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By Craig Silver, December 4, 2008

CRICKET Mark Blackston is the Northern Jewish League player of the season. The Bury & Whitefield all-rounder helped the team win the NJCL Cup. Huddy Lieberman received the young player award. David Cohen won the top player award in the Under 14 category.

CHESS Israel took silver, their first ever medal, after beating the Netherlands at the Chess Olympiad in Dresden, Germany.


No star treatment for Norstar in Lions’ den

By Craig Silver, December 4, 2008

Three second half goals from Michael Pearson steered London Maccabi Lions A into the second round of the Peter Morrison Trophy, beating Division Four high-flyers UJS Norstar.

The odds were stacked against Norstar from the start as the Lions fielded almost their whole Saturday side which tops the Hertfordshire Senior County Premier Division.

The class divide was evident in the opening exchanges as the Lions stroked the ball around the greasy Rowley Lane surface.


Faithfold A give L’Equipe a Stern lesson

By Craig Silver, December 4, 2008

A hat-trick from Tal Stern eased Faithfold A into the third round of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup following a 7- 1 win over L'Equipe. Daryl Phillips, Alex Levack, Paul Savitz and Roie Spitzer completed the rout.

Division Four high-flyers East London Knights upset third division Catford & Bromley Maccabi 4-0 courtesy of a treble from James Ryan plus one from Paul Sanders.


Hawks defeat hard to Bear

By Yoni Weichselbaum, December 2, 2008

Hendon Hawks Bears travelled to Redbridge on Sunday for what proved to be an enthralling double-header.

The first game drew to a close with both teams failing to rattle the back of the net as the match ended 0-0.

The second game was a five-goal thriller as the East London overcame the Hawks.


Five-star Stone clip Hawks' wings

By Mark Simmonds, December 2, 2008

AJY Under 14:
Stonegrove Park 5 Hendon Hawks 3

A cracking game played in really good spirits on a dull, damp cold afternoon.

Stonegrove Park started brightly with Joseph Eskenazy and Daniel Kuber opening up a 2-0 lead within the first 10 minutes.

However Hendon Hawks were by no means beaten and quickly pulled a goal back to make it 2-1.

Stonegrove replied smartly opening up a two-goal lead again, but the response from the Hawks was more productive as they managed to draw level at 3-3.


AJY results

December 2, 2008

Under 17 Division

Kenton Maccabi 2 - 1 HMH

Scorer: Max Gold (2) (Kenton Maccabi)

Under 14 Division

Stonegrove Park 5 - 3 Hendon Hawks

Daniel Kuber (2), Adam Gold (2), Joseph Eskenazy(Stonegrove Park)

Redbridge Jewish Care B 0 - 7 Redbridge Jewish Care A

Under 12 Division

HMH Blue 1 - 1 Alyth Belsize White

Scorer: Nathan Hanan (HMH), David Joseph (Alyth Belsize)

*Alyth Belsize Yellow 3 - 0 HMH Purple

Scorer: Eli Wegryzyn, Zac Rose, Jack Morgan (Alyth Belsize)

Under 10

Alyth Belsize 2 - 13 HMH Blue


Pinner JFC weekend round-up

By Les Conway, December 2, 2008

Under 16 WFL Yellow Division

Riverside Hibernian 6 Pinner JFC 1

Under 14s WFL Yellow Division

Pinner JFC 5 Enfield Rangers 1

A great win where the blues controlled the game throughout.

WFL Yellow Division Under 12s

Pinner JFC 4 Nascot Wood Rangers 1

The 12s were two goals to the good at half time against the run of play and extended their lead further in the second period with some superb teamwork.

Goals scored by Jordan Aspis (2), Joshua Burchhardt and Jake Colton.

Man-of-the-match: Ethan Davis


Rones has FC Team heading for glory

December 2, 2008

Middlesex County League Division One:
Uxbridge Town 1 FC Team 2

FC Team claimed their first ever win in the Middlesex County League Division One six-pointer against Uxbridge Town.

Without star players Kieran Allen Curry and Matt Drage, FC Team headed to Uxbridge knowing that only three points would suffice. They set out in their usual 4-4-2 formation ready for a battle.


Cash inspires another Neasden win

December 2, 2008

HSCL Reserve Division One:
London Lions Res. 3 Buntingford Town Res. 0

Lions reserves improved their recent run of decent results with a sixth win in their last seven outings, but far more important than the win was the return to the high tempo passing game that had been missing in the last few fixtures.

Buntingford arrived on the back of an improved recent run of their own, with the maulings inflicted on them in the earlier part of the season now a distant memory.


Lion cubs reach the quarters

December 2, 2008

Watford Friendly League Cup (Last 16):
Whetstone BB's 1 London Maccabi Lions 2

In the current gloomy economic times, it is good to know that you can rely on the Lion cubs to bring us all some cheer at the weekends.

This was the team's third game against first division opposition in the cup and it was great at last to come out on top with a positive result and to progress to the quarter finals in this competition.

The pitch was sticky and difficult to play passing football on, however, Lions' battling efforts over the 80 minutes meant we fully deserved to win.