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Rubin inspires Leeds

November 13, 2008

Four goals from Josh Rubin eased Leeds JNF J-Uni six points clear at the top of the Joan Collins Premier Division following a 5-2 success over Crumpsall. Jonathan Green completed the rout as they won their seventh consecutive match. Matt Jacobs bagged a brace for Crumpsall.

Manchester Maccabi 4th overcame South Manchester Maccabi 2nd by the same scoreline with strikes from David Baynard (2), Max Lee and Simon Kaye.

Adam Schwinger (2), Alex Woolf and Jamie King scored as Sporting JLGB beat Westdene Reserves 4-0.


Vets take bronze

November 13, 2008

Maccabi GB took bronze at the fourth Maccabi Masters competition in Israel after beating Maccabi Moscow 4-0 in the third-place playoff.

Braces from GB top-scorer Marc Morris and Mark Kingston wrapped up a convincing victory.

GB started the competition with a hard-fought win over Maccabi Buenos Aires. Tony Platman and Morris helped them come from behind to complete a 2-1 win. This was followed by a 2-2 draw against the Moscow Government team when they battled back with goals from Kingston and Morris.


Brady boost

November 13, 2008

Two goals from Laurence Beck helped Brady Maccabi end North London Raiders' unbeaten record as they moved to within three points of the Division One leaders.

Scott Ansher and Marc Herman finished the job, prompting manager Danny Collins to proclaim: "We're back and we're not giving up our title without a fight."


Cheniart’s on fire

November 13, 2008

London Lions returned to the top of the Herts Senior County League Premier Division as they beat fourth-placed Standon & Puckeridge.

The visitors drew first blood when Lions defender Adam Myeroff conceded an own goal.

Lions woke up from their slumber with the midfield trio of Rob Glass, Ben Lampert and Ben Lauffer taking the game by the scruff of the neck. Dominique Cheniart (2) and Adam Stolerman (2) clinched the points.


Extra special Neasden are made to sweat

By Craig Silver, November 13, 2008

Extra time strikes from Lee Cash and Andy Glynne kept alive North West Neasden A's quadruple hopes as they beat Kenningwell United 4-2 in round two of the London Challenge Cup. Ricky Kennet had bagged a brace in normal time.

Camden Park climbed into the top three after beating Division One leaders South Manx A 4-2 in the JC MSFL. Michael Goldberg (2), Russell Greenfield and Rick Harris were their scorers. Adam Littess and Darren Harris replied.


Now that’s what you call fantasy football

By Danny Caro, November 13, 2008

It is a common perception that most Maccabi League footballers are fat, balding and past their sell-by dates. But one JC MSFL team have proved the theory wrong with a celebrity status that has made them the envy of the league.

Southgate Harmen A feature several fine-tuned hunks attracting A-list attention.


Giants eye up Asulin

By Simon Griver, November 13, 2008

Barcelona starlet Guy Asulin, 17, is being lined up for a move to England in January.

Reports from Spain suggest that the player's agent, Pini Zahavi, has made a strategic decision that playing in the Premier League is the best way for the Israeli midfielder to develop his talents.

Manchester United, Chelsea and Spurs have been linked with the player who became the first-ever 16-year-old to represent Israel earlier this year.


Salita title

By Mike Sinclair, November 13, 2008

Dmitriy Salita was taken the distance for the first time as he achieved his 29th successive victory on the undercard of the big Joe Calzaghe-Roy Jones Jnr bill at New York's Madison Square Garden.

The 27-year-old unbeaten light-welterweight took a unanimous points decision over Derrick Campos after 12 rounds to capture the vacant IBF Inter-Continental 10st title.


Stuttering Sahar ready to kickstart his career

By Craig Silver, November 13, 2008

Israel striker Ben Sahar has admitted for the first time that he is ready to make a fresh start with a new club in the Premier League after his loan period ends with Portsmouth in January.

Sahar, 19, has experienced a stop-start career since signing for Chelsea from Hapoel Tel Aviv in May, 2006. He made three appearances for Chelsea before being loaned out to QPR, Sheffield Wednesday and most recently Portsmouth, where he has yet to feature for the first team.


Lions edge past Thornes

November 11, 2008

Played in blustery conditions at Rowley Lane, London Maccabi Lions Masters faced the familiar opposition of Glenthorne Masters in the first round of the LFA Veterans Cup.

Both teams fielded stronger sides to that which contested last weeks league game (which the Lions won convincingly 5 -2) and it was the home side that started the better, controlling the earlier stages of the game with Warren Leader and Craig Henry out muscling Glenthrone's Sid Shaw and Paul Van Gelder with Ed Zneimer and Adam Lee also getting the better of their opposing players.