Glorious Gilman inspires Leeds Maccabi

By Danny Caro, November 12, 2013


A hat-trick from captain marvel Adam Gilman helped Leeds Maccabi put last week’s disappointment of going out of the County Cup behind them with an emphatic 6-1 home win against West Leeds Wortley in the LSAL.

On a heavy pitch, Leeds Maccabi had the bit between their teeth from the start and were playing fast flowing attacking football that they have now become known for.

A pin-perfect pass from Jordan Marks found Nick Vale who rifled home after 10 minutes to put the home side in front early on.

Ten minutes later and the impressive Max Elgot, making his first senior League start, made it 2-0 after some good work from the Maccabi midfield.

Leeds Maccabi went in at the half time break 2-0 up and happy with the fact that they had not conceded due to the excellent centre back partnership of Elliot Jackson and Daniel Green, with the hard working holding midfielder, Oshri Amar, just in front of them.

The second half began the same as the first with Leeds piling on the pressure from the start and with a slightly different formation to normal, enabling the full backs Martin Bowman and Max Klineberg to drive forward.

Adam Gilman then scored direct from a corner to make it 3-0 and he soon after made it 4-0 with an individual piece of skill that saw him round the West Leeds Wortley defence to cooly slot home from close range.

Daniel Seligman then added a fifth after some good work down the left hand side by Marks who was proving a constant threat to the away side.

Captain Gilman then capped a Man of the Match performance when he converted from the penalty spot to claim a much deserved hat-trick.

West Leeds Wortley scored a consolation goal with a speculative attempt to make the final scoreline 6-1 to Leeds Maccabi.

Last updated: 11:00am, November 12 2013