Football

Double joy as Henen keeps dream alive

By Craig Silver, May 23, 2008

Hendon United B 2-3 Montana boca United A

Two goals from Trevor Henen helped Montana end their Division One campaign with a crucial win, but they will only find out on Sunday if their efforts were enough to earn them the runners-up spot.

Having held a top two position all season, Montana boss Marc Ziedman said that he “would be disappointed if his side would not make the top tier of Jewish football for the first time”, but stressed that “it is completely out of his hands”.

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Fortune's six appeal

May 23, 2008

Temple Fortune Old Boys 6-1 Bushey Old Boys

A hat-trick from Robert Botkai helped Temple Fortune Old Boys win the Ralph Epstein Memorial Trophy for the 13th time by defeating Bushey Old Boys at Hillingdon Borough.

Bushey started the brighter side and went forward from the start. After only two minutes, a fine move resulted in Darren Coombe crossing the ball from the left wing for Alan Davidoff to fire home past Serge Weinberger from close range.

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Wales call-up for Jacobson

By Craig Silver, May 23, 2008

Bristol Rovers defender Joe Jacobson will fulfil a childhood dream if he gets to play for Wales  in friendly matches against Iceland and Holland next week.

The 21-year-old left-back received a letter from the Welsh FA confirming his first senior call-up for the national team, having made 13 appearances for the Under 21 side.

“It’s a brilliant moment for me,” said Jacobson. “Obviously, I have got into the team on merit for the season I’ve had with Rovers. It is a big chance for me to impress manager John Toshack.

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Grant sacked by Chelsea

By Danny Caro, May 23, 2008

Avram Grant has had his contract terminated with immediate affect just three days after his Chelsea team were beaten in the Champions League final by Manchester United and finished the campaign without a trophy.

Following two days of meetings between club officials and the manager, a statement on the Chelsea said: "We would like to thank Avram for his contribution since taking over as manager last September.

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Bruno delievers the knockout blow for Neasden

By Craig Silver, May 23, 2008

A second-half hat-trick from Bruno Frankel took Neasden B to within one win of Premier Division football as they thumped relegation threatened Faithfold 5-1 at Bricket Wood.

The teams will meet again on Sunday in what will be a nail-biting finale to the JC MSFL season with Neasden needing maximum points to leapfrog second place Montana Boca United A, while Faithfold must win to survive.

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Gaydamak is up for cup

May 16, 2008

Ahead of tomorrow’s FA Cup final, Portsmouth owner Sacha Gaydamak believes that the club should be challenging for silverware on a regular basis.

The 32-year-old took charge of Pompey in 2006 and expects the South Coast club to push the big four closer next season. “The pressure will rise,” he said. “We’ll have to work on player recruitment and the infrastructure. If we qualify for Europe, the manager will naturally need a bigger squad and it’s my job to make funds available to him.”

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Dream debut for Furman

By Danny Caro, May 16, 2008

Midfielder Dean Furman described his Rangers first team debut as an “unbelievable experience” following the 3-1 victory over Dundee United.

The 19-year-old from Edgware has turned heads in Glasgow this season and on Saturday, he came off the bench to replace Kevin Thomson 52 minutes into the Ibrox encounter.

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Neasden end hoodoo

By Danny Caro, May 16, 2008

A Daniel Levenfiche hat-trick helped Premier Division champions North West Neasden A end their London Maccabi Lions A hoodoo as they beat the Rowley Lane giants 5-4.

Lee Cash and Jake Gottlieb were the other marksmen as Neasden beat Lions for the first time in 10 games. Ricky Kennet (2), James Gershfield and Mike Pearson netted for Lions. Hendon United A closed in on second place after beating Chigwell Athletic A in a double-header.

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Brady edge it in seven-goal thriller

May 16, 2008

Cup winners Brady Maccabi A maintained their march towards a double by beating South Mancs 4-3 with goals from Scott Ansher (2), David Rose and Laurence Myers in Division One. Bradley Lazarus, Nick Roman and Richard Smith scored for Mancs in the Division One clash. Glenthorne United A, who have played three games more, remain a point ahead, kept up the pressure at the top with a 4-2 win over EDRS. Paul van Gelder (2), Danny Seller and Adam Lennard were their marksmen. Guest players Paul Herszaft and Steve Kreiger replied for EDRS.

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Glenthorne back where they belong

By Craig Silver, May 16, 2008

Glenthorne United 2-0 Brady Maccabi

Glenthorne United are heading back to the Premier Division as champions after they secured the Division One title with a 2-0 win over Brady Maccabi at Waltham
Abbey.

Goals at the end of each half from Dave Ossack and top-scorer Lewis Walker sent the team into wild celebrations as they cracked open the bubbly and were presented with the Division One shield at the end of the game.

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