger, Jacob Namer and were the scorers.


Haroldeans take top spot

April 15, 2010

Goals from Johnny Abrams and Anthony Beilin sent Haroldeans top of the Joan Collins Premier Division after they beat long-time leaders Republic of Mancunia.

Billed as a potential title decider, the match on Merseyside proved to be a real thriller. Haroldeans settled first and came close when Zach Goodman's 30 yarder crashed against the bar. Republic forged ahead on 35 minutes when Paul Basger slotted past keeper Mike Cross.


Met Police beat Lions

April 15, 2010

Lions manager Tony Gold was left to reflect on an opportunity missed after his team were beaten by a last-minute goal from Met Police in the semi-finals of the Aubrey Cup.

Gold said: "We were an accident waiting to happen and it happened in the 90th minute.

London Maccabi Lions Under Nine's A team have reached the final of the Watford Friendly League Cup after beating league leaders Harvesters on penalties.


FC Team in London FA Cup final

April 15, 2010

FC Team manager Mitch Young has named a full-strength squad ahead of tomorrow's London FA Cup final against holders Flanders FC.

An excellent run of form in the second half of the season has helped FC Team climb the Middlesex County League Division One table, and they go into the match full of optimism.

Having only conceded twice in five rounds on the way to the final at Croydon Athletic FC, Young is quietly confident of beating a team who last season won the Essex Business Housing League Premier League.


Leeds Maccabi beat FC Team A

April 15, 2010

Leeds Maccabi proved too strong for FC Team A, running out 5-1 winners in the Peter Morrison Trophy. David Woolman, Josh Rose, Oshri Amar, Ben Ullmann and Adam Gilman were the marksmen. Leading 1-0, Rose missed a penalty before James Ryan hauled FC Team back on terms. But Leeds powered on to set up a quarter-final away at North West Neasden B.

Leeds acting manager James Warner said: "I thought we were absolutely outstanding. All in all this was a full and complete performance."