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Pinner beat Harpenden

March 25, 2010

Will Pithers, Matt Lubel, Marc Shaw and Freddie Newman were among the scorers as Pinner JFC Under 18s thumped Harpenden Colts Eagles 6-1 in the Watford Friendly League Purple Division.

James Smyth was the hat-trick hero as Pinner Under 15s beat Cassiobury Rangers Spartans 3-2. Pinner were pegged back on two occasions but Smyth fired the winner three minutes from time.


Brady Maccabi in title contention

March 25, 2010

Brady Maccabi A moved to within two points of Division One leaders Glenthorne United A thanks to goals from Nick Collins (3) and Mark Wagman. Jason Levy and Richard Goldstein struck for Glenthorne.

Darren Gurner fired a hat-trick as Faithfold overcame London Maccabi Lions A 3-2.

Andy Miller and Nick Baum replied. EDRS Stonegrove require just one point from their remaining two games to secure the Division Two title after beating Ashlodge 3-1. Adam Kern, Jon Kaye and Jacob Namer were the marksmen.


Lions to face Met Police in semis

March 25, 2010

London Lions set up a mouth-watering semi-final against Met Police with a hard fought 3-2 win over Standon in the Aubrey Cup.

Two Lee Cash specials and a rare Ben Lauffer goal put them through.

Danny Schindler and Ben Ellis kept London Lions reserves top of the HSCL Reserve Division One with a 2-1 win over Cuffley.

Lions: Davis, Berg (sub: Cole), Gold, J. Ellis (sub: B. Lauffer), Myeroff, Myers, Glass, Stanton, Cash, Nyman, Stolerman (sub: Lampert)


Cohen's delight at first team Bolton pick

March 25, 2010

Tamir Cohen, the Bolton Wanderers' midfielder, has reflected on a dramatic turnaround in fortunes to his career and has come to the conclusion that football is indeed a funny old game.

Over the last 12 months, the Israeli international has gone from fringe player to one of the mainstays of the team, who recently replaced manager Gary Megson with Owen Coyle.

"Any game that I didn't play or wasn't selected, I would go home and be so angry, I didn't know what to do with myself.

"And I'll be honest, I don't know where it all changed for me.


First defeat for Haroldeans

March 25, 2010

Goals from Jonny Lewis and Anthony Bloch helped surprise package Republic of Mancunia inflict a first defeat on Haroldeans in the Manchester Jewish Soccer League's Joan Collins Premier Division.

Fresh from their recent seven-a-side victory, Oakhill Lions beat Westdene 1st with goals from Daniel Cohen (3) and Jake Gilbert.

Michael Pine helped Crumpsall pick up their first point of the campaign in the draw against Sporting JLGB. Adam Schwinger after heading into the bottom corner.


Lions U16's beat Potters Bar

March 25, 2010

Charlie Rubin and Max Wegoda were the marksmen as London Maccabi Lions Under 16s beat Potters Bar in the Watford Friendly League Blue Division.

Ben Myers, Joseph Bellman (2), Tyler Smith and an own goal helped Lions Under 10 beat Chorleywood Common in the Under 10 White Division.


Oakwood lose after late penalty denied

By Richard Jaye, March 25, 2010

Oakwood manager Ric Blank was left cursing his luck after his team was denied a late penalty in the 2-1 defeat against Premier Division Faithfold in the quarter-finals of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup.

With the match deep into stoppage time in extra time, Oakwood substitute Ben Myers went down following a challenge from Faithfold keeper Bradley Lee but referee Martin Fox, who had replaced Robert Bernardout, ignored their appeals.

Blanc said: "In my opinion it was a stonewall penalty. I just cannot understand why it was not given."


Boxing promotor signs Israeli twins

By Danny Caro, March 25, 2010

Leading Jewish promoter Robert Waterman has signed Israeli twins Sergei and Alexei Stolerman.

The undefeated brothers, aged 24, are both former Israeli amateur champions, fighting at 74kg.

Waterman said: "They are the first set of Jewish boxing twins that I have heard about and I'm really excited. I plan to move them quite quickly.

"They are almost indistinguishable, apart from a scar. One is more of a boxer while the other is more of a fighter."


Luis Fernandez: I'll take Israel to Euro 2012

By Simon Griver, March 25, 2010

Luis Fernandez is confident that he can help Israel qualify for the Euro 2012 finals after being appointed manager of the national team.

The 50-year-old Frenchman signed an 18-month contract worth 720,000 euros on Sunday. He will receive an a bonus of 250,000 euros if Israel reaches the finals in Poland and Ukraine.

Speaking from Tel Aviv, Fernandez said: "Israel has always been a team that almost qualifies. I believe we can make it. It will be a difficult task but we have the players to achieve qualification."


Neasden seal quarter final place

March 25, 2010

North West Neasden B booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Peter Morrison Trophy after beating Division One rivals Redbridge B 4-2.

Bradley Sharp, Ben Wulwik (below), Stevie Krein and an own goal helped them through. Mike Konzon and Jamie Cooper replied for RJC.

Hendon United A moved a step closer to retaining the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup after thumping London Maccabi Lions B 4-0 with goals from Avidan Last (2), Motti Korman and Michael Slavinsky.