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Maccabi Masters round-up

By Danny Caro, November 22, 2010

Defending champions Brady Maccabi A remain a point clear at the top in Division One after beating Glenthorne United A 2-1.

A Mark Wagman double plus an own goal earned them a 3-2 victory.

Nearest rivals North London Raiders edged past Faithfold with strikes from Kevin Lotzof, Danny Goldman and Ashley Davidson. Faithfold responded with a pair from Darren Gurner.


Neasden crash out of FA Cup

By Danny Caro, November 22, 2010

Neasden’s dream of reaching Anfield are over for another season as they were eventually well beaten by Comet Sports in a lunchtime kick-off at Hadley FC.

A talented young side who won last year’s Berkhamsted Sunday League, Neasden refused to give Comet Sports any time on the ball early on, and their ploy of having three men in the centre harrying the opposition gave Neasden the early edge.

Pressure told on 20 minutes when a Jake Gottlieb floated free-kick from the right was headed against the bar by Lee Cash before being headed back into his own net by a Comet Sports defender.


Hammers win seven-goal thriller

By Danny Caro, November 21, 2010

Two goals from Dovid Korman plus one apiece from the in-form Yishai Last and Ben Kon helped the Hammers go three points clear at the top of the table as they won a seven-goal thriller at Rowley Lane.

Lions' marksmen were Ben Joseph (2) and Pete Lazard.

Hendon manager David Garbacz said: "The scoreline was a lot closer than the game suggested. We were dominant throughout and really should have won by more.


We're not ready to lift cup, says Delmonte

By Danny Caro, November 19, 2010

Stuart Delmonte, manager of Manchester Maccabi 1st, believes that his side needs to strengthen before they can consider themselves contenders to win the Peter Morrison Trophy.

His claim comes on the back of a 3-1 victory over arch rivals South Manchester 1st in a hard fought tie where all the goals came after half time.

South tried to stifle the visitors with Maccabiah star Michael Filson passing a fitness test to take his place in a five-man midfield. But once Maccabi broke the deadlock, there was no way back for South.


Assulin move to Man City in doubt

By Danny Caro and Simon Griver, November 19, 2010

Gai Assulin's hopes of reviving his top-flight career with Manchester City suffered a major setback on Wednesday evening when he was injured in the warm-up ahead of Israel's Under 21 friendly against Belarus in Rishon Lezion.

Assulin, 19, an attacking midfielder, was withdrawn from the starting line-up after twisting the knee on which he had surgery in September. However, he came on as a late substitute and showed a few flashes of brilliance as Israel ran out 2-1 winners.

Prior to the incident, we understand that City were going to make a decision on the Israel wonder kid by Sunday.


Klinger: Spin king Swann can win Ashes

By James Masters, November 19, 2010

Michael Klinger has tipped Graeme Swann to send Australia into a spin in this winter's Ashes.

The South Australia captain hit 38 during his side's draw with England in Adelaide last week and was suitably impressed with Andrew Strauss's tourists. The former Australia Under 19 skipper was dismissed by James Anderson in both innings.

Spinner Swann took four wickets during the rain-affected match but not even the poor weather could dampen Klinger's praise of England's top bowler.


Net gains for King Casspi

November 18, 2010

Omri Casspi has started his second NBA season in style. The first Israeli to play in the league, Casspi has helped Sacramento Kings to three straight victories.

He scored 10 in the 117-116 win over Minnesota Timberwolves on the opening day of the season followed by a 20-point haul against Cleveland Cavaliers. Fourteen more points followed against Toronto Raptors.

The Kings extended Casspi's contract for two more years at the start of the season.


JCC squad

November 18, 2010

Team GB have named their management team ahead of next summer's JCC Games in Philadelphia. The delegation will again be led by Brian Green and Helena Green. The Under 14 boys football team will be led by Matt Travers and Rob Richman, who led them to gold in Denver in August.

Other managers are Marc Outmezguine and Matt Smith (U14 boys basketball), Sam Cohen (tennis), Rachel Grunwerg (U14 & U16 boys/girls swimming), Amy Ansell and Claire Richman (U16 girls lacrosse).


Super Stock

November 18, 2010

Matt Stock's fourth goal in two game earned the Lions a share of the spoils against leaders Berkhamsted.

Lying third in the South Midlands League Division One, it was the Lions who drew first blood when Stock cut in from the left before firing home from 20 yards.

A lapse in the Lions midfield allowed Berkhamsted to equalise with Aaron Usmani curling a shot into the top corner.

Danny Berliner produced a couple of fine stops to keep the Lions on level terms with Stock and James Gershfield denied in the closing stages.


It's not all about front men, says Rosenfeld

November 18, 2010

Josh Rosenfeld, the manager of Brady Maccabi, was keen to play down the contribution of strikers Josh Hershman and Mark Smith whose hat-tricks helped maintain their promotion charge in a six-goal demolition of fellow high-flyers Camden Park.

Hershman was at his dazzling best in front of the JC cameras for the second time this season. Officially a winger, he has now bagged 15 in all competitions, and his form has led to Rosenfeld recommending him to Rep Team manager Danny Berg ahead of this week's get-together.