Gothelf hails hungry Lions

By James Masters, December 5, 2011

Zack Gothelf hailed the hunger and desire of his Oakhill Lions after they kept their title tilt on track with a gutsy 3-1 win over Republic of Mancunia 1st.

Despite falling behind to a Paul Basger strike, the Lions roared back with goals from Marc Maynard, Saul Shapiro and Marc Woolfe to seal another hard-fought victory.


Haroldeans hit back

By James Masters, December 5, 2011

Ivan Gee believes Haroldeans are back on track following their emphatic 6-2 win over South Manchester Sports Club 2nd.

The Merseysiders were left reeling by Manchester Maccabi 3rd after suffering their first defeat of the season following the 2-1 reverse against the reigning champions.


Northern Football round-up: December 4

By James Masters, December 5, 2011

Adam Boyars led the way as Haroldeans hit back from the hurt of last weekend’s defeat by smashing six past South Manchester 2nd.

After losing their unbeaten league record last Sunday, the Merseysiders were in no mood to suffer a similar fate and dispatched South with a six-goal salvo.


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 hi


Northern team of the week: November 27

By James Masters, November 29, 2011

Here is my Team of the Week for November 27.

1. Dan Garman (Manchester Maccabi 1st)

2. Ross Bloomberg (Oakhill Lions)

3. Marcus Shaffner (Leeds Maccabi 3rd)

4. Sheldon Lee (Manchester Maccabi 3rd) STAR MAN

5. Adam Jackson (South Manchester SC 2nd)

6. Phil End (Manchester Maccabi 2nd)

7. Joe Davis (Oakhill Lions)

8. Rafi Leeker (Manchester Maccabi 3rd)


Northern team of the week nominations

By James Masters, November 28, 2011

Here are the nominations for Team of the Week:

David Cohen (Manchester Maccabi 3rd)
Daniel Caplin (Republic 2nd)
Dan Garman (Manchester Maccabi 1st)

Ross Bloomberg (Oakhill)
Yisroel Fletcher (Crumpsall)
Sheldon Lee (Manchester Maccabi 3rd)
Rafi Lewis (Manchester Maccabi 2nd)
Blake Englander (Republic 2nd)
Adam Jackson (South Manchester SC 2nd)


Leeds eye Broughton battle

By James Masters, November 28, 2011

Leeds Maccabi 3rd boss Alex Ullmann has set his sights on next weekend’s battle of the basement when they take on Broughton.

Second-bottom Leeds were beaten 2-0 by Republic of Mancunia 1st after conceding two late goals and remain winless so far this season.


Experience key for Bentwood

By James Masters, November 28, 2011

Manchester Maccabi 3rd bosss Steve Bentwood believes his side’s extra experience helped them overcome Haroldeans in a titanic tussle at Brooklands.

Sheldon Lee’s double was enough to give Maccabi all three points and inflict a first league defeat of the season on the visitors.


Gee rues 'worst performance'

By James Masters, November 28, 2011

Haroldeans boss Ivan Gee was left to reflect on his side’s ‘worst performance of the season’ after they surrendered their unbeaten record.

Sheldon Lee scored twice to give Manchester Maccabi 3rd a deserved 2-1 win over the Merseysiders in a hard-fought affair and end their nine-match winning streak.


Lions ready to hunt down Haroldeans

By James Masters, November 28, 2011

Zack Gothelf insists his Oakhill Lions are ready to roar to the top of the MJSL after moving to within six points of league leaders Haroldeans.

The Manchester students are unbeaten since the opening day and defeated Crumpsall 3-0 on Sunday thanks to goals from Josh Daniels, Eli Gottlieb and Alex Goodman.