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JC MSFL Matchday 20 preview

By Danny Caro, January 26, 2011

There's a full league programme scheduled on Sunday with the top matches seeing Faithfold A hosting leaders Redbridge A, while second-placed Hendon A travel to defending champions Neasden A. Danny Caro looks ahead to the action.





Cohen clinches it for Oakhill Lions

By David Gold, January 25, 2011

Oakhill Lions won a topsy-turvy game 3-2 with a last minute winner from Dan Cohen. Joni Kleiman had put them in front early on before Saul Clarke and Ben Rose put Westdene ahead at half time. Alex Goodman got Oakhill’s equaliser before Cohen’s winner, to the dismay of Westdene manager Steve Davis.

“It could have gone either way. think it was a very good advert for the MJSL considering we’re both in bottom four or five.”


Haroldeans humbled by Westdene 2nd

By David Gold, January 25, 2011

Bottom of the table Westdene 2nd stunned MJSL champions Haroldeans with some superb defending allied to ruthlessness on the counter attack.

Daniel Klapish scored both Westdene goals, with Haroldeans getting a goal back from Jamie Harris. The home side’s manager Ivan Gee felt his side dominated but that the visitors deserved the win.

“Haroldeans had about 80-90% of the play but we could not score. They played well. Their goalkeeper was very good and Klapish is fabulous, a very good player.”


JLGB blow MJSL title race wide open

By David Gold, January 25, 2011

Sporting JLGB stunned league leaders Manchester Maccabi 3rd with a dominant display as they over powered the hosts to end their 100% league record.

Max Rose had put Maccabi in front, but three second half goals from Aaron Englander, Jarod Cohen and Adam Schwinger won all three points for Gavin Sharpe’s men. His counterpart, Martin Simons, admitted that Sporting were the better team on the day.

“It was a good game, we got muscled out of it for the first and the opposition deserved their win.


South Manchester edged out by 10-man Saints

By Danny Caro, January 25, 2011

South Manchester lost narrowly to Saints, last year’s champions, who they beat in the early weeks of the season-when scoring goals seemed to be no problem.

Since the departure of Toby Levy and Harvey Kaye to China for a year the inability to put the ball in the net despite dominating

Many games has cost them.Six of the squad are aged 21 or under and teams are resorting to physical tactics to stop their pacy free flowing football.


Israeli Floodlit Cricket League round-up

By Danny Caro, January 25, 2011

The two teams occupying first and second in the Night Cricket Cup League will go head to head this Saturday evening in a match which will feature no less than 12 current and past Israeli international cricketers.

The unbeaten Telalivit team, who last week beat the much improved team by 38 Runs with Telalivits 95 proving too much for inHasharon's 57 will be aware of the threat that Yefet Nagavkar who captains the Super Lions Modi'in pose

Herschel Gutman, Telalivit captain will be hoping that Telalivit continue their winning ways and put in another battling display.


Danny Caro's Team of the Week - Week 19

By Danny Caro, January 25, 2011

This week's top team features a striker-turned-keeper, some familiar faces and some new kids on the block.

AVIDAN LAST (Hendon A) - in the words of his manager, David Garbacz: "standing in for Russell Corin, who pulled out late Saturday night, Avidan took the gloves. The last time he donned a pair of gloves was in the school playground at Hasmonean over 10 years ago. Despite that he was magnificent"

ALEX LEWIS (North West Neasden C) - "solid in defence as usual"

ROB KLEINMAN (Brady Maccabi) - capped a terrific performance with a sensational half-volley


Berg names 20-man Rep Team squad

By Danny Caro, January 25, 2011

Danny Berg, manager of the JC MSFL Rep Team, has named a 20-man squad ahead of next week’s London Inter-League Cup opener against the North London League.

The team were meant to open their account in November, but the original match, against the Turkish Federation League, was postponed due to snow.

Now Berg is lining up his team to play different opposition at Wingate & Finchley’s Abrahams Stadium on February 1.

The team will be captained by Faithfold stalwart Alex Levack.


Pinner make their point

By Danny Caro, January 24, 2011

Under 18s maintained their title hopes with a 2-2 draw against Park Street Village in the Watford Friendly League Yellow Division.

The table-topping Sky Blues Under 18s arrived for their crucial league match with only eleven available players. Opponents Park Street hadn't played for some weeks due to bad weather and provided very tough opposition, which belied their mid-table status.

An even first half ended with an excellent finish from Matt Goodfield after he was set up by a fine through ball from skipper Alex Trup to put Pinner one up at the break.


Lion cubs reach Herts Cup semi-finals

By Jennifer Lipman, January 24, 2011

London Maccabi Lions Under 13 WFL team have secured a semi-final berth in the Herts County Cup.

A superb performance all-round saw the Lions recover from a 2-0 deficit to run out 6-3 winners against Echoes Youth.

As they had last week, Lions started very sluggishly and within three minutes of the start found themselves a goal behind after some excellent work from the Echoes striker resulted in a right-foot strike finding the bottom corner of Josh Tray’s goal.

Shortly after it was 2-0 when the same striker finished superbly in a similar fashion to his first.