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Old Parkonians defeat MAL

By Mark Landau, August 24, 2009

MAL suffered a second consecutive defeat as a severely weakened team took on Old Parkonians in Ilford.

Three debutantes again showed that there is depth out there, but it wasn't to be on a hard batting track with lightning-quick outfield.

MAL skipper Mark Landau won the toss and inserted the opposition, who came out in positive mood from the off, though surviving the odd scare.

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London Lions second win against Met Police

By Danny Caro, August 21, 2009

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MET POLICE BUSHEY 2

London Lions made it two out of two as they came from a goal down to win 3-2 against last season’s Herts Senior County League champions Met Police Bushey.

Adam Stolerman and a brace from once again man-of-the-match Lee Cash ensured victory at Rowley Lane with the hosts having keeper Matt Davis to thank for a superb penalty save.

Cash’s deadly double set Lions on their way to back-to-back Herts Premier league wins – but they made hard work of it in this five-goal thriller.

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Hapoel Tel Aviv on course for Europa League groups

By Danny Caro, August 21, 2009

A stoppage time strike from Gil Vermouth put Hapoel Tel Aviv within touching distance of the group phase of the Europa League after they won 2-1 at FK Teplice in the playoff round first leg.

The contest came to life after 74 minutes as Hapoel’s Nigerian keeper Vincent Enyeama put the visitors ahead from the spot following a foul on Vermouth.

Teplice squared things up a minute from time when substitute Tomáš Vondråšek converted a penalty.

Vermouth’s strike four minutes into injury time put Hapoel in pole position ahead of next Thursday’s second leg at the Bloomfield.

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Belmont fall short as relegation door opens

August 20, 2009

Belmont & Edgware (204) were beaten by one run in a nail-biter against Wycombe House (202-2). With a number of key players missing, a team containing three members of the GB Junior Maccabiah team took to the field for the Middlesex Sunday League Division Two clash.

Tight spells from Jonny Feigenbaum, Stuart Davis and Neil Myeroff restricted Wycombe House to 58-1 at the halfway point but they were let off the hook by several dropped catches and poor fielding.

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Tennis star Obziler retires

August 20, 2009

Tzipi Obziler has left the door open to represent Israel at future Federation Cup matches after announcing her retirement.

After bringing to an end a remarkable career which began some 21 years ago, Obziler, 36, said: “If captain Lior Mor decides he wants me on the team and I see that I’m physically capable of playing, then of course I wouldn’t refuse.”

Andy Ram and Max Mirnyi were beaten by Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles in the final Rogers Cup in Montreal. The Israeli/Belarusian duo had beaten top seeds Bob and Mike Bryan in the semis.

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Manchester golf team clubs together

August 20, 2009

Whitefield won the Coombe Hill Trophy for the best team aggregate gross at the Seniors Trophy, held at Edmonstown Golf Club in Dublin.

Hosted by the Association of Jewish Golf Clubs and Societies, the tournament featured teams of six for players aged 55 and over.

The Manchester club’s victory in the major prize saw them pip Moor Allerton to the post, and forced them to settle for the Potters Bar Trophy. Dyrham Park won The North East Trophy for the best team aggregate net.

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London Lions victory to begin new season

By Danny Caro, August 20, 2009

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SANDRIDGE ROVERS 1

London Lions got the new season under way with a firm and tidy performance to beat Sandridge Rovers in the Herts Senior County League Premier Division.

Victory came courtesy of goals from defender Guy Morris, last season’s top-scorer Adam Stolerman and debutant, supersub Daniel Levenfiche.

Lions manager Tony Gold said: “I’m delighted. It is always nice to win your first game of any season.

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Olympic call-up for boxer Laura Saperstein

August 20, 2009

Laura Saperstein believes that the decision to allow women’s boxing at the 2012 Olympics will give the sport a major boost.

Saperstein, 37, is not allowed to compete at the London Games as she is a professional but she hopes to play a leading role behind the microphone as a commentator.

“It will bring a lot of attention to the sport,” Saperstein said. “I’m pretty sure that if I was in line then I’d be going so I’m slightly rueful of the timing.

“There is no doubt in my mind that this will change attitudes about women’s boxing 100 per cent.

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Israeli striker Barda in Premiership move

By Simon Griver, August 20, 2009

Israel striker Elyaniv Barda will be a Premiership player by the end of the month, the JC understands.

Barda enhanced his chances of a big money move with a goal in last week’s friendly against Northern Ireland, his fifth for Israel in 16 international appearances.

His Israeli agent is confident of clinching a move before the transfer window closes. Speaking from his Antwerp office, David Koren said: “I’d say the chances of Elyaniv moving to England in the coming days are 70-30 in favour.

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Haifa beat Salzburg in Champions League

By Danny Caro, August 20, 2009

A late strike from supersub Shlomi Arbeitman helped Maccabi Haifa take a huge step towards the group stage of the Champions League after they beat Red Bull Salzburg 2-1 on Wednesday night.

Playing on an artificial pitch in Austria, the visitors made a dream start to the play-off round first leg when Israeli Under 21 star Mohammed Gadir headed home.

Salzburg, who have won three out of their first four matches in the Austrian Bundesliga, gradually fought their way back into the contest with Alexander Zickler levelling on 57 minutes, then squandered a host of half-chances.

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