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Gaydamak is up for cup

May 16, 2008

Ahead of tomorrow’s FA Cup final, Portsmouth owner Sacha Gaydamak believes that the club should be challenging for silverware on a regular basis.

The 32-year-old took charge of Pompey in 2006 and expects the South Coast club to push the big four closer next season. “The pressure will rise,” he said. “We’ll have to work on player recruitment and the infrastructure. If we qualify for Europe, the manager will naturally need a bigger squad and it’s my job to make funds available to him.”

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Kastor on run to Beijing

By Brian Sacks, May 16, 2008

Deena Kastor, the world’s most successful Jewish runner, has earned her ticket to Beijing by winning the US Olympic Marathon trial.

Kastor, 35, entered the race as favourite but found herself in a chasing pack, falling steadily behind surprise leader Magdalena Lewy-Boulet. After 14 miles Kastor trailed by almost two minutes, but from that point she closed in on Lewy-Boulet and overtook her with two miles remaining.

“It was a tough race,” Kastor said. “I thought I had misjudged it based on how strong Magdalena looked at every turnaround.

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Dream debut for Furman

By Danny Caro, May 16, 2008

Midfielder Dean Furman described his Rangers first team debut as an “unbelievable experience” following the 3-1 victory over Dundee United.

The 19-year-old from Edgware has turned heads in Glasgow this season and on Saturday, he came off the bench to replace Kevin Thomson 52 minutes into the Ibrox encounter.

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Neasden end hoodoo

By Danny Caro, May 16, 2008

A Daniel Levenfiche hat-trick helped Premier Division champions North West Neasden A end their London Maccabi Lions A hoodoo as they beat the Rowley Lane giants 5-4.

Lee Cash and Jake Gottlieb were the other marksmen as Neasden beat Lions for the first time in 10 games. Ricky Kennet (2), James Gershfield and Mike Pearson netted for Lions. Hendon United A closed in on second place after beating Chigwell Athletic A in a double-header.

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Brady edge it in seven-goal thriller

May 16, 2008

Cup winners Brady Maccabi A maintained their march towards a double by beating South Mancs 4-3 with goals from Scott Ansher (2), David Rose and Laurence Myers in Division One. Bradley Lazarus, Nick Roman and Richard Smith scored for Mancs in the Division One clash. Glenthorne United A, who have played three games more, remain a point ahead, kept up the pressure at the top with a 4-2 win over EDRS. Paul van Gelder (2), Danny Seller and Adam Lennard were their marksmen. Guest players Paul Herszaft and Steve Kreiger replied for EDRS.

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Glenthorne back where they belong

By Craig Silver, May 16, 2008

Glenthorne United 2-0 Brady Maccabi

Glenthorne United are heading back to the Premier Division as champions after they secured the Division One title with a 2-0 win over Brady Maccabi at Waltham
Abbey.

Goals at the end of each half from Dave Ossack and top-scorer Lewis Walker sent the team into wild celebrations as they cracked open the bubbly and were presented with the Division One shield at the end of the game.

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Youth leads the way at Wingate prizegiving

By Craig Silver, May 16, 2008

Two Jewish players were recognised at Wingate & Finchley’s end of season awards at the Abrahams Stadium.

Following a successful first season with the North London club, Elliott Green won reserve team player of the year. He said: “I’m ecstatic to win such an award because when I first joined the club I never would have thought I’d get into the team let alone win the player of the year award.”

Described as a rock solid defensive midfielder, he added: “I feel I’ve become a much better and quicker player this season.”

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Strauss' double delight

May 16, 2008

Daniel Strauss won Fighter of the Year at the Seni 2008- Gracie Invitational competition. The 17-year-old also won gold in the adult division of his weight category (Blue belt – featherweight), and silver in the team event.

Competing in the Gracie Invitational 2008 at Seni in the Excel Centre, he won all four fights to take gold in the final

A day later, he was entered into the clash of the countries, and had to represent France, as there were too many in the GB team. He won his first fight but lost his second (to a British teammate. He helped France take silver.

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Sharpstone strikes it lucky

May 16, 2008

Jake Sharpstone was the star of the third annual Maccabi GB tenpin bowling tournament in Dunstable.

The 14-year-old son of 2005 Maccabiah bowler Tony, bowled a career best 256 and walked away with the Freddie Loberman Memorial Trophy and the award for the highest handicap score. Sharpstone narrowly lost out on yet another trophy, eventually losing to Michael Loberman in the knockout tournament’s 3rd/4th place play off.



Finalists Ricky Cohen, Paul Loberman and Michael Loberman

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Lewis leads Alyth home

May 16, 2008

Alyth Belsize White 5-1 HMH

A hat-trick from Harry Lewis helped Alyth Belsize White clinch the Bill Orkin Challenge Cup after they overpowered HMH.

Managed by Paul Josephs, the league runners-up featured nine members of the team which had lost the Under 10 final on penalties last season. One member of the winning line-up was Sarah Ison, who last season watched the team in the final and forced her way into the squad. Victory capped a memorable campaign in which they finished runners-up in the Martin Lane National Cup and lost only two matches all season.

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