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Permenator destroys Edmonton

May 5, 2009

Friendly: LMV 2nd 200, Edmonton 155. LMV won by 45 runs

After some discussion about which Edmonton team we would be playing we ended up with the right result in both senses as we got our season off to a winning start against their Sunday 2nd team. Having been hit round the park for over 300 in our last visit it was good to be on the smaller pitch, against the right standard team!

Having won 75 per cent of tosses last season, normal service was resumed as captain Jonathan Lederman lost the toss and LMV were asked to bat.


MAL show great promise

May 5, 2009

MAL warmed up for the Maccabi League season with an encouraging draw against a determined Highgate side.

Skipper Gavriel Lebens won the toss and elected to bat on a hard-looking wicket, with a nice flat outfield.

Openers Mark Landau and Russ Corin, on a rare return from Israel, took the score to 37 before Corin tried one big shot too many and was caught at mid-on for a hard-hitting 27.


Titans to clash once more

By Danny Caro, May 5, 2009

Treble-chasing North West Neasden A will meet Hendon United A in this season’s Jewish FA Cup final at Wingate & Finchley on Sunday afternoon in a repeat of last season’s showdown.

Neasden came through a titanic Peter Morrison Trophy semi-final against first division North London Raiders A. Matt Sofier put them ahead after 70 minutes only for Raiders left-back James Fattal to level with the last kick of normal time. His curling effort from 30 yards nestled into the top corner, sparking wild celebrations.


JFS win Brent Schools Cup

By Danny Caro, May 1, 2009

JFS 1st XI won the Year 12-13 Brent Schools Football Cup after beating Copeland 5-2 in the final at Kingsbury Town. Braces from Oliver Henry and Aaron Salamon along with one from Ben Ellis earned the Sixth Formers silverware to cap off an excellent season.

JFS captain Sean Ladier said: "It was great day for us all to claim some silverware to end the season on a high over our opponents Copeland who were by no means push over’s.


Class tells as Hendon go through

By Danny Caro, April 30, 2009

First-half efforts from Ari Last, Paul Bentley and Saul Conway set up a quarter-final clash at Oakwood EDRS as Hendon United A beat FC Team A 3-1 in the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup. Mitch Young replied.

North West Neasden A moved to within a point of retaining the JC MSFL Premier Division crown after sharing six goals against nearest challengers Faithfold A.

Daniel Levenfiche, Lee Cash and Jonny Ellis netted for Neasden who staged a dramatic late comeback from 3-1 down. David Lederman, Richard Baum and an Ellis own goal accounted for the Faithfold goals.


It’s job done as proud Lions go up

April 30, 2009

Evergreen 0, London Lions 2

Goals from Ben Lauffer and Guy Morris ensured history was made as London Lions beat Evergreen 2-0 to secure promotion to the South Midlands League for the first time.

Victory at Evergreen in their final Herts Senior County League Premier Division match was achieved courtesy of a dogged and disciplined performance against opponents whose physical tactics failed to knock the Lions out of their stride. Knowing that only a win would suffice, the Lions drafted in brought in Aron Barnes and Alex Levack for Adam Lauffer and Eddie Manson.


Easy as one, two three for HMH heroes

April 30, 2009

HMH A won the Maccabi Primary Football League Under Nine’s Challenge Cup after beating HISHU A 3-1 courtesy of goals from Archie Allen, Alex Rose and Jamie Delane.

HISHU A clinched the Under 11 league and cup double after thumping Alyth Belsize B Red 6-1 in the final at Wingate & Finchley.

London Maccabi Lions Under 11s secured the West Herts League Division Three title with a game to spare after beating title rivals Little Gaddesden.


GB bowlers to strike in Israels

April 30, 2009

Team GB Tenpin Bowling have named its strongest ever team to participate in the Maccabiah Games.

Following a demanding six-month selection process, brothers Paul and Michael Loberman led the averages with 217 and 211 respectively and look set to lead the medal charge.

The squad includes Gary Ellis, the five-medal star of the 2007 European Maccabi Games in Rome, as well as former Maccabiah participants Ian Davis, Jack Nesbit and Tony Sharpstone.


A happy end

By Danny Caro, April 30, 2009

Wingate & Finchley caretaker manager Ben Winston has been asked to stay on at the club after steering them to their best ever finish in the Division One North.

In his eight games in charge, Winston claimed five wins, a draw and two defeats, culminating in a narrow loss at Ware. “I have really enjoyed my time as manager,” said Winston. “It has been fantastic to take on this challenge and to finish in the highest ever league position for the club is really positive.


Ground-breaking Peer kept in check in Morocco

By Simon Griver, April 30, 2009

Shahar Peer (53) became the first Israeli to play in Morocco when she beat Aravane Rezai (95) in the first round of the SAR tournament in Fes.

Seeded eight, Peer lost her second round clash against Czech Lucie Hradecka (91).

Tournament organisers rejected Peer’s request not to play on Remembrance Day for Israel’s fallen soldiers on the grounds that her first round match had already been put back a day to accommodate her late arrival from Estonia.