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Neasden frustrated by red-hot Reggel

March 26, 2009

North West Neasden B and North London Raiders A claimed a win apiece in a JC MSFL Division One double-header.

Neasden won the opener 3-0 thanks to goals from Kane Swerner (2) and Rob Lerner.

They forged ahead in the second match courtesy of a long-range strike from Ryan Sher. Recent signing Richie Reggel turned the game on its head with a hat-trick, including his first goal since his move from Bafana Bafana, with Andrew Benson adding the other in a 4-2 win. Sher completed the scoring.


Special Ks dent Bridge

March 26, 2009

Two goals from Lioz Ahitove plus one from Steven Field saw Kenton Maccabi inflict a second league defeat on table-topping Redbridge Jewish Care in the AJY League Under 17 Division.

Harrison Grant (3), Matthew Niman (2), Saul Green (2), Daniel Wright and Jimmy Castle were on target as second-placed RJC thumped Stonegrove Park 9-2 in the Under 14 Division. Adam Gold and Yoni Chitiyat struck consolations for Stonegrove.

Three goals from Zac Rose earned Division 12 leaders Alyth Belsize Yellow a 4-3 win over title rivals HMH Purple.


Neasden rediscover winning ways

By Danny Caro, March 26, 2009

North West Neasden A eased into the quarter-finals of the Peter Morrison Trophy after thumping Premier Division rivals Faithfold A 4-0. Lee Bibring (2), Ben Ellis and TJ Keterman completed the rout.


Brady win

March 26, 2009

Goals from Laurence Leigh (2) and Scott Ansher saw Brady Maccabi A maintain their Division One title hopes with a 3-1 win over South Mancs. Ollie Olsen replied.

Greg Morris (3), Jason Levy (2), Sid Shaw and Neil Richards found the net as Glenthorne United A hammered Temple Fortune A 7-2.

London Maccabi Lions B were held to a 1-1 draw by a defiant Ashlodge. Stuart Coutts put Lions ahead before Phil Mayer squared things up.


Saperstein lands another victory

By Craig Silver, March 26, 2009

Laura Saperstein maintained her unbeaten professional record after claiming her seventh straight points’ victory at the York Hall in Bethnal Green.

A last-minute change of opponent did not unsettle Saperstein, 37, whose original opponent, rising Welsh star Lana Cooper, pulled out three days before the fight through illness. In the end, the far more experienced Bulgarian Galina Gymlisska, who has had 24 professional fights, was drafted in. It made no difference to the Australian-born fighter who put in a convincing display over the four rounds.


No pain, no gain for Yossi

By Simon Griver, March 26, 2009

Israel captain Yossi Benayoun may be given a pain-killing injection to get him through tomorrow night’s 2010 World Cup qualifier against Group Two leaders Greece.

The Liverpool star remains a major doubt going into the double-header against the 2004 European Championship winners with a hamstring injury that kept him out of the recent games against Real Madrid, Manchester United and Aston Villa.

The attacking-midfielder has not played since scoring in Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over Sunderland on March 4.


Deans win

March 26, 2009


Goals from James Abrams and Bobby Abrams boosted Haroldeans’ chances of finishing runners-up of the Joan Collins Premier Division after beating Oakhill Lions 2-0.

Zacky Pfefer and Uri Stienberg were on the mark as Crumpsall beat Sporting JLGB 2-1. Josh Taylor replied.

A brace from Daniel Seligman helped Manchester Maccabi 4th beat Republic of Mancunia 2-1.

A hat-trick from Moishe Hasid eased Westdene Reserves to a 5-1 win over Roy’s Rovers. Rafi Hasid and Daniel Rose completed the rout. Leon Huller netted Rovers’ consolation.


Goodman joins legends

March 26, 2009

Cross country

Richard Goodman won the Intermediate Boys race representing Middlesex Schools at the English School’s Cross Country Championships at Stamford Hall near Loughborough.

He finished the 5.4 kilometre course in 17:29 and joins a prestigious list of winners including Sebastian Coe, Steve Ovett and Steve Cram.

As a top eight finisher, Goodman has been selected to represent England in the SIAB Home Countries International Schools Cross Country in Bangor.


GB squad

March 26, 2009

Team GB has named its lawn bowls squad competing at July’s Maccabiah Games in Israel.

The team will start practicing once the outdoor season commences in May before taking on South Africa, Australia, USA, Canada and Israel.

The squad is still seeking female players. For details contact George Taylor on 0208 346 9162.

The squad: Mens – Bernie Davidson, Alan Cohen, James Cohen, Douglas Greenstone, Terence Lichkin, David Stockman, Stan Lawrence, Stuart Fox, David Lawrence, George Taylor (manager). Ladies: Barbara Cohen


Stars shine brightly

March 24, 2009

JC MSFL Division 4:
UJS Norstar 3 Glenthorne United B 1

A depleted Norstar team kept their promotion bid on track with a deserved victory over Glenthorne B.

With only two recognised defenders in the squad due to a wedding in Manchester which saw Jonny Bunt, Matt Plaskow, Neil Daniels and Josh Kleiman, the team was down to the bare bones, without central midfielders Adam Sandzer and Zac Newman. They also went into this game without Jeremy Elster off sunning himself in Dublin.