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Bet Shemesh lights up Israel night league

By Danny Caro, January 18, 2011

Night Cricket resumed in Israel last week after a mid-season break. All the teams in the second division are chasing League leaders Pearl Wanderers Cricket Club, with the Gold Insurance Bet Shemesh Lightning team producing an excellent performance by beating Modi'in EasyIsrael by 8 runs.

The GIBSL team batted first and scored 114 runs and then reduced the MEI team to 106 in a match that went down to the last over.

Pommeranz Juice Good Old Boys cemented their second place position with a 10-run win over a much improved KAT ISRAEMPLOY Tigers team. PJGOB scored 76 with KIT scoring 66.


Levy replaces Malmilian as Betar coach

By David Gold, January 18, 2011

Uri Malmilian left Betar Jerusalem on Monday morning as his disappointing tenure as coach of the team he served with distinction as a player came to an end.

Roni Levy was quickly installed as his replacement.

Malmilian had already offered his resignation once this season, but his latest meeting over the weekend with club chairman Itzik Kornfein resulted in the two agreeing to part company by mutual consent.


Peer heads to second round of Australian Open

By Danny Caro, January 18, 2011

Tenth seed Shahar Peer cruised into the second round of the Australian Open with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Mathilde Johansson (103) of France.

After losing the first game and nearly losing her serve in the second game, Peer dominated to win six straight games and take the first set in 34 minutes.

It took another 28 minutes to win the second set by the same margin.

Dudi Sela (92) lost in straight sets 6-7, 4-6, 4-6 in the first round against Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro.


Magic Morris inspires FC Team

By Danny Caro, January 18, 2011

High-flying FC Team came from 3-1 down to win a seven-goal thriller against Greens United in the Middlesex County League Division One.

Playing their first match for six weeks, FC Team looked rusty early on and they found themselves with an uphill task after 45 minutes.

Mitch Young’s men showed great character with debutant James Brookner playing a key role.

Richard Salmon and Josh Morris among the scorers as they moved to within three points of top spot with three games in hand.

Young said: “We showed great spirit and belief to come back and win the game.


Hasid’s the hero for Republic

By David Gold, January 18, 2011

Republic of Mancunia put on an outstanding display to come from 2-0 down against MJSL strugglers Oakhill. The win keeps the pressure on league leaders Manchester Maccabi 3rd.

Republic were quick out of the traps despite not having played in the league for two months, and piled pressure on the Oakhill defence, creating a series of chances and only being denied by the heroics of goalkeeper Tim Leigh.


Rovers on top as JLGB pays the penalty

By David Gold, January 18, 2011

Hyde Park Rovers won a scrappy game which came to life in the final 15 minutes thanks to braces from David Cohen and Oli Grant

Player-manager Philip Braham was pleased that his team were able to recover so quickly after falling behind to a strike from Rafi Bloom.

“It was a strong comeback from 1-0 down to start the year off on a good note. But it was a messy encounter, not helped by the terrible windy conditions.”


Danny Caro's Team of the Week - Week 18

By Danny Caro, January 18, 2011

No less than 40 players were nominated for my Team of the Week. But when push came to shove, these lucky 11 just could not be ignored. Read on to find out why ...

Danny Berliner (NL Raiders A) – The Raiders No. 1 reminded everyone in Jewish football just why he’s one of the best. He produced a string of top-class saves to keep L’Orange in the game against their bogey team, Neasden B, and gave them a platform to nick a late victory.


West Ham ‘committed’ to keeping Avram Grant

By Danny Caro, January 18, 2011

West Ham United today confirmed that Avram Grant will continue in his role as first-team manager.

It appeared that a successor would be appointed following Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at home to Arsenal, after which the Israeli manager threw his scarf into the crowd.

There was speculation that Martin O’Neill, the former Aston Villa boss, would be appointed but it has been reported that he was unwilling to put himself forward while Grant remained in charge.


London Lions reserves in seventh heaven

By Danny Caro, January 17, 2011

A strong Lions side eventually ran out emphatic winners away at Tring on Saturday, but the gale force wind and heavy, sloping pitch meant they had to work hard to see off spirited opponents.

Two early runs from Ben Ellis set the tone for Lions' attacking intentions, but with the slope in their favour and the cross wind making things tough full stop, Tring were able to get out and at Lions, with the swirling balls tough for Frank Hyman and Adam Lauffer at centre back, the latter though again excelling in unfamiliar territory.


Five-star Manchester stuns Forresters

January 17, 2011

Manchester Maccabi 1st stunned high flying Forresters Dukinfield with an emphatic 5-1 victory in the League Cup on Sunday.

Jacob Richler-Kleinman, who struck a brace in the win over Harehill last weekend, repeated that feat with another two goals early on for the visitors.

Adam Lavin then struck before Dean Greenfield reduced the arrears for Forresters. Lavin restored the three-goal cushion before Michael Green scored the goal of the game late on.