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Lions clinch another Title

May 17, 2010

London Maccabi Lions Under 11s have won the Watford Friendly League White Division title.

Featuring the meanest defensive record in the League, conceding just 22 goals in 18 games including eight clean sheets, manager Darren Dryer commented that the boys success was down to “a never-say-die attitude" allied to having some very talented young footballers.

He said that the team “would now be concentrating on competing at the highest level in the Premier Division next season”.

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Lions Under 13 win cup at Wingate

May 17, 2010

London Maccabi Lions Under 13 produced a superb display to lift the Under 13’s Maccabi GB National Phil Spanjer Cup, with a 2-1 win over Manchester Maccabi securing a deserved season ending trophy

On an overcast cloudy May afternoon at Wingate and Finchley, the Lions kicked off and exerted much of the early pressure. Some neat passing exemplified the early Lions play and after six minutes from a great move started by Dom Feldman and Andy Gilbert, Dan Reuben fired home from close range to secure a lightening Lions lead.

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Oakhill Lions complete cup double

By Paul Rose, May 17, 2010

Oakhill Lions completed a cup double after beating Haroldeans in a five-goal thriller to lift the Feldman Cup at Boundary Park.

In a match pitting together the newly-crowned MJSL champions and the cup holders, the Oaks enjoyed the lionshare of possession with Haroldeans content to soak up pressure and play on the counter-attack in an enthralling contest.

The tone was set as early as the third minute when Oakhill’s Dan Cohen was presented with an early chance but scuffed his shot wide.

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Hapoel win Israeli League title

By Simon Griver and James Martin, May 17, 2010

Hapoel Tel Aviv completed a league and cup double after they were crowned Israeli Premier Division champions after a stoppage time strike from Eran Zahavi earned them a 2-1 win over Betar Jerusalem.

In the most thrilling climax to an Israeli season, Hapoel’s 10 men seal the title on goal difference from Maccabi Haifa who were denied by heroics from Bnei Yehuda keeper Ran Kadoch, formerly of Barnet. Maccabi led the table by two points going into the final round of matches but the could only draw as Hapoel clinched the title for the 13 time.

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Cricket round-up

By Danny Caro, May 17, 2010

The weather was the only winner in London yesterday as the community’s cricket teams were left frustrated by a mid-afternoon downpour.

Bad weather ruined what was shaping up to be a fantastic performance by MAL in a friendly. Skipper Gav Lebens opted to bowl, with uncertainty as to the weather later in the day. The Eastcote pitch was an absolute cracker, hard and true, and offering nothing to bowlers of any style. Yoav Lebens and Tony Wise opened the bowling but soon found that any slight error of line or length was punished.

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Neasden complete Jewish FA Cup treble

By James Martin, May 17, 2010

North West Neasden A joint-manager Jamie Cole hailed his side as “the best Maccabi league team ever” after winning the Peter Morrision Cup for the third year in a row thanks to a 3-1 win over Faithfold A.

A Jake Gottlieb free-kick and a double from Ben Eliis had the game sewn up in an hour. Cole said: " Our boys have really grown up over the last three seasons. To win a league or cup once can be done by many teams, but year-on-year success proves you are a great team. All of our side are good enough be in next summer’s European Maccabi Games squad.”

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Lord Triesman resigns as FA chairman

By Danny Caro, May 17, 2010

Lord Triesman has stood down as chairman of the Football Association as well as the England 2018 World Cup bid.

His hasty departure follows what he has described as "entrapment" by the Mail on Sunday.

Apprentice star and former Tottenham Hotspur chairman Lord Alan Sugar has voiced interest in replacing Lord Triesman as head of the FA.

Just hours after he presented the FA Cup to Chelsea captain John Terry, the newspaper said that Lord Triesman had suggested Spain could drop its 2018 bid if rival bidder Russia helped bribe referees at this summer's World Cup.

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MSFL victory in Inter-League Cup

By By Danny Caro at Brimsdown Rovers, May 14, 2010

Jamie Cole, manager of the JC MSFL Rep team, was a proud man after leading the Maccabi League to only their second ever victory in the London Inter-League Cup following a five-goal thriller against the London & Kent Borders League at Brimsdown Rovers FC on Thursday night.

Two goals from North West Neasden striker Lee Cash plus one from South Manx’s Paul Babai completed a hard fought 3-2 win against strong opponents for whom more than half of the team play in the Ryman League.

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Ben Haim seeks Cup Final revenge

By Simon Griver, May 13, 2010

Portsmouth defender Tal Ben Haim expects to be fit to face Chelsea in the FA Cup Final at Wembley on Saturday after recovering from a serious groin injury.

The Israeli came on as a substitute in the 1-0 away defeat at Everton last week after several months on the sidelines, and is determined to play even if he requires painkilling injections.

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Oakhill Lions win Shonn Trophy

May 13, 2010

Two goals from Jake Gilbert helped Oakhill Lions win the Shonn Trophy after beating Manchester Maccabi 3rd 3-1.

An exciting final was not decided until the last few minutes at Salford City FC's Moor Lane ground.

Oakhill broke the deadlock on 38 minutes when Gilbert was left unmarked and volleyed home spectacularly from 10 yards.

The Oaks doubled the lead on the stroke of half time when a goalkeeping error allowed Ben Horn to fire home.

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