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Israel crash in Greece

By Danny Caro, October 13, 2010

Israel’s Euro 2012 hopes are hanging by a thread after they suffered their second defeat in four days, going down 2-1 in Greece.

Going into the Group F qualifier on the back of a 2-1 home defeat against group favourites Croatia, Israel manager Luis Fernandes went into the game with a 4-4-2 formation, making five changes from the starting XI at the weekend. But they were still missing injured captain Yossi Benayoun.


Hasid double delight for Mancunia

By Danny Caro, October 12, 2010

A Moshe Hasid double helped maintain Republic of Mancunia’s title dreams as they overcame Oakhill Lions in the MJSL.

With four key players out for Mancunia this was a test on the quality of their squad and they certainly stepped up.

After a couple of early attacks by Oakhill, Mancunia got into gear and took control of the game after a few half chance. Hasid created two great chances for himself but was unable to get past Oakhill keeper Lyons.


Hawks win Hendon derby

By Danny Caro, October 11, 2010

Hendon Hawks Under 9's secured a memorable victory over Hendon Inter Schools.

The Hawks got off to a flyer, grabbing an early lead through Dan Silver following a through ball by Joseph Plienar to Dan Cohen who set up Silver for the eventual winner.

The Hawks had to resort to a defensive game in order to hang on to the lead which they did fantastically well. With Hendon Hawks playing with two up front they still continued to threaten Hendon Inter School's goal but were unable to increase the lead.


Hawks soar past HMH Haifa

By Danny Caro, October 11, 2010

Hendon Hawks Rovers netted nine times to overcome a resilient HMH Haifa to secure a 9-3 victory in the Maccabi National Junior League.

Hawks Rovers are looking unbeatable this season after grabbing maximum points from their opening four games. They opened the scoring with some good teamwork which opened up the Haifa defence for David Amor to net his 19th of the season.

Akiva Restan waded in on the action after a brilliant one-two with Amor before striking the ball past the Haifa keeper.


JC Olim League week one round-up

By Danny Caro, October 11, 2010

The first JC Olim League, the league created by the Olim communities around Israel, comprises nine teams with Jewish footballers from all over the globe represented. This summer saw three new teams enter the league and the pre-season hype and uncertainty ended as the league kicked off on Saturday night in Tel Aviv and Ashdod.

Playing at the floodlit Tel Aviv University pitch, league veterans Jaffa FC hosted new boys Aviv City FC. This hard-fought season curtain-raiser was won comfortably (7-1) in the end by Jaffa.


Five-star FC Team maintain title hopes

By Danny Caro, October 11, 2010

FC Team boosted their Middlesex County League Division One title hopes with a 5-0 demolition of FC Romania at Salisbury Hall.

Delayed by heavy traffic on the North Circular, Team manager Mitch Young was worried his team would be flustered after only arriving five minutes before kick off but this was never in danger of happening.


South Manchester cage the Falcons

By Danny Caro, October 11, 2010

South Manchester took a point from Manchester Falcons, the league leaders who had previously swept all before them, scoring 18 goals in four games.

The first half was a rugged affair with the best chance falling to Simon Davies who headed over when unmarked from a corner.

South had caused themselves problems losing the ball from a couple of their own set pieces but the back four stood firm.

The second half saw more attacking from both teams and only a fantastic defensive header from man of the match Darren Brewer kept South level.


Israel edged out by Croatia

By Danny Caro, October 11, 2010

Two first-half strikes from Spurs’ midfielder Niko Kranjčar helped Croatia move two points clear at the top of Euro 2012 qualifying Group F as they beat Israel 2-1 at the Ramat Gan National Stadium.

Israel went into the game without captain Yossi Benayoun and Celtic midfielder Biram Kayal as the absence was felt as the visitors took the game by the scruff of the neck in the first 45 minutes.

The hosts were given an early warning when Ivan Rakitić fired a shot against the base of the post inside seven minutes.


Wrestling sensation Dar ready to rumble

By James Masters, October 8, 2010

Israeli teen wrestling sensation Noam Dar is getting ready to rumble as he plans to defend his tag-team title at this year's Maximum Impact.

The 17-year-old, who was born in Tel Aviv, is Scotland's youngest tag-team champion in the sport having doubled up with Liam Thomson to take the belt at the Breaking Limits event last May.

And he is now targeting another victory alongside Thomson on October 16 as the dynamic duo take on the men they deposed as champions, CJ Hunter and Johnny Starr.


Hawks show prey no mercy

October 7, 2010

Hendon Hawks Rangers youngsters secured another win with a hard fought 4-2 victory over HMH Negev in the Maccabi National League Under 11 Division.

Joel Leighton opened the scoring after neat interplay between Jamie Rosen and Joel Gottlieb.

But HMH Negev equalised soon afterwards with a corner too hot to handle for the Hawks keeper, who fumbled the ball into his own net.

Leighton restored the Hawks' advantage, by striking the ball into the roof of the net after a lay off from Gottlieb who grabbed his side's third after a fantastic shot past the keeper.