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Champs in top form as Nomads crash

May 21, 2009

An unbeaten 70 from Yoav Lebens helped MAL maintain their winning start to the season as they eased past title rivals Casual Nomads in the Maccabi Sunday League.

In a match moved to Mill Hill after Shenley was deemed unplayable due to the rain, Nomads were asked to bat first. Openers Mark Aziz and captain Richard Ferrer started well until the latter was run out by Lebens with the score on 39.

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LML romp

May 21, 2009

London Maccabi Lions romped home in the Under 15 National Cup final after running out 8-1 winners against Leeds Maccabi at Wingate & Finchley.

The Londoners scored twice early on with Yoav Kestenbaum playing in Sam Lewis to fire home.

The impressive Joel Grayson set up goal three with a pinpoint cross headed home by Samuel Marchant.

Inspirational captain Jake Yudelowitz got in on the act with a fantastic shot from 30 yards out that went in off the post.

There was still time for Lewis to complete a first-half hat-trick as the Lions went into the break 5-0 up.

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Pinner power home

May 21, 2009

A brace from captain Jeremy Ben-Nathan earned Pinner JFC the Watford Friendly League Under 11 seven-a-side red division title after they beat leaders Panathaniakos 2-1.

The blues knew that only a win would secure the championship but they had the worst start possible when an early goal conceded suggested that they would finish the season both league and cup runners-up.

Pinner also picked up the WFL Fair Play Award while Ben Graham claimed the Golden Boot with 26 goals.

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It’s success on a plate for Brady

May 21, 2009

Brady Maccabi clinched the Watford Friendly League’s Spring Plate after beating HMH 5-1 in the final at Sun Postal in Watford.

Having already beaten their opponents twice this season, confidence was high in the Brady camp. Cheered on by around 150 supporters, Barry Warren’s youngsters took the game by the scruff of the neck with Max Kaye, Jake Mullem and Daniel Mattey taking control.

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Ram takes it to the Max

By Simon Griver, May 14, 2009

Israel’s most successful sporting partnership has split up. Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich have won 13 titles culminating in last year’s Australian Open but Ram has decided to stay with new partner Max Mirnyi rather than reunite with Erlich who recently returned from an eight-month injury absence.

Ram said: “Yoni thought I should be there for him regardless, but I don’t see why I should give up all the money, prizes and points in the middle of the season when we wouldn’t stand a chance.”

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GB tough nuts crack Finchley

May 14, 2009

Team GB’s rugby team had a successful warm-up game against Finchley, running out comfortable 48-5 winners.

Playing together for the first time since the squad was finalised, the coaching team was happy with the overall performance, although head coach Simon Culley felt that there was still a lot of work to do before the Games. He took a lot of positives from the match and was impressed by the way the team gelled and followed his game plan.

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Monjack bridges the gap

May 14, 2009

Sam Monjack is looking forward to another year with Chelsea having had his contract renewed for a further 12 months. He has been with the club since the age of seven and will represent them at under 13 level next season.

“I am very fortunate to play for such a great club and the experience has been amazing,” said the 12-year-old Habs student.

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Job done as Team stay up

May 14, 2009

FC Team player-manager Mitch Young hailed his side as they claimed the point needed to retain Middlesex County League Division One status.

Threatened by relegation all season, Team drew with Wilberforce Wanderers to climb out of the danger zone.

Young said: “This has to be my greatest achievement at the club to date. We were on -3 points up until the beginning of December and had to change the squad around, regroup and now we have survived relegation in our first season at this level.

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Stormin Norman takes charge at Wingate

May 13, 2009

David Norman has been appointed first team manager Wingate and Finchley.

He takes over from caretaker manager Ben Winston who will work alongside the new boss.

Winston commented: “I'm really excited to be working with Dave. I think together we can form an exciting partnership and push Wingate further up the league table. We can't wait to get started. I think he is the man who can move us forward.”

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Lezak to fulfil Maccabiah dream

By Danny Caro, May 12, 2009

Olympic gold medalist Jason Lezak says that he will be fulfilling a lifelong dream when he competes at the 18th Maccabiah Games Chai in July.

The seven-time American Olympic medalist has prioritised going to Israel ahead of competing in his fifth visit to the world championships as he represents Team USA at his debut Jewish Olympics.

"I now have the opportunity to go to the Maccabiah Games in Israel, fulfilling a lifelong dream of mine,” he said.

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