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Glenthorne United beat North London Raiders

March 11, 2010

Glenthorne United A opened a four-point gap at the top of the Division One table with a 5-2 victory over North London Raiders. Elliot Mullish (3), Jason Levy and Stewart Block were the marksmen. Jonny Summerfield (2) replied for the Raiders.

London Maccabi Lions A were held to a 2-2 draw by South Mancunians. Andy Millar and a penalty from Nick Baum accounted for the Lions goals. Darren Coon and Mark Powell scored for Manx, who also missed a late penalty.

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Maccabi Vale will face Beaconsfield

March 11, 2010

London Maccabi Vale have been drawn away to Beaconsfield in the first round on May 2.

The Middlesex Sunday League team are running pre-season nets at Queens School in Watford from March 9 until April 27. For details email Adam Brand at abrand@firstunion.co.uk

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JC Cyril Anekstein Cup: the quarter finals

By Danny Caro, March 11, 2010

London Maccabi Lions A, Lions B, Oakwood and Montana Boca United A have booked their places in the last eight of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup.

Goals from Mike Pearson (2) and Ricky Kennet helped Lions A past Redbridge B. Lions B overcame top-flight rivals Hendon B 3-2. Ben Kon and an own goal put Hendon in the box seat, but Jonathan Green, James Stanley and Ricky Rinder sent Lions through.

Oakwood hotshot Anthony Kintish destroyed South Manx, claiming eight goals in a 12-2. Rob Davidson, Vic Librae, Dan Ash and Dan Geey grabbed the others to set up a trip to Faithfold A.

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Wingate's Craig Ellis' testimonial dinner

By James Martin, March 11, 2010

Craig Ellis, one of Jewish football's great stalwarts, was described as a "great leader of men" by former Charlton Athletic manager Les Reed, on the night 150 people attended his testimonial dinner.

Reed, who worked with Ellis as head coach of last year's GB football squad at the Maccabiah, was one of several high-profile figures at the dinner, which included a question and answer session with Tony Adams.

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AC Whetstone top of Under 13 Division One

March 11, 2010

AC Whetstone went top of the Under 13 Division One after inflicting HMH Purple’s first defeat in a nine-goal thriller.

David Clements, Sam Grossman, Alex Woffenden, Joshua Silverman and Jonah Gordon Boyd netted for Whestone. Hendon Hawks A overcame HMH Blue to reach the Under 10 Challenge Cup final.

Josh Weiler plus an extra time winner from Joel Gottlieb set up a final against HISHU Blue on March 21.

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Maccabi Masters clinch last 16 place

By James Martin, March 11, 2010

Maccabi Masters Select XI 6-5 Glasgow Maccabi (AET)

Peter Morrison Maccabi Masters came back from the dead to win a sensational Peter Morrison Trophy last-16 tie, thanks to an extra-time strike by sub Laurence Swerner.

The balance of the match, which saw a hat-trick from Mark Wagman, constantly swung, with Glasgow coming from 2-0 down to lead 3-2, before Masters went 4-3 up. Glasgow then led 5-4 early on in extra-time before Masters struck twice more.

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Marc Sidney breaks bench press record

March 11, 2010

Marc Sidney broke the bench-press world record on his way to becoming the British champion at Horncastle Golf & Country Club in Lincolnshire.

Competing in the Masters 2 (45-50 years) category at 125kgs bodyweight, Sidney, 47, from Hampstead Garden Suburb, lifted 206kgs.

He finished third overall at the British Championships and first in his class.

Having set the British record last April, Sidney is looking forward to the European Weightlifting Championships in Malta. He said: “It’s coming together nicely after a year of
training.”

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Rugby could be the new football says Maccabiah captain Leaman

March 11, 2010

Jewish youth rugby is alive and well after three players from local clubs were selected the Middlesex Under 15s 1st XV.

JFS Year 10 boys Abel Leaman and Adam Driver and Sam Isaacs from Merchant Taylors were in the starting line-up for their County’s opening match of the season against Sussex in Brighton.

Lock forward Leaman and scrum half Driver, who both play for Harrow RFC in Stanmore and outside centre Isaacs, who plays for local rivals Watford-based club Fullerians, have also been selected for the RFU National Elite School of Rugby at London Wasps.

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Spurs' Harry Redknapp: There’s no good young players

By Danny Caro, March 11, 2010

Harry Redknapp, the Spurs manager, has expressed his fears for the future of the English game.

He told a Jewish Care business breakfast: “Good, young British footballers are a dying breed. We’re seeing more and more foreign players and foreign owners. Soon it will come to the point where every Premiership club has foreign players and owners. They come from a background where they are all winners but the only problem is that there can only be one winner.

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Nathan named GB Junior manager for Euro Games

March 9, 2010

Joel Nathan will manage Team GB’s junior football team at next year’s European Maccabi Games in Vienna.

Nathan has been involved in junior Maccabi football for more than 10 years and led the Under 16 squad at last summer’s Maccabiah Games.

Greg Bookman, manager of Redbridge Jewish Care A, will assistant Nathan. The former Wingate & Finchley player is widely regarded as one of the best young Jewish coaches on the circuit, having worked with a number of Professional Academies.

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