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Brady sent out title warning

By Jeremy Silverstone, March 30, 2009

It was a day of goals in the Masters League, with 42 goals in the six games.

In the Maccabi Masters League Division 1 title race, Brady Maccabi A sent out a clear message to leaders North London Raiders with an emphatic 9-0 win over Faithfold. Nick Collins (2), Scott Ansher (2), Laurence Beck, Laurence Myers, Marc Lee, Marc Herman and Mark Abrahams all scored to take Brady to within a point of Raiders, with a game in hand.


Lions blow Raiders away

March 30, 2009

JC Cyril Anekstein Cup Round 3:
NL Raiders A 2 LML A 7

Rarely do a team get blown away, but NL Raiders felt the force of a Lions Morrison backlash and never recovered after finding themselves three goals down before they barely had time to settle. The Lions understood the need to make the most of what was their last chance of silverware this year and they did not miss a beat.

The Lions went ahead within two minutes after a Myers through ball split the Raiders defence which Ben Joseph ran onto and lobbed keeper Caro whose first task was to pick the ball out of his net.


Awat and Golan keep Israel’s dream alive

March 30, 2009

An inspired display from keeper Dudu Awat together with a second-half strike from Omer Golan maintained Israel’s hopes of reaching the 2010 World Cup in South Africa as they came from behind to draw 1-1 against group leaders Greece in Ramat Gan on Saturday night.

The Group Two qualifier saw the visitors have the better of the game chances wise with Real Mallorca stopper Awat coming to Israel’s rescue on several occasions.


Rep Team crashes out

March 27, 2009

London Inter-League Cup – Match Two
North London & South Herts League 3 JC MSFL Rep Team 1

The JC MSFL rep team bowed out of the London Inter-League Cup after losing their second consecutive match in the London Inter-League Cup.

Having lost their first match 2-0 against the Turkish Federation League, a win was essential to keep them in the competition.

Jonathan Kestenbaum’s men let slip a one-goal lead, given to them after 15 minutes by London Maccabi Lions’ Tony Gold, and went into the break 2-1 down.


Luzon elected on to UEFA Executive Committee

By Simon Griver, March 27, 2009

Avi Luzon is the first-ever Israeli to be elected on to UEFA’s Executive Committee.

He received 28 out of 53 votes, including one from the FA, and will hold his seat a four-year term.

One of his roles will be to help decide where all the European finals and competitions are played.

A six-strong Israel FA delegation attended the UEFA Congress in Copenhagen to learn the ropes for staging next year’s event in Tel Aviv.


Kestenbaum names Maccabiah squad

By Danny Caro, March 27, 2009

Team GB’s 18-man open football squad competing in the blue ribband event at the Maccabiah Games Chai has been finalised.

Team manager Jonathan Kestenbaum said: “Ben Winston (assistant-manager) and I are delighted with the blend of the squad. There is a very pleasing combination of players who have experienced the intensity of the tournament before and players who will be appearing for the first time.


Holdsworth to head up new Primary League

March 26, 2009

Plans to secure the future of Jewish youth football were unveiled this week with former Bolton striker Dean Holdsworth spearheading the restructured Maccabi (Southern) Primary Football League next season.

Organisers of the AJY recently announced their decision to stand down but some players from the league will join a revamped Maccabi Primary who, working alongside Maccabi GB and the UJIA, will facilitate players aged seven to 17 in a user-friendly, football for all young people in the community initiative.


Neasden frustrated by red-hot Reggel

March 26, 2009

North West Neasden B and North London Raiders A claimed a win apiece in a JC MSFL Division One double-header.

Neasden won the opener 3-0 thanks to goals from Kane Swerner (2) and Rob Lerner.

They forged ahead in the second match courtesy of a long-range strike from Ryan Sher. Recent signing Richie Reggel turned the game on its head with a hat-trick, including his first goal since his move from Bafana Bafana, with Andrew Benson adding the other in a 4-2 win. Sher completed the scoring.


Special Ks dent Bridge

March 26, 2009

Two goals from Lioz Ahitove plus one from Steven Field saw Kenton Maccabi inflict a second league defeat on table-topping Redbridge Jewish Care in the AJY League Under 17 Division.

Harrison Grant (3), Matthew Niman (2), Saul Green (2), Daniel Wright and Jimmy Castle were on target as second-placed RJC thumped Stonegrove Park 9-2 in the Under 14 Division. Adam Gold and Yoni Chitiyat struck consolations for Stonegrove.

Three goals from Zac Rose earned Division 12 leaders Alyth Belsize Yellow a 4-3 win over title rivals HMH Purple.


Neasden rediscover winning ways

By Danny Caro, March 26, 2009

North West Neasden A eased into the quarter-finals of the Peter Morrison Trophy after thumping Premier Division rivals Faithfold A 4-0. Lee Bibring (2), Ben Ellis and TJ Keterman completed the rout.