Danny Caro

Hendon through to semi-final

By Danny Caro, May 6, 2010

Hendon United A will play Faithfold A in the Peter Morrison Trophy semi-final on Sunday after thumping Premier Division rivals Redbridge Jewish Care A 5-2.

The JC League Cup runners-up were indebted to goals from Ben Kon (2), Avidan Last, Avishai Last and Dovid Korman. Danny Hakimi and Lewis Walker netted for RJC.

North West Neasden A boosted double hopes with a 2-0 victory over Cyril Anekstein Cup winners London Maccabi Lions A. Tony Keterman and James Gershfield were the scorers.

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What is the future for London Jewish cricket?

By Danny Caro, May 6, 2010

Can the Maccabi League be revamped or has it run it's course?

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D-Day for Gold

By Danny Caro, May 6, 2010

With the end of the season fast-approaching, there is another mouth-watering weekend of football in store.

Top billing goes to London Lions, who will put their Herts Senior County League Premier Division credentials on the line when they take on leaders Wormley Rovers.

Although the Lions have played the majority of league games at St Albans City's Clarence Park ground this season, Saturday's match is at Rowley Lane.

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Lions ready for title showdown

By Danny Caro, May 5, 2010

London Lions’ title hopes were dealt a blow after they were held 1-1 by Sandridge Rovers in the Herts Senior County League Premier Division on Tuesday night.

A first-half strike from midfielder Daniel Stanton put the Lions ahead but they were left to rue missed chances as Rovers equalised after 75 minutes.

James Gershfield and Dean Nyman spurned chances to kill the game off.

Lions manager Tony Gold said: “Sandridge is always a difficult place to go. We played well on a terrible pitch in what was our seventh match in 14 days.

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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.

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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.

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With promotion in the bag, I'm ready for the big boys

By Danny Caro, April 29, 2010

Promotion in my first season of football management is not down to beginner's luck, I would like to think. Eight months of being driven mad by Adam Fegan, my co-manager, have been worth it.

Last Sunday, our team, North London Raiders A, clinched a return to the JC MSFL Premier Division, after a two-year gap, following a 3-0 win over Oakwood.

It has been a joy to watch the boys develop in a very tight division. We finished it very strongly with seven consecutive victories, a total of six clean sheets and not one red card all season.

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Can one club make us super?

By Danny Caro, April 29, 2010

The collapse of the Maccabi Sunday League has been on the cards for some time. The standard of the league has seen a rapid decline with the top teams and players having moved to the Middlesex Sunday League.

Players are dropping out for a variety of reasons with the key factors including work and family commitments for a sport that on average, cuts into a large chunk of the weekend.

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Team of the week: 29th April 2010

By Danny Caro, April 29, 2010

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Jewish cricket plans shake-up

By Danny Caro, April 29, 2010

Radical plans to shake up Jewish cricket in London were being discussed this week after Maccabi Cricket chairman Richard Mitchell stepped down from his post.

A new committee will be set up in an attempt to resurrect the sport. Michael Ziff, (inset) chairman of Team GB cricket at last year's Maccabiah, has discussed his vision with Maccabi GB Head of Sport Daniel Collins.

Ziff's plan is based on the establishment of a Jewish super-club, using the model of London Maccabi Vale, whose Rowley Lane base houses a thriving colts section.

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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.

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MAL claim first win

By Danny Caro, April 26, 2010

MAL picked up their first win of the 2010 season thanks largely to a clinical display with the bat against Walthamstow CC on Sunday.

Having lost the toss and been put in to bat, some slightly wayward early bowling helped them to reach 30 off five overs, before Avishai Kestenbaum was late on a pull and tope edged to the keeper for a slightly rusty 0. Yoav Lebens joined Mark Landau and the pair set about building a platform, putting on 79 together, with Landau reaching his half century before nicking Nathan Onojaife to slip for 51.

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Kastor finishes 18th at London Marathon

By Danny Caro, April 26, 2010

Deena Kastor finished 18th at the Virgin London Marathon. The 2006 winner had her preparations disrupted by the volanic ash travel backlog and overcame an arduous two-day journey from America via Paris.

The American marathon record holder crossed the line in 2:36:20, her slowest time for any marathon she had completed since taking up the event nine years ago.

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Feldman Trophy finalist are Oakhill and Haroldeans

By Danny Caro, April 22, 2010

Oakhill Lions and Haroldeans will contest the Feldman Trophy final after coming through their respective semi-finals in contrasting fashion.

The Lions mauled Broughton Park 8-0 with goals from Daniel Cohen (4), Jake Gilbert (3) and Alex Bloch.

A goal from Zach Goodman helped Haroldeans squeeze past Manchester Maccabi 3rd.

The final will be held at Oldham's Boundary Park on May 16.

In the league, Leeds J-New Uni added to Broughton woes with Oli Grant (5), Adam Jackson (3), Steve Garman and Simon Jackson contributing to a 10-1 win. Alex Patnik grabbed a consolation.

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South Manx win their cup final

By Danny Caro, April 22, 2010

South Manx completed a traumatic season in style as they beat last season's champions North West Neasden A 3-1 in the Premier Division.

On the verge of folding a month ago, a brace from Neasden old boy Jonny Haik plus one from Jamie Kent helped them finish the season in style against a side featuring old boys Max Shields, Elliot Stern and Ben Lampert.

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Team of the week: 22nd April 2010

By Danny Caro, April 22, 2010

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Brady Maccabi manager's Europe dash to make semi-final

By Danny Caro, April 22, 2010

It's amazing the lengths that some people will go to play a game of football.

Take Brady Maccabi Masters player-manager Daniel Collins for example. Stuck in France as a result of volcanic ash in Iceland, he drove more than 1,100 kilometres and spent 21 hours of solid travelling to get back to Hatfield for the cup semi-final against North London Raiders.

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Jewish cricket season preview

By Danny Caro, April 22, 2010

London Maccabi Vale have won the first silverware of the season after retaining the Maccabi Indoor six-a-side Trophy in Canary Wharf.

Led by Team GB star Saul Weitzman, LMV won all four matches in the round robin tournament.

The outdoor cricket season starts in earnest on Sunday. Ahead of their CCC trip to Beaconsfield on May 2, LMV have secured a sponsorship deal with Bank Hapoalim Private Banking worth £2,000 for the current year.

1st XI captain Adam Brand will be looking to steer the Rowley Lane team back to the top tier of the Middlesex Sunday League.

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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.

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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.

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