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Harmen ease into last 16

January 27, 2011

A four-goal salvo from Ben Graham steered Southgate Harmen A into the last 16 of the Peter Morrison Trophy as they thumped FC Team B 8-2. Elliot Wallis (2), Grant Taylor and Adam Velleman completed the rout.

North West Neasden A came from behind to beat a depleted Redbridge Jewish Care C 3-2 in the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup. Lee Cash (2) and Rob Lerner saw them home.

Redbridge Jewish Care A remain three points clear at the top of the JC MSFL Premier Division following a 3-0 win over Neasden B. Steve Summers (2) and Lewis Walker registered.

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Israel targets world tennis group

By Simon Griver, January 27, 2011

Israel will have high hopes of returning to the world group of the Federation Cup when many of the world's top ladies travel from the Australian Open to Eilat for the Europe/Africa Zone Group playoffs starting on Wednesday.

World number one Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark will lead a cast of 18 of the top 100 WTA players that includes Israel's Shahar Peer and Britain's Elena Baltacha.

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Day in race against time

By David Gold, January 27, 2011

Alon Day, the Israeli Formula Three driver, will be one of 19 trialists looking to make it onto the FIA Institute's inaugural Young Driver Excellence Academy.

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Yossi Benayoun is on the mend

January 27, 2011

Carlo Ancelotti, the Chelsea boss, is confident that midfielder Yossi Benayoun will be back in action in March. The Israel captain is recovering from surgery on a torn Achilles.

Ancelotti said: "It's 14 weeks since Benayoun had surgery. I think he needs to have another six to eight weeks to fully recover. Everything is okay, he just needs more time."

Benayoun is looking to return in time for the Champions League quarter-finals, assuming Chelsea beats FC Copenhagen, and Israel's Euro 2012 qualifiers at the end of March.

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David Pleat: I'm all for Spurs Olympic Stadium bid

By David Gold, January 27, 2011

David Pleat has backed Spurs in their bid to move to the Olympic Stadium in Stratford.

The former Tottenham boss commended the club for their "brave move" to challenge West Ham in the bidding process.

He believes the supporters are open to it, despite sporadic protests against the plans.

"If you did a straw poll of supporters you would be surprised. Most would not worry about going an extra five miles when they come from 20 to 30 miles away," he said.

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Managers say total revamp is needed for MSFL

By Danny Caro, January 27, 2011

The Maccabi League is in need of a serious restructure, say some of its top managers who believe a complete overhaul is vital to make it more competitive and credible.

They have called for change after the Premier Division was cut to eight teams for the second consecutive season. This means that relegation from the top-flight appears unlikely and some teams are only four matches away from completing their league season.

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The JC MSFL Rumour Mill - Jan 28

By Danny Caro, January 27, 2011

Find out the latest rumours doing the rounds in the world of the JC MSFL.

Email details from your club to dcaro@thejc.com.

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JC MSFL vox pop: Female football officials

By Danny Caro, January 27, 2011

This week, we asked managers for their thoughts on female football officials. Would they work in the MSFL?

Email your thoughts to dcaro@thejc.com

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JC MSFL MATCHDAY 20 PREVIEW

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JC MSFL Matchday 20 preview

By Danny Caro, January 26, 2011

There's a full league programme scheduled on Sunday with the top matches seeing Faithfold A hosting leaders Redbridge A, while second-placed Hendon A travel to defending champions Neasden A. Danny Caro looks ahead to the action.

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Cohen clinches it for Oakhill Lions

By David Gold, January 25, 2011

Oakhill Lions won a topsy-turvy game 3-2 with a last minute winner from Dan Cohen. Joni Kleiman had put them in front early on before Saul Clarke and Ben Rose put Westdene ahead at half time. Alex Goodman got Oakhill’s equaliser before Cohen’s winner, to the dismay of Westdene manager Steve Davis.

“It could have gone either way. think it was a very good advert for the MJSL considering we’re both in bottom four or five.”

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