Josh can go all the way

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BYDANNYCARO

FOOT­BALL LON­DON Mac­cabi Li­ons striker Lee Bib­ring be­lieves that for­mer team­mate Josh Ken­net has what it takes to make the grade for Is­rael’s un­der 21 team.

As ex­clu­sively re­ported in the JC, the 20-year-old de­buted for Mac­cabi Her­zliya in the Toto Cup last week. This was fol­lowed by a last-minute sub­sti­tute’s ap­pear­ance in the 1-0 Is­raeli Pre­mier League win over Ash­dod.

Ken­net be­gan the sea­son play­ing for the Row­ley Lane club to keep fit af­ter be­ing re­leased by Ox­ford United. He played seven matches for the Satur­day team who play in the Herts Se­nior County League Pre­mier Di­vi­sion team, scor­ing twice and was named man of the match against Sandridge Rovers.

In the JC MSFL A team, he played in the first two games, scor­ing one and cre­at­ing three for Bib­ring.

Bib­ring, who was named Mac­cabi League young player of the sea­son in 2004, told JC Sport: “I played with Josh a few times this sea­son and he re­ally is a cut above. A great player has in­fi­nite time and space on the ball and Josh al­ways seems to have it. He does not look es­pe­cially fast, but I can as­sure you that over the first 10 yards, he is as quick as any­one.

“It is a shame he did not play more be­cause he set up some of my goals. The first against Li­ons B was a 30-yard ball over the top of a de­fender right on to my foot — and I could not miss. His pass­ing range is re­ally ex­cel­lent and I hope that, with proper coach­ing, he re­ally ex­cels.

“It was just a mat­ter of time be­fore he got snapped up. I am so pleased for him that he got such a great move and that things seem to be work­ing out. I am sure he would not look out of place for Is­rael’s Un­der 21 team. He is a great guy and I wish him the very best of luck at Her­zliya.”

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