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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Pearson treble sinks Bridge

By Danny Caro, March 12, 2009

London Maccabi Lions A moved clear of the danger zone as they beat Redbridge Jewish Care 4-1 in the JC Maccabi League Premier Division. Mike Pearson (3) and Ollie Leslie did the damage. Anthony Mendel replied.

Daryl Phillips (2) led the way as Faithfold A ensured a nervy end of season for London Maccabi Lions B following a 3-1 win. Hadley Silver, who also missed a penalty, netted for Lions.

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Leeds Utd

March 12, 2009

Youngsters from across the Leeds Jewish community are being invited to take part in the city’s interfaith cricket tournament at Headingley on March 29.

The competition, organised by the Leeds Jewish Representative Council and the Yorkshire Cricket Board Black and Ethnic Minorities Forum, is seeking boys and girls in years seven, eight and nine to take part. Former Yorkshire cricketer Ismail Dawood will also be attending.

For details, contact Michele Jackson at the on 0113 2697520 or Tony Bowry on 0113 2033610.

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National joy for Bruck

March 12, 2009

Roger Bruck took silver in the pentathlon at the National Indoor Championships.

He took the lead after the hurdles, putting down his improvement to specialist coaching received from John Barnett. Bruck retained his advantage after the high jump, long jump and shot put, but coming into the final event, the 1000 metres, the former European Maccabi 100 metre champion found the event approximately 900 metres too far. He was well beaten in this discipline and had to settle for overall second place in the five disciplines contest.

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Three join Faithfold

March 12, 2009

Football Glenthorne United A, London Maccabi Lions B and South Mancunians joined Faithfold in the semi-finals of the Henry Swerner Maccabi Masters Cup, sponsored by Tux’n’Tails, after claiming victories in the quarters.

Four goals from Sid Shaw helped Glenthorne thump EDRS Stonegrove 6-2. Greg Morris and Jason Levy finished the job. Phil Silver and Mark Kingston replied.

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