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Laura eyes 7th victory

By Craig Silver, March 19, 2009

Laura Saperstein is calling on the support of the Jewish community as she prepares to defend her unbeaten record in her seventh professional fight on Sunday.

Saperstein, 37, who returned from nine months in Thailand in February, goes up against Welsh rising star Lana Cooper in what is expected to be an exciting and intense four-round battle at the York Hall in Bethnal Green.

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Meir magic saves Reds

March 19, 2009

Alyth Belsize Reds goalkeeper Anthony Meir was the star of the show after helping his team reach the final of the Under 11 Maccabi Challenge Cup. He saved four penalties and scored one as the Reds beat Alyth Belsize Whites in a shootout after the semi-final finished 1-1 after extra time. Leo Ackerman’s first-half strike was cancelled out by Theo Abramson for the Reds.

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Leeds land MJSL with plenty to spare

March 19, 2009

Leeds JNF J-Uni were crowned champions of the Joan Collins Premier Division after the 5-0 demolition of Westdene Reserves saw them open a 19-point lead. Josh Rubin (2), Daniel Henig, Jonathan Green and Elliot Wallis did the damage.

Two goals from Yishai Last earned second-placed Oakhill Lions a 2-0 victory over Republic of Mancunia.

Crumpsall beat Westdene 1st 5-2 with goals from Uri Steinburg (2), Yossi Saunders, Zev Landsman and Gav Cohen.

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And the top honour goes to Mr Maccabi

March 19, 2009

Stuart Lustigman has been awarded the Yakir Maccabi award, the highest honour bestowed by the Maccabi Movement parent body Maccabi World Union.

One of Maccabi GB’s longest-serving members, Lustigman was recognised for his lifetime efforts and splendid achievements in the service of the Maccabi movement.

He said: “The award was first presented in 1984 since when only 103 people have received a Yakir Maccabi Award worldwide. I dedicate the award to my family and the many wonderful

Maccabi friends that I have made over the past 40 years.

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Alyth book final affair

March 19, 2009

AJY Goals from Joshua Dreyfruss (2) and Zac Rose booked Alyth Belsize Under 12s a place in the final of the Woody’s Cup at Redbridge FC after they beat HIS Hendon United 3-2.

A hat-trick from Harrison Grant plus one apiece from Nathan Sollosi and Saul Green saw Redbridge Jewish Care become the first side to beat

Under 14 leaders HIS Hendon United.

Noah Lachs (2), Zac Collins (2) and Simon Fox saw HMH share the points in a 10-goal thriller against second-placed Kenton Maccabi.

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Brand goes it alone as LMV near title dream

March 19, 2009

London Maccabi Vale are one game away from winning the Harrow Indoor six-a-side league Division Three after a man-of-the-match display from Adam Brand saw them beat Harrow St Marys.

HSM scored 148 in 10 overs with only GB Maccabiah bowler Andrew Daniels coming away with any credit.

In reply, Brand set off briskly, initially making a compulsory retirement on 25. Jacob Freedman and Daniels upped the scoring before the latter sacrificed his wicket to enable Brand to return.

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Immanuel boys are the Bs’ knees

March 19, 2009

Immanuel College Year 10 won the Watford and District Schools’ B League Championship. David Moss, head of PE at Immanuel, said: “However close their matches were, the team’s spirit and determination ensured victory. All seven players were outstanding, and captain Adam Schwartz and Benji Weinberger were the major point scorers for the team.”

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Reeves inspires Heath to win double

March 17, 2009

JC MSFL Div 2
Southgate Harmen vs FC Heath B 1-2/1-2

Playing in sunshine for the first time in what has seemed an eternity, FC Heath took all the points and all the plaudits in a fiercely contested double header at Ashmole school.

There have been too many doubters of the Mint Greens in recent times by those not seen the time and effort put in by the players and joint gaffers, Raymond 'Ramos' Bloom and Ben Kaye.

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Bloom, Bloom, Bloom

March 17, 2009

JC MSFL Div 3
NW Neasden C 4 Faithfold C 1

Neasden followed up their impressive ‘double-header’ win over Red Sea last week with a comprehensive victory against Faithfold to keep their bid for a third consecutive promotion firmly on track with Stephen Bloom scoring his fourth hat-trick of the season.

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Neasden and Manx claim a win apiece

By Andrew Pentol, March 17, 2009

JC MSFL Division One
Match 1: NW Neasden B 1 South Mancunians A 0
Match 2: NW Neasden B 1 South Mancunians A 2

It was honours even with one victory apiece in the JC Maccabi League Division 1 double header between table-topping South Mancunians A and North-West Neasden B who have seven games in hand on the leaders.

Each half was reduced to 30 minutes with one match was immediately followed by another at Bricket Wood Sports Centre on Sunday.

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