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Brady starts title defence with thumping victory

September 16, 2010

There were goals galore as the Maccabi Masters League kicked off its season.

Defending champions Brady Maccabi A set out their stall with a 7-1 victory over new boys Hendon Harriers. Fara Moghim put the Harriers ahead but goals from Scott Ansher (2), Mark Wagman (2), David Rose, Neil Kochane and Jonathan Cohen saw Brady home.

Glenthorne United A beat South Mancs A 6-3 with debutant Laurence Swerner notching a pair. Richard Goldstein, Jon Bolle, Dave Michaels and Greg Morris chipped in with the others. Mark Powell (2) and Mark Klinger replied for Mancs.

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Yossi Benayoun: Israel hope for Euro 2012

September 16, 2010

EURO 2012 Israel began a new era under Frenchman Luis Fernandez with four points from its opening two matches in the Euro 2012 qualifiers.

A 3-1 victory over Malta was followed by a goalless draw in Georgia to leave them second in Group F behind Croatia on goal difference.

Captain Yossi Benayoun looked to the positives from the stalemate in Tblisi. "This was the kind of game we would have lost in the past against a poor team who were playing better than us. Now we face Croatia. They will be favourites but we can win."

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Fierstone set to take the league by storm, says Cole

September 16, 2010

Neasden manager Jamie Cole praised teenage sensation George Fierstone who scored twice to get their season back on track against a Manx team who folded two days later.

His second, which took his side into a 3-1 lead midway through the second half, saw him cut in from the left before his shot left South Manx goalkeeper Yossi Lanning rooted to the spot.

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Analysis: Yom Kippur stokes Avram’s anguish

By Simon Griver, September 16, 2010

Spare a thought for Avram Grant on Yom Kippur. Never before has a Premier League manager been placed in such a cruel lose-lose predicament. The West Ham manager would have been damned if he stood on the touchline at Stoke on Saturday and will undoubtedly be damned if he didn’t.

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Grant sits out Stoke City Yom Kippur match

By Danny Caro, September 16, 2010

West Ham have confirmed that manager Avram Grant will not be in the dugout for Saturday's Premier League at Stoke City to observe Yom Kippur - just as we told you last week.

Grant, along with Israeli defender Tal Ben Haim, has been excused duty for the clash at the Britannia Stadium.

A statement on the club's website said: "West Ham United fully respect and understand the situation. It is very unusual for the day to clash with the fixture list."

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Jesus praises Hapoel

By Danny Caro, September 15, 2010

Hapoel Tel Aviv earned special praise from Benfica manager Jorge Jesus following last night’s Champions League Group B opener when the Israeli champions were beaten 2-0 at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon.

A goal in each half ensured that there was no shock against the competition new boys but the visitors caused the former European Cup winners problems, with Etay Shechter denied two strong penalty appeals by Russian referee Aleksei Nikolaev, the second of which the Shechter was booked for alleged simulation.

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Manchester Maccabi football round-up

By Danny Caro, September 15, 2010

It has been a very promising opening 10 days to the season for so many of Manchester Maccabi’s football teams. Perhaps most noteworthy is that of the 3rd team who have taken the MJSL by storm.

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South Manchester maintains winning formula

By Danny Caro, September 14, 2010

South Manchester Sports Club 1st made it two out of two in the Manchester Accountants League Premier Division with a 3-2 victory over Saints.

Toby Levy put Darryl Lee’s men ahead with an stunning overhead kick.

A bullet header from Toby Kaye doubled the lead before Mark Yaffe clinched the points with a third before Saints claimed two at the death.

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Lions maintain South Midlands title push

By Danny Caro, September 14, 2010

London Lions continued their recent good form with another dominating performance beating Stony Stratford Town 6-1 in the South Midlands League Division One.

Ben Ellis scored his first senior hat-trick with further goals from Adam Stolerman, Josh Kennet and Aron Barnes.

Missing several regulars, the Lions were able to introduce Ross Pincus into the squad alongside Andy Glynne who was back from injury. Michael Sacks deputised for Guy Morris.

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Rampant Lions pluck Herons’ feathers

By Danny Caro, September 13, 2010

A hat-trick from Sam Martin capped a polished display as London Maccabi Lions Under 11s thumped Herons’ 5-1 in the Watford Friendly League Red Division.

The Lions were quick out the blocks and had some early possession with some slick midfield mêlées.

They opened the scoring after 11 minutes when Joseph Gale picked up the ball, shimmied and fired home majestically into the top corner.

Man of the Match Jack Mattey was a master in midfield and pulled all the strings alongside Oscar Cohen, Matt Stern and Ben Fenton.

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