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South Manchester 1st slumps

By Danny Caro, January 11, 2011

South Manchester slumped to third from bottom as Miam Miam extended their unbeaten run with victory with a 3-1 win in a bizarre contest.

Playing their first match in seven weeks against opponents that had lost three times in three seasons, South knew that they would have to bring their A-game to the table.

Miam Miam started with nine players and this seemed to unnerve South who were lucky not to go behind on 15 minutes but a fine save from Jody Marks kept the scores level.


Cohen back to help Trotters progress in FA Cup

By Simon Griver, January 11, 2011

Tamir Cohen made his first start of the season for Bolton in the 2-0 FA Cup victory over Conference side York at the Reebok, less than 48 hours after returning from Israel where he was mourning the death of his father, Avi.

The Israeli midfielder played an hour of the third round tie before being substituted by manager Owen Coyle.

“Considering I hadn't done any training for two and a half weeks, I did well to last an hour.

“I got a great reception. The crowd cheered when my name was read out before the game, and they applauded me when I came off.


JC Olim League review

By Danny Caro, January 10, 2011

A wonder goal from Yoni Sidi helped England FC maintain their 100 per cent record as they edged past Jerusalem in the battle between last season's top two finishers.

The meeting in Modiin saw England were looking to protect an perfect record against a Jerusalem side starting to find form at the right time.

Jerusalem were well marshalled by Dan Kosky and league veteran Danny Newman who were both outstanding at keeping the England team to little more than half chances and long shots in the first half.


Richler-Kleinman lifts Manchester Maccabi

January 10, 2011

A Jacob Richler-Kleinman double lifted Manchester to fourth as they cruised past Harehill in the Thameside League Division One.

Rafi Leker sealed the points with a third in a win that delighted joint-manager Stuart Delmonte.

"It was a good all-round team performance, everyone was on their mettle. If we can carry on playing like that other teams will find it hard to beat us."

Maccabi forged ahead after 35 minutes when Richler-Kleinman's latched on to an Adam Lavin pass to smash home.


Maccabi Masters round-up

By Danny Caro, January 10, 2011

Strikes from Scott Ansher and Jason Sears extended Brady Maccabi’s lead at the top of Maccabi Masters League Division One.

The defending champions overcame nearest rivals North London Raiders 2-0, with Raiders denied a late revival by a wonder save from Brady keeper Adam Merand.

Division Two table-toppers Glenthorne United B suffered their first defeat of the season. They went down 5-0 to London Maccabi Lions, courtesy of a hat-trick from Marc Morris and goals from David Price and a penalty from Stuart Coutts.


Sporting JLGB wins seven-goal thriller

By David Gold, January 10, 2011

Sporting JLGB came from 3-1 down to win a thrilling Joan Collins Premier Division clash 4-3 against South Manchester 2nd at a windswept Hough End Playing Fields.

Jake Feinstein and Ben Polak put the hosts in control before Uri Steinberg pulled a goal back for JLGB. Ric Hershon restored South Manchester’s two goal advantage in the second half before a stirring comeback from the visitors thanks to another goal from Steinberg, Saul Davies and Adam Schwinger, to the delight of their manager Gavin Sharpe.


Hammers finish with a flurry

January 9, 2011

Hendon United A left it late as five goals in the final 15 minutes booked their place in the next round of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup.

The Premier League side - up against Chigwell United A, their fellow high flyers from Division 1 - ultimately proved too strong as they cut swathes through the Essex side’s defence, aided by the brilliant Greg Corin, who made use of his free role by popping up anywhere and everywhere.


JC MSFL Matchday 17 review

By Danny Caro, January 9, 2011

The JC MSFL season resumed with Hendon United A, Faithfold and North London Raiders A giving their fans some new year cheer while L'Equipe and Raiders C were top of the shocks.



LATEST NEWS: London Maccabi Lions B have folded. See full story in Friday's JC.

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Bulls consider Casspi

By Simon Griver, January 6, 2011

Omri Casspi, the Sacramento Kings forward, has been linked with a move to either the Chicago Bulls or New York Knicks.

Reports in the US say that the Bulls are so impressed by Casspi's performances that they could make a bid for the first Israeli to play in the NBA before this season's trade deadline in mid-February. Casspi, 22, joined the Kings from Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2009 and has a three-year contract worth $1.25 million a year.


GB boys impress Katz

January 6, 2011

Brighton move into second place in the British League Division One after winning all four of their matches in Devon.

Managed by Maccabian stalwart Dov Katz, Brighton remain in contention for the Premier League play-offs next May after putting Cippenham, Progress, Woolwell and TTK Greenhouse to the sword.

European Maccabi Games open players Ashley Stokes and Eli Baraty (left) were in top form to cement victory in emphatic style.