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Maccabi Masters kicks off

September 7, 2010

The Maccabi Masters League gets under way on Sunday with 351 players already registered and 15 teams ready to kick off.

Brady Maccabi look like the team to beat again. Having clinched the league and cup double last season, Daniel Collins' men start as strong favourites as one of six teams making up Division One. Glenthorne United A, North London Raiders, South Manx A, Faithfold and the newly-formed Hendon Harriers complete the over-35 division.


MSFL season starts with a bang

By Danny Caro, September 7, 2010

The start of the JC MSFL season went off with a bang with 88 goals flying in across 20 matches.

A four-goal salvo from Daran Bern plus one from Brad Frankel earned Redbridge Jewish Care A result of the day as they thumped defending champions North West Neasden A 5-1.

A hat-trick from Daryl Phillips helped Faithfold A beat Hendon United Sports Club A 4-2. Dan Perkins added the other. Dovid Korman and Saul Conway replied.

Scott Levy and Jonathan Green earned Lions B a 2-0 victory over South Manx. Lions A were left frustrated in a goalless draw against Southgate Harmen A.


Basger comes back to haunt Chigwell

September 7, 2010

JC MSFL Oakwood manager Alex Schock described his side as the "best passing team in the division" as they secured an impressive opening day win over Division One new boys Chigwell Athletic.

His side's free-flowing game - which ironically yielded both its goals from Chigwell mistakes - warranted at least a 2-0 win, as Chigwell spent much of the match chasing shadows.


South Manchester win

September 7, 2010

South Manchester Maccabi 1st got their Manchester Accountants Premier League campaign off to a flyer after thumping Vida 4-2. Goals from Mark Jaffe, David Chaytow, Harvey Kaye and Toby Levy put the icing on the cake in Darryl Lee's first competitive match as manager.

Manchester Maccabi 1st kicked off the season with a 3-2 home win over Houldsworth in the Thameside League Division One.


Tyer flattens Deans

By James Masters, September 7, 2010

Ben Tyer hit four as Manchester Maccabi 3rd maintained their 100 per cent start to the season with a 4-2 win over Haroldeans.

After their opening day victory against Crumpsall, Maccabi continued their impressive run of form with hotshot Tyer stealing the show.

Not even Josh Silverberg's double could prevent Maccabi from making it six points from six as Haroldeans crashed to defeat in their first game of the season.

Elsewhere, South Manchester Sports Club 2nd made it two wins out of two with the 7-0 thrashing of Westdene 2nds.


Salita hits back with a bang

By Mike Sinclair, September 7, 2010

Dmitriy Salita returned from his devastating world title defeat by Amir Khan with a confident eight-round points victory over Franklin Gonzalez at the Oceana Hall in home-town Brooklyn, New York.

Blasted out in the first round when he challenged for Khan's WBA light-welterweight title in Newcastle last December, Salita took the decision 78-74 on the cards of all three judges.

"I felt a little rusty at first, the long lay-off absolutely affected me," said Salita who stepped up the pace from the fourth round to control the later rounds.


Lions on the rise

September 7, 2010

London Lions climbed to fifth after completing back-to-back wins for the first time in the South Midlands League Division One.

A scintillating display was capped by a hat-trick from James Gershfield as they ended Sun Postal Sports' unbeaten record with an emphatic 6-1 win. Josh Kennet, Ben Ellis and Darren Yarlett complete the rout.

Gershfield (2) and Aron Barnes wrapped up a 3-1 success over Amersham Town.


Israel's David Cup hopes

By Simon Griver, September 7, 2010

Dudi Sela is confident Israel can beat Austria in next week's Davis Cup World Group relegation playoff.

Having bowed out of the US Open in the second round against 12th seed Mikhael Youzhny, Sela has high hopes ahead of the match at the Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv.

"If we play good tennis then I think the crowd will make the difference in our favour," Sela said.

The crucial tie will start a day early to allow Israel's players to observe Yom Kippur. Ian Froman, the head of the Israeli Tennis Federation confirmed that there will be "a 24-hour break".


Benayoun proves his leader status

September 7, 2010

EURO 2012 Luis Fernandez, the Israel manager, hailed captain Yossi Benayoun after the midfielder fired a decisive hat-trick in the team's 3-1 opening qualifier victory over Malta.

Only 17,365 attended the match at Ramat Gan as Fernandez masterminded victory in his first competitive match. Benayoun opened the scoring after seven minutes before Jamie Pace claimed a shock equaliser. But Benayoun made the game safe with two strikes in the second half.


Maccabi U11 start in style

By Danny Caro, September 7, 2010

Maccabi Under 11's kicked off their season with a solid performance in the their first game at the 11-a-side level.

Playing at home on a full size pitch for the first time was always going to be hard for the youngsters, and managers Mark Cook and Ian Ballin set the team up to play in a 4-1-4-1 formation.

Maccabi took the lead halfway through the first half when Marley Rubens picked up on the ball on the halfway line and danced around two defenders before squaring to Sam Green who made no mistake from eight yards.