European Maccabi Games

GB hit for six by Lithuania

By Danny Caro, July 11, 2011

Jonny Cohen’s GB Open futsal squad were on the receiving end of a Lithuanian master-class as the red-hot favourites romped to a 6-1 victory in the semi-final.

Lithuania got off to a flying start, taking the lead with their first attack after just two minutes. They cut the GB defence to rippons with their pace, power and movement making them too hot to handle.

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Girl power as GB win first football medal

By Danny Caro, July 11, 2011

Goals from Sara Lyons, Samantha Miller and Michaela Green saw GB Ladies claim their first-ever Open football medal as they overcame Germany 3-1 on Monday afternoon.

With the USA having run away with the competition, GB went head to head with the Germans in what was effectively a playoff for silver. The loser would go home empty-handed.

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It's GB versus Germany for gold

By Danny Caro, July 11, 2011

GB Open football confirmed their place in tomorrow’s gold medal match against Germany with an emphatic 8-1 victory over the hosts at SK Hakoah.

James Gershfield fired a double to take his tally to six goals in the competition. TJ Keterman bagged a brace with other goals coming from Michael Sacks, Daran Bern, Ben Ellis and a worldie from Adam Stolerman.

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It's a one-two for GB junior badminton boys

By Danny Caro, July 11, 2011

David Garcia was crowned champion of Europe after winning an all-GB final at Club Danube in Vienna.

Taking part in his first European Maccabi Games, Garcia, 15, beat Yossi Goodlink to take the gold in the Junior Boys badminton final.

A national country player, Garcia is currently ranked 20. He reached a high of 15.

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EMG Day 5 review on Team GB

By Danny Caro, July 11, 2011

The penultimate day of action here in Vienna saw Team GB add to their growing medal tally with gold and silver in the Boys Junior badminton.

GB MEDAL TABLE

OPEN FOOTBALL – GB 8 AUSTRIA 1

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Barnett bonanza keeps GB on course for Masters final

By Danny Caro, July 11, 2011

A brilliant hat-trick from Gideon Barnett kept GB’s Masters team on course for their first-ever gold medal as they came from behind to rock Gibraltar 9-2.

In a must-win game for both teams, GB quickly found themselves two goals behind but they drew level during the first half courtesy of strikes from Barnett and an own goal.

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Open football in pole position for gold

By Danny Caro, July 10, 2011

Second half strikes from Craig Ellis and James Gershfield saw Team GB boost gold medal hopes with a 2-0 victory over an ill-disciplined Mexico team who finished with eight men after three reds cards.

GB were on top throughout in a victory marred by an injury to right-back Danny Cole who suffered a broken arm and is out of the competition.

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Colman is mustard as GB reach last four

By Danny Caro, July 10, 2011

Motti Colman scored his first-ever hat-trick as GB marched into the last four of a futsal competition for the first time, as Jonny Cohen’s troops found their shooting boots in a 7-4 victory over Estonia.

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Brave GB well beaten by red-hot Russians

By Danny Caro, July 10, 2011

The Masters Futsal put in a brave performance before going down 8-1 against competition favourites Russia.

A combination of good organisation, shape and discipline helped GB keep the match goalless for the opening 18 minutes. They also rode their luck at times with the woodwork coming to the rescue on three occasions as well as keeper Phil Caplin producing a number of heroic saves.

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Ten-man GB edge past Switzerland

By Danny Caro, July 8, 2011

Strikes from TJ Keterman and Daniel Stanton helped GB edge past Switzerland 2-1 to maintain their gold medal hopes in the Open football competition on Day Three of the European Maccabi Games in Vienna.

But the result did not give a true reflection of the match as Swiss keeper Mathieu Wolownick made several world-class saves to keep his team in the game.

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