Wingate keep alive FA Cup dream

By Paul Lerman, September 15, 2008
Wingate & Finchley waltzed through to the FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round with a highly convincing 2-0 win over Witham Town.


In truth the scoreline flattered the visitors who, had it not been for the heroics of keeper Rhys Madden, could have been hugely embarrassed.

Wingate & Finchley hit the post twice in the same move in the first half, after Ahmet Rifat had walked through the defence, Tim Lees took over and sent the first effort onto the inside of the left post - and then Kieran Street struck the opposite post from the rebound.


Perfect 10 for rampant Lions

September 15, 2008
London Lions crushed a stunned Bovingdon side as they produced an outstanding footballing performance.


Scoring a perfect 10 in all departments, the football on show wouldn't have looked out of place in the Barclays Championship with reward for all the players' hard work so far this season beginning to bear fruits.


Two out of two for the Knights

September 15, 2008
JC MSFL Div 4: East London Knights 6 Pinner JFC 2


Another terrific display by the Knights crowned off a thumping victory at Wanstead Flats this morning.

Although things didn't start to brightly for the Knights after two minutes into Simon Marks's debut it was cut short by a hamstring strain when he over-stretched for a ball played in the air forcing the home side into a change.


Super Simons boosts Neasden C

September 15, 2008

JC MSFL Div 2 Holy Mount Zion 0 NW Neasden C 1

Back at the spiritual home of HMZ and under the shadow of the Wembley arch on a blistering day for football, both these teams slogged out 90 minutes of a hard fought game played in a very good spirit.

These teams both took three points off one another last season so this one was always going to be difficult to call. Especially with Neasden missing five key players including hot shot striker Stevie Bloom.


Raiders off the mark

September 12, 2008

The Maccabi Masters Football League returned to action with a record 450 players registered across 17 teams.

Debutantes North London Raiders earned a point with a 3-3 draw against Faithfold in Division One. Neville Roach, Dan Flitterman and a penalty from Ashley Davidson registered for the Raiders. Stephen Benson bagged a pair for Faithfold whilst Russell Rich added one from the spot.

Norstar, last year's Division Two runners-up, defeated Glenthorne United B courtesy of a 61st-minute strike from Greg Bradman.


Depleted Lions out of luck and out of the cup

September 12, 2008

London Lions suffered their first defeat of the season as they bowed out of the Aubrey Cup with a 2-1 defeat against Lemsford.

Lying third and unbeaten in five matches in the Herts Senior County League Premier Division, the Lions, who were missing six regulars, were left to reflect on two woeful defensive errors.

Tony Gold's men fell behind inside two minutes but second half substitute Dominic Cheniart levelled things eight minutes after coming on.


Boss Lee leaves Town

By Danny Caro, September 12, 2008

Adam Lee, joint-manager of Enfield Town, was in philosophical mood after leaving the club by mutual agreement.

The Ryman League Division One North team had made a poor start to the campaign and Lee departed to leave Stewart Margolis in charge.

"I put in a lot of effort in pre-season but was under pressure from the first game," said Lee.

"It became a bit farcical in the end as I needed the board to back me but they didn't.


Tigers tame Brady

September 12, 2008

Goals from Daniel Sugarman and Solly Aslil could not save Brady Maccabi Under 14s from going down to a 3-2 defeat against Oakhill Tiger Rangers in the Watford Friendly League (WFL).

Toby Mann earned Pinner JFC Under 16s a 1-1 draw against St. Albans Rangers in the WFL Yellow Division.

Marcus Godfrey (2), Josh Burchhardt, Jack Jerrard, Jack Ottman and Sam Shaw struck as Pinner Under 12s thumped Borehamwood Youth Diamonds 6-1 in the Yellow Division.


Walker gives Lions the runaround

By Richard Jaye, September 12, 2008

London Maccabi Lions A  2-3  Glenthorne United A


A magnificent display from Glenthorne's Lewis Walker was the difference between these two sides in a fantastic game at Rowley Lane to start the new Maccabi League campaign.

Walker scored twice and set up the third after a magnificent solo run for teammate Daniel Lassman to score late on to send the visitors home with maximum points.


Reuben rules the roost as Montana wilt

By Danny Caro, September 12, 2008

Two stunning free kicks in the last six minutes from Danny Reuben gave London Maccabi Lions B a 2-1 victory over newly promoted Montana Boca United A. Gary Cohen had put Montana ahead in the Premier Division contest.

Defending champions North West Neasden A were given a scare before coming through 4-3 against Bafana Bafana. Daniel Stanton (2), Jake Gottlieb and Daniel Levenfiche saw Jamie Cole's men home. Aaron Lawee, Jonny Kaye and Dave Ossack netted for Bafana.