Football

Raiders stun Manchester

March 12, 2009

North London Raiders A caused the shock of the day in the fourth round of the Peter Morrison Trophy. They hammered former winners Manchester Maccabi 1st 4-1 courtesy of a hat-trick from Adam Posner and one from Ben Sheldon.

Posner put the Maccabi League Division One outfit ahead with a dipping volley in the first half. Rafi Leker hauled Manchester level early in the second period with a strike that cannoned in off Raiders defender Joe Tankel. But Sheldon and Posner struck to put the Raiders into the quarter-finals.

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Soccer crazy

March 12, 2009

Maccabi GB’s Community Kick Off (CKO) 2009 will feature two tournaments running simultaneously.

CKO South is being held on 3G at the David Beckham Academy in London. The northern version will be hosted by Oldham Athletic’s Boundary Park.

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It's semi detached as Neasden lose out in five-goal thriller

By Danny Caro, March 12, 2009

North West Neasden A 2-3 Baldon Sports

North West Neasden A saw their quadruple hopes ended as they failed to reach their first London FA Sunday Challenge Cup final, going down 3-2 against Baldon Sports in the semis.

The JC MSFL Premier Division leaders twice came from behind with Danny Daggers and Jake Gottlieb putting them on level terms only to succumb to a 70th minute winner.

Joint-manager Jamie Cole said: “We are all bitterly disappointed but at the end of the day, it’s a measure how far we’ve come that we are so gutted after being beaten by Baldon Sports.

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Max off the mark

March 12, 2009

Two goals from Max Martin helped JFS reached the final of the Middlesex Brigg 1st XI Cup. They beat Longford School (Feltham) 2-1 after extra-time in the semis.

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Derby day delight for Hendon A

By Danny Caro, March 12, 2009

Goals from Ari Last, Alex Gilbert and Avidan Last steered Hendon United A to a 3-0 victory over Hendon United B in the fourth round of the Peter Morrison Trophy.

Westdene 1st overcame Montana Boca United A in a penalty shootout. Westdene went ahead in the first minute but Gary Cohen’s strike saw the teams finish 1-1 after 90 minutes. With no further goals in extra time, Raymond Harrod and Cohen had their spot-kicks saved.

Leeds Maccabi eased past the Maccabi Masters 5-0 with Dave Wallman (2), Adam Gilman, Tim Zoltay and Mark Corn steering them home.

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Crumpsall and Maccabi ready for final challenge

March 12, 2009

Crumpsall will meet South Manchester Maccabi 2nd in the final of the Tony Cohen Memorial Trophy.

Crumpsall thumped Westdene Reserves 8-2 courtesy of strikes from Uri Steinberg (2), Yossi Saunders, Zev Landsman, Mark Friedman, Gary Freeman and an own goal. Daniel Rose and Jay Rosenthal replied.

Michael Basger and Jacques Sultan steered Maccabi to a 2-0 success of Republic of Mancunia.

In the league, an Alex Hirshman treble eased Leeds JNF J-Uni 18 points clear at the top of the Joan Collins Premier Division following a 3-1 win at Haroldeans.

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Pearson treble sinks Bridge

By Danny Caro, March 12, 2009

London Maccabi Lions A moved clear of the danger zone as they beat Redbridge Jewish Care 4-1 in the JC Maccabi League Premier Division. Mike Pearson (3) and Ollie Leslie did the damage. Anthony Mendel replied.

Daryl Phillips (2) led the way as Faithfold A ensured a nervy end of season for London Maccabi Lions B following a 3-1 win. Hadley Silver, who also missed a penalty, netted for Lions.

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Three join Faithfold

March 12, 2009

Football Glenthorne United A, London Maccabi Lions B and South Mancunians joined Faithfold in the semi-finals of the Henry Swerner Maccabi Masters Cup, sponsored by Tux’n’Tails, after claiming victories in the quarters.

Four goals from Sid Shaw helped Glenthorne thump EDRS Stonegrove 6-2. Greg Morris and Jason Levy finished the job. Phil Silver and Mark Kingston replied.

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Yossi: 'I'll be ready'

March 11, 2009

Yossi Benayoun has played down fears that he will miss Israel’s World Cup qualifier against Greece at the end of the month.

The national team captain injured a hamstring in a training ground collision ahead of the midweek Champions League match against Real Madrid but has targeted a comeback for the match against Aston Villa, six days before the big match.

Benayoun said: “My aim is to be fit for Villa on March 22. I believe I will be ready to play then so there is no worry about my being fit for the Greece.”

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Holders Brady beaten as Faithfold reach last four

March 5, 2009

Faithfold continued their relentless march towards the latter stages of the Henry Swerner Maccabi Masters League Cup by knocking out holders Brady Maccabi A 3-2.

Having disposed of Lions A in the previous round, they took early control in the last eight clash, forging into a three-goal lead at the interval courtesy of strikes from Robin Kay, Adam Barton and Jason Rich. And despite Marc Herman pulling two goals back for Brady in the second half, Adam Lustigman’s troops held on to become this season’s first confirmed semi-finalists.

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