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Pool queen Halter considers retirement

By Danny Caro, February 6, 2015

Susan Halter is considering retiring from international competition after medalling at the South East Masters and Senior age group long course event in Crawley.

With no opposition in her category, the former Olympian, aged 87, won gold in both the 50m and 100 backstroke races.

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Matchday 23 weekend preview

By Danny Caro, February 4, 2015

The Barry Goldstein Trophy gets under way on Matchday 23 of the MGBSFL, while there's also action in the Cyril Anekstein Cup, but all eyes will be on the league, with key action in all four divisions.

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Danny Caro's Quote of the Week: February 1

By Danny Caro, February 3, 2015

Goalkeepers and referees are often the forgotten men at the end of a football match. But not this week.

After a dramatic 90 minutes in a relegation six-pointer against Jewdinese, AC Whetstone showed a touch of class when he paid tribute to the performance of the man in black, Laurence Thorne.

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Danny Caro's Goal of the Week: February 1

By Danny Caro, February 3, 2015

It was as though time stood still when JONAH GORDON-BOYD did the unthinkable, with a strike described by his manager than better than Beckham's.

With a gripping contest deadlocked at 3-3, the magical Gordon-Boyd produced an outstanding effort of sheer individual brilliance, with an attempt that few would've been brave enough to try.

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Danny Caro's Team of the Week: February 1

By Danny Caro, February 3, 2015

Here are the top men from Matchday 22 of the MGBSFL.

1. DAVID SIMNOCK (NL Raiders B) - "made a number of good saves against Blizzard, with great handling in tricky windy conditions"

2. JOSH PISTOL (NL Raiders A) - SEE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

3. NICK SMITH (Faithfold A) - rock solid in the 2-1 win at cup semi-finalists Oakwood

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Gilbert takes Raiders B towards Promised Land

By Danny Caro, February 2, 2015

MGBSFL DIVISION ONE
NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B 3 BLIZZARD STORM 0

Jonathan Adelman insists promotion would be a major achievement after NLR B took another big step towards the Premier Division with a professional 3-0 victory over Blizzard Storm.

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It's all about Ghana now, says Grant

By Danny Caro, February 2, 2015

Avram Grant insists Ghana will focus on their own game ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final against Equatorial Guinea.

Strikes from Christian Atsu (2) and Kwesi Appiah wrapped up a 3-0 victory over Guinea in the last eight.

Grant believes his team are improving with every game, with a run of three straight victory following their defeat in the group opener against Senegal.

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MGBSFL goal charts - February 1

By Danny Caro, February 2, 2015

Daniel Garfinkle returned to the top of the MGBSFL leaderboard after firing both goals in the win over Camden Park on Matchday 22.

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23 - Daniel Garfinkle (Redbridge JC B – including 6 for RJC A)

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22 - Avi Markiweicz (London Rovers)

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19 - Adam Ellis (Shacharit Donetsk)

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Sunday best delights Richman

By Danny Caro, February 2, 2015

MGBSFL PREMIER DIVISION
HARMEN 0 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A 4

Rob Richman believes Norstar London Raiders showed another side to their game after a polished 4-0 performance against title rivals Harmen.

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Heroic Haik punishes Oakwood

By Danny Caro, February 2, 2015

MGBSFL PREMIER DIVISION
OAKWOOD A 1 FAITHFOLD A 2

Zuriel Solomon believes a new formation has helped Faithfold take their game to a new level after they registered an impressive 2-1 victory over Anekstein Cup semi-finalists Oakwood.

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Barry Goldstein Trophy draw

By Danny Caro, February 1, 2015

Here is the draw for the group stages of the Barry Goldstein Trophy.

The top two teams will progress to the quarter-finals, and the bottom two at least, will qualify for the Masters/MSFL cup if it is held.

GROUP A
Camden Park
L’Equipe
London Rovers
Norstar London Raiders C

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GROUP B
Catford & Bromley Maccabi
FC Team B
Maccabi London Lions Green

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JC team of the week: the contenders - February 1

By Danny Caro, February 1, 2015

Here are the nominations from Matchday 22 of the MGBSFL.

GK
David Simnock (NL Raiders B)
Brad Grant (Redbridge JC B)

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DEFENDERS
Nick Smith, Dan Stock (both Faithfold A)
Dan Weisellberg (AC Whetstone)
Josh Pistol, Justin Spiro (both NL Raiders A)
Jake Yudelowitz (NL Raiders B)

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MIDFIELDERS
Bradley Cohen (Faithfold A)

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Matchday 22 weekend review

By Danny Caro, February 1, 2015

Hendon A finished the weekend at the summit after a convincing victory over struggling Neasden on Matchday 22 programme in the MGBSFL, while Redbridge Jewish Care B took another big step towards the Premier Division.

MATCHDAY 22 HEADLINES
Prem Div - Hendon hit top spot
Div 1 - Redbridge two good for Camden
Div 2 - Whetstone win relegation six-pointer

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Big Bash glory for Klinger

By Danny Caro, January 30, 2015

Michael Klinger helped Perth Scorchers win the Big Bash final following a thrilling four-wicket success over Sydney Sixers.

Opening-batsman Klinger smashed 33 runs from 37 balls, including four fours, in an opening partnership of 70 with Sean Marsh.

Perth went on to chase down a target of 148 from their 20 overs, winning off the final ball of the match.

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Grant relishing Superleague bow

By Danny Caro, January 30, 2015

Hattie Grant is relishing her Superleague debut after being selected for Team Northumbria.

Grant, who is 18 and from Leeds, has made big strides after helping Team Maccabi GB win gold in the junior netball competition at the 2013 Maccabiah Games.

She took up the sport aged nine and represented her county, West Yorkshire, two years later.

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Camila won me over, says Venus

By Danny Caro, January 30, 2015

Camila Giorgi received praise from Venus Williams after bowing out of the Australian Open at the third round stage.

The fearless Italian pushed Williams, the former world no. 1, all the way in a three-set thriller in Melbourne.

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Rosh Pinah win Year Six competition

By Danny Caro, January 30, 2015

Ollie Rokenson helped Rosh Pinah secure the Barnet Borough Year Six tournament.

Rokenson, who also scored in the team’s opening victory over Dollis Hill, registered the only goal in the final against Frith Manor.

Rosh Pinah went through the competition unbeaten, with Dylan Phillips finishing as top-scorer with three goals.

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Matchday 22 weekend preview

By Danny Caro, January 29, 2015

There's a bumper programme of MGBSFL action in store on Matchday 22 of the season, with the tussles between Harmen and Raiders, Redbridge and Camden and Sosobad and Faithfold taking centre stage.

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MGBSFL top-scorers - January 25

By Danny Caro, January 28, 2015

Golden boy Avi Markiewicz is on course to win the MGBSFL Golden Boot after climbing to the top of the goal charts following his fifth hat-trick of the season.

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22 - Avi Markiweicz (London Rovers)

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21 - Daniel Garfinkle (Redbridge JC B – including 6 for RJC A)

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19 - Adam Ellis (Shacharit Donetsk)

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Danny Caro's Quote of the Week: January 25

By Danny Caro, January 27, 2015

On a day when both Faithfold B and Hendon A were frustrated by immovable forces, it was Dan Yoss of the Superhoops who got the nod for this pearler, praising the sheer brilliance of London Rovers's main man, Avi Markiewicz.

It was a game Faithfold wanted to win badly, but they had their pockets picked by magical Markiewicz.

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