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Katz and Stokes steer Brighton to British League playoff

March 15, 2010

Brighton have won the British League Division One after beating nearest rivals Fusion by a single games average having finished level on points.

The champions now face a playoff in May with teams from the north of England to qualify for the Premiership.

Maccabiah medallist Dov Katz captained the side which included Maccabiah men’s singles quarter-finalist Ashley Stokes and former England international Cris Sladden.


Daniel Field wins Maccabi Sportsman of 2010

By Danny Caro, March 15, 2010

Daniel Field is the Pentland Senior Sportsperson of the Year.

The England international blind cricketer held off a top-class field including Oldham Athletic footballers Joe Jacobson and Dean Furman to lift the title in Finchley on Sunday night.

The wicket-keeper/batsman was a popular choice after hitting a century in the 5th one-day international against Australia.

Cross country prodigy Richard Goodman won the JC Young Sportsman of the Year.

The Team GB Over 45 Masters won UJIA Team of the Year.

Full details in Friday's JC.


MSFL's South Manx saved by ex-player

By Danny Caro, March 11, 2010

An eleventh-hour reprieve prevented the MSFL from losing another team after Premier Division South Manx were taken over by Craig Edwards.

Following an embarrassing 12-2 mauling by first division Oakwood in the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup, Manx manager John Nitka resigned and it appeared that the team would become the sixth to fold this season.

Developments took a twist overnight when former player Craig Edwards agreed to return to the club and take charge. Edwards said: “I will bring in some new players this week and we will stick it out for the last few games and rebuild.”


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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