Peter Morrison Trophy to remain national from round one

By Danny Caro, July 21, 2015

This season’s Peter Morrison Trophy will remain a national competition from round one, organisers have announced.

The format was criticised by teams from London after an overhaul at the beginning of last season, with former winners Faithfold withdrawing after being paired a team from the Manchester Jewish Soccer League in the early rounds.


U18 footballers complete Berlin preparations at St Georges Park

July 21, 2015

Team Maccabi GB’s U18 football squad concluded their preparations for the European Maccabi Games in Berlin by attending a unique training camp at St George’s Park.


Turgeman steers Maccabi Haifa past Norwich City

By Danny Caro, July 21, 2015

A first-half strike from Alon Turgeman earned Maccabi Haifa condemned Premier League new boys Norwich City to their first pre-season defeat in a friendly in Kufstein, Austria.


Cyril Anekstein Cup round one draw

By Danny Caro, July 21, 2015

Premier Division Oakwood A are one of only four teams in action in the opening round of this season's Cyril Anekstein Cup after 30 MGBSFL sides received byes.

Holders Norstar London Raiders A and last season's runners-up Hendon United Sports Club A have been guaranteed places in round two following Monday night's draw.



Beitar owner to sell club after Europa League horror show

July 17, 2015

Beitar Jerusalem owner Eli Tabib insists he has no option but to sell the club following the disgraceful scenes which marred the club's Europea League match against Charleroi in Belgium.

Thursday night's tie was disrupted by unsavoury scenes as Beitar fans threw smokebombs on to the pitch, while home goalkeeper goalkeeper Nicolas Penneteau was hurt by an object thrown from the crowd.


‘This is no crisis ... declining numbers are a sign of the times,' says Wolff

By Danny Caro, July 16, 2015

David Wolff admits he is deeply concerned about the future of the MGBSFL after only 34 teams registered for the forthcoming season.

Former champions North West Neasden are the biggest casualties, while AC Whetstone, Jewdinese, King Crown, KS Reunited and Shacharit Donetsk have also disbanded, which means the league has been restructured with just three divisions.


Tel Aviv embarrassed by minnows

By Simon Griver, July 15, 2015

Maccabi Tel Aviv slumped to a shock 2-1 away defeat to Maltese minnows Hibernians in the first leg of the Champions League second qualifying round on Tuesday night.

The Israelis took the lead in the 22nd minute as Nigerian international Nosa Igiebor scored from close range.


MGBSFL down to 34 teams for new season

By Danny Caro, July 14, 2015

The MGBSFL will feature just 34 for season 2015/16 and it has lost a division in a new structure.

Blizzard Storm and Camden Park have profited from the new format and accepted the offer of promotion into the Premier Division.


Europa League success for battling Beitar

By Danny Caro, July 13, 2015

Omer Atzily and Dovev Gabbay steered Beitar Jerusalem into the second qualifying round of the Europa League following a hard-fought victory over Odabasy.

After a goalless first leg in Kazakhstan, Atzily broke the deadlock 16 minutes into the first half at Teddy Stadium in in Jerusalem.


Hemed makes flying start for Seagulls

By Darren Witcoop, July 13, 2015

TOMER HEMED has taken little time to make an impression at Brighton.

The Israel striker marked his debut at the Championship club by breaking his duck with a maiden goal.

Hemed took just three minutes to get off the mark for his new side as Brighton put Swiss side FC Meyrin to the sword in their opening pre-season friendly.