JC Barry Goldstein Minor Cup draw

By Danny Caro, February 13, 2011

Eight teams have entered this season's competition. Split into two groups of four, the top two will progress to the semi-finals.

Faithfold C
North London Raiders C
Real Life
Heath Banta

Catford & Bromley Maccabi
Temple Fortune B
Zig Zag

Matches are to commence on February 20
Semi-finals scheduled for 27 March or 3 April
The Final is set for the afternoon of 17 April


Manchester Maccabi strike it Rich

By Danny Caro, February 13, 2011

Two goals from wonder kid Jacob Richler-Kleiman helped Manchester Maccabi 1st book their place in the last 16 of the Peter Morrison Trophy as they claimed a famous win over London Maccabi Lions A at Rowley Lane.

The Lions started the game relatively well, with striker Lee Bilbring having a first time snap-shot well saved by Daniel Garivan.


Revieccio late show keeps Thornes in charge

By Danny Caro, February 13, 2011

A strike 10 seconds from time from Fabio Revieccio kept Glenthorne United B's title hopes in their own hands as they overcame a resilient North London Raiders C in a gripping five-goal contest.

Here are the thoughts of Glenthorne manager Elliot Coulton:

Today was a great performance all round from the lads and we showed something today that's not been with us in recent weeks and that's 110 per cent effort from every player from off.


Cullum clinches JLGB's second league win

By Danny Caro, February 13, 2011

JLGB secured the second win of the seasson after a hard fought game at Edgwarebury Park.

The pitch was barley playable, but JLGB showed the greater desire to take the points.

A handball gave JLGB an early penalty which Paul Black dispatched with aplomb.

Life got back into the game with a good finish, but JLGB were soon back in front after a James Wright flick caused havoc in the Life box from a Matt Rhodes throw. Lifes defenders could not deal with it and it was headed into their own net.

Half time came and JLGB were deservedly in front.


JC MSFL matchday 22 review

By Danny Caro, February 13, 2011

Manchester Maccabi 1st earned result of the day in the Peter Morrison Trophy, winning 2-0 at Rowley Lane while Catford & Bromley Maccabi stunned Division Three table-toppers Glenthorne United A in the JC MSFL. Danny Caro reviews all the action.


North West Neasden A vs North London Raiders B

Redbridge Jewish Care A vs Faithfold A or North West Neasden B

North London Raiders A vs Southgate Harmen A

Leeds Maccabi 1st or Sporting JLGB vs Manchester Maccabi 1st

Ties scheduled March 13



Jewish football identity scandal

By Danny Caro and Marcus Dysch, February 11, 2011

When a Sunday footballer proudly posted pictures of himself in action on Facebook he had no idea he was about to become embroiled in one of the biggest rows in the Jewish game.

For he should never have been playing at all - he had been suspended over claims he might not be Jewish.

And the only reason he managed to get on to the team sheet that day at all was because his manager had used a false name.

Now he, and others, are at the centre of an investigation into the fielding of ineligible players, a claim that has seen their club suspended indefinitely and fined heavily.


JC MSFL rumour mill - Feb 5

By Danny Caro, February 10, 2011

The end of the JC MSFL transfer window is looming. Here are the latest rumours about developments at Maccabi League clubs.

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Louis Taylor, manager of North West Neasden C, has been looking to raid City of London school for boys to inject a bit of youth into his team. Left Back Alex Lewis is currently recruiting some of the best young Jewish footballers around to help the Neasden cause. Simon Cohen and Benji Gourgey are two of the names that have been mentioned.


Perfect 10 inspires Neasden

By Danny Caro, February 10, 2011

Darren Yarlett was full of praise for his Neasden team who clinched their place in the last four of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup after knocking out last season's winners in a game they played with 10 men for 75 minutes.

Player-coach Yarlett was in charge of the team as manager Jamie Cole was in Las Vegas. He limped off with a hamstring injury but masterminded a hard fought win from the sidelines.

A late strike from Lee Cash, his second of the game, plus one from Ben Ellis took Neasden through.

Pete Lazard and Ben Joseph were the marksmen for the Lions.


JC MSFL Matchday 22 preview

By Danny Caro, February 9, 2011

Matchday 22 of the JC MSFL season sees several teams competing in the first national round of the Peter Morrison Trophy with tie of the round featuring London Maccabi Lions A and Manchester Maccabi 1st at Rowley Lane. Danny Caro looks ahead to all the big games in league and cup.


Hendon Utd Sports Club A vs Los Blancos
North West Neasden A vs Redbridge Jewish Care A
Ties scheduled for March 6



Danny Caro's Team of the Week - Feb 6

By Danny Caro, February 8, 2011

Ryan Selsdon (Zig Zag) - every good team needs a solid keeper and Zig Zag’s Ryan Selsdon was on top form to steer the Zeds to their third league win of the season, beating Team JLGB 3-1. He was one of three players selected by manager DJ Neal Cohen

Elliot Coulton (Glenthorne Utd B) - the Thornes player-manager led by example with a near faultless display in the promotion six-pointer against Shirley Park. He helped ensure that Jason Lindsay, the Division Four top-scorer, did not have a say in the game