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Golden boy Goodman wins his own grand national

By Brian Sacks, March 4, 2010

Cross Country
Richard Goodman gained the country's most prestigious trophy for his age group when he won the under 17 National Cross Country title in Leeds.

The Maccabiah double gold medallist was always in control at the front and pulled steadily away from his main rival Tom Curr in the second half of the 6,000m race to finish 200m clear.

This was Goodman's third entry into the championships, having come fifth in the Under 15 race two years ago and finishing runner-up at Under 17 last year.


Immanuel girls are Maccabi GB champs

March 4, 2010

Immanuel College girls enjoyed further success on the Maccabi GB circuit after claiming victory in respective badminton and table tennis events.

Each participant from the school walked away with a medal with Jennifer Murad and Alexandra Dangoor earning special praise after recovering from an 8-1 defeat to steal the game from Hasmonean Girls School, 21-18.

Sophie Cohen, Chloe Gordon and Hanna Baderman were also awarded Players of the Tournament by the other competitors for their sporting behaviour.

Pupils from Yavneh College and Hasmonean also won a table tennis gold.


Nissany joins Muecke Motorsport team

March 4, 2010

Roy Nissany has joined leading German team Muecke Motorsport. The Israeli, 15, son of Formula 1 test driver Chanoch, will be involved in a series of tests with the team at leading tracks including Monza, Hockenheim and Magny Cours, in order to get him ready to line-up for next season's European Formula BMW championship for the best young drivers in Europe.


Glenthorne United A maintain lead

March 4, 2010

Goals from Jason Levy (2) and Elliot Mullish helped Glenthorne United A maintain a two-point lead in Division One after beating Lions A 3-2. Adam Brand and Tim Levene replied.

Brady Maccabi A kept up their title challenge with a 4-2 success over South Mancunians. Laurence Myers penalty and strikes from Mark Wagman and Scott Ansher (2) were the scorers. Richard Smith and Mark Powell replied.


Faithfold nine-goal thriller against North London Raiders

By James Martin, March 4, 2010

Faithfold 5-4 North London Raiders

Faithfold player-coach James Bloom insisted Daryl Phillips is still "among the best finishers in Jewish football" after his four goals won a nine-goal thriller against North London Raiders.

Running the show in this Maccabi Masters Division One contest alongside his MSFL colleagues Zuriel Solomon and David Garson, Phillips' speed over five yards and opportunism proved too much for a Raiders team who until recently still harboured title ambitions.


Mesler wins bobsleigh Olympic gold

By Danny Caro and James Martin, March 4, 2010

Steve Mesler savoured Winter Olympics ecstasy as he celebrated winning the four-man bobsleigh gold at Vancouver's Whistler Park.

Lining up alongside fellow crewmen Steve Holcomb, Justin Olsen and Curtis Tomasevicz, the 31-year-old from Buffalo overcame the German 1 team by 0.38 seconds over four rounds to ensure USA's first four-man bobsleigh gold in 62 years in a total time of 3: 24:36.


Cole names JC MSFL Rep team against Turkey

By Danny Caro, March 4, 2010

Jamie Cole, manager of the JC MSFL Rep team, has named a 21-man squad for next week's London Inter-League Cup opener against the Turkish Federation League.

Ahead of next Thursday evening's match at Brimsdown Rovers FC in Enfield, Cole said: "We've never beaten this team in this competition so there's a massive incentive for players."

Daniel Stanton has been named captain. London Maccabi Lions defender Louis Basger missed out on a place as he is unavailable. Brady Maccabi striker Paul Hakim, who is the only player from outside the Premier Division is doubtful due to injury.


Israel beats Romania in friendly

March 4, 2010

Goals from Yossi Benayoun and Elyaniv Barda earned Israel a 2-0 victory over Romania in Elyaniv Barda in an international friendly on Wednesday night.

In a match featuring two sides who failed to qualify for this summer’s World Cup, it was captain Benayoun who put the visitors ahead on the stroke of half time. Collecting the ball deep inside his own half, the Liverpool midfielder played a one-two before skipping between three Romanian defenders before coolly slotting into the corner of the net.


Birmingham target Itay Shecter

March 2, 2010

Birmingham City have started negotiations with Itay Shechter, according to reports.

The Hapoel Tel Aviv striker caught the eye after helping the Israeli club reach the last 32 of the Europa League.

It is believed that Birmingham manager Alex McLeish has also called former Aston Villa boss John Gregory, now the manager of Maccabi Akhi Nazareth, for a scouting report on Shechter.

Birmingham are also understood to be tracking Hapoel midfielder Gil Vermouth.


Maccabi Lions dominate Northwood

March 2, 2010

London Maccabi Lions Under 15s secured a further three points in the White Division of the Watford Friendly league through a convincing 3-1 victory against Northwood.

In difficult conditions, Lions opened the match strongly dominating the majority of the play but were unable to convert their many chances Adam Arnold slotted in a coolly taken penalty in the 24th minute to give Lions the lead but a combination of poor finishing and resolute defending from Northwood kept the score at 1-0 at half time.