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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.

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Deans win

March 26, 2009

MJSL

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Cats do it Ryan's way

March 24, 2009

JC MSFL Division 3:
Catford & Bromley Maccabi 2 L'Equipe 1

Leo Brownstein and Ryan Kangisser were on target as Catford claimed their sixth win of the campaign to leapfrog L’Equipe and move into the top five.

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Job done as FC Team B seal promotion

March 24, 2009

JC MSFL Division 3:
Zig Zag 2 FC Team B 3

Not for the first time this season, FC Team B came from behind to seal a famous victory for the club as they gained promotion from Division 3 in a thrilling encounter with Zig Zag in Harrow Weald.

On another bright morning, FC Team B came charging out of the blocks and almost scored in the first minute from a Dave Silver effort that went just over the bar.

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Sensational Stevie B puts Harmen to the sword

March 24, 2009

JC MSFL Division 2:
Southgate Harmen A 1 NW Neasden C 4

Stephen Bloom hit his fifth hat-trick of the season and his second in consecutive weeks to help North West Neasden C to a stunning victory over Division Two leaders Southgate Harmen A.

Played at the home of Harmen, Ashmole School, where the hosts were previously unbeaten this season and tipped by many to continue that trend today, Neasden simply outplayed them in every aspect of the game to see them take four points from them from the season, scoring eight goals in the process.

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Summers late show stuns Lions

By Richard Jaye, March 24, 2009

PMT Round 4:
London Maccabi Lions A 1 Chigwell Athletic A 2

A stunning injury time winner from marksman Steve Summers saw Chigwell set up a quarter-final clash at North West Neasden A after they came from behind to knock out the fancied Lions at Rowley Lane.

Summers’ strike was exquisite. From 20 yards out he produced an inch-perfect lob over Lions keeper Jack Franks, sparking wild celebrations within the Chigwell camp.

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Becker serves up a late treat

March 24, 2009

HSCL Reserve Div One:
London Lions Reserves 2 Park Street Village 1

"Winning ugly” is an overused phrase these days but it describes perfectly London Lions reserves’ performance this weekend.

Park Street Village came to Rowley Lane level on points with Lions but with five games in hand and still hoping to catch leaders Codicote.

With seven of the squad aged 21 or younger - and having been outfought and well beaten (4-2) in the away fixture September – the pre-match emphasis was on the need to “earn the right to play” against strong, aggressive opponents.

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