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Europa League: Hapoel hammer Rapid Vienna

By Danny Caro, October 23, 2009

Hapoel Tel Aviv are joint top of Europa League Group C after thumping former leaders Rapid Vienna 5-1 on Thursday.

Following the disappointment of Maccabi Haifa’s third consecutive defeat in the Champions League, the Reds registered their biggest victory in European football courtesy of four second half strikes in Israel.

Hapoel’s second victory of the group stage came in a match they went ahead in after 30 minutes, courtesy of an own goal from Andreas Dober.

But the Israelis were ahead for less than two minutes, however, as Steffen Hofmann’s free-kick found the net.


Peters nails ninth in NY

By Brian Sacks, October 22, 2009

Cheered on by enthusiastic supporters lining both sides of the road, David Peters, 38, recorded 4:14.2 to finish ninth in the elite New York Road Runners Championship race, part of the Fifth Avenue Mile event in New York.


Baker's girls ready for Spurs test

October 22, 2009

Hampstead Women FC caused one of the upsets of the season when they beat Haringey Borough in the FA London Senior Women’s Cup.

Their reward is a tie against Tottenham Hotspur January 17. The winners will meet Arsenal, the nine-time consecutive Premiership champions and European Cup winners.

Up against opponents from four divisions higher and only two divisions below the women’s Premier League, Hampstead won 2-1 in extra time.


Harmen re-Bourne

By James Martin, October 22, 2009

Southgate Harmen A 3-3 Redbridge Jewish Care B

Southgate Harmen manager Dan Uzan believes his team showed championship quality after they twice came from behind to earn a 3-3 draw against Division One promotion rivals Redbridge Jewish Care B.

Having seen his newly-promoted team shoot to the top of the table just months after winning the Division Two title, Uzan was delighted with his team’s spirit and quality in a match they recovered a 0-2 and 1-3 deficit.



October 22, 2009

Goals from Greg Morris (2) and Sid Shaw helped Glenthorne United A strengthen their advantage at the top of Maccabi Masters Division One with a 3-1 win over North London Raiders. Jonny Adelman scored for Raiders.

Immanuel Ezekiel and Darren Coon exchanged goals as London Maccabi Lions A and South Mancunians drew.

Martin Schultz (4), Dean Poster and David Sawyer earned Brady Maccabi a 6-2 win over Clayhall. Bernie Hyatt and Eliot Mullish replied. Perry Somers, Spencer Brookner and Farah Moghim steered Pel City to victory over Temple Fortune.


Making his Marc

October 22, 2009

A hat-trick from Marc Conway helped MJSL pace-setters South Manchester Maccabi 2nd maintain a three-point lead with a 5-2 win over Sporting JLGB. Mike Basger and Richard Burton were the other marksmen. Josh Taylor and Jarod Cohen replied.

Goals from Eric Lewis (2), Stephen Rubin, Josh Rubin, Paul Harris and Rob Karp helped Haroldeans to a 7-0 demolition of Crumpsall.

Jonny Jacobs (2) and Anthony Bloch earned Republic of Mancunia a 3-2 win at Westdene. Daniel Amram and Moishe Hasid replied.


Super-sub James rules Britannia

October 22, 2009

A hat-trick from sub James Gershfield helped MSFL champions North West Neasden A come from two down to beat Britannia to a place in the second round of the Sunday FA Cup.

Lee Cash started the recovery with a brilliant finish after 82 minutes and Maccabiah star Levenfiche took the tie to extra time with a bullet header from a Jake Gottlieb free-kick.


Saachi: I'll do an Italian job for Israel

By Simon Griver, October 22, 2009

Arrigo Saachi, the former Italy manager, is in contention to become the next manager of Israel.

Saachi, who led Italy to the 1994 World Cup final and twice led AC Milan to the European Cup, was confirmed as a candidate by Israel FA chairman Avi Luzon.

Reports from Italy say that Sacchi has been viewing DVDs of Israel’s recent games and has told friends that taking the Israel job is a challenge that interests him because the team has the potential to reach a higher level. He has not worked since he was director of football at Real Madrid in 2005.


Maccabi Haifa beaten by Juventus

By Danny Caro, October 22, 2009

Maccabi Haifa were denied an unlikely point by the brilliance of Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon as they lost their third consecutive match in the Champions League group stage.

Played in torrential rain at the Stadio Del Alpi in Turin, Haifa went in search of their first goal and point against the Italian giants.

Missing captain Yaniv Katan and Eyal Golasa, few outside of Israel gave the Greens a chance. But they almost made a dream start when Georgian striker Vladimer Dvalishvili’s diving header was clawed away by Buffon in the opening minute.


Five-star Brady down HMH

By Danny Caro, October 20, 2009

Two goals from Daniel Lewis inspired Brady Blues Under 9s to a 5-2 victory over HMH Red.

Playing an away fixture at home, Brady went into the game without knowing too much about their opponents who proved strong with a couple of players catching the eye.

Joel Freedman gave Brady an early advantage, and then from a free kick awarded, Tom Rackind’s pile-river flew in to the top of the net.

HMH pulled one back on the stroke of half time via a well-executed free-kick.

Brady took their advantage into the second half but were soon pegged back as HMH scored an equaliser.