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Neasden and Manx claim a win apiece

By Andrew Pentol, March 17, 2009

JC MSFL Division One
Match 1: NW Neasden B 1 South Mancunians A 0
Match 2: NW Neasden B 1 South Mancunians A 2

It was honours even with one victory apiece in the JC Maccabi League Division 1 double header between table-topping South Mancunians A and North-West Neasden B who have seven games in hand on the leaders.

Each half was reduced to 30 minutes with one match was immediately followed by another at Bricket Wood Sports Centre on Sunday.


Leeds win MJSL

March 17, 2009

Leeds JNF J-Uni were crowned champions Joan Collins Premier Division after the 5-0 demolition of Westdene Reserves saw them open a 19-point lead. Josh Rubin (2), Daniel Henig, Jonathan Green and Elliot Wallis did the damage.

Two goals from Yishai Last earned Oakhill Lions a 2-0 victory over Republic of Mancunia.

Crumpsall beat Westdene 1st 5-2 but soon after the final whistle, a spokesman said: “To say that Westdene had anger management issues would be an understatement.”


Comeback kings Raiders continue to lead the way

By Jeremy Silverstone, March 17, 2009

Leaders North London Raiders remain top of Maccabi Masters Football League Division One following their 5-3 win over EDRS Stonegrove. Despite being behind for much of the game to goals from Phil Silver (2) and Malcolm Joseph, Raiders hit back with goals from Ashley Davidson (2), Kevin Lotzof, Daniel Mendoza and Dean Schulberg.

London Maccabi Lions A put themselves firmly in the Maccabi Masters League Division One title race picture with a 3-2 win over South Manx, with goals from Adam Lee (2) and Nathan Kosky. Nick Roman (pen) and Eric Elbaz scored for South Mancs.


Depleted Lions cut up

March 17, 2009

HSCL Prem Div:
London Lions 1 Lemsford 2

Suspensions, injury and player unavailability is starting to take its toll on second-placed Lions as they lost 2-1 at home to Lemsford making it four defeats in their last six games.

With 7 first team regulars unavailable, manager Tony Gold was forced to make two loan signings on Friday night with Michael Sacks and Steve Summers joining, however the latter was forced to withdraw on Saturday morning due to illness.


Raiders stun Manchester

March 12, 2009

North London Raiders A caused the shock of the day in the fourth round of the Peter Morrison Trophy. They hammered former winners Manchester Maccabi 1st 4-1 courtesy of a hat-trick from Adam Posner and one from Ben Sheldon.

Posner put the Maccabi League Division One outfit ahead with a dipping volley in the first half. Rafi Leker hauled Manchester level early in the second period with a strike that cannoned in off Raiders defender Joe Tankel. But Sheldon and Posner struck to put the Raiders into the quarter-finals.


Israel loves Swede smell of success

By Simon Griver, March 12, 2009

Israel will host Russia in the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup World Group in July after claiming a stunning 3-2 victory over Sweden in a controversial clash in Malmo.

In a decision that angered Swedish public opinion and the International Tennis Federation — and made Israel all the more determined to succeed — Malmo City Council banned spectators claiming that it could not secure the venue.


Soccer crazy

March 12, 2009

Maccabi GB’s Community Kick Off (CKO) 2009 will feature two tournaments running simultaneously.

CKO South is being held on 3G at the David Beckham Academy in London. The northern version will be hosted by Oldham Athletic’s Boundary Park.


It's semi detached as Neasden lose out in five-goal thriller

By Danny Caro, March 12, 2009

North West Neasden A 2-3 Baldon Sports

North West Neasden A saw their quadruple hopes ended as they failed to reach their first London FA Sunday Challenge Cup final, going down 3-2 against Baldon Sports in the semis.

The JC MSFL Premier Division leaders twice came from behind with Danny Daggers and Jake Gottlieb putting them on level terms only to succumb to a 70th minute winner.

Joint-manager Jamie Cole said: “We are all bitterly disappointed but at the end of the day, it’s a measure how far we’ve come that we are so gutted after being beaten by Baldon Sports.


Max off the mark

March 12, 2009

Two goals from Max Martin helped JFS reached the final of the Middlesex Brigg 1st XI Cup. They beat Longford School (Feltham) 2-1 after extra-time in the semis.


Crumpsall and Maccabi ready for final challenge

March 12, 2009

Crumpsall will meet South Manchester Maccabi 2nd in the final of the Tony Cohen Memorial Trophy.

Crumpsall thumped Westdene Reserves 8-2 courtesy of strikes from Uri Steinberg (2), Yossi Saunders, Zev Landsman, Mark Friedman, Gary Freeman and an own goal. Daniel Rose and Jay Rosenthal replied.

Michael Basger and Jacques Sultan steered Maccabi to a 2-0 success of Republic of Mancunia.

In the league, an Alex Hirshman treble eased Leeds JNF J-Uni 18 points clear at the top of the Joan Collins Premier Division following a 3-1 win at Haroldeans.