Northern Football round-up: March 3

By James Masters, March 4, 2013

Richard Black hit a hat-trick as Leeds Maccabi 1st eased to a 3-0 win at West Leeds Wortley in the Sunday Alliance Premier Division.

Black, who missed a penalty early in the second half, atoned for his error by firing home another spot kick soon after.

The midfielder then doubled his tally for the afternoon with a close-range header before lashing home another penalty late on.

In the MJSL, Haroldeans crushed Broughton 5-1 to keep its faint title hopes alive.

Jamie Harris scored twice, while Ali Goldsmith, Josh Silverberg and Matt Alis were also on target. Jeremy Barr replied for Broughton.

The Merseysiders remain nine points behind leaders Manchester Maccabi 2nd, who claimed a 2-1 win at FC Cosmos.

Adam Herman’s strike and an own goal gave Maccabi 2nd a crucial win with Ben Blackston on target for the home side.

Leeds Maccabi 2nd cruised to a 4-1 win at Crumpsall 1st courtesy of a Ben Ullmann double and further strikes from Dov Gilbert and Charles Braunstein.

Moishe Klyne got Crumpsall’s goal.

Robert Selwyn’s hat-trick inspired Oakhill to a 3-1 win over South Manchester Sports 2nd with Josh Mond replying for the visitors.

In the Tameside League Division Two Cup, Manchester Maccabi crashed out at the semi-final stage following a 3-0 defeat by Albion FC.

South Manchester’s grip on the league title is under threat after they were held to a goalless draw by Village FC.

Despite creating a whole host of chances, South were unable to find a way through and were left to settle for a point.

Adam Lavin crashed a header against the underside of the crossbar, but that was the closest they came in a hard-fought affair.

The result leaves South one point behind league leaders Miam Miam, who have a game in hand on the defending champions.

Last updated: 1:27pm, March 4 2013