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JC MSFL Matchday 15 preview

By Danny Caro, December 8, 2010

Week 15 of the JC MSFL season throws up a mouth-watering contest in the Premier where leaders Hendon United Sports Club A take on North London Raiders A.

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EUROPEAN MACCABI GAMES ROUND-UP

WINSTON NAMES 18-MAN EURO SQUAD

MANCHESTER TEAMS UP IN ARMS

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Late goal ends Hapoel’s Europa League hopes

By Danny Caro, December 8, 2010

Eli Guttman, manager of Hapoel Tel Aviv, praised his team after they came within two minutes of reaching the Europa League before their hopes were crushed by a late equaliser in Lyon.

Goals from Ben Sahar and a stunning over-head kick from Eran Zahavi had seen Hapoel come from behind to lead 2-1 against the former Champions League semi-finalists in this gripping Group B contest. But an 88th minute effort from Alexandre Lacazette meant that the Reds finished bottom of the group with Benfica progressing to the Europa League as third-place finishers.

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JC Olim League round-up

By Danny Caro, December 7, 2010

Ra’anana climbed joint-top of the JC Olim League after completing a 5-3 victory over Aviv City.

In the weekend’s only match, City, who went into the game without a win, started faster and more positively. They came out of the blocks well, forcing a couple of fine saves from keeper Robin Burkeman Ra’aana.

It was City who made the breakthrough after 10 minutes. A great move and Daniel Rahamin set up Ben Nassim who fired home from an acute angle – the first time that City have led a game.

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Winston names GB squad for Euro Games

By Danny Caro, December 6, 2010

Manager Ben Winston believes that Maccabi GB are one of a handful of teams capable of winning gold at next year's European Maccabi Games in Vienna.

Winston, 29, this week named an 18-man squad including 14 players from South Midlands League side London Lions. The group includes nine members of last year's GB squad who took silver at the Maccabiah.

Winston said: "It will be a tough competition in Vienna but we think this is definitely a squad capable of challenging for medals.

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Brady Maccabi vs FC Team A

By Danny Caro, December 6, 2010

A late strike from Steve Field helped Brady win a seven-goal thriller in the promotion tussle at The Hive. Here's the pick of the action. Photos by Marc Morris.

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Lions B vs Maccabi Masters

By Danny Caro, December 6, 2010

An own goal from Paul Buxton took the Maccabi Masters Rep Team into the next round of the Peter Morrison Trophy as they beat London Maccabi Lions B at The Hive. Here are some of the key moments. Photos: Marc Morris

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Masters should let best of the rest be fantastic on plastic

By Danny Caro, December 6, 2010

We English love talking about the weather, and without wanting to sound like Michael Fish, the outlook looks bleak in the short-term at least.

Last season, the Jewish football programme came to a virtual standstill as a result of the cold snap, with very few matches played between November and March.

On Sunday, the entire JC MJSL programme was wiped out by sub-zero temperatures while only three JC MSFL matches went ahead.

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Norstar sparkles again

By Danny Caro, December 6, 2010

Three goals from Simon Perlmutter helped leaders Norstar A boost their title hopes after thumping Hendon United Sports Club B 6-1 in Division Two.

Eli Houri made it five in two games with a brace, with Anthony Goodmaker completing the rout as the Stars marched seven points clear.

Hendon's goals came through Chaim Gothold and Josh Lipman.

Norstar boss Phil Peters said: "It was a great team performance."

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Venter says Spurling has bright future with Saracens

By Danny Caro, December 6, 2010

Brendan Venter, the South African World Cup winner, believes that Scott Spurling has a bright future after he signed a two-year contact with Saracens.

Venter, the club's outgoing director of rugby, was impressed by Spurling during pre-season. The hooker will link up with the club's senior academy next July after completing his A-levels at Harrow School where he is on a sports scholarship.

Spurling said: "Brendan said I had good potential but must continue to work hard. I believe that I can play for England. Otherwise, I'd be playing in the park with my mates."

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All-rounder Myers wins Chigwell award

By Danny Caro, December 6, 2010

Michael Myers was named Chigwell & Hainault Synagogue Cricket Club’s Young Player of the Year at their end of season awards in Hendon.

The recognition for Myers was reflective of the significant progress made by some of the club’s younger players this season. The efforts of Alex Katseph and Matt Murray (Captain’s Award Winner) were also acknowledged.

Myers had a breakthrough year, becoming a key member of the side with his spin bowling and useful lower order batting.

Vice-captain Matt Murray also came of age with consistent runs at the top of the order.

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Masters should let best of the rest be fantastic on plastic

By Danny Caro, December 6, 2010

We English love talking about the weather, and without wanting to sound like Michael Fish, the outlook looks bleak in the short-term at least.

Last season, the Jewish football programme came to a virtual standstill as a result of the cold snap, with very few matches played between November and March.

On Sunday, the entire JC MJSL programme was wiped out by sub-zero temperatures while only three JC MSFL matches went ahead.

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Bucky helps the Masters get lucky

By Danny Caro, December 6, 2010

The Maccabi Masters Rep Team have reached the third round of the Peter Morrison Trophy after beating the Lions in a fiercly contested match at Rowley Lane.

In the end, only an own goal separated the sides in what some people may describe as a shock result with Masters edging past Lions team boosted by several members of their Masters team that players in the Garston Vets League.

It was Maccabi Masters who started the brighter, seemingly more determined to take the initiative with more of the possession during the opening spells.

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JC MSFL Matchday 14 review

By Danny Caro, December 5, 2010

A goal from Scott Ansher steered the Maccabi Masters Rep Team into the fourth round of the Peter Morrison Trophy after they beat an experienced London Maccabi Lions B team on the 3G at Rowley Lane.

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JC MSFL MATCHDAY 14 REVIEW
PMT – Masters put Lions to the sword
Div 1 – Raiders edge past Camden, Brady stuns FC Team A
Div 2 – Stars end Woodford hoodoo

BIG MATCH PHOTOGALLERIES

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Dein shocked by World Cup verdict

By Danny Caro, December 3, 2010

David Dein, the International President of England's 2018 World Cup bid, was left dumb-founded after FIFA awarded the competition to Russia.

The former FA and Arsenal vice-chairman claims that the bid was not helped by “elements” in the country who were thought to be against the football governing body.

It is believed that he was referring to the BBC's Panorama programme on Monday, which alleged members of FIFA are corrupt.

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JC MSFL Matchday 14 preview

By Danny Caro, December 1, 2010

Welcome to the first weekend preview on the new-look JC MSFL website. All your favourite features are still here including galleries and video highlights, and the good news is that the font is bigger and better than before so you will have no problems reading reports, preview and reviews. We hope you like.

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PETER MORRISON TROPHY ROUND THREE

FC TEAM B vs SOUTHGATE HARMEN A
Division Two strugglers FC Team B welcome Premier Division Harmen in a game where anything other than an emphatic win for the visitors looks highly unlikely.

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Grant delighted by 4-0 win over Man Utd

By Danny Caro, December 1, 2010

Avram Grant, the West Ham manager, described last night’s 4-0 demolition of Manchester United as “unforgettable” as the Premiership strugglers booked their place in the semi-finals of the Carling Cup.

Grant, who led Portsmouth to the FA Cup final last season, has been under growing pressure with the Hammers rooted to the foot of the league table.

But strikes from Jonathan Spector (2) and Carlton Cole (2) eased the tension and completed a memorable victory over the holders.

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Masters round-up

By Danny Caro, November 30, 2010

Strikes from Laurence Myers, Laurence Beck and Mark Wagman took Brady Maccabi three points clear at the top of the table after they beat Faithfold 3-0 in Division One.

Mark Rose and Pete Sugarman exchanged goals as South Mancs B drew with Brady B.

Temple Fortune and Ashlodge played out a goalless draw.

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JC Olim review

By Danny Caro, November 30, 2010

England FC moved to within two points of leaders Jaffa FC after winning the top-of-the-table derby clash 2-0.

A well fought contest, which even drew a small crowd on the sideline, featured a high tempo start with both teams were fighting for every challenge. The game was on a knife edge until the 60th minute when Yaron Galinsky pounced from close range from a Lewis Kaye free kick to release the tension.

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Double delight for Hendon United

By Danny Caro, November 30, 2010

Hendon United Sports Club A are toasting a win double after they scooped the JC MSFL November awards for Player and Manager of the Month.

Unsung hero Ben Kon wins the top player award. He gets the nod ahead of Greg Corin with Yishai Last and Dovid Korman also coming in for special praise.

Kon currently stands on six goals this season. He bagged braces against London Maccabi Lions A and B and grabbed another against Southgate Harmen A.

Manager David Garbacz has really come into his own in November, with the team playing scintillating football and scoring lots of goals.

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A postcard for Roman is better than a taxi for Roman

By Danny Caro, November 29, 2010

There has been talk of a crisis at Chelsea this week following three defeats out of four in the Premiership for Carlo Ancelotti’s men.

The pressure was lifted, a little, after Tuesday’s Champions League victory. Sandwiched in the middle was the controversial departure of assistant-manager Ray Wilkins.

Despite being one of the most influential people in football, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is impossible to get hold of. Perhaps this postcard will receive a response.

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