Ben Haim faces City axe

By Simon Griver, December 4, 2008

Manchester City defender Tal Ben Haim is expected to leave Eastlands when the transfer window opens at the end of the month after less than six months at the club.

The Israeli, who signed a four-year contract in July in a £5 million move from Chelsea, has made just eight league appearances for City.


Big Macc squeezed on funds

By Simon Griver and Danny Caro, December 4, 2008

There are fears that next year's Jewish Olympics could be scaled down as a result of the credit crunch.

The latest financial crisis engulfing July's Maccabiah Games revolves around the failure of the organisers to raise sufficient sponsorship funds due to the global recession.


Pretty in pink but causing a stink as the MSFL gets colourful

By Danny Caro, December 4, 2008

I can't believe what the world is coming to with pink shirts and boots becoming increasingly popular at all levels of the game. First, South Manx A wore the feminine-coloured tops. This was followed by the JC MSFL's answer to Arsenal striker Nicklaus Bendtner as East London Knights player-manager James Ryan and Glenthorne United B's Jason Silver recently invested in a pair of Nike Mercurial Vapor IVs.


Wagenstein boosts NLR

By Craig Silver, December 4, 2008

North London Raiders stormed six points clear at the top of Maccabi Masters League Division One after beating Glenthorne United A 3-0. Midfielder Amir Wagenstein (2) (pictured) and Richard Sacks did the damage.

Goals from Barry Silkman and Roger Levitt saw EDRS Stonegrove cause one of the upsets of the weekend with a 2-1 success over title hopefuls London Maccabi Lions A.

Clayhall A went three points clear in Division Two after defeating Brady Maccabi B 4-0. Neil Sapler, Warren Ludwin, Mark Goldman and Brian Deal were their marksmen.


Football shorts

By Craig Silver, December 4, 2008

Hotshot Lee Cash bagged a first-half brace as London Lions reserves beat Buntingford Town reserves 3-0 in the Herts Senior County League Reserve Division One. The third was an own goal.

Goals from Harry Davis and Charlie Rubin steered London Maccabi Lions Under 15s to a 2-1 win over Whetstone BBs in the Watford Friendly League.

Joel Grayson came off the bench to score a hat-trick as London Maccabi Lions Under 15s drew 4-4 against Whetstone Wanderers Tigers in the WFL White Division. Yoav Kestenbaum scored the other.


No star treatment for Norstar in Lions’ den

By Craig Silver, December 4, 2008

Three second half goals from Michael Pearson steered London Maccabi Lions A into the second round of the Peter Morrison Trophy, beating Division Four high-flyers UJS Norstar.

The odds were stacked against Norstar from the start as the Lions fielded almost their whole Saturday side which tops the Hertfordshire Senior County Premier Division.

The class divide was evident in the opening exchanges as the Lions stroked the ball around the greasy Rowley Lane surface.


Faithfold A give L’Equipe a Stern lesson

By Craig Silver, December 4, 2008

A hat-trick from Tal Stern eased Faithfold A into the third round of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup following a 7- 1 win over L'Equipe. Daryl Phillips, Alex Levack, Paul Savitz and Roie Spitzer completed the rout.

Division Four high-flyers East London Knights upset third division Catford & Bromley Maccabi 4-0 courtesy of a treble from James Ryan plus one from Paul Sanders.


Hawks defeat hard to Bear

By Yoni Weichselbaum, December 2, 2008

Hendon Hawks Bears travelled to Redbridge on Sunday for what proved to be an enthralling double-header.

The first game drew to a close with both teams failing to rattle the back of the net as the match ended 0-0.

The second game was a five-goal thriller as the East London overcame the Hawks.


Five-star Stone clip Hawks' wings

By Mark Simmonds, December 2, 2008

AJY Under 14:
Stonegrove Park 5 Hendon Hawks 3

A cracking game played in really good spirits on a dull, damp cold afternoon.

Stonegrove Park started brightly with Joseph Eskenazy and Daniel Kuber opening up a 2-0 lead within the first 10 minutes.

However Hendon Hawks were by no means beaten and quickly pulled a goal back to make it 2-1.

Stonegrove replied smartly opening up a two-goal lead again, but the response from the Hawks was more productive as they managed to draw level at 3-3.


AJY results

December 2, 2008

Under 17 Division

Kenton Maccabi 2 - 1 HMH

Scorer: Max Gold (2) (Kenton Maccabi)

Under 14 Division

Stonegrove Park 5 - 3 Hendon Hawks

Daniel Kuber (2), Adam Gold (2), Joseph Eskenazy(Stonegrove Park)

Redbridge Jewish Care B 0 - 7 Redbridge Jewish Care A

Under 12 Division

HMH Blue 1 - 1 Alyth Belsize White

Scorer: Nathan Hanan (HMH), David Joseph (Alyth Belsize)

*Alyth Belsize Yellow 3 - 0 HMH Purple

Scorer: Eli Wegryzyn, Zac Rose, Jack Morgan (Alyth Belsize)

Under 10

Alyth Belsize 2 - 13 HMH Blue