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Ben Haim seeks Cup Final revenge

By Simon Griver, May 13, 2010

Portsmouth defender Tal Ben Haim expects to be fit to face Chelsea in the FA Cup Final at Wembley on Saturday after recovering from a serious groin injury.

The Israeli came on as a substitute in the 1-0 away defeat at Everton last week after several months on the sidelines, and is determined to play even if he requires painkilling injections.


Oakhill Lions win Shonn Trophy

May 13, 2010

Two goals from Jake Gilbert helped Oakhill Lions win the Shonn Trophy after beating Manchester Maccabi 3rd 3-1.

An exciting final was not decided until the last few minutes at Salford City FC's Moor Lane ground.

Oakhill broke the deadlock on 38 minutes when Gilbert was left unmarked and volleyed home spectacularly from 10 yards.

The Oaks doubled the lead on the stroke of half time when a goalkeeping error allowed Ben Horn to fire home.


Dean Furman out of World Cup Squad

By James Martin, May 13, 2010

WORLD CUP Dean Furman's World Cup dreams appear to be over after he was left out of South Africa's 29-man training squad.

Furman, 21, who has played more than 70 matches for Rangers, Bradford City and Oldham Athletic, has been called up once by his country - as an unused substitute in a friendly against Australia in 2008.

He has not featured since Carlos Alberto-Parreira took over as coach.


Hendon Hawks win U10 title

May 13, 2010

Hendon Hawks A won the Maccabi GB Primary League Under 10 Division title after beating HMH Red 4-0 in a playoff.

The Hawks began the game strongly and forged ahead through Akiva Restan.

The goal served as a wake-up call to HMH and they came within inches of an equaliser when a superb strike from Alex Rose shaved the bar.

The Hawks became the dominant force in the second half. David Amor doubled the lead after a neat one-two with Joel Gottlieb. Restan sealed the victory with two long-range efforts.


Phillips stars in Belmont victory

May 13, 2010

An unbeaten 38 from Joel Phillips steered Belmont & Edgware to victory as they beat Haryom in the Middlesex Sunday League Division Three.

Tight spells from opening bowlers Gideon Restan (1-12) and Mike Prager set the tone for BECC to restrict Haryom to 138. Neil Myeroff (1-20) bowled beautifully in tandem with chief destroyer Stuart Davis (4-24). Phillips chipped in with 2-17 at the death.

Simon Durban (26), Warren Averbuch (32), batting with the aid of a runner, laid the platform for Phillips to see the job through.


Maccabi Haifa cling to title hopes

May 13, 2010

Maccabi Haifa can clinch back-to-back titles tomorrow if they win at Bnei Yehuda. But failure could hand the title to Hapoel Tel Aviv who travel to Betar Jerusalem, trailing Maccabi by two points but with a better goal difference. John Gregory’s Maccabi Ahi Nazareth were relegated.


Katz selected for SE England U20 squad

May 13, 2010

Team GB star Sam Katz has been selected for the South East England Under 20 squad.

Following a contracted five-month spell at National League One side Newbury RFC, the fly-half will line up against The Midlands U20 at Cambridge University on Sunday.

Katz has returned from New Zealand for the match. He has been playing for the Old Boys University Rugby Club in Wellington since March.


Lions need one win to take the Championship

By Danny Caro, May 13, 2010

The seeds of success were sewn long before London Lions' victory over leaders Wormley Rovers, but James Gershfield's decisive strike made the celebrations that followed feel all the more real.

The win left Tony Gold's men needing one win from their last two games as they closed in on winning the Herts Senior County League Premier Division for the first time.

Adam Stolerman and Gershfield were on target as the Lions moved to within a point of Rovers after a nail-biting contest at Rowley Lane. It put the Lions within touching distance of reaching the South Midlands League Division One.


Brady Maccabi close in on the playoffs

May 13, 2010

Brady Maccabi A are just one game away from a title playoff with Glenthorne A after they demolished London Maccabi Lions A 8-0 in the Maccabi Masters League Division One. Mark Wagman (3), Scott Ansher (2), Jonny Cohen, Jon Feldman and David Rose were the marksmen.

Faithfold, who are also the opponents in the Henry Swerner Cup final at Wingate on Sunday evening, lie between Brady and a title decider.


U15 Israel football tour of Prague

May 13, 2010

SQUASH Israel finished third at the Under 15 European Team tournament in Prague.

Seeded fourth, they set out to defy the form book, led by Millfield scholar Daniel Poleshchuk. Reaching the quarter-finals, the team was drawn against the second seeded and highly-fancied French team.