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Maccabi Masters review

November 24, 2008

North London Raiders stretched their lead at the top to four points with an emphatic 5-1 win over Faithfold. A hat-trick from player-manager Richard Sacks, plus goals from Dean Schulberg and Paul Herszaft secured the points for Raiders, whilst Faithfold's scant consolation came from a Mark Klinger penalty.

Temple Fortune A moved off the bottom as they notched up their first-ever win in Masters football, with a 3-1 victory against EDRS, courtesy of goals from Graham Meyer, Robert Botkai and James Ryan. Nigel Conway replied for EDRS.

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Maccabi derby finishes honours even

November 20, 2008

A penalty from Laurence Myers helped Brady Maccabi A move to within two points of top spot as they drew 1-1 against London Maccabi Lions A in Division One. Adam Brand netted for Lions.

South Manx went third after claiming an impressive 6-2 victory over Glenthorne United A, courtesy of strikes from Mark Powell (2), Eric Elbaz, Gavin Jacobs, Darren Coon, and a 40-yarder from Ollie Olsen. Stewart Block and Faraharz Bozorgzad-Moghim replied.

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Maccabi Masters League review

By Jeremy Silverstone, November 19, 2008

A penalty from Laurence Myers helped Brady Maccabi A move to within two points of top spot as they drew 1-1 against London Maccabi Lions A in Division One. Adam Brand netted for Lions.

South Manx went third in the table after claiming an impressive 6-2 victory over Glenthorne United A courtesy of strikes from Mark Powell (2), Eric Elbaz, Gavin Jacobs, Darren Coon, and a 40-yarder belter from Ollie Olsen. Stewart Block and Faraharz Bozorgzad-Moghim scored for Glenthorne.

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Vets take bronze

November 13, 2008

Maccabi GB took bronze at the fourth Maccabi Masters competition in Israel after beating Maccabi Moscow 4-0 in the third-place playoff.

Braces from GB top-scorer Marc Morris and Mark Kingston wrapped up a convincing victory.

GB started the competition with a hard-fought win over Maccabi Buenos Aires. Tony Platman and Morris helped them come from behind to complete a 2-1 win. This was followed by a 2-2 draw against the Moscow Government team when they battled back with goals from Kingston and Morris.

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Brady boost

November 13, 2008

Two goals from Laurence Beck helped Brady Maccabi end North London Raiders' unbeaten record as they moved to within three points of the Division One leaders.

Scott Ansher and Marc Herman finished the job, prompting manager Danny Collins to proclaim: "We're back and we're not giving up our title without a fight."

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GB start in style

By Harvey Ackerman, November 6, 2008

Maccabi GB Masters (Over 45s) opened their four-match Tour of Israel campaign with a hard fought victory over Maccabi Buenos Aires.

Having dominated the opening exchanges, MGB fell behind after 17 minutes. Tony Platman levelled things up just past the half hour mark after Marc Morris had flicked on a free-kick. Morris turned the game on its head three minutes later, lifting the ball over the advancing keeper from a Phil Smith free-kick. Ian Leader came close to adding a third but his shot cannoned inches wide.

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Mancs keep their Coonl to go second

October 23, 2008

A last-gasp strike from Darren Coonl helped South Mancunians move up to second in the Maccabi Masters League Division One after the slenderest of victories over EDRS.

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Raiders go goal crazy

October 17, 2008

North London Raiders maintained their three-point lead at the top of Division One after thumping former winners London Maccabi Lions A 9-1. Ashley Davidson (3), Richard Sacks (3), Dean Schulberg, Amir Wagenstein and Neville Roach did the damage. Andy Miller claimed Lions' consolation.

Davidson said: "Things are going well but we mustn't get carried away."

Glenthorne United A hammered EDRS Stonegrove 7-1 courtesy of Jason Levy (3), Adam Lennard (2) and Greg Morris (2). Jacob Namer scored EDRS's consolation from the spot.

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Brady carry on where they left off

September 19, 2008

Nick Collins (2) and Scott Ansher were on target as defending champions Brady Maccabi A got off to a winning start with a 3-1 win over South Manx in Division One. Mark Powell scored Manx's consolation.

London Maccabi Lions A beat Glenthorne United A 5-2 courtesy of strikes from Adam Lee (2), Paul Wise, Nathan Kosky and David Price. Eliot Mullish and David Michaels replied.

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Raiders off the mark

September 12, 2008

The Maccabi Masters Football League returned to action with a record 450 players registered across 17 teams.

Debutantes North London Raiders earned a point with a 3-3 draw against Faithfold in Division One. Neville Roach, Dan Flitterman and a penalty from Ashley Davidson registered for the Raiders. Stephen Benson bagged a pair for Faithfold whilst Russell Rich added one from the spot.

Norstar, last year's Division Two runners-up, defeated Glenthorne United B courtesy of a 61st-minute strike from Greg Bradman.

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