Sheldon stuns Haroldeans

By James Masters, December 1, 2011

Sheldon Lee blew the MJSL title race wide open after leading Manchester Maccabi 3rd to a thrilling 2-1 victory over leaders Haroldeans.

Lee's double strike was enough to put an end to the Merseysiders' nine-match winning streak and cut their lead at the top to six points.

Maccabi boss Steve Bentwood believes the addition of a few more experienced heads in his team selection was the key to his side's success.

"I think, because we had a few older players, it gave us a bit more experience on how to see the game out," he said.

"At 2-1 with 25 minutes to go, we had enough about us to see the game out, which we might not have done earlier in the season."

A strike from James Harris was sandwiched in between Lee's brace.

Oakhill continued their rich vein of form by moving ever closer to Haroldeans following a 3-0 win over Crumpsall. The goals came through Josh Daniels, Eli Gottlieb and Alex Goodman.

Oli Grant and David Cohen fired hat-tricks, while Ben Roback and David Seligman were also in the goals as Hyde Park Rovers thrashed Broughton 8-0.

Leeds Maccabi 3rd are still searching for their first win after going down 2-0 against Republic 1st with goals from Paul Basger and Mike Gastwirth.

Last updated: 3:22pm, December 1 2011