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Manchester football round-up: December 7

By Danny Caro, December 8, 2014

There were contrasting fortunes for South Manchester 1st, Manchester Maccabi 1st and 2nd in the MAL, plus some drama in the MJSL.

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MANCHESTER MACCABI 1st 3 THE CLARENDON 1
An Alex Lee double guided Maccabi 1st into the last 16 of the Manchester County Cup following a 3-1 success over The Clarendon. Ryan Silvester added the gloss.

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HPR suffered a case of sour grapes, says Kristall

By Darren Witcoop, December 8, 2014

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LEEDS MACCABI 1 HEATON PARK ROVERS 1

Gidi Amar was the unlikely hero as he rescued a last-gasp point for Leeds Maccabi in the top-of-the-table showdown with Heaton Park Rovers.

But that didn’t tell the full story of stormy game that has since erupted into a war of words.

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That's do nice-Lee, says Simons

December 8, 2014

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MANCHESTER MACCABI 1st 3 THE CLARENDON 1

Martin Simons praised his players for a "fantastic achievement" after a deadly double from Alex Lee steered Maccabi 1st into the last 16 of the Manchester County Cup with a 3-1 victory over The Clarendon.

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MGB Futsal suffer Baltic blast

December 8, 2014

Maccabi GB Futsal crashed 13-0 in their latest match in the National Futsal League.

With the reverse of this fixture resulting in a 13-4 win for Baltic, MGB returned with a weakeded squad in terms of numbers, and player-manager Jon Kurrant knew this was going to be about damage-limitation for his side.

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Clayton late show earns Maccabi a point

December 8, 2014

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CHORLTON FC 5 MANCHESTER MACCABI 2nds 5

Ben Gould fired a hat-trick as Manchester Maccabi 2nd shared hte points after an extraordinary 10-goal thriller against Chorlton.

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My boys were different gravy, says Garbacz

By Danny Caro, December 8, 2014

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HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB A 5 OAKWOOD A 1

David Garbacz toasted his Hendon heroes as last season's treble winners showed true championship quality to come from behind and crush Oakwood 5-1.

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Maccabi Masters review: December 7

By Jeremy Silverstone, December 8, 2014

Two goals from Marc Ratzker earned HMH their second win of the season at the expense of Faithfold in Division One of the Maccabi Masters League.

An early header from the former Panyc marksman was followed by a powerful right-footed drive.

Shnayer Shapiro pulled one back for Faithfold, but HMH did enough to take the points.

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No pressure on Grant

December 8, 2014

Failure to win the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations would not cost Avram Grant his job following his appointment as the manager of Ghana.

Instead, former Israel and Chelsea boss Grant, 54, has been encouraged “to do well” at the competition in Equatorial Guinea after signing a two-year contract.

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Nine-man South suffer rare home defeat

December 8, 2014

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SOUTH MANCHESTER SPORTS CLUB 1st 0 LAWDS 3

South Manchester 1st saw their unbeaten home record ended in crushing fashion with a 3-0 defeat to an impressive Lawds.

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Mekel joins New Orleans

By Simon Griver, December 8, 2014

Gal Mekel has signed for the New Orleans Pelicans.

The 26 year-old Israeli point guard made his debut in the Pelicans' 120-100 defeat to the LA Clippers and then helped his team beat the LA Lakers 104-87 on Sunday night, scoring his first two points for the club, and making four assists during 12 minutes on the court.

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