Football

Wingate halted by last-minute equaliser

By Paul Lerman, December 2, 2008

Ryman League Division One North:

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Sacks leads the raid on Faithfold

November 27, 2008

North London Raiders stretched their lead at the top of the Maccabi Masters League table with an emphatic 5-1 win over Faithfold. A hat-trick from player-manager Richard Sacks plus goals from Dean Schulberg and Paul Herszaft secured the points, taking them four points clear in Division One. Mark Klinger claimed Faithfold's consolation.

Temple Fortune A moved off the bottom as they recorded their first win in Masters football. Graham Meyer, Robert Botkai and James Ryan were on target in the 3-1 win over EDRS Stonegrove. Nigel Conway replied.

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Lions charge

By Craig Silver, November 27, 2008

London Lions went clear at the top of the Herts Senior County League Premier Division after claiming a 4-1 win at Buntingford.

Two goals from Adam Stolerman, who became the division's top-scorer on 18, plus one apiece from Lee Cash and Ben Lampert took Lions three points clear.

Shai Revivo and Danny Schindler earned London Lions reserves a 2-1 win against Sarratt in the HSCL Reserve Division One.

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Spurs starlet leads GB medal bid as first girls squad looks to impress

By Jay Grenby, November 27, 2008

Spurs academy player Aimee Garsin-Rose is the most high profile selection in Team GB's 15-player girls Under 18 football squad for next year's Maccabiah Games Chai.

Managed by Laurence Thorne, the 2009 Games will feature a female GB football team for the first time.
The basis of the squad originates from a group who represented GB at the Detroit JCC Maccabi Games in August last year. Five other members represent Harvesters.

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Students run riot

By Craig Silver, November 27, 2008

Leeds JNF J-Uni stormed 12 points clear at the top of the Joan Collins Premier Division after routing Sporting JLGB 12-0. Alex Hirschman (3), Josh Rubin (3), Jonathan Green (3), Daniel Henig, Paul Harris and Elliot Wallis were their marksmen.

The champions elect then drew 1-1 against last season's winners Roy's Rovers. Jonathan Green put Leeds ahead only for Leon Huller to equalise. Second-place Oakhill Lions were held 2-2 by Westdene 1st. Daniel Amram and Moishe Hasid scored for Oakhill. Josh Leviten and Daniel Cohen levelled things up for Westdene.

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Neasden are the Bs knees

By Craig Silver, November 27, 2008

North West Neasden B remain on course to become the first Jewish team to win the London Junior Cup after reaching the last 16, following a penalty shootout win over Ergazi.

Stevie Krein, with his fifth in three games, Ryan Sher and Rob Lerner were Neasden's scorers in normal time. Neasden played extra time with 10 men and Adam Velleman, Nick Bord, Alex Bowman and Lerner converted from the spot to take them through.

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Sahar: ‘I’ll go down to get back up’

By Simon Griver, November 27, 2008

Ben Sahar has resigned himself to playing in the Championship.

The Israeli marksman has suffered a stop-start career since joining Chelsea in 2006. Last season he was loaned to QPR and Sheffield Wednesday and after joining Portsmouth on a six-month loan deal in July, he has been kicking his heels in the reserves.

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Yossi’s going nowhere, says Rafa

By Craig Silver, November 27, 2008

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez wants Israel captain Yossi Benayoun to stay with the club for at least three more years.

Benayoun, 28, joined the Premier League joint-leaders last July on a four-year deal.
Benitez said: "We will be very pleased if he stays here until the end of his contract. We want Yossi here."

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6ft Elf set to face the big boys

By Danny Caro, November 27, 2008

Barnet youth team keeper Alex Elf has set his sights on playing against one of the Premier League giants in the FA Youth Cup.

The Spurs fan has helped the Bees reach the third round proper following victories over Basingstoke and Havant & Waterlooville. They await the winner of the tie between Bristol Rovers and Brighton & Hove Albion knowing that victory could set up a tie against Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool or Arsenal.

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We need more Jews in the game, says FA chairman

By Craig Silver, November 27, 2008

FA chairman Lord Triesman believes that racism in football will become a thing of the past if more Jewish players, along with those from other religions, get involved at the top level.


While the Kick It Out campaign has traditionally focused on abuse aimed at black players, the limited number of Jews in the professional game in England has given a low profile to antisemitic abuse. Triesman, 65, believes it is of "critical importance" that there should be more players from all faiths to help overcome some of the prejudice that remains.

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