Voice of Jewish Sport: Final instalment of a Fantastic Four series

Voice of Jewish Sport: Final instalment of a Fantastic Four series

Redbridge’s Sam Sollosi and Hendon’s Dovi Fehler

ANYONE STUCK for something to do on Sunday morning need to make their way down to Fairlop in Redbridge for what will be the fourth and final fixture, of what has so far produced a trio of stunning, explosive, action-packed football encounters. Redbridge and Hendon do battle for one last time this season in their Peter Morrison Trophy quarter-final clash, and on the back of two Redbridge league wins – 4-3 and 3-2 – and Hendon’s now “world-famous” Cyril Anekstein Cup win on penalties (after the sides played out a 6-6 epic) – all eyes will now be on what’s becoming the most exciting game in Jewish football. Hendon boss David Garbacz, for whom this game represents their last chance of winning anything this year, is confident his side can make it a cup double of victories over them, while his Redbridge counterpart Jon Jacobs says the pressure is off his side and his players are just going out there to enjoy the game. One thing they can agree on, it’s going to be one hell of a game. Kick-off is at 10am.

ISRAEL’S ONLY professional cycling team will be paying homage to a two-time Tour de France champion Gino Bartali, who helped Jews escape from the Nazis in Italy. Riding the route that he secretly travelled as a courier to help the Jewish resistance against the Nazis, Bartali, who passed away in 2000, is believed to have helped save around 800 Jews, delivering forged documents which he hid in his handlebars and seat. He also reportedly hid a family in his Florence apartment. The 13 riders of the Israeli team, including Israeli road race champion Guy Sagiv, will ride from Bartali’s home in Florence, to Assisi on Sunday.

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