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GB march into semi-finals

By Danny Caro in Haifa, July 19, 2009

Maccabiah Games – Day 7
Open football quarter-final: Team GB 2 USA 0

Goals from Guy Morris and Paul Hakim took Team GB into the semi-finals where they will play hosts Israel in Haifa on Monday afternoon.

The GB boys scored in both halves with the second goal ending a determined effort from a resolute American team in Nawe Sha’anan.

Against an American team who had won two out of three group games, GB started in confident mood, on the back of the 2-0 win over Brazil.

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Maccabiah round-up Day 6

By Danny Caro, July 17, 2009

Team GB took bronze in the men’s doubles skulls.

The Under 16 junior football saw their medal hopes ended following a 1-1 draw on Friday. Needing a win to progress, they hit the post in the last two minutes.

Under 18 football are through to the quarter-finals.

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Double delight for GB cricket

By Danny Caro in Tel Aviv, July 17, 2009

Maccabiah Games – Day 6
Open cricket: Israel 140, GB 141-4. GB won by 6 wickets

Team GB claimed their first success of the Maccabiah after easing past Israel by six wickets at Hadar Yosef.

The victory means that if they can beat India in the final round robin match on Sunday, a place in the gold medal match beckons.

Another excellent bowling display from captain Darren Gerard saw Israel dismissed for 140. He finished with 3-20 from nine overs.

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Brilliant Brits keep Maccabiah football dream alive

By Danny Caro, July 17, 2009

Maccabiah Games Day 6
Open football: GB 2 Brazil 0

Team GB will play the USA in the quarter-finals of the Open football competition on Sunday morning after a brilliant performance saw them beat Brazil 2-0 at Ketzef Central.

A goal in each half from David Soutar and Paul Hakim capped an excellent display from Jonathan Kestenbaum's, undoubtedly their best of the competition to date.

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Team GB through to football quarter-finals

By Danny Caro in Haifa, July 17, 2009

Team GB are through to the last eight of the Open football competition after a brilliant performance saw them beat Brazil 2-0 at Ketzef Central.

A goal in each half from David Soutar and Paul Hakim capped an excellent display from Jonathan Kestenbaum's, undoubtedly their best of the competition to date.

Knowing that anything other than a win would end the team's medal hopes, GB's tactics were spot on. They were brave, cohesive and vastly improved from the game against France two days earlier.

Brazil had a man sent off in the last minute with GB trying to run down the clock.

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Five-star Masters ease into last four

By Danny Caro in Haifa, July 17, 2009

Masters Over 35 football – Game 3
GB 5 South Africa 1

Team GB’s Over 35 footballers romped into the semi-finals with an emphatic 51 victory over South Africa at Neve Shaanan on Thursday night.

Goals from Paul Linger (2), Darren Dryer (2) and Paul Lenchner completed an exhilarating display of fluid, attacking football on the same pitch that GB’s open team had lost against France 24 hours earlier.

Ex-Charlton midfielder Paul Linger opened the scoring early on with a superb curling free-kick into the top corner.

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GB skittled in Ashes defeat

By Danny Caro, July 17, 2009

Open cricket – match 2

Australia 215, GB 93, Australia won by 122 runs

Another batting collapse resulted in Team GB suffering their second consecutive defeat as they were humbled by 122 runs against Australia in the Ashes clash on Thursday.

Having lost their opener against South Africa, GB put the Aussies into bat on the Flix wicket at Hadar Yosef. They got off to a flyer and at 100-0 after 20 overs the signs looked ominous with brothers Brad and Majtlis setting solid foundations.

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Three cheers for Goodman

By Danny Caro, July 16, 2009

Richard Goodman added another gold and a bronze to his medal haul after impressing in the track and field competition at Hadar Yosef on Wednesday night.

Having taken the 1,500 metres title 24 hours earlier, the JFS pupil, 16, came home first in the boys junior 3,000m in 9:03 and took the bronze in the 800 metres in 1:58.

The Barnet Shaftesbury Harrier runner was set to contest the 4x400m relay but withdrew through injury.

Josh Solomon replaced him and helped Team GB junior boys to a bronze to ensure that every GB athlete won a medal.

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Jump start for teen’s Olympic ambitions

By Simon Griver, July 16, 2009

Dima Kroyter enhanced his credentials as a future Olympic medallist by leaping to gold in the high jump for Israel in the World Under-17 Athletics Championships in Italy.

The 16-year-old prodigy jumped 2.20 metres, one centimetre short of his personal best. “It was such a thrill to stand on the podium and hear the Hatikvah,” he said.

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Nakash inflicts ‘Storm’ damage

By Mike Sinclair, July 16, 2009

Cruiserweight prospect Ran Nakash extended his winning run to 19 fights with a fourth-round stoppage over American William “The Storm” Bailey in New Jersey.

Bailey was undone by Nakash’s body punches, causing the referee to step in 1 minute 49 seconds into the round at the Prudential Centre in Newark.

It was the hard-hitting Haifa boxer’s 15th inside-the-distance victory since turning professional three years ago. He has moved up to No 28 in the WBC world rankings.

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