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Brilliant Bloom puts Lions into Challenge Cup final

April 1, 2012

CHALLENGE CUP SEMI-FINAL
London Lions U18 Alexandra Park

London Lions came from behind to keep their treble dreams alive with a hard fought win over Alexandra Park.

The game was played in perfect conditions at Rowley Lane, with very little to choose between two quality sides who put on an excellent footballing exhibition.

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JC MSFL Matchday 30 review

By Danny Caro, April 1, 2012

UJIA will meet Neasden C in this season's Barry Goldstein Trophy final after winning their respective semi-finals, while in the league, Lions A's winning run was halted by Redbridge. Hendon A edged closer to the title while Lions B beat newly-crowned Division Two champions Hendon B. Elsewhere, Shirley Park clinched promotion from Division Three. Danny Caro looks back on all the action.

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Republic’s magnificent 7 strike gold

By James Masters, March 30, 2012

Republic of Mancunia 2nd manager Paul Levy paid tribute to his players after they lifted the Mike Samberg Israel seven-a-side trophy.

Levy’s side defeated Hyde Park Rovers 3-2 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in the final.
Daniel Klapisch kept his nerve to score the winning penalty, while keeper Dan Caplin was the hero after pulling off a number of stunning saves.

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Young guns impress

By Danny Caro, March 30, 2012

Jonny Cohen, the manager of the Maccabi GB Futsal team, praised youngsters Scott Kashket and Sam Sollosi following a series of excellent displays on Matchday Four of the National Futsal League Southern Division Two.

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Junior managers named

By Danny Caro, March 30, 2012

Mark Landau and Jack Peet will spearhead the Team GB junior cricket squad as they target medals at the 19th Maccabiah Games.

Landau and Peet are both ECB qualified coaches and have plenty of experience working with this age group.

Team GB co-cricket chairman Jonathan Lederman said: “We are delighted to have found two such enthusiastic and experienced managers.

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Cup hat-trick for Wingate & Finchley

By Paul Lerman, March 30, 2012

David Smouha was one of the scorers as Wingate & Finchley Under 18s won the AFA Cup following a thrilling 3-2 extra-time victory over Valley Park Rangers.

Smouha, who also had a goal disallowed, capped a brilliant solo effort by sending a rasping drive in off the post to make it 2-0.

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Champagne on ice as Hapoel lose

By Simon Griver, March 30, 2012

Hapoel Kiryat Shmona missed the chance to clinch their first-ever Ligat Ha’Al title after going down 1-0 at home to Bnei Yehuda.

Victory would have handed Kiryat Shmona the championship, but the surprise defeat, following a 73rd minute effort from Shalev Menashe, still leaves them 16 points clear of Hapoel Tel Aviv, with only six games remaining.

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Plain sailing for Korsitz

By Simon Griver, March 30, 2012

Lee Korsitz was crowned world windsurfing champion for the third time in her career after winning gold at the world championships in Cadiz.

Korsitz led from the start of the championships and was awarded first place when sailing was abandoned for the last two days of the event due to strong winds.

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Klinger to join Worcestershire

By Danny Caro, March 30, 2012

Michael Klinger will join Worcestershire for the first few weeks of the county cricket season.

The South Australia captain will stand in for compatriot Phil Hughes who has been delayed until late May through international commitments.

Klinger, 31, has an average of over 50 in 72 first-class innings for the state. He recently scored the third double century of his career against Tasmania.

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Lions snatch a draw from the jaws of victory

March 30, 2012

MOLTEN SPARTAN SOUTH MIDLANDS LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
Ampthill Town 4 London Lions 4

London Lions extended their unbeaten run to five games, but they have only themselves to blame after conceding a 4-1 advantage in the final few minutes against fellow high-flyers Ampthill Town following an eight-goal thriller.

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