Football

MJSL round-up: March 4

By James Masters, March 5, 2012

Jake Berger struck a dramatic winner as Manchester Maccabi 3rd condemned league leaders Haroldeans to a rare defeat.

Haroldeans have now lost three times in a row to Maccabi, but Ivan Gee’s side remain
five points clear at the summit with a game in hand.

Elsewhere, South Manchester SC 2nd saw off Crumpsall 5-2 to move into fourth place in the MJSl.

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Maccabi Masters review: March 4

By Jeremy Silverstone, March 5, 2012

Glenthorne B came from behind to progress at the expense of Glenthorne C in the Nathan Horwitz MMFL Division 2 Cup, thanks to two goals from Gary Adams.

Early on an upset looked on the cards when Howard Wallis gave the C-team a shock lead

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JC MSFL Team of the Week: the contenders - Mar 4

By Danny Caro, March 4, 2012

GK - Gideon Gold (Shirley Park), Rob Levene (Team JLGB), Jerome Colmans (Brady B)

Defenders - Aryeh Goldring (Hendon B), Rich Caplin, Scott Kay (both Redbridge B), Adam Field (Temple Fortune B), Adam Hakimi (Redbridge JC A), Ollie Leslie (LM Lions A), Dan Grossman (NL Raiders B), Jonny Bunt (Norstar B), Leor Harel (Faithfold B)

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Big Ben gets Athletico off the mark

March 4, 2012

JC BARRY GOLDSTEIN TROPHY GROUP B
Athletico Finchley 2 Los Blancos 2

Athletico and Blancos got off the mark in the Barry Goldstein Trophy after a thrilling contest in which Blancos led twice but could not hold inspired opponents.

Thundering rain and two talented sides was always going to provide an exciting match up. But no-one would have predicted the make up of this fixture.

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Depleted Lions slip up late on

March 4, 2012

MOLTEN SPARTAN SOUTH MIDLANDS LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
Bedford 2 London Lions 1

A threadbare Lions team failed to build on their recent six-game unbeaten run, losing a close game away from home at Bedford by a 2-1 scoreline.

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JC MSFL Matchday 26 review

By Danny Caro, March 4, 2012

Oakwood thumped title rivals Chigwell Athletic to seal promotion in Division One, while Brixton Old Boys A maintained their winning ways with a thumping 9-1 win over struggling Southgate Harmen B. London Maccabi Lions A went top in the Premier Division, while Raiders B beat Faithfold A for the third time this season. Danny Caro looks back on the latest round of league and cup action.

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A new dawn for Wingate & Finchley

By Paul Lerman, March 2, 2012

CAPITAL LEAGUE
Staines Town Reserves 3 Wingate & Finchley Reserves 1

Wingate & Finchley unleashed all of their centre of excellence youth players to represent the club in the adult Capital League in a tough fixture away at Staines Town.
The team included seven of their Jewish youth players aged 16 to 18 to dawn a new era for the club and for Jewish football.

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Benayoun: I need more matches

By Simon Griver, March 1, 2012

Israel captain Yossi Benayoun says that he has no idea where he will be playing next season.Benayoun, 31, starred in only his third Premier League start of the season as Arsenal came from two goals down to beat Spurs 5-2 in last weekend's north London derby. But he believes that his future lies away from the Emirates after his one-year loan deal from Chelsea ends.

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Top teams need stronger refs, says Oaks boss

By Danny Caro, March 1, 2012

Oakwood manager Ric Blank believes that the Maccabi League should review how it assigns referees to matches after the Division One leaders came through a fiery affair against Redbridge Jewish Care B.

Blank was outraged by the performance of Michael Cohen who sent off two Redbridge players, Scott Kay and Jamie Cooper, in a match Oakwood won 2-1.

The Oakwood boss believes that both red cards,

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Guttman's Israel defeated in debut match

By Danny Caro, March 1, 2012

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY
Israel 2 Ukraine 3

Israel were beaten 3-2 by the Ukraine in manager Eli Guttman's first match of the national team in in Petah Tikva.

Drawn in a tough group for the 2014 World Cup campaign, which gets under way in September, Guttman would have been disappointed with some defensive frailties in a match Israel always trailed.

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