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Levy helps South Manchester ease relegation fears

By Danny Caro, February 14, 2011

South Manchester eased relegation fears with an impressive win over Vida in the Accountants League Premier Division.

Manager Darryl Lee welcomed Toby Levy from China-albeit for one week ahead of this relegation six-pointer delighted

Incredibly from the kick off David Chaytow put Levy through and he chipped the keeper from 20 yards to put South in front before 30 seconds had ticked by.

Vida then resorted to a couple of physical challenges, which Lee, himself a referee, could not believe did not earn at least yellow cards.

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Kayal named SPL Player of the Month

By Danny Caro, February 14, 2011

Celtic midfielder Biram Kayal is the SPL Player of the Month.

The former Maccabi Haifa star, 22, has been a revelation since returning from a groin operation and has starred in the recent Old Firm derbies against Rangers.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon said: "I am delighted with him. He is a hungry boy.

"He came back from his injury far, far better than we expected and he has just carried it on.

"He has made a huge difference in the last month or so, he has been superb.

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JC Barry Goldstein Minor Cup draw

By Danny Caro, February 13, 2011

Eight teams have entered this season's competition. Split into two groups of four, the top two will progress to the semi-finals.

GROUP A:
Faithfold C
North London Raiders C
Real Life
Heath Banta

GROUP B:
Catford & Bromley Maccabi
Temple Fortune B
UJIA
Zig Zag

Matches are to commence on February 20
Semi-finals scheduled for 27 March or 3 April
The Final is set for the afternoon of 17 April

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Manchester Maccabi strike it Rich

By Danny Caro, February 13, 2011

Two goals from wonder kid Jacob Richler-Kleiman helped Manchester Maccabi 1st book their place in the last 16 of the Peter Morrison Trophy as they claimed a famous win over London Maccabi Lions A at Rowley Lane.

The Lions started the game relatively well, with striker Lee Bilbring having a first time snap-shot well saved by Daniel Garivan.

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Revieccio late show keeps Thornes in charge

By Danny Caro, February 13, 2011

A strike 10 seconds from time from Fabio Revieccio kept Glenthorne United B's title hopes in their own hands as they overcame a resilient North London Raiders C in a gripping five-goal contest.

Here are the thoughts of Glenthorne manager Elliot Coulton:

Today was a great performance all round from the lads and we showed something today that's not been with us in recent weeks and that's 110 per cent effort from every player from off.

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Cullum clinches JLGB's second league win

By Danny Caro, February 13, 2011

JLGB secured the second win of the seasson after a hard fought game at Edgwarebury Park.

The pitch was barley playable, but JLGB showed the greater desire to take the points.

A handball gave JLGB an early penalty which Paul Black dispatched with aplomb.

Life got back into the game with a good finish, but JLGB were soon back in front after a James Wright flick caused havoc in the Life box from a Matt Rhodes throw. Lifes defenders could not deal with it and it was headed into their own net.

Half time came and JLGB were deservedly in front.

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JC MSFL matchday 22 review

By Danny Caro, February 13, 2011

Manchester Maccabi 1st earned result of the day in the Peter Morrison Trophy, winning 2-0 at Rowley Lane while Catford & Bromley Maccabi stunned Division Three table-toppers Glenthorne United A in the JC MSFL. Danny Caro reviews all the action.

PETER MORRISON TROPHY QUARTER-FINAL DRAW

North West Neasden A vs North London Raiders B

Redbridge Jewish Care A vs Faithfold A or North West Neasden B

North London Raiders A vs Southgate Harmen A

Leeds Maccabi 1st or Sporting JLGB vs Manchester Maccabi 1st

Ties scheduled March 13

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Klinger savours triumph

By James Masters, February 11, 2011

Michael Klinger helped South Australia rewrite the history books as the Redbacks stormed to glory at the Big Bash.

Captain Klinger became the first Redbacks skipper to lift a trophy in 15 years as his side saw off New South Wales in the final of Australia's domestic Twenty20 competition.

The in-form opener smashed 30 off just 18 balls as his side claimed the $100,000 prize and their first silverware since winning the Sheffield Shield back in 1996.

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Ben Haim considers legal bid

By Simon Griver, February 11, 2011

Tal Ben Haim is considering legal action against West Ham United.

The Israel defender claims there was a performance-related clause in his loan contract with the Hammers, which binds the Premier League side to extend his stay there.

A West Ham spokesman dismissed Ben Haim's claims, saying: "As far as the club is concerned Tal Ben Haim is back with Portsmouth and a Portsmouth player."

Ben Haim returned to Fratton Park last week. But Portsmouth, recently out of administration, cannot afford Ben Haim's £37,000 weekly salary.

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JC MSFL rumour mill - Feb 5

By Danny Caro, February 10, 2011

The end of the JC MSFL transfer window is looming. Here are the latest rumours about developments at Maccabi League clubs.

Email suggestions to dcaro@thejc.com

Louis Taylor, manager of North West Neasden C, has been looking to raid City of London school for boys to inject a bit of youth into his team. Left Back Alex Lewis is currently recruiting some of the best young Jewish footballers around to help the Neasden cause. Simon Cohen and Benji Gourgey are two of the names that have been mentioned.

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