Maccabi bounce back from Morrison nightmare

By James Masters, February 27, 2012

Brian Brockbank Memorial Cup
FC Hughes 0
Manchester Maccabi 1st 4

Manchester Maccabi 1st bounced back from their stunning capitulation in the Peter Morrison Trophy by booking their place in the second round of the Brian Brockbank Memorial Cup.

Maccabi contrived to throw away a 4-1 lead against South Manchester SC 2nd before crashing out 5-4 in an incredible Morrison tie last week.

But they got back to winning ways in style against FC Hughes with a comfortable 4-0 victory, much to the delight of co-manager Tony Rosenberg.

“It was very important to bounce back because the defeat against South had a profound effect on us,” he said.

“Since that defeat, we’ve had a full squad of players for training and the lads played some great stuff on Sunday.

“It was an awful pitch and we had some very young players out there, but they played some marvellous stuff.

“We’ve got to move on from the Morrison defeat now and make sure we play the kind of football we know we can.

“Hopefully we can raise a few eyebrows around the place.”

Adam Stevens, Max Rose, Jake Bentwood and Ben Feingold were all on target for Maccabi as they eased to victory.

And Rosenberg was pleased with the younger members of his squad following their performance.

He added: “It’s great to have these young kids come into the side and adapt straight away.

“We had six players who were 18 or under and they didn’t look at all out of place.

“We’ve still got lots of games to go, so hopefully we can end the season by winning something.”

Last updated: 3:18pm, February 27 2012