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Ellis helps Neasden retain Morrison

By Danny Caro, May 11, 2009

A 76th minute strike from defender Jonny Ellis helped NWN retain the Jewish FA Cup as they battled past Hendon in a war of attrition at Wingate & Finchley.

An uneventful first half saw Daniel Stanton come closest to breaking the deadlock but Hendon keeper Danny Berliner was equal to his volley.

Berliner was the hero again midway through the second half after Lee Cash's corner bounced up and hit the hand of Hendon's Dovid Korman. Ref Jon Smith, in his last match, pointed to the spot but Cash's low shot was brilliantly parried by the Maccabiah keeper.

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Westdene run riot

May 7, 2009

Westdene 1st clinched the Feldman Cup after thumping Crumpsall 7-1 in the final.

The game was all but over after the first half hour with Westdene four goals to the good. In a sign of things to come, Ben Rose’s free-kick hit the bar with Dan Selwyn’s clinical strike breaking the deadlock.

Raffi Bloom doubled the advantage with a break-away strike five minutes later before Adam Leker’s deflected free-kick made it three. A goal of the game from Dave Eden, with a splendid 25-yarder, ended put the result beyond doubt.

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Perfect 10

May 7, 2009

Pel City thumped Division Two basement boys Clayhall B 10-0 with goals from Perry Somers (3), Andrew Cohen (2), Paul Herszaft, Eddie Saleh, Jonny Firmin, Ray Selman and Spencer Brookner.

Paul Cramer (2) and Arthur Duke earned London Maccabi Lions B finished in third place after a 3-2 win over Temple Fortune B.

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Pinner sting the Hornets

May 7, 2009

Pinner JFC Under 16s came from behind to beat Everett Rovers Red 3-1 in the Watford Friendly League Yellow Division. Ollie Sanker, Alex Trup and Toby Mann saw them home.

Lewis Decker (2), Joel Shaw (2), Miles Freeman and Tamir Lesley eased Pinner Under 15s to a 6-0 success over Watford Youth Sports Red in the Yellow Division in a game dominated by Joe Haftel.

Goals from Jake Colton and Joe Herman were not enough as Pinner Under 12’s lost 3-2 against Alexandra Park West in the WFL Yellow Division. Sam Bard was named man-of-the-match.

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HMH heroes

May 7, 2009

HMH landed the Martin Lane Under 11 Cup after coming from behind to beat Manchester Maccabi at Oldham Athletic’s Boundary Park.

Goals from Daniel Gubbay, Jack Josephs and Joseph Eagell earned the Highgate boys the National Maccabi Trophy, the team’s seventh piece of silverware in four seasons.

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Nice touch for London boys

May 7, 2009

London Lions Under 18s have won the Watford Friendly League Blue division.

The Lions played with style and commitment throughout the season and finished with the best defensive record in the division. Coached by Tunji Banjo, the ex-Nigeria and Orient player, they were also second highest scorers.

Across 18 league games, the team claimed 11 victories, three draws and four defeats, finishing on 36 points.

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GB stronger than ever

May 7, 2009

Team GB are set to take the third largest delegation to the Jewish Olympics in July. The squad contains 504 athletes, managers, coaches and administrative and medical staff.

David Pinnick, head of delegation said: “ Our rugby squad are keen to add to their forwards and we have lost a couple of junior soccer players who need to be replaced.

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Lions win in Europe

May 7, 2009

London Maccabi Lions Under 14s played two matches in an end-of-season tour to Amsterdam.

They beat SV Dios 10-2 in the opener in a game where the hosts found it difficult to live with the pace and skill of the Lions side.

SV Amstelland proved a much tougher proposition. The feeder club to Ajax demonstrated excellent technique but struggled to cope with the more physical attributes of the English game

After some sustained pressure from the home side and an outstanding save from Sam Greenberg, Lions took the lead with a powerful finish from Michael Kenley.

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Murray will be the star of the show

May 7, 2009

You have heard of the concept – a one-man team. Well, 14-year-old Dana Murray will be flying the flag as the only representative of the Team GB gymnastics team.

The Redcar Gymnastics Club member will reportedly be the first GB competitor in the sport for almost a quarter of a century.

Her mum, Rosie, is from Israel, and Dana qualifies through her scores in the British Challenge Cup over a two-year period.

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Clash of the titans

By Danny Caro, May 7, 2009

The best Jewish team in the country will be identified at Wingate & Finchley on Sunday as holders Neasden take on Hendon in a repeat of last season’s showpiece.

The meeting features the two most celebrated MSFL clubs in recent times with Neasden, who were in action in the JC League Cup on Thursday, hoping to clinch part one of a possible treble.

Hendon’s preparations for the final were also hampered by a fixture pile-up that forced them to play Oakwood EDRS on Wednesday.

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