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GB starlet Scott on the move

By Danny Caro, August 6, 2009

Team GB footballer Scott Shulton is joining Blue Square Premier Ebbsfleet United.

A star of the recently concluded Maccabiah Games, Shulton, 19, was set to sign a one-year contract yesterday, after being released by Wycombe Wanderers. He was at Wycombe for seven years following a two-year spell at Watford.

Shulton said: “I see it as a step across rather than down as I will have more of a chance to get regular first-team action. I wanted to stay in full-time football and want to keep improving every day.


JCC Games update

By Danny Caro, August 5, 2009

Team GB's JCC Games squad have got their campaign under way in style with an early gold in San Francisco.

A team featuring Daniel Cohen, Joshua Dobias and Yoni Smith won the boy’s table tennis event with Smith

following in the footsteps of his uncle, Maccabiah star Dov Katz, finishing first in their group.


Wingate two good for Hendon

By Paul Lerman, August 5, 2009

Wingate & Finchley defeated neighbours Hendon 2-0 in a pre-season on Tuesday night.

Hendon dominated the early stages without actually creating any chances, but it was Wingate & Finchley who took the lead with a fantastic goal. Good work from Ola Williams allowed Leon Nelson to turn and shoot into the left corner.

Hendon's best chance came through a header from James Bent. Towards the end of the half they resorted to a few long range shots although they all failed to hit the target, the best effort coming from Kevin Maclaren.


BECC toppled by Olympians

By Michael Blasebalk, August 5, 2009

A good all-round display from Jon Evans was not enough as Belmont & Edgware were defeated by 40 runs in their latest Middlesex Sunday League clash.

Evans claimed 4-29 with the ball as Bharat Olympians posted 194-8. Having won the toss, the Olympians were initially restricted by Maccabiah bowler Saul Weitzman and Gideon Restan (1-16).

The brakes were kept on when Wienburg (1-24) and Neil Myeroff took over. At 66-2 off 20 overs, it looked like Belmont were definitely in the driving seat.


Comeback kings Haifa through to playoff round

By Danny Caro, August 5, 2009

Maccabi Haifa produced a sensational comeback to book their place in the Champions League playoff round after overturning a three-goal deficit in a 4-3 win over FK Aktobe.

Having drawn 0-0 in Kazakhstan last week, Haifa found themselves 3-0 down inside 15 minutes of the second leg at Kiryat Eliezer.

Former West Ham star Yaniv Katan, the Haifa captain, started the fightback. Eyal Golasa made it 2-3 in the 32nd minute, in a game where Haifa had four players booked.


Brave LMV colts defeated

By Jonathan Lederman, August 3, 2009

A young London Maccabi Vale 2nd team put in a determined display as they were beaten by 70 runs against Middlesex Sunday League Division Three leaders SKLP

With seven teenagers in the team, six of them under 15, this was always going to be a challenge against the top-of-the-table side.

Winning the toss for a the 10th time in 11 attempts this season, LMV elected to field first.


Table top service

August 3, 2009

Team GB Table Tennis manager Robin Ashleigh rounds-up his squad's achievements in Israel.

After many months of practice as a team, and for some individuals, four years worth of preparation since the last Maccabiah Games, the Great Britain table tennis team finally set off to compete in the 18th Jewish Olympics.


South march into Twenty20 semis

By Zevi Saunders, August 3, 2009

South Manchester stormed into the semi-finals of the NJCL Twenty20 with a 168-run victory over an eight-man Bury & Whitefield.

The big-hitting Akiva Lieberman took eight balls to reach his retirement figure of 30, while Maccabiah rugby silver medalist Mike Filson took nine balls. South smashed 71 runs from the five powerplay overs.

Bury did well to restrict them to 192 as it looked like 250 was on the cards.

In reply, Bury notched up the required 10 runs an over of the first over but were eventually were bowled out for 34. Only Zevi Saunders (13) reached double figures.


Mixed bag in Europe

By Danny Caro, July 31, 2009

It was a mixed night for Israeli teams in the Europa Cup.

Three late goals helped Hapoel Tel Aviv earn an impressive 3-1 third qualifying round, win in the away leg against two-time Uefa Cup winners IFK Gothenberg.

Etey Shechter, Samuel Yeboah and Bebars Natcho were the marksmen for Hapoel.

Hapoel coach Eli Gutman said: “What made the win all the more impressive is that Gothenberg are already 16 matches into its Swedish league campaign.”


Preview: The JC MSFL season 2009/10

By Danny Caro, July 31, 2009

The new JC MSFL season 2009/10 kicks off on September 6.

The league will feature 54 teams split over five divisions.

Athletic Bilbaum, Blizzard Storm, Highgate & Muswell Hill JYC and Jewventus are new to the league while Dynamo Hendon and East London Knights are among the sides to have folded.

Bafana Bafana
Faithfold A
Glenthorne United A
Hendon United A
Hendon United B
London Maccabi Lions A
London Maccabi Lions B
North West Neasden A
Redbridge United A
South Manx A

Brady Maccabi A
Brixton Old Boys
Camden Park