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Berg names 20-man Rep Team squad

By Danny Caro, January 25, 2011

Danny Berg, manager of the JC MSFL Rep Team, has named a 20-man squad ahead of next week’s London Inter-League Cup opener against the North London League.

The team were meant to open their account in November, but the original match, against the Turkish Federation League, was postponed due to snow.

Now Berg is lining up his team to play different opposition at Wingate & Finchley’s Abrahams Stadium on February 1.

The team will be captained by Faithfold stalwart Alex Levack.


Pinner make their point

By Danny Caro, January 24, 2011

Under 18s maintained their title hopes with a 2-2 draw against Park Street Village in the Watford Friendly League Yellow Division.

The table-topping Sky Blues Under 18s arrived for their crucial league match with only eleven available players. Opponents Park Street hadn't played for some weeks due to bad weather and provided very tough opposition, which belied their mid-table status.

An even first half ended with an excellent finish from Matt Goodfield after he was set up by a fine through ball from skipper Alex Trup to put Pinner one up at the break.


Lion cubs reach Herts Cup semi-finals

By Jennifer Lipman, January 24, 2011

London Maccabi Lions Under 13 WFL team have secured a semi-final berth in the Herts County Cup.

A superb performance all-round saw the Lions recover from a 2-0 deficit to run out 6-3 winners against Echoes Youth.

As they had last week, Lions started very sluggishly and within three minutes of the start found themselves a goal behind after some excellent work from the Echoes striker resulted in a right-foot strike finding the bottom corner of Josh Tray’s goal.

Shortly after it was 2-0 when the same striker finished superbly in a similar fashion to his first.


Title rivals finish all square

By Danny Caro, January 24, 2011

Hyde Park and Republic of Mancunia failed to take full advantage of Manchester Maccabi 3rd’s shock defeat to Sporting JLGB.

Yochai Zorno cancelled out Oli Grant’s opener from the penalty spot for the home team whose player-boss Phillip Braham rued a missed opportunity.

“With Manchester Maccabi losing, a draw was a perfect result for them but not so perfect for us. We would have loved the three points but they came back strong. We should have killed the game off in the first half. Overall it was a good game with a fair few chances.”


Four-midable Brady set up Redbridge clash

By Danny Caro, January 24, 2011

Brady Maccabi booked a trip to Redbridge Jewish Care A in the quarter-finals of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup after maintaining their domination over Division One rivals Camden Park with a 4-0 victory.

Manager, Josh Rosenfeld rested some of the big guns, as a cup game was a welcome distraction from the league. He also welcomed back season long absentee Oli Kenner to the squad, however after wheezing after 15 minutes of running the line it seems he may still be a few weeks away from fitness.


London Lions reach Herts Centenary semis

By Danny Caro, January 24, 2011

London Lions booked their place in the semi-finals of the Herts FA Centenary Senior Trophy after overpowering high-flying Kings Langley.

Two goals from Aron Barnes set up a tasty semi-final against London Colney. TJ Keterman and Matt Stock completing the scoring in a 4-1 victory.

Tony Gold, the Lions manager, said: “It was a truly inspiring performance from the Lions who gave their visitors a footballing lesson.”

Lions: Davis, Barnes, Myeroff, Morris, Souter, C. Ellis, Gold, Stanton, Gottlieb (sub: Stanley), Stock, Keterman (sub: B. Ellis)


Peer crashes out in round three

By Danny Caro, January 24, 2011

Shahar Peer tumbled out of the Australian Open at the third round stage, going down in three sets against 22nd seed Flavia Pennetta of Italy.

Seeded 10, Peer won the first set 6-3, but she failed to capitalise on a set-point in the second, eventually losing 6-7 (3-7), 4-6 in Melbourne.

Israeli participation at the event came to an early close after Andy Ram and Yoni Erlich, who won doubles title here in 2008, were knocked out in the second round.


JC Cyril Anekstein Cup Quarter-Final Draw

By Danny Caro, January 24, 2011


North West Neasden B vs Holy Mount Zion

Faithfold A vs Hendon United Sports Club A

London Maccabi Lions A vs North West Neasden A

Redbridge Jewish Care A vs Brady Maccabi


JC MSFL Matchday 19 review

By Danny Caro, January 23, 2011

Neasden A were given a scare in the cup against Redbridge C while Faithfold A and Redbridge A claimed impressive wins in the JC MSFL Premier Division.





The JC MSFL Rumour Mill

By Danny Caro, January 21, 2011

The JC MSFL Rumour Mill is back. Find out which footballers from the community are in demand.

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Faithfold are on red alert after Josh Rosenfeld, the Brady Maccabi manager, expressed his admiration of former player Josh Gordon. Rosenfeld said: “Having played with Josh for years growing up, I know the quality he has as a player and person would only benefit any side. I only have full admiration for Josh. Maybe if he came knocking on my door it would be something definitely worth considering.”