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GB tough nuts crack Finchley

May 14, 2009

Team GB’s rugby team had a successful warm-up game against Finchley, running out comfortable 48-5 winners.

Playing together for the first time since the squad was finalised, the coaching team was happy with the overall performance, although head coach Simon Culley felt that there was still a lot of work to do before the Games. He took a lot of positives from the match and was impressed by the way the team gelled and followed his game plan.


Monjack bridges the gap

May 14, 2009

Sam Monjack is looking forward to another year with Chelsea having had his contract renewed for a further 12 months. He has been with the club since the age of seven and will represent them at under 13 level next season.

“I am very fortunate to play for such a great club and the experience has been amazing,” said the 12-year-old Habs student.


Job done as Team stay up

May 14, 2009

FC Team player-manager Mitch Young hailed his side as they claimed the point needed to retain Middlesex County League Division One status.

Threatened by relegation all season, Team drew with Wilberforce Wanderers to climb out of the danger zone.

Young said: “This has to be my greatest achievement at the club to date. We were on -3 points up until the beginning of December and had to change the squad around, regroup and now we have survived relegation in our first season at this level.


Stormin Norman takes charge at Wingate

May 13, 2009

David Norman has been appointed first team manager Wingate and Finchley.

He takes over from caretaker manager Ben Winston who will work alongside the new boss.

Winston commented: “I'm really excited to be working with Dave. I think together we can form an exciting partnership and push Wingate further up the league table. We can't wait to get started. I think he is the man who can move us forward.”


Lezak to fulfil Maccabiah dream

By Danny Caro, May 12, 2009

Olympic gold medalist Jason Lezak says that he will be fulfilling a lifelong dream when he competes at the 18th Maccabiah Games Chai in July.

The seven-time American Olympic medalist has prioritised going to Israel ahead of competing in his fifth visit to the world championships as he represents Team USA at his debut Jewish Olympics.

"I now have the opportunity to go to the Maccabiah Games in Israel, fulfilling a lifelong dream of mine,” he said.


BECC blown away by North London speedster

By Michael Blasebalk, May 12, 2009

Middlesex Sunday League Division 2: North London Muslims 156, Belmont & Edgware 101ao off 22.3 overs. BECC lost by 55 runs

BECC suffered a disappointing start to the Middlesex League season as a promising display with the ball was followed by a poor one with the bat.


MAL bypass Southgate

May 12, 2009

Maccabi Sunday League: MAL 199-8, Southgate 124. MAL won by 75 runs

Defending champions MAL started their Maccabi League campaign away to Southgate. On a hot day, Southgate skipper Richard Mitchell won the toss and invited MAL to bat first on what appeared to be an uneven surface.


Sam’s the man as Lions thump Leeds

May 11, 2009

Under 15 National Cup final: London Maccabi Lions 8 Leeds Maccabi 1

The Lions romped home in the Under 15 National Cup final after running out 8-1 winners at Wingate & Finchley.

The Londoners scored twice early on with Yoav Kestenbaum playing in Sam Lewis to fire home.

The impressive Joel Grayson set up goal three with a pinpoint cross headed home by Samuel Marchant.

Inspirational captain Jake Yudelowitz got in on the act with a fantastic shot from 30 yards out that went in off the post.


First-wicket pair helps Nomads romp home

May 11, 2009

Maccabi Sunday League: Casual Nomads 322-6, Chigwell 140-9, Nomads won by 182 runs

A sensational 225-run second-wicket partnership between Jerome Roith and Mark Aziz secured a comfortable win for Casual Nomads in their first league game of the season.

After winning the toss, Nomads had no hesitation in making first use of a typically docile Shenley batting track under blazing sunshine.


Lions land the double

May 11, 2009

London Lions Under Nines have won the league and cup double.

They claimed the West Herts League Yellow Division and the West Herts League Junior League Cup.

Jack Bluston (3) and Jonathan Lubin struck in the 4-0 win at Tring Tornadoes Blue and their title success was confirmed with a 5-0 victory over Leverstock Green Cedars with goals from Elan Brooks 2, Jonathan Lubin, Jonah Miller and Jordan

Mansoor. The clinched the title with a game to spare after recording 15 wins and two draws from 17 matches.