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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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Republic humble Haroldeans

By Danny Caro, September 13, 2010

Republic of Mancunia maintained their excellent start to the JC MJSL season with a 3-1 victory over defending champions Haroldeans.

ROM went into the match with a 16-man squad ready to face the tough challenge in Liverpool which historically is a difficult fixture for all teams in the MJSL. The management and captain made their intentions clear before the Kick Off, with the match plan worked perfectly.

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Maccabi Masters week one review

By Jeremy Silverstone, September 13, 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.

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Manchester 1st pay the penalty

By Danny Caro, September 13, 2010

A controversial last-minute penalty denied Manchester Maccabi 1st victory in the Thameside League Division One as they were forced to share the points following a four-goal thriller against Astley.

Played in windswept conditions, it was Maccabi who played the better football and dominated the first 25 minutes with some lovely one and two-touch football without an end product. But for all there lovely play it was Astley who scored first.

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Gelley treble not enough to save MAL

By Danny Caro, September 13, 2010

A hat-trick from Avi Gelley could not stop MAL from going down to a 57-run defeat against Dunstable Town in a friendly.

Up against strong opposition on a beautiful ground at Dunstable Town CC, the match ended in defeat for MAL, there were plenty of positives to be taken from the game.

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FC Team off to a flyer

By Danny Caro, September 13, 2010

FC Team got off to the perfect start in the quest for the Middlesex County League Division One title with a 3-0 victory over West Essex at John Lyon School.

Team went into the game missing a host of regulars, with James Korn, Jack Mosse, Laurence Judah, Kieran Allen Curry and new star Eddie Obinna all missing through injuries and holidays. However manager Mitch Young had new signings Dan Cohen, Josh Morris, Andy Croll and the returning Mitch Lassman to step in.

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