Football

Hapoel crash again

By Danny Caro, October 4, 2010

A first-half double from Michel Bastos condemned Hapoel Tel Aviv to their second consecutive Champions League defeat as they went down 3-1 against Lyon at the Bloomfield Stadium on Wednesday night.

Having lost their Group B opener 2-0 against Benfica, Hapoel found themselves two goals down at the break with the Brazilian striker following up an early penalty with a thunderous strike from the edge of the box.

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Sahar returns to Israel squad

By Simon Griver, October 4, 2010

Ben Sahar has been reinstalled into the Israel's 26-man squad after initially being omitted by manager Luis Fernandez ahead of the Euro 2012 qualifiers at home to Croatia on October 9 and away to Greece on October 12.

The Hapoel Tel Aviv striker failed to impress Fernandez last month when he was substituted in each of Israel's first two fixtures - a 3-1 home win over Malta and a 0-0 away draw in Georgia. But he was given a reprieve after Maccabi Petach Tikvah striker Omer Damari withdrew this morning due to injury.

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FC Team maintain perfect start

By Danny Caro, October 4, 2010

FC Team maintained their 100 per cent start in the Middlesex County League Division One with a 5 -2 demolition of Regents Park.

Playing a 4-3-3 formation, Team gave a debut to Nigerian striker Eddie Obbinna. After coming close in the first minute, he opened the scoring in the 5th. Andy Croll won the ball in midfield and playing an exquisite through ball to Obinna who hammered the ball into the top corner from the edge of the box.

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Sahar axed from Israel squad

By Simon Griver, September 29, 2010

Ben Sahar was a surprise omission when Israel named a 26-man squad for the Euro 2012 qualifiers at home to Croatia on October 9 and away to Greece on October 12.

The Hapoel Tel Aviv striker failed to impress manager Luis Fernandez last month and was substituted in Israel’s first two matches.

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Faithfold up and running

September 28, 2010

Faithfold secured their first points of the Maccabi Masters League season with an impressive 3-0 win over South Mancs A in Division One. Strikes from Russell Rich, Gary Good and Jonny Mack lifted the Superhoops to second in the table.

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Red-hot Redbridge leave Lions in a spot of bother

By Danny Caro, September 28, 2010

Redbridge Jewish Care A remain the only team in the JC MSFL Premier Division with a 100 per cent record after they beat London Maccabi Lions A 2-1. Ben Sollosi and Lewis Walker were their scorers. Mike Pearson pulled one back for the Lions.

Two goals from Jacob Gold helped North London Raiders A end Faithfold A's perfect record in a 3-2 victory. Rob Sanford made it 3-0 before Paul Babai and substitute David Lederman set up a grandstand finish.

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Hendon league offers football for all

September 28, 2010

A new seven-a-side Jewish football league is kicking off in Hendon on Sunday afternoons from October.

The friendly league, which is being run by Hendon United Sports Club, is open to all and designed to appeal to both children and adults who do not want to play in formal league teams.

Anyone from six upwards can make up teams, existing clubs can enter teams, or individuals can enter, in which case the league will help them form teams.

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Nine-man Rovers steal the show

By James Masters, September 28, 2010

Hyde Park Rovers boss Phillip Braham has warned his hot-headed students to leave their raging antics at home following their fiery clash against Manchester Maccabi 3rds.

Rovers were reduced to nine men after having Bobby Abrahams and Jason Wise sent off during their hard-earned 2-1 victory over the previously unbeaten league leaders.

Both were dismissed for two bookable offences as tempers flared in a pulsating contest which saw Martin Simons' men suffer their first defeat in six games.

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Benayoun to have horse treatment for calf injury

By Simon Griver, September 28, 2010

Yossi Benayoun is set to undergo the controversial horse placenta treatment from Serbian physiotherapist Marijana Kovicevic in a bid to be fit for Israel's upcoming vital Euro 2012 qualifiers.

The Chelsea midfielder limped off in the second half of last week's Carling Cup defeat against Newcastle last week after tearing a muscle in his right calf. The initial diagnosis was that he would be out for at least three weeks, missing Israel's home game against Croatia on October 9 and visit to Greece on October 12.

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Depleted Lions make their point

By Danny Caro, September 28, 2010

London Lions took a valuable point against high flying Hoddesdon Town in the South Midlands League Division One.

Andy Glynne's second-half goal ensured Lions took a point after a poor first-half performance.

Both sides were devoid of regular first team players and the game and result reflected that. Among the absentees for the Lions were top-scorer James Gershfield, Adam Stolerman, Craig Ellis, Danny Berg and Ben Ellis. Blustery conditions in Broxbourne made it difficult for both teams to find any rhythm and resulted in a scrappy affair.

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