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.


Thornes stun Lions

September 12, 2008

Two goals from Lewis Walker helped Premier Division new boys Glenthorne United A shock JC Cyril Anekstein Cup holders London Maccabi Lions A 3-2 in the opening week of the programme.

League champions North West Neasden A won a seven-goal thriller against Bafana Bafana.


MSFL ref Mark dies

By Danny Caro, September 12, 2008

Tributes have been coming in for Maccabi League referee Michael "Mickey" Mark, who passed away last week.

A lower league official, Mark, 71, was scheduled to officiate at a friendly last weekend but died three days earlier after collapsing on his way to Regent's Park.

He was involved with the league for more than 40 years after initially joining Brixton. He refereed for more than seven years.


Israel’s supersub Saban helps roll over Moldova

By Simon Griver, September 11, 2008

World Cup qualifying bid off to an unbeaten start with a draw and a victory

Israel have made a solid start to their World Cup qualifying campaign with four points out of six from their opening games in Group Two.

A gutsy 2-1 success in Moldova on Wednesday night followed Saturday's 2-2 draw at home to Switzerland. They are second in the group behind Greece, who have a maximum six points.