Football

Uni boys on rampage

November 20, 2008

Leeds JNF J-Uni stormed 11 points clear at the top of the Manchester Jewish Soccer League after recording two victories in the space of a few days.

Alex Hirschman (2), Josh Robin (2), Alex Singer, Elliot Wallis, Anthony Hayman and Jonathan Green were on target as they mauled Oakhill Lions 8-0 in a midweek contest. This was followed by a 6-2 success over Manchester Maccabi 4th in which Hirshman (3), Rubin, Sam Benamor and Jamie Cooper netted.

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Sloma’s in the dark

By Danny Caro, November 20, 2008

Grays midfielder Sam Sloma had his goal celebrations cut short in a first round replay when a floodlight failure forced the match to be abandoned.

Sloma, 26, opened the scoring against Carlisle United after 20 minutes but then the lights at the New Rec ground failed. "It was a very strange feeling," he said. "The FA history books will probably chalk the goal off but I'm still going to count it."

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Benayoun: I’m going nowhere

By Danny Caro, November 20, 2008

Israel captain Yossi Benayoun has distanced himself from reports that he wants to leave Liverpool.

Speaking to Israeli reporters in the build-up to Israel's international friendly against the Ivory Coast, Benayoun, 28, claimed that English newspapers had twisted his comments.

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Maccabi Masters League review

By Jeremy Silverstone, November 19, 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 in the table 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 belter from Ollie Olsen. Stewart Block and Faraharz Bozorgzad-Moghim scored for Glenthorne.

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Pinner JFC weekend round-up

November 19, 2008

Seniors - Away to Norstar (MSFL Division 4)

Lost 3-1.

The Seniors started well and were controlling the game keeping Norstar at bay in their own half. But with 20 minutes gone Norstar pushed forward with one of their few chances and whipped in a ball from right to be headed home.

The blues lost concentration and not least due to two early substitutions that manager Les Conway was forced to make. Josh Sasto due to a recurring shoulder injury and Marc Benamram with a calf problem.

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Tigers in a tail of two halves

November 19, 2008

Hendon Hawks Tigers played HMH Blue under 9's on the 16th November at Burnt Oak Leisure Centre.

Hendon Hawks Tigers began the first match on the back foot as a dominant HMH Blue side dicated the first half of the first game. Both teams had a fair amount of chances to open the scoring, however, the first half ended with the score still level at 0-0.

The second half was more open with plenty of attacking football from both sides. It was HMH Blue who opened the scoring in the end with Jacy Josephs slotting the ball beyond the Hawks keeper.

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Rocket Rubenstein is a bit of all white

By Ben Shooter, November 19, 2008

U11:
HISHU White 8 Hendon Hawks 0

Played in blustery conditions at Copthall Playing Fields, HISHU White faced the familiar opposition of Hendon Hawks for a mouthwatering local derby.

Both teams were eager to get an early advantage but it was the home side that started stronger, controlling the early stages of the game with Raphael Rosenfelder and Adam Goldberg out muscling their opposing players in midfield.

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Five-star Lions stun Rovers

November 19, 2008

WFL Blue Division Under 15:
London Maccabi Lions 5 Everestt Rovers 3

London Maccabi Lions came from two down to beat Everett Rovers 3.

Although 2-0 down, Lions rallied with skipper Jake Yudelowitz scoring from the spot on the stroke of half time.

Lions improved in the second half with Eliott Moss scoring with his first touch followed by another into the top left.

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Davody breaks Hendon hearts

November 19, 2008

JC MSFL Div 3:
FC Marylebone 2 Hendon Hawks 1

A stoppage time effort from player-manager Jon Davody earned Marylebone maximum points against a resilient Hawks team.

Marylebone started strongly against 10-men Hawks until their keeper arrived 10 minutes into the game.

The Frenchmen almost scored on a few clear chances. Davody controlled the ball inside the box on a corner kick and his deflected shot hit the crossbar.

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Harmen strike Gold

November 19, 2008

JC MSFL Division 2:
Southgate Harmen B 3 Rapid Banta 2

On a grey day in North London, the B's of Southgate recorded their second straight 3-1 victory.

Goals from the two Simons were enough to see the day ended in delight for Southgate, as they only gave up a goal after a penalty.

Elliot 'Vern' Gordon gave the team a great deal of cover, sweeping up behind the back four of Engel, Dreifuss, Taylor and Sasto, who all defended very effectively throughout the morning.

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