Football

Youth leads the way at Wingate prizegiving

By Craig Silver, May 16, 2008

Two Jewish players were recognised at Wingate & Finchley’s end of season awards at the Abrahams Stadium.

Following a successful first season with the North London club, Elliott Green won reserve team player of the year. He said: “I’m ecstatic to win such an award because when I first joined the club I never would have thought I’d get into the team let alone win the player of the year award.”

Described as a rock solid defensive midfielder, he added: “I feel I’ve become a much better and quicker player this season.”

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Lewis leads Alyth home

May 16, 2008

Alyth Belsize White 5-1 HMH

A hat-trick from Harry Lewis helped Alyth Belsize White clinch the Bill Orkin Challenge Cup after they overpowered HMH.

Managed by Paul Josephs, the league runners-up featured nine members of the team which had lost the Under 10 final on penalties last season. One member of the winning line-up was Sarah Ison, who last season watched the team in the final and forced her way into the squad. Victory capped a memorable campaign in which they finished runners-up in the Martin Lane National Cup and lost only two matches all season.

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Billionaires ready for the final fling

By Danny Caro, May 16, 2008

In the blue corner, coming out of darkest Siberia and sunny Petah Tikva respectively, we have the tag team of Roman ‘the Governor of Chukotka’ Abramovich, and Avram ‘the Extra Special One’ Grant. In the red corner, from Rochester, New York, we have the Glazer family with father figure Malcolm joined by sons Avram, Kevin, Bryan, Joel, Darcie and Edward. Wednesday night’s first ever all-English Champions League final is also an all-Jewish affair.

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MSFL given green light

May 9, 2008

The long-term future of Jewish football is safe after a meeting between representatives of the JC MSFL, Maccabi GB, the London FA and the Football Association to discuss the ethics of a league that operates an exclusive policy.

Organised via an invitation from the FA, the LFA explained that several such leagues operate in London and that the policy to include them means that they do not operate outside the framework of football under the auspices of the Football Association.

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Cream of Europe

May 9, 2008

Maccabi Great Britain made history by becoming the first British team to win a men’s Open football tournament.



Dream team: Gavin Stollar and co were all smiles as Maccabi GB conquered Europe

A management team of Gavin Stollar and Alex Gilbert selected a relatively young group of players from the JC MSFL and one from South Manchester Maccabi, who were hungry to learn and succeed on the international stage.

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Bafana hit high fives

By Craig Silver, May 9, 2008

Bafana Bafana eased their relegation fears after hammering 2005 Premier Division champions Faithfold A 5-1. Simon Lawrence (3) and Aron Lawee (2) did the damage against a Faithfold team that had two players sent off and finished with eight after another had to leave early. Andrew Wolfin grabbed Faithfold’s consolation.

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That’s what you call a Matt finish

By Danny Caro, May 9, 2008

Supersub Stock hits late strike to clinch double for North West Neasden

A last-gasp strike from supersub Matt Stock helped North West Neasden A complete the league and cup double as they came from a goal down to beat 2007 league champions Hendon United A at Wingate & Finchley on Sunday.

The Peter Morrison Trophy final was far from the predicted classic and the manner of Neasden’s victory was anything but a work of art.

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Lotzof joy for United

May 9, 2008

Glenthorne United A returned to the top of Division One after edging past South Manunians 4-3. Kevin Lotzof (2) and Ashley Davidson netted for Mancs.

EDRS bounced back from their defeat in last week’s cup final to beat Brady Maccabi B, courtesy of goals from Paul Chilton (2), Mark Kingston and Jacob Namer.

London Maccabi Lions A overcame Faithfold A 4-2 with two goals apiece from Bradley Lazarus and Tony Gold. Joel Nathan and Dean Schulberg notched Faithfold’s replies.

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Green lifts it for Whites

May 9, 2008

London Maccabi Lions White 2-0 Sun Postal Sports

London Maccabi Lions White UNDER 14s won the Watford Friendly League Spring Cup after defeating Park Street Village 2-0 at Sun Postal Sports Ground in Watford. A goal in each half capped a great performance with Douglas Carson’s half volley added to by Josh Cina after great work from David Smouha. Captain Daniel Green lifted the cup after a powerful midfield performance with central defender Adam Goldstein named man of the match.  

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Bridge abuse not a place for kids

By Danny Caro, May 9, 2008

It was a throwback to the 1980s when I watched the second leg of the Champions League semi-final between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge last week. Sitting in the press overflow in the East Lower Stand, I was taken aback by the foul-mouthed language coming from the terraces.

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