JC Olim League

JC Olim League Week 14 review

By Danny Caro, February 8, 2011

Jerusalem booked their place in the top division of the JC Olim League after beating Ra’anana 5-1.

The match was the highlight of a gripping final week of the open part of the Olim League in Israel before the eight teams split into two divisions.

The only fixture that would affect the standings was the match featuring Ra’anana and Jerusalem who occupied 4th and 5th places. The winner would go into Division One and the loser into Division Two.

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JC Olim League Week 12 review

By Danny Caro, January 19, 2011

Jaffa recorded an emphatic 6-0 victory over Modiin in the JC Olim League.

A booking error at the Modiin home pitch meant that this game was played at a neutral venue in south Tel Aviv.

It was not long until the team from down the road in Jaffa took an early lead. Playing up front in place of his suspended brother, Daniel Berkeley tucked away his first of the night to put Jaffa ahead.

The following 20 minutes saw Modiin come back into the game and dominate possession without creating too many shooting opportunities.

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JC Olim League review

By Danny Caro, January 10, 2011

A wonder goal from Yoni Sidi helped England FC maintain their 100 per cent record as they edged past Jerusalem in the battle between last season's top two finishers.

The meeting in Modiin saw England were looking to protect an perfect record against a Jerusalem side starting to find form at the right time.

Jerusalem were well marshalled by Dan Kosky and league veteran Danny Newman who were both outstanding at keeping the England team to little more than half chances and long shots in the first half.

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JC Olim League round-up

By Danny Caro, January 5, 2011

After a slow start to the season by last year's runners-up, Jerusalem roared back to life following their recent return to form with an impressive 6-1 demolition in Modi'in.

Debutant from Chile Javier Mendez’s first touch in the JC Olim League could not have been better. A pin-point pass found Eli Warner on the edge of the box and the former North West Neasden striker composed himself to slot home into the bottom corner.

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JC Olim League Week 10 review

By Danny Caro, December 14, 2010

Full from the Chanukah doughnuts it was back to football for the Olim League in Israel, and, with the worst storm to hit Israel in 10 years beckoning, all eyes were on the weather.

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JC Olim League round-up

By Danny Caro, December 7, 2010

Ra’anana climbed joint-top of the JC Olim League after completing a 5-3 victory over Aviv City.

In the weekend’s only match, City, who went into the game without a win, started faster and more positively. They came out of the blocks well, forcing a couple of fine saves from keeper Robin Burkeman Ra’aana.

It was City who made the breakthrough after 10 minutes. A great move and Daniel Rahamin set up Ben Nassim who fired home from an acute angle – the first time that City have led a game.

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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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