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Kedem test

By Mike Sinclair, November 18, 2010

Eilon Kedem, 26, has been handed the chance to return to winning ways on the undercard of Dmitriy Salita's world title fight.

Kedem, an Israeli super-bantamweight from Herzliya, suffered his fourth defeat in 19 professional fights when he lost a majority points decision to Guyana's Elton Dharry at New York's Roseland Ballroom in April.

But Salita, who meets Mike Anchondo for the vacant IBA welterweight title at the same venue, has offered Kedem, who learned to box in the Israeli Army, the chance of redemption against an opponent to be named.


Hats off to Hendon, says Harmen boss

By Danny Caro, November 18, 2010

Dan Uzan, manager of Southgate Harmen A, wants Hendon United A to win the title after they hit his team for six to go top of the Premier Division.

A hat-trick from Yishai Last plus further efforts from Greg Corin (2) and Ben Kon sealed a 6-1 victory, with new dad Alex Bourne, the husband of Rachel Stevens, registering Harmen's consolation.


Israel beats Iceland in friendly

By Danny Caro, November 18, 2010

Two goals from debutant Omer Damari steered Israel to a 3-2 victory over Iceland at the Bloomfield Stadium on Wednesday night.

Played in front of only 4,500 spectators at the home of Hapoel Tel Aviv, Damari, a striker for Maccabi Petach Tikvah, marked his first international match with a goal inside five minute.

Damari put Luis Fernandez's men two goals up with another smart finish after 14 minutes.

It was 3-0 after 27 minutes when Maccabi Haifa's Lior Rafaelov fired home.

Iceland improved in the second half with two goals making the scoreline respectable at the final whistle.


Karren Brady: Avram Grant won’t be sacked

By Danny Caro, November 17, 2010

Karren Brady, vice-chairman at West Ham, has given under-fire manager Avram Grant some breathing space by confirming that his job is safe until Christmas at least.

Ahead of Saturday’s trip to Liverpool, there has been growing pressure on Grant following a disastrous start to the season which has seen West Ham take just nine points from their first 13 games.


MJSL leaders march on

By Danny Caro, November 17, 2010

League leaders Manchester Maccabi 3rd cruised past a vastly weakened Westdene side in style, with both Max Rose and Josh Hayes netting hat-tricks.

Manager Martin Simons was pleased with the win, and was immediately looking forward to games coming up in the coming weeks against the Republic of Mancunia, whom they moved six points clear of with this victory.

“We have two important games against Republic of Mancunia, who look like our closest rivals, so we are concentrating on that at the moment, as well as the cup this weekend and then we’ll see how those games go.”


JC Olim League Week Six review

By Danny Caro, November 17, 2010

Week 6 in the Olim league in Israel saw a goal fest with 22 goals scored in 3 matches.

Defending champions England FC proved too strong for Aviv City FC with Yaron Galinsky scoring a hat-trick in a 6-0 victory.

Playing their second game of the season on a chilled Tel Aviv evening, Aviv set their stall out early on as they looked to catch the champions on the break and nearly caught the back four cold. But the pressure finally told as Jonathan Ellman made a powerful run down the right and shot across the City keeper and into the bottom corner.


Hyde Park wins nine-goal thriller

By Danny Caro, November 16, 2010

A last-minute penalty from Dave Cohen helped Hyde Park Rovers return to winning ways as they won a nine-goal thriller against South Manchester Sports Club 2nd.

An end-to-end contest in the Joan Collins Premier Division saw Rovers dampen a rousing comeback by South and left manager Phillip Braham was relieved to clinch the points.

“We should have sealed the game off when we were 4-2 up, but credit to South Manchester for getting back into the game. We’re lucky to have come out with the three as it was a hard fought game.”


Westdene pay the penalty after points failure

By Danny Caro, November 16, 2010

Westdene went down 3-0 to Haroldeans but still took home three points as some of their players were stopped and handed a three point penalty for speeding. Things weren’t much better on the pitch for the visiting side, though they put up a valiant display in the face of an horrendous injury crisis. Half of their 18 man squad out through injury, meaning that they had to field two players without prior experience in senior 11-a-side football, one of whom had been out injured for a year.


Brady hit Camden for six

By Danny Caro, November 15, 2010

Hat-tricks from Mark Smith and scoring sensation Josh Hershman helped Brady Maccabi to a thrashing of promotion rivals Camden Park in JC MSFL division one.

Brady, flying high near the top of the league, were given their edge by Hershman who, although officially a winger, has now bagged 15 in all competitions. Not far behind him was the tireless Smith - who chased every ball.


Los Blancos in 7th heaven

By Danny Caro, November 12, 2010

After two league defeats in a row, Los Blancos bounced back in some style.

Joel Minsky's men enjoyed all the early possesion and were rewarded when Sami Birnbaum seized on a losse ball in the box to fire into the corner.

The lead was doubled when Danny Kon finished well follwing a fine Blancos move.

Raiders replied against the run of play, but further strikes from Birnbaum and Kon meant Minsky's men went in 4-1 up at the break.