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Carr to stand down from Neasden

By Danny Caro, January 31, 2011

North West Neasden have started the search for a new chairman after Sammy Carr announced that he will step down at the end of the season.

Carr has been in charge of the club for seven years. He also co-manages Neasden’s B team, has been in charge during the most successful period in the club’s history. The A team have won the league and cup double for the past three seasons.


Sollosi late show keeps RJC in charge

By Danny Caro, January 30, 2011

An 83rd minute strike from Ben Sollosi helped Redbridge nick a point against an impressive Faithfold team at the Hive.

The game started in a tepid fashion, save for a brilliant Ben Solossi run down the left which led to a vital save at his feet by Faithfold goalkeeper Ben Law.

It suddenly sprung to life, however, when centre back Adam Hakimi inexplicably stuck out a hand from a cross to give away a penalty. Veteran Daryl Phillips took two steps and then perfectly slotted home the spot kick into the top cornet to give his side a 17th minute lead.


JC MSFL Matchday 20 review

By Danny Caro, January 30, 2011

An action-packed programme saw leaders Redbridge A draw with Faithfold A while Hendon A finished hammered defending champions Neasden A 7-2. In Division One, Oakwood claimed an impressive victory at FC Team A while Los Blancos exacted revenge over Blizzard Storm in Division Four on Matchday 20 of the JC MSFL.




Arsenal trial for Tel Aviv wonder kid

By Simon Griver, January 28, 2011

Arsenal have handed a trial to Gael Margolis, a 16-year-old striker at Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Margolis started the season in theUnder 16s, but after scoring two goals in September he was promoted to the youth team where he has scored two goals in Maccabi's last two matches.

Youth team coaches have said that they would not be surprised if the talented striker, who will be 17 in April, is offered a place in the Arsenal Academy.

Maccabi Tel Aviv spokesman Ofer Ronen-Abels said: "Margolis has a week to impress at Arsenal."


Managers call for MSFL revamp

By Danny Caro, January 28, 2011

The Maccabi League is in need of a serious restructure, say some of its top managers who believe a complete overhaul is vital to make it more competitive and credible.

They have called for change after the Premier Division was cut to eight teams for the second consecutive season. This means that relegation from the top-flight appears unlikely and some teams are only four matches away from completing their league season.


Israel to host Under 21 European Championships

By Danny Caro, January 28, 2011

Israel will host the European Under 21 football championship finals in 2013.

Israel’s bid was awarded the tournament during the first round of voting by the Uefa Executive Committee in Switzerland on Thursday.

One of five candidates bidding to stage the tournament, Israel fought off the challenge of England, Wales, Bulgaria, Czech Republic.

The Israel bid received eight votes, the Czech Republic five votes while England, Wales and Bulgaria each received no votes.


Avraham wins Czech title

January 27, 2011

Roee Avraham edged out Noam Pe'er in an all-Israeli final at the Under 15 section of the Czech Junior Open.

In the same category, Nadav Raziel 13, defeated the number two seed on his way to gaining sixth place.

Whilst all 13 Israeli participants gave stellar performances special mention should be made of Ido Burstein's seventh place in the Under 13 category, and international debutante Inbar Grossberg's 10th place in the highly competitive Under 19 category.


AC late show

January 27, 2011

A last-ditch winner from David Clements saw AC Whetstone A win the annual Under 14 Dennis Shore Memorial tournament Indoor five-a-sides.

Clements' extra-time strike came with 11 seconds remaining of a tense final against HISHU White B.

In the region of 100 players representing 12 Maccabi Junior Football League teams took part in a keenly contested competition.

Whetstone A had beaten Alyth Belsize A in the last four with HISHU White B progressing with a penalty shoot-out victory over Redbridge Yellow A.


Finer wins

January 27, 2011

Israel's Hagar Shmoulefeld Finer successfully defended her Women's International Boxing Federation bantamweight title in France.

Shmoulefeld Finer, 26, from Tel Aviv took a split decision over Nadege Szikora at the Palais des sports Marcel Cerdan in Hauts-de-Seine.

After 10 closely contested rounds, two of the judges scored the fight 96-94 to Finer with the third favouring her opponent 96-95.

Finer's victory stretched her record to 22 wins, seven defeats and three draws from 32 fights since turning professional in 2002 at the age of 17.


Lucky 13 for Lions

January 27, 2011

London Maccabi Lions Under 13s came from two goals down to secure a place in the semi-finals of the Herts County Cup after running out 6-3 winners against Echoes Youth.

With Jason Grundman and Saul Kurer inspiring a comeback, it was Grundman who hauled them back into the tie with an excellent strike into the top corner.

Danny Schindler, the Lions manager, then made three changes bringing on Sam Belchak, Dylan Kaye and Kurer, all of whom had an immediate effect as Lions finished the half on top.