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.


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.


Blues reach FA Trophy first round

November 26, 2008

FA Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round replay:
Sutton Utd 2 Wingate & Finchley 2 AET
(Wingate & Finchley 4-3 win on penalties)

In a dramatic FA Trophy third Qualifying Round replay, an injury-hit Wingate & Finchley went through on penalties following a second draw against Ryman Premier side Sutton United.


Double delight as Stolerman sends Lions clear

November 24, 2008

HSCL Premier Division: Buntingford 1 London Lions 4

London Lions once again produced a strong away performance as they put Buntingford Town to the sword with a 4-1 victory.

Leading up to kick-off Adam Myeroff who had just finished his warm up didn't have time to kick another ball as his wife Jude went into Labour.

Four hours later Lions were top of the league and out popped Jessica Grace Myeroff. The birth may have been easier compared to the opposition Lions were facing as the score line some what flattered the home side.


Maccabi Masters review

November 24, 2008

North London Raiders stretched their lead at the top to four points 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 for Raiders, whilst Faithfold's scant consolation came from a Mark Klinger penalty.

Temple Fortune A moved off the bottom as they notched up their first-ever win in Masters football, with a 3-1 victory against EDRS, courtesy of goals from Graham Meyer, Robert Botkai and James Ryan. Nigel Conway replied for EDRS.


Last 16 spot for FC Team

November 20, 2008

Three goals from Mitch Lassman eased FC Team into the last 16 of the London FA Cup after they disposed of Sloan 6-0.

Mitch Young's team bounced back from defeat against Arsenal Deaf the previous week with Lassman and striker partner Kieran Allen-Curry terrorising the Sloan defence.

With Rich Sternberg and Adam Rones dominating proceedings, Team's confidence came flooding back at the South Bank University pitch. Three-up inside 30 minutes, the visitors did not let up with Jonny Breger's threaded pass releasing Lassman who slotted home.


Maccabi derby finishes honours even

November 20, 2008

A penalty from Laurence Myers helped Brady Maccabi A move to within two points of top spot as they drew 1-1 against London Maccabi Lions A in Division One. Adam Brand netted for Lions.

South Manx went third after claiming an impressive 6-2 victory over Glenthorne United A, courtesy of strikes from Mark Powell (2), Eric Elbaz, Gavin Jacobs, Darren Coon, and a 40-yarder from Ollie Olsen. Stewart Block and Faraharz Bozorgzad-Moghim replied.


Neasden maintain winning habit

By Danny Caro and Craig Silver, November 20, 2008

Two goals apiece from Lee Cash and Lee Bibring helped North West Neasden A storm 13 points clear in the Premier Division as Redbridge Jewish Care became their ninth

victims of the league campaign. RJC's consolation came through a Daniel Howard penalty.

Fabio Revieccio was the match winner as Glenthorne United A surprised Bafana Bafana.

South Manx A surged five points clear in Division One after beating Hendon United B 4-1, thanks to doubles from Alon Hershkorn and Elliot Stern.


Tigers sent packing by five-star Faith

November 20, 2008

Ben Lewis (2), Alex Levack, Paul Savitz and James Thomson struck as Faithfold A progressed to the fourth round of the London FA Sunday Intermediate Cup with a 5-2 victory over Barking Tigers.

Montana Boca United A were beaten 5-1 by Clapton Rangers. Simon Peterman had drawn them level.

Chigwell Athletic A overcame Southgate Harmen A 4-0 with goals from Sam McCarthy (2), Aron Barnes and Steve Gevertz in round one of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup.


Bishops bashed by four-some Craig

November 20, 2008

Four goals from Oli Craig helped London Maccabi Lions Under 18s beat Bishops Stortford in the Herts County Cup. Harry Franks opened the scoring with a header from a Joe Zender corner before Craig went goal crazy.

Lioz Ahitove (2), Jamie Horne (2) and Steven Field struck as Kenton Maccabi surprised HIS Hendon United 5-1 in the AJY Under 17 Division.

Goals from Matt Lubel and Alex Trup were not enough as Pinner JFC Under 16s lost 3-2 against Tornados JSC in the Watford Friendly League Yellow Division.