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Brady retain league crown

By Jeremy Silverstone, April 27, 2009

Brady Maccabi A retained the Maccabi Masters Football League Division One title after drawing 3-3 nearest rivals North London Raiders. Scott Ansher, Marc Herman and Marc Lee scored the goals that secured the title for Brady who edged Raiders out by a point. Ashley Davidson (2) and

London Maccabi Lions A thumped Temple Fortune 6-1 thanks to a five-goal show from Danny Reuben plus one from Peter Lazard. Yari Mamouri scored Fortune’s consolation.


Levy double inspires Glenthorne to cup win

By Jeremy Silverstone, April 27, 2009

Maccabi Masters Henry Swerner Cup Final, sponsored by Tux n Tails: Glenthorne United A 3, South Manx 1

Glenthorne United A battled their way to a 3-1 victory over South Mancunians to add their name to the Henry Swerner Trophy on a warm afternoon at Gosling Stadium,

Prior to the game, the teams had been presented to the Guest of Honour, Paul Fairclough, manager of the England C team, and former manager of Stevenage Borough and Barnet.


Czechs eye Grant

By Danny Caro, April 24, 2009

Avram Grant has been approached with a view of becoming the next manager of the Czech Republic national team.

The former Chelsea manager, 53, has been out of work for almost a year and is reported to have been offered a four-year deal worth £900,000 a year.

The Czech FA have been in negotiations with Grant's agent Pini Zahavi, and vice-president Jaroslav Vacek confirmed: “We have spoken with a person who officially represents Mr Grant. We still hear how the team degenerated, but it does have its quality and the new coach, if he succeeds, can make a good name by that.”


Final chance

April 23, 2009

Crumpsall reached the final of the Feldman Trophy after beating South Manchester Maccabi 2nd 4-3 with goals from Uri Stienberg (3) and Matt Jacobs on target. Darryl Leigh, Jonny Pressman and Andrew Levy replied.

They will meet Westdene 1st who beat league champions Leeds JNF J-Uni 5-3 with Daniel Amram (2), Dan Selwyn, Yochai Zorno and Jordan Gold on target. Josh Rubin , Alex Hirschman and Anthony Hayman replied.


Glenthorne on song

April 23, 2009

North London Raiders’ Division One title hopes were dealt a hammer blow when they suffered a 4-3 defeat against cup finalists Glenthorne United A. Jason Levy (3) and Sid Shaw did the damage. Kevin Lotzof (2) and Neville Roach replied for Raiders.

Division Two champions Clayhall Park Casuals A lost for the second consecutive week, going down 3-1 against Pel City. Perry Somers (2) and Ashley Marks netted for City with a Brian Deal penalty proving no more than scant consolation.


Proud Lions hope for lady luck

April 23, 2009

London Lions 2-0 Met Police Bushey

Goals from Lee Cash and Adam Stolerman put London Lions on the brink of promotion from the Herts Senior County League Premier Division following an impressive 2-0 win over the recently crowned champions at Rowley Lane.

Cash rewarded Lions’ work-rate and tenacity with the opener and he was involved in the second after being hauled down in the area. Stolerman effectively killed off the game from the penalty spot.


Red Sea make waves as Faithfold go down

By Richard Jaye, April 23, 2009

Faithfold C 1-3 Red Sea

It was a case of one up, one down as Red Sea clinched promotion to Division One and sent Faithfold C down after winning a thrilling end-of-season finale at Chase Lodge.

The opening goal came three minutes before the interval. Stefan Benfredj struck his free kick with power and pace, leave Faithfold keeper David Garson with no chance.

The second half was more of a spectacle but was settled as a contest on the hour mark as David Lussman’s corner curled towards the net with Jason Lindsay helping it over the line.


Swing king Kuber starts with a bang

By Danny Caro, April 23, 2009

Teenage prodigy Marc Kuber has enjoyed a successful period on the golf course.

Kuber, 17, finished runner-up in the Ashford Manor Junior Open, missing out by one shot. He said: “I played pretty averagely but nonetheless, that was a nice start to the season.”

Playing in the Johnson Better Ball tournament at Hendon Golf Club, together with his partner, Kuber beat Walker Cup player Luke Goddard 5 and 4, running out victors on the 14th to claim his second win in three years.


Matt finish for Pinner

April 23, 2009

Matt Lubel and Alex Trup were on target as Pinner JFC drew 2-2 against Herons Youth in the Watford Friendly League Under 16 Yellow Division.

Joel Shaw (3) and Lewis Decker could not stop Pinner Under 15s going down to a 6-4 defeat at Oxhey Jets White in the WFL Yellow Division.

Goals from James Doffman and Daniel Nikolopulos earned London Maccabi Lions a 2-1 win over Nascott Wood Rangers in the WFL Under 13 Division.

LML Under 12s are in the final of the WFL Spring Cup after beating St Albans 3-0 courtesy of strikes from Ethan Herman, Ben Myers and Teddie Levenfiche.


Power play and Twenty20 vision, Manchester is the place to be

April 23, 2009

Defending league and Twenty20 champions South Manchester Maccabi, Bury and Whitefield and Manchester Maccabi look set to be the teams to beat as the 2009 Northern Jewish Cricket League season gets under way on Sunday.

Six clubs will contest the league with a famous name from the past rejoining. Salford Jewish Cricket Club, which disbanded in 2002 after winning four consecutive Harry Cowan Cups and the double in 2000, have been reformed by Robert Marks, son of former Salford captain, David, and Daniel Paul.