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Maccabi second best against Stoke

By Danny Caro, November 4, 2011

Maccabi Tel Aviv’s Europa League’s hopes are all but over after they went down to a 2-1 defeat against Stoke City.

Second-half strikes from Dean Whitehead and substitute Peter Crouch put Stoke in cruise control before Maccabi Roberto Colautti pulled one back with the last kick of the game.


Woodford cry foul after MSFL suspension

By Danny Caro, November 3, 2011

Alex Aviram, the manager of Woodford Wanderers, has promised not to pull his club out of the Maccabi League this season following a row with league officials over a fine for a missing corner flag.

The team were suspended prior to last weekend’s Division One match against Temple Fortune A as a result of outstanding fines. The game was consequently awarded to Fortune.


Double gold for Warner

November 3, 2011

Adam Warner claimed two gold and a bronze at the British Gas ASA National Masters & Senior Age Group Championships in Sheffield.

Warner dominated the distance events, winning the 800m and 1,500m titles at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre.

Representing the Borough of Harrow, he saw off the challenge of 201 competitors in the 800m and set a PB in the 1,500m.


Wonder kids have wow factor in what was a sprint finish

November 3, 2011

The JC can now announce the winners for the second year of the Daniel Sacks Memorial Award for Outstanding Young Athletics Achievement.

This award scheme recognises the achievements of UK Jewish athletes aged 11-16 in adjudicated competitions.


Fernandez: I want to stay

By Simon Griver, November 3, 2011

Luis Fernandez has said that he wants a two-year contract extension to lead Israel into the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.

Having failed to steer Israel to a top two finish in the European Championship qualifying campaign, it was expected that Fernandez's contract as manager would not be renewed.

He told Israel FA chairman Avi Luzon that Israel was in a period of transition and wanted to carry o


Masters finish Israel tour on a high

November 3, 2011

The Maccabi Masters ended their seventh tour of Israel with a 1-1 draw against an Anglo-Israel XI.

Defeats in their first two games saw them go to Jerusalem with a point to prove.


Silver lining for Newman

November 3, 2011

Josh Newman finished second at the Brentwood Open.

Competing against older boys, he retained the GC Junior form shield after seeing off the challenge of 278 rivals in his first outing since suffering a broken ankle.

Newman has now returned to full training and is looking forward to the start of the new national season which begins in late January, just after his barmitzvah.

He has retaine


Net gains for Immanuel girls

November 3, 2011

Immanuel College teams in Year 7, 8 and 9 enjoyed a clean sweep at the Maccabi GB Jewish Schools' Netball Tournament.

In a competition that also featured Hasmonean, Yavneh and host school JFS, the Year 7 team, captained by Sabrina Miller, beat Hasmonean 7-0, JFS (A) 3-0, JFS (B) 4-1 and Yavneh 4-0.


Brits boost Israel at the Euros

By James Martin, November 3, 2011

Scrum half Eitan Humphreys helped Israel to its second Nations Cup success in the space of a week after the team ran in four tries to defeat Norway 22-11.

Humphreys, who retained his place in the side that had beaten Austria in Vienna, lined up alongside 2009 Maccabiah GB star Matt Frankfurt, who regained his starting place in the front row.

Humphreys, 21, and a member of the Nottingham Univ


Neasden edge past brave Bilbaum

By Danny Caro, November 3, 2011


There was a truly heroic performance from fourth division Athletic Bilbaum who restricted cup hopefuls Neasden A to just the two goals.

It needed a wonder goal from David Fox and a cheeky back-heel from Danny Daggers to help the Premier Division giants edge into the next round.