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Title fight

By Mike Sinclair, March 5, 2009

Unbeaten light-welterweight Dmitriy Salita, 26 has been installed as No. 1 contender for Andrea Kotelnik’s WBA world title.

The pair were due to meet last year but Kotelnik twice pulled out. He will now have to face Salita or risk being stripped of his title.

While he waits for his title opportunity, Salita will take a warm-up fight against a still-to-be-named opponent at the Aviator Complex in Brooklyn on April 2. “I am thrilled to get back in the ring and excited about getting a title shot soon,” he said.


United bridge the gap with RJC victory

March 5, 2009

Goals from Saul Conway and Greg Corin lifted Hendon United A into second place in the JC MSFL Premier Division following a 2-1 win over Redbridge Jewish Care.

Jimmy Lester cancelled out Adam Hakimi's opener to earn London Maccabi Lions B a point at Chigwell Athletic A. Lewis Walker and Jamie Shaw struck as Glenthorne United A came from behind to beat Faithfold A.

Mike Pearson (2), Andy Myers, Tony Gold and Max Fieldgrass steered London Maccabi Lions A to a 5-1 win over Bafana Bafana.

Two apiece from Chaim Gotho


Ram slams decision

By Simon Griver, March 5, 2009

Israeli doubles specialist Andy Ram believes that Sweden have made a “stupid decision” in preventing fans from attending the Davis Cup tie between the two nations, starting today.

Having become embroiled in an international dispute over a visa to compete in Dubai last month, he said: “I think it was a wrong decision. Maybe it will open the door for other countries to make a stupid decision like this one. I think it’s going to be very bad to play without a crowd.”


Yossi: we're the Real deal

By Simon Griver, March 5, 2009

Yossi Benayoun says Liverpool must not be complacent when they take on Real Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 second leg at Anfield on Tuesday.

Leading 1-0, thanks to his late winner at the Bernabau, the Israel captain said: “The goal I scored will be worth nothing if we lose. “We will have to be wary because Real are a smart team with quality players. If we let them score first it will make things very difficult for us.”


Yossi completes good week

By Craig Silver, March 4, 2009

Yossi Benayoun struck his second goal in a week to help Liverpool back to winning ways in the 2-0 Premier League victory over Sunderland at Anfield on Tuesday night.

Benayoun, who was surprisingly left out in the 2-0 defeat against Middleborough slotted home after Martin Fulop fumbled David Ngog’s hooked cross.

The delighted Israeli admitted the Reds were discouraged by their unexpected weekend defeat and badly needed to get the better of another north-east team back on their home patch.


Pure Gold

March 2, 2009

JC MSFL Division Four:
Woodford Wanderers 2 - UJS Norstar 1

A brace from Elliott Gold moved Woodford Wanderers a big step closer to the Division Four title as they beat rivals UJS Norstar 2-1.

After a last Sunday’s defeat to Real Life, Woodford set out to get there fight for the title back on track.

Manager Alex Aviram welcomed back goalkeeper John Nehard, star striker Mitch Hahn and attacking full-back Andy Levy into the starting line-up but was hit with a big blow when the skipper and centre-back Jamie Shafron failed a late fitness test.


Super Stoly show put Lions in seventh heaven

March 2, 2009

Herts Senior County League Prem Div:
London Lions 7 - Buntingford Town 1

A hat-trick from Adam Stolerman kept London Lions breathing down the necks of leaders Met Police (Bushey) as they finished in seventh heaven at Rowley Lane.

Player-manager, supersub Tony Gold, Ben Lampert, Andy Glynne and Danny Castle completed the rout.

Very rarely are football teams found in seventh heaven after 90 minutes but that is exactly where London Lions ended up after a scintillating 7-1 win over Buntingford Town.


Turks blown away by red-hot Curry

By Danny Caro, March 2, 2009

Middlesex Sunday Junior League Division One:
Assyria 0 - FC Team 4

FC Team claimed one of their best wins of the season to beat Assyria 4-0 away.

Another big test faced Mitch Young's men as travelled to fifth-placed Turkish side Assyria.

Coming off the back off a 1-1 draw with Wilberforce, Team wanted to get something from the game. They lined up in the usual 4-4-2 formation but Mitch Lassman moved back into right midfield to allow for the full debut of striker Andy Croll. Young moved out to the left and the same back four was intact for the fourth consecutive game.


Three through as Raiders lose again

March 2, 2009

In the Henry Swerner Maccabi Masters League Cup, sponsored by Tux’n’Tails, three more teams made it into the quarter-finals, with the outstanding result being Glenthorne As 3-2 win over top-of-the-table North London Raiders courtesy of goals from Eliot Mullish (2) and Micky Nathan.

EDRS Stonegrove outgunned Clayhall 7-1, with goals from Phil Silver (3), Barry Silkman, Steve Krieger, Mark Kingston and Nigel Conway. Brian Deal scored Clayhall’s consolation.


Sweet Amor

February 26, 2009

David Amor scored eight times as Hendon Hawks Under Nine’s beat Redbridge Jewish Care in a Maccabi Primary League double-header. The Hawks won both games 6-0 with Akiva Restan (2), Matti Karp, and Rafi Dryer claiming the others.

A penalty from Jake Yudelowitz plus one from Sam Lewis kept London Maccabi Lions White five points clear at the top of the Watford Friendly League Under 15 Blue Division following a 3-1 win over WW Tigers.