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IT WOULD seem North London Raiders’ MSFL side and Chigwell Athletic’s Masters side are having a battle of their own – who can win the most trophies this season. The Raiders wrapped up the double on Sunday – their second consecutive one – thanks to a 6-2 win over Harmen, and they now have their sights set on winning the club’s first ever treble this coming Sunday, when they take on Hendon in the Peter Morrison final. Chigwell left the MSFL two seasons ago, though it hasn’t taken them long to make their mark in the Masters game. Securing the Division One title on Sunday, they’re now looking to achieve a double of their own when they take on Brady A in their cup final, also this coming weekend. A double-header of action which could end with us paying tribute to the two most successful Jewish clubs this season

WHILE THE most exciting thing to happen in the top flight of English football this season was to see Tottenham throw away a 2-0 lead at Chelsea on Monday night and end their hopes of winning a first ever Premier League title, it’s all going off (quite literally) in Israel. The second of two matches, last week, between Maccabi Tel Aviv and Bnei Sakhnin ended in a mass brawl between players, officials and even match stewards, all of which resulted in the former’s goalkeeper, Predrag Rajkovic, handed a three-match ban for pushing the latter’s coach. Including him missing Monday night’s top-of-the-table clash against Hapoel Beersheba which ended in a goalless draw, one can only hope, if you’re off a Maccabi persuasion that is, that they can hold their nerve better than others…

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