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MAL take Sunday League title

By Danny Caro, September 15, 2009

MAL wrapped up the Maccabi Sunday League title with a 41-run victory against Casual Nomads on the main square at Shenley.

On a fabulous deck, Gav Lebens won the toss and chose to bat. MAL were quickly 10-2 as first Tali Rowe and then Jamie Breslaw fell cheaply to Simon Renshaw.

A partnership of 30 between Mark Landau and Yoav Lebens steadied things a little before Landau also fell to Renshaw, for 17.

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Cole appointed MSFL Rep team manager

By Danny Caro, September 14, 2009

Jamie Cole, the new manager of the JC MSFL Rep team, has told the JC what it means to be handed the reins from Jonathan Kestenbaum.

The North West Neasden joint-manager hopes to become only the second man to lead the Maccabi League to victory in the London Inter-League Cup.

As a boss, he has won all the major honours in Jewish football including the Peter Morrison Trophy, JC MSFL Premier Division, with two different clubs, JC Cyril Anekstein Cup and the Manchester Jewish Soccer League.

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Cole appointed MSFL Rep team manager

By Danny Caro, September 14, 2009

Jamie Cole, the new manager of the JC MSFL Rep team, has told the JC what it means to be handed the reins from Jonathan Kestenbaum.

The North West Neasden joint-manager hopes to become only the second man to lead the Maccabi League to victory in the London Inter-League Cup.

As a boss, he has won all the major honours in Jewish football including the Peter Morrison Trophy, JC MSFL Premier Division, with two different clubs, JC Cyril Anekstein Cup and the Manchester Jewish Soccer League.

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Four-midable Maccabi progress

September 14, 2009

Manchester Amateur County Cup
First round - Hamlet Vulcans 2 Manchester Maccabi 1st 4

Manchester Maccabi returned to winning ways with an excellent win over strong opposition from the Premier Division of the Hyde League.

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Masters round-up

By Jeremy Silverstone, September 14, 2009

Defending champions Brady Maccabi A were forced to settle for a point against South Mancunians with Laurence Beck (2) and Nick Collins on target in a 3-3 draw in Division One. Paul Herszaft, Mark Powell and Jon Cohen netted for Manx.

Title rivals London Maccabi Lions A and Glenthorne United A drew 1-1. Nick Baum’s strike was cancelled out by Jason Levy.

Trevor Tucker, debutant Henry Charles and Martin Schultz were on target as Brady B overcame Ashlodge 3-2 in Division Two. Geoff Green and Glen Hyams replied.

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Liverpool inspired by three-goal Benayoun

By Danny Caro, September 14, 2009

Israel captain Yossi Benayoun has been reflecting on his first Premier League hat-trick for Liverpool which inspired the Reds to a 4-0 victory over Burnley at Anfield.

Benayoun, 29, bounced back from Israel's World Cup qualifying woes to score his third hat-trick in a Liverpool shirt.

The midfielder opened the scoring in the first half after cutting inside Graham Alexander and sliding a shot across keeper Brian Jensen.

He was involved in the second as well. Following a swift counter-attack, Benayoun's shot proved too hot for Jensen, allowing Dirk Kuyt to slotted in the loose ball.

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Redbridge score victory over Montana

By Danny Caro, September 14, 2009

Redbridge Jewish Care 4
Montana Boca United A 3

A stunning last-minute penalty save from Redbridge keeper Richard Stern ensured the East Londoners made a winning start after a seven-goal thriller at South Oxhey.

Stern's full-length save rubber-stamped victory in a game the visitors led four times.

Having won their opening fixture against Red Sea the previous week, Montana went into the game in confident mood. That said, their hopes were not helped by the absence of Raymond Harrod, Simon Peterman, Adam Osper, Trevor Henen, Simon Wax, James Tarlton and Simon Hecker.

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Israeli wins world windsurfing silver

By Danny Caro, September 11, 2009

Nimrod Mashiah won silver at the windsurfing World Championship in Weymouth.

Mashian, 21, is the fourth Israeli to win at medal at the championships, following in the footsteps of Amit Inbar, Gal Fridman and Shahar Zubari.

Competing on the same course that will be used for the 2012 Olympics, Mashian said: “It still hasn't sunk in.

Zubari, who was also competing finished 13th.

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Ram loses in US Open semis

By Danny Caro, September 11, 2009

Andy Ram and Max Mirnyi missed out on a place in a grand slam final as they were beaten at the last four stage at Flushing Meadows.

Seeded five, the pair lost 6-4, 6-2 by third seeds Mark Knowles and Mahesh Bhupathi, in a match lasting 76 minutes.

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Israel ousted at Eurobasket

By Danny Caro, September 10, 2009

Israel capped A disappointing EuroBasket campaign with a third straight defeat, going down 106-80 defeat to Greece in Poznan, Poland. This followed losses against Croatia and Macedonia.

The Greece result completed a disastrous three days in Poland and means that for the first time in 25 European Championship appearances, it has finished a tournament without a victory.

“I knew this would be a difficult championship, but I expected us to play better,” said coach Tzvika Sherf. “We should have beaten both Croatia and Macedonia, but we failed when it mattered most."

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