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Hendon league offers football for all

September 28, 2010

A new seven-a-side Jewish football league is kicking off in Hendon on Sunday afternoons from October.

The friendly league, which is being run by Hendon United Sports Club, is open to all and designed to appeal to both children and adults who do not want to play in formal league teams.

Anyone from six upwards can make up teams, existing clubs can enter teams, or individuals can enter, in which case the league will help them form teams.


Nine-man Rovers steal the show

By James Masters, September 28, 2010

Hyde Park Rovers boss Phillip Braham has warned his hot-headed students to leave their raging antics at home following their fiery clash against Manchester Maccabi 3rds.

Rovers were reduced to nine men after having Bobby Abrahams and Jason Wise sent off during their hard-earned 2-1 victory over the previously unbeaten league leaders.

Both were dismissed for two bookable offences as tempers flared in a pulsating contest which saw Martin Simons' men suffer their first defeat in six games.


Benayoun to have horse treatment for calf injury

By Simon Griver, September 28, 2010

Yossi Benayoun is set to undergo the controversial horse placenta treatment from Serbian physiotherapist Marijana Kovicevic in a bid to be fit for Israel's upcoming vital Euro 2012 qualifiers.

The Chelsea midfielder limped off in the second half of last week's Carling Cup defeat against Newcastle last week after tearing a muscle in his right calf. The initial diagnosis was that he would be out for at least three weeks, missing Israel's home game against Croatia on October 9 and visit to Greece on October 12.


Depleted Lions make their point

By Danny Caro, September 28, 2010

London Lions took a valuable point against high flying Hoddesdon Town in the South Midlands League Division One.

Andy Glynne's second-half goal ensured Lions took a point after a poor first-half performance.

Both sides were devoid of regular first team players and the game and result reflected that. Among the absentees for the Lions were top-scorer James Gershfield, Adam Stolerman, Craig Ellis, Danny Berg and Ben Ellis. Blustery conditions in Broxbourne made it difficult for both teams to find any rhythm and resulted in a scrappy affair.


Howard Webb to referee Hapoel

By Simon Griver, September 27, 2010

Uefa have announced that Howard Webb will officiate Hapoel Tel Aviv's Champions League Group Stage match with Lyon at Bloomfield Stadium on Wednesday night.

Webb, 39, is considered the world's top referee after taking charge of the World Cup final between Spain and Holland in South Africa in July and last May’s Champions League final between Inter Milan and Bayern Munich.

Webb took charge of the goalless Premiership draw between Fulham and Everton at Craven Cottage on Saturday.

Hapoel lost their opening Group B match 2-0 against Benfica. They currently lie 8th in Ligat Ha’al.


Israel to face Poland in Davis Cup

By Danny Caro, September 27, 2010

Israel have been drawn at home to Poland in the second round of next year’s Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group 1.

Both teams received a bye in the first round but will play the tie on the date scheduled for the first round - the weekend of March 4, 2011.

The winners will move onto the promotion playoff for the World Group in September.

The tie is set to be held at the Ramat Hasharon Tennis Centre after disappointing attendances at the much larger Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv last week when Israel lost 3-2 to Austria and were relegated from the World Group after three years.


Leeker sends Manchester Maccabi through

By Danny Caro, September 27, 2010

Manchester Maccabi 1st progressed into the next round of the County Manchester County Cup after beating Middleton Colts 3-2. Adam Lavin, Michael Sacks and Rafi Leeker were the marksmen.

A goal from Andy Glynne helped London Lions come from behind to draw against Hoddesdon Town in the South Midlands League Division One.

Manchester Maccabi 1st progressed into the next round of the County Manchester County Cup after beating Middleton Colts 3-2.

In a re-arranged tie, it was colts who settled first, but a couple of long range shots did not really trouble Dan Garman in the Maccabi goal


FC Team reach round two

By Danny Caro, September 27, 2010

FC Team moved into the third round of the Middlesex County Senior Open Cup after despatching Brentham FC 2-0.

Mitch Young’s men arrived with a depleted squad with no substitutes and without a recognised keeper. Down to the bare bones, Young was forced to fill in between the sticks.


LMV 2nd well beaten by BA

By Danny Caro, September 22, 2010

London Maccabi Vale 2nds were beaten by 93 runs in a friendly against British Airways.

What at one time looked like being a close contest eventually turned into a non-event as BA’s Bangalore player hit a sparkling 91 off only 41 balls to put the match well out of reach of LMV.


Israeli football stadium of hope

By Simon Griver, September 21, 2010

The Israel FA has unveiled its timetable for a new 60,000 capacity national stadium in Ramat Gan.

Planning and design will now begin and the existing Ramat Gan National Stadium will be pulled down at the end of the 2011/12 season. Israel FA chairman Avi Luzon said: "The plan is to launch the new stadium by staging the Champions League final in 2016 or 2017."

The £1.7 billion cost of building the stadium will come from the Israel Sports Betting Board (Toto-pools), private donors and the development of land around the current stadium for income-producing commercial property.