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Glorious Glenthorne reach the last eight

By Danny Caro, April 23, 2009

Goals from Lewis Walker and Ben Solossi took Glenthorne United A into the quarter-finals of the Peter Morrison Trophy after they beat Glasgow Maccabi 2-0 in Scotland.

Boss Ian Cohen said: “This was an immense performance. I was excited by the commitment of every player in what was a mature display that bodes well for the future.”

Goals from David Dinkin (2), Louis Basger and Dan Green saw holders London Maccabi Lions A reach the semi-finals of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup after beating Montana Boca United A 4-2. Andy Binstock (2) replied.

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Peer will go to Morocco

By Simon Griver, April 23, 2009

Shahar Peer will represent Israel in the Federation Cup World Group II playoff in Estonia this weekend before flying to Fes where she will become the first ever Israeli to play in Morocco.

Defeat for Israel in Estonia, after they narrowly lost to Ukraine earlier this year, will result in relegation to the European regional zone. Estonia will be strong favourites with Kaia Kanepi (19) and Ani Maret (111) high ranked than Peer (53) and Tzipi Obziler (228).

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It’s official: refs are getting younger

By Danny Caro, April 23, 2009

Elliott Kaye has become the top Jewish official after accepting an invitation to officiate in the Football League next season. At just 23, he will also become one of the youngest on the circuit.

In his final year of a Business Studies degree at Leeds University, Kaye has been working his way up the refereeing ladder for the past nine years and he is confident that his ambition can be matched by performances on the field of play.

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Chapman is on course

April 23, 2009

SAILING

2012 Olympics hopeful Rosie Chapman has returned to the UK following a gruelling three-month training camp in Palma, Spain.

Training with two-time Olympic medallist Joe Glanfield and Mark Rushell, Chapman has improved her fitness and started an Olympic Development squad camp in Stokes Bay.

She is now focusing on two weekends of world and European qualifiers before returning to Spain for another Development squad camp prior to the Princess Sofia Regatta.

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Gerrard hails brave Yossi

By Danny Caro, April 22, 2009

Steven Gerrard hailed the bravery of Israel captain Yossi Benayoun after his double kept Liverpool in the Premier League title race in Tuesday night’s 4-4 draw against Arsenal.

A thrilling contest saw Arsenal take a first-half lead before two goals in 11 minutes at the start of the second half from Fernando Torres and Benayoun, a diving header, put Liverpool ahead.

Andrei Arshavin scored twice in quick succession to put Arsenal 3-2 up before Torres levelled again. Arshavin looked to have sealed the points before Benayoun tapped home deep into stoppage time.

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Youngsters to gatecrash Maccabi open

By Danny Caro, April 21, 2009

This weekend sees the annual Maccabi GB Open Table Tennis Championships taking place at the new Harefield Sports Academy with up to 100 players competing for various categories of title.

This key event in the Jewish sporting calendar caters for all standards, ages and genders but ultimately on the day all eyes will be focused on the cornucopia of highly-rated and talented players in the men's open category of which many are nationally ranked and in some cases inside England's top 100.

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Crumpsall set up cup double whammy

April 21, 2009

Crumpsall will meet Westdene 1st in the Feldman Trophy final after both sides won high-scoring semi-finals in extra time.

Crumpsall beat South Manchester Maccabi 2nd by the odd-goal in seven with Uri Stienberg (3) and Matt Jacobs on target. Darryl Leigh, Jonny Pressman and Andrew Levy replied.

This gives Crumpsall two final appearances within the space of five days in May.

Westdene beat league champions Leeds JNF J-Uni 5-3 with Daniel Amram (2), Dan Selwyn, Yochai Zorno and Jordan Gold on target. Josh Rubin , Alex Hirschman and Anthony Hayman replied.

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Four-midable Thornes deal Raiders another title blow

By Jeremy Silverstone, April 21, 2009

In the Maccabi Masters League Division 1, Glenthorne United A dealt North London Raiders’ title chances a hammer blow with a 4-3 win thanks to goals from Jason Levy (3) and Sid Shaw. Kevin Lotzof (2) and Neville Roach replied for Raiders.

And having been unbeaten up to the point of winning the Division 2 title a fortnight ago, Clayhall A lost for the second successive weekend, going down 3-1 to Pel City. Perry Somers (2) and Ashley Marks gave Pel the spoils, whilst Clayhall’s solitary response came from a Brian Deal penalty.

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Lions arrest the champions

April 21, 2009

Herts Senior County League Prem Division:
London Lions 2 Met Police (Bushey) 0

London Lions secured a mammoth three points on Saturday beating recently crowned league champions Met Police 2-0 at Rowley Lane.

It was the kind of performance that showed exactly what the Lions are capable of when practically everyone is fit and available.

Lions have now given themselves a huge chance of promotion should they beat Evergreen in their last game and Baldock, with three games to go, drop at least one point.

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Ankier just the ticket

By Danny Caro, April 16, 2009

Team Great Britain’s squad for July’s Maccabiah Games has been boosted by the addition of long-distance runner Jo Ankier.

Ankier, 27, was snubbed by the British Olympic Committee last year when she missed out on qualification for the 3,000 metres steeplechase at the Beijing Games by a matter of seconds. In the end, the runner who was chosen ahead of her did not compete due to a stress fracture.

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