SCRABBLE

Scrabble’s Danny Sherman was on target for the runaway Division Two leaders

THE QUESTION now is not will Scrabble win the Division Two title, but can anyone stop them from achieving it with a 100 percent winning record? While manager Ray Abrahams is still playing down their chances, citing London Lions B as still having a say – which mathematically they do – the stats don’t lie. Sitting 19 points clear at the top of the table thanks to 14 consecutive wins, they have been head and shoulders above anything they’ve come up against in the League. Their title win will is surely a matter of if, and not when, with the only thing left to debate, will they secure it having won every single game?

IT’S ALWAYS good to see members of the community make it on to the world stage and that’s certainly what Ashley Stokes and Eli Baraty did when taking part at the World Ping Pong Championships at the weekend. Having their match covered live on Sky Sports was an added bonus, and with the former reaching the last 16, hopes are high for even greater success at next year’s tournament.

ONLY A week after Barak Itzahai produced what could well be the miss of the season, Eran Zahavi has this week scored a goal which could well be in the running for the 2016 FIFA Puskás Award for goal of the year. The Maccabi Tel Aviv midfielder netted an incredible overhead kick against Maccabi Petah Tikva at the weekend, which let’s just say if Dele Alli had scored it, we wouldn’t have heard the end of it. Like last week’s ‘effort’, you can watch it here

SPEAKING OF efforts, hats off to Natalia Cohen and the rest of her team who became the first female crew to cross the Pacific Ocean. A quite staggering achievement, her name will rightly go down in the record books – and not many people can say that, or are more deserving of it.