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Crumpsall and Maccabi ready for final challenge

March 12, 2009

Crumpsall will meet South Manchester Maccabi 2nd in the final of the Tony Cohen Memorial Trophy.

Crumpsall thumped Westdene Reserves 8-2 courtesy of strikes from Uri Steinberg (2), Yossi Saunders, Zev Landsman, Mark Friedman, Gary Freeman and an own goal. Daniel Rose and Jay Rosenthal replied.

Michael Basger and Jacques Sultan steered Maccabi to a 2-0 success of Republic of Mancunia.

In the league, an Alex Hirshman treble eased Leeds JNF J-Uni 18 points clear at the top of the Joan Collins Premier Division following a 3-1 win at Haroldeans.


Pearson treble sinks Bridge

By Danny Caro, March 12, 2009

London Maccabi Lions A moved clear of the danger zone as they beat Redbridge Jewish Care 4-1 in the JC Maccabi League Premier Division. Mike Pearson (3) and Ollie Leslie did the damage. Anthony Mendel replied.

Daryl Phillips (2) led the way as Faithfold A ensured a nervy end of season for London Maccabi Lions B following a 3-1 win. Hadley Silver, who also missed a penalty, netted for Lions.


Leeds Utd

March 12, 2009

Youngsters from across the Leeds Jewish community are being invited to take part in the city’s interfaith cricket tournament at Headingley on March 29.

The competition, organised by the Leeds Jewish Representative Council and the Yorkshire Cricket Board Black and Ethnic Minorities Forum, is seeking boys and girls in years seven, eight and nine to take part. Former Yorkshire cricketer Ismail Dawood will also be attending.

For details, contact Michele Jackson at the on 0113 2697520 or Tony Bowry on 0113 2033610.


National joy for Bruck

March 12, 2009

Roger Bruck took silver in the pentathlon at the National Indoor Championships.

He took the lead after the hurdles, putting down his improvement to specialist coaching received from John Barnett. Bruck retained his advantage after the high jump, long jump and shot put, but coming into the final event, the 1000 metres, the former European Maccabi 100 metre champion found the event approximately 900 metres too far. He was well beaten in this discipline and had to settle for overall second place in the five disciplines contest.


Three join Faithfold

March 12, 2009

Football Glenthorne United A, London Maccabi Lions B and South Mancunians joined Faithfold in the semi-finals of the Henry Swerner Maccabi Masters Cup, sponsored by Tux’n’Tails, after claiming victories in the quarters.

Four goals from Sid Shaw helped Glenthorne thump EDRS Stonegrove 6-2. Greg Morris and Jason Levy finished the job. Phil Silver and Mark Kingston replied.


Yossi: 'I'll be ready'

March 11, 2009

Yossi Benayoun has played down fears that he will miss Israel’s World Cup qualifier against Greece at the end of the month.

The national team captain injured a hamstring in a training ground collision ahead of the midweek Champions League match against Real Madrid but has targeted a comeback for the match against Aston Villa, six days before the big match.

Benayoun said: “My aim is to be fit for Villa on March 22. I believe I will be ready to play then so there is no worry about my being fit for the Greece.”


Holders Brady beaten as Faithfold reach last four

March 5, 2009

Faithfold continued their relentless march towards the latter stages of the Henry Swerner Maccabi Masters League Cup by knocking out holders Brady Maccabi A 3-2.

Having disposed of Lions A in the previous round, they took early control in the last eight clash, forging into a three-goal lead at the interval courtesy of strikes from Robin Kay, Adam Barton and Jason Rich. And despite Marc Herman pulling two goals back for Brady in the second half, Adam Lustigman’s troops held on to become this season’s first confirmed semi-finalists.


Majestic Manx cut Oaks down to size

By Richard Jaye, March 5, 2009

Oakwood EDRS 1
South Manx A 3

South Manx boss John Nitka hailed his team’s “best performance of the season” as the leaders opened a six-point gap at the top of JC MSFL Division One with a comfortable win over their nearest challengers.

In a battle featuring teams promoted from Division Two last season, it was the visitors who ran out worthy winners with clinical finishing the difference between the sides.


LMV victory

March 5, 2009

London Maccabi Vale recorded their fifth straight win in Division Three of the the Harrow indoor 6-a-side Cricket League after overcoming Bharat Olympians.

After losing the toss and taking the field with five, after Paul Buxton was held up in traffic, LMV were unable to restrict the Olympians who raced to 80 off five overs. Once Buxton arrived, LMV fought back well and dismissed their opponents for 109 in 9.1 overs.


Wax lyrical

March 5, 2009

Goals from Eddy Wax, Zac Gordon-Boyd and Ethan Ezra earned Alyth Belsize their fifth win of the campaign as they beat HMH 4-0 in the Under 14 Division.

Four goals from Josh Levy steered Hendon Hawks to a 10-3 win over HMH Blue in the Under 12 Division. Joel Baruch (3), Jacob Eli, Chaim Gilbert and Volvi Herskovic finished the job.

Avi Solomon, Shlomo Mirwis and Binny Feinmesser were on the mark as HIS Hendon United beat Brady Maccabi 3-1.