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Redbridge rule the roost

By Craig Silver, June 6, 2008

AJY Redbridge Jewish Care stole the show at the AJY football awards at JFS in Kenton, North West London.

The Essex club won three awards after winning the league and cup double with their Under 16 side and the Red Group championship which went to the Under 10 team.

Under 16 captain Marcus Starr said: “This is my third season with the club and it has definitely been my most successful. We are already looking forward to next year. We take our football very seriously and want to try and achieve even more next season.”

Rhodes helps Israel to 60 not out

May 30, 2008

Jonty Rhodes will be the star attraction in a unique Israel team that will include a collection of Jewish cricketers from South Africa, Australia, Ireland and India that will take on an India A squad to mark the country’s 60th anniversary.

The former South Africa great, 38, who retired from the game five years ago, has confirmed his participation for the three one-dayers to be held in Tel Aviv and Ashdod from July 12-17.


Dagenham farewell to star Sloma

By Danny Caro, May 30, 2008

Sam Sloma is on the lookout for a new club after Dagenham & Redbridge decided not to renew his contract.

Sloma, who scored the club’s first-ever league goal at the start of last season, joined the Essex team in July 2006. The GB Maccabiah Games player also scored in the club’s penultimate match of the season, a 3-2 victory at Darlington which helped maintain their League 2 status.


Now Zak's the way to do it

May 30, 2008

Zak Zilesnick was the star of the show at the Greater London Closed Championships.

England’s number one Under 13 player, who has only been playing competitive table tennis for three years, set a record by winning all four junior events.

He captured the Under 18, Under 15 and Under 13 singles titles as well as the junior boys doubles crown at the London Progress club in Southall, West London. The European Maccabi Games double bronze medalist overcame Guy Ben-Aroya in the Under 15 final.


Israelis eliminated in Paris

By Simon Griver, May 30, 2008

Shahar Peer was the most high profile Jewish casualty in the first round at Roland Garros, crashing out to a player ranked 132 places below her.

The 17th seed Israeli continued her poor run with a three-set defeat against Australian Samantha Stosur. Tzipi Obziler (91) put up a brave fight before going down in similar fashion against eighth seed Venus Williams. Obziler, 35 succumbed 6-2 in the decider. She said: “Naturally I’m disappointed but I can take a lot of satisfaction from the ability I showed.”


Brown cages Lions in season finale

May 30, 2008

Darren Brown was the matchwinner as Redbridge Jewish Care A beat London Maccabi Lions B at Hendon FC in the Premier Division.

Ben Lewis and an own goal helped Faithfold A beat relegated North London Raiders A 2-1. Raiders skipper Ashley Davidson pulled one back in his final MSFL appearance.

Gav Noe (4), Yuval Chen 2, Benjy Engelsman and David Atkins helped Hendon United B maintain Division One status with an 8-1 victory over Golders Green. Tal Stern claimed a consolation.


Brady's double delight

May 30, 2008

Brady Maccabi A completed an unprecedented league and cup double with an emphatic 11-3 win over EDRS.

Goals from Marc Herman (3), Scott Ansher (3), Laurence Beck, Laurence Leigh, Perry Yam, Mark Abrahams and Jason Harris helped Daniel Morris to pip Glenthorne United A to the post. Gary Good, Mark Kingston and Jacob Namer replied for EDRS.

Nick Roman, Barry Abraham and an own goal saw South Mancunians beat Faithfold B 3-0.

Division Two champions London Maccabi Lions B lost 5-3 at Glenthorne B for whom Sid Shaw and Dan Seller hit two apiece.


Faith do the business as Neasden fold

By Craig Silver, May 30, 2008

Faithfold B 2-1 North West Neasden B

First-half goals from Elliott Cohen and Yoni Raeburn ensured Faithfold B maintained Division One status as they ended Neasden Bs promotion hopes on a dramatic final day in the JC MSFL.

The result means Marc Zeidman’s Montana Boca United A will go up to the Premier Division along with champions Glenthorne, while Southgate Harmen A were relegated to the second tier.


Communal players fly high in Hornets’ nest

May 30, 2008

Maccabi GB’s annual football event, Community Kick Off, took place at Vicarage Road, home to the Championship side Watford.

In its sixth year, the event featured a junior competition when 24 teams of players aged nine-15 battled it out.

There were some notable performances from the HMH teams, London Maccabi Lions, Brady Maccabi and Kenton Maccabi who clearly relished the opportunity to shine on the big stage.


Goodman destined for great things

By Brian Sacks, May 30, 2008

Richard Goodman, 15, began the track season in style, winning the Middlesex Under-17 800 metres title in 2:01.

The previous week the JFS pupil scored a fine double, coming first in the 800m and 1500m at the Southern League Premier Division in Hendon. The Stanmore runner won both events with personal bests of 2:00 and 4:11 respectively.