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Hammers finish with a flurry

January 9, 2011

Hendon United A left it late as five goals in the final 15 minutes booked their place in the next round of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup.

The Premier League side - up against Chigwell United A, their fellow high flyers from Division 1 - ultimately proved too strong as they cut swathes through the Essex side’s defence, aided by the brilliant Greg Corin, who made use of his free role by popping up anywhere and everywhere.

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JC MSFL Matchday 17 review

By Danny Caro, January 9, 2011

The JC MSFL season resumed with Hendon United A, Faithfold and North London Raiders A giving their fans some new year cheer while L'Equipe and Raiders C were top of the shocks.

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LATEST NEWS: London Maccabi Lions B have folded. See full story in Friday's JC.

JC MSFL MATCHDAY 18 HEADLINES
JC CAC – Hendon hit Chigwell for six
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Bulls consider Casspi

By Simon Griver, January 6, 2011

Omri Casspi, the Sacramento Kings forward, has been linked with a move to either the Chicago Bulls or New York Knicks.

Reports in the US say that the Bulls are so impressed by Casspi's performances that they could make a bid for the first Israeli to play in the NBA before this season's trade deadline in mid-February. Casspi, 22, joined the Kings from Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2009 and has a three-year contract worth $1.25 million a year.

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GB boys impress Katz

January 6, 2011

Brighton move into second place in the British League Division One after winning all four of their matches in Devon.

Managed by Maccabian stalwart Dov Katz, Brighton remain in contention for the Premier League play-offs next May after putting Cippenham, Progress, Woolwell and TTK Greenhouse to the sword.

European Maccabi Games open players Ashley Stokes and Eli Baraty (left) were in top form to cement victory in emphatic style.

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Defeated Peer keeps climbing

January 6, 2011

Shahar Peer will rise to a career high of 12th in the WTA rankings despite crashing out of the first tournament of 2011.

Seeded second at the Brisbane International, Peer brushed aside Australian wild card entry Sophie Ferguson (122) in the first round but was beaten in three sets by Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic in round two.

The Israeli will be particularly upset at squandering a 5-2 lead and match point in the third set against Safarova.

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Hendon would be biggest scalp yet, says Slater

January 6, 2011

Richard Slater, manager of Chigwell Athletic, believes that his side has nothing to lose ahead of Sunday's JC Cyril Anekstein Cup trip to Premier Division leaders Hendon United Sports Club A.

The tie is the stand-out fixture as Maccabi football resumes following a two-week winter break.

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Tough draw

By David Gold, January 6, 2011

Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv have been paired with Union Olimpija Ljubljana, Regal Barcelona and Lottomatica Roma in the draw for the top 16 of the Euroleague.

Barcelona, the reigning champions and hosts of this season's final, will pose the toughest test for the Israelis.

Maccabi coach David Blatt said: "Barcelona is the favourite to win the Euroleague. There is no end to their talent. To draw them from the third level is not the best thing, but on the other hand, now we can't meet them in the playoffs. It will be a very competitive group."

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Jerusalem hit the jackpot

January 6, 2011

Three goals from Eran Ben Ari helped Jerusalem return to form with a 6-1 demolition of Modi'in.

The Modi'in old boy came back to haunt his former club with three second-half goals in a one-sided contest as last season's runners-up clicked into gear.

Javier Mendez, Jerusalem's Chilean debutant, had an instant impact in his first JC Olim League match. He set up striker Eli Warner with his first touch, leaving the former North West Neasden marksman to fire home.

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Stone calls for calm at Barnet

By Danny Caro, January 6, 2011

First-team coach Michael Stone admits that he is facing the biggest challenge of his career with strugglers Barnet.

Stone, 32, has been retained by the club who sacked manager Mark Stimson following the 2-1 defeat at home to Aldershot on New Year's day.

The Bees lie bottom of the table with 19 points from 23 games and Stone will now work alongside caretaker-manager Paul Fairclough and continue
his role with individual player
development.

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Gold lays into his lame Lions

By Danny Caro, January 6, 2011

Tony Gold, the London Lions manager, is refusing to hit the panic button after his team started 2011 in disastrous fashion, going down 5-0 against Hoddesdon Town on Tuesday.

Gold's men started the match in sixth place in the South Midlands League Division One but they were left to rue a string of missed chances - and an inspired performance by home keeper Tom Bullock - against a Hoddesdon team playing its first competitive game since November 27.

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