Danny Caro

MSFL victory in Inter-League Cup

By By Danny Caro at Brimsdown Rovers, May 14, 2010

Jamie Cole, manager of the JC MSFL Rep team, was a proud man after leading the Maccabi League to only their second ever victory in the London Inter-League Cup following a five-goal thriller against the London & Kent Borders League at Brimsdown Rovers FC on Thursday night.

Two goals from North West Neasden striker Lee Cash plus one from South Manx’s Paul Babai completed a hard fought 3-2 win against strong opponents for whom more than half of the team play in the Ryman League.

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Victory would make Avram feel like Roy of the Rovers

By Danny Caro, May 13, 2010

Wimbledon's incredible victory against Liverpool in the 1988 final is rightly considered as one of the great FA Cup stories. But if Portsmouth beat newly-crowned Premiership champions Chelsea in the final tomorrow, I'd rate it as an even better achievement.

It would be the ultimate victory for the underdogs and almost all neutrals will be cheering for Avram Grant's team at Wembley.

It's brilliant that at a time when big clubs continue to dominate the Premier League, a relegated team is flying the flag for the minnows.

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Lions need one win to take the Championship

By Danny Caro, May 13, 2010

The seeds of success were sewn long before London Lions' victory over leaders Wormley Rovers, but James Gershfield's decisive strike made the celebrations that followed feel all the more real.

The win left Tony Gold's men needing one win from their last two games as they closed in on winning the Herts Senior County League Premier Division for the first time.

Adam Stolerman and Gershfield were on target as the Lions moved to within a point of Rovers after a nail-biting contest at Rowley Lane. It put the Lions within touching distance of reaching the South Midlands League Division One.

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Redbridge solid victory over Lions

By Danny Caro, May 13, 2010

Brad Frankel (2), Adam Hakimi and Mitch Lassman earned Redbridge Jewish Care A a 4-1 victory over London Maccabi Lions B in the JC MSFL Premier Division. Pete Lazard grabbed a consolation.

Oakwood and Brady Maccabi claimed a win apiece in a Division One double-header. Dan Abrams netted for the Oaks.

North London Raiders B were crowned champions of Division Two after Lions C beat FC Team A 4-2. Nick Kenton (2), Tony Gold and James Gold struck for the Lions. Danny Moss and David Grossman replied.

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Team of the week: 13th May 2010

By Danny Caro, May 13, 2010

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Faithfold ready to dethrone Neasden

By Danny Caro, May 13, 2010

Less than 24 hours after the FA Cup final, North West Neasden A will look to retain the Peter Morrison National Trophy against Premier Division rivals Faithfold A.

The teams came through tough semi-finals with Neasden beating their B team 3-1 with goals from Ben Ellis (2) and Tony Keterman. A brace from David Lederman steered Faithfold past Hendon United A.

Neasden joint-manager Jamie Cole said: "It's a fantastic achievement to be in the final for our third consecutive season, something which I don't believe any team has ever achieved.

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MSFL chairman warns rebels

By Danny Caro, May 13, 2010

David Wolff, the MSFL chairman, has warned that there will be serious repercussions if dissenting players and managers continue personal attacks on the his committee and referees.

In his 40th year at the helm, Wolff, 65, said: "Personal attacks are totally unacceptable. If people sign up for the rules they must accept them. The rules don't extend to attacks on individuals and referees. These must stop immediately.

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LMV bow out of Conference Cup

By Danny Caro, May 11, 2010

London Maccabi Vale bowed out of the Conference Cup following a 6 wickets defeat against Beaconsfield.

What was always going to be an impossible dream nearly turned into a fantastic reality thanks to a terrific new ball spell from Daniel Cohen and Saul Weitzman, who reduced the Home Counties League team to

2-4 in the 4th over of their reply chasing a very modest 148.

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MAL claim comprehensive win

By Danny Caro, May 10, 2010

MAL began their Middlesex Sunday Cricket League season with a comprehensive victory over West Middlesex CC at home on Sunday.

On winning the toss, Gav Lebens decided to have a bat, and a good score looked on the cards as a combination of good batting and poor bowling saw Mark Landau and Russ Corin take the score to 31 after two overs. Both were tough on any loose bowling and took the score to 81 before Corin presented a caught and bowled chance to the off-spinner Keogh and was dismissed for 27.

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BECC's flying start to cricket season

By Danny Caro, May 10, 2010

An unbeaten 38 from Joel Phillips steered Belmont & Edgware to victory as they beat Haryom in the Middlesex Sunday League Division Three.

Electing to bowl first, Gideon Restan and Mike Prager kept things tight with Restan taking one for 12 in an opening spell of five overs. Neil Myeroff (1-20) maintained the solid start but it was Stuart Davis (4-24) who was chief destroyer. Phillips chipped in with 2-17 at the death at Haryom were dismissed for 138.

Simon Durban (26), Warren Averbuch (32), batting with a runner laid the platform for Phillips to see the job through.

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MSFL manager calls for chairman to quit

By Danny Caro, May 6, 2010

The Maccabi League was plunged into turmoil after its longest-serving manager called for chairman David Wolff to resign after his team were fined and lost points over a match that was not played because of a double-booking.

Justin Rockberger, the manager of first division Camden Park, is set to appeal to the London FA over a £100 fine and demand that the team's match against Brady Maccabi be replayed.

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Team of the week: 6th May 2010

By Danny Caro, May 6, 2010

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Hendon through to semi-final

By Danny Caro, May 6, 2010

Hendon United A will play Faithfold A in the Peter Morrison Trophy semi-final on Sunday after thumping Premier Division rivals Redbridge Jewish Care A 5-2.

The JC League Cup runners-up were indebted to goals from Ben Kon (2), Avidan Last, Avishai Last and Dovid Korman. Danny Hakimi and Lewis Walker netted for RJC.

North West Neasden A boosted double hopes with a 2-0 victory over Cyril Anekstein Cup winners London Maccabi Lions A. Tony Keterman and James Gershfield were the scorers.

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What is the future for London Jewish cricket?

By Danny Caro, May 6, 2010

Can the Maccabi League be revamped or has it run it's course?

Derrick Sheldon

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D-Day for Gold

By Danny Caro, May 6, 2010

With the end of the season fast-approaching, there is another mouth-watering weekend of football in store.

Top billing goes to London Lions, who will put their Herts Senior County League Premier Division credentials on the line when they take on leaders Wormley Rovers.

Although the Lions have played the majority of league games at St Albans City's Clarence Park ground this season, Saturday's match is at Rowley Lane.

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Lions ready for title showdown

By Danny Caro, May 5, 2010

London Lions’ title hopes were dealt a blow after they were held 1-1 by Sandridge Rovers in the Herts Senior County League Premier Division on Tuesday night.

A first-half strike from midfielder Daniel Stanton put the Lions ahead but they were left to rue missed chances as Rovers equalised after 75 minutes.

James Gershfield and Dean Nyman spurned chances to kill the game off.

Lions manager Tony Gold said: “Sandridge is always a difficult place to go. We played well on a terrible pitch in what was our seventh match in 14 days.

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Hendon bounce back in Peter Morrison Trophy

By Danny Caro, April 29, 2010

Hendon United A got over their JC Cyril Anekstein Cup final blues by booking their place in the last eight of the Peter Morrison Trophy with a 3-1 win against Montana Boca United A. Saul Conway (2) and Yishai Last took them through. Mitch Green replied.

Daryl Phillips (2), Dan Perkins, Paul Lenchner and Alex Taylor helped Faithfold A into the semi-finals after they thumped the Maccabi Masters Select XI 5-0.

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Who says Jewish football is dead?

By Danny Caro, April 29, 2010

There were goals galore at the Maccabi GB Primary League finals at Wingate & Finchley on a day when the results all went the way of the form book.

Seven teams lined up for the junior football showpiece that separated the men from the boys.

The finals took place a year after the future of the Jewish youth game in London looked in doubt following the demise of the AJY League. Since then, a number of players joined the revamped Maccabi league with supporters treated to a real sporting spectacle at the Abrahams Stadium.

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With promotion in the bag, I'm ready for the big boys

By Danny Caro, April 29, 2010

Promotion in my first season of football management is not down to beginner's luck, I would like to think. Eight months of being driven mad by Adam Fegan, my co-manager, have been worth it.

Last Sunday, our team, North London Raiders A, clinched a return to the JC MSFL Premier Division, after a two-year gap, following a 3-0 win over Oakwood.

It has been a joy to watch the boys develop in a very tight division. We finished it very strongly with seven consecutive victories, a total of six clean sheets and not one red card all season.

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Can one club make us super?

By Danny Caro, April 29, 2010

The collapse of the Maccabi Sunday League has been on the cards for some time. The standard of the league has seen a rapid decline with the top teams and players having moved to the Middlesex Sunday League.

Players are dropping out for a variety of reasons with the key factors including work and family commitments for a sport that on average, cuts into a large chunk of the weekend.

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