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Israel to play Euro 2012 games on Shabbat

By Simon Griver, April 15, 2010

Israel will play some Euro 2012 qualifiers at Ramat Gan on Friday nights, angering the country's religious community, the JC can reveal.

Israel FA spokesman Gil Lebanony said: "We have no choice. Uefa has dictated the games must be played on Fridays and our opponents have not agreed to switch them to Saturday nights."


Lions two good for PSV

April 15, 2010

Goals from Daniel Stanton and James Gershfield helped London Lions bounc back from Saturday's cup semi-final defeat as they beat a Park Street Village side 2-0.

Facing a tough wind and going up the slope in the first-half the Lions rear guard of Adam Myeroff, Jon Ellis, Guy Morris and Tony Gold had to dig deep and soak up relentless pressure as PSV attacked with purpose and intent.


GB announce trial dates for EMG Open football squad

April 15, 2010

Ben Winston, manager of Team GB, has started the search for the players that will make up his squad at next year’s European Maccabi Games in Vienna.

Team GB’s Open football section has performed to a high level over the past few years, winning bronze in Rome in 2007 followed by silver at last year’s Maccabiah Games. The aim for next year is gold.


Lions arrested in cup semi-final

April 13, 2010

London Lions failed to make the Aubrey Cup final, going down 1-0 to Met Police in a closely contested game.

Lions were not helped losing Lee Cash after 20 minutes after he tore his hamstring. The winning goal came in the 90th minute.

It was a little harsh on the home side who actually had the better chances over the course of the game.

It was a bright opening to the game with both sides working hard looking for that first goal. As the game unfolded it only looked a matter of time before Lions would open the scoring as they seemed to be creating the better chances.


Haroldeans edge past Republic of Mancunia

April 13, 2010

Goals from Johnny Abrams and Anthony Beilin sent Haroldeans top of the MJSL Joan Collins Premier Division after they beat long-time leaders Republic of Mancunia 2-1.

The match on Merseyside was billed as a title decider and proved to be a real thriller.

Republic went into the match knowing that victory would take them six points clear. For Haroldeans, maximum points would put them in pole position, given that they have four games in hand.


Team GB names Futsal management team

April 13, 2010

Sammy Carr and Rob Richman will manage the Team GB Junior Futsal squad at next year’s European Maccabi Games in Vienna.

The pair helped GB finish fourth last year’s Maccabiah Games, the highest placing of any European team in the competition.

Jason Goldstein will coach the squad.


Grant dedicates cup win to late father

By Simon Griver and Danny Caro, April 12, 2010

Avram Grant, the Portsmouth manager, dedicated Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final win over Spurs to his late father, Meir.

With relegation from the Premiership officially confirmed the day before the tie, Pompey, who are in administration and were recently hit with a points deduction, defied the odds to claim victory in extra time at Wembley.

Following the match, Grant travelled to Poland to mark Holocaust Day. The Israeli, 54, will participate in the March of the Living ceremony at Auschwitz-Birkenau, together with his two teenage children, Daniel and Romi


Lions stay in title race

April 8, 2010

London Lions maintained their Herts Senior County League Premier Division title hopes with two wins over the Bank Holiday.

Two goals from top-scorer Adam Stolerman plus one apiece from new signing Steve Summers and Danny Cole eased them past Hertford Heath 4-1.

Lee Cash scored the winner as they edged past Cuffley. Lions manager Tony Gold said: "This performance shows how far these lads have come.

"Up against a tough physical side they dug deep and produced arguably their best performance to date in terms of fight, determination and a will to win.


Israelis sign for Tel Aviv

April 8, 2010

Maccabi Tel Aviv have signed Israeli internationals Roberto Colautti and Yoav Ziv from Borussia Monchengladbach and Lokeren respectively on three year contracts.

The signings came after Maccabi slumped to a 1-0 home defeat to John Gregory's basement battlers Ahi Nazareth in Israel's Ligat Haal. Maccabi have gone seven games without a win.


Wingate look to old boy Hakim for play-off inspiration

By Danny Caro, April 8, 2010

Paul Hakim has boosted Wingate & Finchley's playoff push after joining the Ryman League Division One North outfit for the rest of the season.

The Team GB striker, who won Player of the Tournament at the Maccabiah Games last year, signed for St Albans City, Wingate and Maccabi League team Brady Maccabi, whom his father, Simon manages at the start of the season.