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JC MSFL Matchday 19 preview

By Danny Caro, January 19, 2011

Having smashed 12 in the Peter Morrison Trophy last Sunday, North West Neasden A will be on the goal trail again, this time in the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup. Danny Caro looks ahead to all the action.

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PETER MORRISON TROPHY LAST 16 DRAW

North London Raiders A vs Maccabi Masters
North London Raiders B vs Oakwood
FC Team B or Southgate Harmen A vs Montana Boca A
Oakhill Lions vs Redbridge A
London Maccabi Lions A vs Manchester Maccabi 1st
Faithfold vs North West Neasden B
Woodford Wanderers vs North West Neasden A

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JC Olim League Week 12 review

By Danny Caro, January 19, 2011

Jaffa recorded an emphatic 6-0 victory over Modiin in the JC Olim League.

A booking error at the Modiin home pitch meant that this game was played at a neutral venue in south Tel Aviv.

It was not long until the team from down the road in Jaffa took an early lead. Playing up front in place of his suspended brother, Daniel Berkeley tucked away his first of the night to put Jaffa ahead.

The following 20 minutes saw Modiin come back into the game and dominate possession without creating too many shooting opportunities.

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Manchester Maccabi 3rds make it 10 out of 10

By Danny Caro, January 18, 2011

Daniel Rubenstein (2), Harry Myers, Max Rose, Adam Stevens and an own goal helped Manchester Maccabi 3rds maintain their six-point advantage over the chasing pack as they thumped Westdene 2nd 6-2 in the MJSL.

Maccabi controlled proceedings throughout, but Westdene set themselves up defensively in the first half and were able to keep Maccabi largely at bay as a result.

The visitors were playing their first league game for over a month, and it showed as they displayed signs of rustiness in the final third.

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Bet Shemesh lights up Israel night league

By Danny Caro, January 18, 2011

Night Cricket resumed in Israel last week after a mid-season break. All the teams in the second division are chasing League leaders Pearl Wanderers Cricket Club, with the Gold Insurance Bet Shemesh Lightning team producing an excellent performance by beating Modi'in EasyIsrael by 8 runs.

The GIBSL team batted first and scored 114 runs and then reduced the MEI team to 106 in a match that went down to the last over.

Pommeranz Juice Good Old Boys cemented their second place position with a 10-run win over a much improved KAT ISRAEMPLOY Tigers team. PJGOB scored 76 with KIT scoring 66.

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Levy replaces Malmilian as Betar coach

By David Gold, January 18, 2011

Uri Malmilian left Betar Jerusalem on Monday morning as his disappointing tenure as coach of the team he served with distinction as a player came to an end.

Roni Levy was quickly installed as his replacement.

Malmilian had already offered his resignation once this season, but his latest meeting over the weekend with club chairman Itzik Kornfein resulted in the two agreeing to part company by mutual consent.

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Peer heads to second round of Australian Open

By Danny Caro, January 18, 2011

Tenth seed Shahar Peer cruised into the second round of the Australian Open with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Mathilde Johansson (103) of France.

After losing the first game and nearly losing her serve in the second game, Peer dominated to win six straight games and take the first set in 34 minutes.

It took another 28 minutes to win the second set by the same margin.

Dudi Sela (92) lost in straight sets 6-7, 4-6, 4-6 in the first round against Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro.

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Magic Morris inspires FC Team

By Danny Caro, January 18, 2011

High-flying FC Team came from 3-1 down to win a seven-goal thriller against Greens United in the Middlesex County League Division One.

Playing their first match for six weeks, FC Team looked rusty early on and they found themselves with an uphill task after 45 minutes.

Mitch Young’s men showed great character with debutant James Brookner playing a key role.

Richard Salmon and Josh Morris among the scorers as they moved to within three points of top spot with three games in hand.

Young said: “We showed great spirit and belief to come back and win the game.

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Hasid’s the hero for Republic

By David Gold, January 18, 2011

Republic of Mancunia put on an outstanding display to come from 2-0 down against MJSL strugglers Oakhill. The win keeps the pressure on league leaders Manchester Maccabi 3rd.

Republic were quick out of the traps despite not having played in the league for two months, and piled pressure on the Oakhill defence, creating a series of chances and only being denied by the heroics of goalkeeper Tim Leigh.

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Rovers on top as JLGB pays the penalty

By David Gold, January 18, 2011

Hyde Park Rovers won a scrappy game which came to life in the final 15 minutes thanks to braces from David Cohen and Oli Grant

Player-manager Philip Braham was pleased that his team were able to recover so quickly after falling behind to a strike from Rafi Bloom.

“It was a strong comeback from 1-0 down to start the year off on a good note. But it was a messy encounter, not helped by the terrible windy conditions.”

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Danny Caro's Team of the Week - Week 18

By Danny Caro, January 18, 2011

No less than 40 players were nominated for my Team of the Week. But when push came to shove, these lucky 11 just could not be ignored. Read on to find out why ...

Danny Berliner (NL Raiders A) – The Raiders No. 1 reminded everyone in Jewish football just why he’s one of the best. He produced a string of top-class saves to keep L’Orange in the game against their bogey team, Neasden B, and gave them a platform to nick a late victory.

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