Voice of Jewish Sport

Voice of Jewish Sport

This week’s column discusses a potential fiery Division One match and the latest club to quit Jewish football.

Andrew Sherwood is the Jewish News Sport and Community Editor

THE JEWISH football season may be all but over, but there are still two things left to fight for. Firstly, this weekend sees FC Team B take on Redbridge B, knowing only a win will see them secure runners-up spot in Division One. Redbridge will have more than an eye on the second thing left to fight for – the MGBSFL/Masters Invitational Cup against North London Raiders Masters next weekend – but also seem hell-bent on preventing Team from attaining their top-two finish. Reflecting on being ordered to replay the game – which they won – following an appeal from Team, player-manager Sam Rank said: “Our boys are very fired up and want to show them that playing football matches is how you win games.” Let battle commence…

ANOTHER ONE bites the dust – no, not reminiscing over a Queen song, but reflecting on another Jewish football team which has had to call it a day. The latest, in what’s turning into a long – and disturbing – list of footballing casualties, is Blizzard Storm, a club who have been in existence for seven seasons, the latter one spent in the Premier Division. Citing the same factors which have befallen many other clubs namely, a lack of numbers and interest, one can only hope they’re the only team the League loses this summer, but one wouldn’t hold their breath.

THE ISRAELI tennis scene really does seem to be in dire straits. The one singles representative – Dudi Sela – was knocked out in the first round, with two others failing to get out of the qualifiers and Shahar Peer ruled out through injury. Getting a player into week two used to be deemed a success, getting one into day two is now a minor miracle.

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