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Danny Caro's Team of the Week - Feb 22

By Danny Caro, February 22, 2011

Find out why this lucky XI have made my team of the week.

Aden Amsellem (Zig Zag) - the Zeds stopper received rave reviews from both managers following his sensational display in the Barry Goldstein Cup opener

Adam Schacter (Woodford Wanderers) - “was solid for 90 minutes. Preventing FC Team B from breaking and pushed his team forward with a great performance. Also assisted the first goal”


Brady edge closer to Maccabi Masters title

By Danny Caro, February 21, 2011

Brady Maccabi A opened a six-point lead at the top of the Maccabi Masters League Division One following a 7-0 victory over Hendon Harriers.

Three goals from Mark Wagman plus one apiece from Max Radford, Laurence Myers, Paul Shamplina and Jonathan Cohen completed the route.

North London Raiders kept alive their slim title hopes with a 5-3 victory over Faithfold. There were goals for Ashley Davidson (2), Wayne Davidson, Kevin Lotzof and Jonny Feinmesser.


Tussie late show helps Oaks turn Team over

By David Gold, February 20, 2011

Two late goals from Ian Tussie won all three points for Oakwood in an entertaining promotion six-pointer in Division One.

Julian Noti put FC Team ahead before Rob Davidson levelled the scores at Parmiters. Ollie Segal had restored the visitors’ lead before Tussie turned the game around in the final moments, leading by example in the absence of manager Ric Blank, and was delighted with his goals.


JC MSFL Matchday 23 review

By Danny Caro, February 20, 2011

Holy Mount Zion have resigned from the JC MSFL. Their records have been expunged.

REMINDER: The JC MSFL Rep Team takes on the Turkish Football Federation at Wingate & Finchley tonight. SEE BIG MATCH PREVIEW

JCBGC - Jacobs makes memorable return as Zig Zag are held
Prem Div – Lions hit Harmen for six
Div 1 – Raiders B go eight points clear
Div 2 – Marks on fire as Woodford hit eight
Div 3 – Hendon C in 7th heaven


JC Barry Goldstein Minor Cup preview

By Danny Caro, February 18, 2011

While some teams cannot wait for the football season to finish, others cannot get enough. Now they are dreaming of a trip to Wingate & Finchley’s famous Harry Abrahams Stadium after entering the JC Barry Goldstein Cup.

The usual suspects such as Hendon United, Faithfold, North West Neasden and Redbridge Jewish Care are challenging for silverware in the big competitions but the Minor Cup gives some of the minnows their moment in the spotlight.

The tournament returns following a two-year absence with eight teams invited to battle it out for a place in the final on April 17.


Berg names 18-man squad for Turkish clash

By Danny Caro, February 18, 2011

Danny Berg has named an 18-man squad for Tuesday night’s London Inter-League Cup clash against the Turkish Football Federation.

The JC MSFL squad started the campaign with a comfortable 3-0 victory over the North London League and Berg is confident his men can put on another good performance at Wingate & Finchley.

Kyle Bentwood, Daran Bern and captain Alex Levack, the scorers in the first group match, have been retained along with several other players. Midfielders Paul Babai and Laurence Judah are unavailable while London Maccabi Lions’ Sam Arghebant also joins the squad.


FIFA suspends Israel manager Luis Fernandez

By Simon Griver, February 17, 2011

FIFA has instructed the Israel FA to suspend national team coach Luis Fernandez with immediate effect.

The suspension relates to an outstanding debt the Frenchman has to Al Rayyan, the Qatari team he coached before taking the Israel job in May 2010.

A FIFA spokesman told the JC: “Coach Luis Fernandez did not comply with the decision taken by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee on November 26, 2009. Therefore, Luis Fernandez is banned from taking part in any football-related activity with immediate effect.


GB eyeing net gains in Vienna

February 17, 2011

Maccabi GB will send a six-man junior badminton squad to this summer's European Maccabi Games.

Several members of the group play at county level while all players have represented their schools.

Samantha Baum, the GB junior badminton manager, said: "This is the first time in nearly 20 years that we will be taking a junior badminton squad.

"The boys are putting in so much hard work and I am sure they will benefit from not only a wonderful experience but hopefully a successful one."


Leeds cruise in the cup

By David Gold, February 17, 2011

Two goals from Richard Black helped Leeds Maccabi cruise into the fourth round of the Peter Morrison Trophy as they overpowered Haroldeans in Liverpool.
Following weather disruptions, the tie finally went ahead at the fourth time of asking and it was the visitors who made all the running.

Black was the star man while further strikes from Colin Abrahams, Dan Ross and Rob Brown set up a tie against Sporting JLGB. Josh Silverberg and Paul Harris replied for Haroldeans.


Fortune still in pole position, says Souber

February 17, 2011

Andrew Souber, the manager of Temple Fortune A, is confident that his team will bounce back from Sunday's 3-2 defeat against title rivals Brixton Old Boys.

Goals from Jamie Kent and Matt Sheldon condemned Fortune to their first defeat in seven matches and took Brixton to within a point of Fortune, although they have played a game more in Division Two. John Fisher and Scott Shindler struck for Fortune for whom striker Rob Benson suffered a rare lapse.

Souber said: "I am extremely disappointed because this was a match we should have won.