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Tigers tame Brady

September 12, 2008

Goals from Daniel Sugarman and Solly Aslil could not save Brady Maccabi Under 14s from going down to a 3-2 defeat against Oakhill Tiger Rangers in the Watford Friendly League (WFL).

Toby Mann earned Pinner JFC Under 16s a 1-1 draw against St. Albans Rangers in the WFL Yellow Division.

Marcus Godfrey (2), Josh Burchhardt, Jack Jerrard, Jack Ottman and Sam Shaw struck as Pinner Under 12s thumped Borehamwood Youth Diamonds 6-1 in the Yellow Division.


Walker gives Lions the runaround

By Richard Jaye, September 12, 2008

London Maccabi Lions A  2-3  Glenthorne United A


A magnificent display from Glenthorne's Lewis Walker was the difference between these two sides in a fantastic game at Rowley Lane to start the new Maccabi League campaign.

Walker scored twice and set up the third after a magnificent solo run for teammate Daniel Lassman to score late on to send the visitors home with maximum points.


Reuben rules the roost as Montana wilt

By Danny Caro, September 12, 2008

Two stunning free kicks in the last six minutes from Danny Reuben gave London Maccabi Lions B a 2-1 victory over newly promoted Montana Boca United A. Gary Cohen had put Montana ahead in the Premier Division contest.

Defending champions North West Neasden A were given a scare before coming through 4-3 against Bafana Bafana. Daniel Stanton (2), Jake Gottlieb and Daniel Levenfiche saw Jamie Cole's men home. Aaron Lawee, Jonny Kaye and Dave Ossack netted for Bafana.


Thornes stun Lions

September 12, 2008

Two goals from Lewis Walker helped Premier Division new boys Glenthorne United A shock JC Cyril Anekstein Cup holders London Maccabi Lions A 3-2 in the opening week of the programme.

League champions North West Neasden A won a seven-goal thriller against Bafana Bafana.


MSFL ref Mark dies

By Danny Caro, September 12, 2008

Tributes have been coming in for Maccabi League referee Michael "Mickey" Mark, who passed away last week.

A lower league official, Mark, 71, was scheduled to officiate at a friendly last weekend but died three days earlier after collapsing on his way to Regent's Park.

He was involved with the league for more than 40 years after initially joining Brixton. He refereed for more than seven years.


Silver-lining as Pezaro makes waves in Beijing

By Simon Griver, September 12, 2008

Israeli swimmer Inbal Pezaro emerged as the country's biggest star in the opening stages of the Paralympics in Beijing.

Pezaro - who was born with a spinal disorder that left her paralysed from the legs down - claimed silver in both the 100 metres and 200 metres freestyle, thus improving on her medal haul in the 2004 Athens Paralympics where she took silver and bronze.

Pezaro, who serves as a volunteer swimming instructor in the IDF, hopes to extend her medal haul when she competes in the 50 metres freestyle and 100 metres breaststroke.


Israel’s supersub Saban helps roll over Moldova

By Simon Griver, September 11, 2008

World Cup qualifying bid off to an unbeaten start with a draw and a victory

Israel have made a solid start to their World Cup qualifying campaign with four points out of six from their opening games in Group Two.

A gutsy 2-1 success in Moldova on Wednesday night followed Saturday's 2-2 draw at home to Switzerland. They are second in the group behind Greece, who have a maximum six points.


Sahar salvages Israel's World Cup dream

By Danny Caro, September 9, 2008

Ben Sahar swept home an injury time equaliser as Israel clawed back a two goal deficit against Switzerland to cling on to its World Cup qualification dreams.

Two late goals thanks to Premier League stars Yossi Benayoun and Sahar meant that Israel's 2-2 draw against Switzerland in its opening World Cup qualifier at Ramat Gan on Saturday night seemed like a point gained rather than two thrown away.


JC MSFL week one preview

By Danny Caro, September 5, 2008

Season 2008/09 of the JC MSFL gets under way with some mouth-watering clashes on the cards. Our experts look ahead to all the action across five divisions.  


Champions Neasden could not have asked for an easier opener. Having strengthened what was already an incredibly strong squad last season with the additions of Ricky Kennet and Lee Bibring from the Lions, Jamie Cole and Daniel Fox have an embarrassment of riches at their disposal.


Le Saux: ‘Avram should be given another go’

By Andrew Pentol, September 4, 2008

Former Chelsea and England defender Graeme Le Saux believes Avram Grant would be right to consider a return to the Premiership after leading Chelsea to the brink of Premiership and Champions League glory during his one season in charge.

Le Saux, who made 140 appearances for the West London club and represented his country 36 times, sympathised with Grant but feels he will benefit from the experience of coping with the harsh treatment of the English media.