JC Olim League

JC Olim review

By Danny Caro, November 30, 2010

England FC moved to within two points of leaders Jaffa FC after winning the top-of-the-table derby clash 2-0.

A well fought contest, which even drew a small crowd on the sideline, featured a high tempo start with both teams were fighting for every challenge. The game was on a knife edge until the 60th minute when Yaron Galinsky pounced from close range from a Lewis Kaye free kick to release the tension.

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JC Olim League review

By Danny Caro, November 24, 2010

New boys Netanya stunned Jerusalem, last year’s runners-up, into submission with a 6-3 victory in the JC Olim League.

After two last minute goals in their first two games condemned the Seasiders to defeats, Netanya bounced back with a solid performance.

Jerusalem took an early lead when David Preston tucked home an excellent cross from David Zachon.

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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.

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JC Olim League Week 5 round-up

By Danny Caro, November 9, 2010

Week 5 of the JC Olim Football League saw only one match being played between FC Jaffa and Brazil. League newcomers Brazil had some pre-season disciplinary issues, however this match was played in a great spirit throughout.

The match got underway under the floodlights with Brazil creating some early chances only to be thwarted by Jaffa keeper Simon Davies on a few occasions.

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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.

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JC Olim League Week 3 review

By Danny Caro, October 27, 2010

The third week of the Israeli Anglo League took place last Saturday, where Aviv City FC journeyed south to take on the new boys Ashdod.

Ashdod, a team of young skilful French players, got off to an immediate start with a free kick that they converted for an early 1-0 advantage. Aviv City managed to respond shortly after leveling the play but this was short-lived and by half-time it was 3-1 to Ashdod.

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JC Olim League round-up

By Danny Caro, October 19, 2010

The second week of the JC Olim League in Israel was a much tighter affair than the goal fest of the opening week.

Current champions England FC opened their title defence against newly merged Modiin and Bet Shemesh while an enthralling north of centre derby took place between Netanya and Raanana.

England FC struggled to break down a resilient Modiin defence in the first half. Yarden Barness on his debut and John Rosenbaum both were put through but could not beat the excellent Yanki Tajtelbaum in the Modiin goal.

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Antisemitism in football could harm 2018 World Cup bid

By Danny Caro, October 14, 2010

The One Game, One Community Week of Action got under way yesterday. Once again, antisemitism in football appears to have been overlooked. You have to ask why? Do the authorities not think that there is a problem?

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Olim league kicks off in Tel Aviv

October 14, 2010

The first JC Olim League, created by the Olim communities around Israel, comprises nine teams with Jewish footballers from all over the globe represented.

This summer saw three new teams enter the league and the pre-season hype and uncertainty ended as the league kicked off on Saturday night in Tel Aviv and Ashdod.

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JC Olim League week one round-up

By Danny Caro, October 11, 2010

The first JC Olim League, the league created by the Olim communities around Israel, comprises nine teams with Jewish footballers from all over the globe represented. This summer saw three new teams enter the league and the pre-season hype and uncertainty ended as the league kicked off on Saturday night in Tel Aviv and Ashdod.

Playing at the floodlit Tel Aviv University pitch, league veterans Jaffa FC hosted new boys Aviv City FC. This hard-fought season curtain-raiser was won comfortably (7-1) in the end by Jaffa.

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