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Maccabi Masters review

By Danny Caro, November 3, 2010

Faithfold are joint-top of the Maccabi Masters League Division One. Strikes from Joel Nathan (2), Darren Gurner (2) Russell Rich and Nick Davis helped them go top by virtue of goals scored after they thumped Hendon Harriers 6-1.

Brady Maccabi A leapfrogged title rivals North London Raiders with an impressive 5-1 victory. Mark Wagman (4) and Scott Ansher getting the goals. Ilan Ovits netted Raiders’ consolation.


South Manchester rediscover winning formula

By Danny Caro, November 3, 2010

South Manchester 1st finally found their scoring touch against bottom of the table Accenture,and avoided being dragged into a relegation tussle in the process.

True to form, as happened last week, a chance was missed in the first minute when a Jacobs cross was somehow missed by the South forwards.

Ultimately it was not to affect the result but after missing a number of chances it was no surprise when South fell to the usual sucker punch conceding to a set piece after 30 minutes.


Hapoel claims historic point

By Danny Caro, November 3, 2010

Eli Guttman, the manager of Hapoel Tel Aviv, was left with mixed emotions after his team claimed their first ever Champions League point against Schalke at the Bloomfield Stadium on Tuesday night.

Having lost their first three matches in Group B, the Israeli champions restored some pride in a goalless draw against team containing the likes of Raul, Klaus Jan Huntelaar and Jefferson Farfan.

Guttman said: “It is a great honour for an Israeli side to be able to stand up to a club as big as Schalke, yet I’m still leaving with a slight taste of disappointment.”


Liverpool give trial to Omri Altman

By Danny Caro, November 2, 2010

Maccabi Tel Aviv youth team captain Omri Altman will arrive at Liverpool with a huge weight on his shoulders. Invited by manager Roy Hodgson for a week-long trial, he has been compared to Reds captain Steven Gerrard in his native Israel.

Altman's trial comes just as new Liverpool owner John Henry told Hodgson that he must develop young players rather than buy expensive new ones.


Olim League week four review

By Danny Caro, November 1, 2010

A month in and the JC Olim League in Israel is starting to take shape. Jerusalem kick-started their season with a well-deserved 3-2 victory over Aviv City at Tel Aviv University on Saturday night.

The capital city side had the better of the opening exchanges with Jonny Hadi and Ori Kobi dominating the middle of the park. But, it was Aviv City who opened the scoring halfway through the first period. Raz Bauer tool advantage of a goalkeeping error to put the home side one up. Jerusalem hit back though before the break, David Zackon lashing home a left-footed shot.


Gloves are off as Salita aims for redemption

By Mike Sinclair, October 29, 2010

Dmitriy Salita is set to exoricse the demons of his Amir Khan nightmare by challenging for the IBA world welterweight title.

Salita, 28, who was crushed by Bolton’s Khan last December, will take on Mike Anchondo in a bid to get his career back on track.

The Brooklyn-based Jewish boxer will meet 28-year-old Anchondo, winner of 30 of his 33 fights, at Roseland Ballroom in Times Square, New York.

Salita’s own company, Salita Promotions, have teamed up with Universal Boxing to stage the show and has also enlisted the services of legendary trainer Emanuel Steward.


MJSL chief tells teams to clean up their act

By Danny Caro, October 29, 2010

League chiefs believe their latest meeting with club members will help curb the division’s violent streak.
Tempers have flared throughout the season with three red cards and 27 yellows having been dished out in the opening 36 games.

And following last week’s 20-man brawl in the game between Westdene 2nd and Sporting JLGB, league secretary Paul Rose is hoping the latest talks have helped clear the air.


Songavkar ready for new test

October 29, 2010

Maccabi Ajax CC have signed Indian Jewish batsman Bensiyon Songavkar.

Songavkar, 25, who lives in Rajkot, is Maccabi’s first-ever international recruit. He will play for the 1st XI in the Victorian Turf Cricket Association’s South

Player of the tournament at last summer’s Maccabiah Games, Songavkar has played for his region Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy.

In Israel, he dominated with the bat, including scoring a memorable 50 in the final against South Africa and leading India to its first ever cricket medal at the Games.


Wrestling star Dar in demand

By James Masters, October 29, 2010

Noam Dar is a man in demand after his wrestling heroics wowed fans at the recent Maximum Impact event in Scotland.

The Israeli teen sensation underlined his status as the sport’s most exciting up and coming talent after retaining his tag-team title alongside partner Liam Thomson.

Dynamic Dar, 17, stole the show at the Magnum Centre in Irvine last week and now has a number of wrestling companies fighting for his signature.

After moving to Scotland from Tel Aviv at the age of six, Dar was trained up by the Premier British Wrestling Company where he has since made his name.


England's cricketers will boss says Moss

By James Masters, October 28, 2010

England's cricketers have been tipped to pile the misery on Australia in this winter's Ashes.

Andrew Strauss' men flew out this morning ahead of the five-match Test series which begins in Brisbane on November 25.

Australia have struggled in recent months and have slumped to fifth in the world rankings.

Former Derbyshire batsman Jon Moss, who has also represented Australia at the Maccabiah Games, has faced several of the England stars who will take on Ricky Ponting's men.