Danny Caro

Hammers win seven-goal thriller

By Danny Caro, November 21, 2010

Two goals from Dovid Korman plus one apiece from the in-form Yishai Last and Ben Kon helped the Hammers go three points clear at the top of the table as they won a seven-goal thriller at Rowley Lane.

Lions' marksmen were Ben Joseph (2) and Pete Lazard.

Hendon manager David Garbacz said: "The scoreline was a lot closer than the game suggested. We were dominant throughout and really should have won by more.

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We're not ready to lift cup, says Delmonte

By Danny Caro, November 19, 2010

Stuart Delmonte, manager of Manchester Maccabi 1st, believes that his side needs to strengthen before they can consider themselves contenders to win the Peter Morrison Trophy.

His claim comes on the back of a 3-1 victory over arch rivals South Manchester 1st in a hard fought tie where all the goals came after half time.

South tried to stifle the visitors with Maccabiah star Michael Filson passing a fitness test to take his place in a five-man midfield. But once Maccabi broke the deadlock, there was no way back for South.

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Team of the week: 18th November 2010

By Danny Caro, November 18, 2010

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Damned if I did, damned if I didn’t, but candles went out

By Danny Caro, November 18, 2010

I was forced to miss my first match since being appointed joint-manager of North London Raiders A on Sunday. The lure of a clash against defending champions North West Neasden A certainly whetted the appetite but my daughter's birthday had to take priority, according to my wife!

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Hats off to Hendon, says Harmen boss

By Danny Caro, November 18, 2010

Dan Uzan, manager of Southgate Harmen A, wants Hendon United A to win the title after they hit his team for six to go top of the Premier Division.

A hat-trick from Yishai Last plus further efforts from Greg Corin (2) and Ben Kon sealed a 6-1 victory, with new dad Alex Bourne, the husband of Rachel Stevens, registering Harmen's consolation.

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Israel beats Iceland in friendly

By Danny Caro, November 18, 2010

Two goals from debutant Omer Damari steered Israel to a 3-2 victory over Iceland at the Bloomfield Stadium on Wednesday night.

Played in front of only 4,500 spectators at the home of Hapoel Tel Aviv, Damari, a striker for Maccabi Petach Tikvah, marked his first international match with a goal inside five minute.

Damari put Luis Fernandez's men two goals up with another smart finish after 14 minutes.

It was 3-0 after 27 minutes when Maccabi Haifa's Lior Rafaelov fired home.

Iceland improved in the second half with two goals making the scoreline respectable at the final whistle.

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Karren Brady: Avram Grant won’t be sacked

By Danny Caro, November 17, 2010

Karren Brady, vice-chairman at West Ham, has given under-fire manager Avram Grant some breathing space by confirming that his job is safe until Christmas at least.

Ahead of Saturday’s trip to Liverpool, there has been growing pressure on Grant following a disastrous start to the season which has seen West Ham take just nine points from their first 13 games.

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MJSL leaders march on

By Danny Caro, November 17, 2010

League leaders Manchester Maccabi 3rd cruised past a vastly weakened Westdene side in style, with both Max Rose and Josh Hayes netting hat-tricks.

Manager Martin Simons was pleased with the win, and was immediately looking forward to games coming up in the coming weeks against the Republic of Mancunia, whom they moved six points clear of with this victory.

“We have two important games against Republic of Mancunia, who look like our closest rivals, so we are concentrating on that at the moment, as well as the cup this weekend and then we’ll see how those games go.”

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JC Olim League Week Six review

By Danny Caro, November 17, 2010

Week 6 in the Olim league in Israel saw a goal fest with 22 goals scored in 3 matches.

Defending champions England FC proved too strong for Aviv City FC with Yaron Galinsky scoring a hat-trick in a 6-0 victory.

Playing their second game of the season on a chilled Tel Aviv evening, Aviv set their stall out early on as they looked to catch the champions on the break and nearly caught the back four cold. But the pressure finally told as Jonathan Ellman made a powerful run down the right and shot across the City keeper and into the bottom corner.

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Hyde Park wins nine-goal thriller

By Danny Caro, November 16, 2010

A last-minute penalty from Dave Cohen helped Hyde Park Rovers return to winning ways as they won a nine-goal thriller against South Manchester Sports Club 2nd.

An end-to-end contest in the Joan Collins Premier Division saw Rovers dampen a rousing comeback by South and left manager Phillip Braham was relieved to clinch the points.

“We should have sealed the game off when we were 4-2 up, but credit to South Manchester for getting back into the game. We’re lucky to have come out with the three as it was a hard fought game.”

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Westdene pay the penalty after points failure

By Danny Caro, November 16, 2010

Westdene went down 3-0 to Haroldeans but still took home three points as some of their players were stopped and handed a three point penalty for speeding. Things weren’t much better on the pitch for the visiting side, though they put up a valiant display in the face of an horrendous injury crisis. Half of their 18 man squad out through injury, meaning that they had to field two players without prior experience in senior 11-a-side football, one of whom had been out injured for a year.

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Brady hit Camden for six

By Danny Caro, November 15, 2010

Hat-tricks from Mark Smith and scoring sensation Josh Hershman helped Brady Maccabi to a thrashing of promotion rivals Camden Park in JC MSFL division one.

Brady, flying high near the top of the league, were given their edge by Hershman who, although officially a winger, has now bagged 15 in all competitions. Not far behind him was the tireless Smith - who chased every ball.

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Camden Park vs Brady Maccabi

By Danny Caro, November 15, 2010

Hat-tricks from Josh Hershman and Mark Smith boosted Brady Maccabi's promotion hopes as they crushed fellow high-flyers Camden Park 6-2 at Hillingdon Borough. Here is the pick of the action. Photos by Marc Morris.

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Los Blancos in 7th heaven

By Danny Caro, November 12, 2010

After two league defeats in a row, Los Blancos bounced back in some style.

Joel Minsky's men enjoyed all the early possesion and were rewarded when Sami Birnbaum seized on a losse ball in the box to fire into the corner.

The lead was doubled when Danny Kon finished well follwing a fine Blancos move.

Raiders replied against the run of play, but further strikes from Birnbaum and Kon meant Minsky's men went in 4-1 up at the break.

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Five-star Faithfold C march on

By Danny Caro, November 12, 2010

'We need to learn how to win' was the summation from stand-in boss David Tropp. He's not wrong. Perhaps it's not surprising when you consider the Real Life start to the season that despite going 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2 up, we still contrived to lose the game by two clear goals.

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Wax Outshines Lench As Montana Come Back From The Dead

By Danny Caro, November 12, 2010

A hat-trick from the in-form Josh Hershman strengthened Brady's promotion hopes as they finished in seventh heaven against Redbridge B in Bushey.

Even with an injury depleted squad, Brady were simply exquisite. Missing a quadrant of starting players, Brady put Redbridge to the sword early on as a good Steven Field shot was parried right into the path of the flying Hershman who added another to his seasons tally with a simple tap in.

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Levy delighted with Spurs despite losses

By Danny Caro, November 12, 2010

Daniel Levy, chairman of Spurs, was full of optimism despite the club announcing an overall financial loss in the last 12 months.

Spurs made a £6.6m loss after tax for the year ending 30 June 2010 but revenues rose by £119.8m.

Levy said: "This period has seen the club produce a record turnover and a 23 per cent increase in operating profit.

"We are benefiting now from our investment to date in the first-team squad."

Spurs' best-ever Premier League finish of fourth boosted broadcast revenues and ensured every one of its home matches was sold out

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Bern on song as Redbridge crush rivals

By Danny Caro, November 11, 2010

Danny Berg, coach of Redbridge Jewish Care A, praised the star qualities of striker Daran Bern whose hat-trick boosted the leaders' title charge in a 5-1 demolition of nearest rivals Faithfold A.

Berg, who is also the MSFL Rep Team manager, praised Bern for his all-round performance as the Essex giants ripped apart their north London opponents in a stunning second half display at Fairlop.

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Israel light years ahead

By Danny Caro, November 11, 2010

A new sensation is set to take Israel by storm – Night Action Cricket.

The 13-team ICC endorsed league will feature players from Israel, Australia and South Africa and as well as a handful of all-British teams.

Based on the Action Cricket rules, the game consists of eight players per team and 16 overs per innings. Each batting pair bats for four overs with any wickets costing five runs. Matches last no more than 90
minutes in a league that will run from November to March. Games will take place every other Thursday night and every Saturday night after motzei Shabbat.

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The life and times of the MSFL. You just couldn't make it up

By Danny Caro, November 11, 2010

I could write a book about the goings-on in the MSFL and perhaps one day I will. There are some great tales and characters to have come out of the world's biggest Jewish league, although I'm sure that some people wouldn't want them revealed, particularly not here.

Only last week, Sammy Carr, the North West Neasden chairman and B team manager, threatened to resign after his team were thrown out of the Cyril Anekstein Cup over unpaid fines.

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