Clayhall hungover

April 16, 2009

Division Two champions Clayhall A suffered their first defeat of the season after losing 2-1 against Glenthorne B. Neil Sapler put Clayhall ahead but strikes from Gary Swerner and a 30-yard free kick from Alan Lee saw Glenthorne home.

Stablemates Clayhall B also lost, 4-2 to Ashlodge for whom Jon Lauffer, John Seigal, Steve Bogen and guest Phil Silver were on the mark. Paul Chilton and Jacob Namer replied.


Westdene run riot in club derby

April 16, 2009


Westdene 1st hammered Westdene Reserves 15-0. Moishe Hasid (4), Daniel Amram (4), Dan Selwyn (3), Jonny Alexander (2), Ben Rose and Nathan Brookes completed the rout in the MJSL Joan Collins Premier Division.

Zev Landsman (3) and Yossi Saunders earned Crumpsall a 4-2 win over South Manchester Maccabi 2nd. Andrew Levy and Dave Stewart replied.

Haroldeans thumped Sporting JLGB 4-0 courtesy of strikes from Bobby Abrams, Jacob Nevitt, Josh Silverberg and Adam Boyars.

Louis Basger (2) and Olly Basger eased Republic of Mancunia to a 3-0 success over Manchester Maccabi 4th.


Footballer kicked out in race row

By Danny Caro, April 16, 2009

A Maccabi Premier Division footballer has been kicked out of his club and another player fined following a row over the alleged racial abuse of a player of South American origin.

Montana Boca striker Virgil Levy claims he was called “a Paki” in a row after his side had scored a late winner in their league fixture. He also says he was called “Asian” and was “told that I should not belong in the community or in the league”.

No action was taken by the referee, who has not responded to our requests for an interview.


A night to remember

April 16, 2009

Ricky Ansher, standing in front of Gareth Barry, was one of the mascots for England at the recent World Cup qualifier against the Ukraine at Wembley.

The Rosh Pinah pupil, aged 10, enjoyed “an amazing experience” after winning a competition.

Spurs fan Ansher, who plays for Brady Maccabi Under 11s in the Watford Friendly League, said: “Nothing will ever beat it. I was so nervous but made loads of friends with all the other mascots and flag bearers.


Poor Dror faces sack

By Simon Griver, April 7, 2009

Under-fire manager Dror Kashtan will not have his contract extended beyond June 2010, unless he can dramatically change Israel’s fortunes later this year.

The 2-1 defeat against Greece left the team in fourth place in their World Cup qualifying group, trailing Greece and Switzerland by four points and a point behind Latvia. It leaves them with little hope of reaching the finals in South Africa.


Staying put

April 7, 2009

Goals from Val Toro (2), Rhi Gladman, Anjana Gadgil and Meroula Lazarou saw Hampstead Women Football Club secure their place in the Greater London Second Division North in emphatic style on the final day of the season after beating mid-table Garston Reserves 5-1 away.


Reps finish on a high

April 7, 2009

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A 79th-minute strike from debutant Dovid Korman, 19, saw the Maccabi League rep team finish the London Inter-League Cup competition on a high as they beat the fancied London & Kent Borders League.

Having lost their first two games, this game was someone a dead-rubber for the Maccabi boys, but despite the absence of 15 regulars, they gave a great account of themselves against one of the tournament favourites.


Glenthorne set up LML final date

April 7, 2009

Glenthorne United A and London Maccabi Lions B will contest the Henry Swerner MMFL Cup final after recording 3-1 victories in their respective semi-finals.

Glenthorne beat Faithfold courtesy of strikes from Jason Levy, Adam Lennard and Dave Michaels. Russell Rich grabbed Faithfold’s consolation.

Arthur Duke (2) and Howard Freeman earned Lions victory over South Mancunians for whom David Hyman was on target.

Goals from Jason Sears (2), David Rose and Marc Herman sent Brady Maccabi A top of the Maccabi Masters Division One table after beating Temple Fortune A 4-1.


Free-scoring Hendon cruise into the final four

By Danny Caro, April 7, 2009

Goals from Josh Bentley (2), Greg Corin (2), Saul Conway and supersub Hadley Newman set Hendon United A up for a Peter Morrison Trophy semi-final against Leeds Maccabi after they beat Westdene 1st 6-1.

Paul Babai, Nick Smith, Dan Kent and Shai Davidi saw South Manx A edge into the fourth round of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup after beating Brixton Old Boys 4-3.


Yossi does it again

April 6, 2009

Yossi Benayoun was the toast of Liverpool after his injury time winner put the Merseysiders top of the Premier League on Saturday night.

Having spurned two easier opportunities, the Israeli captain ended a disappointing week on a high after firing into the top corner to put the Reds ahead of Manchester United, who went on to finish the weekend top of the Premier League after beating Aston Villa 3-2.

Benayoun has made a habit of scoring vital goals with his Craven Cottage strike coming on the back of one at the Bernabeu in the Champions League.