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Bull clinches it for London Maccabi Lions

May 6, 2010

An extra time strike from Dylan Bull helped London Maccabi Lions Under Nine's clinch the Watford Friendly League Cup after a thrilling 2-1 win over Panathinaikos.

Captain Joey Gold put the Lions ahead deep into the second half but Panathainakos, who had beaten the Lions twice this season, replied with virtually the last kick of normal time.

With keeper Hadley Shapps producing heroics at one end, it was left to Bull to convert a Joe Leslie cross at the far post to spark wild celebrations.


Oakhill pay the penalty in cup defeat

May 6, 2010

Republic of Mancunia will meet Broughton Park in the Tony Cohen Memorial Cup final after beating Oakhill Lions on penalties.

The teams were locked 2-2 after extra time in the semi-final. Darren Loofe and Paul Basger netted for Republic. Oakhill's goals came via Daniel Cohen and an own goal.

South Manchester Maccabi 2nd's won the top of the table clash in the Joan Collins Premier Division, beating Haroldeans 2-1.

Howard Hymanson and Simon Mattison struck for South. Bobby Abrams replied. South lie two points ahead of the Merseysiders who have a game in hand.


Hendon through to semi-final

By Danny Caro, May 6, 2010

Hendon United A will play Faithfold A in the Peter Morrison Trophy semi-final on Sunday after thumping Premier Division rivals Redbridge Jewish Care A 5-2.

The JC League Cup runners-up were indebted to goals from Ben Kon (2), Avidan Last, Avishai Last and Dovid Korman. Danny Hakimi and Lewis Walker netted for RJC.

North West Neasden A boosted double hopes with a 2-0 victory over Cyril Anekstein Cup winners London Maccabi Lions A. Tony Keterman and James Gershfield were the scorers.


Murrell late show frustrates Neasden

By James Martin, May 6, 2010

Southgate Harmen blew the Division One promotion race wide open as a late wonder strike from Ben Murrell saw them leapfrog Neasden in the race for promotion.

Neasden had only themselves to blame as they failed to build on a good start given to them by leading scorer Ryan Sher. They paid the penalty as goals by Craig Phillips and Murrell means Harmen can go four points clear in second if they beat Oakwood on Sunday.


Belmont offer free youth membership

May 6, 2010

Belmont & Edgware Belmont & Edgware Cricket Club are looking forward to the new season following some large structural changes. A new committee, new sponsor, new partnership agreement and a new caterer will support the clubs activities.

They have signed a two-year deal with Lawrence Grant Accountants, enabling the club to continue developing and allowing players of all abilities to enjoy their sport.


What is the future for London Jewish cricket?

By Danny Caro, May 6, 2010

Can the Maccabi League be revamped or has it run it's course?

Derrick Sheldon


Barnet Syngogue footballers gear up

May 6, 2010

Barnet Synagogue are going from strength to strength. Managed by Ronnie Palester, they have 16 matches scheduled including a Maccabi GB National Knockout Cup preliminary round tie against Chigwell.

Playing home games at Copthall in Mill Hill, the team features a blend of youth and experience, including opener David Freeman, aged 71.


Peer reaches Stuttgart semis

By Simon Griver, May 6, 2010

Shahar Peer's clay court season got off to a flying start with two victories over top 10 players as she reached the semi-finals of the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart.

Following a four-week break from the WTA circuit, Peer played some of the most impressive tennis of her career as she beat the world No. 8 Agnieska Radwanska of Poland in three sets. She followed it up with an even more impressive straight sets win over No. 3 Dinara Safina of Russia in the quarter final.


Hendon Hawks romp home

May 6, 2010

Hendon Hawks A Under 10's romped to victory in a top of the table clash against HMH White.

After a goalless first half, the Hawks went goal crazy, netting seven times in the second period to run out 7-2 winners.

Having created ample opportunities with quick passing into feet and plenty of movement off the ball, the Hawks came out for the second half determined to grab the win and immediately went in front, courtesy of David Amor who was on hand to tap the ball into the back of the net at the back post.


Lions ready for title showdown

By Danny Caro, May 5, 2010

London Lions’ title hopes were dealt a blow after they were held 1-1 by Sandridge Rovers in the Herts Senior County League Premier Division on Tuesday night.

A first-half strike from midfielder Daniel Stanton put the Lions ahead but they were left to rue missed chances as Rovers equalised after 75 minutes.

James Gershfield and Dean Nyman spurned chances to kill the game off.

Lions manager Tony Gold said: “Sandridge is always a difficult place to go. We played well on a terrible pitch in what was our seventh match in 14 days.