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Sahar's Chelsea doubts

January 14, 2009

Ben Sahar has admitted that he made a mistake joining Chelsea so early in his career.

Having completed a loan move to Dutch side De Graafschap last week, Sahar, 19, conceded that he has failed to lived up to expectation.

“I wanted to move to the Netherlands as young players get the chance to develop here,” said Sahar. “At 17 I decided to move to Chelsea and Jose Mourinho gave me my debut in the Premier League.

“Subsequently, many people expected a lot of me, especially in my own country where I can’t walk quietly on the streets.


Red-hot Redbridge surprise Alyth

By Craig Silver, January 14, 2009

Redbridge Jewish Care became the first team to beat leaders Alyth Belsize Yellow this season with a thrilling 3-2 victory in the Under 12 Division.

Goals from Max Salador, Daniel Wexler and former Spurs trainee Joffey Bradley helped the East Londoners avenge an 8-1 defeat by Alyth earlier in the season.

In a fiery encounter played in chilly conditions, the game was only given the go ahead after a late pitch inspection. Redbridge began the brighter and could have gone ahead as early as the seventh minute when a Salador effort flew just wide.


Raiders turn up the heat

By Craig Silver, January 14, 2009

“Watch out for us next season.” That was the message from North London Raiders A manager Adam Fegan after his team surprised JC MSFL Division One leaders South Manx A 6-2.

The amber men raced into a three-goal lead with Johnny Blain (2), making it seven goals in two weeks, Danny Bloom, Michael Sacks, Adam Posner and David Rhodes finishing the job.

Fegan said: “The result proves how far we have come. We had five different scorers which shows that we are playing like a team and not reliant on any individuals.


Joy for JLGB

January 14, 2009

Goals from Jamie King and Anton Radivan steered Sporting JLGB into the second round of the Shonn Trophy after disposing of Manchester Maccabi 4th.

South Manchester Maccabi 2nd beat Republic of Mancunia 3-1 thanks to goals from Andrew Levy (2) and Michael Basger.

Zav Landsman (2), Matt Jacobs, Rafi Groskopf and Uri Steinberg eased Crumpsall to a 5-1 success over a Westdene Reserves side that has lost five out of six in the league. Mike Cass replied.


Day of destiny looms for Redbridge

By Danny Caro, January 14, 2009

Goals from Max Solomons and Elliot Fox put Redbridge Jewish Care into the final of the Under 17 Division Trophy Centre Cup after they beat Kenton Maccabi 1-0. Steven Field replied. RJC await the winner of the other semi-final between HIS Hendon United and Highgate & Muswell Hill.

Harrison Grant scored a hat-trick as Under 14 Division title hopefuls Redbridge Jewish Care A thumped Kenton Maccabi 6-1.

Three goals from Zachery Collins helped HMH beat Hendon Hawks 5-4.


A team win

January 14, 2009

Hishu A Under Nines won the Maccabi Primary League indoor five-a-side competition.

A goal from Jonathan Eida saw them beat HMH A 1-0 to claim the Dennis Shore trophy. Nine teams entered the tournament with HUSHU A edging past HMH B 1-0 in the semi-finals. HMH clinched their final berth following a penalty shootout win over Redbridge.

A hat-trick from Theo Abramson helped Alyth Belsize B Red beat Hendon Hawks 6-4. Eli Apfel bagged a brace for the Hawks.


Last chance

January 14, 2009

Team GB are looking for the last few players to complete their girls Under 18 football squad for July’s Maccabiah Games.

Manager Laurence Thorne and coach Jo Webber are seeking players born between 1991 and 1994 who are of a reasonable standard and have some experience playing regularly for their school or club.

Contact Beverley Jones on 0208 457 2333 or go to


Goodman puts his best foot forward

By Brian Sacks, January 14, 2009

Richard Goodman scored an emphatic victory in the Middlesex Under 17 Cross Country Championships at Trent Park, North West London. Making light work of difficult conditions underfoot and sub-zero temperatures, Goodman finished the six-kilometre course more than a minute ahead of his closest rival.


Reuben at the double

January 14, 2009

Two long-range strikes from Danny Reuben hauled London Maccabi Lions A back into the Maccabi Masters Division One title race as they beat leaders North London Raiders 2-1.

The result blew the championship wide open with Ashley Davidson’s goal coming in vain for the Raiders. South Mancunians moved clear in second place following a goalless draw against Temple Fortune.


Awat not down after Real defeat

By Simon Griver, January 14, 2009

LA LIGA Dudu Awat took enormous satisfaction from his Real Mallorca debut even though the La Liga strugglers slumped to a 3-0 defeat at home to Real Madrid.

The Israeli national keeper recently signed for Mallorca from Deportivo La Coruna for one million euros on a three and a half year contract worth 750,000 euros a year.

He had to pick the ball out of the net after just three minutes as Arjen Robben put Real ahead but Awat made some fine saves during the game to prevent a rout. Raul and Sergio Ramos also scored.