Nomads pull out of Maccabi League

By Danny Caro, April 21, 2010

Update: Following Nomads' demise, it was confirmed that the Maccabi Sunday League will disband for season 2010.

Casual Nomads, the former Stuart Neils Cup winners, have pulled out of the Maccabi Sunday Cricket League.

The Nomads were expecting to be part of a four-team Maccabi League but their decision to pull out on the eve of the campaign has left the Jewish cricket season in crisis.

Outgoing captain Richard Ferrer said: “The writing has been on the wall for some time now. The final straw came when we realised that only three players were available for the first match.


Cohen appointed GB Open Futsal manager

April 21, 2010

Jonathan Cohen will manage Team GB’s Open futsal squad at next year’s European Maccabi Games in Vienna.

Assisted by Dan Kleinman, Cohen was part of the Maccabi GB masters’ futsal team that competed at the 2008 European Maccabi Football Trophy. He will also serve as player-manager of the Masters squad competing for the trophy in Torremolinos.

The pair, who are FA approved futsal coaches, led the under 18 futsal squad at last summer’s Maccabiah Games.


London Lions overcome Wormley Rovers

April 20, 2010

London Lions boosted their HSCL Premier Division title hopes after securing a valuable 2-0 away win at fellow high-flyers Wormley Rovers.

Goals from Adam Stolerman and James Gershfield did the damage in a stunning first-half display.

Travelling to Wormley two days after the controversial 2-2 draw at Met Police Bushey, the Lions blew the hosts away with an exhilarating display in the opening 45 minutes.

Still missing the injured Rob Glass, Lee Cash, Andy Myers and Jon Ellis, Lions just managed to get 13 players together 85 per cent of whom were playing their third game in five days.


Faithfold and Brady reach Masters Cup final

By Jeremy Silverstone, April 19, 2010

This year’s Maccabi Masters League Henry Swerner Cup will be contested by Brady Maccabi A and Faithfold who came through their respective semi-finals.

Brady kept alive their double hopes after edging out North London Raiders 3-2 courtesy of a brace from Mark Wagman and a penalty from Nick Collins. Spencer Steinberg and Paul Herszaft struck for the Raiders.


Lions Under 16s win five-goal thriller

April 19, 2010

Red Division - Muswell Hill 2 -London Lions 3

Goals from Charlie Cohen, Charlie Ruben and Max Wegoda sent the Lions 11 points clear after beating title rivals Muswell Hill in the Watford Friendly League.

Co-Manager Nicky Bloom described the result as “the best ever that this side has achieved, and done so on the basis of an excellent performance and superb second half especially”.

Playing at hard and uneven surface at Barnet Copthall, the Lions set up with a 4-5-1 formation.


FC Team beaten in London Cup final

By Danny Caro, April 19, 2010

Manager Mitch Young admitted that the best side won after FC Team were beaten 3-0 by Flanders FC in the London FA Junior Cup final at Croydon Athletic.

Going into the game against the former competition winners, Young was ruing the volcanic ash disruption that left star striker Richard Salmon marooned in Milan.

In their first LFA cup final, FC Team of the Middlesex County League, started well with vice-captain Paul Kent rattling the bar in the first 20 minutes.


Classy Lions win Anekstein Cup

By Danny Caro at Wingate & Finchley, April 19, 2010

First half strikes from Mike Pearson and Louis Basger helped London Maccabi Lions run out deserved winners as they wrestled the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup from Hendon United A at Wingate & Finchley.

Both sides were missing key players going into the game. For Lions, midfielder Ricky Kennet, matchwinner of the semi-final against Neasden A, failed to make the squad with a back injury forcing him out, while Hendon were missing key duo Alex Rosenthal and Josh Bentley, while Greg Corin was named on the bench, although on 70 per cent fit.


Late controversy frustrates Lions' title challenge

By Danny Caro, April 16, 2010

London Lions had to a settle for a 2-2 draw after cruelly being denied victory against the Met Police who will admit that they got out of jail.


UK football leagues lose Israel case

By Robyn Rosen, April 15, 2010

The English and Scottish Football Leagues have lost a case against an Israeli football pools company after accusing it of copyright infringement.

The Israel Sports Betting Board (ISBB) runs Toto, the weekly Israel football pools and Winner, which bets on individual matches.

There are not enough matches played locally through the year for the ISBB to rely on local fixtures so they select fixtures from the English and Scottish leagues.


Glenthorne United close to title

April 15, 2010

Glenthorne United A moved a step closer to the Division One title after beating Faithfold 3-1 with goals from Dave Michaels, Sid Shaw and Adam Lennard.

North London Raiders and South Mancunians drew 2-2. Dean Schulberg and Ashley Davidson struck for Raiders. Darren Coon and Lee Young replied.

Newly crowned Division Two champions EDRS Stonegrove ended their league campaign unbeaten with a 6-2 victory over Temple Fortune. Tony Platman (2) Roger Levitt, Adam Kern, Steve Krieger, Jacob Namer and were the scorers.