Football

Chigwell on a high

By Craig Silver, April 18, 2008

Two goals from top-scorer Steve Summers helped Chigwell Athletic A claim one of their best result of the campaign as they tore apart Faithfold A 4-1. Player-chairman Richard Slater and Sam Rosenthal completed the Premier Division rout.

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Ossack puts Glenthorne back in the big time

By Andrew Pentol, April 18, 2008

Glenthorne United 1-0 Montana Boca United A

Glenthorne United boss Ian Cohen saluted his players after a solitary effort from David Ossack helped to clinch a return to the JC Maccabi League Premier Division elite at the first time of asking.

The East Londoners now require just two points from their remaining two matches to secure the title.

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What a good sport

By Danny Caro, April 11, 2008

Joe of the Rovers completes dream season by being named the Personality of the Year

Joe Jacobson was this week recognised as the community’s top sportsperson by winning the Maccabi GB Sports Personality of the Year.

The Wales Under 21 and Bristol Rovers left-back won the Pentland senior award, seeing off the challenge off Dagenham & Redbridge star Sam Sloma, Maccabi Herzliya’s Josh Kennet, blind England cricketer Daniel Field, handball player Daniel Grant and karate prospect Jenna Shilston.

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Ben Haim cut up over Cech mate

By Craig Silver, April 11, 2008

While Avram Grant celebrated steering Chelsea into the semi-finals of the Champions League, his hopes of European and Premier League glory were dealt a blow after fellow Israeli Tal Ben Haim sidelined keeper Petr Cech in a training ground accident.

Since taking over from Jose Mourinho last September, Grant has done well to keep the West London team fighting for honours as he has rarely been able to name his strongest line-up due to a series of injuries.

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It’s snow joke as MSFL season reaches meltdown

By Danny Caro, April 11, 2008

David Wolff, chairman of the JC Maccabi (Southern) Football League, has warned that teams will be responsible for ensuring the league programme is completed after heavy snow threw the season into turmoil.

The entire programme was cancelled last Sunday after freezing temperatures left pitches in the capital unplayable. The last two weeks have seen only a handful of games beat the weather and with only two divisions decided, Wolff’s committee met on Monday to discuss the rest of the campaign.

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Faith aim to upset favourites

By Danny Caro, April 11, 2008

As the highest-ranked team in the JC Barry Goldstein Trophy this season, Southgate Harmen B have been the favourites to win the competition from the outset.

On Sunday they take on Division Three outfit Faithfold C in a curtain-raiser to the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup final at Wingate & Finchley.

Harmen, managed by Paul Gold and Simon White, have struggled to score goals in the competition and their route to the final has been based on keeping their composure to win two penalty shootouts.

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Cup final underdogs set to take a bite out of Lions

By Danny Caro, April 11, 2008

London Maccabi Lions A will look to complete a hat-trick of victories in the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup when they take on Division One high-flyers Chigwell Athletic B at Wingate & Finchley on Sunday night. Chigwell are one of the first teams from outside the top-flight to reach the final this century. Russell Green’s men stunned last season’s league winners Hendon United A in the previous round with former Wingate & Finchley player Greg Bookman their hero in a 2-1 win.

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Ten-man Lions back in the hunt

By Danny Caro, April 11, 2008

London Lions returned to the top six of the Hertfordshire Senior County League Premier Division after hammering fourth-placed Whitewebbs 5-1.

Adam Stolerman scored his 19th and 20th of the season, Lee Cash added two and player-manager Tony Gold was on target in a display of breathtaking football.

Lions finished with 10 men after captain Rob Glass was sent-off following a two-footed tackle. Guy Morris needed hospital treatment after an accidental elbow to the eye.

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Will a historic victory Chig keep Sugar sweet?

By Danny Caro, April 11, 2008

Wingate & Finchley could be packed to the rafters on Sunday night as Chigwell Athletic B attempt to wrestle the trophy from holders London Maccabi Lions A.

There could be JWAGS aplenty as the East Londoners look to build on their memorable semi-final victory over last season’s Premier Division champions Hendon United A in the semi-finals. Should they pull off what would be one of the biggest shocks in Jewish football this century, I can see Chigwellian Sir Alan Sugar making a bid to purchase the club from current chairman Richard Slater.

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Nottingham students are the kings of Sherwood

April 11, 2008

Nottingham University Jewish Society football team have been crowned champions of their Sunday League Division One.

They now face a showdown against the winners of the Intra Mural Saturday League Division One for the right to represent the University against Loughborough University.

The side, created at the beginning of the academic year in October, got off to an outstanding start in the Semester One League, winning their first six games on the bounce, which included 10-2 and 5-0 victories.

Unfortunately, the team lost the final game, leaving them second in the table.

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