MJSL round-up: November 24
Sunday was perhaps a marker in the sand for the league leaders as they easily put to the sword Heaton Park Rovers, recently the MJSL form team.
A first half saw Maccabi Manchester 2nd totally in control with several Heaton Park Rovers goalline clearances plus multiple chances from corners, an own goal opener and barring one real chance for HPR, there was only ever going to be one winner.
Indeed the second period turned out to be a rout with a final score of 7-1. Old timers Nick Yardley and Rick Buxton clearly are influencing how the team plays with a calming and assured impact. Jonathan Franks scored the HPR consolation whilst the other Maccabi goals were hat-tricks apiece for Adam Herman and Jack Myers. David Seligman was cautioned in a game expertly refereed by Sam Bernstein.
Perhaps the surprising result of the day saw second placed Maccabi Manchester 3rd slip up and fail against a strengthened Flixton Reserves. It must be said that the youngsters played the better football, created more chances and should have got more out of the game.
Flixton weathered the storm, scored through Daniel Warwick with Garman providing a rock between the sticks and to be fair stuck to their task and waited for counter attacks which came their way. Indeed the all important second came from just that type of play making it 2-0 through Alex Glassman.
Oakhill Lions should have taken all three points against Reich Insurance Rangers, but all credit to the latter who kept on going and sneaked an equaliser two minutes into added time, although the students will be kicking themselves for so many missed chances.
A final score of 2-2 perhaps flattered Reich in the end, Oakhill's goals came from Ben Mandell and Daniel Vandermolen whilst Shata Halpern and Sammy Barron scored for Reich.
A seven-goal thriller at GMP saw hosts South Manchester 2nd lose out by the odd goal to Haroldeans in this close encounter, leaving the Merseysiders chasing in second place at the top with South languishing in second bottom.
Jack Rowe with a couple and Adam Jackson were on target for the Mancunians. Haroldeans had four different scorers; Bobby Fishel, Jordan Brookes, Adam Shiffman and Paul Harris.