Lions don't listen as Baldock go to Town

March 30, 2009

HSCL Res. Div. One:
Baldock Town 3 London Lions Reserves 0

Baldock avenged their defeat at the hands of Lions reserves a month ago, although the final result suggests a far more comprehensive and comfortable win than it was, as the visitors recovered from an awful start to make quite a game of it.


Westdene 1st close in on second

March 30, 2009

Westdene 1st staked their claim for the runners-up spot with a 5-0 victory over Oakhill Lions. Raffi Bloom (2), Jordon Gold (2) and David Eden were their marksmen.

Westdene Reserves completed a successful weekend for the club in a nine-goal thriller against fellow strugglers South Manchester Maccabi 2nd. Adam Berman (2), Phil Wingate, Daniel Rose and Mike Cass netted for the reserves. Marc Conway (2), Jermey Myers and Daniel Linton replied.

Sheldon Lee and Nick Cohen steered Manchester Maccabi 4th to a 2-1 success at Haroldeans for whom Daniel Levitt netted.


RJC dominate AJY finals day

By Danny Caro, March 30, 2009

Redbridge Jewish Care dominated AJY finals day at Redbridge FC.

The East London club enjoyed a clean sweep of the three matches they were involved in with the Under 17 team starting proceedings with a 7-1 win over HMH to land the Woody’s Cup.

Jake Sander (2), Max Solomons, Jacob Kaye, Oliver Brooks, Kane Hopps and Greg Sinclair completed the rout. Josh Fox claimed HMH’s consolation.

The Under 14 Woody’s Cup saw RJC complete a cup double over the Highgate club.


Brady sent out title warning

By Jeremy Silverstone, March 30, 2009

It was a day of goals in the Masters League, with 42 goals in the six games.

In the Maccabi Masters League Division 1 title race, Brady Maccabi A sent out a clear message to leaders North London Raiders with an emphatic 9-0 win over Faithfold. Nick Collins (2), Scott Ansher (2), Laurence Beck, Laurence Myers, Marc Lee, Marc Herman and Mark Abrahams all scored to take Brady to within a point of Raiders, with a game in hand.


Lions blow Raiders away

March 30, 2009

JC Cyril Anekstein Cup Round 3:
NL Raiders A 2 LML A 7

Rarely do a team get blown away, but NL Raiders felt the force of a Lions Morrison backlash and never recovered after finding themselves three goals down before they barely had time to settle. The Lions understood the need to make the most of what was their last chance of silverware this year and they did not miss a beat.

The Lions went ahead within two minutes after a Myers through ball split the Raiders defence which Ben Joseph ran onto and lobbed keeper Caro whose first task was to pick the ball out of his net.


Awat and Golan keep Israel’s dream alive

March 30, 2009

An inspired display from keeper Dudu Awat together with a second-half strike from Omer Golan maintained Israel’s hopes of reaching the 2010 World Cup in South Africa as they came from behind to draw 1-1 against group leaders Greece in Ramat Gan on Saturday night.

The Group Two qualifier saw the visitors have the better of the game chances wise with Real Mallorca stopper Awat coming to Israel’s rescue on several occasions.


Rep Team crashes out

March 27, 2009

London Inter-League Cup – Match Two
North London & South Herts League 3 JC MSFL Rep Team 1

The JC MSFL rep team bowed out of the London Inter-League Cup after losing their second consecutive match in the London Inter-League Cup.

Having lost their first match 2-0 against the Turkish Federation League, a win was essential to keep them in the competition.

Jonathan Kestenbaum’s men let slip a one-goal lead, given to them after 15 minutes by London Maccabi Lions’ Tony Gold, and went into the break 2-1 down.


Luzon elected on to UEFA Executive Committee

By Simon Griver, March 27, 2009

Avi Luzon is the first-ever Israeli to be elected on to UEFA’s Executive Committee.

He received 28 out of 53 votes, including one from the FA, and will hold his seat a four-year term.

One of his roles will be to help decide where all the European finals and competitions are played.

A six-strong Israel FA delegation attended the UEFA Congress in Copenhagen to learn the ropes for staging next year’s event in Tel Aviv.


Holdsworth to head up new Primary League

March 26, 2009

Plans to secure the future of Jewish youth football were unveiled this week with former Bolton striker Dean Holdsworth spearheading the restructured Maccabi (Southern) Primary Football League next season.

Organisers of the AJY recently announced their decision to stand down but some players from the league will join a revamped Maccabi Primary who, working alongside Maccabi GB and the UJIA, will facilitate players aged seven to 17 in a user-friendly, football for all young people in the community initiative.


Neasden frustrated by red-hot Reggel

March 26, 2009

North West Neasden B and North London Raiders A claimed a win apiece in a JC MSFL Division One double-header.

Neasden won the opener 3-0 thanks to goals from Kane Swerner (2) and Rob Lerner.

They forged ahead in the second match courtesy of a long-range strike from Ryan Sher. Recent signing Richie Reggel turned the game on its head with a hat-trick, including his first goal since his move from Bafana Bafana, with Andrew Benson adding the other in a 4-2 win. Sher completed the scoring.