Sport news

Revieccio late show keeps Thornes in charge

By Danny Caro, February 13, 2011

A strike 10 seconds from time from Fabio Revieccio kept Glenthorne United B's title hopes in their own hands as they overcame a resilient North London Raiders C in a gripping five-goal contest.

Here are the thoughts of Glenthorne manager Elliot Coulton:

Today was a great performance all round from the lads and we showed something today that's not been with us in recent weeks and that's 110 per cent effort from every player from off.


Cullum clinches JLGB's second league win

By Danny Caro, February 13, 2011

JLGB secured the second win of the seasson after a hard fought game at Edgwarebury Park.

The pitch was barley playable, but JLGB showed the greater desire to take the points.

A handball gave JLGB an early penalty which Paul Black dispatched with aplomb.

Life got back into the game with a good finish, but JLGB were soon back in front after a James Wright flick caused havoc in the Life box from a Matt Rhodes throw. Lifes defenders could not deal with it and it was headed into their own net.

Half time came and JLGB were deservedly in front.


JC MSFL matchday 22 review

By Danny Caro, February 13, 2011

Manchester Maccabi 1st earned result of the day in the Peter Morrison Trophy, winning 2-0 at Rowley Lane while Catford & Bromley Maccabi stunned Division Three table-toppers Glenthorne United A in the JC MSFL. Danny Caro reviews all the action.


North West Neasden A vs North London Raiders B

Redbridge Jewish Care A vs Faithfold A or North West Neasden B

North London Raiders A vs Southgate Harmen A

Leeds Maccabi 1st or Sporting JLGB vs Manchester Maccabi 1st

Ties scheduled March 13



Klinger savours triumph

By James Masters, February 11, 2011

Michael Klinger helped South Australia rewrite the history books as the Redbacks stormed to glory at the Big Bash.

Captain Klinger became the first Redbacks skipper to lift a trophy in 15 years as his side saw off New South Wales in the final of Australia's domestic Twenty20 competition.

The in-form opener smashed 30 off just 18 balls as his side claimed the $100,000 prize and their first silverware since winning the Sheffield Shield back in 1996.


Ben Haim considers legal bid

By Simon Griver, February 11, 2011

Tal Ben Haim is considering legal action against West Ham United.

The Israel defender claims there was a performance-related clause in his loan contract with the Hammers, which binds the Premier League side to extend his stay there.

A West Ham spokesman dismissed Ben Haim's claims, saying: "As far as the club is concerned Tal Ben Haim is back with Portsmouth and a Portsmouth player."

Ben Haim returned to Fratton Park last week. But Portsmouth, recently out of administration, cannot afford Ben Haim's £37,000 weekly salary.


JC MSFL rumour mill - Feb 5

By Danny Caro, February 10, 2011

The end of the JC MSFL transfer window is looming. Here are the latest rumours about developments at Maccabi League clubs.

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Louis Taylor, manager of North West Neasden C, has been looking to raid City of London school for boys to inject a bit of youth into his team. Left Back Alex Lewis is currently recruiting some of the best young Jewish footballers around to help the Neasden cause. Simon Cohen and Benji Gourgey are two of the names that have been mentioned.


Rovers on a roll

February 10, 2011

Hendon Hawks Rovers Under 11s started the nine-a-side season with a 4-0 victory over Alyth Belsize.

Having already clinched the seven-a-side league undefeated, Rovers grabbed the initiative through David Amor following a slide-rule pass from Roni Ornadel. Akiva Restan set up Amor for his and Hendon's second early in the second half. Restan scored a third with a superb free-kick into the top corner before Amor completed his hat-trick to make it 43 goals in all competitions so far this season.


Red-hot Redbridge are six-hitters

By Danny Caro, February 10, 2011

Goals from Dean Nyman (3), Steve Summers, Sam McCarthy and Daran Bern kept alive Redbridge Jewish Care As' treble hopes as they beat Division One high-flyers Brady Maccabi 6-1 in the quarter-finals of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup.

Hendon United Sports Club A also reached the semi-finals with Ari Last and Josh Bentley taking them past Premier Division rivals Faithfold A 2-1. Benji Dymant replied.

Strikes from Craig Phillips and Ben Murrell helped Southgate Harmen A reach the last 16 of the Peter Morrison Trophy as they overcame first division Montana Boca United A 2-1.


Perfect 10 inspires Neasden

By Danny Caro, February 10, 2011

Darren Yarlett was full of praise for his Neasden team who clinched their place in the last four of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup after knocking out last season's winners in a game they played with 10 men for 75 minutes.

Player-coach Yarlett was in charge of the team as manager Jamie Cole was in Las Vegas. He limped off with a hamstring injury but masterminded a hard fought win from the sidelines.

A late strike from Lee Cash, his second of the game, plus one from Ben Ellis took Neasden through.

Pete Lazard and Ben Joseph were the marksmen for the Lions.


Republic still in with a shout, says Bloch

By James Masters, February 10, 2011

Anthony Bloch, player-manager of Republic of Mancunia, insists his side can still pull off a stunning league triumph, despite failing to see off championship rivals Hyde Park.

Republic currently sit seven points adrift of league leaders Manchester Maccabi 3rd after top-scorer Moishe Hasid rescued a 1-1 draw for the hosts.

Hyde Park had taken the lead through David Cohen's 10th goal of the season but Phillip Braham's men failed to hold on as Republic came roaring back.