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Fever pitch: rules on violence to be tightened

By James Masters, October 22, 2010

MJSL chiefs are ready to crack down on clubs who fail to control their players following the latest outburst of violence.

Westdene 2nd and Sporting JLGB were involved in ugly clashes at the end of a bad-tempered league game as the MJSL's reputation was dragged through the mud once again.

Hyde Park Rovers were reprimanded earlier in the season after receiving a number of red cards, while the league has raised doubts over a lack of discipline shown by teams and players.

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South Manchester Maccabi conquer rivals

By James Masters, October 22, 2010

South Manchester Maccabi were once again top dogs in the NJCL, winning the league title, Super Sixes and T20.

A bowling triumvirate of Akiva Lieberman, Avrom Topperman and David Glick gave the team an almost unbeatable look and feel.

"We had an amazing season," reflected Steve Glicher, the South Manchester captain. "Obviously it's all change for Manchester cricket next season but we're hoping to be just as competitive."

Glicher praised the achievements of Leeds Maccabi master blaster Simon Williams, who "scored loads of runs and was averaging around 100 for the season".

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Rackind promises results for Team GB

October 22, 2010

Rob Rackind will chair the Team GB squash squad heading to Vienna for next year's European Maccabi Games in Vienna.

Rackind is looking to bring the youth players through the system as well as ensuring that provincial players have the same opportunity to participate as London based players.

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Watford 'Friendly' becomes nasty brawl

By Danny Caro, October 22, 2010

A Watford Friendly League match between Whetstone Sabres and London Maccabi Lions Under 18s was abandoned early in the second half due to a mass brawl.

Although details from the referee's report have yet to come through, we understand that a tempestuous affair reached boiling point late in the first half when a Lions player punched an opponent, leaving him needing hospital treatment. Things got out of hand quickly with parents and spectators running on to the pitch.

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Benayoun blasts Israel FA chairman

By Simon Griver, October 22, 2010

Yossi Benayoun, the Israel captain, has publicly criticised Israel FA chairman Avi Luzon for blaming Blackpool's Dekel Keinan for Israel's two recent Euro 2012 qualifying defeats.

His comments came after Luzon blamed Keinan for back-to-back 2-1 defeats against Croatia and Greece. Luzon said: "Keinan ruined both games for us, giving away a goal in each game."

Benayoun said: "I don't think any chairman has the right to criticise any player. His words were not appropriate.

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Berg appointed Rep Team manager

By Danny Caro, October 22, 2010

Danny Berg is the new manager of the JC MSFL Rep Team.

Head coach at Redbridge Jewish Care A, Berg, 26, is relishing the prospect of rubbing shoulders with the top footballers in the capital.

Berg's management team will feature FC Team manager Mitch Young as his assistant, Leyton Orient coach John Hyatt and Tony Gold, the London Lions manager, who led the Rep team to glory several years ago.

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Raul destroys Hapoel Tel Aviv

By Danny Caro, October 21, 2010

Hapoel Tel Aviv's European shortcomings came to the fore again on Wednesday night as they were beaten 3-1 by Schalke in Germany.

Raúl (2) and Jurado condemned last season's Israeli league winners to their third consecutive defeat in the Champions League Group B match with Itay Shechter claiming a stoppage time consolation.

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South slumps

By Danny Caro, October 20, 2010

South Manchester slumped to a 3 -0 home defeat which leaves them stranded mid table in the Accountants League Premier division.

Playing on a fantastic surface in beautiful conditions, they hardly strung a pass together for the whole game and did not register a single shot on target.

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JC Olim League round-up

By Danny Caro, October 19, 2010

The second week of the JC Olim League in Israel was a much tighter affair than the goal fest of the opening week.

Current champions England FC opened their title defence against newly merged Modiin and Bet Shemesh while an enthralling north of centre derby took place between Netanya and Raanana.

England FC struggled to break down a resilient Modiin defence in the first half. Yarden Barness on his debut and John Rosenbaum both were put through but could not beat the excellent Yanki Tajtelbaum in the Modiin goal.

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Maccabi Masters round-up

By Danny Caro, October 19, 2010

North London Raiders opened a four point lead at the top of the Maccabi Masters League Division One with a 6-2 demolition of Glenthorne United A.

Goals from Wayne Davidson, Ashley Davidson and Richard Sacks had put Raiders 3-0 ahead before Sid Shaw gave Glenthorne a lifeline just before the break.

Glenthorne then further reduced the deficit with a penalty after the interval, but this only stirred Raiders into action, and two more goals from Sacks gave him his hat-trick, and a sixth goal, from Jon Yantin, completed the rout.

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