Football

Wonderful Westdene

April 4, 2008

Westdene 3rd clinched part one of a possible league and cup double after beating Manchester Maccabi 5th 5-1 to land the Division One title. Ben Rose (2), Saul Ross and Adam Clarke were among the scorers for Steve Davis’s men who play in the Tony Cohen Cup final in a fortnight.

The race for promotion is also hotting up. Crumpsall 1st returned to second spot after beating Crumpsall 2nd 5-0. Mark Friedman was the star man, scoring a hat trick. Yossi Saunders and Aron Clayton finished the job.

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Captain Cash nails the Hammers to hand Neasden premier crown

By Danny Caro, April 4, 2008

North West Neasden A 3-0 Hendon United A

Two goals from captain marvel Lee Cash helped North West Neasden A land the JC MSFL Premier Division crown after they overcame reigning champions Hendon United A at Bricket Wood.

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Turbo-charged Bentley tastes Turkish delight

By Craig Silver, April 4, 2008

JC MSFL rep team 2-1 Turkish Federation

A first-half double from Josh Bentley helped the JC MSFL Rep Team keep alive their hopes of winning the London Inter-League Cup competition after they beat the Turkish Federation League 2-1 at Wingate & Finchley. Having drawn their first two group games, manager Jonathan Kestenbaum went into Tuesday night’s match knowing that only a win would keep his team in contention of reaching the final.

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Raiders on the slide

April 4, 2008

Four goals from David Lederman dented North London Raiders A’s hopes of avoiding relegation as they were thumped 9-2 by Faithfold A in the Premier Division.

Ben Lewis (2), Alex Levack (2) and Andrew Wolfin completed the rout. Two goals from Glenn Michaels plus one from Paul Lenchner kept Redbridge Jewish Care A in the top five as they beat rock bottom Oakwood EDRS A 4-3. Lewis Walker and substitute David Ossack eased Glenthorne United four points clear in Division One after they held off promotion rivals North West Neasden B 2-0.

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Pinner win at long last

By Craig Silver, April 4, 2008

Braces from Joel Benedyk and Joel Shaw steered Pinner to their first win of the season as they surprised title-chasing Alyth Belsize 5-0 in the Under 15 Division. Lewis Decker finished the job. HMH were crowned Under 12 Division champions after beating Redbridge Jewish Care in a double-header.

Zack Collins scored the only goal in match one. He added two more, along with strikes from Clark Norton and Noah Lachs in a 4-3 win in the second. Hendon Inter Schools White kept alive their Under 10 double hopes with a pair of victories over Hendon Hawks.

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Five-star Thornes leave Clayhill all cut up

April 4, 2008

Glenthorne United A and South Mancunians joined Brady Maccabi A and EDRS Stonegrove in the semi-finals of the Henry Swerner Maccabi Masters Football League Cup. Adam Lennard, Sid Shaw, Andy Block, Ray Russell and Jon Diamond found the net as Glenthorne eased past Clayhall.

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Grant me a visa - Avram

By Simon Griver, April 4, 2008

Chelsea could be forced to cancel the Malaysian leg of their Asian end-of-season tour if Israeli coach Avram Grant is not allowed into the country. The Far East nation does not have diplomatic ties with Israel and its citizens — including Grant and defender Tal Ben Haim — who must obtain special permission to travel there. The Malaysia FA have informed tour organisers that they would raise the issue with the foreign ministry in order to obtain clearance for the pair.

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Stock horror for calamity Keown

By Danny Caro, April 4, 2008

Four-goal Matt scuppers Arsenal legend’s hope of varsity victory

Four goals and a man-of-the-match performance from Matt Stock helped Cambridge University tear apart an Oxford team coached by former England and Arsenal defender Martin Keown in the annual Varsity match at Craven Cottage.

The 20-year-old, who is studying modern and medieval languages at St Catharines College, took centre stage as the blues, who started the game as underdogs, beat Oxford 5-3 on Saturday.

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Shulton's a Wanderer

By Craig Silver, April 4, 2008

Scott Shulton is on the verge of signing a one-year contract with League Two promotion hopefuls Wycombe Wanderers.

“This is something I have been working towards for a long time,” said the central midfielder. “To get the contract is amazing. My next challenge is to break into the first team set-up as soon as possible.”

The 18-year-old from Mill Hill, North West London, who has been with the club from the age of 11, is looking forward to linking up with former Scotland, Celtic and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Paul Lambert, the Wycombe manager.

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Versatile King Cole sweeps the board

By Danny Caro, April 4, 2008

Congratulations to North West Neasden A who this week clinched the coveted JC MSFL title. I bumped into the squad at a restaurant the night before the match and you could just sense that they were in the right frame of mind to get the job done.

Captain Lee Cash summed things up perfectly when he said that manager Jamie Cole, who arrived at Bricket Wood long before the match to sweep surface water off the pitch, deserves much of the credit.

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