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Huller hat-trick inspires South comeback

By Danny Caro, October 4, 2010

A hat-trick from debutant Leon Huller earned South Manchester Maccabi Sports Club 1st a 3-3 draw at Lawds in the Manchester Accountants League Premier Division.

Played in torrential conditions from first kick to last, South Manchester staged a remarkable comeback with Huller the hero.

South started on the back foot against a team clearly playing a number of quality players used to playing at a higher level.

The South midfield was overrun with their opponents quick passing which defied the boggy conditions and found themselves 3-0 down after just 20 minutes.


Amor the merrier

By Danny Caro, October 4, 2010

Hendon Hawks Rovers continued their unbeaten start to the new season with an 11-2 win over HMH Eilat in the Maccabi National League Under 11 Division.

Rovers began the game with an early goal courtesy of David Amor, following a through ball by Akiva Restan. Amor doubled the lead after running through the HMH defence to strike the ball into the bottom corner.

HMH Eilat hit back with a shot from the edge of the area.

Avishai Marcus was making the central midfield role his own with some tough tackling and rightly added his name to the scoresheet with a great strike past the keeper.


Hapoel crash again

By Danny Caro, October 4, 2010

A first-half double from Michel Bastos condemned Hapoel Tel Aviv to their second consecutive Champions League defeat as they went down 3-1 against Lyon at the Bloomfield Stadium on Wednesday night.

Having lost their Group B opener 2-0 against Benfica, Hapoel found themselves two goals down at the break with the Brazilian striker following up an early penalty with a thunderous strike from the edge of the box.


Sahar returns to Israel squad

By Simon Griver, October 4, 2010

Ben Sahar has been reinstalled into the Israel's 26-man squad after initially being omitted by manager Luis Fernandez ahead of the Euro 2012 qualifiers at home to Croatia on October 9 and away to Greece on October 12.

The Hapoel Tel Aviv striker failed to impress Fernandez last month when he was substituted in each of Israel's first two fixtures - a 3-1 home win over Malta and a 0-0 away draw in Georgia. But he was given a reprieve after Maccabi Petach Tikvah striker Omer Damari withdrew this morning due to injury.


FC Team maintain perfect start

By Danny Caro, October 4, 2010

FC Team maintained their 100 per cent start in the Middlesex County League Division One with a 5 -2 demolition of Regents Park.

Playing a 4-3-3 formation, Team gave a debut to Nigerian striker Eddie Obbinna. After coming close in the first minute, he opened the scoring in the 5th. Andy Croll won the ball in midfield and playing an exquisite through ball to Obinna who hammered the ball into the top corner from the edge of the box.


Sahar axed from Israel squad

By Simon Griver, September 29, 2010

Ben Sahar was a surprise omission when Israel named a 26-man squad for the Euro 2012 qualifiers at home to Croatia on October 9 and away to Greece on October 12.

The Hapoel Tel Aviv striker failed to impress manager Luis Fernandez last month and was substituted in Israel’s first two matches.


MAL finish on a high

By Danny Caro, September 28, 2010

MAL finished their 2010 season in style with a win off the final ball against South Loughton CC at Old Camdenians on Sunday.

On a blustery rainy day, it was probably only due to the fact that it was the final day of the season that the game was completed at all.

South Loughton won the toss and chose to bat, and were quickly in trouble, as Anthony Cowan found some early swing to bowl Battle for 1 and Shearer for 0, leaving the score at 7-2.


Comment: Innings isn't over for multi-clubs

By Benedict Bermange, September 28, 2010

At the start of the season, the future of Jewish cricket looked bleak after the collapse of the Maccabi Sunday League. We asked some of the stalwarts of the game for their thoughts on the concept of a super-club. With the season virtually over, Benedict Bermange, a cricket statistician for Sky Sports, believes that clubs should remain separate.


Faithfold up and running

September 28, 2010

Faithfold secured their first points of the Maccabi Masters League season with an impressive 3-0 win over South Mancs A in Division One. Strikes from Russell Rich, Gary Good and Jonny Mack lifted the Superhoops to second in the table.


Euro mission for new Maccabi golf chair

September 28, 2010

Maccabi GB have appointed Stephen Schindler as its Golf Chair ahead of next year's 13th European Maccabi Games in Vienna.

Having represented Maccabi GB at the recent Maccabi Transatlantic Cup, Schindler will also spearhead the golf challenge for the 2013 Maccabiah Games.

Schindler said, "My hopes and expectations are to organise and fundraise for the most competitive teams in all golfing categories ever taken by Team GB in golf. I want to take a team to both these games that competes at the highest levels and enjoys the experience whilst, hopefully, bringing home some medals".