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Hawks are flying high

September 19, 2008

The opening weekend of the Maccabi Primary League season saw 26 goals scored in three matches. Among them was Eli Apfel who hit four as Hendon Hawks beat Redbridge YJC 4-3 in the Under 11 Division.

HIS Hendon United A Blue struck double figures beating Alyth Belsize B Reds 5-3 and 10-1 in a double header. Kovi Rubenstein helped himself to four of the goals with Chaim Korman chipping in with a hat-trick. Isaac Gryn scored hit three as Alyth Belsize A White beat HMH 5-3.

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Bury deny Maccabi

September 19, 2008

Bury and Whitefield ripped up the formbook to end South Manchester Maccabi's treble hopes with a deserved victory in the NJCL cup final.

Having struggled to win a match this season, Bury pulled off a four-wicket victory and became the only team to beat Maccabi in a competitive match this season.

Put in to bat, South made a steady start before Josh Rose, Daniel Caller and Mark Blackston (2-17) had them in trouble at 35-4.

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Three stars for Hilton

September 19, 2008

Jack Hilton hit a hat-trick as Hendon Inter Schools Under 17s beat HMH 5-2 on the opening day of the AJY season. Four goals from Liam Davis helped Paul Silver's new Redbridge Under 12 side beat Brady Maccabi 7-2 in the Under 14 Division. Brady White and Brady Red shared the points in an Under 10 double-header. Eli Leader put the reds ahead only for Max Humphrey to level. The second match finished goalless.

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Israel faces Italian test

By Simon Griver, September 19, 2008

Israel's Under 21 team will take on five-time winners Italy in the playoffs for the Euro 2009 Under 21 Championship finals in Sweden.

They travel to Rome on October 11 with the return leg at Tel Aviv's Bloomfield Stadium on October 15.
Fourteen teams have reached the playoffs with the seven winners joining the hosts in the finals next June.
"Italy is one of the most difficult draws," said the Under 21 manager Motti Iwanir. "But it is possible to beat them."

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Doron has a ball as Britain misses out on finals

By Simon Griver, September 19, 2008

Israel's women qualified for the Eurobasket 2009 finals in Latvia after beating Britain 75-69 in Tel Aviv.

Former WNBA star Shay Doron starred with 28 points as the Israelis secured victory in the closing stages. The hosts found the going much tougher than when they beat Britain 100-80 in Cardiff last month.

Israel's victory saw them qualify for the 16-team European finals for the second consecutive time after finishing top of a group that also included Lithuania, Ukraine and Germany.

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Brady carry on where they left off

September 19, 2008

Nick Collins (2) and Scott Ansher were on target as defending champions Brady Maccabi A got off to a winning start with a 3-1 win over South Manx in Division One. Mark Powell scored Manx's consolation.

London Maccabi Lions A beat Glenthorne United A 5-2 courtesy of strikes from Adam Lee (2), Paul Wise, Nathan Kosky and David Price. Eliot Mullish and David Michaels replied.

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Chigwell pull through as Faithfold flag

By Craig Silver, September 19, 2008

Chigwell Athletic A made a winning start in the Premier Division in a five-goal thriller against Faithfold A. Greg Bookman, Dean Ben Yosef and new signing Aron Barnes struck for the East Londoners. Chigwell old boy Paul Lenchner, with his sixth different Premier Division club, bagged a brace on his competitive Faithfold debut.

Saul Conway (3) and Ari Last were on the mark as Hendon United A beat London Maccabi Lions B 4-2. James Stanley (2) replied for the Lions.

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Israeli horse ‘can make history’

By Danny Caro, September 19, 2008

Vanilla Bally is looking to make sporting history by becoming the first Israeli horse to win a race in England.

Trained and owned by Oren Sada, the three-year-old filly was bred at Bally Stud in Pardess Hanna near Hadera. Sada made the purchase when the horse was aged six months, and built a stable in his garden in Ramle near Tel Aviv.

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Sela ready for big tie

By Simon Griver, September 19, 2008

Israel start as strong favourites to remain in the Davis Cup World Group when they host Peru at Ramat Hasharon starting today.

The Israelis, back in the elite 16 nation World Group for the first time in 15 years, take on the Peruvians in a relegation/promotion playoff after narrowly losing to Sweden in February.

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Paralympic athletes frustrated by lack of funds

By Simon Griver, September 19, 2008

Israel's Paralympic squad have blamed financial constraints for their disappointing performance in Beijing.
The 42-person delegation returns home today with less than half the medals they won in Athens four years ago and without a single gold.

Israel claimed six medals, five silver and one bronze, compared to 13 medals in the last games, which included four golds.

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