Team GB name 17-man squad for EMFT defence

May 4, 2010

Maccabi GB will take a 17-man Open Football squad to defend the European Maccabi Football Trophy in Spain later this month.

The young squad will be led by Phil Peters and Jamie Slavin.

Open Football Squad is:

Dan Lee (Redbridge)
Jerome Marks (Woodford Wanderers)
Joel Lassman (Brady Maccabi)
Laurence Judah (FC Team)
Lewis Blitz (NL Raiders)
Jeff Gotch (Montana Boca Utd)
Joe Cohen (Faithfold)
Jonny Kay (UJS Norstar)
Nick Woolf (NL Raiders)
Adam Posner (NL Raiders)
Jamie Freed (UJS Norstar)
David Green (King Solomon)
Ziggy Lichman (Southgate Harmen)


Benayoun contemplates future away from Anfield

May 4, 2010

Yossi Benayoun has admitted that his Liverpool future is far from certain.

The Reds have turned down to approaches for Israel captain from CSKA Moscow, the second a £9m offer, in January, but with uncertainty hanging over the future of manager Rafa Benitez, Benayoun has now confessed that he does not know if he will still be at Anfield next season.

With Liverpool failing to secure a top four finish, and consequently missing out of Champions League football in season 2010/11, Benayoun said: "It's very difficult to speak now about next season.


Hendon bounce back in Peter Morrison Trophy

By Danny Caro, April 29, 2010

Hendon United A got over their JC Cyril Anekstein Cup final blues by booking their place in the last eight of the Peter Morrison Trophy with a 3-1 win against Montana Boca United A. Saul Conway (2) and Yishai Last took them through. Mitch Green replied.

Daryl Phillips (2), Dan Perkins, Paul Lenchner and Alex Taylor helped Faithfold A into the semi-finals after they thumped the Maccabi Masters Select XI 5-0.


Cole ready to ditch stars as Reps reach cup final

By James Martin, April 29, 2010

Jamie Cole admits that he faces a major selection headache after his patchwork JC MSFL Rep team advanced to the final of the London Inter-League Cup.

Goals from Ben Ellis and Danny Daggers clinched a 2-0 win over the North London and South Herts League side at Brimsdown Rovers as a depleted Maccabi League followed up their opening victory over the Turkish Federation League in style .

Devoid of the likes of Paul Hakim, Adam Stolerman and Daniel Stanton, Maccabi progressed thanks to graft rather than skill, and a little luck - as they survived an early onslaught.


Who says Jewish football is dead?

By Danny Caro, April 29, 2010

There were goals galore at the Maccabi GB Primary League finals at Wingate & Finchley on a day when the results all went the way of the form book.

Seven teams lined up for the junior football showpiece that separated the men from the boys.

The finals took place a year after the future of the Jewish youth game in London looked in doubt following the demise of the AJY League. Since then, a number of players joined the revamped Maccabi league with supporters treated to a real sporting spectacle at the Abrahams Stadium.


Norstar held by last minute Glenthorne goal

By James Martin, April 29, 2010

Glenthorne United boss David Blitz is predicting a bright future for his side as they finished off a dramatic season for the club by grabbing a last-minute equaliser to keep alive their automatic promotion hopes against fellow high-flyers Norstar.

Facing a five-way tussle to go up from the JC MSFL Division Four, it looked like a season which has seen Glenthorne's A team fold from the Premier League, would end in defeat for Blitz's men, after an 82nd minute strike by Nick Benson put Norstar ahead.


FC Team in contention for promotion

April 29, 2010

Goals from Laurence Judah, Neil Weyman and Richard Salmon guaranteed FC Team a top four finish in the Middlesex County League Division One.

Speaking after the 3-1 win over Regents Park, manager Mitch Young said: "With three games remaining, we are now in a realistic position to secure promotion to the Premier League."


Birmingham City target Israeli Awat

By Simon Griver, April 29, 2010

Birmingham City have reportedly made enquiries about Real Mallorca goalkeeper Dudu Awat.

Indications are that Awat is available for £1.7 million if Birmingham are unable to extend Joe Hart's loan deal from Manchester City. But with Mallorca in fourth place in La Liga and well placed to qualify for the Champions League, Awat would be reluctant to leave.

Hapoel Tel Aviv moved into pole position to clinch their first Israeli Premier Division title for 10 years after beating long-time leaders Maccabi Haifa.

Maaran Lala's winner lifted Hapoel above Haifa on goal difference.


London Lions close in on HSCL title

April 28, 2010

London Lions’ title hopes were given a major boost on Tuesday night when they moved to within two points of top spot after thumping Bovingdon 5-0 in the Herts Senior County League Premier Division.

Goals from top-scorer Adam Stolerman (2), James Gershfield (2) and David Soutar saw them close the gap on Wormley Rovers who were beaten 1-0 by the Met Police.

Tony Gold’s men, who have two games in hand on Rovers, were further boosted by news that title rivals Baldock Town Letchworth were deducted three points for fielding a suspended player in the 5-0 win over Codicote March 13.


Wingate & Finchley’s promotion hopes dashed

By Danny Caro, April 28, 2010

Wingate & Finchley’s hopes of reaching the Ryman League Premier Division came to an end on Tuesday night when they were beaten 3-2 by Enfield Town in the Division One North Playoff semi-final.

With the team’s meeting three days after they played out a goalless draw in their final league game, the visitors virtually had the game wrapped up, scoring early three goals at the Abrahams Stadium.