L’Equipe triumph a fairytale success UCS starlets reach final
GROWN MEN on their knees crying … and I’m not talking about the Emirates on Tuesday night. This was Sunday morning football at its finest.
L’Equipe’s success story is a modern day fairytale. If you’ve watched the highlights you might say their style of football may not appeal to the purists. But they certainly play to their strengths and their opponents have been unable to deal with their numerous threats.
The Maccabi League does not feature many clubs where players have stayed for 10 years. The fact L’Equipe do is testament to the running and spirit of the club and they deserve all the success they get.
This is undoubtedly a victory for all single clubs in an era where the MGBSFL is dominated by multi-team clubs.
Sarratt’s late withdrawal from their scheduled match against London Lions means the Rowley Lane club now require eight points for promotion and a Herts County title. The strugglers must have been running scared of a free-scoring Lions team who have registered 24 goals in their last three matches. That said, Sarratt only went down 2-0 to Lions in September when Charlie Kasler and goal machine James Gershfield were the marksmen.
Israeli participation in the European Indoor Championships at Belgrade ended after just 7.54 seconds.
The country’s only competitor, Diana Vaisman, was eliminated in her heat of the 60m despite coming close to her own national record of 7.50 seconds.
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TABLE TENNIS The UCS under-13 boys team have reached the national finals following an excellent run at the English Schools’ Table Tennis Association Southern Regional finals.
The team of Joe Abrahams, Ben Barbarash, Toby Crawcour, Josh Imber and Jacob Zakaim (right) excelled in a competition where the last 16 teams were split into four regions, with four teams in each region.
UCS recorded a hat-trick of victories, dropping just one game to go through. They will now contest the title for the top team in the country on March 25 in Hinkley.
Team manager Matt Crawcour commented: “The boys all played extremely well under pressure. There were some outstanding performances on the day.
“Now the competition gets very serious as they’ll be coming up against boys in the top 20 in the country.
“We will be up against seasoned schools with table tennis pedigree.
“Considering this is our first competition I believe they have over-achieved. They have nothing to lose now.”